Coach’s comments: “As a coach you want to put a program in place so that graduation losses, even at quarterback, don’t hinder or necessarily force us to re-evaluate our goals. We have players that we have developed to this point that should be able to step in without missing a beat. At least we hope that’s what our upper players can do.
“Experience is always a factor; what you hope for is by playoffs our sophomores are ready to help us win tourney games. We’re not going to be consumed about the regular season because we want to be at our best when the playoffs begin. I think you’ve seen that pattern in the past few years. We have confidence in all our players.”