Friday, April 26, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-04-26 18:37:45)
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT--After a hectic first three months on the job, the real business at hand is about to begin for new Cocke County High School football coach Caleb Slover.

Slover and his inaugural Fighting Cocks team will hit the field on Monday as they begin spring practice, which will culminate with the third-annual Ruler of the Roost spring game with Cosby High School on May 17.

However, before Cocke County can have its sights set on performing in the spring game, they will be getting up to speed on the system Slover plans to implement during spring camp, which will consist of nine practices over the course of the next three weeks. The TSSAA allows for teams to utilize 10
days of work over a 15 weekday period in the spring period.

“It’s going to be a good 10-day introduction for them and get their heads spinning,” said Slover, who was hired by CCHS in February, after previously being an assistant coach at Tusculum College. “With a new system, it’s going to be a struggle and a long process, but we’ve got nine good practices to get in before the spring game.

“We’ve got some time to get some work in and get a foundation built,” said Slover, who replaces Greg Hacker after three seasons.

For the full story, see the April 27-28 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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