It's obvious that one Arkansas State coach is smiling more than some of the others.
Veteran wide receiver coach Tyler Siskey makes it very obvious that he loves the new offensive system that Hugh Freeze has brought to the Red Wolves, but there seems to be more that has the fourth year coach excited.
For the first time in four seasons Siskey will have depth at the wide receiver position.
For the first time coaching the position, he will be coaching more veteran players than young freshmen. After just losing one senior last year out of a group that caught more balls for the Red Wolves than ever before, it's easy to see his excitement.
"This is the most talented group I have ever had here," Siskey said smiling. "My young guys I have been coaching the last two years are finally growing up. This has been a long time coming for our receiving corp."
Another reason Siskey is smiling is that he only loses one senior this fall and the group has the potential to be even better next fall.
Guys like Taylor Stockemer and Allen Muse has been playing since their freshmen season in Jonesboro. Now both will be juniors in their second year in this new pass happy offense.
"Stock and Muse both caught 40 balls a piece last year," Siskey said. "To have both of those guys back is just the beginning for this group."
Last year's leading receiver Dwayne Frampton is coming back after catching 69 balls in Freeze's first year calling the offense.
"Frampton gives everything he has on every play and every practice," Siskey said. "I don't have to worry about him giving great effort. I want Frampton to take a bigger role as the leader of this group, on and off the field."
Having those three returning from last year's record breaking offensive season, Siskey is expecting more of them this fall.
"They understand what I expect from them," Siskey said. "They have been around me long enough to know how I am."
Siskey is expecting big things from his two juniors.
"Taylor and Andrew had great seasons last fall but with better depth this year I expect both to have breakout seasons," Siskey said. "We will have better depth this year."
In fact Siskey plans on rotating nine to 10 guys in and out of a ballgame, and that isn't counting the new incoming freshmen.
Siskey made it clear that the best players will play early at Arkansas State.
"I don't have a red-shirt policy," Siskey said. "Whoever gives us the best chance to win a ballgame is who will play."
One newcomer to the group that is expected to make a lot of noise in this offensive package is transfer wide out Josh Jarboe.
Jarboe, who signed with Oklahoma out of high school, is expected to give the Red Wolves an added dimension this fall.
"Josh adds a dimension our receiving corp," Siskey said. "He has the size, the speed and quickness that will stretch out the defenses even farther. He is almost everything you can ask for in a wide receiver."
Jarboe has been here all summer working out on his own during voluntary workouts.
"It's frustrating that I can't be out there working with him," Siskey said. "With the way the NCAA rules are we can't go out and coach them in the summer. It's like having a Rolls Royce in your garage but you can't take it for a drive. I will have thirty practices in fall camp to get him ready for the fall season."
Is Siskey concerned he will be ready?
"No not at all," Siskey said. "I feel certain Red Wolf fans will see him in action against Illinois."
It appears that the sky is the limit for this group of wideouts, how appropriate as footballs will be flying through the sky this fall in Jonesboro.