Vestavia is a dirty team? That’s the first I’ve heard of it.
To say Propst is quotable would be an understatement. I think that specific line could add more fire to the Vestavia-Hoover rivalry than anything I’ve heard in a long time. And the rivalry was already approaching the fever of Alabama-Auburn.
Vestavia is coached by a class individual, Buddy Anderson. I’ve not heard anyone say he ran a dirty program or his players took dirty shots. But that was before getting an intimate look at Propst trying to motivate his team.
Whether Propst really meant it or not, I don’t know. Certainly, he was grasping for a way to get his team’s attention. For most of 2006, the Bucs were listless. And what better way to restore a team’s focus than to vilify the biggest divisional rival?
Overall, I was impressed with Propst during the premiere episode. He took responsibility for the loss, tried to heal the mental wounds of his quarterback and when necessary during the Minor homecoming game yelled at this team for poor blocking. Basically, we saw what a head coach should be doing. And he did it with class.
Except for the Vestavia remark.
Episode highlight: I really wanted to see less football and more Brittany. I’m sorry, but she stole the show. More Brittany please! I really didn’t pay attention to who she was dating, but UA should offer her boyfriend so she will be on campus for next football season.