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Published: Monday, Aug. 12 2013 7:19 p.m. MDT

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Golden Helmet
Salt Lake City, UT

Kudos to Coach Marlowe for progressing forward. This offense is going to be a beast to defend! It will be hard to not see the traditional triple option that we've all grown accustomed to. I hope that there wasn't pressure to change. Remember, two of the top programs in 4A run triple - East and Highland. I think that to fully utilize this offensive potential, Coach Marlowe needs to allow assistant coach Kenny James to take a more active role. He is the heart and soul of Skyline and knows the OL like the back of his hand. Should be a great year, go Eagles!

Proud Skyline Alum
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

So by "kudos for progressing forward" and "this offense is going to be a beast to defend" why your love still for the triple option. Pressure to change has been obvious, you would have to have your head in the sand to continue the push of the triple option.

Change is good. This will be good and has been needed for a number of years. Obviously you are watching all the changes that have been going on in football over the past 15 years. Time for Skyline coaches to come into the 21st century.

As far as your choice of a more active coach of the O-line, my fellow gold dome alum couldn't disagree more. Nice guy but doesn't know anything but basic O-line stuff. We need coaches who actually know what they are doing and who are more interested in the football team than in the cheerleaders!

I wish the 2013 Eagles the very best and hope they kick some but with this new offense and show that the change is long overdue!

Golden Helmet
Salt Lake City, UT

@Proud Skyline Alum - yes, I am excited about the changes, it's just a shame that the Eagles are not holding true to their roots. They could still hold the triple as their base and implement different personnel groupings to run it out of spread - with the option to line up in the bone if the defense affords a vulnerability.

"Time for Skyline coaches to come into the 21st century" - are you suggesting that there are other areas, or just offense? With this change, will you "Proud Skyline Alums" back off the pressure being thrown toward the coaches?

"Nice guy but doesn't know anything but basic O-Line stuff...We need coaches who actually know what they are doing and who are more interested in the football team than in the cheerleaders!" Two things, Coach James knows a lot about offense, other than basic O-Line stuff. He has done an outstanding job on the JV level for years calling the O. Moreover, he is a master motivator of these young men. Give him more responsibility to help him develop into the next head coach! Also, that's a pretty blatant statement about cheerleaders - completely unfounded.

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