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  1. OR got a first class coach, this last year at Lewis Co has been the one of the best I can ever remember. I want to be mad that he’s leaving but I can’t because I have so much respect for Coach Rang. The kids loved him and he’s one of the smartest coaches I’ve ever been around. He’s only been here a year but I dare say most future coaches will be measured against him. Good luck OR and Coach Rang.
    6 points
  2. You want to come on a website and talk about kids from behind your screen name and feel better about your life go ahead. Lauren was the Gatorade High School volleyball player of the year in Tennessee. She has 10 D1 offers in basketball as a sophomore. She is a great kid that is doing well in life. Get a life and stop bashing others on the internet.
    5 points
  3. Thanks Mondo, I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with JP as he was growing up, watching him play baseball with my nephew. I, along with several others, thought he would go that route in college, but he obviously made football his choice, and look where he is today! You will not find a better, more humble young man than Ponchez. He has made Green Wave Nation proud!
    5 points
  4. On a Gallatin related subject congrats to Jordan Ponchez Mason on his first NFL TD today against the Raiders. Good young man!
    5 points
  5. Baylor had prior coach contact with Sturgill and he isn’t sitting out but they hired his coach so I guess hush money talks Rule is sit out if you competed in tssaa in prior year and also if you had contact with a coach in past 12 months Sturgill was on teams coached by more than one Baylor coach and his coach from heritage is there now and traveling with varsity as a coach but it would be absurd to make Baylor play by the rules
    4 points
  6. I didn't know Coach Cummings that well on a personal level but what I did know of him, he didn't have a bad attitude, he had an all business attitude. And an attitude that he was the boss and it was gonna be done his way! And as head coach that's the way it's supposed to work, isn't it? Guess folks weren't ready for that!
    4 points
  7. I did the DII rankings for the state for years and have actually started research to try and put them together for this season. May have something that I can give to the guys at pin-tn here in a bit.
    4 points
  8. I think you missed it again.But the main point is lets dont act like bad language is so bad when other coaches have done far worse.And Liberty is another road you dont wanna go down.They hired and loved H.Freeze and his resume was a lot worse than somebody that uses bad language.And I think Liberty is a great school so no hate toward them but lets be real when it comes to sports.Liberty,AC and many more care more about winning than always doing the right thing or caring about morals.And to be fair I dont believe Oak Ridge got rid of Scott because they really cared about the bad language.Im not saying it is fact but it is looking more and more like Joe and some others just didnt like him and found a way to get rid of him.If Oak Ridge hires someone close to Joe than I think it confirms what he was going to do the day he took the AD job no matter what Scott did
    4 points
  9. The world will know tomorrow morning.
    4 points
  10. Yes. Also, I don’t want to do anything remotely similar to the way things are done in Memphis. We really should just give it to Mississippi.
    4 points
  11. Lets think about this. If anyone has seen the AP Poll and laughed at it then you should also realize that we are letting the same people vote for the best basketball players in the state. Its laughable. Just my opinion but the COACHES should be the ONLY vote that matters. Every coach knows the best player they have faced in camp/tourney/regular season.
    3 points
  12. I watched this young man since he was a kid come out to the Maryville system. He'll do good at Oak Ridge. Don't pay attention to any of the haters because things are fixing to change there for the better and a lot of people ain't going to like it when it happens.
    3 points
  13. How long does Rang stay at Oak Ridge? 6 weeks or 8 weeks?
    3 points
  14. Like I said yesterday, best thing to happen there since Jack Armstrong and Emory Hale. Glad for the fans of Oak Ridge and hope Derek well there as the new coach.
    3 points
  15. Cheater? You don't know him if you call him a cheater.
    3 points
  16. He would be a great choice, if he ends up being the guy. Maryville High and Maryville College lineage, who have both produced some great football coaches, and he is a proved high school football coach with a state championship on his resume as a head coach at Dresden. Also spent a year as an assistant at Carson-Newman. He is a defensive guy by experience - played OLB in high school and college - but got really involved on the offensive side of the ball when he was the head coach at Powell and knows his way around that side of the football, as well. Just a well rounded coach. The naysayers point to his moving around several times thus far in his career, but being in his mid/late 30s now he's matured and Oak Ridge is the kind of job that he's been preparing for, IMO. Smartest football coach I have ever been around. He's a calculus teacher, for goodness sakes.
    3 points
  17. Cleveland Football is dead. Benny isn't walking through that door.
    3 points
  18. And you’re still here some 4 odd weeks later asking the same question. I agree, you seem way too invested in it all, to be just mere coincidence, being on OR threads all day every day. It doesn’t really bother me, honestly, although I do find it odd. And you’ve always seemed to kinda have a vendetta against OR, even before this. I’ve noticed you’ve had a few disputes with some of our fans on here. Can we let it go, please? You aren’t going to find the answer you’re looking for on here. I’m not even saying I don’t agree with you, but it’s just pointless to keep bringing it back up @ this point. Call the school if you’re that concerned about it. Call Coach Gaddis, he’s not too hard to find at the school, I wouldn’t think? Give ‘em a buzz.
    3 points
  19. I have always liked Joe and just because I dont agree with him dont mean I have no use for him.But everyone around the program had knowledge that Principal Adams wanted and hired Scott.It was also known that Joe and others didnt like the hire.A few parents complained about bad language and Scott was never warned or told he needed to cut it out.He goes to this meeting and is blindsided by all of this and had no idea what was about to happen.Now most ADs would have gave their coach a heads up and as a former coach went to bat for him.Now I dont know every little detail and maybe Scott has left something out.Maybe somehow Joe was blindsided and didnt know what was about to happen.But it dont look good when you have made comments to people though out the yr not backing your HC.I know for Joe its hard when kids you coached have parents that come up and bad mouth the new coach and you like them and try to please everyone.But as a former coach you know how parents are and you cant let them have their way.I just dont think its right for a man to move his family and you dont give him a fair shake.Not to mention how bad Scott wanted this job and was putting in so so much time.I have people all over that school from top to bottom and have not heard anything else besides bad language, attitude and hard to get along with.But if anything else comes out that proves Scott in the wrong I will be the first to say I was wrong.It would make me feel better about the whole thing if there was a valid reason.
    3 points
  20. How many kids that attend Monterey should be at another school in Putnam county. Little ol Montery is laughable.
    3 points
  21. When a young man I put several years of time and energy into helping grow as a player, student and person jumped ship his senior year for what he and his father thought were greener pastures (with the encouragement of the other school's HC), I knew it was time to get out of coaching. I still love what happens on Friday nights between the the sidelines, but it's no longer worth what coaches have to put up with. Sadly changes in player/parent expectations and the trickle down negative influences from the NFL and college have really changed the game at the HS level. I'm just not interested in recruiting or competing to keep transfers, NIL deals, social media, entitled kids and parents, elite 7 on 7 leagues, camps and combines, fund raising to have multiple new uniform combinations every year, etc.
    3 points
  22. I giggled at how ole Mav totally glossed over the point of your original post. Haha
    3 points
  23. Ah I know I look old for my age but can’t I be Gaddis’s younger brother? He’s 12 years older than me. I’ve never considered myself to be a media guy but thank you for listening. One of the differences between what I do and what keyboard people such as yourself do is I am willing to sign my name to my thoughts and opinions. Same with live radio. It’s out there for all to hear. What’s your name by the way and how do you know things ?
    3 points
  24. If you know me then you know how much I love Tee Higgins. I have three Tee #85 jerseies ( one signed ), a signed football, signed pictures of Tee working out during his high school days and three signed Mini-Helmets ( an Oak Ridge High School mini helmet signed by Tee and Coach Joe Gaddis, a Clemson signed mini helmet and a Cincy signed mini helmet. I haven't posted about Tee and Mon. Night Football because by posting about Tee opens the door for the idiots who want to run Tee down.. Tee did nothing wrong and I too pray for Tee and his Family. Of course my prayers for the Bills player and his family go out. RWR! For the Ridge!
    3 points
  25. And will get smacked around for the next 2 years. Dilfer did all of this to that school. From the way he acted, the way he treated other TN HS programs, his absurd ego and now moving them up to DII-AAA and heading out the door leaving them high and dry. The ones that will be hurt the most by all of this will be the LA lifers that will stay and play. All those 3 and 4 stars flying out the back door will suffer none of the consequences that are coming the next 2 years.
    3 points
  26. My wish is that every person (males and females) were required to enter 2 years of military service when they graduate from high school. After 2 years of active duty they would be required to complete 2 years of service in the national guard.
    3 points
  27. This country could use more Marines and less of the type of people worried about grammar on a football message board.You dont have to yell and cuss to get through to these kids but its not gonna hurt them.What hurts them is the parents or parent who dont hold them accountable and blame everyone else
    3 points
  28. This thread is intended for fans to positively promote players worthy of Miss Basketball so media knows who their possible choices are. It is not meant for negative comments. Thanks
    2 points
  29. They can’t out recruit Oakland that’s for sure
    2 points
  30. No 7 2A Summertown twice, Loretto once, No. 8 Richland twice, Ala. defending 4A state champion and No. ranked 2 Deshler, No. 1 ranked Mississippi 2A Belmont, No.7 3A Ala. Clements , Priceville,Ala. (15-7). Two yr. record 58-5 with only Class A loss in State Championship game to Mckenzie by 4. This year alone only 3 games decided by less than double digits. Deshler(5) ,Summertown(5), Loretto (4). Beat Summertown by 10 at their place which is quite an accomplishment.
    2 points
  31. or our State is just really down….. i don’t see any teams that are really good top to bottom
    2 points
  32. I think Coach Rang will have success here and I think this is where he will lay down roots if given the chance to.
    2 points
  33. You are way too invested in this to not have some deep connection.You love to hate on Oak Ridge but are really tore up about this for some reason.
    2 points
  34. You are making yourself look like a fool. Coffee County has a very good chance to win state THIS YEAR. They have already beaten IMO the #1 team in the state in Blackman. Just crawl back under that rock already.....
    2 points
  35. Great to hear from you trader! Yes, 19 average win per season is pretty strong when you consider the down years. As a former Bobcat player from 80-84, I saw Jerry in action and have also coached against him. As a player, he helped me one year when I had a little hitch in my shot. Boys coach didnt catch it but Jerry did and he helped me correct it. That’s a small example of how he has coached well over the years. I’ve experienced what it takes to win a Gold Ball as we won in 2020. You have to have all the pieces, post play, guard play and shooters. I’m not sure he’s ever really had all the pieces to win it in AA. Very few coaches ever win a Gold Ball. I think his record proves his success and respect should be given. His daughter played college ball at Lambuth so I think the negative comment on her was in poor taste. There’s always a better coach out there! Always!
    2 points
  36. We all know rankings are meaningless, but who is on the committee? Some of these teams have no business in the top 10 of their class.
    2 points
  37. Well going forward let's look at this as a positive. Brand new and fresh head coach steps in with tons of excitement and plenty of energy to get OR rolling again. Players and parents will get behind him and the administration will work with what ever he needs. OR has talent and 2023 will be a very exciting year for OR and fans. I see a huge positive coming out of all this for the Wildcats. And wish them the best in 2023. Go Cats! Let's get behind the Cats!
    2 points
  38. He’ll be there tonight but you won’t get the answers to those questions but I’m sure he’d love to hear your opinions on the subject. I directed at least 8 people on Saturday to him. For anybody who knows him, he’s very approachable and I’m sure he’d love to speak to you. Tell him Little brother sent you.
    2 points
  39. Some fans are delusional. Even the best are not going to win every game and yes sometimes you are going to get blown out. Happens at every level every year. And yes I realize this is a big rivalry game and it makes fans even more upset to lose. I can guarantee you that White County is lucky to have a coach like Dodgen in place. Many others wish they had someone like him. One day all these veteran coaches are going to be gone and with the shortage of teachers and young coaches the face of high school basketball is going to look very different. I know others are going to disagree and that’s fine , not looking for an argument or debate just stating my observation from a 30 plus year educator and coach.
    2 points
  40. I don’t know Coach Dodgen, but be careful what you wish for. 15-4 this year with losses to Cookeville, York, and a good Alabama team. According to the CoachT, 113-43 in the previous five years. From an outside viewpoint, he appears to put a very competitive team on the floor every year in what is probably the toughest district in the state in any classification. Sometimes breaking a press is a personnel problem rather than a coaching problem. No guarantee that a coaching change results in an upgrade. Good coaches are not easy to find
    2 points
  41. I've bit my tongue until now but I have heard some of the worst language coming out of the mouths of the players on the sidelines you ever heard. I was more concerned the coaches allowed it than what the coaches were saying. And of course the coaches didn't teach that to them. Some of these parents doing all the winning maybe ought to listen to their kids when they don't know they are around! Coach Cummings may not have used the best language around the players but he sure didn't teach what I heard coming from them, to them! He was teaching football and I think he and his staff did a pretty good job! I'm off my soap box now and like Minnie Pearl used to say "I'm done talking now"! WILDCAT PRIDE
    2 points
  42. Overrated. Trophy hunters. They won't make it out of the region
    2 points
  43. Same here, bud. Why wait till after the season, though? If it is true (God knows), they should’ve been dealt with long before then. I know what you mean, though.
    2 points
  44. Will we be able to tell by what color the smoke comes out of the exhaust on top of Big Ed's Pizza when there is a hire made.
    2 points
  45. Please, let's also keep Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals uplifted in prayer. It has been reported that despite mercy shown from Hamlin's family as well as others from across the NFL, Higgins is beside himself with guilt and has not left the hospital since Damar Hamlin's arrival. Let’s keep the prayers coming, it’s working
    2 points
  46. You'd have to be complete moron to blame Tee for anything that occurred Monday night. Prayers for all involved! Great news today that Damar is making positive progress!!!
    2 points
  47. Just like w everything else it can b political and if you don’t pay your dues u don’t have a vote
    2 points
  48. He "had to join the Marine Corps"? You obviously wouldn't understand.
    2 points
  49. If you're the type to put a for sale sign in a coaches yard or call a moving van, you deserve every loss you're forced to suffer through.
    2 points
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