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formerblazer last won the day on September 16 2010

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  1. The South faithful moved on to greener pastures it seems. No worries they'll still have their colors at the new school.
  2. Well to one point I can understand him playing kids to get used to all four quarters, but on the other hand it gets to the point where it looks like he is just running up the score. Yeah, Elizabethton is one of the best programs in the area, won't deny it. Just keeping your starters in will result in one of two things. 1. What goes around comes around. 2. One of those starters gets hurt when he's up by 42 so now he looks like an idiot. Get your 35-42, after that call off the dogs. If young kids are in there and still throwing up numbers, well that's not on him.
  3. You should pay attention more, he has most of his starters in even if he is winning by 50, and this is 3rd or 4th quarter. He's going to play them regardless.
  4. New facilities? If you are talking about new stands, sure, but as far as it is right now, Sullivan County schools will not be getting a state of the art field house or turf fields. Heck, with the way money is right now, it's first couple of years may see that high school playing at South/Central for football.
  5. You're suggesting that a Sullivan County school wants him back. You're also suggesting that he wants to go to a program that will have far, far less money, resources, and heck even facilities vs. where he is at right now. West Ridge can only hope and pray they sneak in 5A, if they are a 6A team it is going to be a very very tough place to coach. Numbers right now point at them being 6A in two years.
  6. For Johnson City folks, that is an acceptable loss. Losing to Betsy Crockett and DB in the same year? Not so much. Looking to be two years in a row. They don't have Boone this year but losing the other three doesn't look so hot.
  7. Well, yeah. Interesting, is this the year we are going to see SH lose to Betsy Crockett Boone and DB? I don't see the SH crowd being happy with that.
  8. What's that final score? Looks like Crockett came out with their stompers on tonight.
  9. I'd say he will be there for a few years at least. He was blessed with some outstanding athletes but he found a way to bring them together after last year's drama. The only way I see him leaving is if he finds a really good job elsewhere. 6A is a dead end, unless you want to get into it simply for the money. He can coach the next 30 years at Crockett now if he wanted and no one would say a word. If Johnson City kids start seeing the writing on the wall football wise, that would be very interesting for Boone and Crockett prospects into the future. I went back and looked at those scores and Crockett had a debatable state championship squad this year. Who know what would have happened with him coaching two years and this group of guys.
  10. I agree. But I've read you on a lot of threads talking about getting out coached... imagine if you had all 23 of those assistants locked into a program, knowing what their job was on game day, and getting information where it needed to be as quickly as possible for split second decisions. I think that's another part of the differences that we see from programs like Greeneville vs. SH and DB. I'd be willing to bet a big difference in coaching staffs is how well everyone is being utilized on the sideline and in the press box. edit: out coached
  11. 110% agree with you. We used to randomly get transfers in at Boone from SH and DB, but there was a reason that these kids left: discipline issues attitude issues etc. I don't see a place the Kingsport kids will be going to if they wanted football success... except maybe exit 4 here in a few years. I'm really glad that Coach Chandley has had a successful year. No one can argue that he was blessed to have some amazing athletes, but he set his program up well. The Knox Central game will be one to see. I have no idea what is going on out in West TN, but is it wrong to think that Knox Central Catholic and Crockett are the three top contenders for the state championship right now? Granted I think Crockett has the athletes to play with Central, but it all comes down to them being disciplined for four quarters. Knox Central's coach has a program that is ready to go all the way to the state championship in December.
  12. Just to add one more thing about coaching, I don't know what it looks like on the sidelines and in the press box of a DB or a SH game, but I can tell you what it looks like on a Greeneville sideline. You have 8 coaches on headsets on top of the press box, you have 8 coaches with headsets on the sideline. 16 coaches helps out. They have hudl sideline (film immediately goes from the press box to the sideline) and an end zone system that also gives their coaching staff an end zone view. That's crazy to me, I can't remember having more than 6-8 coaches on staff in total when I was playing ball.
  13. Consistently the Greeneville and Maryville teams that show up are so outstandingly good that the hot beds don't matter. I agree with you that the majority of your kids go through a little league to high school program and know what is what, that's fine. But I guarantee that if we had the eyes to see everything that when kids go from 8th grade to 9th grade, we would find that you have more kid who are outstanding athletes transferring into schools. I've already had conversations with people about how the best football athletes in Greene County consistently transfer into Greeneville their 9th grade year, and I can't blame them. Alcoa and Maryville, I'm sure, have had enough transfers from killer Knoxville kids as they go into high school that yeah, there is a reason that you have good teams. The only reason, no, but it is definitely something that helps. How many Happy Valley and Hampton kids go to Elizabethton? It helps, and good coaching helps. I think it would take 10 years for a DB or SH to do something like that. If they haven't (I'm sure they haven't) then yeah, no chance, but you can also say that DB and SH do not get those county transfers like they used to get. It makes a difference.
  14. As of right now, the head job at West Ridge will be the South head coach moving up. They aren't going to go out and hire a "real coach" because they want a teacher/coach. West Ridge has its own problems in the fact that they don't even have enough money to complete the school, so don't be surprised if you hear about games being played at Central or South until they find a way to build a turf stadium for the new school and send some grass seed over to East and forget they exist in the county. It's a cluster.
  15. Dang, I didn't know that until you mentioned it. I've been to a couple of games where I have seen Carter argue and argue and argue for 5-10 minutes and never get flagged or tossed. I get he wants to fight for his team which is fine, but apparently he's just lost his mind if that is going on. Science Hill isn't a hot bed. DB isn't a hot bed. In football, basketball, and baseball those 6A - AAA schools aren't even chipping away on the state level anymore. It'll be interesting to see if Boone or Crockett get some transfers next year. Forget 6A.
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