Monday, August 4, 2008

The Best Coach That More People Need To Know About...

Is not a hot-shot assistant, even though Mike Locksley is awesome. It's not the guy who's made Appalachian State the underdog darling. But you have to admit that Jerry Moore's become a bad ass in Boone. But that's not why we're here.

This is Henry Frazier III. He has grown up within the denziens of the HBCU community. He's one of the truly great coaches in Bowie State's history. But that's not his miracle. He's the head coach at Prairie View A&M. And you know what else?

He had a winning season last year. At Prairie View. The same school that went 86 games without a win. The same school that went over 30 years without a winning season. A school known more for it's academic alumni than it's athletic skill. He's got them all the way to 7-3.

And you know what? I think he can do better. The worst loss they had was a 12-2 defensive struggle vs. Southern. They had two other losses by a combined five points. In fact? Let's be honest.

Prairie View A&M could run the table. They've got 10 starters returning from the best defense in the SWAC. And their offense has 9 starters back as well. Yeah, Prairie View has a chance for a magical season.

And no team will interview him. This is college football in a nutshell. A coach can work miracles and he will get denied just because of the color of his skin.

Odds are he won't even sniff an interview. Shame.

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