Since: Oct 12

Western * U*S*A*

#21 Nov 13, 2012
ask him...
Jacket

United States

#22 Nov 16, 2012
Heck no! He's going to Carver Columbus!!! 2nd Round!!
NADA

Jacksonville, FL

#23 Nov 17, 2012
Blind squirrel finally found a nut..........
He still needs to go , he had the best talent he could ever have handed to him from 2004 through 2009 and was still a 1st round wonder . The kids in that 5 year period won every tournament and middle school game and JV game until he had them and then poof. 2005 they beat Calhouns JV team who had a 48 game winning streak.
Thataintvarsity

Rockmart, GA

#24 Nov 17, 2012
so it doesn't count. Rec ball and middle school is NOT THE SAME AS VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. Huge difference player make-up (as in personnel) and COACHING.
NADA wrote:
Blind squirrel finally found a nut..........
He still needs to go , he had the best talent he could ever have handed to him from 2004 through 2009 and was still a 1st round wonder . The kids in that 5 year period won every tournament and middle school game and JV game until he had them and then poof. 2005 they beat Calhouns JV team who had a 48 game winning streak.
NADA

Jacksonville, FL

#25 Nov 17, 2012
The talent pool is the same , and most of the bigger rec leagues kids wind up at different schools like in the Douglasville and Rome area where Rockmarts stay combined. Your rec program , middle school and JV feed your varsity .You just have to have a coach that can play and utilize his talent instead of playing key standouts to death.
Change

United States

#26 Nov 19, 2012
What I don't understand is why Duff doesn't do more to support middle school athletics and especially football. Everyone knows a great high school program begins with a strong feeder program. As a very well paid athletic director he should offer support to the middle school instead of being the absent AD. I heard the middle school got so tired of him not doing anything to help them or keeping his word on things promised that they decided to go their on way.

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#27 Nov 19, 2012
Thataintvarsity wrote:
so it doesn't count. Rec ball and middle school is NOT THE SAME AS VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. Huge difference player make-up (as in personnel) and COACHING.
<quoted text>
Youre exactly right, Powder Springs rec league never had good rec teams but Mceachern always had good teams. Momma pays a few hundred dollars and junior plays ball while some other kids daddy coaches. There is no comparison. Once again this is Rockmart and we will not draw a head coach any better than the present one without community support way beyonc griping in topix.
Parental unit

Rome, GA

#28 Nov 19, 2012
DBuck20 wrote:
<quoted text>Youre exactly right, Powder Springs rec league never had good rec teams but Mceachern always had good teams. Momma pays a few hundred dollars and junior plays ball while some other kids daddy coaches. There is no comparison. Once again this is Rockmart and we will not draw a head coach any better than the present one without community support way beyonc griping in topix.
Ditto
NADA

Jacksonville, FL

#29 Nov 23, 2012
DBuck20 wrote:
<quoted text>
Youre exactly right, Powder Springs rec league never had good rec teams but Mceachern always had good teams. Momma pays a few hundred dollars and junior plays ball while some other kids daddy coaches. There is no comparison. Once again this is Rockmart and we will not draw a head coach any better than the present one without community support way beyonc griping in topix.
Powder Springs Road Runners and the Mount Carmel Rams used to be the power houses at the Turkey Bowl every year until Rockmart starting dominating it in 2000 and 2001. These were the kids that got Duff to his first playoff game and saved his job. And you get community support when you earn it , he had it and he pissed it away..... What other coach in his right mind would agree to playing another team in his classification and not in his region for a warm up game and then miss the playoffs by a half game because he lost it . 2008 - look it up.

Since: Nov 11

Rockmart, GA

#30 Dec 6, 2012
NADA wrote:
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Powder Springs Road Runners and the Mount Carmel Rams used to be the power houses at the Turkey Bowl every year until Rockmart starting dominating it in 2000 and 2001. These were the kids that got Duff to his first playoff game and saved his job. And you get community support when you earn it , he had it and he pissed it away..... What other coach in his right mind would agree to playing another team in his classification and not in his region for a warm up game and then miss the playoffs by a half game because he lost it . 2008 - look it up.
Dont care to look it up, or even care about so called power houses, You wont draw a coach here period. They go where the real athletic kids get recruited. Tried everything to say it without using that word but its a fcat of life. Money gets it, talk is all the rest have.
Polk parent

Waverly Hall, GA

#31 Dec 7, 2012
NADA wrote:
<quoted text>Powder Springs Road Runners and the Mount Carmel Rams used to be the power houses at the Turkey Bowl every year until Rockmart starting dominating it in 2000 and 2001. These were the kids that got Duff to his first playoff game and saved his job. And you get community support when you earn it , he had it and he pissed it away..... What other coach in his right mind would agree to playing another team in his classification and not in his region for a warm up game and then miss the playoffs by a half game because he lost it . 2008 - look it up.
It's not about supporting a coach it's about supporting the kids - that's the problem with so-called adults in Rockmart! Be good sports and set an example for the kids! It's not about the parents at all but some think its heir second chance at glory SMH
Howard

Rome, GA

#32 Dec 17, 2012
Heck yes how can we get him replaced? Let's hope a new super and new board will see Duff is a waste of money. We need somebody to stir up some real school spirit that's what this town needs.
Ex-Polk Resident

United States

#33 Dec 17, 2012
Howard wrote:
Heck yes how can we get him replaced? Let's hope a new super and new board will see Duff is a waste of money. We need somebody to stir up some real school spirit that's what this town needs.
Howard, really, you need to change out the Rockmart High administration, who happen to be good friends with Duff. Once that happens, then Duff should be on his way out.

Thinking about it, I believe that they will let Duff be there until he decides to retire, based on what I've heard on the 'down-low.'
Jesse

Douglasville, GA

#34 Dec 18, 2012
Ex-Polk Resident wrote:
<quoted text>Howard, really, you need to change out the Rockmart High administration, who happen to be good friends with Duff. Once that happens, then Duff should be on his way out.

Thinking about it, I believe that they will let Duff be there until he decides to retire, based on what I've heard on the 'down-low.'
How long will that be?
NADA

Jacksonville, FL

#35 Dec 18, 2012
It's all up the the Principal and he will retire in 2 more years.............
Ex-Polk Resident

United States

#36 Dec 19, 2012
NADA wrote:
It's all up the the Principal and he will retire in 2 more years..........
Could it be possible that Duff may be grooming McCoy or Hammock into the RHS Head Coach job as his successor?
oldschool

Kennesaw, GA

#37 Dec 21, 2012
Maybe Mcoy or Coach Godfrey not Hammock, should have been either one of them for the last few years. But it is still up to the school principal to hire .
Ondafence

Rockmart, GA

#38 Jun 27, 2013
TopDawg62 wrote:
I for one believe he should. Yes, Dan is a good Christian man who tries to instill those values in his players, and yes, his teams have won a lot of games. But, he seems too satisfied to just get to the first round of the playoffs and lose. No skin off his nose there.
His style of coaching just irks me. Run left, run right, run up the middle, punt... this seems to be the main game plan. Yes, he throws occasionally and his players athleticism makes some of those runs work, but vary it up more. Hide your schemes and tenancies.
And his hate of a kicking game, for that is all it seems to be, is ludicrous. Look at the soccer team filled with kids who can make great kicks yet he does not want them on his team. He always wants to go for two. And the freshman girl who kicks seems to be a publicity stunt for Duff.
Anyway, I say Enough with Duff. Thanks for participating.
Amen! You're 100% right, Big Guy!
Ondafence

Rockmart, GA

#39 Jun 27, 2013
Polk parent wrote:
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It's not about supporting a coach it's about supporting the kids - that's the problem with so-called adults in Rockmart! Be good sports and set an example for the kids! It's not about the parents at all but some think its heir second chance at glory SMH
How do you make them feel supported when they know that they can make better calls than he does. You call THAT support, Polk Parent? If that's the kind of ball you want your kid playing, then send him back to midget football. These boys want a winning team! Enuf with Duff!
Johnny on the spot

Cedartown, GA

#40 Sep 3, 2013
Yes, time for that change!!!

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