K2 Inside The Huddle: Coach Steve Harshman




WE'RE ABOUT TO ENTER WEEK 2 OF THE WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON AND THERE'S A LOT OF BUZZ IN THE AIR FOR THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY...AND THE ALI-FRAZIER TYPE MATCHUP OF NATRONA COUNTY AGAINST SHERIDAN.
SO IN KEEPING WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HUDDLE NAME...OUR OWN MEGAN SALLE TAKES YOU INSIDE THE HUDDLE...WITH NC HEAD COACH STEVE HARSHMAN...

WELCOME TO INSIDE THE HUDDLE WE ARE HERE AT NATRONA COUNTY THE MUSTANGS HAVE A BIG WEEK AHEAD OF THEM. LET'S WELCOME COACH STEVE HARSHMAN....AND COACH...IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SO THE FIRST THING I WANT TO KNOW DID YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF JESSE BEFORE HE LEFT THE HOUSE THIS MORNING?

OH YES I DID ABSOLUTELY. GOTTA TAKE ONE EVERY DAY WE DO THAT WITH OUR KIDS BEFORE THEY GO TO SCHOOL. SO IT'S HIS LAST FIRST DAY. 

SO IS THAT EMOTIONAL FOR YOU AS A FATHER? 

NO I GUESS I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT UNTIL YOU ASKED ME BUT YEA IT MOVES QUICKLY AS WE ALL KNOW. 

SO LET'S FAST FORWARD TO THE GRIDIRON HERE. SHERIDAN...YOU SAW THEM LAST YEAR IN THE STATE FINAL GAME HAS THERE BEEN ANY BIT OF TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAW LAST YEAR IN LARAMIE AND WHAT THAT CAN BRING? 

NO NOT REALLY I THINK THAT'S THE THING ABOUT THIS. IT'S LIKE LIFE YOU DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN THE PAST. AND YOU CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE THAT HASN'T GOTTEN THERE YET SO TO ENJOY THAT KIND OF MIRACLE OF NOW. AND THAT'S WHAT'S SO ENJOYABLE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS WEEKS LIKE THIS SO IT'S BEEN A GREAT WEEK AND WEATHER IS PERFECT. START OF SCHOOL IS GREAT HERE AT NATRONA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. REALLY MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR OF OUR LIVES RIGHT? 

EXACTLY AND ALSO THIS IS YOUR FIRST ROAD TRIP OF THE YEAR...YOU'RE 2-0 I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE BUS WILL SOUND LIKE AS YOU HEAD UP TO SHERIDAN?

WELL...PRETTY QUIET ACTUALLY. WE'LL WATCH FILM AND WE'LL SIT IN OUR GROUPS BUT A LOT OF GUYS WILL TAKE A NAP I'M SURE AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS SO I THINK IT'LL BE PRETTY QUIET. DO YOU ENCOURAGE THE NAPS? OH I THINK SO BUT THEY JUST DO IT...IT'S AN AFTERNOON DEAL YOU JUST GET ON THAT BUS. I THINK EVERY RIDE WE'VE TAKEN PLAYERS ARE ZONKED OUT WITHIN THE FIRST 30 MINUTES. 

NOW WHEN YOU...LAST QUESTION IS WHEN YOU GET ONTO THE FIELD ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WHAT'S THE ENCOURAGING WORDS...WHAT WILL YOU SAY WHEN YOUR KIDS TAKE THE FIELD? 

MORE THAN ANYTHING I THINK IT'S A REFLECTION OF AND AN AFFIRMATION OF REALLY FIRST OF ALL THE WORK THAT WE PUT IN TRUSTING EACH OTHER TAKING CARE AND JUST DOING YOUR JOB. I JUST CONTINUALLY REMIND OUR GUYS...THAT OUR BEST IS GOOD ENOUGH AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO FOCUS ON OURSELVES AND REALLY PLAYING AS GOOD AS WE CAN PLAY. 

WELL GOOD LUCK ON FRIDAY I'M MEGAN SALLE FOR INSIDE THE HUDDLE...WE HAVE A BIG GAME ON FRIDAY YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT IT ALL WEEK LONG BACK TO YOU ANDREW.