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  1. 2A is the best class top to bottom or from 1 - 25, and when you look at the bottom 7 you see a program like Murray that is down it tells you how good the competition level is. I believe Mayfield, Danville, Glasgow if they improve running game, Lexington Christian, and Deslaes are as good as they come. I am not knocking Louisville Christian or Somerset, those other schools are just playing great football and are well coached. (Glasgow) has great depth, but their running game must improve to Win it all, because right now they are average at best running the football. I would not be shocked to see Danville get this State Championship. Their team speed/and physicality up front is very good. Best of luck to all in 2A
  2. Most admins today have not coached like in the past. This has definitely caused a culture shift. You do not only see in when you walk in the buildings, you can feel it. Coaches were able to motivate people to do extraordinary things and had an idea of what students liked and did not like about school. Because coaches put themselves on the same level with students to reach them it usually made them outstanding Administrators. However, with SBDM the Principal is now the hiring contract for their school, and they do not want to deal with someone that has high expectations, because when you hire a WINNER that is successful, then everyone will either have to rise to their level or it makes them look bad. So now most admins hire to fire in 4 or less so that they do not get this pressure. Our society, schools, and kids are suffering because of the lack of motivation and expectations of great coaches.
  3. I quess that is why we as a state are producing so many, great athletes. My point was coach what you know, and I would say Perry prior to coming to the talent at Catholic was beaten by a lot of traditional football teams, because he did not have Nerf talent.
  4. "There are two types of coaches those that have been fired and those that are going to be fired." To the gentlemen that keep on hating on old school football just remember. Alabama gave the ball to the same guy 45 times in the semi-final game. Every person watching the game knew he was getting it "it did not matter" The Alabama coaching staff makes a combined 16,000,000.00 in coaching supplements to send plays in from the sideline by a guy that I would not allow to date my daughter. Point is you coach what you know how to coach, and coach to the best of your ability. The Spread, The I, The Split, The Bone, Flex, Wing-T. Just remember those guys like Mark Brown Wing -T, Johnny Hines - Multiple, Larry French Wing-T with a Twist, Chuck Smith - Double Tight Formations, all old school, and all very successful. Chances are when you go to there Spring Practice you will see the 1 on 1 drill, 2 on 2 drill, and blocking and tackling. All guys that subscribe to the nerf football syndrome best of luck when you play against these guys.
  5. As I posted in another post, until Football Coaches really come together and unite, then it is a matter of time that football as a sport in this state is in trouble. When coaches are removed, fired, or whatever that takes behind the scenes that are happening at alarming rate, then it is time Unification. With 40-50 jobs per/year turn over in this state, the we are at a tipping point. I do understand both sides, but the lack of support as well as help for Head Football Coaches are unprecedented in this state. You cannot coach football from a technique or safety stand point, but if you are being evaluated on success, then I do not know any principals that can evaluate a coach if they do not give them what them need to be successful. As far as Ray goes, "Not a finer man or football coach", the old school statement is a joke, and is very condescending to football coaches and our sport. If you teach people to block, tackle, and lift weights correctly then you are operating from a safety aspect, not an old school. If coaches do not teach football then they need to coach a sport where you roll a ball out, where you do not have to worry about safety.
  6. Marion is one of the most difficult jobs in Central Kentucky. You can compare the athletes their to the one's at a Mercer. Marion is a Rural school with inner city kids in the mix. Coach Robbins along with Assistant Principal Robbie Peterson were able to manage the on/off the field situations with the program. There were other great assistants on the staff that were non-teachers, and Coach Peterson does not coach anymore. Tom Sullivan past head coach at Marion works with the Middle School team, but like said before there seems to be little togetherness when it comes to the program at this time. The right person can be very successful, but this person will need time and full-time help that they can trust, and teach within the building at MCHS. In addition, I think Sullivan runs the weight program and I believe that position must go to the Head Coach.
  7. Never said Adair, and or coaches were not good. Just the opposite. I was simply making a case from observation of being on a big stage. I think they are as good as E-Town and Caldwell. You guys may be selling you own program short. When I watch a game, I do not watch the ball, I see what is going on in the trenches. Not from Adair, and often wonder if Gay would have been there 10 years ago how good the program would be. I am just throwing out things about leadership, because you are good enough to win those games, however, everyone has to do there part on and off the field. If you think that players do not count reps or no who is in or out you are sadly mistaken. Hope that Adair reaches it's potential in 2016, because they have the talent and staff to do so. Best of Luck.
  8. So some believe that the weights have no factor, I will just disagree, because if your quarterback in which in most cases is the leader of your team and refuses to take in school weight lifting, and the rest of the players see that he is allowed, then this is not much of a leader. My point was this showed when the chips were down in the Metcalfe game. Point blank they did not respond to physical contact.
  9. Jaggers would be a great fit at Marion. The thing Marion has to do is get their Middle School producing some football players. They did not field a team this year at Lebanon Middle in which in my opinion would rival athletes at Mercer and Danville. In addition, former Danville Asst is an Assistant Principal at Lebanon Middle, and worked with Josh's dad at Danville. This will never be an easy position, because the Superintendent does not live there. My opinion is that if there is no personal investment made in the community then you just go home at night and no one cares, and Lebanon is a community that has always loved sports. This dedication and skin in the game must come from the top. At this time they do not have it. That being said Josh would be a great hire.
  10. Coach Gay, and staff has made great strides at Adair. However, the only difference with them and the other people mentioned on the Big Stage (E-Town, Caldwell, Tillman), is the weight room. I have seen them play against the good one's and one's that are rebuilding. The Metcalfe game is one that you must look at. While Adair won the game Metcalfe out hit them because of weight room strength. If they want to improve and overcome those teams then they must get complete buy in. Because when this group is gone they may go back to the days where the struggle to get to .500. Again this is not a knock they have stepped up, just making an observation of competition.
  11. Men, I had the opportunity to visit some former coaches from the state of Kentucky in Georgia last weekend. It is time that with the Kentucky Football Coaches Association/Kentucky High School Athletic Association/and by all means AD's, Principals and Superintendents, have a meeting on how to improve coaching situations in our State. Many of them said they had left because of pay, but a lot was about having certified help on the staff that worked within this school district. Maybe beating a dead horse, but the only way it is going to improve is for the entire group working together. It is not a coincidence that we are having 30 - 40 new Head Coaching vacancies each year. I know of a position at this time that is a good position and a great place to live, but the money and teaching situation are horrible so they are not getting any applications. As I have seen many of my friends get out over the last few years it is troubling, but the story is the same, no money, little help and or support, teach a full load of classes, and no family time. The making of 3 cents an hour by most has run its course. I would hope that Jimmy Reed could put a well respected group together to move this forward.
  12. Bell County - Do not be afraid to hire Coach Hilton again, applied or not. It has worked out well for Louisville and Petrino. John Petett - Superintendent better try to presuade him to stay. I am watching across the State the downfall of many rural programs, because the Coach has more community support than the Superintendents and they want them out. The president from Alabama made a great statement - The day we hired Saban our enrollment jumped 212%. I do not think this new Supt at Monroe may realize, just by him staying will make her job much easier.
  13. Bell County - Do not be afraid to hire Coach Hilton again, applied or not. It has worked out well for Louisville and Petrino. John Petett - Superintendent better try to presuade him to stay. I am watching across the State the downfall of many rural programs, because the Coach has more community support than the Superintendents and they want them out. The president from Alabama made a great statement - The day we hired Saban our enrollment jumped 212%. I do not think this new Supt at Monroe may realize, just by him staying will make her job much easier.
  14. Jim, these would of been Community College teams, like City-College of SanFrancisco. I am pretty sure that Mississippi still does this but will only take Lineman from out of State no skill guys. I Still like the idea 24 years later. More player playing!
  15. In the Spring of 1991 there was a plan presented to the governor by a football staff member at the University of Kentucky to start programs at all Community College Systems throughout the State (12) total programs. At that time there were not many schools in Kentucky that had gotten their NAIA programs up and running. This staff member felt that there was great deal of talent in Kentucky that just had not been full developed, and maybe with a couple of years they would be college ready. If not for UK, but for any program that offered Grant in Aide. Bottom line it was money to start the programs, even though it could have been done and still should be done, unless it is the right persons' idea then it will never happen. It saddens me that players from across the state that could benefit from a couple of more years of school to get an associates degree, or even to get a Division I offer it just would give players more opportunities. There are literary 100's of players in KY that could play if given the opportunity. I have talked to my Senator on a number of occasions about this and he says there is no money? I just tell him we are failing many kids that just need the same opportunity that they have in states like Indiana, California,Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and many more. If you live in South Carolina and go to a public college, as long as you pass with a C average, tuition is free.
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