CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2015 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran will take a look at 100 teams in 100 days, counting down to the opening night kickoff on Aug. 28.
School: Marian Central Catholic
Head coach: Mike Maloney
Assistant coaches: Ron Ricciardi, Steve Bell, Pat Brunken, Brian Teplar, Joe Remcke, Tim Lalor, Chris Leathers, Tom Kruse, Steve Kurcz, Brian Winder, Mike Milanovich, Darren Fortin, Rodney Paglialong, Tony Randazzo, Brad Williams, Ken Radcliffe
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How they fared in 2014: 7-5 (3-4 East Suburban Catholic Conference); The Hurricanes made the 5A state playoff field and defeated Chicago Solorioand Sterling before losing to Montini Catholic.
Biggest storyline in 2015: How will the transition from retired head coach Ed Brucker to new head coach Mike Maloney fare?
Names to watch: OL/DL Gavin Dineen - a two-way starter has a handful of offers so far this spring - and OLB Mike Miceli - a senior that is a lights-out hitter/defender for the Hurricanes.
Biggest holes to fill: The Hurricanes will need to replace the overall production lost from graduated standout QB Billy Bahl (Miami of Ohio).
EDGY's Early Take: The Hurricanes have some serious questions heading into the 2015 season. If MCC can settle on a quarterback this summer, the talent on-hand is good enough to get them into the 2015 state playoff field.