BEVERLEY, MA – After Endicott College fell to Framingham State in both teams season opener yesterday, Head Coach JB Wells shared his thoughts about the Gulls’ setback.
Initials Thoughts: “I told the guys that half the teams in America lost (this weekend), so it’s kind of what you take away from it and what you learn from it. The other thing is that they’re picked to win their conference like we we’re picked to win our conference, and I think the two of us keep each other on our schedules because it challenges us right out of the gate. It’s not like you’re going against a weak opponents and start the season out like that because you have to be ready to play right away, so I think what we take away from this game is there were some positives. I think we had some special teams positives, we saw some guys at new starting positions kind of get their feet wet and did some good things, and we also saw some guys that need to improve on some things, so it’s a typical first game. There’s so many unknowns, but it answered a lot of our questions and we’ll kind of know how to go into (our second game) with what we kind of know now about some guys as they’ve been under pressure.”
Additional Thoughts: “Cam Farnham, a freshman from Andover got his first chance to get into a college football game and he had a couple great returns and gave us a chance, which is great to see out of a freshman. Craig Anderson, who is another freshman, started for us at defensive line and against a very experienced tackle on the other side and I thought he fought his butt off. I saw some young receivers make some nice catches and some nice plays. We learned some things about the offensive line with some new starters, so I do think there were a lot of positives.”
On Facing Framingham State’s Defense: “They were the number one defense in the country last year. They have a lot of the same people back and they played like it, they’re very good.”