Things have not gone Altus’ way over the last couple years on the football field. Things are changing this season with a new head coach in town. Jeremy Reed took over the program in February. The new head coach was elated with his team’s performance over the three day team camp at Mustang. “I think we had a fantastic camp, our kids came out and competed hard,” Reed said. “I loved our attitude, effort and enthusiasm. Things have not been really good the last few years at Altus. For us to be able to come and have the success we had was huge for our confidence going into the summer.”
The offense will have a new signal caller this season. Coach Reed likes the battle he’s seeing at quarterback. “We are splitting reps completely across the board. It’s been a nice battle so far at quarterback.”
The Bulldogs run a triple option offense. They were without standout 2016 prospect Tavin Birdow for the three days. The offense is shaped around the junior. Tulsa has already offered the standout. In fact, he was one of the first 2016 players to receive a D1 offer. The absence of Birdow presented several young players with a chance to shine. The Bulldogs had young players step up and impressed the first year head coach. “We are looking for some sophomores to really give us some good playing time.”
In his first year at Altus, Reed has work cut out for him. If the Bulldogs continue to develop as they did at Mustang, Reed could have the program turned around faster than was anticipated.