Des Moines, IA - Local parents suspect that current high school football coach and assigned youth soccer coach Bo "Duke" Rodney is relying entirely upon motivational quotes and cliches to get through the season as his lack of specific game instruction indicates he may know absolutely nothing about the game.
Parents indicate that current players on the Des Moines Arsenal United FC asked Rodney about whether they were going to play in mid-field or back in defense and Coach Rodney replied with, "It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be," before he drew a fly pattern on a whiteboard and stated, "Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Til your good is better and your better is best," and left the room.
Players also indicate that after a recent loss to West Des Moines Manchester United, Rodney gave a post game speech that started with, "Mistakes are proof that you are trying," followed by the closing statement, "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
When he was asked whether he wanted attacking fullbacks, this season, Rodney stated, "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."
Parents in the community are pushing for Coach Rodney's dismissal from his coaching positions.
The Nutmeg News asked Mr. Rodney about the dismissal efforts and the head coach stated, "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best."