The quarterback job will go to either junior Brenden Holbrook or sophomore Tyler Americo, each of who got a little work last year in the more wide-open attack. Americo was 8 of 21 passing for 102 yards and Holbrook 4 of 7 for 53 yards.
"Our quarterbacks can do some nice things with their feet, too,'' Meyer said. "It's going to be a tough decision there. There are possibilities there.''
On defense, Hoover returns six starters, the same number it brings back on offense. However, the Huskies allowed 29 points per game last year and must improve on that figure.
"One of the things we're not lacking is experience,'' Meyer said. "I feel really good about the defense because we had some holes we had to fill last year, and we had some kids step up for us.''
Meyer thinks the postseason is a reachable accomplishment, but his team needs to develop more consistency than it showed in preseason scrimmages.
"It's been one thing or another,'' Meyer said of the scrimmages. "It's been a mixed bag. Sometimes we look really good and sometimes you can tell we're struggling a little bit.
"I think it's always your goal to start out with the thought of making the playoffs, but with the schedule we face it's going to be a tough nut.''
Two teams in Hoover's conference, the AA Cardinal Conference, played in the state finals last year - Wayne beating Point Pleasant. Point has since moved up to AAA.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.