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When it comes to football I believe in TEAM. Others may believe in spread offense or the 40 defense. They may think the answer to success is having a nice field house or having great talent. But I am a TEAM guy. I would rather have a group that plays as a TEAM than a certain number of victories or e ...
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Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt is a no non sense, fundamental football coach who prepped at Plainview High School in Rainsville, Al.  If you are trying to rebuild a program, take a listen to Pruitt as he meets the media after the 2018 Tennessee Spring Football game.  Coach Pruitt doesn't sugar coat it ...
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Instant Replay Part 2

Here is the second part of what Alabama's high school football coaches are saying about the new rule on instant replay.Stacy Luker, Clarke County- "The cost of the equipment concerns me. It's hard to budget for something when you don't know how much it is going to cost and you are working on a tight ...
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The NFHS has allowed the state of Alabama to run a pilot program for instant replay in high school football.  Here is a sampling of what coaches in the state have had to say about the new rule.Steve Mask, St. Paul's- "I think it's good. I am concerned about having two different video systems with m ...
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Sometimes a coach just needs a change, or maybe another opportunity.  Sometimes a coach rebuilds a program and is rewarded with a step upward.  All of those things seem to be happening as schools rush to hire coaches in time for spring practice.Russellville hired West Morgan coach John Ritter as t ...
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As we enter spring it is time for the college football clinics that have become so numerous over the years.  What determines which clinic you and your staff attend can be varied.Football clinics are an important part of the growth of any football staff.  In addition to gaining some vital knowledge ...
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One of the key elements to success in coaching is communication.  Everyone likes to feel that they are a part of the decision making process and are valued by the head coach.  In today's world we have text messages, e mail and other various sorts of communicating with one another.  But there is s ...
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Last week Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills was selected to be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.  This Hall of Fame is administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations.  As a high school coach, there is no greater honor.Buddy Anderson is very uncommon whe ...
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Satsuma's Justin Thomas stepped down on Monday after three seasons as the head coach. Thomas had kept Satsuma competitive, going 14-17 in three seasons.  His team made the playoffs in 2016 and he helped the Gators open a new stadium.  Coach Thomas cited fatigue and a desire to spend more time with ...
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The announcement of Erik Speakman as the new head coach of the Opelika Bulldogs should be a surprise to no one.  He is the perfect choice for a school that prides itself in consistency and tradition.When Spence McCracken was hired to replace Doug Barfield in 1994, he added to the foundation that Ba ...
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