The Turnaround: Resilient Westerners

Jason Strunk Lubbock Week 1

You know, Week 1 didn’t go our way. Week 2 certainly didn’t start off well for the Westerners, as we fell behind 21-0. However, we battled and scrapped our way back into the game against Andrews, tying it at 28 late in the third quarter. We ended up losing the game but yet again we battled back and gave ourselves a shot.

One word registers with me with this team: resilient.

We are never down and out. We never quit. We just do our thing. We fight. This is a resilient group and we showed
our mettle on Friday night.

Sweetwater is a very good team. Andrews is good as well. We improved from Week 1 to Week 2. We made major improvements. We have something to build on here. Our offense clicked and our defense played solid for three quarters. We have had a lot of positive film work this week.

The Westerners will remain resilient and keep battling. Good days are ahead for us. Attitude is everything here. We have the attitude and we will remain resilient.

I am looking forward to week three. Let’s get it!

9/11
What a week we have ahead of us. A big game with the Dumas Demons is on the horizon. Friday night we square off at PlainsCapital Park at 7:30. Football, however, is the not only important thing going on this Friday.

Friday night marks the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Under Armour, along with my boss, coach Mark Ball, designed us special USA uniforms that we are going to wear. We will take the field as Westerners but also don the colors of the greatest country in the world. What a special night it will be!

On 9/11 we are all one. I cannot think of a better place to then than a football stadium and honoring our country.

Follow This Guy
Urban Meyer is a coaching legend and is still fairly young in our profession. If you aren’t following anything this guy is doing you are missing the boat. He is a special talent with a knack to win championships.

Study up on his approach to practice. Look to see who he recruits. This guy is one of the best to ever walk the sidelines. If you don’t take my word for it, check out his career record. Phenomenal.

Yeah, follow Urban. Simple task @OSUCoachMeyer.

RANDOMNESS
-Paranoid people have a tendency to wear me out. Live life. Be happy, for crying out loud. Just don’t get in my way.
-Mark Texiera is having a great year for the Yanks. But now he is on the DL. Did the whole gluten-free diet really help him? Not sure but he is on the DL again. Go
figure.
-The Blue Jays are posers.
-The NFL starts this weekend. Yippie.
-I don’t play fantasy football. Why? It’s a fantasy. I live in the real football world.
-Alabama has the best DL I have ever seen in college football.
-Nate Jephcott sold his comic book collection to Nate Gensler.
-Steve Ribera forgot his clothes in LBK last Friday. Indeed. He coached in a tee-shirt, shorts and Crocs.
-Justin Wieller has no tricep definition.
-Neal Tull gets his eyebrows waxed.
-If I could be anything other than a football coach I would be peanut vendor in the Bronx.
-Derek Mauldin said Christian Coleman is a good player. He was right.
-Hockey needs to start soon.
-Driving and eating ice cream with the reverse spoon technique isn’t good for car
upholstery.

That’s it. Jeff Fisher is the man and one year older! Happy Birthday, Fish!!

FIO.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.