I had the privilege of playing in the last ever "Turkey Bowl" that saw GW play OCC every Thanksgiving Day for many years. It was a great tradition with great crowds no matter the records of the teams. It was a family and community event the likes of which will never be seen again in OC JC Football. Too bad.
Don't get him started on the state of HS and JC football... He doesn't mince words.
His eldest is AD at Irvine Valley, doing great things with their STUDENT ATHLETES.
JC athletics are such a, now, hidden gem. Tons of talent in all sports.
Kids now (at least FB players) all want to go a 4 year right out of HS and JC is a dirty word. Crazy.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you can't play at OCC or GWC, you ain't a scholarship athlete, and still may not be if you do. Yet many who think they are, can't sniff a snap at the local JC. Local JC football and the talent is on par with, or exceed, many D2 programs. They're loaded with non-qualifier legit D1 athletes and bounce-back legit D1,1AA athletes.
Exponentially more opportunities to get an athletic scholarship out of JC than HS as well. But parents keep forking out money to send their kid across country to a school they paid a recruiting service to lead them to... and they're back in a semester headed to... their local JC.
End of the JC diatribe.
Fullerton College has suspended football coach Tim Byrnes, who has led the team to back-to-back state and national championships, while the community college investigates two potential violations in the Hornets football program.
According to a Fullerton College press release the school self-reported two potential violations related to CCCAA constitution by-law 2.11 that covers “subsidizing, inducements and special privileges” of student-athletes
https://www.ocregister.com/2018/09/25/f ... iolations/
Looking at Fullertons roster a lot of La Habra players listed and a few Los Als as well.
has been so good over the past many years, they bring in a lot of out of state players, probably
by greasing the wheel a bit for the players coming in, in state and out of state.
I noticed the Saddleback JC FB program is down this year (usually highly state/national ranked) when
their basketball team took a hit recently regarding the same situation as Fullerton JC, maybe?
far this season, now we know why the program has been so good all these years, wonder
if they will have to forfeit all the national and state championships they have won over
the previous years? The HC was placed on administrative leave months ago, whatever
happen to him, anyone?