By Steven Bartolotta, August 24, 2011, 3:09 p.m.
With 2-a-days just about officially over, Head Coach Dan McCarney has selected the football captains for this season. Two on offense, two on defense, and the special teams captain will be selected each week based upon performance and leadership (code for they have to earn it).
The captains on offense are QB Derek Thompson and his right hand man so to speak, center J.J. Johnson. On defense the captains are sophomore linebacker Zachary Orr and cornerback Royce Hill.
Interesting picks to say the least, Thompson is a quiet leader as is Hill. Orr is starting to become more vocal, just by his position he has to, and demonstrative in being a leader of the defense.
Special teams, well I'm just glad it's an emphasis again.
Each captain has the responsibility for communicating between the players and the coaching staff through the season.