Super Bowl QB’s tenure as Academy coach a 66-8 throttling that’s something to Crow about

Super Bowl QB’s tenure as Academy coach a 66-8 throttling that’s something to Crow about

Super Bowl champion quarterback Trent Dilfer — who was under center for the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-7 2001 rout of the New York Giants — kicked off his era as Lipscomb Academy head coach with a 66-8 throttling of the visiting Glencliff Colts. And a rock star took part in the Friday night party as well. In January,Dilfer, who also has been an ESPN analyst, inherited a Mustang football team that had won only three games in the last two seasons. For the last seven months, he has poured countless hours into rebuilding a winning culture at Lipscomb Academy.  Dilfer’s additions have included assembling a staff of more than 30 coaches; giving the players new uniforms and top-of-the-line, protective helmets; and increasing and redesigning practices and summer training, but these improvements are not limited to the football team. In his quest to make Lipscomb the top high school football program, Dilfer has enhanced the fan experience with the all-new Mustang Stampede, which includes a performance on the newly built soundstage next to the baseball field.  All of these changes have brought national attention to the Mustangs, but Friday night it was finally time to see if this Lipscomb team would live up to the hype. Hundreds of people arrived two hours early for a free concert, which included Lipscomb University alumni, Daves Highway and Mustangs’ coach Patrick Carpenter, and was headlined by nine-time Grammy award-winning artist, Sheryl Crow (“All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” etc.) Crow, a long-time Nashville resident, wore a Lipscomb jersey to show her support for the Mustangs and was joined on stage by...