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February 16, 1995 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mike Pettine Jr., the son of the longtime Central Bucks West coach, has been appointed head football coach at William Tennent High. "Mike's football knowledge, presentation of self, energy and enthusiasm made him the clear choice," Tennent athletic director Mike Devitt said. The younger Pettine, 28, is a graduate of Central Bucks West and the University of Virginia (1988). He joined his father's staff at West as an assistant in 1989, and remained there until he became a graduate assistant at Pitt in 1992, working mostly with the defense for two seasons.
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June 17, 2010 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, pdomo@aol.com
A FATHER'S SUCCESS can cast a rather large shadow over a son. Some never are able to get out from under it. Mike Pettine Jr. didn't let that happen to him. "I know how it works," said Mike Pettine Sr., the legendary Central Bucks West High School coach who won 326 games and four state championships in 33 seasons at the Doylestown school before retiring a decade ago. "You're in the same business as your father and everybody makes that comparison....
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June 12, 2014 | MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
MAKING ONE OF HIS first decisions as an NFL head coach, Mike Pettine turned down the chance to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks. " According to Pettine, Cleveland turned down the chance to appear on the NFL reality series by utilizing his status as a first-year head coach. "It was for the same reason we didn't feel super comfortable having a camera in the draft room," Pettine said. "Let's get through the first time, let's get through the first year. " Excellent first move. Can you imagine HBO having full access to the team that has first-year quarterback Johnny Manziel in camp?
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September 14, 2001 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
During North Penn's season-opening football game against Lawton-Chiles High in Tallahassee, Fla., Mike Pettine was wearing a headset in the booth at the top of the stands, surveying the field and listening to questions from the Knights' sideline. He was also listening for scoring updates on the Central Bucks West-St. Joseph's Prep opener as they were phoned into the broadcast team from radio station WNPV-AM (1440), which had traveled to Tallahassee with North Penn. West and the Prep were playing nearly 900 miles away in Doylestown, Bucks County.
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October 16, 1995 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The leagues and names have changed, but the intensity of the rivalry has endured, perhaps even rising to another level. Souderton beat visiting William Tennent, 21-3, on Friday in a Suburban One American football game that featured some familiar names - Souderton coach Drew Darrah, now in his 31st year, and Mike Pettine Jr., Tennent's first-year coach. In the early 1980s, stopping a versatile Central Bucks West quarterback and defensive back named Mike Pettine Jr. was always a challenge for Darrah.
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January 14, 2000 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mike Pettine wasn't far into his retirement news conference before he made his nomination for a successor. It sounded more like a demand. "Mike Carey has had a monumental impact on what we've done," Pettine said. "This man deserves tremendous credit. If he feels he wants to take the reins, it would be an injustice not to give him the opportunity. " After Pettine officially announced that he was stepping down as the Central Bucks West head football coach after 33 seasons with a 326-42-4 record, Carey held his own news conference off to the side in the high school auditorium.
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September 1, 2000 | By Todd Zolecki, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mike Carey's emotions are stirring. They have been for months. Today, finally, is Game Day, and tonight Carey will lead the Central Bucks West football team on to the field. It will be the first game in school history played without coach Mike Pettine, who retired in January, on the sideline. Carey, the Bucks' new coach, is anxious. He knows what Pettine left behind - three straight state championships, a 45-game winning streak, and an even greater legacy. No pressure, right?
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September 29, 1998 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The night belonged to Mike Pettine, but Norristown quarterback Kris Blake stole the show. While Central Bucks West was winning its 300th game under Pettine, Blake's passing show had the Bucks on the ropes late in the fourth period. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior finished with 225 yards passing (14 for 27), with one touchdown; another Eagles TD was called back due to a penalty. On the drive that ended in the nullified score, Blake officially completed 6 of 10 passes for 81 yards.
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August 14, 2002 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Crashed on the sofa of his Doylestown home after a full day of football practice, Central Bucks West assistant football coach Mike Pettine was ready to relive an important year in his life last night. That year was neatly wrapped in a 47-minute package, not including commercials, and shown on ESPN. Last night, Pettine, the legendary former head coach at West, watched the television premiere of The Last Game, a documentary film of his last season on the Bucks' sideline, 1999, before he retired.
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June 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IS BILL BELICHICK cheating again? Probably not, but that didn't stop a slew of reports suggesting the Patriots coach, who was fined $500,000 by the NFL in 2007 for his role in Spygate, was in possession of a New York Jets playbook. The news was originally reported in a story that Greg Bedard, of MMQB.SI.com, wrote about Browns coach Mike Pettine. Pettine was discussing why he purposely has a thin playbook, saying, "I don't put a lot of graduate-level information in it. We know in places like New England, it's only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.
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June 19, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BROWNS quarterback Johnny Manziel is trying to grow up. Yesterday, the player known as Johnny Football said he will no longer do his signature money sign as part of an overall effort to stop being a distraction. "The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it out there," Manziel told reporters yesterday. "Whatever I can do to help quiet the noise that has surrounded this team and surrounded myself, I don't want that anymore. My focus is on football. " Manziel entered rehab in January, where was treated for 10 weeks.
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March 26, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Rex Ryan said the Bills were stunned when the Eagles called in early March and offered running back LeSean McCoy in a trade. The new Buffalo coach said the deal that eventually sent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles for McCoy took all of 30 minutes. "We were just kind of like stunned there a little bit," Ryan said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "We were like, 'Really? Like, wow. Let's just take it from there.' Obviously we were interested. . . . We knew it wasn't going to be cheap by any stretch and losing a player like Kiko Alonso is obviously a steep price.
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December 5, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S ALWAYS funny until somebody gets hurt. Colts running back Trent Richardson and special-teams returner Josh Cribbs - both former Browns players - have vowed to dive into the Dawg Pound if they score against Cleveland on Sunday. That's like wearing a Cowboys jersey at an Eagles game. You can do it, but things might get ugly. Browns head coach Mike Pettine - who coached at North Penn and William Tennent high schools - is pretty sure Richardson and Cribbs won't get a warm welcome.
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October 31, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Pettine, the former football coach at Central Bucks High School West, said that the school district's decision to cancel the football season because of hazing allegations was an "overzealous, knee-jerk overreaction" and that school board members who supported the decision should resign. Pettine, who won four state titles and 326 games during 33 years as coach of the Bucks, said the season's cancellation affected other students, tainted the reputation of the coaching staff, and held accountable players who were not involved.
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October 29, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FOR A LITTLE over 3 decades, Mike Pettine was Central Bucks West football. It was a legacy of unparalleled excellence. That can never be erased. But yesterday's news that the Bucks' 2014 season was being canceled with two games left due to an alleged hazing scandal will assuredly have a widespread impact. And it won't be positive. Nobody understands that more than Pettine, whose son Mike Jr., a West quarterback in the early 1980s, is the first-year head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
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October 27, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
It could have gotten worse. That's the crux of the thing. That's why Central Bucks High School West's football team didn't play its homecoming game Friday night against rival Central Bucks East and why it won't play its regular-season finale against William Tennent. That's why the Central Bucks School District was right to suspend the school's varsity and junior-varsity coaches and cancel C.B. West's season Thursday in the wake of alleged hazing by players against their younger teammates.
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October 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Drive north along Business Route 202 into Doylestown, past a hospital campus on the left and a wall of verdant trees on the right, and soon a striking sight will emerge before you. Just as you reach the borough's border, a large gold-and-black placard welcomes all visitors to "Doylestown, Home of Central Bucks West, AAAA football state champs 1991-97-98-99. " Behind the placard, rising from the ground like a sleek gray mountain, is the home-side grandstand of War Memorial Field, C.B. West's stadium.
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October 25, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Randy Cuthbert has deep ties to the Central Bucks West football program. He starred for the Bucks in the mid-1980s and later coached the team. Because of that, Cuthbert was taken aback when he learned late Thursday afternoon that reports of hazing by C.B. West players, including the grabbing of private parts, had ended his alma mater's season. "It's just a shame that things like that are going on," said Cuthbert, now the coach at Emmaus, near Allentown. "Times have changed. I'm not sure what's causing that kind of behavior.
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June 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IS BILL BELICHICK cheating again? Probably not, but that didn't stop a slew of reports suggesting the Patriots coach, who was fined $500,000 by the NFL in 2007 for his role in Spygate, was in possession of a New York Jets playbook. The news was originally reported in a story that Greg Bedard, of MMQB.SI.com, wrote about Browns coach Mike Pettine. Pettine was discussing why he purposely has a thin playbook, saying, "I don't put a lot of graduate-level information in it. We know in places like New England, it's only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.
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June 12, 2014 | MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
MAKING ONE OF HIS first decisions as an NFL head coach, Mike Pettine turned down the chance to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks. " According to Pettine, Cleveland turned down the chance to appear on the NFL reality series by utilizing his status as a first-year head coach. "It was for the same reason we didn't feel super comfortable having a camera in the draft room," Pettine said. "Let's get through the first time, let's get through the first year. " Excellent first move. Can you imagine HBO having full access to the team that has first-year quarterback Johnny Manziel in camp?
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