By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hopes are high on the Main Line as the Villanova Wildcats look to be one of the top teams in one of the top conferences in all of FCS, the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Wildcats are coming off an 8-4 season which saw them return to the playoffs and head coach Andy Talley says it has been a productive summer.
“We had a great camp, not much injury,” Talley tells KYW Newsradio. “Players worked very hard, of course the weather was great, it cooperated, so we didn’t take a lot of them. We’re where we want to be right now, pretty good shape and not many injuries.”
Villanova is led by an incredibly talented quarterback in sophomore John Robertson. Last season, he did not open the season as the starter, but quickly grabbed the job and eventually threw for 1,965 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 1,021 yards and an additional 14 touchdowns.
“We have one of the better quarterbacks in the country in John Robertson,” Talley says. “It makes a big difference, last year it was a little cloudy at quarterback and John came on and took the job and ended up being the Jerry Rice Award winner (as) the best freshman in the country. So this is a big deal for us to have a guy who is ready to play.”