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College coaches look to balance football X’s and O’s with family X’s and O’s

By Matt Murschel, ORLANDO SENTINEL, December 12, 2010

Like every college coach, Mark Dantonio knows the stress of his job. As head coach at Michigan State, Dantonio has felt the pressures of winning in a big conference. His Spartans finished 11 1 this season and won a share of the Big Ten Conference title. But after suffering a mild heart attack on Sept. 18, just hours after his team used a fake field goal to beat Notre Dame, 34 31 in overtime, the 54 year old coach was forced to deal with the stresses associated with the job. “You need to take care of your family and your health and you need to take time for yourself .

ARTICLES BY DATESpring football report: Running back tandem excites Winter Park

Staff Reports, May 22, 2014

Winter Park should have one of the area’s best backfields this fall with RBs Malik Foy and Tyshaun Ingram. Foy, a rising junior, rushed for 658 yards and seven touchdowns in five games before tearing the ACL in his right knee, forcing him to miss the second half of the season. Ingram, also a rising junior, is an Evans transfer. He rushed for nearly 500 yards last season. “[Foy] was on pace for a thousand yards last year,” coach Tim Shifflet said. “Ingram is a heck of a kid and has a lot of speed. That dream is gone, but this is not a tale of woe. Merrick is indeed a top recruit, but instead of meeting basketball coaching kings like Coach K and Pitino, Merrick is far more likely to see Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Will Muschamp or George O’Leary.

The Sentinel’s Andrea Adelson and Matt Murschel face off on whether college football coaches should Twitter. Yes: Tweets a good way to reach recruits Pete Carroll does it. Lane Kiffin does it, too. Sometimes Charlie Weis does it several times a day. I’m talking about Twittering this generation’s version of the CB radio. And unlike most fads like Uggs and High School Musical, Twitter appears to be here to stay. What they often don’t mention is why those coaches have failed so badly. It’s the talent. It’s the teams. Carlesimo, John Calipari, Tim Floyd, Lon Kruger and Mike Montgomery all came as very successful college coaches, only to struggle often badly in the NBA.
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