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Ribby takes pigskin reins
By BILL McLEOD Sports Writer
EATON RAPIDS - If a larger than usual turnout at football conditioning drills is an indication of increased enthusiasm, the Greyhound football team should be on the upswing this season.
A new coach, Bob Ribby, is at the helm of a program that has struggled for several years.The 'Hounds won one game last season - their first league win in four seasons.
"We've got 50 to 55 kids coming out for conditioning drills each night," Ribby said.
Ribby said he believes it is possible to change attitudes about the program.
While optimistic about the season, Ribby is also aware of the stiff competition the Greyhounds face this season.He is working on instilling a positive attitude in the team.
"We've got to be competitive, and we have to believe in ourselves," Ribby said.
Ribby is a 1990 Eaton Rapids High School graduate who played varsity football for coach Bill Feraco, now the coach for East Lansing.
Ribby went to MSU where he earned a spot on the Spartan football team as a walk-on.
After graduating from MSU, he returned to Eaton Rapids as a physical education instructor.He served as an assistant coach for Feraco for five years before he left coaching to have more time with his growing family.Ribby is also the girls cross country coach for the 'Hounds.
High praise
Feraco was quick to praise Ribby for his skills as a player and a coach.
Ribby was back in action in the eighth game of the season.
"Bob has the formula.
He will take everything head on, just as he did as a player.There will be successes this season, and he will build on those successes."
Looking forward
This year, the Greyhounds leave the CAAC D-2 to compete in the realigned CAAC D-3 "Gold Division."The 'Hounds keep their long-standing rivalry with Charlotte and they will also play Ionia, two former CAAC D-2 teams that also moved to the D-3 league.
The new league realignment won't be easy for the Greyhounds and, while Ribby is optimistic about the season, he admits it will take time to develop a solid football program.
"Every team we are playing had a winning record or they beat us last year," Ribby said.
Ribby has about 15 seniors returning and is looking at several juniors to round out the team.He hopes to leave younger players on the junior varsity squad, giving them time to develop against players with the same skill levels.
Ribby said, despite the loosing seasons, Eaton Rapids fans have filled the stadium every home game and are hungry to have a winning team.Ribby will be stressing the fundamentals, making sure the players know how to block and tackle.
"Many returning players know where they want to play, but we are taking a good look at everyone," Ribby said."Some will be playing the same positions, and others will be playing new positions."
Ribby said the team will be small up front in the trenches.
"We don't have a lot of size.I expect our line to average about 200 pounds. ...We are going to be in shape; you can make book on that.We're going to win by outworking them."
Several players made their presence felt on the Greyhound track team, so Ribby expects to have adequate speed on the team.
Eaton Rapids hosts Williamston in the season opener Aug. 24.
New Eaton Rapids varsity football coach Bob Ribby keeps a watchful eye on his players during recent conditioning drills.
Lansing State Journal:Teachers stay active during summer, 3 Aug 2005 [cached]
Golf gig: Eaton Rapids teacher Bob Ribby rakes a green that is being revitalized at the Bonnie View Golf course in Eaton Rapids.Ribby, a physical education instructor, works at the course as a summer job.
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Summer means a change of pace for Bob Ribby.
The Eaton Rapids High School physical education teacher is like many, using his off-time on the golf course.
But Ribby spends his time garnishing the greens.
"During the school year, I have to be a people person, dealing with students and parents," he said."Now, it's just nice to get outside."
Ribby is part of a six-man maintenance crew, including three high school students, that handles most of the mowing and day-to-day upkeep of Bonnie View Golf Course in Eaton Rapids.
Eaton Rapids' Ribby stays busy during the school year, coaching cross country, wrestling, and track and field.
He appreciates the transition to summer work after a long school year.
"There's a lot less responsibility in the summer," he said.
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"It was just an old-fashioned (butt)-whooping," Eaton Rapids coach Bob Ribby said.
"I'm feeling better this week," Eaton ..., 13 Sept 2009 [cached]
"I'm feeling better this week," Eaton Rapids Coach Bob Ribby said about the win after falling in the season opener to Williamston.
Ribby said they changed up the offense from the first game and it paid off.
"We thought we could throw against them, we had some mismatches on the edges," he said.
"I still think we can run the ball once we get everybody where they should be. We have a couple of kids that can run the ball well; we're still searching (for the right offense combination)."
Ribby said the Greyhound defensive effort was well planned and executed.
"To hold somebody to three points, that's great," Ribby said. "The kids did a great job. I could go right down the list (of defensive player), every kid on defense played well."
Solid defense
Ribby said his defensive coordinators Dewayne Smith and Willis Whitmyer put together a solid defensive plan and the team executed it well.
"They put the hours in all the time," Ribby said about Smith and Whitmyer.
"We have seven more chances to finish better than last year," Ribby said.
Tough division
Eaton Rapids plays in one of the toughest divisions in the state, facing DeWitt, Fowlerville and Haslett, teams that have been regulars in the state playoff system for many years.
But Ribby is undaunted by the upcoming schedule.
"To be the best, you've got to beat the best," he said.
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