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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2018, 10:56:13 am »
From what I understand, the class that is graduating in a couple of months is one of the most athletic classes Conway has had in a while.  I think they have more kids going to play a sport in college than they've had before.  But, that hasn't translated into success on the football field. 

One of the main problems (I've heard this from many different people over the years) is the middle school and junior high programs.  They might only play 15 kids the entire game at those levels.  So, most of the kids quit before they get to high school because they never get to play.  And, the high school team doesn't have very many players moving up that have any experience.  Instead of getting a lot of kids experience, they have some that never leave the field...they are on offense, defense, kickoffs, trys, punt, kick returns, etc.  Not that this would completely solve the issue of Conway not getting over the hump, but it could make a difference if they had a lot more kids with some experience moving up.  Plus, the middle school and junior high programs should be there to help build the high school programs.  That's not the way they are treated in Conway.


Sounds like new coaching is needed at the Middle and Junior high levels. I hate that for the kids.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2018, 11:16:59 am »

Sounds like new coaching is needed at the Middle and Junior high levels. I hate that for the kids.

With a new AD, Ashcraft, the Jr Highs will be falling in line with the new HC.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2018, 03:28:29 pm »
With a new AD, Ashcraft, the Jr Highs will be falling in line with the new HC.

Hopefully you are correct, but it did not change when Ashcraft got there...even though he was told that was an issue with the program (I was told this...I didn't hear it first hand).

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2018, 04:15:39 pm »
Hopefully you are correct, but it did not change when Ashcraft got there...even though he was told that was an issue with the program (I was told this...I didn't hear it first hand).

Well, as AD, you would figure that Ashcraft will do everything possible to insure success at the high school. I guess it's possible the Jr high coaches continue doing as they please, but keeping the new AD on your side will help you out in the long run.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2018, 08:43:41 am »
Well, as AD, you would figure that Ashcraft will do everything possible to insure success at the high school. I guess it's possible the Jr high coaches continue doing as they please, but keeping the new AD on your side will help you out in the long run.

I understand that it is the AD's job to ensure all the athletic programs are as successful as possible. But wouldn't it be more on the head high school football coach to get the jr. high's on track?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2018, 08:54:27 am »
I understand that it is the AD's job to ensure all the athletic programs are as successful as possible. But wouldn't it be more on the head high school football coach to get the jr. high's on track?

Yes, but if the Jr high coaches don't wish to follow along, then it would be up to the AD to make it "right". Several years ago, my son was in Jr high, the high school had been running the wishbone, the Sr coach decided to go to the spread, so they practiced all spring and the first half of the summer learning it. The SR high coach changed his mind and decided to go back to the wishbone, so, the two Jr highs went back to the wishbone. Now, our Jr high coach, and our talent fit the spread, didn't matter. Needless to say, after another losing season we got a new Sr high coach, and they've run the same offense for 9 years+.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2018, 08:58:28 am »
If that's the case then yes it absolutely is up to the AD to step in. You would really hope your jr high's would want to be on the same page though. The entire point of the jr high program is to feed the high school. Hope they get it worked out.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2018, 11:50:27 am »
So how many are they interviewing now that bolding didnít get central?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2018, 04:50:28 pm »
Never seen many schools that junior high doesn't follow the lead of the HC.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2018, 10:19:32 pm »
That is RICH! You actually have a beef with anyone recruiting NLR players? Gimme a break, nobody can hold a candle to NLR magically plugging in the just the right players, in football & basketball.

Bolding took 1 or 2 starters from the 2016-17 team and then 1 or 2 who were not starters.
As far as transfers into NLR...I believe the only one we got was O. Adaway..who came back Central...his little brother was already in NLR...I think he had been at Central and just came back to his assigned school. Other than that the NLR starters had all been there.  I do believe Bolding recruited when he was at NLR.  It is just to easy to change schools between NLRSD, LRSD, and PCSSD.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2018, 11:38:56 pm »
NLR freaks running all over
On a side note is Conway brining in 4 or 5

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2018, 12:26:15 pm »
Min money will be on the oc with McNabb and bolding withdrawing

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2018, 12:30:12 pm »
Still hearing billy Dawson 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2018, 02:04:46 pm »
Nope.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2018, 02:29:58 pm »
Still hearing billy Dawson 🤷🏼‍♂️

I wouldn't hire him if he applied anyway. Ideally you want someone who will be there more than 2-3 years.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2018, 03:33:04 pm »
Ive heard Houston Nutt is in the running.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #66 on: April 06, 2018, 06:09:23 pm »
Dawson or the current OC you heard it here first

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2018, 11:02:04 pm »
This is a great job for someone who wants to be a 7A athletic director down the road...
Not for winning rings.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2018, 10:43:42 am »
Any new news about this job?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2018, 10:55:56 am »
Yep itís quiet lol

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2018, 11:11:24 am »
Did the OC get it?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2018, 11:17:07 am »
Eldridge from Arky

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2018, 11:26:00 am »
Makes sense why no one heard anything with those other names being thrown around, he will do a good job for hem Iím sure just won a title

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Re: Conway Open
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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2018, 12:20:12 pm »
Done deal!!!  Just not official yet.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2018, 01:15:50 pm »
Who is Eldridge?

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Re: Conway Open
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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2018, 03:26:09 pm »
Arkadelphia.

Wow, thats a great hire! Arkadephia is in some trouble with their fall football schedule.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2018, 04:54:48 pm »
Crazy to leave Arky with what he had coming back.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2018, 08:46:44 pm »
Heís got a couple good players back, but if I recall theyíre losing pretty much everyone up front on both sides of the ball

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #80 on: April 11, 2018, 01:54:36 pm »
Heís got a couple good players back, but if I recall theyíre losing pretty much everyone up front on both sides of the ball
Youíre correct on the offensive side, but defensive (in fact majority of the defense) line returns almost all. I think 3 of 4 starters return on DL, 2 were sophomores this past season.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #81 on: April 11, 2018, 02:17:11 pm »
Poster on the 4A boards say he is backing out of the Conway job... Did he ever really verbally accept the job?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #82 on: April 11, 2018, 02:31:03 pm »
JR backed out/turned it down....heard some details but nothing definitive...

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #83 on: April 11, 2018, 04:05:30 pm »
Wow now Iím sure The oc cant call guys back you said no to

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2018, 07:37:45 am »
I would think Conway would be a dream job compared to Bryant/Benton or any Little Rock job. Great place to live. Good facilities. Future growth potential.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2018, 09:24:49 am »
So who gets it now any of those big names still in the running or does the OC get his shot

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #86 on: April 12, 2018, 10:59:13 am »
What is the problem in Conway and LRC that the candidates decided not to accept the job when offered.    Some second choices are going to get a nice job.  Anybody know if the jobs have been extended to another applicant yet?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #87 on: April 12, 2018, 11:44:48 am »
So with the debacle of the jobs being turned down does hat make VB the best job open lol

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #88 on: April 12, 2018, 09:45:29 pm »
Heard a hire tonight at board meeting anybody got a name

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2018, 10:06:46 am »
TTT

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Re: Conway Open
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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #91 on: April 13, 2018, 11:44:00 am »
Any word?

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #92 on: April 13, 2018, 12:35:18 pm »
Tommy Tuberville

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #93 on: April 13, 2018, 12:43:20 pm »
At this point you would think so lol

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #94 on: April 13, 2018, 10:31:56 pm »
I would think Conway would be a dream job compared to Bryant/Benton or any Little Rock job. Great place to live. Good facilities. Future growth potential.
Compared to Benton/Bryant??

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #95 on: April 14, 2018, 08:09:42 am »
So they interview/offer/turned down and then what just stop he process there had to be a #2

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #96 on: April 15, 2018, 09:40:45 am »
Didn't someone say they were interviewing again?  Does seem odd. 

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #97 on: April 15, 2018, 01:05:24 pm »
How many were originally interviewed

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #98 on: April 15, 2018, 08:23:43 pm »
Whoever the new HC he deserves to have control of the entire program.  I don't think they have to run exactly the same systems but the structure of the system must be the same, nomenclature has to be the same and how it is organized.  If the system is multimple then that would be ok I would think and if the defense is the same, even front, odd front.   You cannot have kids doing things that are totally different and dont' understand now things are called.

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Re: Conway Open
« Reply #99 on: April 16, 2018, 09:50:00 am »
No disrespect, Iknewthemwhen, but it is amazing what young men, who are committed, can accomplish.  I know of one applicant who took a large out of state program, put in a whole new system, and led them to their first conference championship in 40 years.  One thing I can tell you about young people is that they know if YOU know what you're teaching them.  It won't matter what system the new coach installs as long as he knows what he's talking about.  I hope Conway makes their decision based on the proven talents of a coach and not on what is safe...

 

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