JDP: Was it difficult to get the kids focused on the off-season program, coming off of such a disappointing season?
CT: Our kids' attitudes have been good and their work ethic has been good, too. We understood what we were up against last year and its like we tell the kids; sometimes you have to go through some valleys before you can get to the mountain top and you are always going to have lows before you have highs. Our kids understand that and understand that getting better is a process.
JDP: Will there be any changes on the football coaching staff for next season?
CT: Right now no one has officially come to me and said that they will be leaving. I think you generally lose one or two coaches a year who get an opportunity to move closer to home or get a promotion and that sort of thing. I anticipate that happening here, but at this time no one has come up to me and mentioned anything about not returning.
JDP: You are one of the few head coaches at the (Class) 4A and 5A level that still calls the plays on Friday night. Have you given any thought to turning play calling over to an offensive coordinator?
CT: I've been calling the plays since I first started as a coordinator in New Braunfels nine years ago. I understand what I want to call and what I want to do. I don't plan on changing anything right now. Maybe when I get up there in age I will try to find someone else to take over the play calling. Frankly, I don't know what I would do with myself on the sidelines if I wasn't calling the plays.