The 2003 season was an eye opener for Iowa Wesleyan football coach Todd McGhgy. In his first season at the helm the Tigers struggled to a 1-9 record and McGhgy says for a program that has won only four games since 1999, to get better the roster must get older. There is a large group of newcomers this season but McGhgy says the key rests with a core of returning players that includes 18 with starting experience. McGhgy says to keep the newcomers in the program, they will be given a chance to get on the field. Improvement for Iowa Wesleyan must begin on defense. Last season, the Tigers yielded 40 points or more in six games. The Tigers open the season September 4th at Central Arkansas.