Alex Hubbard

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  MTSU football will look to rebound from last year’s tough season when they take the field at Floyd Stadium Thursday tonight.

The Blue Raiders finished the 2011 season with a 2-10 record, giving up an average of 37 points a game.

Head coach Rick Stockstill shook things up in the spring when he brought in former SEC defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix to lend a hand.

Despite the defensive changes, starting quarterback Logan Kilgore says the offensive scheme will remain much the same.

MURFREESBORO, TENN. (HUBBARD)  --  WMOT continues to explore what the fall football season might have in store for Tennessee schools.  University of Tennessee fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons,  but there is some reason for Vols fans to be optimistic in 2012.

Tennessee stumbled through a 5-7 season in 2011 and ended it with a humiliating loss to rival Kentucky.

Lost in the poor record was Tennessee’s solid defense.

The defense was ranked 27th nationally and helped the team stay competitive in games against Georgia and South Carolina.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  WMOT previews the fall football season this week with a look at the prospects of several mid-state teams. First up, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.

MTSU football will look to rebound from last year’s tough season when they take the field at Floyd Stadium Aug. 30.

The Blue Raiders finished the 2011 season with a 2-10 record, giving up an average of 37 points a game.

Head coach Rick Stockstill shook things up in the spring when he brought in former SEC defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix to lend a hand.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  Sports figures often seem to come and go quickly, but a Middle Tennessee State coach - with an impressive Olympic resume - has stood the test of time.

MTSU Track and Field Coach Dean Hayes has a list of stateside accomplishments too long to recount.

Hayes has also coached a number of international competitions. He was an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1988 at the Seoul games.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (HUBBARD)  --  While many teachers enjoy the opportunity to relax during their summer break, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University is having a summer that’s anything but relaxing.

Most people know Dr. Andrew Owusu as a professor health and human performance at MTSU . He's also know as the school’s assistant track coach.  What most people don’t know is that Owusu is also a decorated jumper and three-time Olympic athlete.

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