Written by Corbett Smith
Rockwall still in 'catch-up mode' after early-season Thursday games
There are always a slew of challenges awaiting a new head coach.
Seven weeks into the 2013 season, new Rockwall coach Rodney Webb said he's still uneasy.
"Being in a new place, I don't think I have felt exactly comfortable yet," Webb said. "Most coaches are like that, I think."
One of the overlooked aspects of taking on a new job is playing with someone else's schedule. But Webb's problem with his schedule wasn't the opponents. Apart from Coppell (3-0), the non-district opponents for Rockwall (2-2) - McKinney Boyd, Garland Naaman Forest and Rowlett - are a combined 3-9.
The problem has been when the games have been played. The first two games of the season, a home game against Naaman Forest and a road game against Rowlett, were both Thursday night games.
Losing two practices in the first two weeks has been a significant hurdle, Webb said.
"I feel like we've been in catch-up mode from first few weeks," he said.
When new two-year schedules are drawn up this spring, Webb said he'd do his best to stick with Friday starts - at least at the beginning of the season.