KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- As the Central Bobcats go to work, they do so trying to change the recent past.
Central has missed out of the playoffs six of the last seven years. The program, however, does have a strong tradition and first year head coach Bryson Rosser is working to make sure his team knows that.
Rosser also says creating a specific Friday night mindset must be instilled.
"The one thing we have to get in is discipline and accountability and that's in order to be productive," Rosser said.
"Right now, two things that we ask for is commitment and effort. So that's one thing we're definitely trying to put in, the discipline and commitment."
Bobcats' safety/wide receiver Cedric Washington believes the team is responding to Rosser's coaching style.
"It's a big step up from last year. It's like a complete 180," Washington said. "We were very nonchalant (last year). I like how he's making us work hard and staying on us. We're very discipline."
Central returns nine starters (5 on offense, 4 on defense) from last year's 4-6 squad.
The Bobcats open up the season August 29 at Jefferson County.