I set up this blog to document the adventure I’m embarking on during the fall of 2012. After 22 years of coaching football in Reno, Nevada, I have taken the year off to write a book, follow, and experience the best high school football in the nation. Football in the State of Texas.
Texas football is unique in many ways. No other states combine quality coaching, institutional support and community enthusiasm for football like Texas does. Texans love high school football, respect its value as part of a complete education and support it in ways coaches in the rest of the country have to envy. Big and small; urban, suburban and rural; White, Hispanic, and African-American; rich and poor; passion for high school football is the common thread Texans share from the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle.
As a football coach, who loves the game, I see the Texas example as sometime admirable that the rest of the country would do well to emulate.
During the 2012 season I will be following eleven outstanding programs a week at a time, from Saturday morning scout meetings through the Friday night game. The coaches have been generous enough to allow me complete access to their programs and I will do the best I can to capture the preparation, excitement and action of Texas High School Football.
I have a great cross section of diverse programs from many parts of the state, that will give a picture of high school football at its best. During the season I will update this blog a few times a week to let anyone interested see whats going on. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I hope you sign up and follow along!