Liberty Lions

Central Maryland Conference Outlooks

September 01, 1991

Liberty

Lions

Coach: John Magee, sixth year

Assistant coaches: Dale Green, Donald Mongold, Mike Quealy, Jim Rodriguez, Dan Irwin

Last year's record: 4-6, 2-4 in the Central Maryland Conference

Top returnees: Seniors, quarterback Dan Reichard, defensive back/wide receiver Gray Johnson, defensive back Scott Lingle

Top newcomers: Juniors, quarterback Ross Yastzremsky, fullback Thomas Rheubottom, guard Brian Wingate, defensive back Doug Coppeler

Coach's comments: "We must be consistent on offense in order to win. I think we'll be competitive. We're not big enough to overpower the defense, so we'll have to keep them off balance. If we can maintain our level defensively (23 forced turnovers last year), we certainly have a chance to match last year's record. We have some team speed, and that will help us both ways. We try to find areas that need work in practice every day, then we work on trying to improve those areas. If we work on the right things, then we should improve."

The Carroll County Sun's outlook: It definitely looks like a rebuilding season for the Lions, with only one starter returning for last year. Magee said he is pleased with his team's speed on offense and plans to run and pass the ball equally. He will have to do it with a total new backfield. Reichard and Yastzremsky are battling it out for the starting quarterback position. Whoever winsthe job will likely go to Johnson, the lone returning starter at wide receiver, in passing situations. The defense is full of question marks with so much inexperience. Lingle and Johnson must provide leadership to the young group of defenders. A tough schedule and lack of experience will take its toll. With more experience, they might surprise late in the season.

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