Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at the leadership role of Darren Thellen among the defensive backs. He also has a feature on transfer running back Chris Burns.
A year ago, as he prepared to begin his first full season as a starter, Darren Thellen talked about wanting to live up to the high standard set by the University of Massachusetts safeties who'd preceded him.
A year later, he's the one setting the standard.
At practice Monday, Thellen marvelled at the speed of his role transition.