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  1. What I've seen is that administrators kowtow to the squeaky wheel parents because they are afraid to lose their own jobs and will not take anything like a stand to support a coach for doing what is right to build team and individual character. In a word, it's cowardice. And in three: failure of leadership. And it's endemic in both public and private schools.
    5 points
  2. Do you really think the coaches that were in the meetings and voted on this care 1 little tiny bit how much money the MHSAA makes? The coaches who voted dont make 1 cent off of this. Everyone thinks this was some backroom decision by the MHSAA execs... It was not. It was the coaches, that were voted for by other coaches, who decided this. Every single coach from every single school in every single region can nominate and vote on who is at the table for all of these decisions. They do it every single summer. Quit making it out to be some conspiracy for a money grab. Thats not how these decisions are made.
    3 points
  3. It's a combination of bad administration, noninvolved parents, and unrealistic expectations. Somebody in a previous post mentioned instant gratification. This is true and people also think high school ball and college ball are on the same level and that coaches should be able to win fast or they want them gone if little Billy doesn't get to throw the ball. News flash, high school coaches don't get to go get a signing class every year. They have to make it with what they have and put them in the best position they can to be successful and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It all depends on the athletes they have at the time. Bad admin can also play a part in this. You get a principal or superintendent that is antiathletics or just a complete butt in general then the low salary just isn't worth it. Again, news flash, high school coaches do not make that great of salaries. Some schools can pay but it's only the large schools or some schools that have been successful enough to get luck to pay.
    2 points
  4. Expectations even at doormat programs are through the roof these days. Society has become "win now". We live in an instant gratification society and many coaches are no longer allowed 3-4 years to build a program. Couple this with how terrible parents/community members have become along with player attitudes becoming horrible, it will only become more and more common to see coaches leaving the profession. It is not worth the stress and complications that come from it. Look at Eric Collins at East Central. Back to back playoff berths and was competitive in a good region. He was essentially ran off because parents in the community did not like how he ran his program.
    2 points
  5. Man give up; the glory days are over for WB; yall got smoked and shut out by an eight man team.
    2 points
  6. A few South Panola teams in this discussion so their fans can weigh in. I'm a Pascagoula graduate so, yes, our 1987 team is in the discussion. Shane Matthews and Terrell Buckley both finished in the top ten in Heisman balloting in 1991. Shane also won SEC Player of the Year '90 and '91. Buckley won the Thorpe Award in '91. Center Frank Godfrey started multiple years at LSU, DL Keith Joseph played at MSU, LB Rickey Alexander played at LSU, DB Carl Tart played at Jackson State, RB Donald Moffett had a great career at the University of Houston, and Kez McCorvey was an All-America at FSU. John Grant, who played tight end, may still hold the state record for receptions in a single season. I won't elaborate on the troubles of Eddie Flora but he may have been the most naturally gifted athlete on that team as a 6'4" defensive lineman who was coveted by many schools. The offense was a single back/run & shoot and averaged 28 points a game. The defense (when adjusted for points not scored against) surrendered 4.4 points per game and pitched 6 shutouts. In the playoffs, the Pascagoula defense allowed only two touchdowns, one being from inside the ten yard line following an interception at Warren Central. One more thing ... South 5A was absolutely stacked that year with Hattiesburg (Greg Plump), Warren Central (William Prince and Tony Smith), and Clinton (Tony James and Phillip Johnson) so running through that gauntlet was no small task.
    2 points
  7. 2 points
  8. Somebody's yanking your chain
    2 points
  9. I went back and researched it on The History of Alabama football. He was at New Life Christian for 5 years and coached 8 man. He won 3 titles there. He was at Edgewood for 15 years and played in 10 and won 7. He was at Autauga 5 and played in 4 winning 3. Very impressive.
    1 point
  10. As a teacher/coach...I can tell you first-hand that it is 100% due to 3 things: 1. Lack of support from administration 2. Lack of supportive and realistic parents 3. Availability to make more money for the same hours at a less stressful job. Coaches are just NOT appreciated like they were in the past for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis for OTHER PEOPLES CHILDREN! If admin, parents, government, and society does not wake up and recognize the importance of this profession...you will see "WE'RE HIRING" signs on your local schools.
    1 point
  11. So are they opening it or promoting from within? The Date Posted and Close Date are the same.
    1 point
  12. I hope you're correct about OM vs A&M but will add: A&M is currently tied for second in the SEC at 17-10, OM is 13-14. OM is #37 in RPI, A&M is #18. A&M whipped MSU while MSU won 2 of 3 in Oxford. Piggyback, OM hasn't been that good at home and is good on the road... OM hosts A&M this weekend. IF I had to bet on it, I'd bet on A&M taking 2 of 3. OM sweeping sounds like a nice longshot bet. USM is #19 in RPI. Pull off a sweep and they're right back in the host discussion, I agree on that.
    1 point
  13. Well; so far it appears more that kids are starting to "act out" a lot more. Since COVID, and the rise of these TikTok Challenges, it's been really difficult to maintain a lot of educational institutions. Also, most high school coaches are also teachers, and teachers truly don't make nearly enough to substantiate the long arduous hours. Especially now with coaches, you are seeing more parents, boards, and administrations that have began to slam more pressure on their staff, and not supporting them in the due way. It's become a "what have you done for me, lately?" type of business. and people are more concerned with wins and rings, than relationships and character building. We have seen a lot of coaches leave because the stresses and environment has been insane. Further it's a tough job now, because society has gone into a win-first mentality
    1 point
  14. this is a hilarious crap show evidently. I just hope they find a competent staff for the kids by late July cuz it appears headed south.
    1 point
  15. 5 for me - coaching and playing. How many of those Rosedale/West Bolivar championship teams did you play on or coach? Now be honest. Some folks here do know your name and whether you played or coached a down.
    1 point
  16. Also, people always speak as if they know what the future holds. Glory days over? Who are you? You’re on a message board that I come to just to tell clowns like you that even after this preseason game.. the folks I talked to yesterday and enjoyed the game with spoke highly of West Bolivar kids. That’s the truth about life and people who don’t hide behind computer keyboards trying to discredit others. We never give up on kids. West Bolivar/Rosedale has 5 state titles.. how many does the school Enterprise Bulldog, Singlewing, and TheAnswer have? Better yet, when is the last year that school won a state championship? Yesterday, we definitely saw great potential for the future of West Bolivar.
    1 point
  17. Can’t help but wonder if this is trending toward Bianco doing enough to keep his job. Where are OM fans with that, I wonder? Is it still Omaha or bust in terms of making a change? Having said that, I would be pissed if I’m the host team that gets Ole Miss as my 2 or 3 seed. They’re not a slam dunk to get in yet, but it’s definitely trending positively for OM. They’ve totally reversed their fortunes since that series loss to State. Funny how that works out, State is 1-9 since leaving Oxford on a high note while OM is 8-2 in that same timeframe.
    1 point
  18. we all gonna see this up coming season is Tupelo gonna be for real or not with all of that talent players they got we seen what happen last year we see this up coming season time will tell
    1 point
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  20. Also the fact that private school tuition all over the state has ballooned. Prep, JA and MRA are close to 10k a year. It's getting crazy to send a kid to school. Also, MRA has bolstered their academics in recent years by a huge way.
    1 point
  21. Lake, in 1974, went 11-0 and was unscored on. Hamilton also was unscored on during their undefeated 1977 season.
    1 point
  22. I'm not a South Panola fan. That Goula teams sounds tough! 6 shutouts is impressive for sure!
    1 point
  23. It was brought before the coaches, AD's and principals/superintendents at the athletic administrators conference in January. In an informal vote it passed overwhelmingly. Was tabled at the February MHSAA meeting( with overwhelming support) until preliminary numbers could be seen. Had numbers for April meeting and it passed. It may be a good thing, it may be bad, that's to be seen. But as JagsFan77 said it wasn't about money.
    1 point
  24. Exactly correct. A proposal from a school is voted on at the district meeting by each school, one vote per school. . If it passes at district level it then goes before the Legislative council made up of representatives from all 8 districts chosen by the schools of that district. If it passes Legislative council it goes to the executive committee. If it passes there then that proposal has passed once. All proposals must pass twice. If the district or legislative council votes against it then the proposal is dead. If the executive committee votes it down then the proposal goes back to legislative council for a possible override vote where 60% is needed. If legislative council overrides executive committee it passes.
    1 point
  25. Value of $250,000 from 1981 to 2022 $250,000 in 1981 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $790,715.07 today, an increase of $540,715.07 over 41 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.85% per year between 1981 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 216.29%. So I would say close to 800k a year is pretty darn good. So with that he would be valued at about 3.1 to 3.2 Mil. If he played today no telling what he would get!
    1 point
  26. Like I said we shall see. Keep playing those smaller schools to make your record look good. It showed when it got to playoff time. We have been a fourth seed and still won a state championship. Don’t let a record fool you!
    1 point
  27. Tishomingo has 333 without the 8th grades. Iuka Middle 99 Burnsville 8th 65 Tish should be 4A with just 29 of those 164.
    1 point
  28. Yes, I was told they looked at some veterans but the community and staff were pushing for Huff. Understandable, he has earned a shot at it.
    1 point
  29. I was told Brian Ford from Loyd Star also interviewed, and was very impressive.
    1 point
  30. By the way, there is a thing happening on May 14 (from Coach Nolden's FB): https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1356049631562969&set=gm.1177641666371403
    1 point
  31. I get your point. I have heard they were supposed to begin play in 23-24 season, but I believe Rebel Bert said 24-25 season is when they will begin play. I have not seen anything concrete regarding that though either.
    1 point
  32. Just got a call from a 2nd School Board member. Seems like singlewing is in the minority. The truth is usually what gets quick results. Facts matter not assumptions singlewing. Keep championing this false MST perception of the mission to restore WB football to prominence while we (The Movement) keep making power moves behind the scenes! Get your popcorn ready…
    1 point
  33. So plainly speaking, please... is the West Bolivar head coaching position open?
    1 point
  34. This is the "Nowell" guy! I don't hide behind screen names! I'm at Heidelberg and I plan to stay at Heidelberg. Mind your own business and keep name out of your conversations. You don't know me but I'll be glad to introduce myself to you sir.
    1 point
  35. Obviously with Wayne County and Lafayette both at 717, 5A or 6A could take an extra team like 5A did with Vancleave/Laurel from last count. I just split them up for the sake of 24 teams in each.
    1 point
  36. I heard that MAIS is going 7 Classifications.
    1 point
  37. Where do you go to find enrollment numbers for the privates schools that are in the MSHAA like St. Stanislaus, Piney Woods, French Camp, etc.
    1 point
  38. Don't disagree with you at all. There are teams out there though who will benefit who are stoked they do not have to deal with teams such as Oak Grove, Madison, Brandon, Picayune, West Point etc.. anymore.
    1 point
  39. If a team is excited to get away from the elite, it means they are scared of competition.
    1 point
  40. ... and MHSAA would then immediately penalize them for doing so by adding a private school multiplier or some other private- school-only modification in order to make those schools less competitive. Not a winning choice & that's one of the main reasons why you don't, and won't, see MAIS schools joining MHSAA.
    1 point
  41. They aren’t replacing the Mancuso or Boyles!
    1 point
  42. Again, not a fan and believe this will ultimately cause more travel issues and also water down competition, but it adds money to the association and that's the likely biggest reason.
    1 point
  43. So... his title is head football coach, but you imply he is not actually the head coach: "By title, he is" - and that "they are asking the right questions to get a coach in place" which clearly implies that a coaching search is taking place. So are you scared to say the truth or will you direct me to talk to someone who actually knows what's going on again? It's safer just to make inuendoes anonymously, so you still have that.
    1 point
  44. Ranking criticism coming from a guy who ranks schools that don’t even exist anymore and a guy who ranked Enterprise over the two teams he just said were better than them. Oh the irony.
    1 point
  45. OK so you dont even think an Enterprise team that returns 15 starters from a team that went 12-1 should be ranked; but North Forrest? I think they won one game last year and finished dead last in a weak region. Enterprise will be better than all those teams except Scott Central and Raleigh.
    1 point
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