Houston Baptist Huskies
Location: Houston, TX
Coach: Vic Shealy (12-39)
Stadium: Husky Stadium (Capacity: 5,000)
245th: Division I
2017 In A Sentence: You know it wasn’t great when, after the season, your head coach hires a brand-new offensive AND defensive coordinator.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: LB Garrett Dolan gave the Huskies everything he had to the program last year, notching 140 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 5 QB hurries. He died just before he was set to graduate from HBU, a terrible loss that understandably shook the program to its core.
Key Player: CB Raphael Lewis was another tremendous talent on this Houston Baptist defense last season, notching 4 interceptions to lead the Huskies and also breaking up 12 passes.
Fearless Prediction: It’s hard not to feel compassion for what this program has gone through this offseason, but it’s difficult to see where the wins will come from after a good chance for victory vs. D-II Southwest Baptist.