Head coach J.D. Brookhart and linebackers coach Vince Okruch heaved praise at freshman linebacker Brian Wagner, who earned the starting middle linebacker position. He takes over for Kevin Grant.
Tom Gaffney wrote a great feature on Wagner. It will excite you about the Zips' young linebacking crew.
I will attend practice tomorrow and report back in the mid-afternoon.
In what has become an annual tradition, Kent State and Akron will compete in the final regular-season game of 2009-10.
Click here for the rest of the conference schedule. At first glance, it looks favorable in that it lacks a prolonged road trip.