Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the ULM Warhawks season with what you need to know.
2018 Record: 6-6 overall, 4-4
Head Coach: Matt Viator, 4th year, 14-22
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ULM OFFENSE
– It was good last year, but it wasn’t quite the unstoppable juggernaut – at least in Sun Belt play – that it was expected to be. Everything once against works around QB Caleb Evans, who was solid for the league’s second-best passing game, but struggled to help put points on the board. The Warhawks were able to average 415 yards per game, but averaged a pedestrian 27 points per outing.
– Leading receiver Marcus Green is gone, and three of the top four targets are done, but there’s a good group of young options in place for Evans to work with. RJ Turner is a good enough veteran to be a No. 1 target, but he has to get over an offseason knee problem. Zachari Jackson caught 11 passes as a freshman, the tight ends are good, and there are plenty of other good parts who should be able to fill the void. Helping the cause …
– There should be a bit more of an emphasis on the running game. Evans cam move – he led the team with ten touchdown runs – and the backs are there despite the loss of leading rusher Derrick Gore. Everyone is back on an O line that was terrific in pass protection and at keeping defenses out of the backfield, and now it’s up to a rotation of little-used options to work behind the veteran front.