Will Albany’s Faith return to his I-formation roots?

With the graduation of much of his key skill personnel from last year’s 13-1 team, Albany coach Denney Faith has reached a point of decision.

A solid offensive line is in place. The quarterback situation isn’t hashed out yet. There is a smallish but stout fullback and an excellent running back. In other words, many of the ingredients are in place for a possible return to the playbook on which Faith built his career: the I-formation.

But, before any old-time football purists get their hopes up, the Albany staff will be evaluating the Lions during preseason workouts to decide the best direction to go — either retaining the spread attack they have used with a high degree of success over the last two years, or returning to Faith’s smash-mouth ways of old.

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