2021 was a season of what-ifs for Furman. What if the Paladins had not lost in the final seconds at home against ETSU. What if they had not been upset at Western Carolina. And what if their offense had played better in a 10-point loss at UT-Chattanooga? A five-win season would have been an eight-win season with a playoff appearance.
The Paladins did win their final two games and that momentum carried over into the off-season, spring practice and now pre-season practice. Coach Clay Hendrix believes if the quarterback play is stellar, he will have enough elsewhere to field a SOCON Championship caliaber team.