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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    Bingo. Competition is usually the reason, and I get it - smart on their parts. Transportation is just sitting there conveniently as the reason, and some of the time that's it. Other times it might actually win out if you're splitting hairs between options. However, if a team has to travel being in a class that provides them the best road to a district and even region title appearance then there is never any petitioning to move. ...
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    Feb 15, 18, 10:22 AM
    They just aren't very good, but with that said I think they have improved and are playing better in spurts. That doesn't much matter, though because their schedule has and is getting just that much better. When you can't shoot it and no true big man, well, we're seeing it.....
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    Feb 14, 18, 08:40 AM
    He isn't going to Boyle County.
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    Feb 14, 18, 08:40 AM
    Totally agree with you. Kids do dumb things. We as a society hold coaches to a higher standard it seems than we do ourselves as parents. It's hard enough to make sure our own kid(s) don't ever do dumb things in their lives (or keep them to a minimum), but we expect coaches to make sure that their 30-100 walk the straight line. That incident in the BG locker room after the SW win is not one bit the reflection of the coach Brandon Smith is.
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    Feb 13, 18, 11:53 PM
    4+ hour games even from the couch don’t help either, and actually going to the games if you live any distance at all away literally take up the whole day and then some.
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    Feb 8, 18, 12:24 PM
    Same in our area with the 1 practice/1 game model with soccer, but I've just heard from several coaches out there with some shiny things on their fingers that this was there experience (not having tackle until say 3rd/4th grade) and it was a hard battle getting those kids back out out for football, if they ever did.
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    Feb 7, 18, 07:25 AM
    Principal at Russellville High School
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    Feb 6, 18, 01:47 PM
    Wouldnít have made sense for him. By going to X he will be drawing full retirement benefits + what X will pay him. This is, if nothing more, a financial no brainer.
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    Feb 6, 18, 01:44 PM
    I canít agree more with this ( and, some might find that hard to believe), especially no tackle football before 12. Iím not sure how much is really gained, thus not sure how much would be lost. The only defense Iíve heard of (and likely true) is that socccer would then become an even harder battle to fight.
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    Feb 6, 18, 09:44 AM
    Let's say Spader doesn't get the job despite going after it hard. Then what for the new coach? Do you keep him as the DC who is also your AD? Many suggest that if you are on the outside and running for a job against a very viable candidate on the inside who is going for it as well; that things don't always turn out for the best in that working relationship (so, part ways) and I'd have to agree more times than not that it's accurate. ...
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    Feb 5, 18, 07:17 PM
    It does; just without the prime time money.
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    Feb 5, 18, 04:52 PM
    Plenty of guys across the state that double up as both. Lovelace at Christian, David Barnes at Caldwell are just a couple off the top of my head. IMO, the only way it’s not Spader is if he doesn’t want it, and he very well may not. There is a wise saying that’s often proven to be true when it comes to high profile coaching jobs: “Don’t be the man to follow the man, be the man that followed the man who followed THE man.”
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    Feb 4, 18, 10:29 PM
    Exactly to my original point. The mainstream media will not touch these. Itís a crock of you know what in whatís let out and what isnít. Dr. OZ broadcasts into all our living rooms on a daily basis. He played and is all for it. Nobody is doing interviews with him during SB week, though.
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    Feb 3, 18, 05:54 PM
    Well sure the concussion scare has been a cause, and that's why I get so sick of the media only blasting that side of thing. You aren't going to find anybody out there who is all for making the game safer than me (I think the targeting call is largely subjective, but I'm not really sure how to make that better than what we have). We can agree to disagree on the rest. The offseason grind of having to live in the weight room along with the...
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    Feb 3, 18, 05:04 PM
    I never ran Cross Country because there was nothing I could bring to the table in that sport plus it would have been miserable for me. I would like to consider myself as always being pretty fit, but running distance of any kind just wasn't my thing. If they had some weight class divisions then maybe so, but they don't. I didn't wrestle in high school due to playing basketball, but looking back at it I probably missed out on the single best...
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    Feb 3, 18, 04:07 PM
    No. Thatís not what I was implying. They should absolutley hire either of those men. I was using those examples in regards to before getting the Bowling Green and Central that people probably didnít think they were ready for those jobs before getting hired.
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    Feb 3, 18, 10:58 AM
    The other take from what jlow Said is also true. Many kids out there who would be very good football players simply don’t because it’s just flat out tougher. Those that what to stone me for saying that. Fire away; you don’t have to agree with it. If you played football along with other sports through high school then you’d know. But the selflessness and overall flat out hard work-demands of football are just tougher. If basketball...
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    Feb 3, 18, 10:46 AM
    jlow can correct me if Iím wrong here, but I believe he was probably eluding to a bigger problem. We live in a society that is worried about everything. From football to every single food we put in our bodies (come to think of it, parents/kids I know that donít play football bc Iíd worried health risks sure as rain donít mind living in the fast food lines) and everything in between. Itís like the stats that were posted about concussions...
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    Feb 2, 18, 12:39 PM
    They are, and I blame most of that on how they are being raised as a whole. Iíll say this though; more is required of kids these days than any generation before in terms of athletics. Stuff never stops.
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    Feb 2, 18, 12:37 PM
    Speaking of that. I have seen two confirmed concussions in basketball this year (more than I witnessed in football) and likely a 3rd the other night when I saw a girl crash into the bottom row of a bleacher and literally broke her face; being rushed to emergency orthodontal surgery knocking the bridges of her mouth loose. I’ve seen nastier injuries in basketball as much as I’ve seen in football.
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    Feb 2, 18, 09:27 AM
    The elements. It’s tougher than others with the exception of wrestling (that would take the cake). Not everybody gets to bat. Not everybody gets to score. The temperature is from the 90s to below freezing. It’s not always 70 degrees and sunny (basketball) always wearing shorts and a T-shirt. Off season programs are more demanding. You work and practice far more than you play compared to other sports and it’s not even remotely close. ...
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    Feb 2, 18, 09:16 AM
    No. It doesn’t. I agree. But it’s the next closest sport that’s available to most in comparison to football. And those numbers per 100,000 splitting hairs in the grand scheme of things boys soccer to football. I’m 100% for the game being safer. It needs to be. I just wish they’d show the other perspective instead of all negative (at least from the mainstream media outlets).
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    Feb 2, 18, 09:12 AM
    Absolutely.
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    Feb 2, 18, 08:31 AM
    Until these large media companies start telling the other side of the stories from the numerous of doctors and studies out there who encourage playing (advantages outweighing risks) then crap like this from them and others is just garbage. War on football garbage. Bruin66 said it all. It’s safer now than it’s ever been and it’s not even close. None of these media outlets talk about the concussion risks of sports like soccer, but they...
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    Feb 1, 18, 10:12 AM
    Getting caught smoking dope, getting a PI and whatever "resisting arrest" actually was.....yeah, doesn't bother me. Glad they are giving they man a second chance. Glass houses.
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    Jan 30, 18, 11:08 PM
    All for second chances. We have this ideology for some reason that people in the public eye, our leaders of young people at that, aren’t allowed to be anything less than perfect and that’s complete crap. In this since he completely deserves a second chance, and he has paid the consequences. None of those charges bother me.
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    Jan 30, 18, 01:26 PM
    Thatís what I thought. Had he been interested then heís a no brainer to interview. These jobs just arenít as appealing as they once were. It takes something(s) kind of special for guys to change jobs, and if that means they have to uproot their families then it better be an even more kind of special.
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    Jan 30, 18, 11:25 AM
    I have a hard time believing that if Atchley was in fact interested that they wouldn’t have interviewed him? I could be wrong, though.
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    Jan 29, 18, 08:47 PM
    Unofficially official would be my guess? The decision made today or over the weekend with the official announcement in the coming days. Thatís standard protocol for most places due to people sometimes having 2nd thoughts and backing out a day or two later. This way when all parties agree then there is usually a day or two for all to be certain and then proceed with the official announcement.
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    Jan 27, 18, 11:58 PM
    I donít think there is any chance that he would want to come back. He did a great job at CC, but has since retired from it all and has just been helping out. I havenít heard a thing out of Alexandria.
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