Change is in the air in LSC, and may be welcomed
Joey D. Richards
Abilene Reporter News
SAN ANTONIO — Mike Santiago is taking it personally. Incarnate Word officially joined the Lone Star Conference on July 1, and two weeks later three schools — Southeastern Oklahoma, East Central Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma — announced they would be leaving the conference after the 2011-12 school year. Three more schools are mulling a possible exodus, too.
“I was getting a complex,” said Santiago, Incarnate Word’s football coach. “We come in and everybody takes off.”
Not that anyone in the LSC would be intimidated by a Cardinals football program that just got started last season.
“I didn’t say we scared anybody,” Santiago said. “I think it was our deodorant.”
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Ready to erupt
Tahlequah Daily Press
A look at last year's numbers might not indicated it. The Lone Star Conference preseason poll might not back up any such notion, either.
But ask Northeastern State linebacker, Johnny Evans, how to describe the RiverHawks' 2010 team, and the words that come out of his mouth are, "sleeping giant."
"We've been good as long I've been here," said Evans, who will be a fifth-year senior when NSU begins its season on Sept. 2 at Tarleton State. "The thing that's lacking is belief and a little bit of confidence."