There is no way to sugarcoat just how awful the Mustangs performed in Spring. While every single team in the nation had a weird season there are few sympathies allowed for Beau Baldwin who is a proven program builder. A new coach, new quarterback, and new offense were simply too much for Cal Poly to comprehend last season and the deficits may be too much to overcome this season.
Cal Poly SLO
Spencer Brasch – QB – 6’4″ 200 lbs. – RS-SO – University of Cal Transfer
Brasch was originally recruited to Cal by now Cal Poly Coach Beau Baldwin. While he has limited playing time at the Division I level he will help Coach Baldwin transition the Mustangs to a Spread offense. Brasch will have to compete with RS-Junior Conor Bruce, but Baldwin likely wants to make a strict transition to an improved offense after a horrible spring performance.
Brandon Davis – DB – 6’0″ 195 lbs. – RS-SR
Davis is a scrappy corner that knows how to find himself in the right place and the right time. In spring, Davis tallied 14 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, and 1 INT for 55 yards and a touchdown. As a redshirt senior this will be Davis last time to shine for the Mustangs as Cal Poly will desperately need a defensive leader to help keep morale through the growing pains.
Last. Looking at the schedule, Fresno State, San Diego, Montana, Weber State, Montana State, and UC Davis in the first seven weeks is a brutal way to start off the season. The last three weeks of the season include offenses that can be punishing with big plays and overtly athletic skills players. The most winnable games on the Mustangs schedule are hosting a scrappy University of South Dakota team and traveling to Portland State’s Hillsboro “Stadium”,
My name is Ben Schleiger and I’m your representative for the Big Sky Conference. I have done work for multiple newspapers and sports blogs including The Johnstown Breeze, The University of Northern Colorado Mirror, and Mile High Maniac. I am a proud alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Political Science. In my free time, I like watching sports, playing video games, and trying new foods.