Ball State football working to answer questions
August 12, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
MUNCIE — Ball State’s football team will reach the halfway point of fall camp Thursday. The Cardinals have had 11 practices so far to address some of the concerns they have going into the season-opener.
Depth at various positions is one of the key areas for the defense. Expanding the options on existing plays is a focus of the offense. And special teams are figuring out where extra bodies this year will help most.
In all, second-year head coach Pete Lembo likes what he sees with the first game of the season at home against Eastern Michigan looming in 18 days.
“The thing I’m most pleased about is the chemistry and personality of this team,” he said. “There’s an energy about them, a zeal about them. They really enjoy their time around each other and the coaches.
“Even at 10:15 at night as we’re wrapping up meetings, they seem to have that personality about them. I feel good about the guys and how they are approaching every day.”