Davis Better Prepared For Big ISU Season


2018 was Brady Davis’ first year as Illinois State’s quarterback, one in which he started all 10 games for the Redbirds throwing for 1,900 yards and 19 touchdowns. Looking back on it, Davis says he has come a long way in terms of familiarity with the ISU offense.

“You know, as far as last year, I was kinda guessing out there, learning on the fly. I feel very comfortable, I think it’s going to be night and day from last year,” Davis said. “Just seeing a guy out there in complete control, when at times last year I’m sure I made some plays where some people were scratching their head. I put in a lot of time with my coach, coach Beathard, I’ve learned a lot of football and a lot about this offense.”

“You know, he’s got a lot better feel for it,” said ISU head coach Brock Spack. “He’s doing a good job in managing the offense as well, and throwing the ball well so far.”

With experienced lineman and All-American running back James Robinson back alongside Davis, the Redbirds feel they can have one of the most prolific offenses in the country… They proved that by scoring 42 points in a Week 2 victory.

“It’s a special group and I’m really excited to see how far we can take it, because we have a lot of talent on the offensive side,” said Davis. “I think if we put it all together, we can be one of the units in the country and I know our defense will be the same.”

Davis and the Redbirds are confident they can challenge for the MVC crown and hope to compete for a national championship in Frisco Texas come January of 2020.

“I really like where our team is at and the whole culture and the vibe around the locker room,” said Davis. “We want to win the conference championship, we want to compete for a national championship. And that’s something we will continue to speak on and continue to work for.”

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