ALDEN, N.Y.-First year Alden head coach Rob Currin is off to a great start with the Bulldogs. Alden takes their 3-0 record into Friday night’s game at Depew.
Currin who replaced the legendary Dick Diminuco told Two on Your Side’s Stu Boyar “for my entire career I’ve been able to stand behind somebody that’s making the final decisions. While deep down I knew I wanted to do this I have to say there was a little bit of comfort in those days. The transition has been great. Its certainly a change that has been welcomed in my life and its been a lot of fun.”
Alden won its opener easily over Dunkirk but their wins over Eden and Hutch-Tech came on the final drives of the games. Those kind of wins give a team confidence. Currin said “we’re two for two with adversity bringing the best out of our kids but I would really really like to get that type of urgency started earlier in the game.”
Senior quarterback Brian Stoldt who led the Bulldogs on those game winning drives said he learned a great deal about those situatinos at the Manning quarterback Academy this past summer. “A kid asked Eli Manning how do you deal with game winning drives at the end ? How do you deal with the pressure ? That was something in the offseason I really didn’t think about because I was focused on all the skills but he said everybody thinks about what’s going to happen if you don’t do your job if you don’t come through. The real way you have to look at it is we have a task to do. We have to go do our job and if we do that we win the game. Its that simple just do your job. That’s the attitude I’ve taken these last two weeks. It takes a lot of pressure off . You don’t have to think about anything else just doing your job.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 at Depew Friday night.