College Football: Arndt is ready for his chance to lead
A few years ago, Tyler Arndt stepped on Texas State’s campus with lofty expectations.
Many saw Arndt, who was a 3-star recruit out of Cuero High, as the Bobcats’ can’t-miss prospect of the decade. If Texas State was going to ever win a national championship, a legion of fans thought Arndt would be the quarterback of that team.
Outside of a few standout performances as a freshman, including a few stellar drives against the University of Houston in his debut and the freshman-record 348 passing yards he put on Nicholls State, Arndt hasn’t matched the hype.
Even though injuries marred his progress in 2010 (torn anterior cruciate ligament midway through the season) and 2011 (pulled hamstring in fall camp), Arndt failed to impress the new coaching staff and couldn’t beat out Fran-favorite Shaun Rutherford. Now that Rutherford is gone and the position’s future is up in the air, Arndt’s ready to take over.
What’s different this year for the soon-to-be senior quarterback?
“I’m finally a little ahead of everybody from being here the longest, being familiar with things, the flow of practice and what’s demanded from the coaches,” Arndt said. “A lot is asked from us and our job is to listen, take their advice and do what they want.”