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  1. I think your points on the varsity record this upcoming season have merit, but I would push back on the youth program being competitive. I'm not sure how you're justifying that opinion. Even if the games are inter-league 3-6, the competitive results would suggest otherwise when those kids get to middle school. The group that are currently freshmen were two different teams in 7th and 8th grade, one of those teams won the Norsemen Conference 7th grade year and the other won the conference their 8th grade year. The group that are currently 8th graders also had two teams this past year and one of them won the NKMSAA Medium School Division. Numbers are very good across the board and Coach Sphire has been involved from top to bottom at a level that hasn't been seen in quite some time. That performance on the field hardly suggests a cracked foundation. What was or wasn't happening when those kids advanced to the high school level was a much bigger problem. Just my two cents.
  2. Lots of good stuff there @FrankNicodemus. This is a program re-build and thus far it looks like they really may have found the right guy for it. Just one guy's perspective, but the more I hear and see, the more you have to step back and realize, "oh yeah, these are things they really should have had, been doing, etc." Thus far, Coach Sphire has demonstrated my favorite leadership quality of all. A cold, unblinking assessment of where things are regardless of how bad or uncomfortable, but he also couples that with an unwavering belief that it will be fixed and they will be successful.
  3. Yeah, I didn't make it to any of their games, I was just relaying what two different people said on a Georgia HS message board. So, not really a hill I'm willing to die on.
  4. I may have done some reading on a Georgia HS football board, which provided another testament to how good we got it here, and there did seem to be a consensus that Camden Co. was an actual dumpster fire when he took over. Also seems to be a lot of kids that had left the program prior to him arriving. It certainly does seem that he genuinely knows how to run a program from startup (LexCath) to a rebuild (North Gwinnett) and at all of those places it certainly seems that he left all of them in better shape than when he arrived.
  5. You don't have to worry too much about the boys motivation. There are a few personal trainers in the area for whom this has been a gold rush. I'd much prefer them to all be together putting in work that way, but there's a ton of em that are putting in the work however they can get it.
  6. Just to chime in, and while I would like the opposite to be true, but its my understanding (FWIW) that he's happy there. He has opinions he's not shy about sharing on Twitter, but happy from a coaching standpoint.
  7. Here's my main problem with @BigErn. No less than 4 times now, I 've gone from this message board straight to YouTube to watch clips from Kingpin. Such a great character.
  8. Alright, now you guys are killing me. Man I'm going to embarrass myself with this, but there's this king, Joffrey, who is probably one of the most hated characters in TV history. Just cruel, stupid and a terrible, terrible person. But he's king. Then there's his grandfather who is kind of like the chief of staff and is the one who actually runs things and people obey. The king has this habit of constantly announcing he's king and his grandfather points out that any real king shouldn't have to constantly tell people that. Now sit down and shut up and I'll go win this war for you. I can only assume that is the scenario that Don is hinting at.
  9. Aw, come on, you're the one that got me to change how I felt about it over the weekend. I've just decided, I liked Game of Thrones, and I'm going to choose to interpret this one as the principal being King Joffrey thinking he's in charge, and finally the moneyed interests in Fort Thomas (aka Tywin) have decided to win this war for him. At least that's how I'm choosing to see it.
  10. Big Don is at it again on Twitter with the riddles. I've decided to embrace it.
  11. I guess I shouldn't be shocked, but I really can't believe this is turning into a referendum on Highlands fans not handling this well on a message board.
  12. I have a question about that, doing a google search tells me that it means the account is protected. That was defined as basically only being able to see the tweets if you follow the account. So, I didn't assume that it was locked or anything nefarious, but now, I'll just go start drinking till it all gets sorted out.
  13. He was tweeting last night during the game from @BirdsFBCoach twitter account. I think that would be pretty cavalier if he was contemplating not taking the job.
  14. Left the presser even more excited about Coach James. Good turnout of players and families on the drive to the fieldhouse and I'll be, if he didn't walk back up that driveway saying hello and introducing him and his family to every single person. Very classy move on his part. Time to go to work.
  15. I will just say that its been a real pleasure reading the comments from his Twitter and Facebook posts announcing his decision. While sad, people are effusive in their praise for him both as a coach and a leader in the community. Honestly, cannot wait.
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