By: Asher Wildman | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 26, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Three years ago, the Godby Cougars played for a state title. Over the last two years, the Cougars have been victorious just five times.
Head Coach Todd Lanter stepped down at the end of last season, and Corey Fuller - former Florida State defensive back and former East Gadsden Head Coach - is on board.
"They’ve come together off the field, and they understand that we cannot be successful if there’s jealousy among us," Fuller told the media at Big Bend Media Day on Tuesday. "I believe our kids will be committed every Friday night, but it begins on Monday."
Fuller and the Cougars have been holding high-intensity practices during the summer off season. Coach Fuller says football "is an intense game with intense people, so you’re going to do some intense stuff."
He's also focused on getting the Cougars back to where they were three years ago, but knows the task ahead. First up, is to dethrone Wakulla and Rickards.
Below, you can view the Godby transcript from WCTV's Media Day live blog. If you missed anything from Media Day, you can visit the live blog by clicking here.
Godby is represented by head coach Corey Fuller, Cortez Andrews, ReSean McKay and Martery Brown.
Coach Fuller’s opening statement
“The players are working very hard. We have a great group of young men who are committed - I don’t believe in buying in, but they’re committed. I think we’ve had one day off in seven months, and that was the 4th of July. The thing I’m really happy about is their commitment in the classroom. They’ve come together off the field, and they understand that we cannot be successful if there’s jealousy among us. I believe our kids will be committed every Friday night, but it begins on Monday."
Coach Fuller on the high intensity practices
“This is an intense game with intense people so you’re going to do some intense stuff. It’ll be high intensity. It’ll be balls to the wall, or you won’t be able to play for me. It’s high intensity every day.”
Coach Fuller on what to expect from Godby on the field in 2017
“There’s already a rich pool of talent that comes in every year. The ground is very fertile. To win only two games? That’s an insult. It’s no secret that we want to win and we want to be in the playoffs.”
Players on changes they like since Fuller has come to Godby
Brown - “We work. We go 100% with everything we do. We just want to win.”
Andrews - “Everyone’s going to work 110%. If not, everyone is going to get punished.”
Coach Fuller on FHSAA rule changes
“I only thought recruiting went on in college. In the Spring Jamboree, 19 of our starters went to Godby. All of our backups went to Godby. If you have a player that leaves, you need to look in the mirror. The rules don’t make it easier for me, it makes it easier for those who were recruiting already. I grew up in the old school way. Let the best eleven players play. I believe every child should have the opportunity to go where they want to go. But I’m not going to let coaches slander my name.”