Responding to a comment Woodson made below questioning the level of Isaac's competition, Isaac plays in the East Suburban Catholic Conference, which those on this board from Chicago know is one of the best football conferences in the Chicago area (Joliet Catholic and Carmel are two of the best teams in the state almost every year). They also play Mount Carmel (another great Chicago program - Donovan McNabb, Simeon Rice) every year. To do what he has done against this level of competition is unprecedented (the championship game against Montini - another excellent program - is a perfect example). This kid has proven he can do it against the best that Illinois high school football has to offer.
BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.