Flintridge Prep football Coach Antonio Harrison feels a lot more comfortable with his team, and vice versa, coming into the 2011 season, now that he's entering his second year at the helm of the program.
"It's a huge difference from last year, the guys know my expectations for them," Harrison said. "We've all gotten used to each other."
The uncertainty that comes with a new coach is all gone now, said Chris Wirthlin, Prep's primary running back and shutdown corner.
"We don't really think of him as a new coach anymore," Wirthlin said. "He is our coach now."
Now that introductions are out of the way, Harrison and the Rebels are intent on returning to the playoffs. Prep went 2-6-1 (2-3 in the Prep League) last year and failed to make the postseason for the second season in a row.
"We have only two goals this year: To get better every day and make the playoffs," Harrison said. "Once we make the playoffs it's anybody's game, anything can happen."