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-I love coaching football. It’s my passion. I am doing what I love. You cannot beat that. I can never wake-up and be miserable. So thankful I am doing what I love each and every day of my life.

-I also love coaching the black and gold at LHS. These guys do everything we ask. It’s a lot of fun. Some days are tough for us, but it’s alright. It’s teaching life lessons. They need those life lessons more so than winning a football game. Losing teaches you a lot. It teaches you how to overcome. Sure, we want to win…badly. We work hard. We do everything we can. We will always battle, football teaches that life lesson. The Westerners will always be alright. We have each other!

-When I watch sports, it’s an escape. It’s my way of unwinding. It’s shutting it down mode and it’s good for the brain. Lately, it’s been aggravating watching sports, and not because of the product on the field. I cannot wait until sports get back to being sports. Televise the event. Enjoy it. It’s a simple process.

-One of the worst cliches or catch phrases currently cycling through the media and social media is, “Stay in your lane.” Good lord! Over used. Nothing like making a point on something and some “witty” person chimes in with that phrase. Zero creativity. Listen, it’s garbage. It’s a cop-out. Flush this phrase. Quickly.

-The new Iowa Hawkeyes tradition of waving to the patients in the windows of the Children’s Hospital is awesome. I saw it for the first time last week when they played Penn St. It was nice to see college football brining a smile to those kids faces. Maybe the rest of the world should take a timeout and bring a smile to someone’s face who could really use it. That would be a nice change of pace.

-Homecoming tomorrow for the Westerners. Can’t wait to get back on the field and get
after it. Shallowater is a good team. We had a great game with them last year. Looking for a good game tomorrow night!

-I have been laying-off twitter a lot lately. It’s pretty insufferable. It appears people just like to see themselves tweet. A lot. It’s a shame because it’s great connecting with coaches on there. It’s turned into a wasteland of disrespect.

-How did the Steelers lose to the Bears?

-1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team. Greatest sports story of all-time. Red, White and Blue united a country. Gives me goose bumps.

-If you think the latest NCAA scandal stops at basketball…. Hahahaha. You need to wake-up and smell the money. Corruption is alive and well. All over NCAA sports. Sit back and enjoy the show. More careers and programs will collapse across the country. It’s a shame. It’s supposed to be about the kids. It’s not. And it’s starts squarely with the NCAA and them not being about kids. It’s about money, contracts, deals etc.

-Try being nice to someone tomorrow. It would be a good change of pace for humanity.

I’m ready for a football game tomorrow. I hope you are, too.

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Until next time… stay off twitter, be kind to other humans, do not accept bribes
and FIO.

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by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach
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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.