Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ask An Athlete #3

(Freshman Year)
     Anonymous puts me on the spot with this question, he asks "You've been through 4 different defensive coordinators in your time at Texas Tech (Ruffin, Willis, Glasgow, Kaufman). Rank the following for each DC: (1) Scheme easiest to learn (2) Scheme you liked playing in the most. Don't be a homer, either! : )"

     Well... I can see why you wanted to stay anonymous! Lol. Here is my opinion of my experience...again, MY OPINION = Not fact. I bet you could ask every player on the team and come up with something different every time.  It depends on how you like being coached and what style you do the best in.  I will be the first to tell you that I like a coach that puts confidence in their players and sets expectations for them.  I believe players will strive for those expectations harder than they would being forced through negative motivation. I will be ranking the schemes in order from 1st place being the best to 4th place being the worst relatively speaking for ease of learning the scheme and enjoyment of playing.

  • Ruffin
    •      Ease of Learning = 1st
    •      Enjoyment Playing = 2nd 
  • Willis
    •      Ease of Learning = 4th
    •      Enjoyment Playing = 3rd
  • Glasgow
    •      Ease of Learning =3rd
    •      Enjoyment Playing = 4th
  • Kaufman
    •      Ease of Learning = 2nd
    •      Enjoyment Playing = 1st

-Student of the Game

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I'm Ready for Football! Are You?

2012 Football Preview
Video from YouTube:

Video (CLICK HERE) : Duncan's Closer Look: Cody Davis.

Watching these videos got me even more excited about this year...I am ready to step out on the field and make this year my best one yet.  Football is around the corner and it will be here before you know it.  I'm excited about this year and the potential we have, time to turn in into reality.  Let's get the Jones rockin' this year!  The players are ready... are you?!  Wreck EM!

-Student of the Game