Cleveland head football coach Ron Crawford is pretty entertaining. But this season, Crawford hopes to entertain Blue Raider nation with more wins. Crawford went 5-5 in his first season at Cleveland last year.
Said quarterback Austin Herink,"Coach Crawford. Every day is an adventure with him."
Coach Crawford had more adventures than Forrest Gump during his first season at Cleveland. Reporter-"How would you access your first year at Cleveland?" Said Crawford,"Every day was a surprise. Who do I get to do this? I don't know. Where's the water turn on at? Every Friday was like going to the fair I reckon. What's going to pop up?"
Reporter-"Feel more confident now?" Said Crawford,"No, I can get to the house. I know where the grocery store is." Reporter-"Why don't you get a chauffeur?" Said Crawford,"She's got a job." (laughter)
Crawford's fun loving spirit appears to have a big impact on his players. Said Herink,"On Fridays, I used to be pretty uptight. He gets every thing loose, and I feel confident with his game plan."
Crawford hopes to develop more confidence in his linemen this fall."Defensively, we couldn't stop a hard marching band last year." Reporter-"Can the defense be better this year?" Said Crawford,"If it's not, we better be ready to score some points. That's obviously a definite emphasis of ours along with toughness."
Senior quarterback Austin Herink threw for over 22-hundred yards last season, and he's got some lethal receiving targets this year. Said Herink,"I mean D.J. Jones is awesome to throw to. We had a spring game at Signal Mountain. He played a half and had 200-yards receiving. And then Tyler Davis, he's the other wide receiver on the outside. He runs a 4.4. forty."