New Coach Could Help Generals Rebound

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:41 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 17, 2010 2:14 PM CDT

Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The U.S. Grant Generals look to rebound off a disappointing 1-9 season, and with new coach Matthew Miller stepping in, U.S. Grant could be on the up-and-up.

“Right away we set our expectations very high and we let everyone know what’s acceptable and what’s unacceptable,” said assistant coach Charles Welde. “It led to down numbers, but in the end it will benefit us because we’re about hard work and accountability.”

The team returns 16 players from last year’s roster, including senior Robby Dryden, who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his career. Junior Jawara Scott will be leading the team at quarterback, averaging 7.6 yards per carry.

“[The offense] is going to open up a lot,” said senior quarterback Ryan Ward. “We actually get to use our players where we need them to, we’ve got a good offensive line who can open up holes and get stuff done.”