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Coaches Corner: Robert Craft

By: Sam Lane Email
By: Sam Lane Email

Tallahassee, Fl -- It's been a long offseason for NFC. Last season the Eagles failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1992. Something that has been a motivating factor for Robert Craft and his seniors this spring.

"If you ask them they think they've had two disappointing years," says head coach Robert Crafts. "Losing in the first round of 2009 and then not making the playoffs last year. They do, they know what it's like to win. They were on the 2008 state championship team. They're used to that, at NFC we're all used to that."

Something else that NFC has had to endure over the past few seasons is a change in head coach. From Casey Weldon to Tim Cokely and now Robert Craft, who is entering his second season with is Alma Mater, but the transition Craft says, is something that was done away with last season.

Craft adds, "Probably by week three or four last year that learning curve was over. As a first year head coach there is some learning that comes along with it. Our seniors lead this year. We had a good group last year but this group is just a little bit different. They have a mission of what they want to accomplish."

As spring practice comes to a close the Eagles have good momentum heading into the fall. In their spring game NFC throttled Chipley 41-7, which they hope is a sign of things to come.


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