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Edmonds' newfound leadership earns him starting QB role

Caleb Edmons is confident in year 2 under the center (Source: WALB) Caleb Edmons is confident in year 2 under the center (Source: WALB)
Edmons threw for 1,761 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2015 (Source: WALB) Edmons threw for 1,761 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2015 (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

This is the second straight offseason Caleb Edmonds has been in a quarterback battle, and for the second straight fall, he earned the position as the Golden Rams signal caller.

Head coach Dan Land cited improved leadership as the reason for siding with Edmonds.

The senior has became more vocal since last year when he led the Golden Rams to a championship appearance in the SIAC.

It's not usual for a preseason 2nd team all-conference quarterback to have his job in question.

But according to the senior QB, this fall was different because he felt it was never in question.

"Me having the confidence to lead the guys, because last year with the whole quarterback situation, my confidence wasn't there to lead. Everybody was like, 'who is this guy, he's new.' But this year I'm here."

In Land's second year leading the golden Rams, he is putting his trust in the senior who he feels has grown tremendously this summer.

"He's commanding them to get better and commanding himself to get better at the same time," said Land. "Back in the day we had to tell him, 'Caleb do this, Caleb do that,' now Caleb knows what to do. He's telling them what they need to be doing so that makes it a whole lot better."

Just like last fall, Edmonds' first game will be against Valdosta State.

The Golden Rams are 1-16 all-time against the Blazers--including last seasons 21-13 loss in Albany. 

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