MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) — Sophomore head coach Thad Fortune leads his offense quickly. Very fast.
It’s the only way he knows, but he does it with a purpose.
“It’s a training sport where you practice ten times more than you play…you practice a lot more than you play,” Fortune said.
“You have to be very intentional and deliberate about what you do. We want to establish the things that we are going to do every week, no matter how we play or who we play against.
“The fundamentals and the techniques…we’ll need them all year round and that’s why I think the spring ball is so important. These representatives of life that the children receive from you cannot replace them.
After Fortune’s first season at the helm, the coaching staff feels more grounded this time around.
The same goes for players who will be running their familiar triple option on offense, which is a big plus for those who have gained experience over the past year.
“I’ve never raced this type of offense before, never been in it and been in it for the last two years…it’s pretty exciting to learn something new about the game that you thought you knew,” quarterback Jake Cunningham said.
“You can tell we’ve had a year under our belt and the game has slowed down a bit for us and you can tell we’ve got more. We’re doing better at the things we do and the offense is working pretty well until now. ‘now.
Bulldogs work hard, but they are always reminded of what they are actually training for.
“The goal of the offseason isn’t to get great in the offseason, it’s to get better and play football,” Fortune said.
“When you work a lot with that open mind, you like to see if you can prove yourself right.”