The Turnaround – Week 1

Jason Strunk Lubbock Week 1
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Football is upon us. Week 1 is in the books. It probably begs the question why didn’t I blog about Week 1 last week? The answer is simple: week one is boring!

Back in the day, the first day of practice meant full gear, all out contact and nothing but more contact. Not anymore. In today’s world we spend the first four days in just helmets. No contact, just helmets and a whole bunch of technique, teaching and conditioning. Truth be told, by the end of Day 2 it gets a little boring.

The players always want to hit. So four days of no contact for them is torture. The coaches get the itch too. It just leads to a lot of pent up frustration for both parties. So for me, there isn’t a whole lot to write about or get pumped up over.

The first day of football for me is the first day we can go full gear. I live for it! That is when football really starts. It gets the blood flowing. Can’t duplicate that feeling.

Week 1 is good for teaching and coaching technique. It serves a good purpose and it keeps the kids protected. You just go with it. But, you cannot wait to tee off for the first time. Thankfully, Week 1 is in the books!

The real season begins now!

We have a bunch of players emerging during our fall camp. I’m quite certain you will hear from them as the season progresses.

Jacob Bayouth – 6’5″ WR with steady hands. He is as tough as nails, too.

Devantae Greathouse – 6’5″ WR. This kid is a D1 talent. Coming off a big year.

Dae Dae Morgan – He has been looking solid at QB.

Colby Anderson – This LB may be the toughest player I have ever been around. He is
something to watch!

Blake Robbins – He is our sure-handed slot receiver. Started last season as a 10th

Keyshawn Collins – A blend of CB and RB, he has been great. Started as a 10th grader
last season.

Shawn Fiveash – Really has emerged as a solid inside linebacker for us.

There are plenty more players to talk about as the blogs roll forward. I like this

-It was approximately 137 degrees on the field today. That isn’t a misprint.
Tim Tebow is good for the NFL.
Justin Wieller bought my truck today. I forced him to do so. Bullying my coaches.
-Our trainers are awesome. They do a great job keeping us healthy. Pep and DJ are
one of a kind.
-Coaches, you can never hydrate enough. Make it a priority.
Tyler Trout mixes salmon with his vanilla pudding.

That is all she wrote. Week 2 blogs coming up tomorrow.


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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.