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  • #16
    Heard on the radio today that he was 119-12 in his 9 years at Mullen. Won 4 state titles, coached in 6 state title games and was in they playoffs every year he was there. Apparently LenDale White was spending some time in Cali and Logan has a very good reputation out there and he said he wouldnt be surprised if he got a few offers to coach a school out there.

    Dave Logan=Colorado football!
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    • #17
      Originally posted by CinnaMunMun View Post
      My mom still works for Smoky, she said the word on the street is he and his entire staff are going to Cherry Creek.
      Doesn't surprise me.


      I hate Creek soooo much lol.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by DoomTrooper View Post
        I hope he coaches my Grandview Wolves, and owns Smoky and Creek for the next 10 years!!!
        I don't mind Grandview as long as smoky isn't playing them. Have tons of friends that went there.
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        • #19
          Apparently the reason he was let go is because Mullen wants to get back to a more Lasallian type of education. Logan isn't a teacher (I don't think) and he's certainly not Lasallian. They also want a coach that is also a full time teacher which Logan can't do because of all his commitments.

          So apparently there's no dirty laundry, thank God. Just that Mullen wanted to focus on getting back to its roots and Logan had other commitments.

          It's nice when there's no dirty laundry about one of our heroes for once.

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          • #20
            From the paper this morning:

            Mullen feels anger over Logan’s firing
            Ryan Clement, the school’s CEO, meets with parents to explain the unpopular decision.
            By Neil H. Devlin and Ryan Casey
            The Denver Post
            The surprise firing of longtime Mullen head football coach Dave Logan sparked a backlash from supporters Thursday, a day after the removal of one of the most successful prep coaches in state history. The anger stemmed not only from the surprise, but the vague reasons Mullen offered.
            On Thursday, Mullen president and chief executive officer Ryan Clement expounded on why Logan was fired, saying the popular talk show host and longtime Broncos announcer had become the face of the school and that’s not what the new administration wanted, especially from someone who didn’t work at the school full time.
            “In the case of Coach Logan, he had a greater celebrity outside, which was even magnified more,’’ Clement said. “The analysis of the impact on our culture is magnified by how the head football coach engages within the school. For that position, we felt we needed to have (the coach) be full-time faculty. “If our greatest asset is our football coach, who’s not here very often, you can see it’s not who we’ve been.’’
            It was also learned, however, that Logan turned down requests from Mullen administrators to replace three assistants before last season with full-time faculty, including Clement.
            As for Mullen’s desire to have full-time faculty serve as coaches, Clement acknowledged that a small percentage of the approximately 100 coaches of boys and girls teams at Mullen are full time.
            “Sadly, we have about 10 percent in the building,” Clement said. “What’s difficult, in that in a perfect world, we’d like to have a significantly higher number in the building, especially in football, where it’s ingrained.’’
            Logan, an accomplished athlete, coach and broadcaster, had become the name most associated with Mullen.
            “People are angry that we got rid of our biggest asset and they think it’s horrible,” said Clement, who met with parents on Thursday to explain the decision.
            Logan, who was 110-12 at Mullen in nine years with four state titles, declined comment Thursday, saying only he “wanted to move on.’’ On his afternoon radio show on 850 KOA-AM, he deflected a number of well-wishers who telephoned, instead focusing on other sports-related topics.
            But sources confirmed that trouble started before last season, when Mullen administrators wanted as many as three in-building assistants on Logan’s staff, including Clement as a possible quarterbacks coach. Logan would only allow that change is “their prerogative.” Clement is a former all-state quarterback.
            New Mullen principal Jim Gmelich, who came to the school last year from Regis Jesuit, has refused to comment since the story broke Wednesday. Gmelich and Clement were prominent in making the decision to fire Logan, along with the board of trustees, which approved the move. Clement denied that the school has its sights set up on hiring Regis football coach Mark Nolan.
            “We’ve had no conversations with anyone about Mark Nolan,’’ Clement said.
            The school hopes to have a new coach hired by the end of February and Clement said it already has received inquiries.
            “We recognize this position is extraordinarily important,” he said. “The football coach is one youhavetohavehere.”
            Of the new emphasis on hiring coaches who are full-time faculty members, Clement added that the school is encouraging all faculty who have had experience as competitors in athletics to at least volunteer as assistants.
            Sources indicated Thursday that Cherry Creek and Denver East would be open to discussions about landing Logan, who starred at Wheat Ridge High School and the University of Colorado. He also played in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and the Broncos.
            Early Thursday, students held a brief protest in support of Logan, chanting and waving signs in the school’s parking lot. Students also walked out of classes, and some wore jeans as a symbolic breaking of Mullen’s dress code. As the day wore on, the anger quieted — but it was replaced with a question: Why? Not everyone was buying the explanation that Mullen wanted Logan to be at the school full time, especially his players.
            “They don’t have a reason,” said Guy Johnson, a senior wide receiver. “I read their statement, and they didn’t give a good reason.”
            Gmelich and Clement were hired in the past year, but Johnson said the feeling among players is that “they’ve been planning this for a long time.”
            The students were never addressed Thursday. Logan met with his team Wednesday to inform them of his dismissal.
            “They’re not going to tell us nothing,” Johnson said. “It’s not our school. It’s their school now.”
            In another matter, former Mustangs boys basketball coach Porter Cutrell, now in New Mexico, received the go-ahead to pursue his federal lawsuit against the school. Cutrell claims the school told the staff not to use its health insurance in order to save money, but he did use his insurance to have a torn rotator cuff repaired. As a result, Cutrell said, Mullen fired him.
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            Basically, Clement wanted to be a QB coach, Logan said no, so Clement got pissy.

            They hired RJ's principal, and said principal wanted his own guy to be the football coach. He probably had full support of the President of the school, as Logan hurt his widdle feewings.

            It's okay. Logan will go coach somewhere else and Mullen will never win 4 titles in 11 years, ever again.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Alastor View Post
              Apparently the reason he was let go is because Mullen wants to get back to a more Lasallian type of education. Logan isn't a teacher (I don't think) and he's certainly not Lasallian. They also want a coach that is also a full time teacher which Logan can't do because of all his commitments.

              So apparently there's no dirty laundry, thank God. Just that Mullen wanted to focus on getting back to its roots and Logan had other commitments.

              It's nice when there's no dirty laundry about one of our heroes for once.
              Please forgive my ignorance. What is "Lasallian"?

              I am glad there's no scandal associated with this. That really would've been a shame.

              Go to Grandview, Logan!!!
              Lifetime Broncos/Cowboys fan.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by DoomTrooper View Post
                Please forgive my ignorance. What is "Lasallian"?

                I am glad there's no scandal associated with this. That really would've been a shame.

                Go to Grandview, Logan!!!
                The news story Cory just posted, which I had not yet seen, indicates there is indeed a bit of laundry. Nothing horrible though. Apparently just that they didn't think it was appropriate that Logan's celebrity status was overshadowing other facets of the school.

                Lasallian is a reference to Roman Catholic educational practices. In essence, they wanted a teacher there who was Roman Catholic, and who was also a full time teacher. Potentially someone who attended seminary, but someone who at least had a belief in the Roman Catholic doctrine.

                If you're into renaissance or religious history at all, look up Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle. He's a pretty interesting dude. When Europe was suffering from low education, exceptional poverty, and other general chaos he got a bunch of his fellow Roman Catholics together and they made it their mission in life to provide education, preserve works of learning and spread the idea of education. It's one of the most significant, if slightly dry, historical events of humanity that took place.

                If not for the Catholics building massive libraries in Europe at a time when people couldn't even read, we probably would have very few books left from before 1800. This group of religious educators survived Napoleon's wars as well as a few other major catastrophes throughout Europe and many of them gave their lives in the process so that humanity wouldn't lose the knowledge and history that was in danger from outside forces at the time.

                Anyway, it's a Roman Catholic teaching philosophy.

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                • #23
                  Machebeuf should get him. :thumb:
                  "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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                  • #24
                    Now the rumor is he will interview at creek, possibly East, and then a couple of other schools might try and interview him, including Smoky.

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                    • #25
                      I coach at up in Fort Collins... there's been rumors about him going to Creek for probably about 3 months now.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by BVP View Post
                        I coach at up in Fort Collins... there's been rumors about him going to Creek for probably about 3 months now.
                        You coach at Rocky, Fossil, or Fort Collins?
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Atwnbroncfan View Post
                          You coach at Rocky, Fossil, or Fort Collins?
                          Neither lol. I coach at Poudre.
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                          • #28
                            GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Dave Logan said Thursday night in the Cherry Creek High School library that he and longtime friend and Bruins football coach Mike Brookhart had joked about Logan taking over at Colorado's largest school, and even had a few conversations about it without the kidding.

                            It became real as the Bruins announced Logan as their new football coach. The hiring comes just two weeks after Logan's departure from rival Mullen in what has been one of the most scutinized and followed prep coaching changes in Colorado history.

                            After meeting with Bruins parents, players, faculty and staff, even others who wanted to see what all the fuss was about and including a parent and player or two from Mullen, Logan, who said he agreed to take the job Wednesday, answered questions pubicly.

                            "Ironically, Coach Brookhart and I are great friends and we have talked almost on a weekly basis probably the last three or four years," said Logan, whose Mullen team beat Cherry Creek in the 2008 Class 5A championship game. "We have kidded about it, had flippant conversations about this, we've had serious conversations about this that if the opportunity ever presented itself ...

                            "I have great respect for him and his entire family. It's a longtime Cherry Creek family and, really, without him being a part of this, I wouldn't be standing here."

                            Brookhart, who had been doubling, coaching football and boys basketball, will continue with the basketball team. He called Logan's hiring "terrific. It's great for our school."

                            Cherry Creek principal Ryan Silva insisted "we wanted to be very comfortable with Coach Logan and we wanted him to be very comfortable with us. One of the things that was important to us was that he's a guy who has a similar philosophy in athletics. Athletics are really an opportunity for our kids to learn lifetime lessons they can apply later on."

                            Logan said he didn't give anything scripted to the parents and players in an earlier meeting, and he just "spoke from the heart, told them a little about my philosophy and how we'll deal with their sons."

                            What has been the most difficult aspect of his ouster from Mullen, he said, was the attention the situation has drawn.

                            Asked if he remains stunned about it, Logan said, "totally, totally, absolutely. ... It's high school football, and we're standing here. Again, I'm in your business (he broadcasts for KOA radio). I get it, I really do. I work for a radio station that allows me to coach. I've done this awhile ... (but) I'm fairly amazed, yeah."

                            Cherry Creek players were not available to comment, Silva said, because they left after the meeting and "it's a school night."

                            While his staff from Mullen that in a nine-year stretch produced a 110-12 record and four titles won't return intact, Logan said he would meet with former Bruins staff and his previous group with the Mustangs before setting it.

                            Silva called Logan "an outstanding addition for us," and Logan allowed that he "was very happy to have this opportunity," as well as to continue the tradition of former Bruins coach Fred Tesone, whose 27-year run ended in 1989. Tesone is credited for helping to establish suburban football in the Denver area.

                            The Bruins have won eight state titles, all from 1982-96.

                            Mullen had earlier cited Logan (19 years overall, 201-43 record, six big-school state championships) for not being Lasallian, not teaching in the school building and not being open to having faculty members on his staff as original reasons for being let go, then submitted reports to the Colorado High School Activities Association last week detailing possible infractions involving prospective student-athletes on sidelines during games as well as others shadowing players.

                            On Thursday, CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann said, "Mullen is still investigating, and we're waiting for (school officials) to come to us." He said no timetable will be in place until CHSAA receives all reports.

                            Cherry Creek has 3,500-plus students, and its district enrollment is capped. Only those who live in — or move into — the area will be eligible, although CHSAA has rules in place barring transfers from playing varsity sports if the switch is deemed for athletic reasons.

                            Logan, who lives in the Cherry Creek area, said he's ready to go to work for the Bruins, who beat his A-West team in 1996 for their last title.

                            "I think it has been a first-class program and school for a long, long time," he said. "When I started coaching back in '93 at Arvada West, this was the program that we wanted to emulate. This was the program that was on top. Our goal was to do the right things that would eventually enable us to get to that level. So, yeah, I'm aware of the history of the program and the people involved."



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                            With him at Cherry Creek do you think Jack Del Rios son will go to Cherry Creek with the best high school coach in the state there. Luke Del Rio was one of the top high school quarterbacks in Florida.

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                            • #29
                              Damn, Luke chose Valor over Creek.
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                              • #30
                                They will be playing out of state this year wont they after they killed whoever they played in the state championship ?

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