1992 RECORD: Did not make playoffs
COACH: Steve Hagerty
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 5-5
TOP RETURNEES OFF DEF YR Mike Kendrick, 5-9, 170 RB -- Sr. Hector Saenz, 5-9, 205 FB LB Sr. Dan Wegner, 5-9, 160 WR -- Sr. Matt Phelan, 6-4, 285 OL DL Jr. Jeff Kiang, 6-2, 225 OL DL Sr. Steve McMurtry, 5-11, 175 WR OLB Jr. Pete Weilbacher, 5-11, 205 OL DL Sr. Jason Royster, 6-0, 170 WR DB Sr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Ruffin Crozat, 6-3, 185 WR DB Sr. Brendan Carberry, 5-10, 170 QB DB Sr. Rob Wood, 5-9, 150 QB -- Jr. Andy Fullerton, 5-9, 165 WR DB Sr.
In the five seasons before Hagerty took over the program, the Spirits were winless.
This is the second year of Hagerty’s rebuilding program. After nearly making the playoffs in 1992, reaching the postseason is this year’s goal, and it is reachable. The key for the Spirits will be finding a passing game. Carberry, who has not played football until this season, and Wood will fight for the quarterback job. The running game, led by Kendrick and a big line, should be strong. “I know we are better than last year,” Hagerty said, “but I don’t know how it will stack up against the other teams in the league.”