UWF football gearing up for season two
There was a lot to like in season one of University of West Florida football, but expectations definitely get ramped up going into season two. There are some unique challenges for Pete Shinnick's program.
No sneaking up on anyone, no debut season grace period, but on the other hand, they are much better equipped to compete. Eighty returning letter winners is unheard of unless you’re a brand new program.
Instead of just 14 upperclassmen, they now have 34. Last season they stunned a lot of people winning five of their first eight games, but down the stretch, the Argos just ran out of gas.
They lost three straight, the last two by a combined 120 to three. They used it as motivation in the off-season.
The offense put up prolific passing numbers last year, but not much in the run game, under 11 hundred rushing yards for the season. Expect that to change with a much improved offensive line, and more depth at running back. That includes Anthony Johnson Jr, a true freshman out of Pace, who is very much in the mix.