******** AFCA Preseason Poll ********
Top 5, Plus Super Region 4 Teams
1. Northwest Missouri (unanimous)
2. Grand Valley State
3. Ferris State
4. Emporia State
5. Texas A&M-Commerce
12. Colorado State-Pueblo
13. Azusa Pacific
16. Colorado School of Mines
17. Sioux Falls
20. Minnesota State
23. Mesa State
24. Midwestern State
25. Bemidji State
RV. Texas A&M-Kingsville, Augustana, Central Washington
other LSC opponents
6. North Alabama (plays Texas A&M Commerce in season opener)
18. Southwest Baptist (Play ENMU in season opener)
Donnie Palmer, special to Times Record News
Midwestern State returns a stable of running backs that saw significant playing time last season led by scoring machine Vincent Johnson, who rushed for 745 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Johnson’s running mates Adrian Seales (80-399-3) and Nick Gabriel (28-163-2) are looking to pick up where they left off in the Mustangs' ground game.
“Johnson, Seales and Gabriel are the core guys of the running back group. It's going to be a three-headed monster. All three of those dudes can go," MSU running backs coach Don Nelson said. “They all bring a different dynamic to the team and I look forward to the season.
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@MWSUFootball @RB_Guru42 talking about his stable of RBs. Nice talking to you today Coach! #HorsePower@trnsports pic.twitter.com/dPy4thJy5H— Donnie Palmer II (@donniepsports) August 12, 2017
By Kale Steed, Amarillo.com
When Hunter Hughes accepted the head coaching job at West Texas A&M, he thought of three names to build his coaching staff around.
Those names were J.T. Haddan, Miles Kochaver and Ryan McDonough. That trio are now all an integral part of the WT coaching staff.
Haddan is the assistant head coach and defensive line coach. McDonough is the offensive coordinator and Kochaver is the defensive coordinator.
“Just like a team needs a core group, a coaching staff needs a core group,” Hughes said. “I got some guys in here I trust and will give me an honest opinion about things. They’re going to keep me on path if I get away from the edge I need be on.” (click on headline for complete story)
by Brad Keith, The Flash Today