CMU football can be dominant with a consistent offense

By: Zach Berridge Email
By: Zach Berridge Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Colorado Mesa Mavericks had an energetic first practice of the season Monday, as they begin to prepare for their first game against Dixie State on September 6th.

A year go, their season ended largely in disappointment, as they had a 5-2 overall record to start, but lost their final four games to finish at 5-6.

It was their 5th straight losing season.

On the defensive side of the ball, there have been some changes. Cornerback Jordan Price was named a preseason All-American for the coming season, but they did lose their leader in linebacker Jake Edmiston to graduation, along with defensive coordinator Todd Auer.

Most of the unit returns however, and they will look to continue their tremendous success of creating turnovers from 2013, while shoring up some other defensive aspects.

On the offensive side, if they can find some consistency, they're going to be a top team in the RMAC.

"We still want to be a great turnover team," head coach Russ Martin said, "but we want to be a better team stopping teams out in open field on their end, giving the offense better field position. This year we just have to have better consistency with out offensive execution. I think we will have that."

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