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Everything posted by osunut2

  1. We'll see. He is a salesman, no doubt about that. Lowe is certainly the better play caller, so from an X's and O's (and player development) standpoint, this move won't hurt. I'm not sure that you will see Powell drop very much in 2022, with the returning cast that they have on offense, but I do think 2023 will be interesting if we're to gauge the impact that JJ had.
  2. Lowe handed the keys to the offense to JJ a couple of seasons ago.
  3. Gonna miss him. Great guy.
  4. I believe he's currently an assistant principal at Northwest MS in Knox County, and is completing his EdS at Carson Newman.
  5. They made the quarterfinals his second year back.
  6. I don't expect either of them to. I think most assume the family is moving again to be close to Walter in College Station.
  7. Interesting resume timeline, which isn't captured in that screenshot. https://www.dailycommercial.com/story/news/local/tavares/2019/12/11/dugger-resigns-as-tavares-football-coach/2094353007/
  8. Agreed. They've got some nice pieces in their front 7, but Walter is impossible to replace. That position was a huge issue in 2020, and you also saw it when he wasn't on the field at times this season.
  9. I think the key here is the "state’s highest class." Prior to the first expansion, I think Cleveland made it to the quarterfinals once (1985 I think). They've never made it beyond the 2nd round of the playoffs in their entire history when playing in the highest classification.
  10. Two words - Scotty Whitt. He carried that Clinton team on his back in 1992. Did everything he could to single-handedly beat Gallatin in the title game, but came up just short. He's one of the greatest running backs I can remember in the history of east TN HS football. Sadly, his life spiraled out of control not long after his senior season. Their 2009 team was really good too, which was led by Darian Stone and Weston Hazelhurst. That team was good enough to win it all, had it not been for Anderson County upsetting them early in the playoffs. They had some good teams in the late 90s (not the level of 92 or 09), but what's interesting is that they haven't had much success at all since they were bumped down in classification back in 1999. Outside of 2009, they've only had a two winning seasons since 99. What really hurts them is an Anderson County program that is consistently winning these days. You just don't see both Clinton and AC competing at a high level at the same time very often.
  11. Depends on who you ask, but I had hoped that Lowe (and Adam Seymore) would take back the offense. This certainly takes care of that!
  12. Thank you for setting the record straight!
  13. I have no way of knowing that officially. But given Walter's profile (and Powell's recent history), I would be shocked if someone didn't.
  14. I couldn't tell you how all of that stuff happened, and I don't know the Nolen family's circumstances. That's not me playing dumb, I just don't know them at all. But the Walter Nolen saga is no secret to some folks, including the TSSAA. When the #1 recruit in the country moves into your backyard, with just one year of HS eligibility remaining, you better believe that everybody outside of Powell is looking to rule that guy (and his siblings) ineligible. Page can be pissed all they want, so I guess they can get in line with every other 5A program in Knox County. We can argue about the merits of the move, but in this particular case, if they legitimately moved to Powell, I don't see where they broke any rules.
  15. I don't know. I'll have to ask around.
  16. From what I remember, he took the CAK job in part because his son was in middle school there. He came to Powell in 2019. I believe he became the OC last season, but I could be wrong about that. If my memory serves, Lowe didn't give up offensive play-calling duties until then. No question that Powell's offense has been pretty special, and JJ deserves some credit for that. But Lowe is ultimately the straw that stirs the drink. Plus, when you have that boatload of raw offensive talent, it would take a LOT to mess things up.
  17. They were barely two years removed from Rusty Bradley, so that was definitely a factor. I don't know exactly what Mozingo did to fix things, but they've obviously improved a ton since 2017 and 2018. Mozingo had a pretty good team in 2016 (his first year after Rusty left), primarily because of their offense; that team gave up a lot of points, but they were able to outscore everyone not named Alcoa (and Elizabethton). They took a major step back the following year, and it was largely because the offense wasn't any good. They definitely had some roster turnover, but there's no question that JJ was a big part of that collapse. From what I remember, other than the two wins they had (against two bad teams), I don't remember any of their losses being very competitive. Every single loss was by at least 3 scores.
  18. I can't say specifically what was going on behind the scenes, but that offense was an absolute train wreck. Especially compared to prior seasons at CAK. He was in over his head.
  19. I'm struggling to pick a 5th team, but in no particular order, I've got Powell, West, Henry County, and Rhea County. Page brings some talent back, but without McNamara, I don't see them as a top 5 team yet. I also expect Knox Central to take another step back. Any thoughts on what Springfield, Mt. Juliet, and Green Hill bring back next year?
  20. Agreed. Although I'll selfishly admit that I'd prefer to let Matt run the offense again.
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