Blue Raiders looking to follow up bowl season

MTSU wins big over Savannah State (Image 1)
MTSU wins big over Savannah State (Image 1)

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill can quickly name the six different Blue Raiders he lost to the NFL, including a defensive lineman drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. The list includes two starting cornerbacks, an offensive guard, a tight end and a quarterback.

That means someone is going to have to step up quickly for the Blue Raiders to have a shot at their third bowl game in four seasons.

Stockstill says a coach hopes he’s recruited someone who has matured and developed enough to replace a guy that graduated. He knows everyone will be talking about replacing quarterback Logan Kilgore but he’s just as worried about finding a new defensive lineman like Jimmy Staten.

He has 12 starters back from a team that went 8-5 last season.

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