WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Ashland U. looking for success without proven QB. }}" />

   
 
 
Eagles With High Expectations, But No QB

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/13/2013

Ashland University enjoyed unprecedented success last season, winning the school's first GLIAC football title while going undefeated during the regular season for the first time in 40 years. But they did so behind All-American quarterback Taylor Housewright, who was in his third season as the Eagles starter.

This year that position is very much in doubt. When asked who would be the starting signal caller for the 2013 season, Eagles head coach Lee Owens had less than a concrete answer. The 10th year Ashland boss named a laundry list of potential candidates who he said are all fighting for the job.

Despite the absense of a solidified starting quarterback, the Eagles will no doubt still wear a target on their backs after the success the program experienced last season. But Owens says the team isn't focusing on that.

"We really don't look at it that way." Owens says. "We look at it as a football program, just how can we get better."

Eagles fullback/tight end Logan Slavinski agrees.

"They'll be people shooting for us but expectations are still high." Slavinski says. "We're still gonna shoot to make the playoffs and make a run."

One area where Ashland will be strong in the upcoming year is along the offensive line where the squad welcomes back all five starters from last year. It will be a big help to whoever wins the starting quarterback job and the big guys up front are setting goals even higher than last seasons.

"The goal is to get to week 13." O-lineman Zach Vermillian says. "To do better than last year, do well in the conference."

The Eagles will begin their 2013 campaign on the road at Indianapolis on Sep 7. The program will be seeking their fourth trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs since 2007.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 You have another opportunity to clean-out your medicine cabinet of all those old, unused medications that could fall into the wrong hands. Full Story
Image1 School Specialty; the school furniture, equipment, and supply distributor in Mansfield, Thursday unveiled the results of a $7-million capital improvement project. Full Story
 
Image1 The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating several suspected cases of measles in the Knox County area. Full Story
Image1 The 300-plus employees, technically co-owners, of Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion had a special visitor Wednesday. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

U.S. Senator Visits Employee-Owned Company In Galion

Students Compete In 5th Cardboard Boat Regatta

Position Cuts Coming To Mansfield City Schools

HomeCare Matters Hosts Celebrity Waiter Auction

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

More News