UTSA Concludes First Spring Season, Spring Game of Jeff Traylor Era
UTSA Football head coach Jeff Traylor took over the Roadrunners program at a time where it seemed everything was working against him.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first-year head coach had to lead a team he had never met in person. Zoom calls dominated team meetings, and on top of battling the virus and COVID-19 procedures, coach Traylor didn’t have a spring season to get his players all on the same page.
Fast forward to 2021 and already things are looking different.
UTSA held its first Spring Game of the Jeff Traylor Era Sunday. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, but inclement weather pushed it a day back.
“We’re so grateful to be out there,” said coach Traylor. “The spring game and just being around each other and meeting so many parents today that I met for the first time in person.”
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The game was scripted with 12 series, and the two teams ended in an 8-8 tie. As far as the scoring worked, a touchdown was two points and a field goal was one point. Every turnover the defense recorded was two points and every defensive stop was one point.
“When you’re a head coach and it’s beautiful outside, everybody got to play, everybody got to touch the ball pretty much, and came out healthy and the scored was tied 8-8, that’s perfect when you’re the head coach.”
UTSA opens up the 2021 season on September 4th at Illinois.