Grayson football coach Mickey Conn prides himself on always being prepared. On Monday morning, he was in an awkward position — he wasn’t sure what to do with his time.
Classes had been canceled because of inclement weather, therefore Grayson’s heralded football team couldn’t practice. The Rams are ranked No. 2 in the state’s largest division (Class AAAAA) and also appear in several national polls.
Conn, like many other metro coaches, works 60-80 hours per week during the season. Mondays are always important, the time to watch film of the opponent and begin to install the game plan. This week’s game is at Parkview.
So what did Conn do with his time? He watched film, of course, in the early morning. Then he called his wife.
“You don’t get many days like this to rest during the season,” Conn said. “I took my family out to eat, and now we’re fixing to run to Wal-Mart … running errands and spending time with my family. I’m just enjoying the break, I reckon.”
Conn admitted it was difficult to get football off his mind. On Tuesday, it will be back to work for the coach and his players, providing classes aren’t canceled again. Conn doesn’t plan to make up for the lost day with longer practices. He’s going to keep things at the same pace as they have been all season.
“I’ve never been in this situation before,” Conn said. “The good thing is that they (Parkview) can’t practice either. We’ll just have a shorter week to get ready, and we’ll need to be focused as possible the next three days.”
Will that be enough time for Grayson to prepare for Parkview? And is there any team better in metro Atlanta?
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