MINERAL WELLS —
“Yes and no,” Pappas said. “It is hard to say with a record like we have, and hard to say when you don’t yet have a defensive identity.
“It’s hard to know what we are going to get night in and night out when we are so inconsistent on the defensive end.
“Last year at this time we were playing such good defense I felt we could be in any game and have a good chance to beat anybody we played.
“This year, I don’t really feel that way, but in the same breath I have a lot of faith in these kids, and I think they will get the job done.
“I know expectations are high, and even though we are not the same team, we have a lot of expectations to live up to, and these guys are up for that challenge.”