Although Monmouth will have new starters at both quarterback and wide receivers this season, head coach Rich Mosca is still confident his team will be able to compete week in and week out. Through out his tenure as head coach, Mosca has seen a steady improvement in numbers every year, with this year being no exception.
“We have had some intense competition so far this camp,” Mosca said. “It’s been positive and we have been going at a good pace and making progress everyday.”
The Falcons will return Ely Velez at running back who rushed for 303 yards on 83 attempts last season. Along with Velez, Monouth will also have Casey Paschucki and Trenton Sartor in competition to get some carries, with both showing promise this summer according to Mosca.
Mosca also feels the Falcons will be strong at wide receiver. Mike Componile, Elijah Walker, and Christian Boujaoude are some of the players who have stood out in camp this summer.
As for improvements, the Falcons are looking to improve the play of both defensive and offensive lines this year. Getting solid numbers in those positions has been the main problem since taking over at Monmouth according to Mosca, but this season he hopes the change that.
“We now have a solid nucleus of players that are returning on both lines,” Mosca said. “We are improving everyday and it’s something we need to keep doing if we are going to be successful this season.”
The main goal for Mosca and his Falcons this season is to improve each day and stay competitive, but he also stressed the importance of finishing games this season.
“Last season we lost four games in the fourth quarter,” Mosca said. “This year we are focusing on not only coming out with a big first half, but carrying that over and winning the second half as well.”
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