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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Middle Tennessee will kick off their 2017 season on television Saturday night with a Southeastern Conference opponent they are all to0 familiar with, the Vanderbilt Commodores. Over the past two seasons, the ‘Dores have gotten the better of the Blue Raiders. In 2015, Vanderbilt squeaked by the Raiders …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications With the season-opening game against the Vanderbilt Commodores just a few days away, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are preparing for the start of what could be a great season. These are two teams that are familiar with each other as they have met in each of …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications That first big job at an Football Bowl Subdivision school is something that can put a lot of pressure on young coach’s shoulders. The big plus for Austin Silvoy and Siriki Diabate? They are stepping into a program with a lot of talent at each of their …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archive When you break it down, a train is a lot like a running game. The locomotive (running back) powers the whole thing, and without that engine, you aren’t going anywhere. The tracks (offensive lineman) lay the groundwork on which the locomotive can travel, guiding it through peaks and …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Middle Tennessee redshirt junior quarterback Brent Stockstill and redshirt junior receiver Richie James have added to their pre-season honors Tuesday morning. Stockstill has again been recognized for his community service as he has been named to the Danny Wuerffel trophy watch-list, while James was named to the Biletnikoff …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Middle Tennessee fifth-year senior kicker Cannon Rooker and red-shirt junior receiver Richie James both earned preseason first-team All-Conference USA selections Monday morning, adding to the list of preseason awards for the Blue Raider football team. Rooker, who has also been named to the Lou Groza Award watch-list for …