“Mike the Clone” weighs in on Glendora coaching situation …

As most know, my rants haven’t been about Pasqy as a person. Hands down Mark is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But it’s the game plan between the lines that I often disagreed with. Some of the things we would see in the stands just left you shaking your head. (yeah I know now I sound like those bonehead parents at Wilson in the blog)

I think he is right about being burned out. He just wasn’t creative as time moved on, just predictable every game day. “Predictable Pasqy” I heard him called once in the stands. And as you know I refer to call him as “Marty” as in Schottenheimer. He’ll get you to the race but will he win the race? Guess not! The last couple of years even the hard-line “button wearers” knew what the next play was going to be. Hell even the water girls on the opposing team knew what he was going to throw at ya!

Pasquarella is a good coach who will win you league titles, But wait, I thought the goal was to win CIF titles. You see the diehard “button wearers” accept league titles I personally want the brass ring. The big daddy! The whole enchilada! But here at “Bagpiper U” league titles are the big thing. You win leagues titles and your Kirk Gibson going deep off “Eck” and your bonus is pizza for life down at Round Table. Imagine the Steelers saying “Ahh, we lost the Super Bowl, but hey we won our division”……Say What?

I wish him well, He’s a great guy. I’m sure he’s tired of hearing jerks like me ragging on him about what goes on down on the field.

As far as a replacement, whomever it is has got to clean house. The Lewallen’s, gone SEE YA! Lawrence time to go back to Damien SEE YA!, Vaniman well…. hit the pavement shall I go on? These guys can’t get the kids up to their potential. Quit bringing back Glendora guys because Pasqy is all they know. Complacency breeds complacency.

Personally, I think Strycula has some miles left in him. You can’t ask his defense to be on the field all the time and perform miracles. But the rest, show them the door. They are part of the problem. We need new ideas, fresh blood, mix it up, quit being so damn predictable.

Share this postShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
  • Sickofit

    As a faculty member I am sick of the hype, attention and money that football gets.

    It literally kills the morale of the other teachers, they know the pay they get, they know how the schedule was fixed for them and they resent the admin due to it.

    Personally three of us quit coaching or leading ASB due to the lack of transparency.

    Go ahead and flame, but this is the issue with education.

  • just sayin’

    Ms/Mr Sickofit – do the math on how many hours they put in and figure out how much they make per hour. Then tell me if YOU are willing to do anything for kids for that pay. Bet your answer tells me THAT is the problem with education.

  • cry me a river


  • Living Legend

    hey sickofit: sorry to tell you this but the other sports on the campus would not survive with out football, football is the most important entity on schools campus. It is proven if you have a good football season morale is better on campus for the whole season. So this seems more of a fit with jealously then anything else

  • CO Blingmaster

    Give us all a break Clone your sorry butt complained about Pasquarella when the Sierra League was at it’s peak. And it’s gone down hill ever since. Glendora is Glendora they deserve Coach P.

  • Mike the Clone

    Living Legend glad to see old friends! Hope all is well, miss the old days.

  • Tartan Faithful

    Mr. Clone,
    You really can’t be serious about keeping Strykula? Are you really listening to people in the stands because if you are he’s the first one who should leave after Pasky.
    You stated, “You can’t ask his defense to be on the field all the time and perform miracles”. Well duh, then make some stops, dont allow first downs every 2 or 3 plays. Dont allow the opposing QB to spend all the time he needs to find a receiver to throw too. Not with Strycula’s defense. C’mon Mikey.

  • Mike the Clone


    Tartan Faithful,

    Dude don’t sell the “Stryc” short. If he gets a new staff around him I beleive he can be a frecking “animal” and be energized. But, if that new staff comes in and let’s him go I won’t cry a river.

    The offense well thank God Pasqy is gone.


    Mike the Clone

  • keep stryke? wow, thats crazy. someone show stryke what a blitz is now and then, maybe a stunt? naw, too much too ask. get rid of entire staff and start over. bring garrison and rhorer over. thats a great start to new staff. you know coach p is burnt out when he allows dads to line up after practice and lobby him for their kids playing time. no one whos serious about coaching would tolerate that crap, but coach p did

  • Mikey Might be Right

    Call me nuts but I think Mikey is on to something. Strycula hasn’t always been locked down like he has been the last few years. Look how many times the defense has been back up against the wall. What was Stryc suppose to do?

  • A guy coaches for over 25 years in the area and Aram has a guy he knows will be critical of Coach P sound off. Nice move Aram. I’m sure Coach P holds you in high regards. I think MTC should apply for the job. There are no teaching openinings in the district so finding a coach will be difficult. Chances are the new coach will come from within. MTC must not of attended many games recently because the offense did change. They set a school record for points scored in a season in 2008 against quality competition. The school is over 50 years old so he must of done something right. Glendora has always had to play a different caliber of teams in the playoffs than other local schools. All teams other than Amat would lose to Upland, Rancho, Corona Cent. and the old Hart. Nice job coach I’m sure they’ll appreciate you more as the years go by. Aram you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Ashamed of Mr Anderson

    Mr. Anderson your the one who should be ashamed of himself, and if you were at the meeting last night you should really be ashamed of yourself.Obviously people wanted changed along time ago.
    Get a clue!

  • I was there

    I was at the meeting and it is a sad state of affairs.

    The lack of leadership and the hiden agends mind was boggling.

  • what happened?

    What happened at the meeting?

  • Dollars

    Some of you may think Coach P is burned out? Maybe just with G-town? He just wants a bigger pay check.. Ask La Verne if they considered him recently…

  • Dollars

    Some of you may think Coach P is burned out? Maybe just with G-town? He just wants a bigger pay check.. Ask La Verne if they considered him recently…

  • MTC

    I asked La Verne and they asked “Who is Mark Pasquarella?”

  • Fantastic website. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you to your effort!

  • Attractive portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing on your augment and even I success you get admission to persistently fast.

  • Someone necessarily lend a hand to make seriously posts I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to make this actual publish incredible. Magnificent process!