BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Brandon Bulldogs figure to be one of the top teams in Class 6A this season.
Tyler Peterson is the Bulldogs head coach. He’s in his fourth season, but this year, he’s doing something different.
Peterson will be the team’s quarterbacks coach.
“Just an old quarterback at heart, want to be involved in it a little bit more,” Peterson said about the change.
This change means he will get to work more closely with a player he says is easy to coach in returning starter Will Rogers.
“He didn’t bat an eye last year as a sophomore. He’s a coaches son, he’s been out here every since he was knee high,” Peterson said. “So, he’s been around it. He’s used to it. He’s a guy that loves to play and I think the guys around him love to play with him.”
Last season, Rogers threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 18 touchdowns.
“You know I’m nothing without those five lineman and those receivers out there,” Rogers said.
Last season, the Bulldogs fell in the first round of the playoffs. Rogers says going further in the postseason is something the team has been preaching all offseason.
“Don’t be pretty good. We have to finish every game, can’t overlook any game. You have to come every game ready to play,” Rogers said.
Peterson says it will take a few other things to achieve that goal.
“Just focusing on the details,” he said. “I think being more mentally tough and playing together as a team, picking each other up, not worried about stats, not worried about who gets the credit, just worried about getting the job done.”