Michigan Tech football preview

When it comes to breaking down a football conference, the GLIAC North Division is loaded with talented teams. Just look at the 2012 season.

Four teams finished conference play with identical 7-3 records. The North Division had a four way tie for first place.

Coming off last season as co-champs of the North Division, Michigan Tech would like to win the division crown outright this year.

The Huskies return defensive linemen Nelson Weinke and Cameron Allen. Quarterback Tyler Scarlett is entering his third season as the Huskies signal caller.

Scarlett has a whole new group of receivers to work with in 2013, but his entire starting offensive line from a year ago is back. If Scarlett can quickly gel with his new receivers, the Huskies have a shot at doing something special in 2013.

“Our whole offensive line returns, so that’s always a big thing,” said head coach Tom Kearly. “Our quarterback (Scarlett) is back for his junior year and he has a chance to be very, very special.”

“Defensively the front half of our defense returns most of its starters. Our expectations here are always to contend for a championship and have a chance at the national playoffs. We achieved one of those goals last year. We would like that to continue this year and of course, we have the dream of playing in the national playoffs,” added Kearly.

“Obviously winning the GLIAC would be a big goal,” said Huskies defensive back Brett Gervais. “For myself, just getting to play, getting on the field more and doing whatever I can to help out the team (are my goals for the season).”

“I just want to see my teammates give it everything they have out on the field and just do the very best that we can,” said Huskies linebacker Dan Perrault.

Michigan Tech begins the season on the road at Tiffin on Sept. 14.