By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It will be the beginning of a new era on Thursday night as the Delaware Blue Hens open their 2013 football season by hosting the Jacksonville University Dolphins.
This will be the first game for the Blue Hens under their new head coach, Dave Brock.
“The players have done a great job,” Brock tells KYW Newsradio. “Came back in terrific shape which gives you an opportunity to hit the ground running. We were able to install what we needed to, had some great scrimmages, some really, really competitive environments for the players to try to harden them a little bit. After all is said and done, we’ve come out of everything fairly healthy and really excited about and looking forward to Thursday night.”
The team Brock inherited went 5-6 a season ago under former head coach K.C. Keeler.
In 2013, Brock has decided on junior Trent Hurley as his starting quarterback.
“Trent was named the starter last week,” Brock says. “He had a great camp, (senior) Trevor (Sasek) did as well. It was a great spirited competition, we just felt like Trent gave us a little bit better chance to win. Just escapability, some movement things, some things that we were really interested in doing. So that’s the direction we went. But again, I feel great about the position. I wish we had the competition at every position that we had at quarterback this summer.”