Today's the big day! I step back into high school football after a two year hiatus. I can tell you this, I look forward to it with great anticipation, yet I'm very nervous. A lot has changed since I worked where I'm at now, so I'm having to adapt to that, but hey, change is a good thing. I'm looking forward to getting to work with some great young men, and having a chance to show my stuff again.
You've got to love spring football. For those of you in states that do not allow it, it really is a shame. We get 20 practices here, which even includes a game. We will play an inter squad scrimmage and a full game against an opponent from around the area. It is very good work, and allows you to evaluate your talent going into the fall. To be honest, I've never put much stock in the game itself, but the game can be a big stepping stone when growing a program. Winning that game is a good spring board going into the summer workouts, conditioning and camp. I use it simply for an evaluation tool of where we are at as a team or as a unit (offense/defense/DL/OL etc.).
I'm back coaching the position I love, which is the secondary, and coordinating defense. We'll see how this goes! Here's a couple of motivational videos to get you going this morning. Don't sit, get up, don't walk, run, don't wait, seize the moment! Just thought I'd share this with you, and for those that are starting up spring ball around the country, good luck and GATA!!!!