ORONO – At this time last year Maine football quarterback Chris Ferguson was one of three players competing for the starting job.
The redshirt freshman won the job and ran with it having an impressive first season in blue and white. In his second year Maine isn’t hoping Ferguson can be a leader on this team, its expecting it.
It’s a much different feeling for Ferguson this camp, instead of proving himself he’s doing his best to bring along new players and get the offense up to speed.
The Black Bears have a couple holes to fill on the offensive line and a mixture of talented yet unproven newcomers in the backfield and on the outside.
The position is one Ferguson can relate to, having been there last year. He says its his job to be the guy players can look to for answers.
“I want to be a leader I want to be the guy that everyone looks to and does the right things sets by example which is important. But also works hard and doesn’t take anything for granted. I think that’s big for other guys to see you know younger guys as well. And technically I’m still younger but I like to look at myself as an older guys and set that example,” Ferguson said.