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  1. Iam so glad you and others are defending. Exactly what are you defending? What you are doing is defending the issues and problems of the current state of the Football program at Highlands. We clearly disagree on where this program has been and where it should be. Obviously mediocrity is something that many folks involved in the program are just ok with and many have come to accept it and move on. I reserve my right and opinion to speak out against what I believe is the death of this program. Whether it be disagreeing with philosophies or simply speaking the the truth with passion without being fearful of being reprimanded or penalized. I will question those in charge until changes with results have been made. The “we” that are on the defense of this debate is comical compared to the mass numbers that agree with me despite what you or others may think. No way will anyone convince me or change my mind at this point in time. If I upset folks because of how direct and candid I am then that’s too bad. Everyone from the bottom to the top need to put their big boy pants on and fix the problem and quit making excuses and blaming everyone else but themselves or just step aside and let someone else fix it. At the end of the day the kids are losing out on opportunities that they will never know of or experience. That is on the administration and anyone that defends that is part of the problem. Go Birds!!!
  2. I will give you one guess. However, according to BB99 who seems to be in the know stated the following.. “2020 season games are the same as 2019 season games just flipping home/away with the exception of the Bowl game at Corbin. It will be at Corbin with different opponent decided by the host.“ This tells me that Highlands will honor their commitment to play in Bowl Game and Newport is still looking for someone to play not named Highlands.
  3. Well, here’s the answer I was looking for and already knew but wanted someone to confirm the Corbin bowl game was still on and that any talk of dropping out of Bowl game to play Newport has been squashed. I just don’t know why anytime I ask a simple question the haters come out of the woodwork to make excuses. Thx for clearing this up BB99 and easing my fears.
  4. This should be a question for Eddie not me. However, I have an opinion on why a coach should schedule early and release as early as possible. 1) To allow him to focus on the task at hand and instill confidence in your players during workouts and practices until the day comes. Kids don’t like change or surprises and are more comfortable knowing who their opponents are going to be. 2) Sends a clear message to players, parents and quite possibly other kids walking the hallways that are aren’t currently playing football to consider or even maybe reconsider playing football. 3) Allows an administration to prepare for the season and put the football budget into play long before the season begins to avoid any financial surprises. Idk, those are some ideas as to why CovCath might have their schedule out. So why wouldn’t a program like Highlands? Seems to me if you can’t post your schedule then perhaps you are toying with the notion of dropping the bowl game and picking up Newport. I don’t know the agreement with the bowl game but I have to believe there is a stiff penalty for pulling out. The question then has to be, does the Newport game generate more money than the bowl game or does it only mean a Win is more important under the current leadership.
  5. Congrats to the Michael Mayer, Very deserving individual. Good luck young man, Nky will be rooting for you.
  6. So do you have the schedule JOAT? Surely it is set already and opponents are lined up. Please post if available. That team from Park Hills has their schedule announced and posted already.
  7. Iam glad you posted this schedule. I have a very good source telling me that Highlands has requested to drop the Knoxville Catholic game to pick up Newport. If this is true then this program just took a turn for the worse and is now on a head on path of self destruction.
  8. I can’t answer this question, because I don’t believe the kids actually have a full understanding or know of the opportunities they are missing out on. I do know the kids that do understand have other options and are fulfilling those opportunities with other sports.
  9. Wow!!! This sums up a lot, sad if true but knowing BW I don’t believe this to be true. Remember we now live in a society that allows the kids a voice and the opportunity to voice their opinions without penalty or consequences. So you are saying that a kid that tries to lead and make suggestions or change is subject to penalties? Unless you have substantial incidents confirming this I call nonsense.
  10. Disclosure of details is very unlikely but thanks for asking. The outlined plan is irrelevant since the majority of the contents is not being followed or enforced. No accountability.
  11. Well I guess there’s a silver lining in all of this with the whole who’s on first thingy. It’s not like teams are blueprinting Highlands offense or defense because it’s a revolving door and teams see something new every year. The problem with this scenario is the kids are certainly confused because of all the changes and it shows on Friday nights. Consistency breeds Confidence which breeds Discipline which breeds Winners.
  12. I believe you are right and I think he got a deal just like Umberg. And as SpecialK stated who seems to be very very close to the situation makes mention of a “Comprehensive Plan of Action” BW maybe has finally realized that this is it and he is not going to let anyone on his coaching staff take him down. If he is going down it’s going to be all his fault and all on his own. Maybe he read my earlier post about “make no excuses” tantrum and realizes Iam right. Let’s put it this way, I know for a fact that every coach under his command has been either demoted and replaced by someone else and everybody knew it but the coach he was replacing. He is a master of text and email firings. That’s not how you build leadership skills and command respect from your coaches and players. This is a train wreck that is barreling down the tracks out of control and I just can’t look away...so sorry I’m back at it.
  13. 23 pages of venting and I’m done. As stated earlier, let’s talk about this again either in the first week of November or better yet in December after Highlands has won the State Championship. I will be the first one on here either way, you can count on it. Until then, I hope the right people read these comments and use them as motivation to themselves and to their players to prove all the na sayers wrong. Use it as a tool and don’t complain that there are people calling for your job and questioning your ability to lead this program. Don’t complain that your schedule is too hard, don’t complain that nobody is in the stands, don’t complain that the School Board is making your job hard, don’t complain that you can’t practice indoors, don’t complain that you are in the wrong classification, don’t complain that people are using social media making comments that bother you and for Gods sake don’t complain that you have no talent. Just do your job, don’t be afraid to ask for help, don’t be afraid to admit that you are wrong, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, don’t be afraid to get involved with Jr Football, don’t be afraid to talk to parents and alumni. Don’t be afraid to find a way to right the ship and for Gods sake don’t be afraid to change your philosophy. GO BIRDS!!!
  14. Good point but I got to tell you this. I know it’s sounds and seems harsh to some but how do you know that half of the team and the parents of those kids don’t stand down and stay quiet in fear of being reprimanded or benched for speaking out. So if the administration won’t do it who will. What did CovCath do to fix their problems with the failed coaching attempts?
  15. When those outside of KY talk about HS Football, the names Highlands and Trinity come up. There are other great programs with tradition but few have the accolades along with the History that these two have. It’s not an elitist thing as some will say, it’s a pride thing and when your pride is being threatened, compromised or taken away from you then it’s time to fight for it. That’s where the passion comes into play.
  16. And for the record, for all those that think I hate or do not respect BW you are completely wrong. He has done everything he can possibly do within his abilities but unfortunately it’s not working. This thing has turned into something that others could have prevented and stopped but chose to ignore. I actually have my issue with the administration. The administration also has access to this site so the message for them is they will feel it financially and see the revenue losses from not acting.
  17. Unfortunately that ship has sailed. He has left his mark at Highlands and now it’s time to pass the torch. He has had plenty of time to prove himself imo.
  18. As well as Bob Schneider most wins ever by a coach but also most losses ever by a coach. These numbers are a state record in KY right? Wow, a lot of opportunities missed over the years with incredible talent imo.
  19. Lynn Rays perfect 5-0 State Championship record sticks out to me and is impressive imo.
  20. Let’s take it a step further. Dale had a knack of asking kids to move positions on the field to help the team as a whole. Lots of kids sacrificed life long dream positions or positions their mommies and daddies wanted to help the program flourish. I know for a fact that kids have told BW face to face that they are not moving and if he or another coach tried to move him then the kid was quitting. This is a very selfish attitude that creates division amongst your teammates for self gratification. This has been a big part of the issue at Highlands since Dale. Not sure how you can be the kids best friend and let them dictate and then expect them to respect you or follow orders when you ask them to sacrifice for the team. A lot of kids and parents resented Dale for this philosophy but as they graduated and grew older they realized that sacrifices builds character and leadership as an individual. This is a very sore spot for me as no single kid, parent, coach or administrator is bigger than that football program and when they think they are you become the norm and average imo.
  21. For the money the best platform out there imo. Opportunity to reach a lot of folks and sound off with my opinions.
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