LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — VMI football’s season might be over but the Keydets’ trajectory to becoming a major contender in FCS football might be just beginning.
Scott Wachenheim’s squad was able to put up a fight with the third-seeded James Madison in Saturday’s first round game in Harrisonburg, which marked VMI’s FCS playoff debut.
“I think we build with confidence that we can go toe to toe with the team that’s won the national championship,” Wachenheim said. “I think we got a lot of players back and we got some incoming freshmen that are very talented and we go back to work in August when we report and our kids will have a great offseason lifting and we’ll start again.”
With a relatively young squad and a freshman quarterback named Seth Morgan who has big game experience heading into the fall, the future is looking bright in Lexington.
“I think it shows we’re a legitimate program,” Morgan said. “JMU has gotten respect for a long time and to be able to go toe to toe with them and only lose by seven points, I think we’re going to earn a lot of respect from a lot of people on the outside so I think VMI is on the rise as far as the football program.”