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Inside Scoop: Being a first time head coach

Being a first time head coach is never a cake walk. Throw in retaining your offensive coordinator responsibilities and time management becomes more critical than ever before. 

Don't take my word for it, listen to Abilene Christian head coach Ken Collums explain the challenges he encountered in his first year as head coach at ACU. 

As you will see in the video, Collums' quarterback once again had an outstanding year (wait until you hear the stat). Collums then spends most of the video talking about how handles the day to day challenges that he faced as a first time head coach. Towards the end of the video Collums spends a few minutes discussing their upcoming move up to FCS which they do next season. In his words, this is the right thing to do for the university; but it won't be easy going for the team (which won't be able to compete in the FCS playoffs for five seasons).  

On that last note, can anyone explain the logic in that restriction? New programs, by rule, can't compete for the championship for five seasons. That's a head scratcher...

Anyway, great talk with Coach Collums. You can see and hear why his players enjoy playing for him. He a smart, hard-working coach who cares deeply about his players yet has absolutely no ego. 

Author: Scott Roussel
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