Having grown up in a college town and then spent alot of time in Ames I can say that I have only met ONE coach that wasn't completely gracious when you met them (probably wouldn't be too hard to guess) and with him it just mattered on the day...
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My son went to Chizek's Little Cyclone Football camp last summer. He couldn't wait to meet the head footbal coach. Guess what, Chiz was a complete no-show the entire day.
As a high school football coach I will say that his staff didn't seem as accessible as Mac's did. I spent a whole afternoon once with Coach Loney showing me film cut-ups.
I look forward getting to meet Coach Rhoades and the new staff.
Mac's staff was very accessable. When I was a HS coach my assistants and I went to ames and learned the stretch and zone running plays from Alford and Cotton. Both were very helpful. Unfortunately I was out of coaching when Chiz's staff was around and I cannot offer an opinion on them.
I don't know where Morgan lives but I think it is in Ames and I think his business is in Ames...from what I gather on this site. You really come across as reaching here to try to paint Morgan as a bad guy.
Hunh?? All he said was that the community may not have connected as much with Morgan because he didn't live in town. How is that calling him a bad guy?? If anything, it could have been construed that Morgan got a bad rap because of geography.
I was simply theorizing that because he did not live in Ames while he was the coach, that it may have been harder to establish the community ties that resident coaches were able to, because you don't see him at Hy-Vee buying groceries, or at the mall buying socks, or Geangelo's eating dinner, or at the Tip Top getting smashed. And because maybe it was harder for him to become part of the community, it might have been easier for people to let him go. Again, as I said before, I am just speculating, but certainly there is more to my theory than just "painting Morgan as a bad guy," something which I never did, nor do I ever intend to do.
He lived in, and lives in, Ames. Try West Cyde Wings. He goes there quite a bit.
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