Wyatt resigns post with Razorbacks|
veröffentlicht am 03.Okt.2003 @ 20:22:10 von MEB
Following a team meeting on Tuesday evening, Rhein Main Razorbacks Head Football Coach Mike Wyatt made it clear to team
president, Danny Zeidler, that he would complete the remainder of his contract but would not return for the 2004 season as coach of the team.
Wyatt made no secret that he was disappointed with the outcome of the 2003 Razorbacks season and expressed those thoughts to Zeidler.
"I am disappointed with the way the season ended, but there can be only one team that can be happy with the final outcome and that is the
team that wins the German Bowl. Everyone else will be disappointed", stated Wyatt.
Wyatt leaves the Razorbacks after 6 years at the helm. Prior to his arrival the Razorbacks had never been in the playoffs in the GFL and had
never finished higher than 5th place in the GFL South. During his tenure, Wyatt coached teams won the GFL South three times, finished second
twice and had one third place finish. The Razorbacks had also only managed a total of 5 wins in two seasons in the GFL prior to his arrival and since then have
collected 55 wins, averaging 9 wins per season.
Ironically, the Razorbacks are coming off their most successful season on the field, winning 10 games and advancing to the semi-finals.
Offensively, the Razorbacks twice set European records for total offense and passing offense. The 2001 team set the records with 5599 yards in
total offense in 13 games. That record was demolished by the 2003 Razorbacks that amassed 6604 yards in 14 games while scoring 569 points.
Quarterback Clay Groefsema threw 51 touchdown passes with only 8 interceptions and completed 61.8% of his passes and had a quarterback rating of 193.02 (The best in college football last year was 157.1). Running back/receiver Mike Lawrence led the GFL in scoring with 31 touchdowns and three receivers caught
more than a thousand yards in passes in 2003.
"It is still too early to talk about it because the loss to Hamburg is too fresh on our minds, but when the players have a time to reflect on this season, they
will look back with pride at what they accomplished. This season they moved into the elite teams in the GFL", Wyatt added.
Since coming to Rüsselshiem, Wyatt has witnessed some of the GFL´s top teams drop out of the GFL. Hanau, Munich, Düsseldorf, Kiel, Aschaffenburg, and Landsburg have all exited the league while the Razorbacks have consistently played in the top of the GFL South conference.
"We have played good football for 6 years. Some teams with great traditions have come and gone, but we have played in the top of our conference
over that period", Wyatt noted.
In regard to his future plans, Wyatt offered; " I am available and will listen to any team that has an interest. I have already had some preliminary discussions
with some teams in Germany and hope to have more. I have a couple offers on the table outside of Germany. But there is no question the GFL is the football league in
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