Weber State Football Picked Third in Big Sky By Coaches and Media, SUU 12th and 11th

first_imgJuly 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Picked Third in Big Sky By Coaches and Media, SUU 12th and 11th Tags: Aaron Best/Big Sky Football media day/Davenport Hotel/Demario Warren/Eastern Washington/Jay Green Jr./Jay Hill/Jonah Williams/NCAA Division I/Rashid Shaheed/Southern Utah/Spokane/Zach Larsen FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSPOKANE, Wash.-2:37 pmWeber State star defensive end Jonah Williams told Chazanow that the Wildcats’ defense takes great pride in “stopping the ball” and making opposing offenses one-dimensional. When Chazanow praised star receiver/kick returner Rashid Shaheed for his kick-returning skills, Shaheed in turn praised “the other 10 guys” on the field with him for blocking for him.1:32 pmSouthern Utah’s star center Zach Larsen and standout tailback, Jay Green Jr. were interviewed by Chazanow, Green was complimentary of Larsen, saying he loves to run behind him and, at times, can get 10 yards off the line of scrimmage. Larsen spoke of the football lineage in his family, telling Chazanow that they all help each other out.10:59 amWhen addressing Southern Utah head football coach Demario Warren, Chazanow saw the coach admit he didn’t do a solid job of preparing his squad last season and hopes to rectify the problems this season.10:08 amThe interviews with coaches began as Washington State Cougars athletics play-by-play man Matt Chazanow interviewed Weber State head coach Jay Hill. Chazanow asked Hill about the quality of the Big Sky Conference, calling it “the best in the nation [in FCS].” Hill replied affirmatively, confirming that the Wildcats have to bring their A effort every week to be successful.9:34 amWeber State, just hours after winning the Big Sky Conference’s President Cup, netted seven student-athletes on the All-conference preseason football team. These standouts are headlined by reigning Jerry Rice award winner, sophomore tailback Josh Davis.Others include senior defensive end Adam Rodriguez, junior kick returner/receiver Rashid Shaheed, senior linebacker Auston Tesch, junior kicker Trey Tuttle, junior offensive guard Ty Whitworth and senior defensive end Jonah Williams.Southern Utah senior center Zach Larsen represents the Thunderbirds on the all-conference preseason squad.9:30 amMonday, as Big Sky Football media day commenced at the Davenport Hotel of Spokane, Wash., Weber State and Southern Utah had their places in the conference standings voted on by coaches and media.Under head coach Aaron Best, Eastern Washington was voted to win the conference title by both coaches and media. The Eagles posted 25 first-place votes, giving them 536 points.The Eagles are coming off a 12-win season and a trip to the NCAA Division I national championship game and are ranked in the top 5 in the FCS STATS and AFCA Coaches’ polls.Weber State was voted to finish third in the conference by both coaches and media. The Wildcats netted four first-place votes from the media Monday.Southern Utah was picked to finish 12th in the coaches poll and 11th in the media poll.As media day ensues, Wildcats head coach Jay Hill, Shaheed and  Williams will address the media. Representing the Thunderbirds will be head coach Demario Warren,  Larsen and tailback Jay Green Jr. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more