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Each season when football practice starts, coaches, former players and even fans are reminded of the game's great traditions, legendary stories and colorful people of years past.  If you really want to read something from days gone by, try the story of Bull Cyclone Sullivan.  Sullivan, born in Ali ...
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Veteran Coach Fred Riley took the podium at Mobile County Media Days and spoke about the value of high school football in today's educational system.  Coach Riley said that he believed football was the most important game we have today because it impacts the most people.  He said that "football is ...
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When Spanish Fort's Ben Blackmon took the podium last week at Baldwin County's High School Football Media Days in Daphne, he changed the format a little.  Instead of starting off with the usual talk about returning starters, lack of depth and how tough the schedule looks to be, Coach Blackmon chang ...
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When Purdue quarterback David Blough took the podium to make a short talk at the Big 10 Football Luncheon, the audience had no idea what they were about to hear. Blough started by thanking the other Big 10 players who had spoken at the luncheon in previous years for their inspirational speeches. In ...
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Coach Terry Curtis of UMS Wright addressed a large group of coaches last Wednesday as he relayed his thoughts on "Leadership."  Curtis a veteran off 44 years in coaching, is one of the state's most successful coaches. He currently serves on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and works as President ...
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Coach Tom Herman was hired by Texas in late November to bring change to the Longhorn football program. There has been much discussion in football at all levels in the off season about "culture." Interviewed recently on ESPN's First Take, Herman talks about coaching at Texas, his caste system of rati ...
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Baylor's Matt Ruhle joined ESPN's 1st Take recently for another of his many interviews he has done over the past six months.  Ruhle has been schooled on interviews, and he left this one with his message loud and clear.  He did an excellent job of answering the specific question and did not ramble. ...
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There is no one out there today who tells it like it is concerning football any better than former NFL head coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards.  Herm is a believer in team and the value that football can play in a young man's life.  Can't afford to get Herm to come and speak to your coaches, play ...
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Football coaches teach a very physical game that preaches toughness and often ignoring small hurts.  98% of all football coaches played the game, and learned those lessons long ago. But coaching the game can be hazardous to the health and welfare of the coach.  Each coach should take a moment befo ...
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P.J. Fleck was hired at Minnesota to change the culture of a football program that last season had a sexual assault issue and later a team boycott.  Fleck did just that at Western Michigan, taking his team from a 1-9 opening season to a Cotton Bowl berth. His skills as a coach lie not so much on th ...
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