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Re: McCormick

Postby catof2006 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:44 am

Neal turned down several spots as an assistant but all were long drives. The long drive is why neal seeked something closer to home. It's true aiken did not perform this year, but were better each year. Expected to be even better this year and contend for region before injuries to the OL took over, but that's football..
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Re: McCormick

Postby catof2006 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:41 pm

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Not wanting him on staff is fine. Problem was telling him he was on staff and after he signs a contract to teach, pull the offer. That's the leader you want running your team?

Also Neal left for more money. But after going to state he was rewarded by having a teaching position that was one of his assistant's spot taken away, forcing the asst to find another job. And he was also given another class to teach.

He will be fine. He's a good coach.
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Re: McCormick

Postby ST Rebels 72 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:33 pm

I agree that wasn't a good way of handling things, but maybe he did that because the community didn't want Neal to be associated whit the program anymore. He also may have viewed it as a conflict or a distraction. We may never know his reason for changing his mind on having Neal on the staff.

As for Neal being a Good coach, I won't disagree with you on that. I actually think he has a great defensive mind.

I just hate watching coaches jump from team to team following the money, after gaining the trust of the players and the community. Neals excuse for stepping down from the Aiken job was because of the distance he commuted everyday from 96 to Aiken. Well he knew that distance before he ever applied for the job, so to me that was a poor excuse and it makes me wonder if it is a truthful reason why he left Aiken.

Neal was at McCormick prior to Aiken and he took them to a state championship game. Those kids believed in him and when they came up short , they felt like he bailed on them. Remember, McCormick wasn't doing to well at all before Neal got there. The Aiken job became available and Aiken felt like Neal could turn their program around like he did in McCormick, but that never happened. It's kind of hard to do that when you don't become a part of the community. Trust me, Aiken had the talent, because at least 5 kids on that team are related to me and I've talked to their dads about it. Quit a few of the Aiken players dads actually played sports and were teammates of mine at ST.
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Re: McCormick

Postby BiLlYdAkIDd » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:56 am

the only good years McCormick has had was when Neal was there.......... If that community blames him for leaving for more money, what can you say???...........he did nothing but good for McCormick.........as far as bailing on the kids, i am sure anyone reaches these kids to get the best and highest paying job they can.......isn't that what everybody does???.........it's ridiculous to fault anyone for raising their pay.......i don't think there is any resentment between Neal and the community.........i think the school board and super made a huge mistake by turning this opening over to a committee........and a much bigger mistake by following their recommendation......it is impossible to make the best decision when you begin with a desired outcome........that goes for anything........
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Re: McCormick

Postby ST Rebels 72 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:47 am

Once again I ask the question of why leave this great higher paying job that wants you to stay, to try and return to a much lower paying job that didn't want you to leave? I think they made the right choice, because they want someone who will stick around and not be a flight risk if the right pay presents itself again.
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Re: McCormick

Postby BiLlYdAkIDd » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:26 pm

[quote=“ST Rebels 72”]Once again I ask the question of why leave this great higher paying job that wants you to stay, to try and return to a much lower paying job that didn’t want you to leave? I think they made the right choice, because they want someone who will stick around and not be a flight risk if the right pay presents itself again.[/quote]

Aiken paid more than McCormick, but, not as much as you think.........or as much as i would have thought........Neal still lives in 96 where his kids and grandkids are and he is not moving........he has chosen family over career.......the drive every day to aiken got really long and when everything was weighed in the balance, including the issues at aiken with turning that program around, the McCormick job served him better......everything that glitters ain't gold........McCormick will continue their losing tradition under this new coach..........watch and see........
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Re: McCormick

Postby catof2006 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:58 pm

I think neal would admit in hindsight he should have stayed in mcccormick. He did feel a little upset when McCormick cut one of his assistant's teaching job. But who knows if that had any bearing on his decision. I hear McCormick should make a serious run at state this year. We'll see if McCormick made the right choice come November.
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Re: McCormick

Postby 96fanatic » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:23 pm

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Re: McCormick

Postby catof2006 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:57 pm

Appears to be a great young man. He will win some games on his own despite the coaching. Congratulations to him!!
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Re: McCormick

Postby ST Rebels 72 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:36 pm

[quote=“BiLlYdAkIDd”][quote=“ST Rebels 72”]Once again I ask the question of why leave this great higher paying job that wants you to stay, to try and return to a much lower paying job that didn’t want you to leave? I think they made the right choice, because they want someone who will stick around and not be a flight risk if the right pay presents itself again.[/quote]

Aiken paid more than McCormick, but, not as much as you think.........or as much as i would have thought........Neal still lives in 96 where his kids and grandkids are and he is not moving........he has chosen family over career.......the drive every day to aiken got really long and when everything was weighed in the balance, including the issues at aiken with turning that program around, the McCormick job served him better......everything that glitters ain’t gold........McCormick will continue their losing tradition under this new coach..........watch and see........[/quote]

I rest my case. Not only is he not that good of a coach, he's not that smart either. Let me see....I have a community and team that supports me and we just went to the state championship, but in my infinite wisdom, I decide to leave after a few seasons to take a job that requires me to commute from 96 to Aiken for just a few dollars more in salary. Not only that, I have to try to rebuild a program at this new school. Not only did he not rebuild the program, he actually accomplished becoming the worst head coach in school history. Now I'm tired of this drive, so let me see if I can go back to the school I left high and dry to see if I can get my old job back...
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