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Wayne State needs depth heading into the fall

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WSC will return nine on offense and eight on defense in 2013. WSC will return nine on offense and eight on defense in 2013.
WAYNE, Neb. (KTIV) -

With a  6-5 record a year ago, Wayne State recorded its sixth straight winning season. 

There's a lot of excitement for the Wildcats heading into the fall.

But, like many programs, they have some holes to fill.

The Wildcats will return nine starters on offense and eight on defense.

Offensively, the Cats look to replace center Matt Peter and the production of receiver Kevin Paulsen.

On the other side of the ball, gone is defensive end Richard Daniel, defensive lineman Jeff Pokorny and middle linebacker Ben Perry.  The three ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th in tackles and combined for 15 sacks last season.

While they have guys to step right into those spots, there is not many behind them.

"I think developing depth is the biggest thing for us right now," Head Coach Dan McLaughlin said.  "We can put 22 out there that are pretty good football players, we just have to develop depth across the board, have some young kids come through for us, for us to be a really quality football team."

Wayne State kicks the season off on the road against Northern State on September 7th.

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