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“Personally, I’m very far along,” he said. “Last year I kind of came in here, learning from Rob Calabrese when he was the quarterback, but now I’m coming in learning some of the stuff I knew last year and still learning from older guys. I think I’m more comfortable in the pocket and in the offense.”

Though the Knights will likely fall short of starting the season in a Top 25 poll, they will have opportunities to get attention early with a home game against Boston College on Sept. 10 and a trip to BYU on Sept. 23.

Preseason ranking or not, Godfrey said their goals remain singular.

“Undefeated,” he said.

And where could that get them?

“BCS, I hope.”