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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders lost more than a game against the University of Texas-San Antonio last Saturday, when quarterback Brent Stockstill went down with a broken collarbone. Just days later, the offense is functioning smoothly behind the play of backup John Urzua. A redshirt freshman, Urzua, was …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Contributing Photographer Middle Tennessee has one of the most dynamic offenses in college football. Over the offseason, the Blue Raiders added offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, and the offense is thriving thus far with a┬ácombined 158 points through the first four games and an average of 39.5 points per game. However, …

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Photo courtesy of MT Athletics Middle Tennessee announced on Friday that Tony Franklin has been hired away from University of California┬áto become the team’s new offensive coordinator. Franklin has been the Golden Bears’ offensive coordinator since 2013 after he followed head coach Sonny Dykes from Louisiana Tech. Franklin was with Dykes at La Tech from …