August 31, 2007

Central Michigan must compete early

What is the overall mood of the team since camp began?

The mood of the team is strong. They are very determined to repeat as MAC Champions and get a win over a BCS school such as Kansas. New coach Butch Jones worked the team very hard through training camp and all of the players feel that they are in the best shape of their lives. Conditioning should not be a factor for CMU this season and there is a lot of anticipation for Saturday's game.

What are your thoughts on the offense in terms of strengths and weaknesses?

The strength of the offense will be in the skill positions. Quarterback Dan LeFevour is a highly touted sophomore quarterback and garnering a lot of national attention. Receiver Bryan Anderson is LeFevour's top returning target after having a great freshman season where he caught over 70 passes. At running back, the Chippewas are four-strong with Ontario Sneed, Justin Hoskins, Marcel Archer, and Carl Volny. The weakness right now for CMU is at offensive line, where the team is lacking experience and dealing with some injures. The team anticipates starting two redshirt freshmen against the Jayhawks and senior Eric Tunney is questionable to play.

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