Go Birds

Eddyville, IL

#41 Mar 23, 2011
Ryan Patton would be a good fit, but I he's not interested... at least right now. Maybe in the future. He will most likely stay on and assist.

At least one assistant, Steve Rhoads, also resigned.

A good AD would have a short list of candidates already in place just in case something like this happens, regardless of record.

It needs to happen ASAP to get the program rolling and prepare for summer workouts.

In closing, thanks to Coach Spence and crew for the time and years you put in. It just wasn't meant to be.
most interested

Carterville, IL

#42 Mar 24, 2011
Yes, Coach Spence, thank you. I think some of the most critical should apply. At least he tried.
Get Real

United States

#43 Mar 24, 2011
Its football people, what do you expect.....gees.. you are all so pathetic..... whine and bitch thats all you people of w.f. do.... red necks......
Molly1313

Marion, IL

#44 Mar 24, 2011
Christopher had the opportunity to hire the best football coach around twice but they went the good ole boy route instead. Until your school board and administration want to build a real program you will be talking the same trash in another 2-3 years.
advice

Selbyville, DE

#45 Mar 24, 2011
the BFS program does work i got to a school that is considered to be a speedy school and i believe all of our starters bench over 225 but then again it is all about hardwork and work ethic lifts mean little if you give no effort or do not try on the field
Outsider

Brookport, IL

#46 Mar 31, 2011
Molly1313 wrote:
Christopher had the opportunity to hire the best football coach around twice but they went the good ole boy route instead. Until your school board and administration want to build a real program you will be talking the same trash in another 2-3 years.
Why in the world would Martin ever want the CZR job?
Birdfan

Dubuque, IA

#47 Apr 4, 2011
Seriously though, time is running short to find a coach. WF isn't the most coveted job in the south.
Football Alum

Palmer, IA

#48 Apr 4, 2011
Anyone hearing any names being thrown around that want the head job??
short term memory

Bettendorf, IA

#49 Apr 4, 2011
Eddie Guiterrez
BTPW

Mount Carmel, IL

#50 Apr 14, 2011
The Long Strange Trip wrote:
Secondly, this whole "success in the beginning" song & dance, I like to call it the "Flubby Smith." Just as Lowry had done with Weber's team he left behind at SIU, Tubby Smith also achieved with Patino's kids at Kentucky. Its actually pretty common for a new coach to reach success early on then fade away when someone else puts in all the work for you. I'm not claiming this as fact, just putting the point out there. Give the Basketball coach a chance to get it together and show Spence the door is my opinion, and I'm happy to share that with everyone until he's gone.
Ridiculous post!!
You're implying that Jeff Rush "put in all the work" that lead to Coach Spence's success. Are you forgetting that Spence was a major part of Rush's one successful year? Are you forgetting that Spence went 9-0 in the toughest conference in this half of the state two years after Rush left? Are you aware that in 2007 Spence led the Redbirds to their first playoff win since 1986 with kids that Rush never coached?

Jeff Rush is a fine man and coach, but let's not ignore the facts. Chad Spence was a more successful head coach at West Frankfort.
Archer

United States

#51 Apr 14, 2011
Maybe they can sweet talk Jeff Roper into coming over....Sure, he's an ass at times and you had a handful of parents in Benton complaining that he was "mean to the kids" but face it......he knows how to put wins on the board.
Go Birds

Eddyville, IL

#52 Apr 14, 2011
Roper's son Ryne if part of a loaded soph class at Harrisburg. Jeff won't move and he isn't going to coach against his son.
Guess Again

Metropolis, IL

#53 Apr 14, 2011
Jeff Roper is a great baseball coach, but only an average football coach! Just ask him, he will admit that he is a baseball coach first. Also take a look at his last 3 seasons at Benton. I believe he won like 2 to 3 games a year.
BTPW

Mount Carmel, IL

#54 Apr 14, 2011
Guess Again wrote:
Jeff Roper is a great baseball coach, but only an average football coach! Just ask him, he will admit that he is a baseball coach first. Also take a look at his last 3 seasons at Benton. I believe he won like 2 to 3 games a year.
Just because his first love is baseball doesn't make him an "average" football coach. He was excellent. Benton's program was revived from nothing in 1994. The strike ruined his last couple of years, but to call him "average" is mind-boggling.
dlk

United States

#55 Apr 16, 2011
Hey Frankfort you can have Jeff cima back. He won't be coaching at Marion anymore after being fired for sexually harassing a fellow teacher and inappropriate touching of a student.
wow

Richardson, TX

#56 Apr 16, 2011
dlk wrote:
Hey Frankfort you can have Jeff cima back. He won't be coaching at Marion anymore after being fired for sexually harassing a fellow teacher and inappropriate touching of a student.
hell Frankfort takes all the cast offs that other schools wont have
timbob

O Fallon, MO

#57 Apr 17, 2011
Archer wrote:
Maybe they can sweet talk Jeff Roper into coming over....Sure, he's an ass at times and you had a handful of parents in Benton complaining that he was "mean to the kids" but fa

it......he knows how to put wins on the board.


If we never win another football game, we don't need Jeff Roper. You got it wrong he is an ass all the time.
adhd

Lindenhurst, NY

#58 Apr 18, 2011
sounds like the cubs
tyoe

Carbondale, IL

#59 Apr 18, 2011
Ya we hired a P.E. teacher who was fired from John A. Logan for sexually dating her team.
pops

Carbondale, IL

#60 Apr 18, 2011
Who is that????

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