Missouri Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant May Shock The SEC in 2019. By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Missouri Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant May Shock The SEC in 2019!
  By Super Scout Max Emfinger

One of The Most Incredible New Rules in NCAA College Football is The New Transfer Portal Rule 38!

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The New Transfer Rule 38 Allows a Player To Be Able To Enter The Transfer Portal by Notifying The Athletic Department and The School Compliance Department Database within Two Business Days, but The Player Still has The Option To Remove Their Name.

This New Transfer Portal Rule 38 became In-Effect in October 2018, giving Division I Athletes The Ability To Transfer to a Different D-I School and Receive an Athletic Scholarship without asking their Original School for Permission.

In The Original Transfer Rule, The Athletes had to Receive Permission from their Original D-I School To Transfer To Another D-I School and Their  Original D-I School could “Block” The Athletes from Transferring To Another School within Their Athletic Conference or Another Team on Their Schedule.

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New Graduate Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#2) is The Former Super-Star Quarterback For The Clemson Tigers in 2017. At One Time, Bryant was one of The Top Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in The Country with Tremendous Speed, Great Instincts, Great vision, and Tremendous Athleticism. These Exceptional Talents are Outstanding Talents for Running The Football in The Open Field.

Bryant Led The Clemson Tigers to a 12-2 Record and The College Football Playoffs in 2017, but he was Playing-Behind DeShaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence on The Depth Chart in 2018.

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In 2019, Bryant (#7) will be The Super-Star and Possible Heisman Trophy Candidate Quarterback for The Missouri Tigers in The Southeast Conference. Bryant was a Quarterback Freak for The Clemson Tigers for Three Years, but he Lost his his Job in Mid-Season to a Young Freshman, by The Name of Trevor Lawrence. Bryant, then Decided To-Take Advantage of The New Transfer Rule 38 and He Chose The Missouri Tigers over Five Other Schools.

Everything had To-Change For The Missouri Tigers after Losing Offensive Coordinator Josh Heupel in 2017 and Their Four-Year Super-Star Quarterback Drew Lock in 2018. After Two Visits To The New Transfer Rule 38 Portal, Things Appeared To-Be Ready for Bryant To-Be in an Unbelievable and Incredible Situation for Him To-Make a Great Change in The 2019 Season as The Missouri Tigers had a Great Chance To-Replace Drew Lock With Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#7) From Clemson and a few weeks later, Shawn Robinson, From TCU, became a Future Quarterback For Missouri, but he will have To-Sit-Out in 2019, because of Traditional Transfer Rules!

New Graduate Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant (6-3, 225, 4.52, 36, 4.2) had Thought that he had Found The Perfect School for his Final Football Season of his College Football Career before The NFL, because The Missouri Tigers had Won Eight Games in 2018 and they had an Outstanding Group of Offensive Skill Players Returning, plus an Outstanding New Offensive Coordinator in Coach Derek Dooley . With him at Quarterback and these Outstanding Offensive Players, Bryant Thought that They Could be a Real SEC Contender in The 2019 Race.

Even With All of This Positive News For The Missouri Tigers, The NCAA Dropped A Bomb On The Tigers, as they Gave The Tigers A One-Year Bowl Ban in an Academic Fraud that was Committed by a Former Athletic Department Tutor. This One-Year Bowl Ban Would Not Allow The Missouri Tigers to Play in a Bowl Game in 2019.

Although none of The  Current Missouri Players Were Involved in The Academic Fraud, All of The Seniors on The Team, including Bryant, would be Allowed To Transfer Freely and Become Immediately Eligible. And the Incredible News for The Missouri Tigers was That Absolutely None of The  Upperclassmen, including Quarterbacks Kelly Bryant and Shawn Robinson, Planned To Transfer and They All were going To “Stick Together” With Their New Quarterbacks, Bryant and Robinson.

Bryant Had Already Enrolled in School and had Been Involved With The Mizzou Football Team. All of The Players were Unbelievably Excited That he had Decided To-Transfer To The Missouri Tigers for his Last Season of College Football. Then about a week after a Very Important Goal-Setting Team-Meeting, The NCAA Dropped Their Bomb on The Team.

Then, later in January and about a week after The Important Goal-Setting Team Meeting, The Seniors had another Meeting, after the NCAA Bowl Ban. This was a Very Important Senior Team-Meeting, because in The Team-Meeting, The Players had Pledged To Make The Playoffs and Play in a Major Bowl Game.

NCAA Post-Season Bowl Bans Can Cause a Huge Dilemma and Predicament within The Players that are Involved. It Will usually Create a Huge Stampede for Those Players To-Leave that College Program, but not at Missouri.

At The Missouri Senior Team-Meeting, Kelly Bryant was The “Star” of  The Meeting as he Stood-Up and Told his Future New Teammates that he was going To-Continue To Be Their Missouri Teammate.

“I am with you; I am here To-Win Football Games. Bowl-Ban or not, because we can still be Something Really Special,” Bryant said.

Image result for Derek Dooley PhotosDerek Dooley Spent His Last Five Years As Wide Receivers Coach With The Dallas Cowboys!

In 2018, Former Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Coach Derek Dooley Joined The Missouri Tigers and Head Coach Barry Odom as Their New Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach. Dooley Replaced Josh Heupel, who Became The Head Football Coach at Central Florida.

“I Am Very Excited to be a Mizzou Tiger and I Look-Forward To Helping Coach Odom In Carrying-Out His Vision for The program, Said Coach Dooley. “I am also Grateful for this Opportunity and I am Ready to go to Work.”

Image result for Derek Dooley PhotosDooley is The 50-Year-Old Son of The Former Georgia Coach Vince Dooley and he Spent Five-Years as Receivers Coach with The Dallas Cowboys.

Derek Dooley is an Outstanding, Veteran Offensive Coach That Spent 2013-2017 as The Wide Receivers Coach with The Dallas Cowboys after Spending 2010-2012 as Head Coach of The University of Tennessee. He was also The Head Football Coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007-2009, after Coaching The Tight Ends for The Miami Dolphins from 2005-2006.

In his First Year at Missouri, Coach Dooley did an Incredible Job as his Offense Scored The Second Most Points in Mizzou History in a 13-Game Season and Fifth Most Points in Mizzou History. These Points Scored was a Major Factor in The Great Season as The Tigers Won 8 Games and Played in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

With The New Dooley Offense, The Tigers Offense Finished 13th In The Country and 3rd in The SEC in Total Offense with 481.8-Yards Per Game. The Tigers Most Impressive Offensive Stat was The Fact that they were One-Of-Three “Power-Five” Teams To Pass for At Least 279-yards Per Game,to go with at least 200-Yards Rushing. The Other Two Were National Champion Clemson and National Semi-Finalist Oklahoma.

The Missouri Tigers Have Five Potential 2019 Offensive All-Americans!

Along with Kelly Bryant at Quarterback, The Tigers Have Four More Potential All-Americans In Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam, Running Back Larry Rountree III, Inside Linebacker Cale Garrett, and SLOT Wide Receiver Johnathon Johnson!

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In 2018, Redshirt Junior Albert Okwuegbunam (6-5, 260, 4.66) was One of The Most Dangerous, Miss-Match Offensive Weapons in College Football. The Sad Thing was That, Although He was a Dangerous Threat on every Single Play, The Tigers Did Not Always Utilize Him as much as they Could Have, but when They Did Utilize Him, He Made Huge Plays and Some Were Spectacular. He Often Made Incredible Catches and Helped Lead The Tigers To Victory.

In The Memphis Game in 2018, Okwuegbunam Caught 6 Passes for 159-Yards and 3 Touchdowns and With an Amazing 26.5-Yards Per Catch. With This Outstanding Game, Okwuegbunam was Selected To My College Football MVP Players of The week.

His Decision To Pass on The 2019 Draft Was a Huge Plus and Great News for Missouri, as The Return of Okwuegbunam gives Bryant Still Another Fabulous Offensive Weapon that he can Utilize in 2019. The Okwuegbunam 2018 Football Season was Marred by a shoulder injury that Prevented him from playing in The Final Four Games, after Being Selected To The SEC Second Team as a Red-Shirt Freshman.

In that 2017 Season, Okwuegbunam was Incredible as he Caught 29 Passes for 415-Yards and an Unbelievable 11 Touchdowns and a 14.3-Yards Per Catch. His 11 Touchdowns Were The Most Touchdown Catches of any Tight End in The Country and The SEC Selected Him To Their Second Team All-Conference.

Physically and Athletically, Okwuegbunam is The NFL Phototype Tight End and is a Genuine #1 Draft Choice in The 2020 NFL Draft. He has Great Size, but he can also Outrun Most Linebackers and Safeties in Open-Field. It is Pretty Amazing That These Defenders have a Difficult Time Trying to-Catch Him after he Catches The Football.

The Tigers Return Their Tight End and Three Outstanding Offensive Linemen Starters, Including Redshirt Junior Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam (6-5, 260, 4.66), Senior Left Tackle Yazir Durant (6-7, 330, 5.2), Senior Right Guard Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms (6-5, 330, 5.2), and Red-Shirt Junior Center Trystan Colon-Castillo (6-4, 315, 5.1) as Potential All SEC Players and Top NFL Players. With Their Great Skill Players and Great Offensive Linemen, along With Kelly Bryant Have a Tremendous Scoring Potential in The SEC.

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Okwuegbunam has Already Been Selected To Various 2019 Pre-Season All-American Teams. If He Stays Healthy in 2019, Okwuegbunam has a chance To Catch a Lot of Passes From Bryant and Could Record Some Really Fantastic Stats in what Would Probably be his Final College Football Season.

Super-Star Running Back Larry Rountree III (5-10, 210, 4.52) Will Enter His Junior Season in 2019 as one of The Best Junior Running Backs in The Country. In 2018, As a Sophomore, Rountree (#34) was Outstanding as He Rushed for 1,216-Yards and 11 Touchdowns with a 5.4-Yards Per Carry Average and Zero Fumbles. He also Caught 14 Passes for Another 62-Yards Per Catch, Giving Him a Total of 1,278-Yards and 11 Touchdowns.

Against Oklahoma State, in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Rountree was Outstanding as he Rushed for an Amazing 204-Yards, 7.6-yards Per Carry, and a Touchdown. This was After he had Rushed for 119-Yards on 29 Carries Against Arkansas and 135-Yards Against Tennessee, In Helping Lead The Tigers into The Bowl Game.

In 2017, as a Freshman, and a Running Back in The Run/Pass Option, Rountree Rushed 126 Times for 703-Yards and 6 Touchdowns and a 5.6-Yards Per Carry Average. He also caught 5 Passes for Another 57-Yards and a 11.4-Yards Per Carry Average. Rountree Combined With Running Back Ish Witter For 314 Carries and 1,752-Yards and 5.6-Yards Per Carry and 12 Touchdowns.

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In The 2019 Season, Rountree (#34) will get To-Play With a Dual-Threat Quarterback and Defenses Will Have Absolutely No-Clue who is going To-Get The Football, Giving Both Bryant and Rountree an Extra Chance To-Get Extra-Yards and with Their Excellent, Experienced Offensive Line. With These Outstanding Opportunities, Rountree will be One of The most Impressive Running Backs in College Football and The NFL will be Watching and Will Draft Him Accordingly in The 2020 NFL Draft.

In Addition to The Pre-Season All-SEC Teams, Four Missouri Tigers Have Been Listed on Pre-Season Award Watch Lists.

QB Kelly Bryant – Maxwell Award – Top Offensive Player
TE Albert Okwuegbumam – On Biletnikoff Award – Top Pass Catcher
RB Rountree III – On Doak Walker Award – Top Running Back
LB Cale Garrett – Bednarik Award – Top Defensive Player

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Super-Star Inside Linebacker Cale Garrett (#47) is Already Listed on The Bednarik Award List as The Top Defensive Player in The Country and Already on The 2019 SEC Second Team Pre-Season All-Conference Team.

Garrett (6-3, 230, 4.72,32, 4.31) Appeared in 13 Games as a True Freshman and has been a Starter as a Sophomore and Junior. In 2017, Garrett Recorded 105 Tackles, including 65 Solo Tackles, 3 Quarterback Sacks, and 2 Interceptions. And then in 2018, he Recorded 106 Tackles, including 68 Solo Tackles, and One Quarterback Sack. While Garrett did not pick off a pass last season, The Super-Active Linebacker has Three Career Interceptions.

Against Oklahoma State, in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Garrett Recorded 8 Tackles, Including 6 Solo Tackles and he has been Selected To The SEC Second Team All-Conference Defense from SEC Conference Coaches.

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Red-Shirt Senior SLOT Receiver Johnathon Johnson (5-10, 180, 4.46, 38, 4.26) has had Three Outstanding Seasons With The Missouri Tigers. In 2018, Johnson (#12) Caught 59 Passes for 737-Yards and 5 Touchdowns in 13 Games, but he was Sensational in his Last Game of The Season, Against Oklahoma State, in The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Game as he Caught 9 Passes for an Impressive 185-Yards and a Touchdown.

Johnson already Ranks 10th in Missouri History in Receiving Yards With 1,896-Yards and is Looking To-Move Even Higher into The Top 10.

These Impressive Receiving Stats Are Incredible after Considering That Coming Out of Memphis Melrose, he was not a Four-Star Player. in 2015. He did have Several Offers, including Tennessee, Purdue, and Louisville.

Coach Barry Odom was The Missouri Defensive Coordinator, at that time, and He Convinced Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel To Offer Johnson a Scholarship and The Tigers are Glad that he Accepted, because with only 883-Yards Receiving in 2019 will Break The Missouri Pass Receiving Record.

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The 883-Yards Receiving Yards Would Break The Missouri Yards Receiving Career Record of Danario Alexander of 2,778-Yards. Johnson (#12) has Averaged 632-Yards and 41 Catches Per Year for Tree Years. So to Break The Record, Johnson would have to Have His Best Season, but with Help From Bryant, This Record is a great Possibility.

With Wide Receiver Emanuel Hall Going to The NFL and New Quarterback Kelly Bryant Coming-In as a Great Dual-Threat Quarterback and Taking More Advantage of The SLOT Receiver, Johnson (#12) will have an More Opportunities to catch Passes. With Bryant as The Dual-Threat Quarterback, The Tigers would be Presenting a New Dimension to Defenses and with a Steady Flow of Zone Defenses and Countless Passes to The SLOT Wide Receiver and Running Back.

The Tiger Coaches have been Working With Their Receivers To Help The Quarterback, While Scrambling and Passing on The Run. Bryant is an Exceptional Dual-Threat Quarterback who Knows how to Beat All Kinds of Coverages and he Knows Where The Football Needs To-Go. With Tight End Okwuegbunam and and SLOT Receiver Johnson, Bryant will have Unbelievable Passing Options and Both Will Have Outstanding Seasons before Going To The NFL

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LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow May Become The Greatest LSU Quarterback In History! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow May Become The Greatest Quarterback In LSU History! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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Quarterback Joe Burrow (#9) was an Unbelievable an Incredible High School Passing  Quarterback Freak at Athens, Ohio High School in The Plains and He Signed with his Home State and Favorite Team, The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He was The Top Quarterback Prospect in The 2015 Recruiting Class with Super Strong Arm to go with a Very Impressive High School Football IQ. He was A Natural-Born Leader with The Ability to Stretch The Field and The Ability To-Throw on The Run and also a tough runner that was not afraid of contact. 

In his Senior Season at Athens High School, Burrow Completed 250 Passes out of 346 Attempts for 4,445-Yards and an Incredible 63 Touchdown Passes s and with a 151.6 Quarterback Rating. He also Rushed for another 642-Yards and 5 Touchdowns, giving him 5,087-Yards of Total Offense and 68 Touchdowns as a Senior.

Burrow Finished his 41-Game Three-Year High School Varsity Career with 670 Completed Passes for 11,416-Yards and 157 Touchdowns; 2,067-Yards Rushing-Yards and 27 Touchdown Passes; giving him an Incredible 13,483-Yards of Total Offense and an Unbelievable and Incredible 184 Touchdowns. Although Burrow had Really Impressive High School Stats, The Hand-Writing was On The Wall when he only Played in 3 Games in The 2017 Football Season, that Burrow would eventually Transfer to Another School.

Burrow was going to become a Very Attractive Transfer for any Team in The Country for Three Major Reasons. His Unbelievable Passing Talent was Probably The #1 Reason, but The Remaining Two-Year Eligibility and That He had Already Graduated from Ohio State were The Other Two reasons. These Three Facts would Make Joe Burrow an Incredible Rarity and with an Immediate Two-Year Eligible Quarterback for The Lucky Team.

That Lucky Team To-Get Joe Burrow was The LSU Tigers, whose Football Stadium is about 10 Miles from my House and he Quickly became The LSU Tigers Immediate Starting Quarterback.

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For about 13 or 14 Years, The LSU Fans have been told in Spring Training that Their Tigers were going to Unleash a Fabulous New Offense, but then in The Fall, The New Offense Never Materialized, because The Former LSU Head Coach always Limited The LSU Quarterback. Burrow is The Most Impressive LSU Quarterback in a Few Years, after The LSU Quarterbacks Were Always Playing in a Poorly Controlled and Poorly Coached Offense in The Passing Game and The Tigers Running Attack Always Took Over.

Burrow Started all 13 Games of The 2018 Football Season, Passing for 2,894-Yards with 16 Touchdowns and He Rushed for Another 399-Yards and 7 More Touchdowns with Only Five Interceptions. His 7 Rushing Touchdowns tied The LSU Program All-Time Record For a Quarterback.

In That 2018 Football Season, The LSU Tigers Were Predicted To-Finish in Fifth Place in the Southeast Conference Western Division, but with Burrow, at The Helm, The Tigers Finished with their First 10-Win Season since 2013 and They Won their First New Year’s Six Bowl Game of The Playoff Period With a 40-32 Fiesta Bowl Victory over an Undefeated University of Central Florida.

Image result for Joe Burrow PhotosFiesta Bowl MVP Quarterback Joe Burrow After The Tigers Defeated Central Florida 40-32 In The Fiesta Bowl!

LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow (With Fiesta Bowl Game-Ball In Photo) was Awarded The Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP after Passing for 394-Yards and Four Touchdowns. Defensive Tackle Rashard Lawrence (On The Right In Photo) was Awarded The Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP after He Recorded An Unbelievably Fantastic Game with Five Tackles and Two Quarterback Sacks. Head Coach Ed Orgeron (In The Middle In Photo).

Burrow (6-4, 216, 4.6) Finished That 2018 With the Fourth-Best Passing-Yards in a Single Season in LSU Football History With His 2,894-Yards Passing and he is Poised in 2019 to become only The Fifth Quarterback in LSU History To-Break The 6,000-Yard Career Passing Record. Burrow will also become The First LSU Quarterback Since JaMarcus Russell To-Pass for 6,000-Yards. In 2018, Burrow Also Set or Tied Eight LSU Passing Records and He also became The Only LSU Quarterback In History With Four Victories Over Top 10 Teams in a Single Football Season.

In The 2019 Season, With The New Explosive LSU No-Huddle, Run/Pass Option Offense Will Be Completely Different, because This New LSU Offense Will-Give Burrow an opportunity To-Pass for Over 400-Yards in Every Single Game, including The First Two or Three Games of The Season which will Put his Name on The Heisman Trophy List. This New Run/Pass Offense, with as many as Four or Five Wide Receivers in The Game at The Same Time, will Guarantee Burrow and The New Offense of Keeping Pressure on Defenses and Guarantees a Great Opportunity For Burrow of Winning The Heisman Trophy Award.

Burrow will get at Least Two Chances To-Compete with Two Other Heisman Trophy Quarterback Candidates in Sam Ehlinger of Texas in The Second Game of The Season and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama, later in The Season.

It is also Going To Be Interesting To Note The LSU Hiring of an Incredible, Young Passing Game Coordinator Named Joe Brady, who is a Brilliant Expert of The Run/Pass Option Offense, from The Penn State Offense.

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Although Brady (In Photo) Learned The Run-Pass Option Offense at Penn State, when he was a Graduate Assistant Coach Under Coach Joe Moorhead, Brady Spent the Last Two Football Seasons on The New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff. Brady had a Wide-Ranging Staff Role with The New Orleans Saints, working under The Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael.

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 It is Interesting to Note that Joe Burrow (#9) is Basically Running The New RPO Spread Offense in This Photo, as he is “Out of The Pocket” and Looking for an Outside Wide Receiver. 

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Coach Ed Orgeron (In Photo) Said That There is a Great Deal of Trust Between Burrow and The LSU Coaching Staff, during This Offensive Transition. There are Some Special Audibles That We Will Let Burrow Call At The Line of Scrimmage and We Also Allowed Him To-Call These Plays in The 2018 Season.

This New RPO Spread Passing Offense is Already an “Unbelievable Recruiting Tool” For The LSU Tigers Football Team. The Tigers Have Just Signed Four Of The Top Super Offensive Skill Players In The Country in The 2019 Recruiting Class To Play in The New RPO Spread Offense and To Prepare for The NFL. The Tigers also Were Able To Sign Four of The Most Incredible Offensive Linemen in The Country in The 2019 Recruiting Class. “Running Backs are not Signed to come to LSU to become great blockers,” said Brady.

 “These Super Recruits Came to LSU to Run The Football and Catch Passes, out of The Backfield.” With this New RPO Spread Offense, Running Backs will Put-Pressure on a Defense that has absolutely “No-Clue” who is going to get the Football.

Wide Receivers will also be learning Pass Route Concepts so that all of The Wide Receivers on the Field can run Different Pass Patterns and be in an Incredible Matchups against all Different Defensive Backs on the Field. The New LSU RPO Offense gives the Offense more Options than an Offense that limits The Offense to Various Options.

Another Major Factor for The Tigers, Orgeron, Burrow, and Brady, is The Fact That The Tigers are Returning Four Super Wide Receivers Who Caught Passes From Burrow for 300-Yards or More in The 2018 Season. Those Four Wide Receivers Include Super-Star Justin Jefferson, along with Jamarr Chase, Derrick Dillon, and Stephen Sullivan. Jefferson (#2) Caught Two Touchdown Passes in The Fiesta Bowl and Could Join Burrow on The 2019 All-American Team.

“I am Very Comfortable With This New RPO Offense,” said Burrow. “I have been Running This Type of Offense ever since my High School Days at Athens High School and also my Days at Ohio State.” 

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The Incredible Justin Herbert Story Prior To His Oregon Ducks Senior Season! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

The Incredible Justin Herbert Story Prior To His Oregon Ducks Senior Season!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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One of The Most Impressive Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in The 2018 Football Season was Oregon Ducks Junior Quarterback Justin Herbert (6-6, 233, 4.65) and he was also a Heisman Trophy Candidate and a Potential #1 Draft Choice. The Great News for The Oregon Ducks and The Oregon Duck Fans is that Herbert had some Incredible Reasons To-Come-Back  for his Senior Season in 2019.

Herbert is From Sheldon High School, which is only a few miles away from The Oregon Ducks Campus, and A High School All-American from Sheldon Has Just Signed with The Oregon Ducks and he has already just Entered Oregon Early and went through Spring Training. The Player was an All-American Tight End Named Patrick Herbert.

Image result for patrick herbert oregonPatrick Herbert (#81) is The Younger Brother of Justin Herbert and he was Rated as The #1 Player in The State of Oregon in 2018, as he Caught 43 Passes for 797-Yards and an Amazing 11 Touchdowns as a Senior. Young Patrick Herbert (6-5, 225) Chose The Oregon Ducks over Scholarship Offers From California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon State, and Penn State.

Not only will Justin be One of The “Front-Runners” for The 2019 Heisman Trophy Award, he will also be able To-Throw Passes to his Younger Brother and To-Play his Last College Football Season with Him and Patrick will get To-Play and Help his Older Brother Justin To-Win The Heisman Trophy Award. Playing with his Brother was Probably The #1 Reason for Coming-Back for his Senior Season, but Playing with his Senior Teammates and Playing and Competing for The Heisman Trophy Award were two other Major Considerations for Coming-Back for His 2019 Senior Football Season.

“My Brother is doing really well,” said Justin. “Patrick Came-In Early and he went through Spring Training. He was a little nervous at first, but he later had a lot of fun and The Tight End Group made him really Welcome.”

Coming-Out of High School, Justin Herbert was a Big and Strong, Athletic Quarterback With an Unbelievable Strong Arm and great Athleticism,  but he was “Flying Under The Recruiting Radar” from a Small Town and he had  Very Few Scholarship Offers. He Broke his Leg as a Junior and was Never Able to Get-On any College Recruiting Lists and now he has been  Compared to some of The “Under The Recruiting Radar” Quarterbacks, including  Drew Brees, Kliff Kingsbury, and Carson Wentz.

His Scholarship Offer List in The Spring, as a Junior, Included Northern Arizona, Montana State, and Portland State. The Oregon Ducks knew about The Local Kid, but they wanted To-Wait to watch him play as a Senior. The Ducks liked him and They Offered Him and he Accepted, On-The-Spot.

In 2016, Herbert was The Ducks First True-Freshman Starting Quarterback Since 1983. In 2016, Justin had an Incredible Season for The Oregon Ducks as he Completed 162 of 255 Passes for 1,936-Yards and 19 Touchdowns. 

In 2017, Justin Herbert was having an Incredible Sophomore Season before an Unfortunate Broken Collarbone knocked him out of five games During The Middle of The Football Season. In only Five Games, Herbert Completed 86 of 126 Passes for 1,264-Yards and 9 Touchdowns.

In an Incredible 2018 Junior Season, Herbert Completed 240 Passes of 404 Attempts for 3,151-Yards and 29 Touchdowns. He also Rushed for Another 161-Yards and 2 Touchdowns, giving him 3,312-Yards and 31 Touchdowns of Total Offense, and with a 144.7 Quarterback Rating. He also Led The Ducks to a 9-4 Record and First Post-Season Game Since 2015, while being in The Running for The Heisman Trophy Award and Leading his Oregon Ducks to The Redbox Bowl Against Michigan State.

In his First Three Football Seasons for The Oregon Ducks, Justin Herbert Has Accounted for an Unbelievable 72 Touchdowns, including 63 Passing Touchdowns and 9 Rushing Touchdowns.

“Justin Herbert is a Very Special Talent on The Field, but More Important, He is a Very Special Person and Leader On and Off The field,” said Oregon Ducks Head Coach Mario Cristobal.

Herbert has Great Size and Speed and he Stands ‘Tall-In-The-Pocket” and he has a Very Quick and Very Sharp Release, with Great Velocity. Herbert is also an Outstanding Mobile Quarterback who can escape Defensive Ends and he puts Great Pressure on The Secondary.

Stanford v OregonOregon Ducks Senior Quarterback Justin Herbert Has a 4-to-1 Odds of Being the #1 Selection In 2020 NFL Draft!

Justin Herbert is an Obvious Favorite To Become The #1 Selection in The 2020 NFL Draft, After Opting to return for his Senior Season after a Great Junior Season. The NFL Scouts Are Giving Herbert One of the Highest Grades To Any Senior from the Past Decade. 
Tua Tagovailoa also is on The Same Level as Herbert for The 2020 NFL Draft.

Justin Herbert Played For Three Different Head Coaches in Three Years, but in 2018, He will Be Getting To-Play for Head Coach Mario Cristobal For The Second Straight Year. He Also Will Be Getting To-Play With His Younger Brother, Patrick, in His Heisman Trophy Run and Final Season at Eugene.

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Receivers Are Keys To Powerful New LSU Run-Pass Option Offense in 2019! By Super Scout Max Emfinger!

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The LSU Receivers Are Keys To Powerful New Run-Pass Option Offense In 2019!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

This New LSU No-Huddle, Run-Pass Option Offense Will Transition from a Run/Pass Spread Offense to an Explosive  Run/Pass Option Offense with as many as Four Wide Receivers in The Game at The Same Time. It is also interesting to see The Retirement of Passing Game Coordinator Jerry Sullivan and The Hiring of an Incredible, Young Passing Game Coordinator Named Joe Brady, who is a 28-Year Old Who is a Brilliant Expert of The Run/Pass Option, from The Penn State Offense.

Although Brady Learned The Run-Pass Option Offense at Penn State, when he was a Graduate Assistant Coach Under Coach Joe Morehead, Brady Spent the Last Two Football Seasons on The New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff. Brady had a Wide-Ranging Staff Role with The New Orleans Saints, working under The Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael.

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Although he Was Named as The LSU Passing Game Coordinator, Coach Joe Brady (In Photo) will also be Working with Coach Mickey Joseph in Coaching The Tiger Wide Receivers.

Brady is a Very Energetic and Innovative Young Football Coach,” Orgeron said. “He spent the past two seasons working with Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and he brings to The LSU Coaching Staff an Extensive Knowledge of The Run-Pass Option/Spread Offense. Brady is an Outstanding Young Coach that will be a Tremendous Asset to The LSU Football Offense.”

In his first year with The New Orleans Saints in 2017, The Saints Finished #2 in The NFL in Total Offense and they were the only team in The NFL to finish the year ranked in The Top Five in Both Passing and Rushing. The Saints were also #4 in The NFL in Scoring on Offense.

Then, in 2018, The Saints Ranked among The Top 10 in The NFL in Both Total Offense as they Finished #8 in Passing Offense and #6 in Rushing Offense. The Saints also Finished #3 in Scoring.

In 2015 and 2016, and Prior to his Two Years with The Saints, Coach Brady spent Two Years as a Graduate Assistant at Penn State where he Learned This Special Run-Pass Option Offense from Former Mississippi State Coach Joe Moorehead. In 2014, The Nittany Lions Averaged 335.3-Yards of Total Offense and then in 2015, they Averaged 348.4-Yards of Total Offense.

Then, Coach Joe Morehead took over as The PSU Offensive Coordinator in 2016 and Implemented The Run-Pass Option Offense and The Penn State Offense  Averaged 432.6-Yards of Total Offense. Then, after The 2017 Season, The Nittany Lions Offensive Coordinator was Named as The #1 Rising Assistant College Football Coach by Sports Illustrated and Brady was his Graduate AssistantAs a College Football Player, Brady played Wide Receiver for William & Mary from 2009-2012, and he was Selected to The All-American Academic Team Two Times.

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With The Offensive Genius, Brady on Board, What About My Long-Time Friend and Current LSU Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger? The Really Great News For LSU and LSU  Fans is that Coach Brady and Coach Ensminger (In Photo Above) are both Great Offensive-Minded Experts and they are Working Together in a Great Partnership. Ensminger and Brady  are also Making Coach Ed Orgeron (In Photo Below) Extremely Excited About The Unbelievable Potential Of His New Run-Pass Option Offense in SEC Conference Games in 2019.

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The New RPO LSU Offense will use as many as Four Wide Receivers on The Outside and will Also even Be-Using a Fullback Flanked on the Outside. Then, With all of these Great Outside Receivers, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow will be Utilizing Some Various Quick Slant Pass Patterns off of a Run/Pass Option Play that Makes The RPO Offense So Effective.

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In 2018, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow (#9) Passed for 2,894-Yards and 16 Touchdowns and was The Most Impressive LSU Quarterback in a Few Years, after Playing in a Poorly Controlled and Poorly Coached Offense. It is also Interesting to Note that Burrow is Basically Running The New RPO Spread Offense in This Photo, as he is “Out of The Pocket” and he is Looking for an Outside Wide Receiver.

I am Very Comfortable With This New RPO Offense,” said Burrow. “I have been Running This Type of Offense ever since my High School Days at Athens High School and also my Days at Ohio State.” At Athens, Burrow was a Phenom as he Passed for 11,416-Yards and 157 Passing Touchdowns and Rushed for another 2,067-Yards and 27 Rushing Touchdowns.

Coach Orgeron Said That There is a Great Trust Between Burrow and The LSU Coaching Staff, during This Offensive Transition. There are Some Special Audibles That We Will Let Burrow Call At The Line of Scrimmage and Some of Them, we Also Allowed Him To-Call in The 2018 Season.

This New RPO Spread Passing Offense is Already an “Unbelievable Recruiting Tool” For The LSU Tigers Football Team. The Tigers Have Just Signed Four Of The Top Super Offensive Skill Players In The Country in The 2019 Recruiting Class To Play in The New RPO Spread Offense and To Prepare for The NFL. The Tigers also Were Able To Sign Four of The Most Incredible Offensive Linemen in The Country in The 2019 Recruiting Class.

“Running Backs are not Signed to come to LSU to become great blockers,” said Brady. “They came to LSU to Run The Football and Catch Passes, out of The Backfield.”

With the New RPO Spread Offense, Running Backs will Put-Pressure on a Defense that has absolutely “No-Clue” who is going to get the Football. Receivers will also be learning Pass Route Concepts so that all of The Wide Receivers on the Field can run Different Pass Patterns and be in an Incredible Matchups against all Different Defensive Backs on the Field. The New LSU RPO Offense gives the Offense more Options than an Offense that limits The Offense to Various Options.

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LSU Wide Receiver Coach Mickey Joseph (In Above Photo) is a Louisiana High School Football Legend with strong Recruiting Ties to New Orleans and will Enter his Third Season as The LSU Wide Receivers Coach and he Brings Over 20 Years of Coaching Experience as well as Four Years as an All-American Quarterback at Nebraska. In 2018, Joseph Took a Young and Inexperienced Group of Wide Receivers at the beginning of the Season and Developed them into a Dependable Group of Playmakers.

Sophomore Super-Star Justin Jefferson, who had never caught an LSU Pass before The 2018 Season, led The Tigers with 54 catches for 875-Yards and Six Touchdowns. Jefferson Ranked Sixth in The SEC in Receiving-Yards and Eighth with 67.3-Yards Per Game.

The New RPO Spread Offense will give Justin Jefferson an Opportunity To Play Slot Receiver, on the Inside, rather on the Outside, where he will Present a Very Difficult Matchup for Defensive Players, Trying to cover him. In 2018, Jefferson Played on The Outside, near the Sideline, but in 2019, with The New Offense, he would be Covered  by Nickel Safeties. “Once we Find-Out The Defensive Back who Can Not Cover, then he gets our Best Receiver on Every Play and it will be a Different Receiver on Every Play,” said Coach Joseph.

Sophomore Super-Star Justin Jefferson, who had never caught an LSU Pass before The 2018 Season, led The Tigers with 54 catches for 875-Yards and Six Touchdowns. Jefferson Ranked Sixth in The SEC in Receiving-Yards and Eighth with 67.3-Yards Per Game.

The New Run-Pass Option Spread Offense will give Justin Jefferson an Opportunity To Play Slot Receiver, on the Inside, rather on the Outside, where he will Present a Very Difficult Matchup for Defensive Players, Trying to cover him. In 2018, Jefferson Played on The Outside, near the Sideline, but in 2019, with The New Offense, he would be Covered  by Nickel Safeties.

LSU Tigers wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs to the end zone for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during first half action in Baton Rouge on Saturday, September 29, 2018. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneLSU Tigers wide receiver Justin Jefferson (#2) runs to The End-Zone for a Touchdown against The Mississippi Rebels during first half action in Baton Rouge on Saturday, September 29, 2018. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

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LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron is Pretty Excited About His New LSU RPO Offense!

LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron is Pretty Excited About His New LSU RPO Offense!

LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron (In Photo) has made it Pretty Obvious that he is Unbelievably Excited About His New LSU Offense. There has been A Lot Of Exciting News About This New Offense in Interviews and now on His LSU Coaches Caravan.

On Tuesday, My Longtime Friend, Coach Orgeron, was at His Second Stop in West Monroe on His LSU Coaches Caravan and he could hardly wait To Enlighten All of The LSU Fans in West Monroe about how Excited he was about His New RPO Spread Offense and how Excited he was over what This New Offense did in LSU Spring Training and How Potent This New Offense Will Be in The Fall.

This New LSU Offense Will Transition from a Run/Pass Offense to an Explosive  Run/Pass Option Offense with as many as Four Wide Receivers in The Game at The Same Time. It is also interesting to see The Retirement of Passing Game Coordinator Jerry Sullivan and The Hiring of an Incredible, Young Replacement Named Joe Brady, who is a 28-Year Old Who is a Brilliant Expert of The Run/Pass Option, from The Penn State Offense.

Although Brady Learned The RPO Offense at Penn State, when he was a Graduate Assistant Coach Under Coach Joe Morehead, Brady Spent the Last Two Seasons on The New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff. Brady had a Wide-Ranging Staff Role with The New Orleans Saints, working under The Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael.

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Although he Was Named as The LSU Passing Game Coordinator, Coach Joe Brady (In Photo) will also be Working with Coach Mickey Joseph in Coaching The Tiger Wide Receivers.

Brady is a Very Energetic and Innovative Young Football Coach,” Orgeron said. “He spent the past two seasons working with Head Coach Sean Payton with The New Orleans Saints and he brings to our LSU Coaching Staff an Extensive Knowledge of The RPO Spread Offense. Brady is an Outstanding Young Coach that will be a Tremendous Asset to our LSU Football Offense.”

In his first year with The New Orleans Saints in 2017, The Saints finished #2 in The NFL in Total Offense and they were the only team in The NFL to finish the year ranked in The Top Five in Both Passing and Rushing. The Saints were also #4 in The NFL in Scoring on Offense.

Then, in 2018, The Saints Ranked among The Top 10 in The NFL in Both Total Offense as they Finished #8 in Passing Offense and #6 in Rushing Offense. The Saints also Finished #3 in Scoring.

In 2015 and 2016, and Prior to his Two Years with The Saints, Coach Brady spent Two Years as a Graduate Assistant at Penn State where he Learned This Special RPO Offense from Former Mississippi State Coach Joe Moorehead. In 2014, The Nittany Lions Averaged 335.3-Yards of Total Offense and then in 2015, they Averaged 348.4-Yards of Total Offense.

Then, Coach Joe Morehead took over as The PSU Offensive Coordinator in 2016 and Implemented The Run/Pass Option Offense and The Penn State Offense  Averaged 432.6-Yards of Total Offense. Then, after The 2017 Season, The Nittany Lions Offensive Coordinator was Named as The #1 Rising Assistant College Coach by Sports Illustrated and Brady was his Graduate Assistant.

As a College Football Player, Brady played Wide Receiver for William & Mary from 2009-2012, and he was Selected to The All-Academic Team Twice.

With The Offensive Genius, Brady on Board, What About My Long-Time Friend and 1018 Current LSU Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger? The Absolute Great News is that Coach Brady and Coach Ensminger are both Great Offensive-Minded Experts and they are Working Together in Great Partnership and Making Coach Orgeron Drooling Over The Thoughts About His New RPO Offense in The SEC Conference Games in 2019.

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The New RPO LSU Offense will use as many as Four Wide Receivers on The Outside and Also even using a Fullback Flanked on the Outside. Then, With all of these Great Outside Receivers, While LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow (#9) will be Utilizing Some Various Quick Slant Pass Patterns off of Run/Pass Option Plays that Make This RPO Offense So Effective.

In 2018, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow Passed for 2,894-Yards and 16 Touchdowns and was The Most Impressive LSU Quarterback in a Few Years, after Playing in a Poorly Controlled Offense. It is also Interesting to Note that Burrow is Basically Running The New RPO Spread Offense in This Photo, as he is “Out of The Pocket” and Looking for a Wide Receiver.

I am Very Comfortable With This New RPO Offense,” said Burrow. “I have been Running This Type of Offense ever since my High School Days at Athens High School and my Days at Ohio State.” At Athens, Burrow Passed for 11,416-Yards and 157 Passing Touchdowns and Rushed for 2,067-Yards and 27 Rushing Touchdowns.

Coach Orgeron Said That There is a Great Trust Between Burrow and The LSU Coaching Staff, during This Offensive Transition. There are Some Special Audibles That We Will Let Burrow Call At The Line of Scrimmage and Some of Them, we Also Allowed Him To-Call Them in The 2018 Season.

This New RPO Spread Passing Offense is Already an “Unbelievable Recruiting Tool” For The LSU Tigers Football Team. The Tigers Have Just Signed Four Of The Top Super Offensive Skill Players In The Country To Play in The New RPO Spread Offense and To Prepare for The NFL. The Tigers also Were Able To Sign Four of The Most Incredible Offensive Linemen in The Country.

Tigers Sign Five Incredible Offensive Skill Players!

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One of The Top Running Backs in The Country was a Local Player from Destrehan, Louisiana Named John Emery, Jr. He was a Long-Time Verbal Commitment To Georgia, but he Changed his Mind and Signed with The LSU Tigers, so he could play in The New RPO Spread Offense, Catch Passes Out of The Backfield, and Get Prepared to Play in a Similar Offense in The NFL.

Emery (5-11, 206, 4.32, 40.5) (#4) is an Unbelievable Super Freak on His Highlight Film. My Friend, Leonard Fournette Weighed Around 220 and Would Run-Around, Run-Over, and/or Run-Though Defenders. Fournette was an Incredible Power-Back, but Emery has The Incredible Speed that may be Even More Impressive. On His Highlight Film, Emery Caught a Pass and Ran About 60-Yards For a Touchdown. Emery Received Over 30 Offers, Including Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Arizona, and TexasAs The #2 Ranked Running Back in The Country, Emery is an Obvious Threat To Start for The Tigers as a True Freshman.

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LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow Will Be The 2019 LSU Quarterback, and Operating The New RPO Spread Offense, but The Tigers have Just Signed His Possible 2020 LSU Replacement in Super Phenix City Central, Alabama All-American Dual-Threat Quarterback Peter Parrish, In The Photo, With Coach Orgeron. In 2019, The LSU Coaching Staff Offered Only a Handful Of Super Elite Quarterback Prospects and Parrish Was The One Selected. Athletically, Parrish is Compared to Clemson Super Quarterback, Kelly Bryant, but Parrish is More Gifted as a Passing Quarterback. Parrish is also a Track Guy with a 20-6 Long Jump and a 22.4 in The 200-Meters.

SIDEBAR: Take a Look at The Right Bicep on Peter Parris!

In 2018, Parrish Led His Team To The Alabama 7A State Championship With a 52-7 Victory Over ThompsonHe Passed for 1,454-Yards and 17 Touchdowns in The State Championship Season. As a Junior, Parrish Passed for 697-Yards and 14 Touchdowns Rushing. His Career Stats Included a 26-1 Record as a Starting Quarterback. Obviously, Joe Burrow Will Be The LSU Starting Quarterback in 2019, but Parrish Will Probably Take-Over in 2020.

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In The 2019 Recruiting Class, The LSU Tigers also were able To Keep Amite, Louisiana Super Two-Way Wide Receiver/Free Safety Devonta Lee (6-3, 212, 4.41, 38) (#7) in State after He Received 19 Scholarship Offers. Lee also Played in The Under-Armor All-American Football Game. Lee Was a Super Athletic Two-Way Player and Specializing as a Wide Receiver When He Began his Football Career, But  as he got Bigger and Stronger, he Became a “Super Freak” on Defense.

SIDEBAR: Take a Look at The Left Arm of Devonta Lee!

On His Senior Highlight Film, Lee is an Unbelievable Freak. On his First Play, He Returned an Interception 95-Yards For a Touchdown and Then on His Second Play, He Returned a Kickoff, 85-Yards for Another Touchdown. Then, On his Third Play, He Caught a Touchdown Pass in the Back of The End-Zone and on His Fourth Play, He Returned Another Interception, 75-Yards for a Touchdown. I had Seen Enough!

Lee Played All Over The Football Field for The Louisiana 2A State Championship Team as a Safety, Kick Return Man, and Wide Receiver. In The State Championship Game, Lee Caught 3 Passes for 118-Yards and a Touchdown in a 47-20 victory over The Defending State Championship, Welsh. Lee Could Play on Either Side of The Football For The LSU Tigers, But The LSU Coaches Think That He Can Become an All-American Wide Receiver and he Will Team With One of His Best Friends On Offense in Trey Palmer (#9) of Nearby Kentwood, Louisiana.

Trey Palmer (6-1, 186, 4.37, 40, 4.27) has Good Height and Great Athletic Ability to Become a Great Outside Receiver or a Great Slot Receiver. He also has Outstanding Speed and He Has Also Recorded a 10.58 in The 100-Meters. On his Highlight Film, Palmer is Another Outstanding Freak in Making The “Big-Play” as a Great Pass-Catcher and Incredible Kick-Return Man.

Palmer Has s a Very Impressive Quick Burst and Able to Become a Great and Elusive Wide Receiver With an Outstanding Screen Pass If He is in The Slot. He Also has Demonstrated Outstanding Yards After The Catch. Palmer Will Join His Good Friend, Devonta Lee, in Catching Passes from Quarterback Joe Burrow in 2019.

Palmer Received Scholarship Offers from Most All of The SEC, including Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Tennessee. He also had Offers from Texas, Texas A&M, and Michigan.

The Last Unbelievable Super Offensive Skill Player For The LSU Tigers is Baton Rouge Southern Lab Super Running Back Tyrion Davis (6-1, 230, 4.47, 35, 20 Reps) and Although He May Not Be As Well-Known As Emery, Davis Had over 20 Offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State Georgia Tech,  Clemson, Texas, Texas A&M, and Penn State. Unlike Emery, Davis is a Huge and Powerful Running Back with Really Good Speed with a 10.5 in The 100-Meters.

Image result for Tyrion Davis PhotosDavis (In Photo) as He Joined His Fellow Southern Lab Teammate and LSU Offensive Guard Recruit, Kardell Thomas (6-3, 335) as an All-American Bowl Game Player, and Another Incredible LSU Recruit, who Will Be Blocking for all of These Offensive Skill Players.

Davis is Another Incredible Offensive Player on His Highlight Film. On his First Five Plays, Davis Raced 60-Yards, 50-Yards, 60-Yards, 60-Yards, and 50-Yards, and all Were For Touchdowns.

Davis is a Big Running Back, but He He Also Has Legitimate Track Speed. Davis is Hoping That His Skills Will Eventually Put Him in Talks With Other Former LSU Great Running Backs, Including Leonard Fournette, Kevin Faulk, and Derrius Guice“I just can’t wait to get up there and show them what I’m all about,” Davis said.

Davis Will Definitely Give The LSU Tigers another Huge and More Physical Running Back in The Backfield.

SIDEBAR: On Valentines Day, I had Robotic Knee Surgery on My Right Knee and I Have Been Doing Really Well and On May 23, I Will Have The Same Surgery On my Left Knee.

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Chapter 7 – The Incredible Gordon Wood Story!

CHAPTER SEVEN

THE INCREDIBLE
GORDON WOOD STORY!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

An Autobiography by The Incredible and Legendary Brownwood High School Head Football Coach Gordon Wood is An Inspirational Story about a “Dirt-Poor Farm Boy” who never played a down of High School Football and how he became The Most Winning High School Football Coach of all time. His Very First Head Coaching Job was at Rule High School, Texas in 1940.

The Gordon Wood Journey included stops In Texas at Roscoe, Seminole, Winters, Stamford, and Victoria before The Universe Helped him To-Land The Brownwood High School Head Football Coaching Job in 1960. The Incredible Gordon Wood Coaching Record includes Nine Texas State Football Championships.

My Biggest Blessing in High School!

One of My Biggest Blessings and One of My Most Incredible Blessings, Which Includes My Wife Ginger, My Son Eric, and My Grand-Son “Little Max” that I have ever had in my Entire Lifetime of Unbelievable Blessings was when Coach Gordon Wood was “Turned-Down” by San Angelo Central for The Head Coaching Job in 1960 and Consequently, became the New Brownwood High School Head Football Coach. Then, in the Spring of 1960, he “Put-In” The New Gordon Wood Wing-T Offense with the 1-4 Cutback and 2-8 Cutback being The Most Valuable and Most Important Play In The Entire Offense.

Randy Allen, left, and Gordon Wood in 1987.Brownwood Coaches Randy Allen and Coach Gordon Wood in 1987.

Everyone who has ever played for Coach Gordon Wood, knows that those Two Plays are the Tailback Running Right and Running Left with Seven Blockers Leading the Way Through The Hole and I was The Tailback in 1960 and 1961. As a Sophomore, I Rushed for 177-Yards and so if you Subtract the 177-Yards from My 2,214 Career Total Rushing Yards, Basically, with the Total Rushing Yards with the 1-4 Cutback and 2-8 Cutback gave the Brownwood Lions 2,037-Yards Rushing in The 1960 and 1961 Seasons.

Coach Wood set a State and National Record with an Unbelievable Record of 396-91-15 in 43 Seasons as a Head Football Coach in Texas High School Football with an Incredible 80% Winning Record. Over those 502 Games, Coach Wood Coached at Eight Different High Schools and Won “Mind-Boggling” Eleven Texas State Championships, including Nine Football State Championships.

His First State Championship was the 1948 Seminole Track State Championship and his Second was the 1954 Stamford Golf State Championship. He then Won the 1955 and 1956 Stamford State Football Championships.  At Brownwood High School, Coach Wood Won Seven State Championships in 1960, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1978, and 1981. Coach Wood also Won or Shared 25 District Championships.

Coach Gordon Wood was also The First Football Coach on The Planet To Win 400 Games, but they Found-Out Later that he was given some Victories for some Forfeited Games in 2001 and they took the Victories away from him.

When Coach Wood Retired in 1983, However, his Original Record had him with a 405-88-12 Record and with an 81% Win/Loss PercentageHe was also Awarded for that Same Win-Loss Record at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, which had inducted him in 1983. At that TimeCoach Wood was Believed to be The Only Football Coach on The Planet to ever Achieve Four-Hundred Wins.

When a Team, in any Sport, Forfeits a Game; They are Given A Loss. Period!!

Since his retirement, four other High School Football Coaches in the United States, including Coach G.A. Moore from Sherman, Texas, have broken The 396 Wins by Coach Wood.

Coach Wood Was a Mentor To Hundreds Of Coaches!

Coach Gordon Wood Won Nine Texas Football State Championships, in a Time-Period, when there were Fewer Classifications and only One State Championship Per Classification, and Coach Wood Coached at Eight Different High Schools in Compiling a 396-91-15 Record, but he is mostly Identified with Brownwood High School, where He Won Seven State Championships, in a 26 Year Brownwood Career.

“We lost the greatest coach that we have ever had,” said Pilot Point and Sherman Head Football Coach G.A. Moore, who had just Passed Coach Wood as The Most Winning Head Football Coach in Texas. The Brownwood Newly Renovated Sports Complex was named in Coach Wood’s Honor. At The Entrance to The Brownwood Lions Football Stadium, which has long carried his name, a Bronze Statue Depicts Coach Wood on the sideline, in his oft-seen crouch, surrounded by Seven Football Helmets; One for each Brownwood State Championship For The Brownwood Lions.

Hundreds of High School, College, and NFL Coaches have been Influenced by Coach Gordon Wood, including Former Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells. Coach Wood used to drive to Lubbock, Texas to watch The Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Team Practice, when Coach Parcells was The Red Raiders Defensive Coordinator.

Coach Wood was very much “An-Inspiration” to me when I was a Young Coach, only because of something he was doing that I could not Fathom,” said Coach Parcells. “Why would some Coach be driving five hours a day to watch me Coach Linebackers for Texas Tech Spring Practice?”

Coach Wood Was A Member of both The Texas High School Football Hall of Fame and The National High School Football Hall of Fame, and he was Named as The National High School Football Coach of the Year in 1979.

Coach Wood was also Named as The Runner-Up to Former University of Texas Head Football Coach Darrell Royal as “Coach of the Century” in The December 1999 Issue of The Texas Monthly.

Coach Wood was thought to have surpassed 400 Career Victories during his final season in 1985. He even received a letter from Former United States President Ronald Reagan Congratulating him on The Unbelievable Milestone.

Of all The Incredible Honors that Coach Gordon Wood Received, his Personal Favorite Honor was having The New Brownwood Lion Football Stadium  Named for Him in 1980. Coach Wood had also been Very Involved In-Building The New Brownwood Lion Football Stadium.

Coach Wood lived most of his life in West Texas, Near Abilene, Texas, where I also Grew-Up, and he Attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He spent two years at Rule High School and then joined The United States Navy during World War II.

When Coach Wood was at Victoria High School, in South Texas, in 1959, He Desperately Wanted To-Get Back to West Texas and so he Applied for The San Angelo Central Head Football Coaching Job, which was Probably The Best High School Head Coaching Job in The State of Texas in 1960. The Unbelievable Irony was that Breckenridge Head Coach Emory Bellard also wanted The Same San Angelo Central Head Coaching Job.

Bellard then arrived at San Angelo Central in 1960 after leading The Breckenridge Buckaroos to a 1958 State Championship and also a 1959 State Co-Championship. His next Challenge was To-End The San Angelo Central 10-Year Playoff Drought.

Later, I became a Great Friend with Coach Bellard and I had a 1-1 Win-Loss Record Against Him, as he Recorded an Incredible 177-59-9 Win-Loss Record in 21 Seasons in High School Football, including Two State Championships at Breckenridge and one State Championship at San Angelo CentralHis impact in San Angelo was Great, but not as Great as Coach Gordon Wood at Brownwood High School. Coach Gordon Wood Won Nine State Football Championships, including Seven Football State Championships at Brownwood High School.

MY FIRST MOMENT WITH GORDON WOOD!

There were Three Classic Unique Moments That I Spent With Coach Gordon Wood and Those Three Moments were My Very First and Second Meetings and My Very Last Moment That I Spent with The Greatest Football Coach Ever on This PlanetCoach Gordon Wood.

There have been a lot of Different Stories about My First Meeting with Coach Gordon Wood. Remember, it was in The Spring of 1960 and We had Just Finished our 1959 Football Season with a District Championship Loss to Coach Emory Bellard and his Breckenridge Buckaroos.

Our 1959 Brownwood Football Coach, Coach Roland Warren, had just been Fired and Two Of My Best Friends, TE Lawrence Elkins and QB Ben Elledge and I were Working-Out on The Brownwood Lion Practice Field, right behind The Old Lion Football Stadium, just before Track Practice.

Ben had just thrown a Real Deep Pass Pattern to Lawrence and he was bringing the Football back to Ben. We had been Really Careful, because one of the Maintenance Men had left a Water Hose on the Practice Field and we wanted to be Really Careful, and not To-Get Tangled-Up and maybe Sprain an Ankle by Running-Over One of the Hoses.

Then, at about the same time, We all Three Looked-Up and we saw this “Old Man” that we thought was The New Maintenance Man, and he was coming toward us. I will Never Forget that we were getting ready to ask him if he would please Remove the Hoses and then he said: “How are you guys doing?” And we said we were doing fine. Then he said, “Are there any good Football Players in Brownwood and are you guys Football Players?”

“Yes Sir, we are, I  said. “What do you do?”

“I’m The New Brownwood High School Football Coach,” The Old Man” Said.

Of Course, By this time, we knew Something Strange Was Going-On and we All Three Realized that as he had Just Introduced Himself as Head Football Coach Gordon Wood; and he was going to be our New Brownwood Head Football Coach.

The Real Funny Thing Was that we had Never Heard of a Coach Gordon Wood, but we were Super Excited, and also because Coach Wood Was Also Super Excited to be there and then to “Just-So-Happen” to Meet Three of his Future Super-Stars.

SIDEBAR: Some of The Other Reports on how Lawrence, Ben, and I Met For The First Time was either “A Made-Up Story” about that First Meeting or were Given Wrong Information, because This First Meeting with the Four of Us was an “Incredible and Exciting Meeting” and All Three Brownwood Football Players were “Exciting” and “Looking Forward” To Their First Official Meeting with Their New Head Football Coach, Gordon Wood.

Several Days Later, we had a “Big Football Meeting” and we got Even More Excited when we were Presented with our New Brownwood Play Book and we Already Knew that Our Team was Going To Be Great.

Unknowing to These Three Brownwood Football Players, that would later be Called “The Three E’s” of The 1960 State Championship Brownwood Lionsthis Old Man” Was Sent to Them by The Universe” for A Very Special Mission and that The Life of This Old Man” and The Lives Of These Three Brownwood Football Players Would Be Changed Forever.

1960 Season-Opener Against San Angelo Central!

So in The 1960 Opening-Game For Coach Gordon Wood, Against The Same San Angelo Central Bobcats and Coach Emory Bellard Against Coach Gordon Wood and His Brownwood Lions; The 1960 UPSET of The Season Might Have Happened in Old Brownwood Lion Football Stadium.

After a Fumble Recovery, The Lions Scored their Very First Touchdown of The 1960 Football Season! Future 2006 Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Quarterback Ben Elledge hit another Future 2000 Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Strong End Lawrence Elkins with a Beautiful “Over-The-Shoulder” 56-Yard Touchdown Pass, on The Second Play of The Season to give The Brownwood Lions a Quick 6-0 Lead.

The Impressive Lions Defense was Led by Two Senior Linemen, Future 2003 Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Offensive and Defensive Tackle Ronney Moore and Defensive Lineman Mike Greer as they helped cause Three Fumbles and Put Great Pressure on The Bobcats Quarterback, Larry Mullins, as he Threw an Unbelievable Six Interceptions. One of my Best Friends in High School was Quick End Eddie Daniel and he Caught a 26-Yard Touchdown Pass from Ben Elledge, in the Fourth Quarter, to End The Lions Scoring as we Shocked All of The Texas Sportswriters and The Entire Sports World with a Phenomenal 34-6 Upset Victory.

In that Game, “The Universe” was also With Me as I had Four Interceptions, for 133-Yards, including one for a 65-Yard Touchdown, and Another Interception for a 37-Yard Return down to the Two-Yard Line, and Still Another Interception Return for a 29-Yard Return; I also Rushed for 43-Yards on 15 Carries, and threw a 26-Yard Touchdown Pass to Future 2000 Gordon Wood Hall Of Champions End Lawrence Elkins.

Also, in The San Angelo Game, one of my Interceptions was a One-Handed Catch for Two-Yards,  just before going Out-Of-Bounds. With Four Interceptions for 133-Yards, 43-Yards Rushing, and a 26-Yards Touchdown Pass to Elkins, I Finished the Game with 202-Yards of Total Offense, Two Touchdowns, and a 10.1 Yards Per Touch Average.

“The Universe” Had Already Planned-For a 34-6 Opening-Game Victory For The Brownwood Lions Football Team and They Were On Their Way To The 1960 Texas State 3A Football Championship.

SIDEBAR: One of My Best Friends in High School was Wide Receiver, Eddie Daniel, who Caught a Touchdown Pass in The Opening Game Against San Angelo. On Monday, September 10, 2018Ed had a Three-Hour Surgery to Remove a Brain Tumor and The Surgeon was able to Remove Most of The Tumor, without Damaging The Good Tissue.

Second Game Victory Against Killeen!

Brownwood Bulletin
By Bill Stovall

The Lions Completely Dominated this Game after Intermission, although the Kangaroos went ahead in The Fourth Quarter, but The Lions Scored the Winning Touchdown with 44 Seconds Left in the Game for Their 26-20 Victory.

Ben Elledge started the Winning Drive with an 11-Yard Pass to Speedy Wingback John Cadenhead, down to the 25-Yard Line. Following an Incomplete Pass, Max Emfinger Circled left-end and ran Five-Yards, down to the 20-Yard Line, before purposely Running-Out of bounds to stop the clock, on The Left Sideline. Facing a Fourth and Five,  from the 20-Yard Line, Elledge called on Cadenhead again and he ran-down to the 12-Yard Line. Elledge, then Rolled-Out and Sprinted into the End-Zone for the Winning Touchdown with 44-Seconds Left in the Game and a 26-20 Victory.

Although the Final Score was close, The Brownwood Lions were Clearly The Superior Team. The Lions had 13 First Downs to 8 for Killeen and Out-gained The Kangaroos in Rushing by a 263-Yards to 136-Yards.

The Lions Defense was led by Senior Lawrence Elkins; Sophomore  Doug Young; Senior Ronney Moore; Junior David Smith; Senior Mike Greer; Senior Gerald Pitts; Junior Terry Dummer; Junior Bobby Staudt; Sophomore Dale Wheelis; Junior Jesse Hernandez; and Junior Eddie Daniel. – End of Stovall

In the Second Game in 1960, against Killeen High School, I Rushed for 147-Yards on 16 Carries and Returned The Opening Kickoff 90-Yards for a Touchdown and another Kickoff Return for 46-Yards, and I then Finished With 283-Yards of All-Purpose Yards of Total Offense, One Touchdown, and a 15.72-Yards Per Touch Average.

Third Game Win Over Waco University!

Brownwood Bulletin
By Bill Stovall

SEPTEMBER 24, 1960 – “This Game was played on a Very Muddy Football Field in Old Lion Football Stadium after an Inch of Rain just before the game. The Trojans Scored First and went ahead by a 6-0 lead and an Upset Appeared in the Making, but The Lions Stormed-Back, late in the First Quarter as Max Emfinger Returned a Beautiful Punt Return for 25-Yards to Set-Up the Lions at the Waco 41-Yard Line.

After a Change of Punts, The Lions Zoomed into the lead for good, late in the Second Quarter on a Beautiful 57-Yard Pass and run play from Ben Elledge to Lawrence Elkins.

Facing a First Down and 10 situation on the 43-Yard Line, Elledge Drifted-back and hit Elkins with a Line-Shot, just behind the Waco Safety on the 25-Yard Line. Elkins Out-Legged The Trojans into the End-Zone. It marked Elkins Third Touchdown Pass in the First Three Brownwood Games. Elledge Kicked the Extra Point and The Lions went ahead 13-6 with only 2:50 Left in The First Half.

In the Fourth Quarter, Emfinger Swiped a Duane Hale Pass and Returned it 22-Yards to their 46-Yard Line. The Lions then Marched 54-Yards for its Final Touchdown midway through the Fourth Quarter. Elledge and Cadenhead had some great runs in this drive, but two of their big runs were called-back, because of penalties. Emfinger Capped the Drive by Diving-Over from the Two-Yard Line. The Extra-Point was missed again, but the 19-6 was the Final Score in The Brownwood Lions Victory.

Emfinger, a Jack-of-all-Trades, Rushed for 155-Yards in 13 tries; while Elledge had 43-Yards in 8 tries; Cadenhead had 71-Yards on 3 tries; and A.D. Carnes, who turned-in another unusual Superb All-Around Game, had 47-Yards on 13 tries.” – End of Stovall

In this Third Game Against Waco University, I Rushed for 155-Yards on 13 Carries and Two Touchdowns; had Two Kickoffs for 65-Yards, including a 47-Yard Kickoff Return, had another Interception-Return for 22-Yards, and a 25-Yard Punt-Return, giving me 267-Yards of Total Offense, Two Touchdowns, and a 15.7  Yards Per Touch.

1960 Game Four Against Temple

Brownwood Bulletin
By Bill Stovall

“In the Fourth Game of the Season, The Brownwood Lions lost their First Game in 1960 to The Temple Wildcats by a 26-22 Score.

In this Game, the Brownwood Offensive and Defensive Lines were Outweighed as much as 50-Pounds Per Man, but Ben Elledge had a Great Game as he Completed 14 of 30 Passes for 228-Yards in the Game. The Lions took the Opening Kick-Off and Stormed 73-Yards for their First Touchdown on the Pin-Point Passing of Elledge and the Drive took nine plays. The “Big-Plays” were 24 and 12-Yard Elledge passes to Eddie Daniel and Lawrence Elkins. Max Emfinger also had a Nifty 12-Yard Run in the Drive.

The “Pay-Off Play” was an Unbelievable and Incredible Play on Second and 10-Yards to go at the Temple 25-Yard Line. Elledge hit Eddie Daniel “Over the Middle” and he turned and lateraled to Lawrence Elkins, who was “Trailing-Him” and he raced into the End-Zone, untouched, for the Touchdown. Both Super-Star EndsDaniel and Elkins had some Fabulous Catches in the Game.

A.D. Carnes was again a Fabulous Blocker and a Dominating Defensive Player, but one of the Biggest and Most Exciting Plays of the Night came with 11:05 Left in the Game as Emfinger received a Pitch-Out from Elledge, cut-in just before reaching the sideline and raced 44-Yards Untouched, To-End the scoring for the night and then Emfinger Blasted-Over, behind Right Tackle Ronnie Moore for the Two-Point Conversion, to make the Score 26-22, but it was not enough.

The “Ring-Leaders” on Defense included Seniors: Ronnie Moore, Mike Greer, A.D. Carnes, Lawrence Elkins, and Gerald Pitts; Juniors: Eddie Daniel, David Smith, Terry Dummer, and Bobby Staudt; Plus Super Sophomores: James Crow, Dale Wheelis, and Doug Young

Wingbacks, Charles Coffey and John Cadenhead, were Great-Blockers at Blocking Wingback, on Offense with Blocking Fullback Carnes, but they were also Outstanding on Defense.” – End of Stovall

Against Temple, I Rushed for 183-Yards on 21 Carries; had a 45-Yard Catch; had a 44-Yard Touchdown Run; had 32 and 38-Yard Kickoff Returns and Scored a Two Point Conversion, giving me 298-Yards of  All-Purpose Yardage, 8 Points Scored, and a 12.42-Yards Per Touch Average

After The Temple Game, The Brownwood Lions Breezed-To Ten Straight Victories on their Journey To Winning the Texas 3A State Football Championship. On Offense, In Those First Four Games, of  The State Championship  Season, I Rushed for 528-Yards; Recorded 1,050-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage; Scored 30 Points; and Threw One Touchdown Pass. On Defense, I Had 5 Interceptions for 155-Yards and One Defensive Touchdown.

“The Universe” Already Had Plans For Coach Gordon Wood And His Players!

Coach Gordon Wood Really Wanted The San Angelo Central Head Coaching Job, but The Incredible “Thing” was That “The Universe” Had Already Had Plans For Him To-Get The Brownwood Lions Head Coaching Job and Play The San Angelo Central Bobcats in The 1960 Opening Game in Old Brownwood Lion Football Stadium.

Coach Wood Was Not Aware That “The Universe” Already Had “The Three-E’s and Moore” Waiting For Him In Brownwood, Texas and Just Up The Road and Further West, San Angelo, Texas Did Not Have “The Three-E’s and Moore” Waiting For Him In San Angelo, Texas

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Chapters 1 – 6 – Preface And Introduction

SUPER SCOUT MAX EMFINGER –POLITICS IN ATHLETICS AND SHADOWBANNED BY TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

2013 ABG Max Emfinger with teamRoyal Ambassadors, Baseball State Champs, 1958 and 1959, Brownwood, TX
VP, Brownwood High School Student Body, 1959, Brownwood, TX
President, Sophomore A Cappella Choir, 1959, Brownwood, TX

Top Rusher and Scorer, Texas Football State Champs, 1960, Brownwood, TX
Athletic Director, American Legion Boys State, 1961, Brownwood, TX
Wigwam Wisemen Football All-American, 1961, Brownwood, TX
State Meet High Point Man, Texas Track State Champs, 1962, Brownwood, TX
Top Rusher, Freshman All-SWC Team, Baylor University, 1962, Waco, TX
VP, Baylor Freshman Class, Spring, 1963, Waco, TX
VP, Baylor Freshman A Cappella Choir, 1963, Waco, TX
VP, Baylor A Cappella Choir Performing In Carnegie Hall, 1967, New York, NY
Player/Coach/MVP, Military Rice Bowl Football Champs, 1967, Guam, MI
Player/Coach/MVP, Greater Navy PAC Football Champs, 1967, Tokyo, Japan
All-Greater Military Softball Champs, 1967, Guam MI
All-Greater Navy Volleyball Pacific Champs, 1968, Honolulu, Hawaii
Graduate Assistant Coach, North Texas, 1972, Denton, TX
Recruiting Coordinator, North Texas, 1973, Denton, TX
Super Salesman, Lanier Business Products, 1974, Dallas, TX

Football Super Scout, Dallas Cowboys, 1975-76, Dallas, TX
District Manager, Lanier Business Products, 1977-79, Midland, TX

Texas Jaycees State Director, The Midland Jaycees, 1977-78, Midland, TX
United States Presidential Jaycees Award of Honor, 1978, Midland, TX
Texas Jaycees District Director, 1979, Midland, TX
Founder of MEARS PLAYER RATING SYSTEM, 1979, Dallas, TX

Founder of First HS Football Recruiting Service, 1979, Houston, TX
Six-Time Houston Chronicle City Softball Champs, 1987-1992, Houston, TX

Founder of First Super Select Baseball Team, 1990, Houston, TX
Founder of First 7 on 7 National Championship, 2001, Houston, TX
Founder of HS All-American Bowl Game, 2005, Shreveport, LA
Founder of Super Elite Top Gun Combine, 2007, Honolulu, HI
Super Scout, Lestini Free Agent Super Combine, 2013, Mobile, AL

PREFACE

“The Universe has a Plan for you Max! It is still your Great Talent that is in High Demand. There will be many others who will be Jealous and Covetous of your Great Talent and “Gift” but Remember The Prime Directive: “Keep your Motives Pure” and “The Universe” will Serve, Protect, and Guide You. You Have Already Been Chosen By “The Universe”,  so just follow where it takes you. You and your dreams are still there and Always Available for You and Your Endeavors! – Words of Wisdom – Ben-U

So, just what does all of these words really mean? I believe that it means that each and every Human Being on the Planet Earth is here for aReason” and Every Person is here for a Reason” and Nothing is By-Chance. Every Action has a Consequence and a Reaction. Ever since I was Ole-Enough to Know about Good and Evil, I have believed that I was Put-Here on this Planet Earth for a “Special-Reason” and that I was “Put-Here” to Help People. For many years, I have been led by a Higher Force of Good in The Universe and in the last few years, my LifePlan has constantly Changed and a Great-Deal of Spiritually has been Laid-Out for Me!

ALSO

Life Is A Journey of Crossing Paths!

“Life is a Journey of Crossing Paths as we Take Different Steps each moment in our life, on our Journey. Sometime when we Cross-Paths with a Person, we will Change their life forever and sometime they will change our life forever! Everyone has their own path to Seek!”Emfinger

I have had Four Facebook Pages for about 15-Years and Everything Seemed to be Fine and then in 2009, one of my Best Friends, Greg Schulte, called me from Houston one day and asked me if I was on Twitter and I asked him: “What is Twitter?” Then when I realized that I might be able to Contact Players and Coaches on it, I decided to get a Twitter Account.

Then, Both Liberal Social Media Accounts, Facebook and Twitter, Realized that I was a Super Conservative and that was when they Started Deleting My Facebook Likes and Then Later, My Twitter Followers.

When I asked Greg what did I need to put on my Twitter Profile and he said to put the Things” that I Really Believed-In and I put the Following:

CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE JESUS CHRIST
GUNS DOGS VIETNAM NAVY VET PROLIFE
DALLAS COWBOYS SCOUT IN 1975-76

In 2016 I Added: TRUMP PENCE, SHADOWBANNED –

Nuff Said!

INTRODUCTION

In this Book, you will read  about Great Challenges that I “Took-On” and Prevailed. A few years ago, I finally came “To-The-Realization” that what I had “Already-Believed” and was already “Putting-Into-Practice” for my Entire Life, was The Simple Belief of The Universal Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is the Most Powerful Law in the Universe.

The Universal Law of Attraction States That “Like-Things” are Drawn-Together. When you say: “Birds of a Feather will Flock-Together” you are actually talking about “The Universal Law of Attraction” and when “Like-Players” on a Football Team or a Track Team or Any Team That Really and Truly Believe that they Can Win a “NEVER-BEFORE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP; Then They Will Win It.

EXAMPLE: I’m Even Amazed Myself, but I have been Associated with 41 Championship Teams in My Career and my Two “Universal Laws” were in Total-Effect in All of Them, including Seventeen Player-Only Championships; Twelve Player/Coach Championships; and Twelve Coaching-Only  Championships. In this Book, I have Included These Amazing Stories on all 41 Championships.

Another Law of the Universe that I have always “Lived-By” all throughout my life is the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. The Universal Law of Cause and Effect in the Universe goes “Hand-And-Hand” with the Universal Law of Attraction. This is a Very Simple Law. “If You do “Good Things” in your life, then “Good Things Will-Happen to You” but the Opposite is Also True and Will Automatically Be In Effect.

what is the law of cause and effect

Also, “Everything Happens For A Reason” forThings” That Happen to You, but Most of the Time, however, You will Not Know what the Real Reason Why these “Things” Happened to You. Sometimes, You May Not Understand What the Real Reason why these “Things” Happened Until at a Later Date.

EXAMPLE: One of the Most Incredible Tragedies Happened to My Son, Eric and his New Bride, Jennifer! Although these “Things” that Happened to Eric and Jennifer, did “Happen for an Unbelievable Reason”, and we were Able to Find-Out the Real Reason why it Happened only Six Days after it Happened. I will Share This Incredible Miracle Story that Saved Eric’s Life.

Knowing and Understanding these Two “Universal Laws” have Helped Me to Fully Understand why I have been Persecuted and Politically Victimized by Some People. Just as Ben-u Said: “There are Many People that are Jealous of My Talents and Tremendous Success and Want Me “To-Fail” and they have Tried to Make me Fail in many of my Life’s Goals of Helping People and Young High School Football Players.”

In this Book, I will also Share Some Political Stories that you will Absolutely not Believe. I still Can Not Believe Some of The Stories. Some Stories are “Heart-Breaking” but they happen in Every Single Football Recruiting Season and in Every Single Recruiting Class.

I also have Included Stories About My Career and how, in 1979, I Founded the First High School Football Recruiting Service and how the NCAA has Tried to put me out of Business on More than One Occasion. I have also been Victimized on both sides of these Politics.

ATTENTION PARENTS: In one of my Chapters, you can read exactly what you need to do to get your Son Recruited for a Football Scholarship. If you Deviate From This Plan your Son will NEVER be Recruited, because he will NEVER be able to get on a College Coaches Recruiting List.

CHAPTER ONE

Early Success On The Baseball Diamond!

I was born and raised in Brownwood, Texas. I also graduated from Brownwood High School in 1962. I was a Pretty Good Athlete in a lot of Sports and I played on a lot of Very Successful Teams, while Growing-Up in my Hometown.

In June of 1956, as a 12-Year Old in Brownwood Little League Baseball, I Played for Shaw’s Laundry as a Pitcher and a Shortstop and I realized at a Very Early Age that I was Truly Blessed. Playing for Shaw’s Laundry, Against Denman Insurance, in June 1956, I Re-Wrote the Brownwood Little League Strikeout Record, as I Struck-Out 16 Batters in a Single Six-Inning Game, as Shaw’s Laundry beat Denman Insurance 5-1.

Then in an All-Star GameI Hit The First-Pitch, Lead-off Home-Run Against The North Austin Lions All-Star Team, from Austin, Texas in a Little League All-Star Game. In that North Austin Game, I Hit the Very First Pitch of the GameOver the Center-Field Fence at Wendell Mayes Park in Brownwood, Texas.

In that All-Star Season, I also Batted .486 for the Season, as a 12-Year Old Pitcher and Shortstop.

In That Game, in 1956, and a 5-1 Victory Against The Denman Cubs Insurance, my Super Fastball was Moving and Extremely Hard to Hit and I Broke the Brownwood Little League Record of 15 Strike-Outs by Lawrence Elkins of Bradley Transfer in 1955 and Clark Murray of The Austin Braves earlier in 1956. The Biggest Reason that I was “Truly Blessed” was because my First Baseman Dropped the Baseball on a Routine Ground-Out from Shortstop to First-Base.

If he had not Dropped the Baseball, I would have only had 15 Strike-Outs. I will NEVER Forget that Play. Murray had just Tied the Elkins Record, only three nights before our Game, Against that Same Denman Insurance Team.

SIDEBAR: Then, 37-Years Later in 1993 in My Missouri City, Texas, Quail Valley Little League Team, that my Son, Eric Emfinger, was on, was in the Exact Same Situation. With his Sensational Knuckle-ball, Eric Struck-Out 16 Batters and his Second Baseman Dropped an Easy Popup. If he would have Caught the Easy Popup, Eric would have only had 15 Strike-Outs.

In this 1992 Little League Baseball Season, I was Politically Victimized by some  Disgruntled Little League Parents when I did not Select their Son on My Quail Valley Little League 1990 and 1991 All-Star Teams. It will be in a Later Chapter.

In 1956, Austin Braves Pitcher, Clark Murray led the National League with 104-Strikeouts; while I was Second with 89-Strikeouts; Eddie Daniel of The Conoco Oilers was Third with 70-Strikeouts; Jim Thompson of The Conoco Oilers was Fourth with 65-Strikeouts; and Charles Coffey of The Denman Cubs was Fifth with 61-Strikeouts.

CHAPTER TWO

1958 and 1959 Royal Ambassadors
Baseball State Championships

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In 1958, 1959, and 1960, I was an Integral-Part of Two First Baptist Church Youth Baseball State Championships. These Two State Baseball Championships were Associated with The Royal Ambassadors (RA’s) for Christ, a Baptist Youth Organization Group that met every Wednesday Night, just before our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.

Back in the Summer of 1958, I was 14-Years Old and I was at an RA Christian Summer Camp, at Lake Brownwood Encampment Grounds, on the Shores of Lake Brownwood. My First Baptist Baseball Teammates and I did not know that there was going to be a State Baseball Tournament and the Winner, getting a Berth to the 1957 Texas State Championship Baseball Tournament, but I Immediately helped to “Put-Together” a Pretty Outstanding Team-Together. Although we had a Great Team, we were Beaten in the Finals by another Team from Austin, which basically had the Players from a 15-Year Old State Championship Team from the Austin Area.

So, then in 1959, I was a 15-Year Old and I was able to Recruit an Unbelievable Team and we were able to Win our First Royal Ambassador Texas State Championship, and the Championship Game was Played at the RA Summer Camp.

Then in 1960, as a 16-Year Old, we won the Summer Camp Tournament, but the State Tournament had gotten a lot bigger. There were Eight Regions around the State that had an Entry into the State Baseball Championship Tournament, and the 1959 Royal Ambassador State Baseball Championship Tournament was going to just so happen to be played in Brownwood, Texas, at our Teenage Sportsman Park Baseball Stadium.

Our Second Royal Ambassador State Baseball Championship was Between The Brownwood RA Team and The Odessa RA Team and This Championship Game was for the Championship Game in the 16-and-Under Bracket. The Brownwood RA’s were Representing District 16 and the Odessa RA’s were Representing District Eight. The Game was Played in Brownwood on August 1, 1959 at the Old Brownwood Sportsman Baseball Park on the Brady Highway.

Brownwood Bulletin
By Bill Stovall

AUGUST 9, 1960 – “The Brownwood First Baptist Church RA’s won the 1959 RA State Baseball Championship Game with a 1-0 State Championship Victory over Immanuel Baptist Church RA’s of Odessa, Texas by a 7-3 Score.

Brownwood First Baptist successfully Defended Their State Royal Ambassador Teen-Age Baseball Championship and they had Little-Competition in the Tourney as they Beat a San Antonio Team by a 7-3 Score to get to the Championship Game.

Lawrence Elkins and Ronnie Davis, a Pair of Hard-Throwing First Baptist Right-Handed Pitchers, Pitched First Baptist to the Championship Game. Elkins Pitched the First Three Innings and Davis came into the Fourth Inning and Finished the Game in the 7-3 Victory.

Max Emfinger got the Brownwood First Baptist Team off to a Roaring-Start by Slapping the First Pitch of the Tournament over the Left-Field Fence for a Home-Run. Brownwood Never trailed throughout the Tourney as they Opened with a 13-3 Win over Odessa Emmanuel and then reached the Finals with an easy 19-2 Victory over Vernon.” – End

As the “Universe” had it Planned! Two of the First Baptist Starting Players, Eddie Daniel and James Bunnell, were Tied-Up in another State Baseball Tourney and were not available at the Start of the RA Tourney, leaving First Baptist without enough Players to Start the Tourney. But then, Bobby Pitts and Gerald Wolfe Stepped-In on Friday Night to Rescue the Team until Daniel and Bunnell could Return to the Team on Saturday.

The Brownwood RA Team also had Advanced to the Championship Game by beating that Pesky 1958 Austin Team by a 13-1 Score; after beating Robstown 5-3 and Blanking a Monahans Team by a 4-0 Score.

Tommy Fine, Jr Pitched a Fabulous Game for us and his Incredible Curve-Ball was Unbelievable and Grayson Wetzel got the Winning Hit to win the Game. Fine, whose Dad, Tommy Fine, Sr, Who Pitched in the Major Leagues, Struck-Out Nine Batters, in a Pitcher’s Dual with Charles Thompson of Odessa, who Struck-Out Ten. Our Only Run was Scored in the Fifth-Inning as Fine Walked, Stole Second, and Scored the Winning-Run, on a Single to Right Field by Wetzel.

Several of the Players on the Odessa RA Team were Members of the Odessa Ector High School team that Advanced to the 1960 High School 3A State Championship Game. Their Super-Star Pitcher, Thompson, was the Starting Pitcher in the 3A State Championship Game that Odessa Ector lost.

Other Members of The 1960 Brownwood RA State Baseball Championship Team, other than Tommy Fine, Jr, Grayson Wetzel, and Max Emfinger, included Ray Bledsoe, Jackson Bowers, James Bunnell, Eddie Daniel, Ronnie Davis, Lawrence Elkins, Donnie Howard, Jimmy Hutton, Tommy Womack, and of Course Bobby Pitts and Gerald Wolfe. Our RA Director, Baseball Coach, and Sponsor was Former Brownwood High School Lion Great Football Player, Grady Chastain.

How Unique was it that the Universe” and “Things” that the Pitchers on this 1960 State Championship Team were in the D, E, and F Group, including Davis, Daniel, Elkins, Emfinger, and Fine. Plus the “Universe” also only had Players on this Team that were in the B, D, E, F, H, P, and W Group.

My Senior Quartet of Eddie Daniel, Ronnie Davis, Max Emfinger, and Tommy Womack were in the Quartet and also on this RA State Championship Team. The Senior Quartet would Sing at Christian Functions and Church Services. Those Four Players, along with Donnie Howard and Jimmy Hutton were  also Brownwood All-Region Choir Members in the Brownwood A Cappella Choir. Tommy Womack was also a Brownwood HS All-State Choir Member.

CHAPTER THREE

The 1959 Brownwood Lions Football Team Was Loaded With Senior Talent!

Then, in 1959, The Fall Football Season was Just-Around-The-Corner for The Brownwood Lions and also for a Skinny Sophomore Running Back. Just as School Started, the Brownwood High School Student Council Elections took place. As a Sophomore, I was Elected as Vice President of the Brownwood High School Student Council. Senior Jeff Harrell was Elected President and Senior Sarilyn Bay was Elected Secretary.

The Brownwood A Cappella Choir, Under the Direction of One of my Favorite Teachers, Dorothy McIntosh, Elected their Officers and they Included: President – Jack Matthews; Vice President – Rowland Winn; and Secretary – Gerald Pitts.

The Brownwood Sophomore All-School A Cappella Choir also Elected their Officers for the Year and they included President – Max Emfinger – Vice President – Gene German; and Secretary – Jo Margaret Oldham.

The Brownwood National Honor Society also Elected their Officers, including President – Junior Camacho; Vice President Larry Crutsinger; and Secretary – Carol Moore. The Senior Class Officers included President – Larry Crutsinger; Vice President – Joe Laudermilk; and Secretary – Judy Hickman. The Sophomore Class Officers included President – David Smith; Vice President – George Causey; and Secretary – Myrna Faye Ford. The Ninth Grade Class Officers included President – James Crow; Vice President – Marsha Teague; and Secretary – Nancy Watson.

The High School also had their Election of Mr. and Miss Brownwood High School and the winners were Larry Crutsinger and Carolyn Piper; and then James Crow and Sharon Piper were Elected Mr. and Miss Brownwood Junior High School.

The 1959 Brownwood Lions Football Team was Loaded with Senior Talent, and in fact, had something-like 20 Senior Returning Lettermen coming back for Head Coach Roland “Slim” Warren, for their Senior Year of High School Football. The Star of the Team was a Senior Running Back by the name of Dale Smith and he was a Returning All-District Running Back who was looking to make the All-State Team as a Senior. Senior Joe Loudermilk was going to be the Starting quarterback. Loudermilk and Smith were also Two of my Longtime Childhood Heroes.

When I was a 10-Year Old Little Leaguer, Loudermilk was the Super-Star Pitcher for the American League All-Stars that nearly made it to the Little League World Series. Smith wore Jersey Number 44 and that was my Favorite Jersey Number that I had always wanted to wear when I got to the Brownwood High School Varsity. Another Brownwood Hall of Champion Running Back Ray Masters, also wore Number 44. Masters was the Brownwood Super-Star when I was Younger.

Other Senior Super-Stars, included DE Larry Crutsinger, DT/OT Robert Young, RB/DB Buster Weatherman, WR/CB Junior Camacho, DT/OT Roy Utzman, OC Joe Ellis, DE Don Foster, and OG Jackie Joe Bullion. There were also Five Seniors who would receive their Third Letter, including Smith, Loudermilk, Young, Bullion, and Crutsinger. Earning their Second Letter included Juniors Lawrence Elkins and FB A.D. Carnes. Junior Super Stars getting their First Letter, included OT/DT Ronney Moore, OT Mike Greer, and QB Jimmy Herman.

I Weighed 155-Pounds, dripping-wet. My Ninth Grade Football Teammates and I had Won Most All of our Games in 1958 and most of our Victories came against some Really Tough Junior High School Teams in Abilene, Texas, but with all of those Seniors coming back, it was going to be Very Difficult for any of us to make the Varsity and we would Probably be Playing on the “B” Team, as Sophomores.

In July and August, most of the Varsity Players would meet every afternoon, after work, at Coggin Park to start working-out on their own and start getting in shape for the upcoming Football Season. Then, All-Of-A-Sudden, the “Universe” Came Calling!

On a Very Special Day, along with one of my Best Friends, Bobby Staudt, we ran-into our Old Pal from East ElementaryRonney Moore.”Hey guys! Why aren’t you coming over to the Park for Practice?” We told him that we would come over to Coggin Park that afternoon and we did.

I knew that they were working-out at the Coggin Park, but I did not want to tell Ronney Moore that I was too Scared to go over-there and Work-Out. There were some Really Big Guys and I was afraid that I might get Beat-Up, so I originally did not want to go over-there.

After Staudt and I went over there that afternoon and found-out that it wasn’t that bad, we kept on going and I got to meet all of those Really Big Senior Football Players that I would someday, and soon, be playing with on the Varsity.

SIDEBAR: When Talking about Former Brownwood Head Coach Coach Roland Warren, I will Never Forget one of the First Days of Practice in 1959. On the School Loud-Speaker in the School, there was an Announcement for Max Emfinger and Ben Elledge to Meet with Coach Warren in his Office Before Football Practice.

Coach Warren wanted Ben and I to come to his Office to Try to get us to Change Positions on the Football Field. Ben was a Big Quarterback and about 20-Pounds Bigger than me and Coach Warren wanted him and me to Trade Positions. He wanted Ben to Start Playing Running Back and he wanted me to move to Quarterback.

Well! Needless to Say, Neither of us Wanted “Any Part Of This Position Change” and we Immediately Told Him So. Ben was a Member of the National Honor Society and he was a Very Smart Quarterback and I certainly did not want the Responsibility of having to Learn The Plays and then Call The Plays.

I had been a Star Running Back for Nine Years and Ben had been a Star Quarterback for the Same Length of Time, and we Did Not Change Positions. Coach Warren was a Little Upset, but I think that we all Will Agree that “Things” turned-out Pretty Good For Everyone by Staying at our Best Position.

Ben Signed with Texas Tech as a Quarterback and he once Threw Seven Touchdowns in one Game For The Red Raiders, while I Signed with Baylor as a Running Back/Safety and was Selected to the Freshman All-SWC Team as a Running Back/Safety.

As it turned-out, the Varsity needed another Running Back and I was Brought-Up to the Varsity on the very first day of practice. I played behind Dale Smith and of course he wore Jersey Number 44, and I had to Select another Jersey Number and Basically there were only a few Jersey Numbers available and so I chose Jersey Number 35.

I did not play in the in the First Game of the Season against the San Angelo Central Bobcats and we lost that Game, but then we won Eight Straight Games and were 8-1 and going into our Last Game of the Regular Season Against the Breckenridge Buckaroos for the District Championship.

CHAPTER FOUR

The 1959 Brownwood And Breckenridge Game Was For The District Championship!

Now remember, in 1959, the Rules were that Only The District Championship Team advanced to the First Round of the Texas High School Playoffs. The Brownwood Lions were going To-Play the Breckenridge Buckaroos and Head Coach Emory Bellard, in Breckenridge, Texas and both teams were supporting an Identical 8-1 Record.

Breckenridge was Ranked #1 in the State and Brownwood was Ranked #5 in The State in Class 3A. The Highest Division in the State, at that time, was Class 4A. Later, Class 4A moved to Class 5A and Class 3A moved to Class 4A. Also, the Texas Rules were changed to include Three or more teams in each District to be in the Football Playoffs, but in this Game, in 1959, only the District Champion would play in the Playoffs.

To Make Matters Even Worse I: Brownwood had NEVER beaten Breckenridge in 20-years, but if they did not beat Breckenridge, in this Game, they would not make the Playoffs for the 20th Straight Year. The Brownwood Head Coach was Coach Roland “Slim” Warren. He was a Good Coach, but he had NEVER led the Lions into the Playoffs. This was going to be a Very Tough Game for Brownwood and his Assistant Coaches included Gus Snodgrass, Cecil Elkins, Nelson Turnbow, and Dale Biggs.

To Make Matters Even Worse II: The Buckaroos had the Best Quarterback in The State of Texas in Jerry Gibson; one of the Best Fullbacks in the State in Dickie Rogers; and the Best Defensive Lineman in the State in Glen Dixon.

SIDEBAR: In this “Big-Game” I was on the Sideline and there was a Play, involving Glen Dixon, that I will NEVER for the Rest of my Life. The Lions had the Football and there was going to be a Play near our Sideline “And here comes Glen Dixon and he was Running Full-Speed.”  On the PlayThe Chain-Gang was Too Slow in dropping the Chains Quick Enough and Dixon plowed right-into the First Down Pole at Full Speed with his body and he bent the Pole in Half, like a “C”.  Everyone rushed-over to see him to see if he was OK and Dixon jumped-up and ran back on the field, like nothing had happened.

Breckenridge also had an All-State Offensive Guard, Jimmy Wright, who was also their Second Team Quarterback, behind Jerry Gibson. The Buckaroos had all of these Fabulous Players, but Jerry Gibson was their catalyst and the Lions were going to have to Stop-Him to Win. Also, remember all of these Names, because they are going to “Come-Up” again.

The Buckaroo Player that was Second Team Fullback, behind Dickie Rogers was Sophomore Troy Kennedy, who only a year before had lived in Brownwood at 1905 Vine Street, just behind my house at 1904 Vincent Street. Two of My Very Best Friends from Brownwood and Sadly, They Died Very Premature, were Troy Kennedy and Bobby Staudt.

Both Kennedy and Staudt and I went to East Elementary with Ronney Moore, Eddie Daniel, and David Smith until the School Boundaries Changed after our Third Grade Year and we had to change to South Elementary. Three others, including Susan Timmons, Claudette Clark, and Dawn Stephens; plus Larry Kennedy Transferred to South Elementary from East Elementary and, except for Larry Kennedy in the Second Grade with Moore, we were all in the First Grade, with Miss Velma Martin, as our First Grade Teacher in 1950-51.

After our Ninth Grade Year, the Single-MomMother of Troy and Larry Kennedy got a Great, New job in Breckenridge and their Family Mysteriously left Brownwood and moved to Breckenridge, over the weekend. Troy, later told me at Boys State, about their Incredible First Play from Scrimmage in the Brownwood Game.

The Very First Play from Scrimmage, in the “Big-Game” Was Incredible. Most People would not believe this Play, but it worked and I later found-out, from Troy Kennedy, that the Play was Called The Camacho Special.

The Lions had a Senior Left Cornerback Named Junior Camacho and he was about 5-8. He also was one of my Best Friends on the Team and then again at Baylor University. Now, Remember that the Bucks Starting Right Guard, Jimmy Wright, was their Second Team Quarterback and Sophomore Jerry Coody was their Third Team Quarterback. Coody Started the Game at Quarterback.

The Best Athlete on the Team was their #1 Quarterback Jerry Gibson and he Started the Game at Right Flanker, right in front of Camacho. Also, Remember that Their #2 Quarterback was at Offensive Right Guard and their #3 Quarterback took The First Snap From Center. After taking The First Snap from Center, Coody paused for a Second, and then dropped-back for a pass, but he then Yelled-Out-Fumble.

Meanwhile, Camacho Rushed-Up to Try to Recover the Fumble and Gibson Streaked-Past Him, as Coody Handed The Football-Off to Wright. Wright, then slowly Dropped-Back and Hit Gibson, in the Clear, for a 77-Yard Touchdown to give the Bucks a Quick 7-0 Lead and the Bucks were on their way to a 44-6 Victory and the District Championship; while the Lions Finished their season with an 8-2 Record.

In This Game, Jerry Gibson was Incredible as he Caught a 77-Yard Touchdown; completed 8 of 13 Passes for 141-Yards; and Rushed for 55-Yards, giving him 273-Yards of Total Offense and a 15.17-Yards Per Touch Average. Gibson was able to get away from Lion Defenders on Numerous Occasions when he seemed to be trapped.

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The Buckaroo Victory gave Coach Emory Bellard (In Photo) another District 4-AAA Championship and sent his Perennial Powerhouse Team into the Playoffs with an Excellent Chance of Defending their 1958 State 3A Championship, but in the 1959 State Championship Game, the Bucks Tied Cleburne and Became Co-Champs for the 1959 State Championship. Bellard was a Very Young Coach and so don’t forget his name, because it is going to “Come-Up” again and Soon.

CHAPTER FIVE

Before The Lions Could Win The 1960 State Championship, They Needed A State Championship  Head Coach!

When you Read this Chapter, it is Almost Impossible to Believe and Understand how The Universe worked-out these seemingly Impossible and Incredible “Things” for Brownwood, Texas High School Football. And Yes! Politics was the Most Important aspect in Brownwood getting their new Head Football Coach and Politics also Played one of the Most Important Parts in my Life and at that time and also for the Rest of my Life.

Coach Gordon Wood (On The Left In Photo) was Coaching at Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas, but because of some “Big-Time Politics” with Teachers in Victoria not being able to participate in their Social Security Program, Coach Wood was looking to get back to a Head Coaching job in West Texas. Coach Wood was from Abilene, Texas, a West Texas Town, and he had also already Won Two 2A State Championships in 1955 and 1956 at another West Texas Town of Stamford. His Stamford Teams both had 15-0 Records and they also had a 35-Game Winning Streak, before they lost to Sweetwater, another West Texas Team.

Right after the 1959 Football Season, Coach Gordon Wood Interviewed with San Angelo Central High School for their Head Coaching Job and since he had already won Two 2A State Championships at Stamford, just down the road from San Angelo, it seemed like the San Angelo Head Coaching Job was probably going to be a “Shoe-In” for him to get the job. The San Angelo Central Head Coaching Job was Probably the #1 Head Coaching Job in the State of Texas, but because of another Unbelievable Political Dispute, their School Board of Trustees was Split Right-Down-The-Middle with Three Trustees on each Political Side.

CHAPTER SIX

Coach Gordon Wood – My 50-Year Mentor

It was in the Spring of 1960 and we had our First Team Meeting with our New Head Football Coach, Gordon Wood and he Gave-Us a Play Book that Read FOOTBALL Brownwood Lions High School Play Book. This Play Book was Given to me about 58-Years Ago and I am Currently Looking at My Brownwood Play Book that I have Used Many Times in my Lifetime.

BROWNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAY BOOK
THE FORWARD
By Gordon Wood

Football is a Game of Life played on The Gridiron. It can very well be a Reflection of What Life Holds for You in The Future. Your Reactions, Desire, Intent, and Attitude displayed in Football also displays The Type of Person That you Are and How You Will React Down the Road of Life.

RememberAnything Worthwhile Requires A Price. It must be Given a 100% Effort. Think in Terms of Success, Pay the Price, and Be A Success. Form Good Habits and You Will Be Rewarded.

On The First Page, Below THE FORWARD, The Following Poem Was included as Coach Gordon Wood Said;  “No Words can Express Our Philosophy Better than The Following Poem:

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN, YOU CAN!
(I Have Used This Poem For All Of My Many
Life Successes)

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN!

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you would like to win, but you think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
It’s as true as the Stars in the skies
That out in the World you’ll find
Success begins in a fellows thoughts
It’s ALL IN A STATE OF MIND!

Full many a race is lost
Ere ever a step is run,
And many a Task has failed
Before it was ever begun
Think Big and Your Deeds will grow
Think small and you’ll fall behind
Think that you can and you will,
It’s ALL IN A STATE OF MIND!

If you think you are out-classed, you are,
If you’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to think well of yourself
Before you can win a prize
Life’s battles doesn’t always go
To the Stronger or Faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the Fellow who THINKS HE CAN!

The Incredible Gordon Wood Story Is Next!

In 2003, just before Coach Wood went to Heaven in December, he is Sitting in the Stands (On the Right) with Coach Emory Bellard (In Photo) at the San Angelo Central game Against Brownwood in San Angelo Stadium.

Remember, I told you not to forget Coach Emory Bellard?

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