San Jose State football will be back soon

Photo credit: @SJSUSpartanFB

By: Ana Kieu

As the title implies, San Jose State football will be back soon.

The Spartans started the week off right with a #MondayMotivation quote by former football head coach Dick Vermeil. Vermeil is a San Jose State alum who graduated with a master’s degree and served as a backup quarterback for the Spartan football team. Vermeil attended Calistoga High School.

Vermeil, a Calistoga, Calif. native, once said: “Winning is not a reward, it’s a consequence.”

The Spartans continued the week by talking to the media inside Levi’s Stadium for Bay Area Football Media Day. The San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Stanford Cardinal and Cal Golden Bears also attended the annual event.

Bay Area Football Media Day was chock full of fun, but the Spartans were pumped up to start their Fall Camp at CEFCU Stadium. That, my friends, will mark the return of college football in the South Bay.

Senior offensive lineman Troy Kowalski told Richardson’s broadcast partner Justin Allegri: “To know it’s less than 24 hours away, you feel like a little kid on Christmas.”

Junior safety Tre Webb shared with San Jose State football radio analyst Kevin Richardson his feelings on the upcoming Spartan football season, which is less than a month away.

Webb told Richardson: “Being able to play and get used to the speed of the game.. getting bigger, faster, stronger this offseason…I’m really confident going into this season.”

The Spartans always released their new helmets, which were so fresh, so clean — like the Outkast song “So Fresh, So Clean” that was dropped on March 13, 2001.

Last but not least, the Spartans will host a Fan Fest on Saturday, August 3. There will be a scrimmage at 5:30 pm, and after that, a barbecue and a movie (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) in the world’s largest mobile kitchen at 7 pm. The cost of Fan Fest will be $25 to the general public and free to Shield 365 members.

Oakland Raiders podcast with Joe Hawkes Beamon: Coliseum says there will be no coming back for Raiders in 2019; Players have nothing but respect for former GM McKenzie file photo: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis (right) have a laugh. The Raiders will be leaving Oakland despite the city of Oakland’s lawsuit suing the Raiders

On the Raiders podcast with Joe:

#1 With the lawsuit by the city of Oakland against the Oakland Raiders, could it mean that the Raiders will need to seek the team’s relocation site in either Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, UNLV in Vegas or Qualcomm in San Diego or will the Raiders and the city settle on the Coliseum?

#2 Oakland Coliseum Authority executive director Scott McKibben said there no will be proposal. “There’s no longer a lease extension in play, lawsuit or no lawsuit” McKibben said.

#3 Taking a look at some of the Raiders’ choices to play in the 2019 season: Oakland Coliseum, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Sam Boyd Stadium at UNLV, Stanford, Cal, SJSU or San Diego.

#4 Raider players have voiced their respect for former general manager Reggie McKenzie. The players agree that McKenzie had built a team that had the potential to go far in the postseason. This season, much of that team that McKenzie had built had been dismantled.

#5 Will the move of the Raiders in 2019 and the firing of McKenzie impact the team going into Cincinnati for this Sunday’s game?

Joe Hawkes Beamon does the Raiders podcast each week at