59 days to kickoff: Palatine

59 days to kickoff: Palatine
July 1, 2014, 9:15 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: Palatine

Head coach: Rick Splitt

Assistant Coaches: Brian Richter, Sergio Lund, Brian Flynn, Jim Kautz

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Pirates bounce back from a season ago (4-5) and make the state playoff field?

Name to watch: Senior running back Cameron Cornelius will be asked to carry the Pirates running game in 2014.

Biggest Hole To Fill: The Pirates will feature an experienced core of offensive skills, yet the remainder of the lineup will be inexperienced in 2014.

EDGY's Early Take: Palatine will generally reload year in and year out. If the Pirates can get up to speed and handle a tough early schedule, they will challenge in the Mid Suburban West.