After a successful first season at the helm Simpson coach Jim Glogowski hopes the Storm can contend for the Iowa Conference championship. Simpson finished 7-3 in 2008, including a tied for third in the league race, and the program has confidence going into this season.
Glogowski says it’s night and day in terms of expectations of the coaches and the players with a year of experience working with each other and knowing how practice is going to go. With 14 starters returning the Storm are considered a title contender but Glogowski says a number of teams can feel the same way.
He says the teams that play consistent football and don’t turn it over have a chance to be up at the top of the conference and that’s their goal. An experienced offensive line returns that helped the Storm lead the Iowa Conference in offense in 2008. Glogowski says the linemen have all worked hard in the off season to get better.
The Storm won four of their final five games last season, and he says the biggest concern is to get back to where they were when the season ended last year. Simpson opens at Wisconsin-Stout on September fifth.