Gone Fishin’

Hello Wire Fans. It is hard to believe that in has been almost a year since the Lions lofted the national title trophy, but the title defense begins in 5 weeks from today. I am thrilled because Russell McLean will be here for his first full year (he joined during the playoffs) and Billy Minor will be writing since joining us in the spring.

But, for the next 4 weeks, the staff is going to take a break from writing and we all wanted you all to know. Russell is entering a huge transition as his daughter Shelby will be in Commerce as a student this fall, which is bittersweet for him and we wish to give him as much time with his family as possible.

Billy Minor is doing what the world needs more of, which is coaching and mentoring young men in up Sherman. This is a busy time and Billy is a family just like Russell, so this time off is helpful for both.

For me, it will be a time to rest and reflect, but I do wish to say to all of you who have followed us, plugged us, encouraged us, and supported us, how thankful I am to all of you. We would not be anywhere near where we are without the support all of you have given us.

We look forward to the week of August 27, when we will be back with preview of our game against Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Billy Minor, Russell McLean, & Brian Pate

The Lion Wire Staff

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