There's room for optimism for the Augsburg College football program in 2010. CUW's first opponent returns twelve starters and 45 letterwinners to a squad that is aiming for improvement from last year's 4-6 overall finish and hosts Concordia at 1:00pm Saturday in Minneapolis.
"Nobody is weak in our conference and the middle in the MIAC is getting a lot thicker," said head coach Frank Haege, who is entering his sixth season with the Auggies. "There should be some great games; a lot of close games."
Augsburg junior Marcus Brumm is an all conference quarterback with a great arm. In his first year after transferring from Minnesota State Mankato, Brumm threw for 2,518 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009, completing 50.5 percent (220) of his 436 passing attempts, with the attempts, completions and yardage totals all among the top five in a single season in school history.
Brumm earned All-MIAC first-team honors in 2009, and his coaches
believe that he is primed for another outstanding season helming
the Auggie offense. "He's just getting better all the time," Haege
said. "He's becoming more of a vocal leader. He's a captain, he's
making better and smarter decisions all the time, and he's
understanding the offense more and more. He should be exciting to
watch this season."