Miami Northwestern is the #1 High School football team in the country, according to USA Today and ESPN. They've won 30 straight games and two straight national titles. They will be sending 6-8 players to my beloved Hurricanes next year. And they have also attracted controversy a couple times. You've probably heard about the Antwan Easterling fiasco from last year. But you've probably never heard of Taurean Charles, who was a star at "Da West" in 2001. The documentary "Year Of The Bull" chronicles his senior year exploits, in and out of the classroom. The results are eye opening to say the least. Waldini sent me this link and all he could say was "WOW!" Below is just an appetizer.
1.) T-Diddy? You knew that wasn't gonna end well. Kid was feeling himself WAY too much. The whole, "I'm not trying to get hurt" incident was priceless. I didn't think that really happened at the high school level, but I'll be damned if it doesn't. Cautionary tale? Damn straight.
2.) Those have to be the most gully ass coaches I've ever seen. I would be scared as hell to commit a pass interference on that squad. Nevertheless, this kind of thing didn't just happen at Miami Northwestern. I remember hearing stories about our high school coach taking on guys during practice...and winning. Don't forget that we live in a world that's given us Bobby Knight and Woody Hayes, so there's probably some coaches out there even more hard core. That's kind of scary. But then again, that's high school football.