Coach Cortney Braswell
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: This year’s team is young and energetic. What we lack in playing experience, we more than make up for in enthusiasm and resiliency.
Q: What will be the keys to your success?
A: The key to our success is derived from three things: people, process, and product.
Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A: Jaheim Jones (So., QB/DB), D.J. Baxter (Sr., WR/DB), and McClendon Curtis (Sr., OL/DL).
Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A: We have an energized community and young men who are willing to do what is necessary to turn the program around.
Q: What will keep you up at night?
A: Making sure I’m doing right by our players, school, and community.
Q: What can you build on from last year?
A: Tons of new players will get to see significant varsity playing time.
Q: Will we see anything different this year?
A: There will be a complete schematic overhaul. We want to control the clock with the run game, play great defense, and win each down on special teams.
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A: 0-10 is not the result of a lack of talent. 0-10 is the result of not taking care of the little things.
Our success is predicated on our ability to take care of ”us.” We can’t become distracted by all the things outside of our control. Instead, each individual must focus on completing his job to the best of his abilities each and every day, as both a student and an athlete. If we do those things, the wins will take care of themselves.
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