New Faulkner HC Wasden speaks on first fall camp

New Faulkner Head Coach Shayne Wasden speaks on first day of Fall camp

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Spirals were in the air again Wednesday, courtesy of the Faulkner University football team.

"It's just good to finally get out here and get started," said new head coach Shayne Wasden.

Wasden took over for former head coach Charlie Boren, who held the title of head football coach for six seasons, after the 2017 year. A season in which the Eagles finished 7-3.

Wasden makes the move to Montgomery after spending the last 12 seasons as a member of the Troy football staff, and he's still getting adjusted. Faulkner's first game is a week earlier than when the Division-I season would normally begin, but Wasden said there's some good that comes with that.

"The good thing about having a short period of time, by the time camp becomes a grind it'll be game week for us," Wasden said.

But even with the short time frame to work with, Faulkner's new head coach isn't worried.

"We're trying to approach it like we have more time. We're meeting more. We don't want to get out here and have multiple two-a-days and wear the guys out," said Wasden.

Entering camp, there are some key positions Wasden is looking to fill.

"We've got some key positions that we need to get some help in. We've pretty much revamped our receiving corps. Running backs, we're really thin there," said Wasden. "On the defensive side of the ball our corners. Those are spots we have got to have people step up and make some plays for us."

One thing Wasden is excited about is the quarterback position. Mason Blocker now moves into the starting quarterback spot after following Clayton Nicholas's 3,200-yard 2017 season.

Wasden said fall camp should solidify the no. 2 behind his starter.

Faulkner opens its season Aug. 25 at Campbellsville University at 12:30 p.m.

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