Borseth spent the past five seasons as head coach at Michigan, prior to that he was the head honcho at GB for nine seasons.
So a lot of uncertainty heading into opening day.
don't know what to expect, you feel kind of like its your freshman year all
over again, coming in new staff. If it
would have been the first day of practice when the other coaching staff would
have been here I probably would have been able to list off every single drill
that we were going to do that day and its just a little unexpected and its that
kind of change of pace that its a little exciting", senior Sarah Eichler told us after practice.
Adrian Ritchie, also a senior also welcomes the change. "Change is good, change is fun, definitely a lot of things he does we've already seen so that really helps. It'd be another thing if this coach came in and said forget everything else, this is my new plan but he's been so good at adjusting and making this transition very possible for all of us because you know we all want the same thing in the end and he's made that very clear that its about Green Bay, its not about him its about the players who make it happen."
Borseth didn't recruit any of the current crop of Phoenix so he has the task of making them feel like "his" players.
"Probably the most difficult part of the entire transition is the coach to the players and the players to the coach so I think that's probably our biggest competition at this point. We don't know how each others going to adapt to each other during the course of the game and obviously its going to be some new things for both of us. I think we need to just learn to work through it. I've got to be able to do the things that I do in teaching, they've got to be able to do the things that they do in playing and somewhere inbetween we've got to find a happy medium.