FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) — It’s March 21, several months before the Fresno State football team hosts Cal Poly (September 3). However, the Bulldogs were on the field Monday morning.
They held the first of 15 spring training sessions.
“We have another opportunity to start another season,” said head coach Jeff Tedford, who is in his second round as Bulldogs head coach. “I think there is a good base here, we just have to keep improving every day and reach our full potential. That’s our number one goal, to reach our full potential.
Last year, the Bulldogs were 10-3. They won their bowling match, but they didn’t play for the Mountain West championship. This year, with 14 returning starters, they have certain expectations for their season.
“The expectation is a New Year’s Six Bowl game and a Mountain West Championship. I’m sure there are a bunch of other teams saying that across the country, but we definitely have the talent, the skills,” said senior quarterback Jake Haener, who passed for 4,096 yards in 2021. “These are the expectations we have set for ourselves. But we say it every day, potential is not synonymous with success. We have to earn it and we have to pursue it.
Fresno State is absent Tuesday before returning to the field Wednesday morning for its second spring training.