TOWSON, Md. - One of the most wide open positions on the Tigers' football roster entering the season is the tight end position.
According to Tight Ends Coach James Vollono, the situation could be much different this year.
"This position is wide open," he says. "I could envision us going with a tight end by committee this season. These guys are working very hard. They are pushing each other and making each other better."
Vollono, who coached running backs in 2009 and 2010, has enjoyed his new assignment.
"It's been an interesting adjustment for me," he says with a smile. "I find myself learning about these players and I am also learning from them. It is very different from any other assignment I've had."
"I have no idea who is going to start the season at tight end," says the coach. "Everyone is catching 100 balls a day and they have the common goal of getting better."
Evans played in ten games last season and caught two passes for 28 yards. Oboh, a transfer from Florida Atlantic, appeared in the first three games before suffering a season-ending injury. He caught four passes for 23 yards, including a touchdown catch against Coastal Carolina.
"The strength of this unit is the work ethic," Vollono adds. "They are a close group and they do everything together."
On Friday, the Tigers will conduct their fifth pre-season workout.