Grinnell College football coach Max Hawsey expects the Pioneers to show improvement this fall. Grinnell finished 3-7 in 2008, his first season at the helm, and Hawsey says a class of 14 seniors should help the program take the next step. He says it’s a big and talented group with good leaders on offense and defense.
Hawsey says the leaders know what to expect now and are doing an excellent job. Hawsey says most of the experience is on defense.
Hawsey says the players have worked hard in the off-season to get ready. He says that’s a tribute to the upper classmen who have bought into what they are doing and came in to camp in good condition.
Haswsey says a big focus coming into this season has been improving team speed. He says they got tougher and more physical last year, but didn’t match up with some others teams in speed. The Pioneers open the season at home September fifth against Cornell College.