It made me happy but sad at the same time.
I just want us to be known as a football team, ... A program.
It looks like it's coming straight for us in Dominica, ... We're going to start preparing the hotel tomorrow by boarding up the windows and collecting food and water.
We really had to make believers out of MPS to let them know that we're serious about what we've committed to.
Some people don't even expect us to score on these teams, ... We score twice, that might break their momentum and make them ask, 'How are they doing this to us?' Whether it's one point or it's 30 points, I'm going to be upset because a loss is a loss.
I just pulled up two of my boats out of the water. The gas stations are full. People are filling their tanks.
We are a new program but we're not the typical new program in that we're not going to roll over for anybody, ... Bring your 'A' game, because we're bringing ours. No matter how ridiculous the score is or how close the score is, you're still going to have to play every play.
The hard part about being a head coach, especially when you have a program that's new, is getting the kids to buy into the fact that you have a team. I've had 35 bodies so far show up to my camp, but that's not every day. I might have 15 one day, 18 the next day, then 22.
I was nervous because any time you start a new program and you're new yourself into being a head coach - I was always an assistant - you always get those jitters, ... Am I doing this right? Am I doing this wrong? You grow with the kids.