Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No Miami 7on7 Passing this Saturday

Miami University called last week with the news that they had to cancel their 7o7 passing camp scheduled for this Saturday, July 30. Not enough teams were able to work this camp into their schedules. Sad!

Back in the days of Randy Walker, "Coach Hepp,"and Shane Montgomery, Miami 7on7's were outstanding. The last three Saturdays in July. They averaged about 25 teams a session. The last Saturday was usually stacked with excellent teams. Concession stands were loaded with good sandwiches and all types of cold drinks. Families made a day of it. Linemen were getting coached on a side field.

For me, the days were like Christmas. So many prospects to evaluate. So many skilled kids. Also was able to meet high school coaches and parents. Really enjoyed riding around on a golf cart with Coach Walker and Coach Heppner. Tremendous guys.

The last two years former head coach Mike Haywood and staff put very little emphasis on the 7on7 camps. Really there was none. The recruiting process for Ohio prospects was a joke. Thank goodness for quarterbacks, Zac Dysert and Austin Boucher.

Now there is a new staff and new energy. High school coaches, mark the dates on your calendar. Miami 7on7's will probably never be the same. The only way to go is up.

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