Edgy Tim goes one-on-one with Lincoln-Way East head coach Rob Zvonar to discuss the upcoming IHSA football season - 8/25
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This special senior class -- here plays and you know 1718 starters and I guess. The only the only reason I'm Munis because. Just hope we trust the program really trust in the kids that are gonna step and -- and we were -- kind of in the same situation one year ago we came off 2011. With a special season. Lately their quarterback can't count at linebacker and Kevin there and that's all aren't we weren't sure how we can replace those kids. All of a sudden came off -- Tom diesel in the corners lower. Howling -- -- for now I'm very gently his and then they fill -- void we're certainly missing those guys every day but it's. Time for the next class to step up and hopefully that's that was their own identity and -- it tells us. And if you're not you're gonna start somewhere certainly this year I got -- matches copyright and little offensive line with nick -- Grady who committed to Illinois. Talk about -- his leadership and just what he brings to the table for you snaps Lee's special young man announced on those. Once in a lifetime type kids that you're really the last coach to coach -- three year starter which doesn't happen too much of our place. If there is such thing only 300 pounder this year -- One of the best heavyweight wrestlers in the in the midwest about the country just named the US army all American bowl game in January and all stayed here without a doubt. That you not to mention he's an A plus plus two in the classroom and committed you -- still going to the university regardless of and anything else academics were first on just real proud of -- and it does start right there -- -- he's been great. A great leader for us opens its players at his house last time make sure my -- in tune -- and ready go for game like this week. Can be more probably young man and I am and this is when most kids that are and you have young kid yourself it don't take groped being just a little bit like him. You had a kind of a three horse race early in the summer quarterback can't be settled on one guy it's it's that same race so we. We're gonna take it at the last minute and coach -- -- and -- -- been meticulous in his evaluations and data. You have more statistics on. Summer. Quarterback stats and then I've ever seen in my life but we're in -- just kind of went with the philosophy of sputtered out. Take our time and try to make the best decision possible -- and hurried and and the reason why we're. We're not too concerned is because I don't think we can go wrong I think all three kids gives an opportunity to have success they'll bring just a little bit different sides of the table. And we love all three and whatever shakes out. We're not gonna no reassurance that we take to field. Trying to -- and how big of an adjustment was it this year with the new right to say practice rules for you and your planning and just how practices have gone. Yeah I think I think he just probably like a lot of other people we just feel like here just a little bit a little bit behind you know. We have one more week we probably could be where we need to be with the installation and the things that we typically -- I think. If her remains the same will be more prepared next year and be able to tweak. How how we handle a few things but you know overall. I think our kids and coaches of -- -- whether has tremendous. You know once you start week one week two I think it'll be forgotten at least so -- offseason and it will be fun -- get rolling and not have to think about it too much. You're you're a program that I don't think a lot of people realize has never not made the state playoffs. How much harsher than on any other group every year well you know I was just try to continue to say that any out. Any pressure any anxiety stress that comes from positive things as it is a blessing so much rather be figured -- out. How to keep their record going than maybe China appear out of given the pile so it is it but it is pressure you know we. We are nine and two -- ago and you don't say this -- the anytime. Brash history over the united to just. They didn't get it done perhaps over the years so we're at a point where we will we enjoy the high expectations and what we did you know whether we meet those each and every year right. We'll just have to trust your kids to see what we can do when it's that's where we're blessed to be were around we enjoy. Coach their kids and much to people.