ASU continues to run up tempo offense

Most Arkansas State fans were wondering a few things about this Red Wolf Football team under new head coach Bryan Harsin. One of those questions is will Harsin continue to play a spread offense? Go "Inside" for that answer and many more.

Most Arkansas State fans were wondering a few things about this Red Wolf Football team under new head coach Bryan Harsin.

One of those questions is will Harsin continue to play a spread offense?

The answer is yes.

Although they proved here Saturday during Arkansas State's spring game that Harsin won't hesitate lining up under center and go with a power formation, especially in the red zone.

Another main question was will this team be as fast pace as what fans have gotten use to over the last couple of seasons.

Again the answer is yes, actually may be faster at times and probably left most Red Wolf fans relieved of the similarities that have led to two back to back Sun Belt Conference Championships and back to back 10 win seasons.

The one thing that is for sure, No. 16 is no longer the starting quarterback and that will probably be the biggest difference in this year's ball club.

QUARTERBACK RACE

Popular opinion has Stephen Hogan showing the most skills and having the best performance in Saturday's game.

It is obvious the race is far from over with senior Phillip Butterfield and Freddie Knighten having the best chances to beat Hogan out come fall camp.

The main question many fans may have is the quarterback that will start in September currently on campus? Could true freshman Cameron Birse win the starting role, or is there another quarterback out there that could come in and play immediately?

Look for the battle not to be decided until late in fall camp, don't be surprised to see a two quarterback system.

ROCK STAR

Everyone knew what to expect when Rocky Hayes has the football in his hands, many may be surprised on how he played defensively Saturday. He showed quickly why coaches want him to play on both sides of the football. He delivered some big hits, and covered wide receivers with ease.

He also showed on special teams that he is definitely going to continue to be a homerun threat with the ball in his hands. If Hayes continues to work hard, he could become one of the best players in ASU history, he is off to a great start.

RUNNING BACK DEPTH

Everyone knows that David Oku will be the premier back in this offensive system, sophomore Michael Gordon showed that he adds something to the running game as well.

He brings a different style of running as well as Kendrick Daniels, it's not surprising after Saturday's scrimmage to understand why the offensive staff thought they could afford giving up Frankie Jackson to the defensive side of the ball.