Post by knightfan64 on Nov 6, 2019 14:05:46 GMT -6
I have heard it said time and time before that there are stages in rebuilding a program...first you lose big, I have felt that burden in various games throughout my 4 years as a head coach....70-0, 81-8, 50-0, yeah I have lost by all of those margins with our group. Then you learn to lose close, win close, and win big.....this year has been weird. We are probably the least athletic team in the area but we are very coachable. Our school is known as a perennial loser and prior to this year we have made the playoffs just 3 times in a 68 year history and had a winning record just 13 times in that time frame. Now on to 2019, same group of kids largely that went 1-9 last year is sitting at 6-3 currently. Of our 3 losses I truly believe if we were 100% healthy we'd of won two of those ball games but them's the breaks. We have learned to win close. (Twice winning by 1 point and 3 times by a touchdown or less). We have learned to come back (trailing in 4 of our 6 wins and tied in the fourth quarter in another). We have learned to battle through adversity and get the 14th winning season in school history and have a shot to qualify for the postseason for just the fourth time in school history. My question to you all, we graduate a good amount of seniors but bring up a lot of kids from a currently 7-1 JV program (wild bc our JV team my first 3 years won 3 games combined). I think we have finally turned the door to "win close" type of program. How do we keep pushing? Urban Meyer described it as the "chase" when he aimed to be as good as Alabama when he was at Ohio State. Our chase to this point was to get a winning season and to get the school's fourth playoff appearance and our seniors largely ran with that for four years. My question is how do we make the next move?