UF Football puts in hard work during offseason

By Richard Mast and Anthony Johnson, MastR@Findlay.edu and JohnsonC19@Findlay.edu

UF’s football team works on finding the balance between their rigorous training schedule and class work. The football team shared their high hopes for next season and look to make strides in the 2024 offseason with a reloaded roster. 

Along with attending classes, the team participates in workouts on the turf field three days throughout the week. They also lift in the gym four days throughout the week, endures conditioning and completes position-specific workouts twice a week. 

“I look forward to coming back and having to compete for my spot again.” Football player Michael Seney said. “Looking forward to it as we got some cool games on the schedule next year so should be exciting.” 

Expectations are also high as players continue to grow and learn from last season. The pressure is on with only one starter leaving after this past season. 

Student Assistant Brady Allen is hopeful about the team’s performance for the next season of football.

“They’ve already graded out with the best transfer class in D2 in the country and we’ve had no starters leave besides the one that graduated,” Allen said. “I think we could win the GMAC. With the team that won it last year losing all their starters to the portal, I think opens the door. I think that has potential.” 

The Oilers finished the season with a 7-4 record and a 6-3 conference record, losing their final game of the season to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC) Champions, Tiffin University Dragons. Findlay football is looking to avenge their loss to Tiffin by working to win the GMAC and to potentially make a run in the playoffs next season.