April 16, 2014

Linebacker, quarterback top priorities for Panthers in spring ball

The U.N.I. football team will have eleven starters back when they open the season this fall. But naturally, there are some holes to be filled. Panther coach Mark Farley says that there are three main position groups where he wants to get things figured out this spring.

He says linebacker, quarterback and defensive line are the top three priorities and then the tight end position. Farley says there are two main candidates to take over the quarterback duties, and they knew that going in and he says he won’t decide on the starter until fall.

Farley says that they’ll have their choice of several players to line up next to whoever wins the quarterback spot as he says they have three tailbacks that look good.

In addition to returning their full compliment of running backs from last year, the Panthers also return four starters on the offensive line and four of their top six receivers.

By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls