Fort Bend Eagles go big with new hire
After going 1-7 a year ago, which included two forfeits due to the lack of players, Fort Bend Christian Academy made a change.
A big change.
At 6-foot-5, 250-pounds, first-year head coach Jordan Black looks the part. He played the part having donned the uniform for Notre Dame and in the NFL for a decade. One of his stops was with the Houston Texans and he's laid down some roots ever since. Talk about root, he also has five children and runs a Snap Fitness Gym in Missouri City.
"I'm trying to change the culture here," Black said. "I want a football team that is willing to run through a brick wall. I want the team to play with passion, and I want that to be noticeable to folks in the stands."
Some returners are on the mend from last year and others have moved in. The Eagles should be much-improved with an offensive line made up of junior DI anchor Remington Strickland. Robert Walter and Tony Saa, who will protect QB JD Migl.
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"We have a lot of talent. You will see a huge difference from last year's team," he said. "Just because we are rebuilding, doesn't mean we don't have goals. I do have a goal and that's to win a district championship. I don't care what happened last year and what the expectations are this year, I want to win a district championship."
After playing at the highest level, Black has a wealth of football knowledge to relay to his athletes.
"You can't worry about your own performance as a player," he said. "You need to worry about what you can do for the team. If you are worried about what a scout might like or not like, you are going to be mistake-prone. Enjoy the game of football and play with as much effort as you can and everything else will take care of itself."
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— Jordan Black (@jordanblack78) July 28, 2019