"It took a little while. It took longer than some other places that I've been at to instill and install everything. But the kids understand. They know what it takes. We're maintaining our numbers. We have a lot of kids on varsity," he says. "We try to make it an exciting atmosphere. We come down through the tunnels. We blow smoke before the game. We've got Harleys riding the kids out. So we want to make it a deal where young kids want to play for us."The Blue Devils open the 2014 season Friday night when they host Henry County. Tift's first four games will be at Brodie Field.