Fairfield will have plenty of fresh faces on the field when they kickoff the 2014 season. They return just one starter on offense and three on defense.
Head coach Bob Miller knows that replacing such a big senior class comes with its set of challenges, but he remains optimistic because of their weapons on offense.
One of those weapons is their former running back and now quarterback Mitch DeWitt. This will be the junior's first year under center. Coach Miller is excited about having a duel threat quarterback who knows the running back position and can throw the football.
"He was a sprinter in track and surprisingly can throw incredibly far and is incredibly accurate," Miller said.
Add in the fact Fairfield has a receiving corps with a bunch of height and athleticism and you have a dangerous offense.
"We have the potential to put four receivers on the field that are 6'3 or 6'4 on the field at the same time and normally at Benton we are pushing that 5'5 5'7 limit on that so it is exciting," Coach said. "We are looking forward to things getting started."
DeWitt believes his team will still be a run first offense but has liked what he has seen during practice.
"I feel like we are going to run the ball a lot this year, but in 7 on 7, which is strictly passing, we have looked pretty good there," the junior quarterback said. "I have got some nice and tall receivers I can key to so that is going to be good."
The Falcons will debut their new weapons on August 22nd against the Marian Knights.