You can’t blame Muir football coach Ken Howard for being excited and eager to get the season started. The boys on Lincoln look mighty impressive. This is not the same Muir team that went through growing pains last season, and they’re ready to prove they belong among the best. Karl Holmes is a 6-3 wide receiver who was voted Top WR at the San Jose State camp and was among the top 5 at Cal Poly’s camp. He’s explosive, physical and has soft hands. He’s also a proven leader and showed as much during Wednesday’s fall camp opener. Jeffrey Davis will be somebody I’ll definitely keep my eye out on. He’s a 6-4 quarterback who gives the Mustangs much needed size in the pocket, especially when you have a towering offensive line that features Danny Huerta (6-0), Cameron Palmer (6-4) and Shawn Wilcox (6-4).
“I’m excited because we went to that game last year and nobody expected us to do well in that game,” said Howard, referring to the first-round game against Charter Oak in which the Mustangs nearly pulled off the biggest upset. “With all the weapons coming back, we’re the only ones that can stop us. It’s all up to us at this point. These guys are really that good.”
Muir was roughed up last season, but the Mustangs definitely used it as learning experience. Just watching Muir on the field you can tell they’ve definitely grown up.
“It’s maturity,” Howard said. “They grew up just like a lot of the guys on this team grew up from that one game These guys (Holmes and Davis) really want to bring this team together, and they’re showing that with their leadership.”
As Muir started camp Wednesday, you can tell they have added confidence.
“Over the summer they gained more confidence,” Howard said. “We want them to have a swagger about themselves, and they have it.”