View Full Version : Wyatt Departs, New Bull to Lead Rage
12-10-2006, 09:43 PM
With Coach Wyatt headed home to Oklahoma Panhandle State, the Rage has named Jim Cox to suceed him and lead the herd. It was reported on the radio this morning.
Cox was on staff with the Rage last season, so all should pretty much remain status quo. Rumors are that most of the staff will remain intact and most of the players plan on returning.
In the past Cox was a head coach at William Penn College in Iowa and has be also defensive coordinator at Missouri Valley College and also worked at SEMO.
The question is whether or not the offense will be as potent as in the past with Groefsema signing with the Central Valley Coyotes of the AF2 and Wyatt out of the picture.
12-11-2006, 09:58 AM
with clay out part of last season we did just fine with fish. I am sure getting a qb is top on the list for the up coming tryout. the rage has never been about one player, or one coach for that matter. it is a team and they play like a team... Players will come and go.. Every team must adjust. Clay will be missed but there is always someone out there just waiting for their chance...
Best of luck to both Clay and Coach Wyatt
I agree that players will come and go, but coaches, not so fast. I have seen teams crumble (note the Rams) when there is a coaching change-and not just their record. I am talking about knowing when to call the 'right' play, when to substitute players and on and so forth. I am talking about the type of player that is recruited, the way in which they conduct themselves privately and publicly. Yes, I feel that Coach Wyatt will be missed in more ways than we know right now. All I have to say is "Remember the Renegades!"
12-11-2006, 01:51 PM
I'm a little concerned about this myself. Especially since the Rage are now in a more competitive UIF league. Gone are the easy 100-0 blow outs that the team seemed to have once or twice a year in the NIFL. This was a challenge to begin with and now it's even more of a challenge with a new coach.
I certainly hope Jim Cox is up to the task.
I also would like to congratulate Clay on his promotion and hope that his career continues to go well. He was a great presence for the Rage and will be missed.
Ok Fisher, now is your chance to shine.
12-11-2006, 03:03 PM
Actually, I think this will help the Rage, being in the UIF. Talent wasn't their problem last year...they lost in the playoffs after having six or seven weeks off from playing a "real" game. They should be fine in the UIF.
12-13-2006, 06:03 PM
I don't know about Coach Cox's overall record but at William Penn his teams were 4-6, 4-7, 2-8. I hope that trend will not continue.
12-17-2006, 11:58 AM
What is up with the Rage? It seems kind of quiet. No news, No schedule release. No player signings. What's up?
12-18-2006, 06:28 AM
final schedules are still being worked out with the uif. They had a few conflicts that needed worked out from what the front office is saying. Should be done this week. The Rage had to postpone their tryout until Jan 7th so once they have the tryout i am sure we will hear something as far as player signings.Several players are up in the air as far as if they are moving up to AFL and one player is in tryouts with NFL.
I hear they have several new guys coming on. Should be a great year.. Better teams and better travel....
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