The UAlbany football team is wrapping up Spring practice and feeling good about itself. The program in year four under head coach Greg Gattuso is ready to take the next step in the CAA Conference. Gattuso has recruited bigger, stronger and more athletic players at every position on the field, and now it’s time to make the playoffs. I will be surprised if that doesn’t happen next season.

If there is anything holding the Danes back, it would be a rebuilt offensive line, which saw a wealth of talent and experience leave due to graduation, and the quarterback position. After taking over the starting role towards the end of last season, Will Brunson will be under center to start 2017 with former starter Neven Sussman as QB2 on the depth chart.