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  1. No slight taken. Just my thoughts. Yes it is a pretty tough schedule against 3 6A schools and a top notch 3A program. Collins is a mystery at this point. I will say it's nice to just be talking about playing the season which more and more seems to be a good possibility. I also want to say how impressed I am with the assistant coaches we have been able to rehire and or bring back. Excellent men and I think very good coaches. In case you don't know their names: Marcus Hyche - 16 year veteran coach (maybe longer) that also coaches basketball; Greg Goodman - several years with JH; Aaron Evans- long time assistant; Eli Mitchell came back home last season to JH. He was QB on some tremendous JH teams; Adam Cobb returns after a season away and was also a great player at JH; Joe Stockton returns for his second season (also coaches track). A great high school player in his day. Adam Lindsey JH Head Wrestling Coach will be back with the football program. We are currently working on three more coaches including bringing my right hand man David Williams with me from FS. And there is no other person I have had the pleasure to work with in a support role like a fella named Chris Hoskinson. If you are connected to JH you understand how important and appreciated Chris is to JH football. I have had several inquiries of coaches looking to come to JH. I wish I could hire them all but at some point you can have to many coaches imo. I hope I haven't left anyone of this list. Another nice thing is all of these guys have coached and or played in the same offensive system we will run. Needless to say it is exciting to dream about the possibilities of our program and 4A football. I am also very appreciative and excited to work with Principal Mark Wells and AD Mike McCune. Chad Lewis as counselor is a tremendous person (and former JH HFC). All three of these men were a big reason why I took the position at JH. I am also very honored/excited about the alumni that have been reaching out to see how they can help the program. The interest in our re-established Booster club is very strong. Now lets just play some football.
  2. We could be. But in my experience as long as our kids are working hard, developing team concepts, learning to be mentally tough then in the end we will be playing our best. JH had been dominant for so long in the area that now many like to see them/us struggle. That’s the nature of sports. As for success being attributed to a “weak” district I really couldn’t say. I do know Moore has hired a very good football coach with a school ready to give Billy tremendous support. Moore I think has won the district the last couple seasons. I want to add in that the coaching at Spencer county is excellent and they play very good football. With that being said I guess I will publicly defend our district. Of course it’s just my opinion. Good coaches and many good players. Being the new head coach at John I must say I don’t know all the hurdles to overcome but 31 years of coaching in most possible environments has given me some insight into things. One of those being that finishing strong at the end helps build on the next season. We were 2-4 at Bullit East and played in the state championship. We were 2 and something at Franklin Simpson in 2017 and won the state championship. We were 0-4 last season and lost in the Regional Championship. Injuries caught up with us vs a tremendous North Hopkins team. My point is this. We will improve and grow at JH. Those first 5 won’t mean a hill of beans down the line. And in no way do we plan to be 0-5. But you never know. That’s the beauty of high school football. Love the kids and demand excellence and all else will come together. Just some thoughts.
  3. I have no idea on how to get those photos turned correctly.
  4. I’ve found out that the kids at John like the weight room. Thought I would share some photos I recently took. I really like their enthusiasm.
  5. Thank You. We are just going to be humble and try to work hard and do our best.
  6. I have family and close friends in E-town, Bardstown and Louisville. It was one of the major factors in this decision. Thank You Sir.
  7. Yes this is true. I have resigned at Franklin-Simpson. I had only shared this with a select few this morning upon my resignation and was hoping those folks would keep it off the boards until i was able to meet with my kids. Oh well. Social media at it's finest.
  8. Leandre Stutzman from Franklin-Simpson - Morehead State Dalton Hunter - Lyndsey Wilson College That is 29 college signings in the last 7 seasons. Not bad for a school of 850 kids. Good kids that work hard. We have been blessed.
  9. Good luck to Coach Grizzle and my friends at Hazard.
  10. I wouldn't be surprised at any name on that list. It is a great program with great tradition, tremendous facilities, evidently a fantastic feeder system as well as some tremendous coaches still on staff. Competing against Brandon's teams is very much like facing Chuck's teams. I have much respect for the teams he places on the field. We had five losses from 2016 to 2018 with 3 State championship appearances. Three of the 5 losses were to South Warren. Talented but coached extremely well on both sides of the ball. Good luck with the search.
  11. He should be on a roster next fall if he wants to play. An exceptional football player for sure. Good luck in the future young man.
  12. If you are looking at it from a pure nostalgia point of view i can understand that. But when you are coaching and trying to get your team in the best scenario a two hour ride for a district game is not good nor is a 3 hour bus ride for the 3rd or 4th round. It is what it is (I get that). I just don't agree with the idea of 'I would just be happy to be going'. We want to go and be in position to win. Doesn't always happen. Not trying to argue your point just wanting to explain mine. I played ball for a long time and have coached for a long time and I don't recall or have I heard many if any good stories about riding through the middle of the night for 3 hours or longer as being anything exhilarating, exciting or fun. Again, not a knock on your perspective just explaining it from this old average coaches point of view.
  13. These travel distances were one of the reasons we were told that the playoff format was changed. So we could all save money and not travel as far.:idunno: And to create excitement for round 3 and 4. I wonder how excited the fans are to make those 2 1/2 to 3 hour drives.
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