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Calico Jack

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  1. Offensive Coordinator the last several years and runs their in school strength/conditioning program during the school day. He completely would be. I have a feeling this one being open is nothing more than following protocol.
  2. :laugh: That playoff stat line sure is going to increase now isn't it? Great call.
  3. So many programs are just one or two kids away from having completely different changes. You're right. Few just want to admit it. Talking about "culture", "climate", etc - attributing that to success make(s) people feel more warm and fuzzy inside.
  4. John returns the makings of a really good team next year and especially for how Preston will play. They return some very good backs, their QB is solid both as a runner and passer, they also return some good linemen with some really good size. After next years class graduates is when things are up in air. Hardin County schools shutting down the flood gates some of open enrollment that has absolutely decimated John’s enrollment and this new influx of troops will be pivotal in their success.
  5. From all I've heard, I think FS might be down for a year or two and then they will be back, ready to make some runs again.
  6. From all I've heard, I think FS might be down for a year or two and then they will be back, ready to make some runs again.
  7. Why is it that enrollment is the be all end all? Enrollment means nothing in many cases, there are a boatload of teams, especially rural-county schools who are 1-2 classes football playing wise what the KHSAA classifies them when it comes to enrollment. Total enrollment means nothing in many cases. Especially rural schools. The kids who have to travel bring nothing to these schools for the most part, yet they boost enrollment and classification.
  8. They only lost Goodin. The other (Oliver) is back. Taylor County isn’t going anywhere.
  9. When the weather is good early on in the season? I think it's very important. As the weather gets colder, the less and less people that come out. At that point in the season, I don't think it matters if it's small town or the big city in regards to being on the road....crowd(s) are usually small. At home? I think it just depends on the program. If its a blue blood, even small towns/county's, crowds are dependent on who the opponent or game is.
  10. That's going to be the hire & should be IMO. Ross deserves his shot. He's been with his dad at John and then has been running the defense ever since going with him to E-town. Offensively they'd still the same. As the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Ross is also in the building and has been as a PE/Health teacher. His dad was just coaching since retiring from the classroom/admin at John Hardin. So, in a smaller school and one such at E-town where the school climate and academics are so strong, people don't leave there. Ross has a couple legs up already. He's due.
  11. Jeff Hester is still there. His youngest son will be a senior next year. He can retire from teaching either at the end of this year or next, now whether or not he will keep coaching after that I'm not for sure. The defense will still be in great hands.
  12. Considering their levels of talent- they win. I never said win titles, I just said "it wins".
  13. I agree. I love the hire from one standpoint because it's Mike Leach and his whole persona. They'll win 6-8, maybe a 9 or 10 here or there- but, it will be around that 7 win average like Morehead. Still blows my mind that some of these schools like Mississippi State and other mid tier Power 5 schools think they are "to good" to hire guys like Jeff Monken from Army, Niumatalolo from Navy, Troy Calhoun from Air Force or even Paul Johnson who was at Georgia Tech. All these guys do is win, with far less talent than almost all of their FBS counterparts. Paul Johnson won in the ACC and had much stricter academic restrictions than Mississippi State- as a matter of fact, that goes for all those guys. But fan bases have gotten to where if they aren't in some form of the gun (not even going to say "spread", bc their styles are actually from the spread- they just happen to be under center and not in the gun). Style over substance.
  14. I totally agree. There is nothing more that I love than watching college football, but it's becoming one of those things where I'll just watch the highlights/cut ups on youtube the next day. Or I find myself watching the service academies (along now with UK even more) because of their style- it's throwback, it wins and it doesn't take up an entire afternoon/evening to watch their games.
  15. I want to say they’ve only had one winning season in the last 12 years or so. Had a couple .500 regular seasons.
  16. Ty Scroggins had a below .500 record at Doss before getting Louisville Central. Kevin Wallace was 10+ games below .500 after a 10 year stint at Warren East- also never having won a playoff game, before going to BG as an assistant and later getting the job. Robbie Lucas had two bad years at Lincoln County for his first head coaching stint, then like Wallace, goes back to Somerset to be an assistant. Gets the job. The rest is history. Doug Preston several games below .500 for his career at different stops before getting hired at Franklin-Simpson, despite a State Runner Up finish in ‘08 and a 10 win season at Western in ‘06. The days of coaches packing up and moving their families for a profession that offers little to no (and sometimes a cut) financial incentive are long gone. Those are very few and far between, and usually there are some underlying reasons as to why (from there/coached there before & going home, retired from education and/or kids grown, specific family reasons, not married/no kids). Sometimes it’s about doing the best w what you have until getting a better situation more conducive to winning. Those men were obviously good coaches all along. Not every place, very few in the grand scheme of things, are built to win.
  17. They definitely care about those two sports there and are successful. That's for sure. Most know what their gym looks like- a Taj Mahal of sorts, and their Soccer complex/stadium is as nice as many football facilities across the state.
  18. You would have thought. That was already going to be a 6 team district, an I believe it was thought they would end up with Christian, Bowling Green, South Warren, Greenwood which would have made it a 6 team district as well (although geography wise would/should have meant Marshall would have swapped out with Grayson, Breck, Ohio, Muhlenberg) Then again, I could completely be wrong with all of this. I thought they had released the projected districts & again, I could be way off (I know they did that in previous realignments. They'd release the projected then it was a rat race scramble to position yourself better if it meant playing up was better than the class you actually are).
  19. They are actually are 5A enrollment wise and elected to play up in 6A, which I didn't blame them for that. It was either Bowling Green, South Warren, Christian County & Greenwood or (and, no offense to these programs at all, but I think we'd all agree they're much more similar to) Daviess County, Apollo, Henderson County, McCracken County. I agree with what you said though in regards to talent level/numbers wise compared to the actual class. There are so many rural county type schools out there who, size wise are one class, but as far as talent-numbers and where they draw their kids from? Much much smaller in class.
  20. Correct. Classified (ie: coaching) compared to Certified (ie: teaching).
  21. It gets tricky. But a coaching position is considered a classified job, so the 30 day rule doesn’t apply. Now, of course the new coach will have a teaching position, but that side of the thing can be drawn out to meet the 30 day requirement. Unofficially official kind of deal.
  22. It is, although they’ve had it before in the past. Probably no better place to live, though in the state if you are a fan of the outdoors and recreation. They do have facilities.
  23. I agree. If it’s going to be cold, then it might as well snow.
  24. Can I just throw this out there? Can the debate of whether or not KY is a football or basketball state when it comes to the high school level and the talent it produces OFFICIALLY DIE?! Lawwwwd have mercy look that those names and let’s not even forget the ones that didn’t make the “cut”!
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