A fresh pigskin era begins for Bulldawg Nation
There’s a new football sheriff in town and he pinned on his badge Friday afternoon.
You know the story by now. After a short closed session, the Copperas Cove school board reconvened in an open meeting and named Jack Alvarez the district’s new head football coach and athletic director.
Coach Alvarez has an impeccable resume to say the least, including a state title at Class 5A Ennis, where he’s been for 11 years, then add in 15 playoff trips out of a 20-season head coaching career, with other stops at West Sabine and Kirbyville.
Impressive? Yeah, I’d say so.
But, what do the fans think, the folks who buy their tickets, then come out to Bulldawg Stadium and cheer on these young student athletes?
So, my enquiring mind and I pulled an old radio trick known as “man on the street interviews” and asked people their opinions. I must say there were some who made it clear they were against any change, others who admitted they didn’t care because they lived in Killeen or Lampasas, but the great majority said yes, a new approach would be positive for the program.
Personally, I only chatted with coach Alvarez for a few moments Friday afternoon, but we agreed to sit down when he gets settled within the next week or two to discuss his ideas and philosophy. I have a lot of questions, like any broadcaster does after a regime change.
All that being said, I see a bright future on the horizon for Coach Alvarez and all facets of Bulldawg athletics.