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    hawktalker
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    Leopards hired John Garrett, brother of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
    Has coached in NFL and in college. Was OC at Richmond this past season.
    This is his first shot at head coach. Can he turn that program around?

    #30106
    van
    van
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    Can he turn that program around?

    probably not, they still have the same administration and faculty

    #30107
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Yes; thanks for reporting this … Sounds like great hire with great pedigree, having played in the Ivy and coached last year at a quality school in Richmond. And someone who played a little and coached in the NFL (where his dad coached).

    He’s got impressive connections. How many other PL coaches have such NFL connections?

    Seems like Lafayette moved pretty quickly.

    I think he’ll turn things around, and eventually will put serious pressure on LU, Fordham, Colgate, etc.

    #30109
    marco
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    Garret’s dad coached Columbia. Wonder if this is partly why this guy has never been a head coach.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/24/sports/sports-of-the-times-jim-garrett-4th-and-long.html

    #30259
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Different mentality back then. I played high school in the late ’60s and Lehigh early 70s. Wasn’t unusual for a coach to hit a player “to get his attention”. I remember Whitehead knocking a player to the ground in practice one day, when he was the OL coach. Different times, but really no reason to be abusive to make a point. If a person can only communicate a point by using violence, he’s got a problem.

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