All they have been talking about is winning a title.
Well, that’s not entirely true. The North Little Rock faithful have not only made it their mission to win a state championship in the short term, but they are also talking about becoming an elite program.
Head coach Brad Bolding and his staff have been embarking on that journey since Bolding arrived.
Now it seems he may be on the cusp of steamrolling into elite status with the Pulaski Academys and the Bentonvilles.
Bolding has the players on campus, and he’s getting the facilities. Now all that has to happen is that the players buy into the vision.
It’s been all about the details, right down to what the players are thinking when they line up.
Using motivational methods and emulating a few processes from the likes of Nick Saban at the University of Alabama, Bolding and his staff are doing their best to cover every minute detail and in turn expect their players to do the same.
Looking at scores of some of their wins and the way they have won games, not too many on Bolding’s opposite sideline are going to feel to bad that they have trouble focusing getting off the bus as they watch their team get steamrolled by seven TDs.
But Bolding knows that if his team doesn’t strive for that perfection every single day, then that state title that they have been talking about all season long could be just barely out of reach.
Is it possible that the Charging Wildcats could beat the likes of Marion and Mountain Home with a lackluster effort for the first five or 10 minutes and still invoke the mercy rule? It happened.
It’s also possible that same five or 10 minutes agianst Bentonville or Fayetteville or even Bryant could be the difference in a win or a less-than-a-touchdown loss.
Either way, they can’t get those five or 10 minutes back.