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    Atif Austin fired as coach....

    As I was scouring for some good info on the Rays win last night (yes, I'm a fan & have lived down there for a decade but am currently in Korea), I found an interesting headline regarding former Cyclone Atif Austin down in the Tampa Bay Area.

    Florida high school sports | Tarpon Springs dismisses coach Atif Austin (updated: 7:34 p.m.)

    Too bad, sounds like it was a bit of an overreaction and the kid (Pappas) even mentions how good a coach Austin was. Although it does sound like Austin was making changing for the program & it may have been rubbing people the wrong way. Either way, it sucks cause I was hoping this would open more of a pipeline to the area as it's thick w/DI talent.

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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Atif was a really nice guy, had a few classes with him. Bummer about losing his job.


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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    naega chae chalaga



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Yeah, from reading it again, it might have been a case of him & the school's administration butting heads on things & they found a way to eliminate their 'problem' coach very easily.

    I agree, he was a nice guy the couple times I talked to him, too.



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUDL View Post
    naega chae chalaga
    ???? - thanks for the solid contribution!



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Atif was a really nice guy, had a few classes with him. Bummer about losing his job.
    Played flag football against Atif and Seneca in the Iowa Games. Needless to say, they went home with their tails between their legs.



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    That sucks for Atif. Always seemed like a nice guy.



    On a lighter note, Tarpon Springs in pretty bad***. Visited there last time I was in Florida and thought it was pretty unique, especially down by the sponge docks.


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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Played flag football against Atif and Seneca in the Iowa Games. Needless to say, they went home with their tails between their legs.
    i was on that team with them...



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Atif taught my football theory class at UNI, he was a good guy...he told the class the first day wearing any Hawkeye gear would not be allowed



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    i was on that team with them...
    I know we played a scrimmage game against you guys a night or two before the Iowa Games started but can't remember if we actually played you in the tournament or not.



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    On a lighter note, Tarpon Springs in pretty bad***. Visited there last time I was in Florida and thought it was pretty unique, especially down by the sponge docks.
    We go down to that area of Florida every year, and visit Tarpon Springs each time. Nice little area. Good greek food. Howard Beach is one of our favorite beaches down in Florida.



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    Atif taught my football theory class at UNI, he was a good guy...he told the class the first day wearing any Hawkeye gear would not be allowed
    I had him too. Good coach. With my connection to ISU athletics, we had some good conversations. You werent in there the semester that his wife made him get snipped were you?



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Is the players dad a local tv stations sports reporter? This all sounds very familiar.....



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhops View Post
    Is the players dad a local tv stations sports reporter? This all sounds very familiar.....
    That's funny, it does sound a bit fishy but his father is either the owner or a family member that owns a restaurant called Louis Pappas Market Cafe.

    Welcome to Louis Pappas Market Cafe



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    Re: Atif Austin fired as coach....

    it sounds like someone was looking real hard for a reason to get rid of him. Throwing a ball in practice is probably less strenuous than carrying a back pack to school.



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