Glimpse of the future
The Demons have moved LSU transfer Antonio Robinson from free safety to running back. They've also moved Ole Miss transfer Gary Riggs into the starting lineup at strong safety Gary Riggs.
"I didn't mean for it to look that way (going younger by design). They're all good players that are learning and are going to be starters eventually in there,'' Stoker said. "The deal with Antonio is I want to see him over there if he can be that guy. I already know he can play safety for us. I didn't want to go into January not knowing where he is going to be.
"And Riggs got the start last week because it was the option and he played well. It's his job now.''
It may not have been by design, but it is accomplishing the same thing. Robinson and Riggs were big-time recruits coming out of high school. True freshman Josh Adams is already starting at cornerback. And Stoker vows to play freshman quarterback Germayne Edmonds some on Saturday.
Thus, the Demons' 2006 record may not end up being what NSU fans want. But the Demons will have an early start on 2007.