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1) Private vs. Public Schools In CIF.  What Can Be Done? (1:30)

2) What Is Wrong With Long Beach State's Local Recruiting Strategy? (17:00)

3) Which NFL Coach Would Fit Best With Each Local Football Teams? (26:30)

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JJ Fiddler has been covering Southern California prep and college sports for nearly a decade. He has worked for multiple publications in the area, including the Orange County Register.

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If we were to do what lbfan suggested and moved the moore league coaches around. If anyone has any football common sense and watch this league over the last 2 years, then it's obvious on who does the most with less! If you move Brown from Cabrillo to Poly and Lara to Cabrillo, now that would be the most interesting. Brown seems to be a builder and Lara seems to have just inherited talent and a program. I would venture to say Brown wins instantly and often at Poly. I say Lara would struggle with less talent and infrastructure or lack of the history.

-bruinalum76

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Good luck with that one!

-lbfbfan

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We need to just open up recruiting like how the private schools do. I know all my boys go to O-Lu and they from Carson and Gardena how is this done? CIF?? So since they already go the high payed coaches just open up recruiting to everyone. Best man wins!

-beastie

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Not at all bruin. I agree with you, but lets talk coaches then. Lakewood's guy is far less inferior to McNeil, Wilson's guy is less inferior than Morales, I mean Morales is winning at St. Anthony's for Pete Sakes! The guy at Jordan just needs to coach pop-warner, let's be honest, way way too much talent to be this bad. Compton simply is what it is.... COMPTON! The new guy at Cabrillo did a heck of a job last year, but now looks more like Cabrillo of old, unless his 2-0 mark in league is paying off from a big pre-season schedule. Lara's time has simply ran out at Poly, time for some new blood

-lbfbfan

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I am purley speaking on hypotheticals, we know the money in private school is much, much greater. However just like JJ and Mike did with the NFL coaching deal, what if we could pick our coaches in our league? Are these coaches who we have currently the best we can possibly find?

-bruinalum76

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I agree with your assessment of the coaching in the league. The gazette guys entire reason for speaking on the unfair advantages sort of prove your argument though. No money-No quality Coach. Simple as that people

-lbfbfan

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I am a Wilson guy, played on some great teams in the 80's and I agree with the Gazette guys topic on the unfair practices regarding the trinity leagues and the public schools. However, if you watch our long beach Moore League schools play there are no coaches besides the coach at Cabrillo who I believe is a college guy with a college background, who can coach with those trinity/private school coaches. There has to be a better quality of coach who is willing to come help the publics out!!

-bruinalum76

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Mike, you guys should do what you did with the NFL hypotheticals, and just swap the current Moore League coaches around! I would love to hear who you guys would think would do well at different programs and why! Just a thought

-lbfbfan

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