Coming off a 6-5 season, McGregor is looking to up the tempo and pay attention to the little things that they believe kept them out of the win column.
The name of the game for the Bulldogs this year: execute.
McGregor can't afford to take a play off this year if they hope to prove people wrong.
But, the only way to do that is to make sure all 11 guys on the field are doing the right thing at the same time.
Second-year Head Coach Judd Thrash said deposits have been made, and now the Bulldogs are looking for the payoff.
"I think we just need to focus on... focus on focusing, really, because last year, I know we kind of struggled on focusing and doing all the little things right. And in the end, the little things are what hurt us because we lost several games by just a touchdown or two. I mean, if we would've focused up on the smaller things during practice, that could've been the difference right there, one play," Cade Zacharias, a Bulldogs senior running back/linebacker, said.
"They've got a chip on their shoulder. I told Dave Campbell's Texas Football the other day, they picked us fifth. Which they picked us fifth last year and we made the playoffs, but they picked us fifth again. So we got a chip on our shoulder. That only motivates us," Coach Thrash said.
McGregor's approaching the season one play at a time, one game at a time. They believe if they can execute that, they'll find themselves beyond first round of the playoffs this year.
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