NEW CONCORD -- Muskingum University football coach Al Logan will lead the Fighting Muskies into the season opener in McConagha Stadium against the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday, with kickoff slated for 1 p.m.
Waynesburg is under the direction of new head coach Chris Smithley, who was last year's offensive coordinator. He inherits a team that finished 2-8 last year with just 11 returning starters. The offense will have to replace seven starters on that side of the ball and the defense will be somewhat young.
Logan returns a more veteran squad for the Muskies with 22 letterman back, including eight on offense and 11 on defense. The big question mark for Muskingum is who will be doing the signal-calling after losing last year's quarterback to graduation.
Following the opening day non-conference contest with Waynesburg, the Muskies get into Ohio Athletic Conference play the following week with a trip to Westerville to face Otterbein University.