The best a Houston team could do this weekend in College Station was losing in the semifinals. Dawson made another long run in the three day tournament before falling 50-28 to De Soto (DALLAS!!!).â†µ
This piece by Sam Khan, Jr. backs up my theory that coaches like this for some of the experience, but it's not a substitute for padded practice. Dawson will be replacing its quarterback from 2009 with junior Garry Kimble, who led Dawson deep into this tournament.â†µ
"Everyone has said that I'm going to have big shoes to fill," Kimble said. "But at the same time, it's football. It's a game. Everybody has to play. I feel comfortable about stepping in."â†µ
Well, it may not have been "football" this weekend, but he's right that he does have a shot to be very good this season in replacing U of H commit Darius Lazard.â†µ
The other shocking twist to these stories about 7-on-7 is something I knew but never really brought to the forefront of my mind. See, the UIL would be all over these events if actual coaches were involved. Instead, guys like Dave Campo or these two former players will be the "head coach" of these teams. Of course, that doesn't stop the offensive and defensive coaches from keeping a watchful eye as "spectators."