Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?
A. Aggressive and hard-nosed.
Q. What will be the keys to your success?
A. The ability to stop the run and keep our offense balanced.
Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A. Kohl Henke (Sr., QB/DB), Asa Owens (Sr., OL/LB), and Will Watkins (Sr., RB/LB).
Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A. Great senior leadership.
Q. What will keep you up at night?
A. Special teams and injuries.
Q. What can you build on from last year?
A. The depth we built last season playing younger players as much as possible.
Q.Any lessons learned from last year?
A. Never stop planning to coach situations.
Q. Will we see anything different this year?
A. No big changes.
Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A. Our team speed is good and well-balanced between the skill and line positions.
We’re very excited about our move to Division II, but it also presents new challenges for our program. We have the opportunity to continue to play some opponents we are familiar with, but we’ll also play some new opponents that will challenge us to play at a higher level.
Photos by Boyd Buchanan