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No action taken on FBS study at ASU
Appalachian State’s Feasibility Committee took no action after its meeting Thursday.
The committee was formed to investigate whether the Mountaineers’ football team should make a move to become a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, or stay in the Football Championship Subdivision.
A recommendation was not made either way, according to a statement released by the univeristy’s athletic department Friday. There is also no time table to when a recommendation will be made.
The committee will recommend wither to stay in the FCS or to move to the FBS to chancellor Kenneth Peacock. He will then make his recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
“The committee continues to move towards making a recommendation to the ASU Board of Trustees. However, a recommendation was not determined on Thursday and a timeline for making a recommendation was not set,” the statement read.
No mention of any future meetings was mentioned.
Moore was happy with how returning kicker Sam Martin kicked the ball. Martin, who has handled the punting the last two years while Jason Vitaris did the place-kicking, could be asked to handle those duties, including the kicking off.
Martin is a junior from Fayetteville, Ga.
“I thought Sam kicked well today,” Moore said. “I thought he kicked really well.”
Moore also had praise for running back Steven Miller, a junior transfer from Nassau Community College in Piscataway, N.J.
“Steven Miller did well,” Moore said. “There was a lot going on out there today. I was pleased with the few mistakes were made, as far as what was done today.”
Moore also praised All-American receiver Brian Quick for the work he did over the summer.
Quick, who was named to All-American teams by The Sports Network and by the College Sporting News, looked bigger in his shoulders and chest. Moore said Quick is determined to make the most of his senior season.
“Brian is on a mission,” Moore said. “He’s probably progressed as far as any football player that I’ve ever been around in my whole coaching career.”
Quick, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 220 pounds, played three years of prep basketball, but just one year of prep football, caught 47 passes for 844 yards and seven touchdowns last year.
Moore said Quick, who redshirted in 2007 after getting hurt the second week of the season with a back injury, felt that Quick could develop into a top receiver with a little work.
The Columbia, S.C. native seems to save his best games for Wofford. Last year, he caught five passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns. In 2009, he obliterated the Terriers with eight catches for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
“In high school, he was a good athlete,” Moore said. “He played basketball. He played very little football. I couldn’t believe what I saw on tape about him, all the little things he did that guys who played all their life do. I saw the tape and felt it was a no brainer. It’s fun to watch him work.”
by Steve Behr, Watauga Democrat