He doesn't have to be reminded, he already knows.
Burroughs High football Coach Keith Knoop knows that his best player from 2011 has graduated, leaving him with a gaping hole in his offense.
Zander Anding — the unanimous selection for All-Area Player of the Year, as voted on by the sportswriters and editors of the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun and Pasadena Sun — will no longer carry the load for the Indians. He left his career at Burroughs as the all-time school leader in rushing yards (3,345) and points scored (250).
Will it be possible to replace Anding?
"Impossible," said Knoop, whose team went 6-5 and shared the Pacific League championship for a third consecutive season in 2011.
"He was a special guy who had a lot of success."
During spring practice, Knoop realized that he'll have to replace Anding's production with multiple running backs and a balanced offense.