City of Endless Opportunities to Explore!



New Orleans is a city that is recognized world wide for Bourbon Street and the annual Mardi Gras Festivities but you would be missing the boat if that’s all you got out of your experience in the Big Easy!



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Wrong Side of The Rivalry!!


Even though I am brand new to the bayou, everybody here is as nice as can be and truly reaches out to make me feel like family! However I have found myself on the wrong side of the cheering section a couple times in the past few weeks.  I would say that I am a very interested fan of football. I have always enjoyed watching great high school, college, or even professional games.  There are many teams that I enjoy watching, however ever since I was a very young child the teams that I have claimed as “my teams” are the Miami Dolphins in the NFL and the Florida Gators at the collegiate level.  I believe this is because I always liked teams the aired it out and threw the ball a lot and when I was young and that’s what both of these teams were known for.  So, dating back to approximately the 2nd grade I have rolled with the Gators on Saturday and the Phins or Sundays!

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The Transition of Moving!



 The transition of moving will always proved to be a hectic time where you are trying to accomplish a ton of things in a very short amount of time. This past month I accepted a coaching position in Louisiana. Since I was in Ohio at the time, I had to find someone to rent my house, decide what I was going to move with me as apposed to store. Then pack and make my trip across the country. Once arriving, I had to go through all the rigors of starting a new job such as a stack of HR paperwork, moving into my office, meeting the essential people whom I will interact with on a weekly basis and learning their function etc. Not to mention starting to build relationships with our players and beginning to tackle the daily and weekly obligations of my job.


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Storm Clouds


So one week into my stay in Southeastern Louisiana, we are on the verge of a tropical storm hitting land where I am staying.  Warnings have already been issued in the town and on campus to be cautious and keep an eye on the storm. Hurricane watches become quite common when you live on the Gulf but are never to be dismissed for as many that come and go with a windy rain shower, others in our history have proved to be devastating to this region.  So as Tropical Storm Karen swarms around in the Gulf of Mexico, I will be keeping tuned to see if it’s safe to continue working in my office as we prepare for the upcoming season or to head out in town to grab some Cajun food. Some campus and community activities have already been cancelled in precaution but most people seem to think we will see some 50mph winds and heavy rain for a couple hours and then she will pass.  I guess only time will tell, but this Ohio native will be mobile and ready to act if the situation worsens.  Have a terrific and blessed weekend and thank you for checking in!


Homecoming Season!


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Tis’ the season for Homecoming celebrations across the nation.  This is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school at universities, colleges and high schools. It typically includes events for current students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the campus, city or town. The tradition of Homecoming has its origins in alumni football games held at colleges and universities since the mid-1800s. Many schools have tried to lay claim to having the first Homecoming, but it is unclear as to who was the first to host such activities, however the NCAA recognizes the University of Missouri as the birthplace of Homecoming in 1911.


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