Panthers showcase new-look offense in spring debut

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CHARLESTON (WCIA) — The Panthers Football team looks completely different this year. 

“Oh it’s going to be a ton different than what we ran a year ago,” head coach Kim Dameron said. “It’s not even in the same category.”

Those changes are in large part to the new offensive coordinator Scott Parr, who comes to Eastern from Navarro junior college in Texas. He brings an “Air Raid” style offense that finished eighth in the nation in offense in 2017. Parr brought with him his quarterback from that Navarro team, Harry Woodbery, who was the star of the spring game on Saturday.

“I wanted to come in here and be able to lead these guys and get them caught up because this is their first spring with the offense,” Woodbery said.

Dameron was quiet on naming a starting quarterback for the fall but says that Woodbery should be the leader. Woodbery said he thinks of himself as the leader in the clubhouse to start for the Panthers this fall.

“As anybody coming in who already knows the offense you’re thinking ‘I already know this, I should be a step ahead,'” Woodbery said. “But my goal is just to keep competing everyday with these guys. We’ve had a great competition this whole spring, we’ve pushed each other everyday and I think we’ve all gotten better.”

“He should be a little bit ahead but like I said, by no means in the competition completely over,” Dameron said.

The season is a little more than four months away now and the Panthers start it with a bang. A trip to SEC opponent, the Arkansas Razorbacks Sept. 1 in Fayetteville.

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