Feel free to add your own. Middle Tennessee State University - MTSU ushers in a new era in their athletic program by making the move to Conference USA. They will begin this new era with a new coach, a new style of football, and a new attitude. Coach Jeff Hickerson will be leading the Blue Raiders into battle this fall. MTSU will be running a pro style offense with a few spread offense wrinkles mixed in. Ultimately, Coach Hickerson wants the offense to be able to run the ball down opposing team's throats, but he knows it will take time to build his team to his liking, especially after the last coaching staff ran a "spread em out and sling it" offense. Defensively they will have several different looks, "we will throw 3 and 4 man fronts at the opposing offenses, we will bring some different blitzes and we will play a lot of man to man," said Hickerson. "We want to be athletic, physical, and fast." On offense the Blue Raiders will rely on SR QB Logan Kilgore to lead the team. Kilgore will be asked to protect the ball and move the chains with safe and efficient passes. "We want to get Logan comfortable with what we are doing, then we will open things up more for him, he is more than capable of doing what we ask," said Hickerson. Kilgore will also have a pretty talented and young backfield behind him to hand the ball off too. Sophomores Jordan Parker and Jeremiah Bryson, and JR Reggie Whatley will all 3 see time in the backfield this fall. Parker will be the feature back, but Whatley is a speedster and Bryson is a low to the ground guy that is not afraid of contact. Defensively the Blue Raiders will lean on their big guys in the middle. "I absolutely love the guys we have up the heart of our defense, big Pat in the middle of the line, with Marcus and JD backing him up, and a senior at middle linebacker, who is probably the best player on our team. That is something I like to build a defense around," raved Hickerson. The personnel doesn't exactly match up on paper with what defensive schemes Hickerson has in mind, but he seems set on running his schemes with what he has inherited. "If you don't run it now, you can't show high school guys what your goals are down the road for them, if you put it on film, you can look them in the eyes and say watch this guy do this right here, we want that to be you when you suit up for us next season."