High school football: Provo Bulldogs 2020 preview

Here’s an in-depth look at the Provo Bulldogs football team heading into the 2020 season.

Note: Provo finished with a 9-3 overall record in 2019 and was first in Region 8 with a 6-0 record. It was RPI seed No. 2 in the 5A playoffs, and was eliminated by Timpview 26-7 in quarterfinals.

PROVO — Kirk Chambers is back at it, and is excited to get things started at his alma mater.

Five years removed from when he last coached at Spanish Fork, the former NFL offensive lineman is taking the head coaching reigns at Provo — a program that has seen a resurgence in recent years.

“Yeah, we’re giving it another go and I’m real excited to have the opportunity to coach at the same school I played at,” Chambers said. “I feel there’s a lot of potential here. A lot of great kids and I think we have a chance to be a good team this year.”

Provo and good football hasn’t always been synonymous in recent years, although the play has trended up tremendously over the past 2-3 seasons. A lot of it is due to the hiring of Tony McGeary, who retired from coaching at the end of last season.

“Tony did a great job getting this program going again, and I’m fortunate to benefit from a lot of the work he did,” Chambers said. “Hopefully we can keep on improving on what he was able to build, and I think the parts are in place to do just that.”

Keeping up the improvement in 2020 looks to be a difficult prospect, when going over the roster. The Bulldogs lost a lot of starters off of last year’s team, and although that would indicate a rebuilding year, Chambers argues against the notion.

“You either rebuild or reload, and I really think we have …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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