SAN JOSE -- Training camp opened Thursday for San Jose State and the team said the transition period is over and it's business as usual under new coach Ron Caragher and his staff.

"Now we know what they're about and what to expect out of them and what they expect out of us," quarterback David Fales said. "Now it's just about getting all the kinks out and finalizing everything."

Players noticed a bit more of an up-tempo pace at practice.

"We're being more focused and flying around. That's a hard thing to do compared to Coach Mac," senior cornerback Bené Benwikere said, referencing ex-coach Mike MacIntyre.

Caragher said the process of installing the offense at the start of fall camp is going a lot smoother than it did in the spring.

"The last time we had our Day 1 install, there was a lot more tension in the room," Caragher said. "There was a little uncertainty of the players and coaches also. Really, that is far gone. We've grown together as a team."

Fales said he was excited to see what the offseason conditioning program did for players. He said he was able to decrease a few percentages of body fat while maintaining his weight of 220 pounds and feels a lot stronger than last year.

"We knew it was a lot harder than we've dealt with in awhile and you can tell by looking at a lot of our players," Fales said of the offseason program under new strength and conditioning coach Gary Uribe. "They look a lot bigger."

  • Defensive tackle Anthony Larceval was back at practice for the first time since suffering a serious illness last December. Others who missed all or part of spring but were back at practice included wide receiver Noel Grigsby, running back Tyler Ervin, linebacker Derek Muaava, offensive linemen Nicholas Kaspar and Ryan Jones and tight end Travis Lorius.