Just got back from watching the Tech football camp at Pearland High. The weather was very Lubbock-like--about 90 with a slight wind and less humidity than normal in Houston. As usual the program seemed well attended with a solid number at each position going through the paces.From the looks of things, there were some VERY impressive athletes working hard to impress (and some less impressive)--hope Tech can pull in a commitment or two. I observed camp last year and was interested to see if there would be any noticeable differences this year, since the major personnel changes. There were.
Last year what struck me the most was that Glasgow was all over the field. You could hear him from everywhere. There was a lot of noise/chatter in general, but he was leading the show. The camp was run efficiently and successfully, but that loud, almost rah-rah quality was clearly apparent across the field. Also, I found it odd that in 2 hours of watching last year, I could not find Tuberville.
This year the camp was very efficient and smoothly run again, but much quieter. Yes the position coaches could be heard shouting some instructions to their units, but group drills were much less frenetic, almost businesslike. Not a lot of rah-rah as seen last year. Every coach clearly knew what to do and when and rotations went as smoothly as last year. And Tuberville was there, visible, for the whole time today.
Assuming these new coaching demeanors carry over to the season, I am now somewhat optimistic that Tech will finally "get down to business" at gametime this fall.