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Now, newly uncovered documents show disagreement at the state level and in local media regarding how the process was handled and if Bresciani did anything wrong. We here at Valley News Live and Radio FM Media won the bids for broadcast but we thought it was important to show you that NDSU's media restrictions presented last month are only new to this area but not to other schools in the state. If you go back a few weeks ago, NDSU announced guidelines on how local media can cover their teams.

The blog entry where I predict the score of USD vs. NDSU football game Mick Garry mgarry argusleader. Here were my answers, occasionally edited for your convenience: What was the biggest thing about this South Dakota team that you drew from watching spring practices and the spring game?

A year ago the spring game was cut short because, even though it was just an offense vs. A year later they were able to field two separate offenses and defenses without fear of running out of healthy bodies.

For that reason alone, it was a dramatically different spring. Obviously the goals were to make the strengths stronger and the weaknesses not so easy to pick out. USD had a real difficult time as the year went on with stopping the run, giving up an average of That was 10th in the league by a healthy margin.

Statistically the pass defense was better but one could easily surmise those numbers were lower because opponents had less reason to put the ball in the air. You could point to an increased comfort level with schemes as reason to think the Coyotes will be better defensively but personal-wise upfront there are neither numbers nor returning starters.

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More encouragingly, under Nielson the Coyotes run a no-huddle spread where the comfort level of the players has the potential to make it a much more difficult offense to deal with. The more comfort on offense, the less comfort on defense.

It seemed like Chris Streveler, who had a great season with the Coyotes minus a hiccup here and there, is in position going into to embrace the wrinkles that could make a significant difference.

His back up, Austin Simmons, also continued to progress. What are the three biggest story lines to follow this season?

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Answer: As much as you could point to stats from last season and see why the Coyotes finished outside the playoffs, they had an insane number of games that went down to the last few minutes. There were nine games, including a loss to the Bison, that were decided by a one score.

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Of those nine, three went to overtime and three more were decided by a field goal or less. Can they improve enough to expand their margin for error against league opponents?

Apart from the lack of experience at tackle, the Coyotes appear to have younger players at defensive end — sophomore Kameron Cline is one of several who could emerge as an all-conference level player -- in place capable of putting a rush on the quarterback.

Experience at cornerback with Adam Harris and Danny Rambo is also encouraging, as is the return of linebacker John Wessel, who sat out all but a few plays last year after being a leader among defenders the two years prior.

Answer: Steveler — sort of beating a live horse here — and a real solid and deep core of receivers.

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Alonge Brooks and Brandt Van Roekel, both seniors, have the potential to have big seasons but several others could step up as significant contributors. Trystyn Ducker, a small but very quick wideout, led with 26 catches last year as a true freshman, but there were six other players at the same position who had 10 or more.

Senior Riley Donovan is another who could finish strong if he can stay healthy. Throwing an intangible in there, the team endured several close losses, some of which were accompanied by insane end-of-game circumstances.

They always showed up ready to go the next week.

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What are the Coyotes' greatest weaknesses? Answer: The aforementioned interior defensive line has a lot to prove. The offensive line also really struggled at times last season.

I think the overall depth of that unit has made a big jump but you could see some of the younger guys on the roster seeing more time up front than most programs are comfortable with.

That leaves Michael Fredrick as the only returnee who has taken handoffs.

Ethan Falaniko , and Ben Klett , had promising moments in the spring game at running back and offer contrasting styles to Fredrick, who has made headway in the offseason physically but left last season listed at pounds.

What is your outlook for the season for South Dakota and what's your way too early prediction for their game against the Bison? Answer: You could look at what the Coyotes did last year and say with a bounce here and there, they could have been a playoff team. You could throw another few bounces in there, though, and they could have gone They got four wins, two of which went to overtime and another two won by a field goal.

I really think they can have a formidable offense if they can figure out a way to keep from killing Streveler via overuse. A key will be week 3 when North Dakota comes to the DakotaDome. In regard to the Bison game that will be played on Nov.

The win in Fargo two years ago is still a big deal in Vermillion. Trust me on that.

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Count me as a skeptic that the Coyotes will do it again but the potential is there for a game that keeps the interest of the hometown fans. Bison 31, USD

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