Football season is close. Oh so close with kickoff just a full calendar away from the regular season - 31 days. Summer practices and 7-on-7 tournaments prepare the players for the grueling season ahead and the march to a state title.
In the DFW, there are plenty of teams primed and ready to make a run at state, including a two-time defending state champion.
Leading us off in the our preseason rankings are the private schools.
We're inside of 40 days before the start of the 2019 high school football season. Last year led to some pretty exhilarating moments and wonderful, underdog storylines.
And just like the professional and college ranks, success - and failure - breeds the constant revolving door for Texas high school head coaches.
So we're going to look at who's new at which school per classification.
Only a few DFW-area coaching changes were made in TAPPS, but they include some big names and a 2018 state champion.
2018 Record: 8-5
Old Coach: Chuck Faucette
New Coach: Greg Price
Chuck Faucette's three-year run at Bishop Lynch, which included a state title (2016), another state title appearance (2018), state semifinals appearance (2017) and an 29-11 record, ends as Greg Price takes over after a four-year stint at Founders Classical Academy.