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Mustang football: QB Chandler Garrett and a talented group of receivers looking to light up the scoreboard

by Scott Wright Published: September 2, 2014
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— The smoothness of his second season at Mustang has far exceeded coach Jeremy Dombek’s first year, and he sees the potential payoff ahead in 2014 for the Broncos.

“The pace is a lot better than it was at this time last year. The learning curve is not as big as it was,” he said. “It’s going great. Obviously everybody has their concerns this time of year, but I think we’re right on schedule.”

With a quarterback who is drawing Division I recruiting interest and a receiver group that can rival any in the state, the Mustang offense is looking to put some points on the board this fall.

Quarterback Chandler Garrett took over as the starter in the middle of last season, giving him valuable experience heading into his junior year. But like his coach, Garrett is far more comfortable this preseason than he was last.

“He has exceeded some of our expectations in camp, with how much stronger he is, how the ball is coming off his hand much better, how he’s making his decisions quicker,” Dombek said. “It’s what you would expect from a returning starter and a guy who feels more comfortable. But he’s also taking more of a leadership role, and doing a really good job.”

Receiver is the deepest position on the team, with as many as nine players capable of making plays.

David Parker is the most experienced of the bunch, and has shown big-play potential. Jakolby Long, who has 10 scholarship offers as a basketball player, is far more comfortable in his second season at receiver.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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