The Racers held their last football scrimmage of the spring Saturday, running more than 30 plays with multiple quarterbacks.
Redshirt sophomore KD Humphries and senior CJ Bennett will battle for the position of quarterback, with senior Parks Frazier in the mix while he recovers from an injury.
The Racers’ defense looks to find strength in its linebackers, with five players returning with at least 25 tackles last season.
The hole left by All-American and all-time leader in receiving yards and touchdowns Walter Powell will be filled by one of five players who caught at least 23 passes last season or from the addition of incomers Jordon Gandy and DeQavius Walker.
As for running backs, the team will fill the voids left by Jaamal Berry and Duane Brady by means of friendly competition. Junior Pokey Harris, who spent last season at wide receiver, will make the move to running back as he did his freshman year.
“I’ve been real pleased with our want to and our ability to pick things up,” Head Coach Chris Hatcher said. “We got a lot of new players, a lot of guys who red-shirted, a few transfers who came in at the midterm, so our practices have been a little slower than I?would like for them to at times, but all in all it’s been a good spring up to this point.”