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Rookie head coaches ready for Week 1 football games

Rookie head coaches ready for Week 1 football games

Of all the challenges that come with being a head football coach for the first time, using a whistle was one of the hardest for John Davis. He didn't need one the past eight years as an assistant at Gallaudet University for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C. "Sometimes I'll forget to blow it, and I'll put my hands up to stop the play and guys are still running," said Davis, 32, who is in his rookie year coaching at Central Florida Christian Academy. "You lose a couple running backs 90 yards down the field, and you have to go get them. "I find myself signing to them while they're on the field from time to time, too." Davis...

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