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October 2005

October 2005


The Staff Report

What Do You Do When All Your Toys Are Broken?
by: Gene DeMarco
© October 2005

The start of a new season always involves the coaching staff’s discussion of personnel. We have sat in these meetings as a GA, as a volunteer, as an assistant, as a coordinator and as head coach. It seems that in every one of these meetings the discussion of depth creates quite a bit of emotional dialogue. Who wants the player on offense? How many tailbacks do we need? Do we need that many at wide out? Can we get by with the amount of defensive and offensive linemen? After the discussion, you look at the depth chart and inevitably one of your assistants always says, “How is it that the offense gets all the toys?” Well, the following story is a true account of what happened to our football program in 2004, the year all our toys were broken due to injury.

We know the coach speak – “Injuries are part of the game”; “You have to....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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