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Is college football coaching really about RIGHT or WHITE?

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The big talk in college football is the BCS and what is going to happen with the changes and the playoff that is coming in the near future but I have a question.

Is college football coaching really about WINNING?

Why do I ask this?

Well, we all know that Alabama coach Nick Saban has been crushing the competition since taking the Head Coaching position over at The University of Alabama.  A university that has lots of history in college football.  Some that I won’t cover in this article that also deals with one of the best coaches in years past and his challenges with race relations.

But I believe there is a better coach than Saban and the others (at least based on records of Win & Loses) and he has flown under the radar.  This coach is now in his 4th year as a head coach and I am going to jump out there and say he may be the BEST college coach in history after completing only a portion of his first 4 years,  He currently holds a record of 42-5 and set his teams only goal this year as the National Championship.

Who is this coach, you wonder?

He is Connell Maynor, Head Coach of the DII Winston Salem State University Rams and he has been a champion his entire life. (except for when he lost to my high school in our senior year as we went on to the state championship)

He was ALL-CIAA as a Freshman QB at WSSU.  He then transferred to DI-AA North Carolina A&T and was an All-MEAC QB while eventually leading them to a conference championship.

After college, he spent a small time in the CFL before finding his niche in the Arena Football League where he played and scored from everywhere on the field during his 12 years as a player, including kicking a field goal.

He then took off to coach as an offensive coordinator, in his hometown at CIAA, Fayetteville State University, where he led them to multiple CIAA championships before they were stupid enough to allow WSSU to offer him a head coaching job.

I can say that because I went to Fayetteville State and they were not the only dummies in this chain.  North Carolina A&T is also dumb for allowing Maynor to run wild in coaching and not asking him to take over their reigns in a timely fashion, but he made them pay for it by taking his DII team to their field and spanking A&T so bad they now refuse to play WSSU.

Maynor was called into Arena Football coaching by Ron Jaworski and…….You guessed it!  The team won the Arena Bowl Championship while leading the league in scoring!! Come on now…We all know how many points they score in Arena Football.

My issue in all this is not understanding what the difference between a Historically Black College University (HBCU) and big BCS coaches?  I find it hard to believe that Connell Maynor, a Peyton Manning type student of the game, would not win if you gave him bigger, faster and stronger players.

I have watched this guy for 26 years and I promise you he is a winner.  So if you know a big school who wants to get ready for the playoffs of college football and raise MEN via a football program they need to grab Connell Maynor as their coach.

Oh yeah…

And he is currently working for 5.15million less per year than Nick Saban and has a better record in his first 4 years.

Connell Maynor has labeled himself as “The Greatest Athlete EVER!” (google the video) and this may be a debate since he did play baseball as well, is a scratch golfer, has bowled 2 perfect bowling games and regularly would blow by an ex-NBA player we went to school with, but what is not debatable is that Connell Maynor is “The Greatest Head Coach in the History of College Football after almost 4 years” and if college football was not about WHITE but being RIGHT someone would step up and give this guy a BiG COLLEGE FOOTBALL GIG.

If you disagree and would like to present your case……You know how to find me.

ODC

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The Undefeated Grambling State University Tigers!!!

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Congratulations to the players from Grambling State University!

As a team, they refused to board the bus…

A bus they had boarded for (2) 15 hour trips already this football season and were forced to play games on little or no rest.

A bus they have had to board after working out in a weight room that has a broken tile floor and a stench from needing to be deep cleaned.

Congratulations on them coming together as a team and selecting a team spokesperson who they allow to speak to the media on behalf of the team.

Congratulations to the Tigers for reaching out to Ex-NFL, Superbowl Great, Doug Williams(their coach until fired after week 2 of this season for violating university policy by allowing someone to buy the team a NEW weight room floor) (which the schools administration has locked away in a closet)

This became a total mess and tug-o-war between the administration and football coaches….

You know just like the President and GOP.

And don’t get it twisted…

The game they forfeited was going to be Homecoming at Jackson State.

And those of you who know about HBCU homecomings know it could cause an alumni frenzy…or a weeklong tailgate!!

I mean…Most go back to see the band and not the team…Hmmm So I wonder how that whole thing went down??!!!

Well,  I am a product of an HBCU (Fayetteville State University) and Div. I football (Go Pirates…ECU) and have been a part of the politics of college football.

So to those of you who don’t understand….I say Congrats to the Grambling State Tigers and I believe that though they have no wins this year on the field…

THEY ARE UNDEFEATED OFF THE FIELD!

GO TIGERS!

ODC