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The Texas Revolution head coach Billy Back wastes no time when it comes to business. As Back is unpacking his U-Haul boxes in his new home near Allen, Texas, he is already in the Revolution business offices, getting to down business.
Over this past weekend Coach Back signs SMU Offensive Lineman JT Brooks hours after getting back to Texas after his open try-outs held two months ago.
I leave here (Cincinnati) on the fourth January and will be in Allen full time...But when I get down there January fourth, it’s all about business—football related things. We are going to get started as soon as I walk in the door at our offices.
And he was not kidding. Back was in the business office even before he was actually “scheduled” to be in the Revolution office (Monday January, 7, 20013). So his comment to me back on November 28th was not an over exaggeration, it was his work ethic. Back’s passion, even before he was “officially” in town, was seen as he has been talking to players, coaches, heck and even this Examiner before he even started packing for Texas while in Ohio.
If the dedication from the Revolution’s inaugural head coach is any indication of how the team will play on the field, then all the teams in the Untied Conference of the IFL could have their hands full when they meet the Revolution.
What more will see from the new head coach in Texas for the Revolution? Wo knows, but you can best believe from his personnel moves, and his passion, that the three championships in three years he won in two other leagues, were not a fluke. He also has a backing of the dedicated franchise of Champion Sports Group headed by Tommy Benizio Charlie Hildbold, Barry Welch, and new GM Tim Brown.
SMU Offensive Lineman JT Brooks
According to the SMU website this is what they had to say about Brooks…
Junior (2010): Played in 12 games, starting 11 at right tackle... Blocked for an offense that totaled a school-record 3,861 passing yards and added 1,943 yards on the ground. Sophomore (2009): Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at right tackle... Blocked for an SMU offense that passed for a school record 3,666 yards, scored a school record 380 points and rolled up a school record 5,093 yards of total offense... Named honorable mention All-C-USA by the league's coaches... Chosen to the CollegeFootballNews.com's All-Bowl Team... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. Freshman (2008): Saw time in four games; 2007: Redshirted... A member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. Prep: A two-star Rivals.com and Scout.com prospect... A second-team All-District 8-5A selection... A first-team Academic All-State pick... Missed his junior year with a knee injury... Allowed just one sack as a prep... A Dave Campbell's Texas Football "Player To Watch"... Also had offers from Kansas, Tulsa and Rice. Personal: A business major.