All the best to the teachers and students heading back to school this week:
New SDSU director of men’s basketball operations Clint Sargent said that he and his wife, the former Jill Young, had the opportunity to play another season of pro ball in Germany. He was also considering offers in Spain and England, but turned it all down in order to return to his alma mater and get started in coaching.
Sargent said that SDSU has hired Jill, too - she’ll handle a variety of duties in the athletic department.
A good chunk of players sat out a football scrimmage Saturday mostly for precautionary reasons. But there’s more concern over senior long snapper Matt Peitz - that was obvious in the fact that SDSU activated a potential replacement, true freshman Thayer Trenhaile. Previously, he’d been attending practice in street clothes in order to get a feel for things in advance of being activated on the first day of school.
Trenhaile is highly regarded as long-snapper prospects go, ranking 13th at that spot among incoming freshman by Kohl’s Kicking. But he’s only 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, giving up two inches and 35 pounds to Peitz.
In other football news, redshirt freshman linebacker Matt Romano (6-3, 215) is moving from linebacker to defensive end. He’s the second this fall to do so, following Kevin Klocek (6-3, 215).
Meanwhile, corner-turned-safety Dallas Brown is getting some reps at linebacker in a nickel package.
While I was on vacation last month, Brookings High senior-to-be Thomas McMacken - son of former SDSU star Billy McMacken - went public via Twitter about giving a verbal commitment to play baseball for the Jackrabbits.
A first baseman, Thomas helped the Brookings Bandits win their first American Legion state title in 2012.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.