Dingwell, Three O-Linemen Named Starters

It didn't take long but San Diego State head coach Rocky Long is confident that he has his quarterback and the left side of the offensive line for next season...

It didn't take long but San Diego State head coach Rocky Long is confident that junior signal caller Adam Dingwell is his quarterback.

"I would say he's the starter right now unless someone really plays well," Long said.

"We are giving Dingwell a lot more reps now than he got in the first week. The other quarterbacks are dividing up the rest of the reps. Dingwell is getting the majority of the reps and he's always with the first team too."

The deeper the Aztecs get into spring practice, fewer and fewer backup quarterbacks will be receiving snaps.

"You might see all of them get one or two reps but you'll see some quarterbacks getting majority of the reps," Long explained.

The backup to Dingwell has yet to be determined.

Long also mentioned that the left side of the offensive line is solidified, barring injuries, with Bryce Quigley at left tackle, Japheth Gordon playing left guard and Zack Dilley under center.

The final two spots are open competition and will most likely come down until about 10 days before the first game of the regular season.

Redshirt freshman Nico Siragusa and Terry Poole look to be the frontrunners at right guard and right tackle. The two have been running with the first team for over a week.

Man Down

Sophomore defensive end Dan Kottman injured his shoulder during the intersquad scrimmage on Saturday.

"It happened last season," Long said of Kottman re-aggravating his shoulder. "Doctors thought with rehab he would be fine. The first day we put pads, he got hit and hurt it again. Now our doctor and a doctor from his hometown, who saw him over Christmas, are discussing what to do with him."

The Texas product could rehab and "probably make it," possibly get surgery now or go through spring practice then have the operation.

"We are trying to decide the best thing to do," Long said.


The Aztecs first scrimmage of spring was a learning experience.

"I thought we were sloppy," Long said. "The ball was on the ground too many times. I thought we were energetic and aggressive. We have a long way to go."

The format for was situational: first-and-10 for "a while," followed by second-and-eight, then finished with third down situations.


Towards the end of Monday's practice the team held one-on-one's. Here were the results:

Stan Sedberry def. Dwayne Garrett
Aaron Boesch def. Blake Rodgers
Eric Judge def. Damontae Kazee
Alex Barrett def. Kwayde Miller
Josh Gavert def. De'Saan Hardwick

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