To the readers,
I’ve had the privilege of meeting many of you over the course of the past year and cannot express to you how grateful I am to each of you. Thank you for welcoming me into the Rice community and granting me your eyes and ears over these past few months.
The Roost has grown tremendously since our first post was published this summer. The site will hit 250 posts before the year is through ranging from practice reports, game recaps, recruiting updates and everything in between. We’ve topped 50,000 views and reached nearly 3,000 people — and this is just the beginning.
It’s been a lot of football; this is Texas, after all. I’ll be venturing into other sports, too, but building a strong foundation one sport at a time has been the gameplan out of the gate. Thanks for your patience and understanding on that front as well.
I appreciate every bit of encouragement and feedback I’ve received to this point. I hear you, and I’m working as hard as I can to turn The Roost into a platform that brings you the best coverage of Rice you can find anywhere in the world. It’s a bold goal, but early results continue to make it look more and more achievable.
As for my vantage point, you will always get my honest, unbiased opinion. I’m not here to sugarcoat tough situations, but I’m not going to throw in the towel when I see something worth believing in. I believe in Rice, in Rice football, basketball, baseball and beyond. That’s why I’m here.
I believe there’s a story to be told at South Main, and I’m here to tell it. Thanks for an incredible 2018 and here’s to an even better New Year. Merry Christmas and Go Owls.