Monday, August 15, 2011
August First and Ten
Free State's quarterback spot has gone from Ryan Murphy, to Craig Rosenstangle, to Camren Torneden to Dylan Perry without dropoff. SM Northwest's past three quarterbacks, Alex Carder, Matt Nowak and Stephen Mangelsdorf all developed into top notch talents. If these trends continue, it wouldn't be surprising to see either team exceed their preseason hype, or lack thereof.
8. Perhaps the lack of a truly dominant team will be equalled in the bottom half of the league, where there might not be a complete cellar dweller. Leavenworth enters season two under Kevin Kopecky, and it would be hard to imagine the Pioneers having not made substantial improvements during the offseason. SM North will be in year two under Kevin Grayless, and SM South's coaching change looks like a step in the right direction.