Fall camp. It’s over. Yes indeed, fall camp is past tense for the 22nd time in my career. As I said the other day, it’s bittersweet, for a number of reasons. But, it means we are closing in on the games counting for real.
It was a productive camp, maybe one of the best I have ever been apart of. The
attitude, effort and work ethic is unrivaled to this group. They have bought into each and they have respected the process. They arrive early, they do things together and they genuinely love and care about each other. It’s a once in a lifetime group to work with. It’s going to be a fun year!
I appreciate all the feedback and well wishes we receive from coaches and people from all over who read our story. It’s fun sharing our daily musings with you.
I’m writing this a few minutes before we embark on our journey to Plainview for our 2nd fake game. No, my approach to scrimmages hasn’t change. Nor has my disdain for them. The disdain is alive and well.
Here is what we are going to do: show up; play hard; play all 53 on the roster; stay healthy. That’s it. Then we head home and get ready for real football on September 1st against Seminole.
Done. That’s all I’m saying on scrimmages and all their false bravado.
Thursday I announced the rest of our 7 captains. I did so with a cake. I surprised the last three captains with it. Those names were added to the cake with the original four. They had no idea. It was a cool thing for our kids. The captains are picked and they got to eat some cake. Doesn’t get any better than that!
-I hate scrimmages. Just reiterating.
-Yankees/Tigers brawl was crazy. Good to see the Baby Bombers aren’t taking crap from anyone, especially a bottom-feeding team like the Tigers.
-Seriously, I wrote this the other day. Put your phones down and enjoy life. Humans are bizarre. Attached to their phones like it’s a life-saving device.
-Eric Bartel is good people. Tremendous guy and financial planning asset to all
-I appreciate working for Coach Meeks. He allows me to be me. I am really enjoying.
He has done a great job this past year.
-Coach Garfield is another great guy and resource to have. He has been nothing short of awesome since his arrival at LISD. Really enjoy his conversations and his straight-forward approach. Sometimes I wonder if he is from the east coast! He can pull it off!
-Football is fun.
-Anyone remember a soda named, Jolt? Pure sugar. Andy’s Market on Lincoln Avenue in Northampton used to sell it.
That’s all I got.
Until next time…FIO.
by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach