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If everyone wanted him why is he still looking for a job?  Seriously, sounds like they have someone in mind.  The article says they want to move quickly and that they have already contacted some former players in the coaching profession.

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7 hours ago, fornow said:

If everyone wanted him why is he still looking for a job?  Seriously, sounds like they have someone in mind.  The article says they want to move quickly and that they have already contacted some former players in the coaching profession.

Well if u knew who it was then u would know what i meant by Everyone wanted him - just the job didnt want out so thats why he still looking 

 

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He was looking to leave eave last year when he put in for the Freedom opening.  Reel is a McDowell alumni.  The draw of coming back home can trump a lot of money sometimes.  All of this is purely speculation, of course.

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Makes sense.  In the article the Principal said they had already contacted some alumni in the coaching profession.  How many McDowell graduates are into coaching HS football?

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Yep. Got that right. Did they ever move the 9th graders onto campus at McDowell? Or at least closer so they could get them there quicker.

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McDowell has struggled a lot longer than the past 6 years. Really they have struggled for the past 20 years and have only won 1 playoff game ever. 

 

Coach Morgan did a lot of good things getting the weight room refurbished and helped push the new artificial turf. He also greatly impacted the off-season training/lifting programs which should continue to help into the future. I always look to the model Joey Robinson has done at Mtn Heritage as an example of what should be done at McDowell. Obviously Heritage is a 2A school but McDowell has a lot more athletes/students to choose from. i think if they continue to build the youth football system and Incorporate the high school offensive and defensive systems in the youth/middle school teams it will help. 

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7 hours ago, Steelers71 said:

Yep. Got that right. Did they ever move the 9th graders onto campus at McDowell? Or at least closer so they could get them there quicker.

Yes they have. 

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18 hours ago, titanman27 said:

Yes they have. 

That's a start. I know they got new turf and upgraded the weight room. I interviewed there years ago with Gowan about an assistant job. Could be a good program with the right leadership and resources. Incorporate the youth program to run your schemes, get middle schools going, develop the off season commitment, etc. One school counties like McDowell, SM, Swain, etc. can be very good if things are done the right way and consistent. Even with their conference they should be competitive based on enrollment numbers alone.  

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23 minutes ago, Steelers71 said:

That's a start. I know they got new turf and upgraded the weight room. I interviewed there years ago with Gowan about an assistant job. Could be a good program with the right leadership and resources. Incorporate the youth program to run your schemes, get middle schools going, develop the off season commitment, etc. One school counties like McDowell, SM, Swain, etc. can be very good if things are done the right way and consistent. Even with their conference they should be competitive based on enrollment numbers alone.  

The county is not much different than Alexander County demographically and they have had success on the field recently. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/mcdowellcountynorthcarolina,alexandercountynorthcarolina/PST045218

They have to buy into hard nosed, disciplined football much like Mitchell and Mtn Heritage play.

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42 minutes ago, BlueDevilsBiggestFan said:

Well whoever goes in there , Rule #1 is to lower the dirtiness during games (late hits and such)

Discipline starts and ends with coaching. Yes there have been times where McDowell has played with lack of discipline, especially vs teams that are more talented or athletic. Playing dirty does not level the playing field. 

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On 5/19/2019 at 8:34 PM, coachmp said:

No way he leaves N Myrtle this time of the year. Plus Horry county pays a lot of Money. Can McDowell match that?

with coaches leaving to go to SC hard to believe he would leave that program to come back and take a pay cut!!

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McDowell had its chance three years ago to get Matt Reel, so unless someone in Marion backs up the Brinks Truck, I don’t see it happening at this juncture.

 

I haven’t heard much locally in recent days. My guess is that some interviews have possibly taken place already and who knows, maybe they have the choice already locked in. With testing about to begin it will have to be after graduation before something is made offfical. The system monthly board meetings generally fall on the second week of the month. So maybe we get some news around that timeframe.

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