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.

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