High expectations await football Huskies
Daily Mining Gazette
By Brad Salmen Gazette Writer
HOUGHTON – Things are vastly different going into this season for the Michigan Tech Huskies football team compared to last year.
As players complete their first week of practice, they have to contend with something they haven’t had to in years past: hype and high expectations.
After all, going into last season they were unheralded and unnoticed, something that definitely won’t be the case this year after finishing 9-1 in the conference and making the playoffs for the first time ever. As a result, they now find themselves ranked 24th in the nation and picked fourth in the GLIAC by the coaches.
It would be easy to get caught up in all those off-field distractions, but Head Coach Bernie Anderson has his team focused on one thing only: the Aug. 27 opener at Northern Michigan.
“We expect the same thing we expected last year, that’s to go 1-0 this week,” said sophomore defensive lineman Lee Keys. “That’s what we’re looking for, nothing more, nothing less … right now we’re focused on Northern, and that’s about it.”