SBVC’s Emerson has a tough task ahead

So Kevin Emerson is the heir to Pat Meech as head of the San Bernardino Valley College football program. It is going to be very interesting to see how this plays out.

Emerson, the former coach at Citrus College, is taking over a program in free fall. A program that has lost 15 straight games dating back to the midway point of the 2007 season. Not only did the Wolverines lose – they lost big. They weren’t even close in a dozen of those 15 contests.

And he gets the job in July, meaning he is already behind when it comes to recruiting an area that he can’t be that familiar with. While Citrus had many players over the years from the San Gabriel area and the West end of the county, it had very few from the East end of San Bernardino County which is now his target area.

Emerson also has to assemble a coaching staff and how many quality coaches are still available this time of year. There might be a few he wants to bring over with him from Citrus but he got the job late enough even some of those might have made other plans.

Meech has decided to stay on in an assistant role. That could be a good thing and might help ease the transition. It could also be very awkward.

With the schedule the Wolverines face, it won’t be easy. Wins will likely be few and far between. Just being competitive would be a sign of progress.

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