Central's Cortney Braswell set for challenge of turning program around
Five head coaches in six seasons. "It's not an ideal situation," said first year Central Head Coach Cortney Braswell, but he added, "I wanted the hard job."
(WRCB) -- Five head coaches in six seasons. "It's not an ideal situation," said first year Central Head Coach Cortney Braswell, but he added, "I wanted the hard job."
Braswell is a glass half full type of guy and that may be just what the Purple Pounders need.
His half full mentality has already filled up their roster, Central ended last season with just 38 players, 73 players were at practice Wednesday morning.
Central is coming off an 0-10 season, so as Cortney put it, there's no where to go but up, but that's if, and only if, the Pounders start winning before gameday.
"I tell our kids all the time 0-10 had nothing to do with your talent it has everything to do with you didn't win any part. The locker room was a mess you didn't win that, you didn't win at practice, you didn't win at scrimmages, you didn't win in the classroom, you didn't win at home, you can't expect to win on Friday. We try to make it as cut and dry as possible, you either won the practice or you didn't, you either won in class or you didn't. We gotta figure out a way to win," said Braswell.
In addition to the strength in numbers this season at central, they have strength in size. Thanks in part to McCallie transfer McClendon Curtis.. He hasn't played a down of football in two years but at 6-foot-7, 295 pounds he already has DI offers from MTSU, Appalachian State and Austin Peay.
Curtis said, "I just try to stay humble and be thankful for what I have. It's a blessing that these coaches have seen interest in me, I'm very thankful for that."