The Cavalier football team finished last season with a 2-9 record. Although the bar was set higher, they did not meet their goals. They finished tenth in the conference, only placing in front of West Virginia State University. In previous years, Head Coach Dewey Lusk’s program always had a losing record.
The big question that is roaming around campus at Uva Wise is what needs to be changed. Many students, fans and athletes suggest amending the coaching staff. Others believe that recruiting needs to be better. The question will remain unanswered until progress is displayed. There are players on the roster that can get the job done and meet an ultimate goal of achieving a Mountain East Championship. If grey areas are filled, the potential for the Cavaliers to be successful this year will sky rocket.
Sophomore Jeremiah Jordan when asked about his expectations for the upcoming season, Jordan said, “for both sides of the ball to do everything in our power to be successful. We really have to focus on staying consistent, while maintaining discipline in order to win games.” “I feel like on both sides of the ball, we have the potential to become better than we were in the previous season, but potential only gets you but so far,” Jordan said. “We have freshmen and returners that can play a major role in our journey to success this year. We worked really hard this pre-season in camp so that we can be a step closer to achieving our ultimate goal.”
According to Jordan, everyone on the team has faith that they can obtain more wins and ultimately improve this coming season.
Will the Cavaliers step up and get the job done? Be sure to wish them luck as they take on Tusculum University for the season opener on September 5 at 7 p.m. at Carl Smith Stadium.