Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lack of identity, execution among Terriers' 2013 inconsistencies

Last year, there were obviously a lot of problems and little inconsistencies that ultimately played a major role in the disappointing finish Mike Ayers and staff oversaw. Perhaps they were big inconsistencies. 

Nevertheless, let's take a look at some of the most prominent.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Media Day Recap: Terriers tabbed fourth, seeking consistency this season

Courtesy Southern Conference
Representatives of SoCon football programs and media members alike converged on the Spartanburg Marriot Wednesday for the 2014 SoCon Football Media Day.

In attendance for Wofford were head coach Mike Ayers, RB Will Gay, and LB Travis Thomas.

Monday, July 21, 2014

In The Dog Pen: Exclusive Interview with Terrier color analyst Thom Henson

Just as we had the opportunity to ask a few questions to the Voice of the Terriers, Mark Hauser, his partner in the booth, color analyst of fifteen years Thom Henson came "In The Dog Pen" to give his insights on some topics that many Terrier fans are wondering about this time of year.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Position Profile: WR

Watching receivers like Jeff Ashley and Brenton Bersin take up their role in a triple option offense was always a highlight of Saturdays past. As those teams saw run-heavy QB Mitch Allen's leadership, and the rising of rushing attacks such as Eric Breitenstein and Donovan Johnson, the role of the pass in Ayers' system can be overlooked.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Proud to be a member of the Palmetto & Pine Sports Network

Talkin' Terriers is proud to be a charter member of the Palmetto & Pine Sports Network, a coalition of communities from the Atlantic Sun, Big South, and Southern Conference.  Our goal as a network is to bring collaborative coverage of the schools and conferences in the South that we all know and love.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Game Throwback: 2010 vs. Elon

In what turned out to be the first of two SoCon championship seasons in our current decade, the Terriers faced an early holdup at Elon's homecoming game on October 23rd.

Fresh off a 45-14 rout of Western Carolina at Gibbs, Wofford had won the last five games they played (three of which were SoCon contests), boasting a 5-1 record, only blemished by a 33-10 season-opening setback to the FBS Ohio Bobcats.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Position Profile: FB/HB/RB

Wofford's all-time rushing leader, Eric Breitenstein.
Photo courtesy Wofford College Athletics
It's no secret that the rush is arguably the most important offensive component of the Terriers. I mean, from 1997-2012, Wofford has placed in the top seven Division I rushing schools, and they captured the top spot in 2011 and 2012, which is (coincidentally or not?) also when Eric Breitenstein was a Terrier.

Undoubtedly the most impressive fullback in recent memory, and arguably the best in school history, Breitenstein ran for 5,730 career yards, including a blazing 2,035 during his senior year.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Position Profile: QB

Michael Weimer, one of the Terriers' QB options for 2014.
Photo by David Scearce/318photo
To be a quarterback at Wofford, just like any other position, you have to sacrifice a great deal.

To be a great quarterback at Wofford, though, you have to run the option smoothly, exercise tremendous judgment and ball security, and take an immense amount of punishment from the defense, all in the name of success.

You don't have to go back ages to find a player who's obviously exemplifying those traits. Mitch Allen, who in his four-year career amassed over 2,500 rushing yards, and over 2,300 through the air, was a prime example of a Terrier QB, one that was often noted for his fearlessness as he brilliantly executed the option.