Monday, October 24, 2011

Death to the scoreboard.

"Death to the scoreboard."
Dean Hood, Eastern football's head coach, spoke that phrase to his players earlier this week in practice.
It's an odd phrase when it first rolls off the tongue.
But when taken into context the way Hood preached it to his team, those four words make perfect sense.
And maybe, just maybe, Hood is on to something.
"I told the guys if I had one wish, it would be to put that scoreboard to death," Hood said in an Ohio Valley Conference teleconference Tuesday. "Because that really shouldn't be the standard. The standard should be excellence. I think it's a much better thing to live by than the scoreboard because that will help them more in life, as a dad, as a husband, as an employee and as a neighbor."

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