Bubba McDowell told ABC13 he’s excited about the position and said it’s been a while.
“The foundation here is building good character for young men,” McDowell said. “Just for these young men to continue doing well in the classroom and for them to understand if they finish in the classroom, that’s going to happen on the field.”
McDowell said he plans to build the program through recruitment, calling Prairie View a hidden gem with the goal of keeping local talent at home.
“We’ve got some guys here in town who can play football. Like I tell everyone and my coaching staff, UH’s, Texas’ and A&M’s they just can’t get it right. A lot of kids don’t get it right. know anything about Prairie View, when we put them on campus, they were like, ‘Ahh,’ he said.
Given the ever-changing landscape for college coaches, the time McDowell has invested in college shows his commitment to the Panthers program.
“It’s not a stepping stone for me because I could easily go somewhere else, but this is where I want to be,” he said. “I want this school to get back to the top where this school can exist.”
McDowell, who played football at the University of Miami, also won a national championship. He said he appreciates all the support that comes from the rest of his days with the Oilers, hoping to attract more fans to spend Saturdays on The Hill.
“Let’s start at Prairie View. I know you have more schools in town. If you get the chance, just come and support Prairie View, the team, myself. We’ll go out and try to win it. got some championships,” he said.
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