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Wildcat players think about their coach

April 6, 2007

Albany - South Georgia Wildcats continue their preparations for Saturday's game against the Louisville Fire without head coach Derek Stingley.

Stingley left the team following the death of his father Darryl Stingley on Thursday.

The news hit the Wildcat players hard since many look to their head coach as a father figure.

Before leaving for Chicago, Derek Stingley said his game plan for Saturday's game is very simple.

The Wildcat players hope they can carry out that plan and win their second straight game.

Offensive lineman Kentrell Blatcher said "Alot of us are real close with coach and we know that he was real close to his father. Definitely we are taking it kinda of hard but at the same time we have to go out and get prepared for Saturday as if he were here.

Assistant head coach Randy Leindecker said "He has prepared us for game and life situations. It is very hard to see what he is having to go through. Him and his dad were very close."

The Wildcats do not know if Derek Stingley will be back for next Thursday's game at Birmingham.

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