Chris Edwards said his first experience on the field with his new football team was a good one.
Edwards, who was hired in the spring from Versailles, held his first camp in Houston last week. An average of 42 players attended the five sessions and impressed the coach with their play.
“The kids played hard. They’re aggressive, and that’s something you can’t coach,” Edwards said. “Our fundamentals need some work, but we’ll improve on that. That’s what camps are for.”
Most of the camp focused on integrating Edwards’ base offenses and defenses into the system. With it came new terminology.
“The first year is tough because everything is new and you’ve got to learn some different things as far as techniques go,” Edwards said.
The Tigers, who were off this week, resume offseason weight training and conditioning next week. There may also be 7-on-7 drills before Edwards’ next camp at the end of the month.
Edwards said he is still looking to hire another coach to complete his staff. Eric Sloan resigned in June.