Ball State Season Preview

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  1. Ball State Season Preview

    Head Coach: Stan Parrish (1st Year)

    Offensive Coordinator: Eddie Faulkner (1st Year)

    Defensive Coordinator: Doug Graber (1st Year)

    Depth Chart

    QB 5 Kelly Page 6-3, 206, RFr.
    17 Tanner Justice 6-3, 200, Sr.
    -- Aaron Mershman 6-2, 210, Fr.

    HB 33 MiQuale Lewis 5-6, 193, Sr.
    2 Frank Edmonds 5-8, 185, Soph.
    22 Ray Winkler 5-9, 175, Jr.
    7 Cory Sykes 5-7, 157, Soph.

    WR-X 16 Briggs Orsbon 6-0, 189, Soph.
    -- Seth White 5-10, 185, Fr.

    WR-F Jeremy Hill 6-2, 174, Soph.
    Torieal Gibson 5-9, 164, Soph.
    Blaine Koger 5-11, 174, RFr.

    WR-Z 4 Daniel Ifft 6-3, 183, Soph.
    87 Myles Trempe 6-4, 200, Jr.
    27 Trent Beane 6-0, 183, RFr.

    TE 82 Madaris Grant 6-5, 221, Sr.
    98 Ryan Warmoth 6-1, 214, Soph.
    44 Ryan Hartke 6-4, 218, Soph.

    LT 72 Cameron Lowry 6-6, 269 RFr.
    94 Dan Manick 6-4, 264 RFr.
    78 Kevin Gall 6-5, 261 RFr.

    LG 74 Michael Switzer 6-5, 278 Jr.
    63 Steve Yoder 6-3 304 RFr.
    76 Raynondon Kennedy 6-2 270 Soph.

    C 66 Kreg Hunter 6-3, 300 Soph.
    54 Jarrod Gray 6-3, 268 Soph.
    70 Jordan Applegate 6-5, 312 Sr.

    RG 77 Austin Holtz 6-5, 279 RFr.
    57 Ben Jacoby 6-2, 278 Soph. OR
    69 Chad Davis 6-3, 280 Sr.

    RT 67 Travis Arnold 6-8, 299 Jr.
    77 Austin Holtz 6-5, 279 RFr.
    68 Devin Myers 6-5, 253 RFr.
    DEFENSE Returning Starters: 7

    LE 90 Brandon Crawford 6-3, 260 Sr.
    41 Andrew Puthoff 6-3, 257, Soph.
    61 Brian Hickman 6-4, 194, RFr.

    LT 65 Drew Duffin 6-3, 260 Sr.
    64 Kaylon Woods 6-2, 258 Jr.
    36 Pete Rolf 6-4, 259, RFr.

    NT 95 Rene Perry 5-11, 270, Jr.
    93 Adam Morris 6-0, 272, Soph.
    92 Jafe Pitcock 6-2, 264, Soph.

    RE 91 Robert Eddins 6-3, 230, Jr.
    34 Jeff Barker 6-5, 203, Soph.

    SLB 42 Davyd Jones, 6-1, 210, Jr.
    31 Dane Cook 6-0, 199, Jr.

    MLB 48 Spain Cosby 5-11, 225, Sr.
    50 Bill Huntsinger 6-0, 208, RFr.

    WLB 55 Sam Woodworth 6-2, 206, Sr.
    32 Loren Womack 6-0, 219, Soph.

    CB 15 Jakeem Gregory 5-9, 168, Jr.
    20 Brandon Carnegie 5-11, 179, Soph.
    44 Kyle Pettit

    SS 25 Sean Baker 6-1, 204, Soph.
    6 Derrick Henry 6-1, 190, Jr.
    43 Tad Kilburn 6-0, 180, Soph.
    39 Reid Scheidt 6-2, 197, Jr.

    FS 38 Alex Knipp 6-0, 196, Sr.
    9 Kyle Kuntz 5-10, 197, Sr. OR
    23 Kyle Hoke 5-11, 197, Soph.
    45 Zac Jordan 5-10, 196, RFr.

    CB 19 Koreen Burch 5-9, 170, Soph.
    46 Joshua Howard 6-1, 192, Soph.
    28 Andre Dawson 6-0, 183, RFr

    2008 Review- The expectations were low for this team coming into 2008 and they had something to prove. Led by Brady Hoke, the Cardinals football team went on a historic 12-0 regular season. However, their hopes for and undefeated season came to an end with an upset loss to Buffalo in the MAC Championship Game. With a 12-1 record, the Cardinals were invited to the 2009 GMAC Bowl where they lost to Tulsa.

    2009 Offensive Preview- The Cardinals are coming off a dream season, but going undefeated in the MAC means you usually lose your coach. Brady Hoke left after the MAC Championship game (42-24 loss to Buffalo) to take over at San Diego State. Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish took over for the GMAC Bowl (45-13 loss to Tulsa) and returns as the new head coach in the first full season. This year, Parrish has to replace star QB Nate Davis, who left early for the NFL. Freshman Kelly Page (6-3, 206) appears to have the edge after winning the job in the spring. At running back, they do return junior MiQuale Lewis (5-6, 184), who led the team with 1,736 yards and 22 TDs. They also return sophomore WR Briggs Orsbon (6-0, 189), who caught 68 passes for 813 yards last season. The key will be find four new starters on te line as the Cardinals return just one starter in junior LG Michael Switzer (6-5, 278).

    2009 Defensive Preview- The defense returns seven starters from a unit that allowed 20.5ppg (29th in the nation) and 368.2 yards per game (69th in the nation). With a new coach comes a new coordinator as Parrish hired Doug Graber to coach the defense. Graber will lean on his front line, which returns all four starters. Junior DE Robert Eddins (6-3, 224) leads the way with 45 tackles, 6.5 for loss and four sacks in 2008. The lineabckers return just one starter and that’s junior Davyd Jones (6-1, 210), who recorded 85 tackles and 12 for loss last year. In the secondary, they lose both corners and return both safeties. Senior FS Alex Knipp (6-0, 194) is back after leading the team with 96 tackles and 3.5 for loss. Sophomore SS Sean Baker (6-1, 204) added 94 tackles and six picks.
     

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