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Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications After a season where the defense struggled with giving up big plays, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are back on the practice field and are ready to redeem themselves under new defensive coordinator Scott Shafer. Middle Tennessee finished last season with an 8-5 record and while the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill underwent shoulder surgery today and will miss the spring drills, head coach Rick Stockstill announced today. Stockstill got off to a hot start this past season, even breaking the MTSU passing touchdowns record once held by Wes Counts. After suffering a broken collarbone …

Photos courtesy of the DNJ The Blue Raiders have always tried to take advantage of homegrown talent in the Murfreesboro area, and this year, they keep the tradition rolling. Wednesday morning, MTSU earned signatures from quarterback John Turner of Smyrna High School and offensive lineman Elijah Dobbins of Oakland High School, two of the more prominent Middle …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Conference-USA released their 2017 football schedule earlier today. Middle Tennessee is set to play eight conference games and four non-conference games. Middle Tennessee will open the season at home against cross-city rival Vanderbilt. The Blue Raiders will get an early chance to avenge their 47-24 loss when they …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee’s search for a new defensive coordinator is over, as head coach Rick Stockstill announced the hiring of Scott Shafer this afternoon. Though he spent the 2016 season out of football, Shafer is most notable for the work he did with the Syracuse Orange defense. The university hired …

Photo by Gregory French / Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider football team will be at full strength for the Hawaii Bowl, as quarterback Brent Stockstill will resume his position under center tomorrow night. The sophomore was cleared Friday afternoon after a week of practice in Honolulu. Stockstill left the team’s November 5th matchup against Texas-San Antonio …