The Niners released their leading preseason tackler on Tuesday, brought back a defensive tackle they originally had put on waivers two days ago, then practiced in the morning without quarterback Jeff Garcia, whose back is acting up again.
August 26, 2003
Turning their attention from "us" to "them," BYU head coach <b>Gary Crowton</b> and his assistants are less than eight days away from their Georgia Tech opener, but are undoubtedly quite familiar with the Yellow Jackets.
August 19, 2003
Taking a look at whose stock is rising, falling and holding firm at 49ers training camp as the Niners begin eyeing their first preseason audition Saturday at Kansas City.
It has been nearly one year since <b>Ben Archibald</b> suffered a devastating leg injury, which caused him to miss his final season at BYU. Archibald was the undisputed leader of the 2002 BYU offensive line and his absence left a gaping hole that hurt the team more than anyone expected.
Heading into fall practice next week, certain players have risen to the spotlight while others are looked upon with eager anticipation. Fans are anxious to see what newcomers like <b>Thomas Stancil, John Beck, Fahu Tahi, Manaia Brown, Chris Hale</b> and others will show during practice and games this season.
Looking to add the final few pieces for the new man in charge on the field, the Niners looked to fill needs on the line of scrimmage and add depth at receiver. That's exactly what they did.
Is there a BYU football season you can't seem to shake from your memory? A season so appallingly bad, it got inside your head and nearly drove you off the bandwagon?