The TEN: 11/16/2022

(“The TEN” is a not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

  1. Whittier College has dropped its football program after 115 years.
  2. Carl Agnew is out as the head football coach at Santa Fe after two years. The school and Agnew mutually agreed to part ways. The Chiefs went 0-10 last season and 1-19 during Agnew’s two seasons. 
  3. Servite head football coach Troy Thomas have parted ways. Thomas led Servite to a record of 26-23 during his five-year campaign. 
  4. The Washington Commanders handed the Philadelphia Eagles their first loss 32-21 on Monday Night Football. 
  5. Rams’ receiver Cooper Kupp will have ankle surgery Wednesday and will be placed on injured reserve. He is expected to miss at least four games. 
  6. USC at UCLA, Saturday 5:00 p.m. Rose Bowl, FOX. 
  7. College Football Playoff Rankings: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio St. 3. Michigan 4. TCU 5. Tennessee. 
  8. Downey head football coach Jack Williams could get his 100th career win this Friday night in a CIF Division 4 semi-final playoff game against Cathedral.     
  9. Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona was named AL Manager of the Year. Buck Showalter of the New York Mets was named NL Manager of the Year.
  10. Former New York Mets/New York Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden turns 58 today. 

9 Comments to "The TEN: 11/16/2022"

  1. @ coaching conversation's Gravatar @ coaching conversation
    November 18, 2022 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Come a man that’s done all that youre gonna shame for kids that weren’t raised right. coaches can only do so much. trust me, we do our best to teach them the right way and stuff they dont learn at home but some of these parents at least got to chip in. especially somewhere like MD where these kids probably feel so entitled.

  2. Stop Already's Gravatar Stop Already
    November 18, 2022 - 10:26 am | Permalink

    @ whinner

    They cant count their league against them
    and pre season every team in the country in scheduling teams in lower divisions. but those teams youre calling cupcakes smack your team with a running clock.

  3. Coaching Conversation's Gravatar Coaching Conversation
    November 17, 2022 - 2:45 pm | Permalink

    The issue with Rollinson isn’t whether or not he “deserves retirement” but instead it’s whether or not he deserves to be remembered as a man of honesty and integrity. Right now, the answer to that appears to be a big, fat NO. It was within his scope to know about–and put a stop to–those locker room beatings. By the way, Rollinson’s kids were also guilty of mugging—and breaking the jaw of—a MD basketball player a few years ago. According to the doctor who treated the hoopster, if he had been struck just 1/4″ higher, it would have killed the kid. This is not just fun and games.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 17, 2022 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Rollinson is 73 years old just saying! You might be right but he does deserve retirement!

  5. ? You asked for it.'s Gravatar ? You asked for it.
    November 17, 2022 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    @cupcake: 2022 5 cupcakes- 2021 6 cupcakes-2020 everygame a cupcake -2019 10 cupcakes- 2018 7 cupcakes. When you constantly schedule teams ranked 20 CP points under you I call that cupcakes what do you call them? Great victories? No team in the Del Rio comes close to scheduling like that year after year. Including the 5 wins in covid year since 2018 the 45 scheduled games 33 of them have been against cupcakes. Keep counting up those wins George.

  6. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    November 16, 2022 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Please tell me at least 2 cupcakes they had this year in pre season.

  7. POET-try in motion's Gravatar POET-try in motion
    November 16, 2022 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Whittier College giving up football was explained by two problems. Too expensive, too many concussions.If you ever been to that sandlot field they call that they call Whittier College to watch football you will see why they get concussed. Their special teams are made up of a bunch of RUDY’s flying down the field head first and getting slaughtered. Honestly its hard to watch. It is like they coach these guys to play little billy goats attacking Brahma Bulls. Yet these Rudy’s get up from the collisions and run back to the bench high fiving, grinning and then vomiting. It is a sight to behold that the Romans would be proud of. And yet back they go on to the next special teams play waving at Dad and Mom that are paying their 100,000$ tuitions smiling as if to say “Look at me I’m a NCAA college football player”. Thanks WC it was 115 years to late.

  8. ?'s Gravatar ?
    November 16, 2022 - 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Coach Williams 100 wins are legit. He didn’t did not get 5 or 6 cupcakes every years like La Serna Coaches.

  9. Coaching Conversation's Gravatar Coaching Conversation
    November 16, 2022 - 9:13 am | Permalink

    The hiring of a coach hinges on the administrators, and the only question is: will they pick a guy who tickles their personal fancies, or a guy who is going to win games? Santa Fe has gone through a rash of nice guys, fellows who interview well and exude confidence that all will be well, who then proceed to fail spectacularly. Maybe those administrators should try coaching themselves, for all their genius.

    Turning from the bottom of the barrel to the top, the Mater Dei-Servite situation is highly interesting. Few people know, for lack of a blaring announcement, that the former Servite Principal, Michael Brennan, is now top man at MD. He has recently brought-in Servite’s Joel Hartmann to direct their athletic department. In essence, Servite people have been enlisted to clean-up Mater Dei’s rogue athletic department.

    In the middle of this MD administrative change comes the resignation of long-time football coach Bruce Rollinson, a guy who as recently as a month ago told a friend he had no intention of walking away. Close on the heels of the Rollinson quitting comes news that Troy Thomas is available. Hmmm…..isn’t it logical to feel that the Monarchs will add to their growing list of Servite staffers by naming Thomas their new HC? Considering that the MD football coaching job pays roughly double that of the Servite spot, and that the team with three stripes is loaded, I’d say Thomas can’t say no to the offer. Indeed, the deal was cemented with the hiring of Hartmann. It only remains to be seen if MD will also hire Servite’s janitorial crew….it is, after all, a clean-up job.

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