Bulldog Football | Bulldogs Kick Return Squad

August 14, 2008 1:06:10 AM PDT
Pre-season drills have produced much to be excited about at Fresno State. One unit that has the coaches gushing with excitement is the bulldogs kick return squadClifton Smith might be gone but memories of his deceptive speed and shifty moves in the open field remain stuck in the minds of most Bulldog fans.

Chastin West, Wide Receiver: "It's funny people ask how are you going to replace Clifton ... yardage whatever.

During his Bulldog career few were as explosive in the return game as Smith but with Batman now playing for the Buccaneers ... Pat Hill is still looking to find his next game-breaking threat.

Pat Hill: "I think we've got some very talented returners ... be against Rutgers.

AJ Jefferson ... Marlon Moore and Chastin West have all proven they can fill the role as punt returner ... but none have done it over an entire season. Jefferson who led the nation in kickoff return yardage a year ago says fielding punts is bit different from what he's used to.

AJ Jefferson: "You got to know ... the ball cleanly."

Pat Hill says all three will get a chance to fill Smith's absence until an outright leader emerges.

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