Sam Houston State started football practice Friday.
Last year, Sam Houston State finished just 6-5, but two years ago, the Bearkats made it to the FCS Playoffs semi-finals.
Head Coach K.C. Keeler is looking to rebound and get back to their winning ways. With six Bearkats on the preseason All-Southland Conference team, Keeler believes they have the talent to do it.
As practices start, Keeler and the Bearkats are already talking about those high expectations.
"Talent's not going to be our issue. This is a pretty talented team. It's going to be, can we keep on growing? And in those moments that we need to make a play, we trust that the guy next to them is going to be in their gap and we're in our gap and are going to make that play. That was pretty much the first team meeting. The sky's the limit with where we can go. It's just going to be step by step by step. You can't get there overnight. It's going to be a lot of work, but I think this team's willing to put the work in," remarked Keeler.
The Bearkats will kick-off their season at New Mexico on August 31st.