T-Minus-163 Days until “The Mid Valley Classic”
When you think of the Oakland Raiders and the furious rumors having Philly’s Donovan McNabb being traded there, you have to think about current Raider quarterback JaMarcus Russell and the 32-million guaranteed (6-years, 61-million overall) he got when he was drafted out of LSU.
That’s Federal Stimulus type of waste…
This just in, Matt Koffler is not interested in the San Marino job.
A third name has cropped up in the Temple City saga, and we like this one too. In fact if TC could get their hands on any of the three we know of it would be another significant coup…and if it can be settled within the next two week the 2010 season could very well be salvaged.
“I am thinking very hard about coaching at Montebello in the upcoming season,” said former Temple City assistant Michael McKay who also teaches on the Montebello campus.
“Everything is well in M-Town,” says Monrovia assistant Mike Minter. “Lifting our butts off. We’re really excited. After last year I think we would play whoever, whenever and wherever to have another chance at the title.”
If we would have known featuring new San Gabriel wide receivers coach Matt Lopez at the top of a Fanview Lite column was going to be such a boom to our overall hit count we would have put the Suave One there a long time ago.
Lopez wasn’t the only coach hired by SG HC Jude Oliva. Coming on board as defensive coordinator is long time Almont assistant Randy Sanchez who has had stops at East Los Angeles College, Alhambra, Montebello, and Schurr. He served as DC under Elvin Dick for the 2006 CIF champion Spartans.
Former DC Donald Bernard has moved over to coach defensive backs. Mario Ayala, late of Montebello, will be offensive line coach and Robert Lopez, recently at St. John Bosco, will coach the running backs.
A Letter from a Concerned Dad:
“What ever happened to the high school coach from back in the day? The Head Coach who would stay at a high school, who would bring on younger inexperienced coaches, build them up as he built up a team, then stick with them through thick and thin?
The Head Coach who would corral his coaches then head down to the pop warner (jr. all american) program and build up their coaching staffs, helping them out in any way that they could; so that their program got better, that those kids became better atheletes and when the time came for those kids to go to high school… they went to their home school with the kids they grew up playing with, rather than shop around for a high school whose program looked best for them?
Do any of these coaches still exist?”
In regards to Toronto Raptor fans catching the ‘sick’ Hedo Turkoglu out on the town on a night he didn’t play because of stomach virus, I know exactly how the forward feels. It happens to teenagers all the time, who feign illness and then getting busted. Only thing is most teenagers, including myself at that age, didn’t have 53-million dollar contracts requiring us to… Work in a salt mine? No. Clean toilets? No. Defuse bombs? No… As teenagers we didn’t 53-million dollar contracts to play basketball. Basketball!
I’d even read a Villathedevil column for half of Turkoglu’s contract.
Tim Floyd’s like a cat, he always lands on his feet or at least in El Paso where he’ll coach UTEP next season.
Personally, I find Bakersfield, with its agricultural haze, more appealing than El Paso.
What are the overs-unders on Steve Lavin’s stay at St. John’s?
Stay thirsty my friends…
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Heads up Defensive Backs!
San Dimas football and Ralph Brown (Bishop Amat alum), who plays for the Arizona Cardinals, are teaming up to put on a Defensive Backs Camp on April 17th. The site will be San Dimas High School. The instruction will be top notch but they are only taking the first 50 players who sign up. For more information, please call Ralph Brown at 310-402-9956 or e-mail us at email@example.com