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    Gary Rankin & George Quarles


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    #1 howdoitknow

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    Posted A week ago

    Coach Gary Rankin

    396-73 (Overall Record): going for #397 next week
    99-20 (Playoff Record): going for #100 next week
    11 (State Championships): going for #12 next week


    Coach George Quarles

    250-16 (Overall Record)
    79-7 (Playoff Record)
    11 (State Championships)


    First off let me begin by saying these are two of the best, if not the very best, football coaches to ever walk a sideline on a Friday night here in the state of Tennessee.

    Next week Alcoa plays in the Class 3A State Championship Game and will be a decisive favorite. If the Tornadoes win that game then Coach Rankin wins his 12th State Championship as a head coach which would put him alone at #1 all-time. It would also be his 100th career playoff victory and make him the only coach in the history of the state to reach that milestone. He would be just 3 victories shy of 400 heading into 2017.

    Maryville ended another terrific season last night in the state semifinals. Coach Quarles winning percentage is second to none. Last week he won his 250th career game as the Rebels head coach. He has 11 total State Championship wins to go along with those wins.

    At the end of the weekend next week Coach Rankin will lead Coach Quarles on the overall wins list by 147 victories. Alcoa's road to State Championships is much easier than is Maryville's being in 3A rather than 6A. That's a gap that may only continue to widen as long as Gary Rankin chooses to coach football at Alcoa High School.

    Do you think that Coach Quarles will ever pass Coach Rankin and become the state's all time winningest coach?

    147 wins = 14.7 wins per year for 10 years
    147 wins = 12.25 wins per year for 12 years
    147 wins = 9.8 wins per year for 15 years

    In case you're wondering in 18 years as head coach at Maryville High School the overall win total of 250 for George Quarles comes out at approximately 13.9 victories per year. It's almost impossible to predict that a school, even Maryville, can maintain a run of dominance to that great of a degree (especially playing in the state's largest classification).
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    #2 crow6424

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    Posted A week ago

    Quarles yes but Rankin just has a lot more talent than the rest of 3a. Not saying that he isn't a good coach but it's hard to put him at the top with all the mismatches that he plays against over the season.
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    #3 howdoitknow

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    Posted A week ago

    Quarles yes but Rankin just has a lot more talent than the rest of 3a. Not saying that he isn't a good coach but it's hard to put him at the top with all the mismatches that he plays against over the season.


    Winning = Winning (regardless of talent level/competition)
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    #4 crow6424

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    Posted A week ago

    Winning = Winning (regardless of talent level/competition)

    I'm the best coach in the world then because I would never ever lose if I was the coach of the New England Patriots against 3a highschool teams.
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    #5 howdoitknow

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    Posted A week ago

    I'm the best coach in the world then because I would never ever lose if I was the coach of the New England Patriots against 3a highschool teams.


    You are speaking hypothetical matchups. I am speaking reality.
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    #6 crow6424

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    Posted A week ago

    You are speaking hypothetical matchups. I am speaking reality.

    But no one would disagree that I would beat Rankin every time if I were the coach of the New England Patriots against his Alcoa Tornadoes. Since talent doesn't matter I would be a better coach.
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    #7 BCsportsfan

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    Posted A week ago

    Upperman fans......smh....sigh.
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    The ALCOA F5 TORNADOES
     
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    #8 orngnblk

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    Posted A week ago

    Upperman fans......smh....sigh.

    There's one in every bunch!
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    #9 crow6424

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    Posted A week ago

    Upperman fans......smh....sigh.

    yawn
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    #10 BCsportsfan

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    Posted A week ago

    yawn


    Yup....Cumberland sissy football is VERY boring. 75-18.
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