Morningside football coach Steve Ryan hopes the 2005 season was just the beginning. The Mustangs won the Great Plains Conference title, finished with a school record 12 victories and made it all the way to the N-A-I-A national semifinals. Ryan says the key is to develop the consistency that the playoffs become something that happens every year.
The Mustangs must replace record setting quarterback Craig Fobbe who led an offense that topped the nation in scoring. Ryan says quarterback is one of two areas of concern heading into practice. Ryan says someone has to step up and take that position. Ryan says they also have lots some three-year starters in the defensive backfield that need to be replaced.
Ryan says the success the program has enjoyed has served to raise the level expectations. Ryan says the kids are more confident than they’ve ever been. He says that is showing in their work effort.
Ryan says the program has added more depth and that will lead to more competitive position battles during workouts. The Mustangs open the season at home September second against Midland Lutheran.