Thursday, August 09, 2007

Junior-laden Mustangs hope their time is now

Man is this team going to be good — next year.
That’s the first thing that ran through my head as I flipped through the 2007 Cal Poly football media guide today.
The Mustangs won’t be favored by many to win the Great West Football Conference this year, but they should be among the favorites in 2008.
Don’t get me wrong, this year’s junior-laden team could do some damage in the Great West if they figure out the quarterback situation and hold it together in the secondary, but look at the projected starting lineup and you’ll find only two seniors on offense and three seniors on defense. They lost a lot of experience, especially on defense, last year.
Next year, they’ll have seniors all over the place, including wide receivers Ramses Barden and Tredale Tolver, center Stephen Field, quarterbacks Matt Brennan and Jon Dally, and running backs Ryan Mole and James Noble.
That’s going to be big for the Mustangs, who are already under contract to open at I-A San Diego State in 2008.
In 2009, Cal Poly is scheduled to play another I-A in San Jose State but will likely be without all of the above skilled position players. Not good.

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