For the first time since he can remember, Rose has to replace virtually every skill-position player he had.
The Titans will feature a new quarterback, new primary running back and a new set of receivers this season.
“It's definitely different,” Rose said. “We've got some potential this year. We've got some young kids that, if they come on, we can be pretty good.”
The flip side to that is Carl Albert returns a strong bunch of linemen, perhaps none more promising than junior defensive end/tight end Chantz Woodberry.
“We think Woodberry's going to be pretty special for us,” Rose said.
The Titans scrimmage Midwest City on Thursday.
LUIS WILL BE VITAL FOR ROCKETS
As they move into the second year under coach Chris Stiles, the Mount St. Mary Rockets are shifting to more of a run-based offense that will make offensive linemen vitally important.
Among them, guard Scott Luis is getting moved inside from tight end to use his size and athleticism to open holes.
But the biggest impact of the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Luis could be at defensive end, where he made 11 sacks last year.
“He could be one of the best defensive linemen in 3A,” Stiles said.
NAULT STILL MAKING PLAYS
Kingfisher's first play from scrimmage Friday night against Piedmont was reminiscent of many from last year, with Landon Nault running for a touchdown.
The Yellowjackets' star running back scored untouched on a 40-yard run the first time he touched the ball Friday night.
Nault rushed for 1,517 yards and 25 touchdowns last season as a sophomore.
“It was just like last year,” Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said.
Nault wants to have an even bigger season this year.
“I am always working to get better,” Nault said. “It felt great to get our here and get going and to get in an actual game situation. Our line looks awesome. They blocked really well. They are going hard every play and it helps me be successful.”