How a young secondary performs will be a big factor in just how successful the 2009 season will be for the UNI football team. Both corners and both safties from last year’s squad are graduating and coach Mark Farley says some incoming freshman may get a chance to earn some playing time when pre-season practice begins.
Farley says they are three deep in the secondary and will work hard to find the top two. He says some of the younger players may play corner as that is an easier position to learn at the start. Farley says the spring practices may look hit and miss, but things will change as they add the freshmen to the team.
Farley says the secondary will be talented but un-tested. He says this spring is the first time in a long time that they have so much youth on defense, and the spring is critical in developing them.
UNI’s spring game is April 25th.