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|2 years 8 weeks ago||Tequila shooters||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||My avatar||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I live and coach||
high school football in Oregon - just completed my 25th season.......just saying. Have been following Al Borges since his days at Portland State when he coached Neil Lomax under coach Pokey Allen and the run and shoot. I have always felt he is a very good football mind - love the complexities and subtleties of his offense and his sets. I do get frustrated by all the bashing of him as it is generally people who are going from emotion and not from an understanding that "player execution" is often the problem.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I am not a doctor either||
but I can spell it - Denard will play well and conservatively......Defense wins it
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Who was||
that masked man?
|2 years 48 weeks ago||He is right!||
As a coach myself - the internet has made my job more difficult - even in high school. We now get trash talking on blogs, Facebook etc. Kids and fans can even make comments to articles from the local newspaper which is online. Players can even and will tear down their own teammates. ALL THIS EVER DOES is destroy team unity.
This blog and other locations ripping on a young man can only destroy his confidence and create strife with the team. We need to be careful what we say. I will throw out the phrase: Walk a mile in his shoes -
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Your father||
must be very disappointed in your spelling and grammar - not to mention your editing skills
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I live and coach||
high school football in Oregon. While the team I coach for has not played against his high school team or him specifically we have played against common opponents and viewed game film while preparing for opponents. He plays for "Aloha" pronounced (uh - low - uh, not like the Hawaiian word for hello / goodbye) which plays at the highest level in the state of Oregon.
He is the real deal, his team won the state title when he was a sophomore. He missed last season due to an injury and they are back again this year for a title. They do not have much of a defense this year and probably will not win it. He also won the state title in the 100 and 200 at the state track meet as a sophomore. He is headed to the University of Oregon next year.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Was rooting for Canada||
Just want soccer to fail in the U.S. Have too many friends who are obnoxious with regard to soccer. Also Canada got robbed on the penalty kick.....very sad
|3 years 8 weeks ago||No||
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I agree with the positive||
coaching aspect. I am a high school football coach. Next week I start my 26th year of coaching doubles. In that time I have seen many coaches come and go with different styles. The best head coach we had never yelled - he taught and he encouraged. He led by example and built relationships. Every kid on the team would run through a wall for him. They knew he was on their side. It was so refreshing compared to the high school coaches I played for and the coaches I started out coaching for.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I have been a high school||
football coach for 26 years now in the state of Oregon. Started out coaching freshman football, moved up to jv assistant coach as the defensive coordinator. Became the head jv coach and called the offense. Finally became a varsity assistant as the defensive line coach plus the running backs coach plus the special teams coach. I am finally back to head freshman coach. Only positions I have never coached are wide receivers and linebackers. It is funny that I finally view head freshman coach as the best job in the program. Get to be in charge but not a lot of film breakdown or meetings etc.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||You are right||
it cannot be done! See Michigan softball. Oh by the way, we have snow on the ground here right now
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Honestly - sounds like sour grapes||
I live in Oregon - it rains A LOT. Oregon state and now recently University of Oregon also have to play all of their non league games in California and Arizona. Half of their conference is in the south. For years the two Oregon schools whined that it isn't fair - Oregon even dropped baseball because it wasn't fair. Both schools are now consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally because they went and got top coaches and accepted the challenge.....oh yeah and Oregon state won two national titles a few years back. Recruit players, develop them and get rewarded.....look at Michigan softball. Here in Oregon we also have two Ncaa div. 3 baseball teams who have won national championships within the last dozen years or so plus a softball team (University of Washington - D1 and Linfield D3)
IT CAN BE DONE
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I am backing away||
from the ledge.....thanks
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Interesting||
I live in Oregon and listen to the local sports talk radio shows whenever I can. There is never ever any talk of Oregon sanctions and it is not as if the talk show jocks get along with coach Kelly - they think he is kind of an ass- so I do not believe there to be any cover up on their part. All we ever hear is how wonderful life is if you are a Duck or duck fan.
Chip Kelly is obviously successful and he is single with zero life outside of football. That kind of work-aholic is exactly what you have to be anymore. If it is true that he goes to the NFL then the whole state of Oregon might be on suicide watch.....
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Beer - check||
snack - check, kids sedated - check, start the game
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Thank you||
for the reminder - I am at work and forgot to set my DVR, now however, thanks to you it is being recorded and I am set - GO BLUE!
|4 years 5 weeks ago||with the longhorn||
network - Texas should go independent.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Just be careful||
I have been a high school football coach for 25 years now. Fans do not always know the whole story. Kids can have injuries....tweeked ankle, sore shoulder, sore hamstring etc. that keep them from performing at their highest level. It is a long season and a player should not be judged on one game alone. You never know what other circumstances came into play. There have not been many games that I have coached where our entire roster of kids were healthy and played at their highest level.
I am not saying that I know anything about T Rich and his performance, but keep that in mind
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Congrats Tim||
I feel like you are the best friend I never met - keep up the good work!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Oh yea||
forgot to say...thanks TomVH - I always enjoy your stuff.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Michigan||
obviously wants to win the line of scrimmage! Garnett, Magnuson, Poggi, Dillard.......just keep it coming.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||I must admit||
that I have no idea what you are talking about - but more importantly I have no idea what I am talking about - with that said, Coach Hoke has an evil master plan to finish out the class with some absolute studs!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||The lines don't look||
too bad from here..........of course I am currently in Oregon. Somebody give Denard a big hug for me.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Sparty is||
as Sparty does
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I live in Portland||
and the local sports talk radio show was talking about the NBA trades that have recently occurred. They talked a fair bit about the Detroit Pistons, saying that Dumars is extremely frustrated as the ownership change and previous owner (I have no idea- as I do not follow the Pistons) prevented him and the team from making any moves. Detroit was apparently extremely active in trade talks but could not follow through on any of them. That is a view from another GM in the league.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Kawabunga dude||
|4 years 34 weeks ago||So that kid||
who got drafted out of Oklahoma last year #1 and just got voted rookie of the year is unacceptable? Oh and that other guy the Lions drafted out of Georgia? He sucks too? No way would we ever want another Tom Brady........thanks for clearing that up for me
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Love it||