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Collinsworth returns to sidelines as HS coach

Posted on: May 31, 2011 2:14 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2011 2:45 pm
 
CollinsworthPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Among the people whose jobs will be affected by the lockout – including the players, owners, the fans, and the lower-level team employees who are being furloughed  – are the broadcasters who come out of summer hibernation in time for football.

Think, as an example, about Cris Collinsworth, one of the best color analysts in the game who works for Showtime and NBC during the season. With the football season up in the air, Collinsworth has decided to find a second job.

“I am going to get my football fix this fall even if the lockout cancels the NFL season,” writes Collinsworth on footballpros.com. “Highlands High School's head coach Dale Mueller (winner of four straight state championships) called to ask if I would be interested in coaching wide receivers. I laughed. He said he was serious. The pay wasn't much (zero), but he promised I would have fun. My son Jac is one of the receivers on the team, and I had already polluted his brain with most of my receiving advice. But what the heck, the NFL will probably miss at least half of their season anyway, I agreed.”

Collinsworth starts today, and he admits that he’s nervous. Like a first-year rookie, he’s got to inhale the playbook in order to teach the kids. The llearning, he writes, is making his brain feel like a plate full of scrambled eggs.

Highlands High School, mind you, is a football power in the state of Kentucky – the winner of four-straight state titles – and another Collinsworth son, Austin, also played there before matriculating to Notre Dame.

So, it’s a good fit for Collinsworth – who lives just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in northern Kentucky – because if Collinsworth coaches or he doesn’t, it likely won’t make much difference to Highland’s chances for another state crown.

Besides, Collinsworth’s employment options came down to two choices – an assistant high school coach or a riverboat captain. And as we learned in March, his vessels aren't always so successful in the water.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Collinsworth returns to sidelines as HS coach

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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 11:59 am
 

Collinsworth returns to sidelines as HS coach

Stop hating. He's far better than most out there, and a heck of alot better than Madden was. I'ld rather listen to Collinsworth over the Fox "A" team of Buck and Aikman.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Collinsworth returns to sidelines as HS coach

"One of the best color analysts in the game"????


Is there another Cris Collinsworth out there? Because this ex Bungle has to be close to the bottom of the list



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: May 31, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Collinsworth returns to sidelines as HS coach

His picture looks like someone spread silly putty over their kneecap. 


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