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Eagles expect young talent to rise on offense

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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team is in need of some new offensive weapons this season.

Gone is 2014's top wide receiver Tony Bilderback, along with top running back Ben Hertrampf.

That means a lot of competition on this young Eagles squad. Head coach Joel Dettwiler knows he likely cannot replace all the talent with just one player, and is excited for the group he has coming into fall camp this season.

He's optimistic about the players he'll have spreading the ball around.

"We probably have more than one guy who can do it we think," Dettwiler said. "We're converting some guys from running back to receiver and things like that, and then obviously we're getting Trent [Cummings] healthy and the quarterbacks behind him are pushing. The whole passing game has got to work, quarterback and receivers as well too."

Cummings, named the starter to begin the season but has to prove himself as the man going forward, is also excited for the talent around him.

"We've got Sam Zwieg, Chase Montgomery, just to name a few," he said, "but we've got a lot of guys out there and I'm sure you're going to hear their names more than once."

The Eagles open the 2015 season on Friday, September 4 against Luther College at Roger Harring Stadium.

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