Blue Hens open season with new coach, team optimistic
Published: Monday, September 2, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 2, 2013 18:09
For the first time since 2002, the Delaware football team enters the season with a new head coach. After the Hens went 5-6 in 2012, missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, K.C. Keeler was replaced with former Rutgers University offensive coordinator Dave Brock.
Although the team ended 2012 by losing six of seven games, leading to Keeler’s firing, Brock and the players have high hopes for 2013. In the team’s Media/Photo Day on Aug. 11, Brock said his team performed well during offseason and fall training camps.
“I think we’re off to a great start,” Brock said. “Guys are really—they’re practicing hard, lot of effort, lot of energy, which is what you’re looking for.”
Head coach is not the only position with turnover. Of the 14 coaches on the team, eight are new. Brock said he selected Sean Devine, formerly of Boston College, as offensive coordinator and Tim Weaver, who previously coached at Bethany College, as defensive coordinator because he had been on a staff with both coaches in the past.