Huslig Confident in Bears’ Receiving Depth


Missouri State Football has less than three weeks until kickoff at Oklahoma State. Dave Steckel said Thursday he likes the experience on his offensive line, charged with protecting Peyton Huslig. What remains to be seen is who will step up to catch passes from the second-year starting quarterback .

The Bears must replace their top three receivers and starting tight end this fall. Malik Earl, Deion Holliman, Jalen Esters and Erik Furmanek have all graduated, and MSU brings back only 22 percent of its catches and receiving yards from a season ago.

There is not much experience out wide, but Huslig said he is very confident in his options in the passing game.

“Throughout the summer and the first part of fall camp, we’ve been a little bit better than last year as a whole receiving corps,” Huslig said during Thursday’s Media Day. “We definitely miss Malik. We definitely miss Deion and all those guys, but I think overall, we have a lot more depth than we did last year.”

The Bears will kick off the 2018 season Thursday, Aug. 30 in Stillwater.

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