Westmoore: Q&A with coach Billy Langford...
By Justin Hite
I’m not the only one new to the Moore War this year. Less than a week before the season starts, I spoke with new Westmoore coach Billy Langford for a quick question and answer session about his outlook on the season. He seemed as excited as I am to get the 2010 season underway. Here’s a little bit of our conversation:
Justin Hite: How does it feel to be back in charge as a head coach?
Billy Langford: It’s good. I already had a really good experience with coach (Ty) Prestidge at Mustang. He let (the assistant coaches) do a lot of things on our own and just let us do our jobs. That’s the kind of guy I want to be. Make sure everything gets done but let everyone do their job. I want to let my coaches be free and do their job.
JH: What challenges does coaching in Class 6A football bring that other classes don’t?
BL: There’s no doubt that when you are talking about a 6A football program, especially with Westmoore as a bigger school in Class 6A, just the numbers game is probably the most difficult thing to deal with as far as you’re talking about more coaches, obviously more players, more teachers in school to keep in contact with. … It’s all really just bigger. The kids are all about the same, there’s just more of them.
JH: As a former offensive line coach, what’s it like getting the chance to work with a D-I prospect like Tyler Newton?
BL: It’s good. He’s a really good kid on top of that. That’s what makes it really fun. You get a good athlete like him, as talented as he is, but he’s still a really humble kid. He’s one of the hardest working kids on the team. Every sprint that we have he’s trying for the most part to win, especially with the linemen group. He’s got a lot of talent and hopefully a lot of football left in him the next few years.
JH: I know it’s early but what are your general expectations this season at Westmoore?
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