“Everybody is 0-0 at this point,” he said. “You always have to be trying to get better.”
Hansen burst on the scene as a sophomore, and his quarterback play was one of the major reasons the Wolves bounced back from a dismal 1-9 season two years ago.
“I would expect him to have huge gains,” Manning said. “Generally, from a sophomore to a junior there is a big maturity level, not just physically but mentally as well.
“Justice is one of those kids that works so hard and commits that I would expect him to be much better this year than what he was last year. He showed signs of that all summer. I don't know why that wouldn't continue in the fall.”
Expectations are high at Santa Fe, but Manning said the Wolves must play unselfishly and execute their schemes to have a special season.
“Everybody has high expectations,” he said. “We have some talented kids, but it takes a lot more to win than just having talent.”