'Unshaken' Theme Has 'Toppers Playing Well

By KBJR News 1

September 27, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Duluth Marshall football team is (2-2) so far in this 2012 season, and new head coach Jim Hogan said that's a credit to his players and their hard work on and off the field.

"From day one we've preached the theme 'unshaken,'" Hogan said. "Whatever comes out way, we want to remain even-keeled. We want to remain unshaken, and they're buying into it."

The Hilltoppers hadn't been (2-2) after the first four weeks since the 2004 season, but Hogan said it's more important that his players believe the prorgam is headed in an upward direction.

"We're trying to change mindsets. You do things right, you prepare, you work hard, you listen, you believe in what we're trying to do here, and you're going to see some success. I think they're seeing that now."

Hogan was an assistant coach at Superior before accepting the Duluth Marshall position, and he said the support surrounding him has been phenomenal.

"People have been happy. When you're winning, it'll put smiles on anybody's face," Hogan said. "We've got a long ways to go, but it's been fun."

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