We're coming close to tripling our investment. Standalone, it's a huge investment, and it's growing.
If the county sees the Big Darby as the crown jewel, then they should be willing to buy the land around it.
If you're going to be a successful political movement, you've got to walk on two legs -- and one is principle, and the other is pragmatic. You can't be leaning too far to one side or another, or else you're going to fall.
Like I told our kids, these first few weeks are like NFL preseason games. They have prepared us to play our district schedule. Next week, we'll start playing some people that are our size.
When we lost Drew, that really hurt because it took our lead blocker out of there. Those injuries were really crucial, but that's not to make excuses. Marshall just ran the ball right at us and hit us hard.
Like I told our kids, these first few weeks are like NFL preseason games. They have prepared us to play our district schedule, ... Next week, we'll start playing some people that are our size.
Those guys did a really great job of running the ball. But I have to give some credit to our offensive line. Jordan Belcher and Will Kemp did a fabulous job of filling in up front. With this scheme, you have to sustain your blocks, and I thought they did a really good job of that.
We know what Jon is capable of. What we were trying to do is take some of the burden off his shoulders.
I'm greatly concerned with the cavalier attitude of this Darby Accord with making these plans while ignoring the landowners. I'm glad you are finally taking into account the thoughts of the landowners.