After suffering through a disappointing 1-9 season last fall, there's plenty of room for improvement this season for the Herbert Hoover football program.
And the Huskies began their quest for improvement just days after their last season ended.
"We had a great turnout in the weight room this past year," said Coach Tim Meyer, who will enter his fifth season when fall camp begins in August. "They've come out since November and been ready to work and make improvements. Things are looking really good so far.
"Before baseball and track seasons started up, we were getting around 30 to 35 kids in the weight room every day, so we really had a good off-season."
That off-season continues as the Huskies participate in the annual three-week June practice period for West Virginia high school athletes.
Hoover has 45 players practicing this summer as the program begins its second season running a triple-option offense in place of the more pass friendly spread offense the Huskies had run in the previous three seasons.
"We just trying to make sure the kids really learn the offense and defense," Meyer said. "We did throw a couple of different wrinkles in, a couple little changes in from last year. It's not really a big change from what we did, but things are going to be a little bit different."
The ability to tinker with the offense is a luxury the Huskies' coaching staff didn't have last season as the offense was being taught and learned.
"One of the big things over last year is familiarity," Meyer said. "Last year, we were going to the triple option and there was a heck of a lot of stuff that we really had to get down, especially with our quarterbacks.
"This year, they have those reads down pretty well and that allows us to work on some things that really needed to be addressed from last year."