It's the opening week of the regular season for Dickinson State Football. They've still yet to decide who will be the primary signal caller for their first game as they kickoff their season tomorrow night.Jon Schaeffer has more, with our first edition of Soaring with the Blue Hawks.
The Blue Hawks season kicks off Thursday night after a solid two weeks of fall camp.
(PERDUE) "It's kind of tough. We just got done with two a days so it's kind of been a whirlwind last couple of weeks but I guess we're all kind of looking forward to next week when we get on a normal game week schedule."
Students at Dickinson State got their first assignments yesterday as College started
(PERDUE)"A lot of us are taking upwards of 16 credits and you know trying to play football so it's definitely a balancing act. Really have to structure your schedule right."
but fresh on the minds of the football players are the game assignments awaiting them as they take on Montana State University-- Northern.
The Blue Hawks split the season series with MSUN in 2012
Hank Biesiot knows that they'll be tough to beat week 1.
(HANK)"I think we have to match their physicality. I thought Last year in the two games we've played them both games they were as physical as hard nosed in their front seven as anybody we played all year long so they're going to really come after you and you know we gotta match that and be prepared for that."
Dickinson State is still undecided on who is the number one signal caller-- so you'll see a couple of different systems from the Blue Hawks offense..
(HANK)"We're looking at playing two guys at quarterback. Thad Lane, Kaylor Ray right now are taking most of the snaps with the first team so early going we may be a two quarterback may possibly even a three quarterback system depending on situations."
DSU has a simple plan for success as the season opener is just a day away.
(HANK)"The master plan that we have here is get ready for the next game and this is the next game now so let's one step at a time."
(PERDUE)"Just take it game by game and right now we're just worried about Montana Northern."
The Blue Hawks plan on that focus paying off with a week 1 win.