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Many years ago…about 1989 or 1990 I was in my office doin a little work. I shared the office with my good friend and colleague the HFC. I was the head wrestling coach and also his offensive line coach. Learned a lot about coaching football from that guy and coaching in general that could apply to any sport. The HC was also doin a little work. He was writing hand written notes to players. Now he had ordered some little white note cards that folded in the middle had our a Big M on the outside for the mame of our school. Simple little card. We talked about it a little bit and I learned he used them to write notes to our players, parents, administrators and community members. A hand written note is personal and shows that you care. I liked it. When he left a few years later for another head job, he gave me a whole box of unused notecards. I used them the same way he did. I learned so many little things just from watching and talking to other coaches in our school. The cross country coach, track coach, the swimming coach, the baseball and basketball coach. Little things that are applicable to any sport, not just football. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities and keep learnin the little things.  AND…Thats My Take!

Mike Yaz and Fernando Tatis…

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Top 10 HW boxers of All time. MY TOP TEN. 10. Evander Holyfield (44-10-2) 6-2 225 …9. Sonny Liston (50-4) 6-1 215…8. Jack Johnson (55-11-8) 6-0 200…7. Jack Dempsey (55-6-9) 6-1 190   6. Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) 6-5 255 …6. Larry Holmes (69-6) 6-3 215   5 Joe Frazier (32-4-1) 6-0 205  4. George Foreman 6-3 220 (76-5) with 68 knockouts.  3. Rocky Marciano (49-0) 5-11 185  2. Joe Louis (68-3) 6-2 215  1. Muhammad Ali 6-3 215 (56-5) 

Ali was my #1 I did a little research and found out that Ali indeed was suffering the early stages of Parkinsons in his last few fights. Maybe as early as in his early 30s. Thats why I dont count his last few losses. Now the big question…why didnt Mike Tyson make my top 10? Well, my #10, Holyfield beat him twice. But mainly because he had a major flaw, a big chink in his armor. Once you got Tyson past the 5th round – his effectiveness went way down. Get the guy in a war that got to later rounds and he was done. The great fighters could fight a hard 15 rounds. They could get up from a knockdown and come back and win. They had cardia and dynamis. Tyson struggled in that area and for that, you cant be counted as one of the 10 greatest of all time. Where would I put him? Somewhere between 11-15. And finally, one of my favorite fighters, Archie Moore, was not a HW, he was the lighthw  champ but I would put him around #15 all time HW. A tremendous fighter he fought F Patterson, R Marciano and M Ali. He would fight anyone anytime ans he fought often. longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion of all time (December 1952 – May 1962). and he didnt win the title til he was 39! competing from 1935 to 1963. Moore is rated by prominent boxing website BoxRec as the second greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all-time.    Total record of  186-23 with 131 KOs most in boxing history. ……….


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Sweet 16 Countdown: 51. Alaska -9.2   50. Vermont -1.7   49. North Dakota 3.3   48. Wyoming 5.2  47. Rhode Island 8.4   46. District of Columbia 8.4   45. Delaware 14.7   44. South Dakota 15.3   43. New Hampshire 16.7   42. Montana 19.2  41. Maine 19.5   40. New Mexico 20.5  39. Oregon 24.2  38. West Virginia 26.3  37. Nevada 31.2  36. Idaho 32.2  35. Nebraska 32.6  34. New York 33.0  33. Iowa 34.4  32. Minnesota 35.9   31. Kentucky 36.3   30. Hawaii 36.5  29. Connecticut 37.3  28. Massachusetts 38.3 27. Wisconsin 39.9  26. Virginia 40.8  25. Oklahoma 41.5  24. Michigan 41.53 23. Kansas 41.8 22. Tennessee 41.9  21. Washington 42.6 20. Indiana 43.9 19. Colorado 44.4  18. South Carolina 44.61  17. New Jersey 44.63  16. Arkansa 45.0 15. Arizona 45.2 14. Mississippi 45.6 13. Alabama 45.8  12. Utah 46.0  11. North Carolina 46.7  10. Missouri 49.0  9. Pennsylvania 49.9  8. Illinois 50.3  7. Louisiana 51.9  6. Maryland 52.8  5. Georgia 57.2  4. Texas 60.8 3. Ohio 61.0  2. Florida 62.5  1. California 69.4

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Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.