So for some of you that are complaining but are still going to read this I’m finally done with writing about Mountain View football. But first, I’m going to give you my thoughts.
I’ve had the privilege to coach with one of the best coaches around and one of my mentors in El Monte HC Jesse Ceniceros, and also pick the brain of guys like Anthony White and Matt Koffler who are pretty successful coaches themselves. What I learned from them – “run with what your skill level lets you”.
I know these Mountain View kids. I was one of them. What you’re going to get is a bunch of tough kids that won’t back down but don’t have a lot of football skills or knowledge of the game.
I’m not telling anyone how to do their job but they’re going to need to run a basic offense and defense with these kids and master it.
Like ‘FridayKnight’ said stick with one thing and don’t change it mid season or every year. I say pound it, you’re not going to get spread kids. Koffler said it best – “run it down their throats”.
View isn’t going to get a three play 85-yard touchdown drive with a guy like Davon Booth, but Norte Vista last year consistently had 13-play, 13-minute drives and went 10-2. That, along with a 4-3 defense and physical play, and I see wins.
I just want to see some type of success at my alma mater and hope these articles will get some of those athletes out there on the football field.
Thanks to those for the good feed back and for those others for the clicks.