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Edinboro football begins training for 2015 with spring camp this month

Story first appeared in the April 2, 2015 edition of the Edinboro University Spectator, which was distributed on campus and around the town of Edinboro.

While spring sports are struggling to avoid postponements or play in warm weather, the Edinboro football team is hitting the field.

Edinboro opened up spring camp on Wednesday, in its first preparation for the 2015 season.

“I’m really excited about getting out there this spring,” head coach Scott Browning, who enters his 10th season leading the Scots, said. “I think we’re further ahead than we were a year ago at this time.”

The Fighting Scots have 15 practices from April 1 through April 25. Weekday practices begin at 7 a.m. with their two Saturday practices, April 11 and April 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Practices are open to the public.

Multiple storylines look to unfold over the month of preparation as Edinboro looks to hire a new offensive coordinator, after the departure of Mike Miller in February. Additionally, a quarterback competition will begin as 2015 looks to be the first season since 2005 where a Harris is not under center for Edinboro.

Sophomore Jake Sisson, who served as Cody Harris’ back-up a year ago, will compete against Jon Girvin, who returns to the Boro after a one-year absence. Girvin filled in for Harris in 2013. Additionally, other recruits will compete for the gig.

“I know there’s a lot of interest in who takes over at quarterback, but I think we are in great shape at running back, wide receiver, and tight end,” Browning said. “We have some good-looking young players on the offensive line.”

Browning looks to sure up a defensive unit, which allowed 443.3 yards per game on average last season.

“Defensively we have some holes to fill, as well,” Browning commented. “But we played a lot of young kids last year and I’m anxious to see how they’ve grown since the fall.”

Edinboro finished 3-8 in 2014 and opens up its 2015 campaign on Sept. 3 hosting St. Joseph (Ind.).

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