In a few years the Vandals will be back in the FCS level, but for now the focus is simple: get to a bowl game. Matt Linehan this season will have multiple returner players to find their way into the endzone. From defense, the front seven will return. The Vandals have nothing but optimism running through them on the second day of their fall camp.
“We take it in strides. You know part of the motivation is to show those people that they’re wrong. You know it is what it is. You know with all the talk, we’re focused on the task at hand. We’re not focused on what is happening two years down the road, we’re focused on being the best we can be in 2016. They have a lot of work in the summer. They have a lot of reps, so they know what it takes. They know what the hard work entails. They’re good kids. They’re hard workers. They want to get better and they’re fun to be around. They’re fun to work with and I enjoy the time with them,” said, Quarterback Matt Linehan.