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MTSU kicks off spring football practice

By Kayla Walker MTN Sports Reporter March 17, 2021 It's that time of the year again. The Middle Tennessee football team started their spring practice on Tuesday for the 2021 season.

Last year they were forced to leave spring and summer drills alone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue Raiders finished the 2020 season with a 3-6 record, 2-4 in Conference USA.

“Not making any excuses, but it had an impact,” said head coach Rich Stockstill. “So, I’m really looking forward to spring where we can slow things down and teach the fundamentals and young guys how to play the game, how to get better, and how to improve on a daily basis.”

MTSU will adjust after losing quarterback Asher O’Hara, placekicker Crews Holt, and offensive lineman Robert Jones.

“We lost some good players,” said Stockstill. “It’s going to be different and we're looking forward to who’s going to step up to fill those voids we had because of guys leaving.”

The Blue Raiders will also have new faces on the sidelines, namely new offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon and new wide receivers coach Brent Stockstill.

MTSU opens up the 2021 season on September 4 against Monmouth.

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