Thanks the info. That’s a good explanation.Jason Vorhees wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2023 11:59 pmThey create a system and have a template for success. I watched Marion Local and Coldwater in 2019 at Maria Stein. It’s very simple: 2 parent homes, low crime rates, low drug rates, and expectation. They are NOT hopeful to win a state championship. They expect it. When kids are up working at 4 A.M. on a farm, then weight lift, then go to school, there’s an expectation to perform well at a level of consistency that’s unparalleled in the United States. They’re also balanced from a spiritual standpoint. Every one of their athletes are in church on Sunday, too. It’s a community effort. The community supports them. Their split the pot that year was $9,500. The lady next to us said, “that’s the lowest it’s been in years.” When they come to the game to expect excellence in every facet, it’s no surprise to see why they are great. Marion Local had 90 boys in high school that year and 88 of them was on the football team. The other 2? They ran cross country and won state.RBH23 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:58 pmMy “why” referred to all of SEO, not just Ironton. My question was not a dig at IHS.Paulcrew wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:37 pm
I guess my question is why.. kids are going to
Ironton to play for a guy, who obviously can’t get the job done. I mean, don’t these kids parents read SEOPreps? Why in the world would these kids leave their home districts, that are obviously getting the job done, to play at Ironton?
Back to topic.. Ironton is not very athletic on the line of scrimmage. They can get away with that playing Burg and OVC teams. However, Kirtland is very athletic on the line of scrimmage. When/if Ironton ever focuses on getting more athletic up front, you may get the answer to
So back to the question as to why Burg and IHS can’t compete against these schools…
Kirtland and the MAC schools are not pumping out a bunch of OL/DL college football scholarship kids. Also, Kirtland and ML had never won state titles until their current coaches took over. Coldwater has only won under two coaches. Coldwater and ML didn’t become powers until 2000, Kirtland in 2011.
So what magic elixir do these coaches from Coldwater, Kirtland and ML have that others do not? How do these coaches do so well along the lines even though they produce fewer college OL/DL athletes than IHS or Burg? And, more importantly, how did these coaches turn irrelevant programs into powerhouses?
Question: what did the current coach do that others before him couldn’t? I assume ML always had the benefits you mentioned above, so how did this coach turn those into championships when no one before him could?