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Some thoughts on Walkosky's resignation

November 16, 2010 - Zach Baker
Dave Walkosky resigned a Tiffin University's head football coach today.

Walkosky was put in a difficult position, replacing a coach who had three consecutive winning seasons against inferior competition, coming into a new, much tougher league, and, because he was hired in late April of 2008, not having the benefit of a full recruiting class or a staff of his choosing.

In spite of this, Walkosky put up a competitive season in 2008, keeping several games close but only winning one.

It was in 2009 and 2010 where Walkosky really paid for not having a recruiting class in '08. Whereas players should have been maturing into their sophomore and junior years, Walkosky was inserting freshmen into starting roles, because even though they were young, they were GLIAC-talented athletes.

Walkosky took some big losses in his three seasons, but always kept his head up and stayed positive. He always was cooperative with me and the rest of The A-T's staff. I like him and hope he succeeds wherever he goes.

In some ways, his final game was a microcosm his tenure. Faced with overwhelming odds, Tiffin rallied from a 31-3 fourth quarter deficit to get within a touchdown against playoff-bound Hillsdale. Their final touchdown came with a minute left. They just ran out of time.

I wish Walkosky had a little more.



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