By: Ryan Kelly | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 21, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Last season, Garrett Jahn's homecoming honeymoon was short lived, giving way to a tough 0-11 campaign for the Leon Lions.
However, Jahn and his staff are confident they've found what it'll take to turn Leon around, and his pride of Lions have taken that to heart.
"The guys really took last year personal, as well as the coaching staff and that showed in our offseason work that's also shown since
we started camp," Jahn said. "Hopefully that momentum and that motivation can carry us on."
LHS brings back a young squad with some experience, as well as some surprises, with unlikely positions looking strong in fall camp.
"(I) think our linebacker play is probably the strength of our defense right now, that surprised me a little bit," Jahn explained. "Also the wide receivers. I was a little unsure but we've got some guys that can run some good routes."
As for who's going to throw to those receivers, that remains to be seen.
Paxon Tomeni and Jordan Elliott shared snaps in the Lions' preseason game against Fort Walton Beach and have continued to battle in practice.
But Jahn says the competition might not stop before game one.
"They both had good games and we're sort of battling it out the rest of this week to see who's going to start Friday night," he said.
When pressed on if there was a chance of using a two-quarterback-system in the season opener, Jahn responded coyly, "Possibly. Yeah, I might."
After a few seasons of hardship and noise in the system, Jahn seems confident his second year squad of Lions is almost ready to roar back.
"Unfortunately we've took a lot of hits along the way that were tough to overcome but we've overcome them and now I think we're heading in the right direction," he said.