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Tim Couch (Leslie County) vs. Chris Stapleton (Johnson Central)


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  • theguru changed the title to Tim Couch (Leslie County) vs. Chris Stapleton (Johnson Central)
3 minutes ago, FirstTimeLongTime said:

So the obvious question that comes to my mind after watching this is which would you rather be? A College football star that played in the NFL or a country Music Star???

Either/both.

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1 hour ago, theguru said:

Could anyone imagine Johnson Central losing to Leslie County today?

It was a different world back then, for sure. It's also hard to imagine the top quarterback prospect in the country graduating from a small, rural county school in eastern Kentucky.

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8 hours ago, theguru said:

Could anyone imagine Johnson Central losing to Leslie County today?

It's crazy how their enrollments have moved. In 1995, Johnson Central and Leslie County were both Class AAA. I don't have specific numbers but to be in AAA your overall enrollment had to fall between 861-1,225 students. In the most recent data on the KHSAA website (2019-20 school year), Johnson Central had 1,048 students while Leslie County had 460. There are a handful of Eastern Kentucky population centers that have maintained enrollments while almost all of the rest of the region has seen sizable drops in number of students.

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7 hours ago, DevilMayCare said:

It was a different world back then, for sure. It's also hard to imagine the top quarterback prospect in the country graduating from a small, rural county school in eastern Kentucky.

No knock on Tim Couch, but throwing the ball as often as Leslie County did was an anomaly. Countless quarterbacks today, while perhaps not as good as Couch, are throwing it just as much. Seeing Couch was like seeing a unicorn for most of the country in 1995.

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10 hours ago, gchs_uk9 said:

No knock on Tim Couch, but throwing the ball as often as Leslie County did was an anomaly. Countless quarterbacks today, while perhaps not as good as Couch, are throwing it just as much. Seeing Couch was like seeing a unicorn for most of the country in 1995.

The difference was, they actually threw the ball down the field then. Not like now where a QB might complete 20 balls for 170 yards. Couch was an absolutely elite athlete. The state of Kentucky had Chris Redman, and then a year later, Tim Couch. Mid 90s we’re a fun time. 

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16 minutes ago, HoopJunkie said:

The difference was, they actually threw the ball down the field then. Not like now where a QB might complete 20 balls for 170 yards. Couch was an absolutely elite athlete. The state of Kentucky had Chris Redman, and then a year later, Tim Couch. Mid 90s we’re a fun time. 

In that particular game, per UK Athletics' Corey Price, Couch was 16-25 for 223 yards with 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He had many more better nights!

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