There’s new leadership in The Citadel football program, and it appears the Bulldogs are in good hands. Mike Houston was hired after Kevin Higgins left for Wake Forest, and considering the Bulldogs were a triple option team, they couldn’t have made a better higher.
Houston transformed Lenoir-Rhyne from a D-2 bottom feeder to the national runnerup last season. His version of the triple option accounted for over 5500 rushing yards setting a NCAA record for all divisions.
And he’ll have a highly capable quarterback to run the show in senior Aaron Miller of Clover. After serving as Ben Dupree’s backup for three seasons, Miller is now ready to run the offense himself. In his career, Miller has thrown for 1038 yards and rushed for 772 yards and 11 touchdowns.
All SOCON defensive line selection Justin Oxendine will head up the defense which will operate from a 4-2-5 and 3-4 look. Last season he had 11.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
The Bulldogs open their season at home August 30th against Coastal Carolina then travel to Florida State in week two. Their SOCON opener will be October 4th at Wofford.