Originally Posted by buckeyedan
I'm fine with saying it's not common (obviously)... but when it happens why on earth would you not play your best players?
buckeyedan, I'm not saying I agree with never starting a freshmen, believe me, I am certain that a few have come through Amanda that probably were better than the upper classmen, all I was saying is that's how it's been at Amanda since Hinton arrived. I think in the 70's before Hinton, a freshmen or 2 did start.
Now with that said and with the program that coach Hinton built over the years, especially from the lates 80's through the early 2000's, we had almost every athlete in the school going out for football, so I doubt that there were any freshmen better than the upper classmen.
Coach Hinton, always seem to have atleast a few of sophomores starting or getting significant playing time, so he wasn't afraid to play a sophomore.