Butler football looks for success in new season

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EL DORADO, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Butler Grizzlies finished the 2016 football season ranked 17th nationally. A great finish for any program, but for Butler it wasn't the season they've become accustomed to.

Butler head coach Tim Schaffner attributes the season to a lot of youth on the field - the program didn't return a single starter from its 2015 campaign.

The team held the first scrimmage of the season Tuesday in preparation for the upcoming season and here's what Coach Schaffner says he expects to see on the field this season.

"A little more attention to detail than we had a year ago," Schaffner said. "All those freshmen that we played a year ago have grown up now, they're sophomores, they're the leaders of our team. They've done a real good job embracing that, so maybe a little more finished product, maybe not as many mental mistakes because there won't be as many first time college players out there."

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