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Tim Lester previews WMU-Syracuse matchup in-studio

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Tim Lester previews WMU-Syracuse matchup in-studio.{ }

Western Michigan University head football coach Tim Lester stopped by the Newschannel 3 studio to talk about the Broncos matchup with the Syracuse Orange on Friday.

Western opening up at home against a Power-5 opponent for the second time in four seasons.

Newschannel 3’s Sports Director Andy Pepper talked with Lester about a very talented offense.

WMU getting a quarterback returning, some great running backs, and some really talented wide receivers.

Lester lost three very talented linebackers and a great corner to the NFL, but has more experience than people realize defensively. Lester discussed his defense with Pepper.

Lester spent three years as an assistant coach at Syracuse, worked as a quarterback coach, an offensive coordinator, and a recruiting coordinator. He recruited quarterback Eric Dungey from Syracuse. Dungey ranks 4th in ACC history in total yards per game behind Jameis Winston, Lamar Jackson, and Deshaun Watson, three players combined for two Heisman Trophies and two national championships.

Lester talked about the dynamic of calling plays for the 2018 season.

Pepper asked about what Michigan State University head coach Mark Dantonio said when he complemented Lester about playing in Waldo Stadium.