Pros: learned a lot, got to spend a lot of time developing as a coach.
Cons: loong hours
I was a graduate assistant football coach.
I was responsible for the linebackers in all fashions.
I ran their study halls, checked their classes, went over film with them, ran their practices.
These were young men just a year or two younger than me.
It was a difficult situation at first because I had just played with a lot of these guys, but I earned their respect quickly.
There were a lot of hours involved, in watching film.
I was also the head of technology and film department.
I also had a boss I reported to several times per day and took care of all of his needs as the defensive coordinator.