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    Default What Exactly is This Coach Saying?

    For those coaches in the Louisville area, do you remember when Commissioner Tackett stood up in a pre-season rules meeting, around the time Prop 20 was being discussed, and said that the problem with recruiting allegations is that everyone talked about them but no one reported them. He went on to say, I believe, that the state had hired “extra investigators” to look into these matters. Well, here is the update.

    Now if you report an allegation it gets put into the pile of 140 “pending matters” and is dealt with whenever it “works its way to the top of the pile.”

    As you some of you know, we have an excellent strength coach here at North Bullitt. I am hoping that this winter, if this situation gets cleared up, to have several gifted 8th grade athletes in neighboring counties come by and “try out” our program and see what our strength coach can do for them (TIC).

    Thanks and best of luck to everyone in the playoffs this Friday.

    Brett Newton
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    That there's approximately 139 violators in front of him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    That there's approximately 139 violators in front of him?
    Maybe, but what I really looked hard at, and really don't know why he sent the email is:

    As you some of you know, we have an excellent strength coach here at North Bullitt. I am hoping that this winter, if this situation gets cleared up, to have several gifted 8th grade athletes in neighboring counties come by and “try out” our program and see what our strength coach can do for them (TIC).

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    Sure sounds like he's openly recruiting, and will hope to have the details cleared up by the time it gets to the top of the pile.

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    I assume he is saying that tongue in cheek (TIC). With that in mind, it appears to me that Coach Newton is just taking a sarcastic shot at the lack of speed he is perceiving on the part of the KHSAA's extra investigators in dealing with those 140 reports of recruiting violations. I don't think it was meant to be taken at face value.

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    The key question here is who did he send that email to. If he sent it to other coaches, then it obviously is a sarcastic shot at .... the system, schools that are violators, perhaps a specific school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi View Post
    I assume he is saying that tongue in cheek (TIC). With that in mind, it appears to me that Coach Newton is just taking a sarcastic shot at the lack of speed he is perceiving on the part of the KHSAA's extra investigators in dealing with those 140 reports of recruiting violations. I don't think it was meant to be taken at face value.
    Agreed. He seems to be giving commentary and probably taking a shot at others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    The key question here is who did he send that email to. If he sent it to other coaches, then it obviously is a sarcastic shot at .... the system, schools that are violators, perhaps a specific school?
    It was sent to the entire coaches list serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    The key question here is who did he send that email to. If he sent it to other coaches, then it obviously is a sarcastic shot at .... the system, schools that are violators, perhaps a specific school?
    That probably came from the KY ListServ that coaches use to communicate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi View Post
    I assume he is saying that tongue in cheek (TIC). With that in mind, it appears to me that Coach Newton is just taking a sarcastic shot at the lack of speed he is perceiving on the part of the KHSAA's extra investigators in dealing with those 140 reports of recruiting violations. I don't think it was meant to be taken at face value.
    That's exactly what I thought. I think he is taking a shot at the KHSAA about it being the second week of the playoffs and they have 140 violation complaints to be investigated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    It was sent to the entire coaches list serve.
    Then that is your answer. Obviously a sarcastic shot at _________ .

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    Sure sounded like a sarcastic shot to me, as if the KHSAA really doesn't care about violations when it comes to recruiting because there are so many instances of it occuring and they don't want to bother with it.

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    Well of course it (selectively) matters. There are (selected) schools who are caught and punished each (selective) year. The KHSAA (selectively) enforces all the recruiting rules and punishes those violatiors (selectively) in a most timely (months or years) fashion.

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    Sarcastic shot a Tackett especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Bear View Post
    Well of course it (selectively) matters. There are (selected) schools who are caught and punished each (selective) year. The KHSAA (selectively) enforces all the recruiting rules and punishes those violatiors (selectively) in a most timely (months or years) fashion.

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    Knowing Coach Newton like I do, this was very much TIC (Tounge In Cheek). He's as upstanding as they come, and was just poking a little fun.
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    I'll take another viewpoint. If the school has an open house where all eighth graders are invited to tour the school, including the weight room, I don't see a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity alum View Post
    I'll take another viewpoint. If the school has an open house where all eighth graders are invited to tour the school, including the weight room, I don't see a problem.
    Do you really think that applies? Or, are just getting a shot in for Trinity?
    if this situation gets cleared up, to have several gifted 8th grade athletes in neighboring counties come by and “try out” our program and see what our strength coach can do for them
    I doubt he means "open house" when he says "try out our program and see what our strength coach can do for them".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Do you really think that applies? Or, are just getting a shot in for Trinity?


    I doubt he means "open house" when he says "try out our program and see what our strength coach can do for them".
    Just toss out KHSAA and have everybody openly recruit! KHSAA is impotent anyway. Why should it just be the Catholic Schools that get to have open houses?????

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    pretty sure the public schools have open houses too.