JMU football holds media day

Published: Aug. 19, 2018 at 10:58 PM EDT
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With the season less than two weeks away, the Dukes held media day at Bridgeforth Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Expectations are high, and head coach Mike Houston says it rightfully so.

"You have to embrace it, because our expectations kinda exceed any of the external expectations that anybody has for us. But we also we understand that last year and the year before, that's in the past. You know I said it many times. Every year is a new year and every team is a new team. Bryan Schorr is gone, Andrew Ankra is gone, Raven Green is gone, Aaron Stinnie they're gone. All those seniors that have played so many snaps for us the last several years are not here anymore and so this year's team is going to be the one that's going to decide you know how we're perceived."

Dozens of players also spoke at media day.

"I can't wait," redshirt junior wide receiver Riley Stapleton said. "The biggest thing is we are tired of going against each other every day in practice."

The team is excited for it's first game of the season on September 1 at NC State at Noon.