The good news for Hart football fans is that the offense should be better than ever. The bad news is that the defense has to replace 10 of 11 starters, so be patient.
Hart Coach Mike Herrington said he intends to encourage quarterback Brady White to use his legs more. White, who has 4.7 40-yard speed, was showing off his new aggressiveness in an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday morning. But that comes with risks, such as injury, and he reaggravated a heel injury running out of bounds.
Receiver Trent Irwin looked like the four-year starter he is. Even though the defense kind of knew some of the plays, Irwin was very tough to cover.
A develping story could be senior Mac Kaufman. He didn't play in the spring or summer and showed up with no high school football experience, having focused on cross country and track. He has played rugby, and the 6-foot-2, 200-pound defensive lineman came through with one of the best tackles of the morning. Hart coaches are training him and would welcome him earning a starting spot.
Hart holds a scrimmage on Friday night at Alemany.