Team preview: Kent State

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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Doug Martin made a measurable impact on the Kent State football program as the new offensive coordinator in 2003.

The passing game improved by almost 100 yards per game in his spread attack. Scoring jumped nearly 10 points per contest. The Golden Flashes scored 40 touchdowns, an increase of 16 over the previous season. And, most importantly, the team won two more games than it did in 2002.

Now, Martin is charged with the responsibility of making the entire Kent State football program better. The Golden Flashes made Martin their 19th head coach on March 1, less than a week after Dean Pees left to become linebackers coach for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.