Just in case you didn't know, it is hot out there. Texas is in the middle of a heat wave and drought, and this week was a scorcher. We were lucky to have a breeze, but when the breze went away, it was like standing in front of an open oven. It was not what one would hope for during two a days, but fortunately none of out players that "matter" got ill. While it is true that the heat over took a few, they were expendable.
Aside from a few minor UIL violations, things went well. Even though the UIL states that athletes are to have an hour break between practices, we chose to ignore that. That way, we could get some more practice in, so it was all good. It is nice having that sense of entitlement and arrogance, but so it goes. After all, it is football, and we have to win, so let's do what we have to.
As always, there are some issues that we have to deal with during the week. One of our recruits, er, I mean "transfer students". Has yet to show up. I guess it has something to do with his mother having moved out of our attendance zone. Of course, we are concerned that if he goes to the school he is zoned to, he could be a formidble opponent, er, I mean have trouble academically and behaviorally. Even though he had those same issues at our school, we are worried he might have those same issues some where else. The fact that he has the ability to change the outcome of a game has nothing to do with our concern.
We also stressed the importance of not using tobacco. Well, all of us except one. He had a lip of Copenhagen, and we felt it might be hypocritical, espcially in light of the fact that STATE laws prohibits the posession and use of tobacco on a school campus.
Finally, we worked on building the self confidence of players that are still intimidated, and unsure of their tacking abilty. I know that when one of our coaches called them all "pussies" and "chicken shits", that bolstered their confidence.
Well, I am off to bed. All those hours in the sun have left me just a wee bit worn. I am sure after a short night's sleep, I will be fine.
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