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  1. 12 points
    Coaches accept jobs, do the intro presser, reach out and talk to kids and then back out in less than 48 hours? That happens all the time? I guess we just never talk about it around here...
  2. 7 points
    What trouble? They went through an interview process with a number of candidates and in a rather short amount of time hired a coach. That coach was a fine candidate for the position. Unfortunately that coach backed out of his decision and all of that is on him, not on Highlands.
  3. 6 points
    You almost wonder anymore if any high school coaching job is really worth the trouble with all the parent involvement anymore.
  4. 5 points
    Didn’t they just have a Highlands guy who is a deep-down a Highlands guy?
  5. 5 points
    I think it's an outstanding job. I also think it's a very tough job. Beginning to think Wolfe likes being pawed at. I don't know that but just a feeling I have. Of course he is also at a very good job. Maybe THE best public school job in the state. So if you're judging the HHS job on not being able to pull CW, I think it's not a fair judgement. But yes, I think it's an outstanding job.
  6. 5 points
    Guys, Coach James is a good guy, like any of us he is not perfect. I would say if you asked him he wishes he would have handled it different. Most likely he did apologize. Big thing I see, is you folks that post on here on behalf of Highlands need to humble yourself, your not helping your program, with your online antics. Your program is in disarray according to most of you, and when you didn't get your way today, you guys threw a tantrum. I imagine you guys would not want your kids or a coach to act this way on the field ? But somehow it's commonplace with how you guys talk about coaches and admin at your school behind the computer. Good luck to you guys! We are tickled to death, to have our coach back. If you wanna play give us a ring. You guys are gonna find your guy, you got everything you need to do it right....
  7. 4 points
    When they hire someone local, I'll believe it...
  8. 4 points
    I think it's definitely worth it, you just have to be willing to literally ignore parents.
  9. 4 points
    As a youth coach I can 100% tell people Brian W was always accessible. On several occasions I would text or email him questions and within a reasonable amount of time he responded. All of his responses were very detailed and explainable to the level I coached. Every reply I received from him ended with "let me know if you need anything else".
  10. 4 points
    I've always thought it was silly that the HC had to be a teacher to coach. Both jobs are incredibly demanding.
  11. 4 points
    I'm not really sweating it anymore. Coach James didn't work out, it all happened so fast for him I really have no problem with it now. It just stung at first. I have a feeling that Lickert is going to be it. It may seem like settling, but he may actually be the best guy out of all the applicants. He knows the program, he was a two way starter on state championship team. He has head coaching experience. Also, I believe it's his dream job. If we got Steve at head coach and Sipple (sp) at offensive coordinator, that could be a good combo.
  12. 4 points
    One of CCH's coaches said Sheppard was the best player they have faced in their 10 years there....and they obviously have faced some good ones.
  13. 4 points
    I believe the "transfer portal" culture is creating situations like this. At some point it might be time to look in the mirror. I know when he left HHS the football program got crushed by people saying they were running him off by not having him play varsity football. Now he transfers again because he isn't getting what he wants at CCH. At what point does it stop being someone else's fault?
  14. 4 points
    I never understood the hire anyway. He's unproven and Highlands is high school Royalty. He's had a couple winning seasons. They've had that in Dayton ky.
  15. 4 points
    I can’t help but feel like a big message is being overlooked in all this. The guy caved because of his loyalty to his home school. At the same time, Highlands grads with deep loyalty to the program were overlooked in the hiring process. No judgment, but something the interview committee needs to consider for future.
  16. 3 points
    I had a thread going a few years back on this topic that was considerably more stripped down. Rather than find a shovel and dig it back up, I decided to revamp it, put a little more meat on the bone, and in some cases, tweak my definition of "dynasty". Whether you prefer parity or familiarity at the top, I think we can all agree that sports dynasties (i.e. sustained periods of winning at a championship level) are a fun way to reflect back on the history of athletic achievement and gain a little historical perspective. Some are contemporary, while others required reaching far back into the annals of Kentucky high school football history. This is not the be-all, end-all, comprehensive list of football dynasties in our state. People have different parameters and pre-playoff era records can be hard to come by. Additional contributions are welcome. Dynasties that span multiple class systems Bob Beatty's Trinity Shamrocks (2000-2020) Record: 254-44 (85%) State Championships: 15 ('01-'03, '05-'08, '10-'12, '14, '16, '17, '19, '20) Under Beatty's guidance, Trinity expanded from a state power, to midwest prominence, to a fixture on the national scene. The 2011 Shamrocks were declared national champions by a handful of outlets and were the centerpiece of a 33 game win streak from '10-'12. Since 2000, Trinity hasn't gone more than one year between championships. Over that two decade timeframe, they're 91-6 in the playoffs, including a 36-1 postseason mark from 2001-2008. The Shamrocks haven't lost to an in-state opponent besides St. X or Male in sixteen years. From Brian Brohm to Rondale Moore, there was no shortage of future D1 college talent helping grow T's trophy case. Simply put, Trinity is the gold standard for football in Kentucky. Dale Mueller's Highlands Bluebirds (1996-2013) Record: 230-29 (89%) State Championships: 11 ('96, '98-'00, '04, '07-'12) Like Beatty, Mueller took over a program already considered a blueblood within state borders. Also like Beatty, Mueller elevated his program to a national level. The Bluebirds steadily climbed the national wins list until topping off at #2 before he retired. Jared Lorenzen, Derek Smith, Brent Grover, Gino and Ben Guidugli, Rob Smith, Austin Collinsworth, and Patrick Towles were some of the standout names from this era of Highlands football. The entirety of HHS football history could easily be summed up as one big dynasty, but we're singling out Mueller's tenure, which featured a state record six titles in a row and a 37 game winning streak from 2008-2010. Philip Haywood's Belfry Pirates (2003-present) Record: 214-41 (84%) State Championships: 7 ('03, '04, '13-'16, '19) During Belfry's four-peat from '13-'16, the Pirates earned mountain football a measure of statewide respect not seen in a generation. The last 17 years of football on Pond Creek have been the most dominant run in EKY history, with Haywood becoming Kentucky's all-time winningest coach along the way. He had already been at Belfry for two decades before breaking through with the program's first championship in 2003, and the Pirates have been breathing rare air ever since, making seven consecutive championship game appearances from 2010-2016 and reaching at least the semifinals fifteen out of eighteen years from 2003 through last season. Mike Glaser's St. Xavier Tigers (1986-2012) Record: 299-65 (82%) State Championships: 7 ('86, '92, '95, '97, '99, '04, '09) If you're new to Kentucky high school football, you might think of St. X as being little more than Trinity's second fiddle. But there was a time, before Beatty's arrival in St. Matthews, that the Tigers stood eye level with the Shamrocks as the twin giants of big school football. Mike Glaser didn't put the Tigers on the map, but he patrolled the sideline on Poplar Level Road for the lion's share of X's football success. St. Xavier averaged 11 wins a year from Glaser's first championship in 1986 to his final season in 2012. Aside from seven state titles, the Tigers had four runner-up finishes and had their season end at the hands of the eventual state champion on six other occasions. The consistency was incredible. Dynasties of the six class era (2007-present) Kevin Wallace's Bowling Green Purples (2011-2016) Record: 84-3 (96%) State Championships: 5 ('11-'13, '15, '16) After being denied a championship in his first three cracks a few years earlier, the fourth time proved the charm for Wallace in 2011. The Purples liked the view from the top so much, they decided to stay a while. Only an improbable region final loss in 2014 prevented the possibility of six straight titles. Earlier that season, BG was breathing down the neck of Trinity's state record 50 wins in a row before McCallie (TN) snapped the streak at 48. Ty Scroggins' Central Yellowjackets (2007-2012) Record: 63-25 (71%) State Championships: 5 ('07, '08, '10-'12) At first glance, that win/loss record might not move anyone's needle, but a closer look reveals a key ingredient in Central's ascension to dynasty status. No one in 3A played a more rigorous, demanding schedule than Central during their championship years under Scroggins. The Yellowjackets routinely punched above their weight class, with 20 of their 25 losses coming against 6A competition that included St. X, Male, and Manual. In 2007, Central finished 5-5 in the regular season, with losses to the aforementioned X, Male, and Manual, plus Highlands and Johnson Central. How's that for a 3A schedule? They won their first title that year and the template for success was cast. Noel Rash's Beechwood Tigers (2007-present) Record: 155-42 (78%) State Championships: 6 ('07, '08, '16-'18, '20) Coaching in the long shadow of Mike Yeagle would probably break most coaches. Fortunately for Beechwood, Noel Rash is not most coaches. He's carved out his own legacy and kept the Tigers among the state's elite for the duration of his fifteen years as the head man in Fort Mitchell. During Beechwood's three-peat from 2016-2018, the Tigers outscored 1A opposition a combined 1,067-146, or 48-6 per game. They've only failed to reach the semifinals once in the last fourteen years and made an immediate impact in class 2A, winning a state championship in just their second year in that classification. Dynasties of the four class era (1975-2006) Mike Yeagle's Beechwood Tigers (1991-2001 & 2003-2004) Record: 163-20 (89%) State Championships: 8 ('91-'94, '96, '97, '99, '04) Beechwood football was already an established small school power when Yeagle took the reins from Bernie Barre in 1991, but the Tigers engulfed the 1A landscape like a monsoon under its new boss, claiming a state title in each of Yeagle's first four seasons. Despite being 1A for all those years, the Tigers routinely played up in class and won way more than they lost, even scoring several wins over 3A power Covington Catholic. One of the high points during the Yeagle dynasty was a stretch of 38 wins in a row from 1996-1998. Beechwood was Kentucky's team of the decade for the 1990s, winning seven championships in nine years from '91-'99. Chuck Smith's Boyle County Rebels (1999-2004) Record: 86-4 (95%) State Championships: 5 ('99-'03) Long before 'Title Town' was a thing, Boyle County football was wallowing in irrelevance, winning just eleven total games from '87-'91. Chuck Smith rides into town, and the rest is history. During a run of five straight titles, the Rebels won their championship games by an average score of 36-7. Boyle County threatened Trinity's state record with 47 consecutive wins from 1999-2002 before stringing together 25 more in a row in 2002 and 2003. Little known fact about Chuck Smith: He once beat the sun in a staring contest. 😎🌞 Sam Harp's Danville Admirals (1989-2003) Record: 185-27 (87%) State Championships: 7 ('89, '91, '92, '94, '00, '01, '03) Sam Harp had a tough act to follow when he arrived in Danville in 1988. Tom Duffy had previously found great success with the Admirals, claiming state titles in '84 and '87. Harp didn't just hold steady the Danville tradition, he turned the Ads into one of the state's premier programs, pound for pound. He led Danville to a 7-1 mark in championship games and frequently had to go through other heavyweights to hoist the big trophy, such as Mayfield, Beechwood, and Newport Central Catholic. A stunning two point loss to Prestonsburg in 1993 halted what could have potentially been a 60+ game winning streak. I guess 57 wins in 58 games and three state titles in four years will have to do. Lynn Ray's Covington Catholic Colonels (1987-1997) Record: 122-29 (81%) State Championships: 5 ('87, '88, '93, '94, '97) The groundwork for what we know today as Covington Catholic football wasn't laid by one man alone, but Lynn Ray deserves more credit than anyone for being the chief architect. He only won one game in his first two seasons and it took him several years to build a winner, but by the late 80s, the Colonels were cooking with gas. A key ingredient to taking the next step as a program was solving the Highlands puzzle, but the path to a state championship usually featured playoff rematches with the Birds. Some of CovCath's championship seasons were nearly derailed in playoff nail biters against Highlands ('94 & '97), Conner ('93), and Ashland ('88), but once they got to old Cardinal stadium, they were automatic, with a perfect 5-0 record in state finals under Ray. Dynasties of the three class era (1959-1974) Ed Miracle's Lynch East Main Bulldogs (1959-1971) Record: 129-24-4 (83%) State Championships: 4 ('59, '60, '63, '68) Kentucky's forgotten dynasty. Along with Highlands, Lynch East Main was one of the first powerhouse programs of the playoff era. They made eight state finals appearances - five in a row from '59-'63 - and reached the semifinals ten times in a thirteen year span. The 1966 squad finished the regular season undefeated and ranked #1 in 1A, but for reasons unbeknownst to me, they didn't participate in the playoffs. All of that success was accrued in the three class system, amplifying their accomplishments ten fold. The passage of time and consolidation have eroded our collective memory of the legendary Ed Miracle and his Bulldogs. But legends never die, and the great champions of yesteryear will live on forever in the dark, misty mountains of Harlan County. Keeping it in the family The Morris' Mayfield Cardinals Jack (1976-1992) Record: 194-33 (85%) State Championships: 4 ('77, '78, '85, '86) Mayfield football didn't begin with the Morris family, but Jack set the Cardinals down the path that helped make Mayfield into the household name we know today. He guided the Cardinals to nine state finals appearances, including six in eight seasons from 1985-1992. Mayfield was recognized in 1978 as the top team in the state, regardless of class, by the Litkenhous poll. It's hard to imagine a small school achieving that status today. Joe (2002-2019) Record: 222-40 (85%) State Championships: 6 ('02, '10, '12-'14, '16) In coaching, they say it's better to follow the man who followed the legend. But when the legend in question is also your father, does it really matter how far removed you are? Joe Morris had to know he'd be compared to Jack before he ever coached his first game. It wasn't always smooth sailing, but when the younger Morris hit his stride, the Cardinals spread their wings and flew higher than anyone in the state at the time, going 138-11 and reaching the state finals nine times from 2010-2019. *It should be noted that Paul Leahy won two state titles at Mayfield, sandwiched between the Morris' long tenures. Sham-Rock & Roll (1968-1994) State Championships: 12 ('68, '72, '73, '76, '77, '80, '83, '85, '88-'90, '94) With all of the success Trinity has enjoyed over the last twenty years, KY high school football novices might think it all started with the incomparable Bob Beatty, but we can't gloss over the dominant quarter century run from the late 60s to the mid 90s. Coach Jim Kennedy lit the pilot light in 1968 with T's first state championship. He added a second title four years later, before handing the baton to Dave Moore, who ran off three championships in five years ('73, '76, '77). Roger Gruneisen kept the fire going with trophies in '80 and '83, giving way to the man Beatty hurdled to become Trinity's greatest coach, Dennis Lampley. The Rocks were 116-17 under Lampley, with five state titles and a three peat from '88-'90 that included the still unsurpassed state record 50 game winning streak. Bird's eye view (1959-1992) Record: 333-67-1 (83%) State Championships: 11 ('60, '61' '64, '68, '70, '75, '77, 81', '82, '89, '92) I said earlier that the entirety of Highlands football could be one, long, unbroken dynasty. Mueller's tenure shines above the rest, but the pre-Dale days were littered with hardware too. Homer Rice ('54-'61), Owen Hauck ('62-'66), Mike Murphy ('67-'73), Roger Walz ('74-'75), Bill Hermann ('76-'83), and Tom Duffy ('88-'93) all contributed to the Bluebirds' championship haul. Imagine winning 83% of your games for five years. Pretty good, huh? Now sustain it for 34 years with several coaching changes along the way. From 1959 to 1992, Highlands lost 67 games, or just a shade under two per year. Kentucky's first 3-peat: Hillard Howard's Pikeville Panthers (1987-1989) Record: 43-1* (98%) State Championships: 3 ('87-'89) Howard had been doing his thing at Pikeville since 1972, and doing it well. The Panthers had a state runner-up finish in 1979 and were consistently among the best in EKY, but the rest of class 1A knew nothing of the storm that was brewing in Pike County. Pikeville ran off three consecutive championships in the late 80s, the first such feat in state history. The Bobby Deramus and Greg Hackney led wishbone punished opposing defenses in '87 and '88, and the Panthers proved they were more than just one special class by winning it all again in '89. Pikeville averaged 44 points per game during that three year run and topped 50 points eighteen times. Belfry halted a 33 game winning streak for the Panthers in '89, the third longest streak in state history at the time. * Pikeville trailed Beechwood by a point at halftime in the 1987 season opener when the game was called on account of severe weather. I've heard that Beechwood has it down as a win, but I'm not sure what the official ruling was. Ashland Tomcats... Kentucky's first dynasty? (1926-1935) Record: 87-6-5 (91%) If there's one name to single out from Ashland's pre-playoff heyday, Paul Jenkins is a good place to start. Jenkins is one of the great figures in Kentucky high school athletics in the first half of the 20th century. The Louisville native coached championship football and basketball squads at multiple schools, but it was his seven year stint on the gridiron at Ashland that highlights his resume. The Tomcats won six "mythical" state championships during a ten year span from the mid 20s to the mid 30s. It began with Jim Anderson at the helm and concluded with Fayne Grone, but Jenkins oversaw the pinnacle of the Tomcat juggernaut. With him in charge, Ashland won 35 games in a row from 1929-1931 and peaked with a "mythical" national championship in '31. All together, from 1926-1935, Ashland amassed a record of 87-6-5, including a (still to this day) state record 61 game (57-0-4) unbeaten streak from '26-'31. If you go back a few more years, the Tomcats won 59 games in a row against Kentucky opponents from 1922 to 1934. That's not a typo. Ashland didn't lose to an in-state opponent for twelve years. Honorable Mention The crossroads of old school/new school: Newport Central Catholic (2000-2012) Record: 147-38 (79%) State Championships: 4 ('05, '06, '10, '12) It began with the late, legendary Bob Schneider and concluded with one of Kentucky's great young coaches, Eddie Eviston. 8 championship game appearances (9 if you include 2013) and 4 in a row from '05-'08 Mike Holcomb's Breathitt County Bobcats (1995-2002) Record: 95-14 (87%) State Championships: 3 ('95, '96, '02) 42 game winning streak from '95-'97 The hostile environment in Jackson made Breathitt one of the more intimidating venues in the state for visitors. Charlie Kuhn's Male Bulldogs (1954-1965) Record: 93-22-8 (79%) State Championships: 4 ('54*, '60, '63, '64) 25 game winning streak from '63-'65 * Male was declared state champion by the Litkenhous poll in 1954.
  17. 3 points
    Things happen for a reason and remember that patience is a virtue.
  18. 3 points
    Yes you do. There are a few in the program now that are just unrealistic for their own kids. Those are the cancer. Somehow they think it's okay to call coaches and talk to them about their little Johnny. I'm convinced this is what happened. Coach James was flooded with nonsense that even the seasoned Coach couldn't handle. It's a real shame actually. Most of the parents are really humble but all it takes is One Clown to ruin everything. Someone told me that they think it's the same idiot that poisoned the punch 3 years ago when the former coach was then being ousted only to save the day by starting a resistance. I personally don't know the dude but from what I have heard he's a real charmer.
  19. 3 points
    Lickert is the man for the job. He has won everywhere he’s been, and none of those places had the resources of Highlands. He won at a small A school. Won at an inner city school. Won at a 6A County school like they had never won before. Nice start at NCC as well. I believe HHS will be sorry if they pass on Lickert again. Might be their last chance. Very likely he’ll pile up some trophy’s on the hill then he won’t want to leave.
  20. 3 points
    The Nevels will change a body type! Serious workers only need to apply. 😂
  21. 3 points
    The way I understand set up for Coach Wallace at St. X is in morning he is a substitute teacher and/or lunch room monitor and after lunch to do all football stuff. To me, this seems ideal setup for a football coach.
  22. 3 points
    They are, especially during a season (obviously). What's comical is how it never fails how in an interview, it's always communicated what the "most important job is"- yet that is NOT the case. I can PROMISE you that more coaches are let go for the "less important job" and usually in a much SHORTER time.
  23. 3 points
    Money and pay matter! I love football played, coached and live it; however this town is like Friday night lights without the TX paycheck. My previous post sounded ungrateful and we are appreciative of those that help support and provide the very best for Fort Thomas kids that should not lead to entitlement. Enjoy the experience it goes to quick and I just hope the community can catch the action in 2021! Let’s pray for folks in the stands, catching up with neighbors and players reunited with the student body! Football 🏈 Fridays are the greatest show on earth!
  24. 3 points
    Always good basketball, boys and girls, played in Laurel County from way back when to today.
  25. 3 points
    Yes, lots of Highlands guys. Weinrich was a Highlands guy too. There are two really good candidates that are Highlands guys. Throughout Highlands history many of the coaching greats have been Highlands guys. The reason the search is going rough is because the really good coaches all want to be AD too. After Dale, Highlands made AD a stand alone position. That’s 75% of the trouble getting someone really good. That problem could be solved easily, but Highlands isn’t quick to terminate a position.
  26. 3 points
    Yes, it is a great job. List everything you would want if you were a coach and Highlands has it.
  27. 3 points
    He was coach for like two days and they want to hear from him. Wow! If I was parent, I could care less since barely would even know the guy.
  28. 3 points
    The blame for this can’t be put on Highlands. James checked all the boxes, and then he got cold feet.
  29. 3 points
    I have mixed feelings on this one but I don't think the Highlands job is near what it was 10 years ago.
  30. 2 points
    Would almost have to be replacing staff. Did you see the team pic in the State finals program. They had almost as many in golf shirts as they had in jersey's. Like 15 if I remember. Of course some of those could be training staff I guess. But they look like they have a ton of coaches already.
  31. 2 points
    I would never say that. And I haven’t suggested it. I have only suggested that whoever the coach is, if they’re fortunate enough to have their own feeder system, needs to participate in it. Know the kids, the coaches, etc. Weinrich didn’t do that. I can’t fathom why he would choose not to. And then people wonder why highlands doesn’t draw kids anymore and why others leave. Their jr league accepts kids from any city, that’s a huge advantage, and they get them. But then they leave and go back to their district high school or somewhere else. Maybe having the HC around, talking to them and showing players some attention, would allow Highlands to keep some of those kids.
  32. 2 points
    Anyone who checks all of those boxes is either happily employed or retired.
  33. 2 points
    I haven’t heard anything. I’ve been gone for a few weeks for work so haven’t been in the know crew. If they hire from within I would think Coach Judd who was the defensive coordinator and did a great job for them with them gets a shot or Coach Davis who coached offensive line and had some big rushers gets a look. I could also see Mike Griffiths making a come back, I wouldn’t be against it due to his ability to get wins.
  34. 2 points
    I’ll start off with I feel terrible for Coach Whitlow. Year one with a new system to install and you have to replace something like 19 of 22 starters with some really young kids. Year two you have covid and just unreal the amount of injuries they sustained. Tough to succeed anywhere with the injuries they had. With that said, Whoever gets this job is walking into a very good situation. Dragons return both Running backs, QB, TE, 4 of 5 Linemen, and all but two receivers. Defensively they return 9 of the 11 starters. The loss of Gray and Hessig will hurt but they return enough to be very very good on defense.
  35. 2 points
    When my number is called I will take it. I get having reservations. But on the other hand it cracks me up to know most people ingest things into their bodies daily, that for a FACT harm your long term health; yet, they will not take this specific vaccine for reasons such as long term health benefits, the idea you will be tracked, that Bill Gates is watching you, and that it is a ploy to control population.
  36. 2 points
    Again, these situations happen all the time. Not sure why people are so judgmental towards his decision. So many legitimate reasons to have a change of heart. On a different note, it seems like he may have unintentionally played his cards right. Getting more money and extra support with a lightened work load? I say good for him and his family.
  37. 2 points
    I would really have no way of knowing. It is quite possible that I had an asymptomatic case at some point. It also supports what I was told when I got the vaccine, that I would start building antibodies within 4 weeks. When I was at the clinic, the nursing assistant, who was visibly short of breath, said she just came back to work after being off for 6 weeks with CV. She said she had no pre-existing conditions, but was left with heart and lung damage. She wasn’t even hospitalized. She remarked how lucky I was to have been offered the vaccine. I felt so bad for her. It made any pre-vaccine concerns I had evaporate.
  38. 2 points
    What a classless move from EJ. That being said I wish him luck at Franklin County...I understand why he made the decision, I don’t understand and never will why he accepted the HHS job, did a presser and then decided it wasn’t for him. Mind boggling to me. #BertBsTheAnswer in my eyes. Let the young man try and bring a program he’s more passionate about than anything in the world back to prominence. I can’t imagine anyone else giving the time and emotion he will to the Birds.
  39. 2 points
    One of the many "reasons" I heard about this was that the assistant coaches were a sticking point between Coach James and the Highlands powers that be.
  40. 2 points
    Thanks @GrantNKY, I know you put A LOT of work into this contest. @brown4! @brown4! @brown4!
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    Love Nevels and I have had the honor of training with him some.
  43. 2 points
    In the south, the setup frequently is that the head football coach is AD and may even be the strength coach. He also will have a secretary and one or two assistant AD's. The head football position at Highlands would merit that structure. The head football coach job demands are booming. It will become more and more difficult to teach and be the head football coach in a program that is serious about being successful.
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    Then why the trouble filling the position?
  46. 2 points
    Calipari is going to have to adjust his recruiting strategy and offensive strategy. Times are changing and Cal is still rolling with his terrible offensive scheme, year after year, barely making any changes. AS a recruit, would you rather go to Bama/Auburn and play in their offense or come to UK and play the boring, non-existent offense we have. Get some shooters first and foremost. Allen is a perfect example of what some shooters can do when they are making shots.
  47. 2 points
    I hate it for Highlands. I personally couldn't believe he was leaving Franklin in the first place being his home school and getting so close this year. Even if it was HHS. He deserves the flak he's getting because he made a bonehead move. Not the first to do it and won't be the last. I sure he is sick about what has transpired over the last few days. I don't think it was a move to sweetin his deal at Franklin, or to get his wife a better job or anything like that. He's an ambitious coach and one of the premier programs in the state gave him the confirmation that he's doing things that people are noticing. Hard to turn away from that. I believe the comments about the highlands faithful are also unfair. If message board comments play any role at all in someone taking or leaving a job I doubt they will be a very good coach anyway. They have a right to be upset about all of this. I can't stand being in transition and I know a lot of others don't like it either. BW is gone and you just want to get on with the business of the program getting pointed in the right direction and now you have to wait to see who's going to be the man to do it......again. It's frustrating.
  48. 2 points
    This move by Coach James reflects negatively on him, not on Highlands. Regardless of the reason he went back to Franklin County, there is nothing Coach James can say that takes the negativity in this move off of him. Unfortunate, but true.
  49. 2 points
    Ok, I've cooled down a bit. He really just wasted a bit of time, that's really it. He just wanted to go home to his community and continue what he had built. You can't really hate on him for that. Coach James didn't deserve my reactionary harsh comments. I apologize and good luck to him continuing at Franklin County. He seems like a great coach.
  50. 2 points
    It seems to me he wanted the job and then whole county from family and friends got in his ear and caused a change of heart. Franklin County may have found some more money which helps change mind.
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