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Subject: Re: From the Blog...


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CoachL
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Date Posted: Sunday, September 04, 08:26:08pm
In reply to: Coffee 's message, "From the Blog..." on Sunday, September 04, 01:52:08pm

I'll simply add...

Hope that Ryan Ho is okay! If anyone has word on how he is doing, please let us know.

The new kid, David Thomas gave us a glimpse of what he might bring to The Bluff over the next few years!

Larry McCoy is a stud. I'm a Line Coach and I was screaming at my computer screen (I watched the video stream.) thoughout the entire game. Larry's 100+ yards came IN SPITE OF his offensive line.

IMHO, three things need to improve IMMEDIATELY if the Dukes have any chance at an NEC title this year:

1.) Offensive Line play

2.) Kicking game

3.) The attitude of a winner.

Let me make myself clear. "The attitude of a winner" is different than a "winning attitude". I believe that the Dukes have a "winning attitude". They want to win. They know they can win.

The "attitude of a winner" is the killer instinct. It's putting your foot on the neck of your opponent when he's down and KEEPING HIM DOWN. I missed that in the Dukes on Saturday. The boys let their opponents get up off the turf and it came back to bite them in their collective behinds.

I hope that the lessons learned in this bitterly disappointing loss stay with these boys the rest of their lives. It is lessons such as this that cannot be learned in the classroom. This is why I love sports, and love coaching.

GO DUKES!

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Coffee
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Date Posted: Monday, September 05, 08:10:11am

We are on the same page here. There were a couple of drives where they could have iced the game but were was no urgency because they had a small lead.

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CoachL
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Date Posted: Monday, September 05, 02:48:00pm

I should have simply used the term "killer instinct". That would have been clearer.

My post was rather extemporaneous, and lacked a good editor before I hit "Send"!

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Coffee
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Date Posted: Monday, September 05, 03:27:06pm

Ho may be out for a while. I got a "sideline diagnosis" that I can't confirm yet.

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Judge Jack McVay Jr
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Date Posted: Thursday, September 08, 11:18:24pm

Hey Coach! Just curious but how did you pick up the stream on your computer? I listened to 1360 and agree with your assesments generally. Would like to watch some of the road games in the future? Thanks to all!

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