61 days to kickoff: DeKalb

61 days to kickoff: DeKalb
June 29, 2014, 10:15 am
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CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2014 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 August 29th.

School: DeKalb

Head coach: Matt Weckler

Assistant Coaches: Dan Smaha, Tyler Bell, Tyrone Williams, Dan Sanders

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Barbs make a back-to-back state playoff appearance in 2014?

Name to watch: Senior running back Dre Brown will go down as one of the top athletes in DeKalb High School history. Brown is verbally committed to Illinois.

Biggest Hole To Fill: DeKalb will need to find a quarterback this summer. The offense will still rely heavily on Brown, yet someone else will need to take advantage of teams loading up to stop Brown.

EDGY's Early Take: The Barbs have some experience back and have a chance to get back to the state playoffs, yet the the Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference is loaded again.