Logan Otte, FR, 6-1, WR, Honorable Mention All-GPAC; Josh Poell, SR, 6-0, OL, First Team All-GPAC; Kyle Rakow, SR, 6-3, DL, Second Team All-GPAC; Von Thomas, SR, 6-2, QB, Honorable Mention All-GPAC;
All losses were by a margin of seven points or less with the exception of the defeat at No. 1 Morningside. One loss was in overtime. All wins were decided by a gap of at least one touchdown. Concordia returns six starters on offense and seven on defense.
Coach Winter says this about the offense:
Last year we controlled our fate offensively about every game where we could have won the game with one first down here or there. That’s spurred us on this offseason. I’ve seen great effort, great intensity. We’ve got some position battles that are going to be exciting this fall. I think there’s a great familiarity with what we’re doing offensively. We’ll also be able to make some tweaks based off our personnel and what we have coming back.
Coach Winter says this about the defense:
I believe strongly that this defensive group has the capability of being as good as we’ve had. A lot of it’s youth, but I feel like this is a group that can really run around. We’ve got some guys that can cover. We’ve got to get better quickly, the sooner the better. There’s a lot of youth in this group. I really feel like the talent is there to be great.