Early notes that stick out begin on offense with Jon Dietzen returning to football and returning to the starting unit on the line. Expect to see Garrett Groshek in on third down with Nakia Watson taking a majority of the handoffs at RB in week one and maybe some carries from talented recruit Jalen Berger.
Defensively, Houston transfer Collin Wilder gets the initial nod alongside Eric Burrell at safety. After an impressive preseason, freshman LB Nick Herbig is listed behind Izayah Green-May at OLB. Division III transfer Andy Vujnovich is now eligible and gets the nod at punter.