Albany hopes to break through in 2014

The Albany Indians are long overdue for a winning season.

The program hasn't been over .500 since 2002, but head coach Felton Williams is confident.

They had excellent attendance for their spring and summer workouts, and made strides in the weight room and on the field. Now it has to translate to games in the fall.

"We set goals, you've got to have goals in whatever you do," Williams said.

To meet those goals, Albany's going to have to overcome some obstacles. They're small and lack depth on the offensive and defensive lines, but they're already devising plans to combat that. The Indians will put their quarterback in the shotgun formation, allowing him to get rid of the ball quickly. On defense, they'll let their talented defensive backs roam around and make plays.

All the Indians are hoping it all comes together this season.

"We always want to be over .500," Williams said about the goals for his team. "We want to give them something to reach for."

Albany will open with three home games, against Mitchell County, Terrell County, and Laney.