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Of this day beware, if you dare 

by "Big Joe" Lombardi

Cup O' Joe


Motown superstar Stevie Wonder said it best when he wrote the song «"here is superstition...”

Yeah, I guess some folks are scared of Friday the 13th, but not me. In fact, I’d consider it insulting if someone were to think I was afraid to get out of bed today. Superstitions have no place in my world. 

Even if, maybe, when a Bulldawg team was on a winning streak, I might wear the same socks until they lost, or make sure my game day clothes were cleaned and pressed for continuing use, is that a superstition to be treated seriously? 

Come on, man!

However, I think there›s one place where maybe a tad of superstition has shown itself over the last several years and that’s when the Dave Campbell sports magazines seem to think they’ll suffer seven years bad luck if they give any good words to Copperas Cove teams or athletes.

DC's winter Recruiting Guide showed up recently and we must give a gold star to the mag for finally recognizing that Copperas Cove has one of the premier athletes in 2024’s senior class and that’s offensive lineman Michael Uini. 

Michael is arguably the most highly recruited lineman across America’s high school football landscape with at least 25 Div. I offers already. These are from the big boys, too. Texas, Alabama, TCU, Georgia…you name the school, they all want him. With one more year to wreak havoc in the Bulldawg line, the towering left tackle will have some serious thinking to do before making his college choice.

But…is he the only Dawg with the tools and temperament to get mentioned by the Campbell crew?

Not by a long shot. A good name to be included in the 2025 Top 50 is wide receiver Trishtin Glass. This 6-4 junior-to-be has two seasons left to show his worth. But wait!

Did I mention that Glass already has a Division I offer in his pocket? That’s a fact, fans. 

Coaches from the University of California’s flagship campus have told him “Come to Berkeley and play for us as a Cal Golden Bear.” The colors, blue and gold, are even the same.

Hopefully, these two young men will open DC Texas Football›s eyes to the pretty good talent coming up from Tony Johnson’s program in the City of Five Hills. 

They've already caught the eyes of many college coaches.

Okay, now I'm going back to put my head under the covers and make sure to stay clear of ladders, mirrors and black cats. 

You be careful, too. 


Go Dawgs!

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