After several weeks of attempting to downplay preseason accolades, Fresno State players and coaches took to the practice field Friday morning to open fall camp. Head Coach Tim DeRuyter called for his players to "practice like champions," and says the team looks much better than they did a year ago at this time.
DeRuyter also said, "I want them practicing like we're the hunter and we're going after something. You know everybody talks at league media days, 'oh, we got a target on our chest.' I told our guys last night, you know, 'BS on that.' Everybody in this league's got a target on their chest and we're coming after them."