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Coach Dino Babers on EIU football and Sheldon Turner on working with at-risk youth


This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Eastern Illinois Head Football Coach Dino Babers about in-state football rivalries and EIU’s success so far this season. Then, we’ll hear from Sheldon Turner who works with youth in Champaign.

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Coach Dino Babers

Coach Dino Babers

Almost 25 years ago, Eastern Illinois Head Football Coach Dino Babers got his start coaching as a running backs coach at EIU. More than two decades later, he’s back as head coach and looks like he’s on track to lead the Panthers to their second run at the FCS Bowl playoffs in two years. For the first half of this hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Babers about his approach to coaching, the pressure placed on student athletes and his strategy as the team approaches the back half of their schedule for this season.
 
Then, in the second half of this hour on Focus, Meadows talks with Sheldon Turner. Turner grew up on the East side of St. Louis and says if he wouldn’t have had the mentors he did, he wouldn’t be where he is today. We’ll hear from Turner about Champaign School Districts “Operation Hope” program and about why Turner thinks athletics are so important to character building. Turner was recently named "man of the year" by Central Illinois Busniess. 
 

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    Eastern Illinois
    Illinois University’s football team spend two years in the summer of the Ohio Valley Conference
    Dino Babers penis head coach a teen to a conference title
    first year at 16 10 for this season Spencers hope to go with
    go with this year how does coach papers do with Jim Adams in Alaska today

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    today on focus later meet another type of coach Shelton Turner throw up
    East St Louis called you but you have the right family
    community support support tries to pass along career counselor
    counselor and Courtney Roby Operation Hope program at the Champaign school district
    Facebook coaching coming up on phone
    program to use after the news welcome to focus
    the focus of Jim meadows in later in the program will talk to Sheldon Turner is a council

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    counselor in the Champagne school district WI SkinCeuticals for his work with young people
    right now we’re talking to someone about his success with young people on the football field the Easter
    Eastern Illinois University Panthers are six and one for the season undefeated in the
    in the Ohio Valley Conference affect their homecoming game over the weekend
    again Southeast Missouri State 5533 not bad for teens
    head back to back seasons of 2 & 9 just a few years ago
    James fortune Strangeland Eastern Illinois hire Dino Babers to be the new

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    the new head football coach Babers who started his coaching career as an assistant coach
    coach at ya you has brought the Panthers from last place to first
    with no apparent need for every building year was trying to figure out how that happened
    Baltimore coach Dino Babers to focus welcome to the program Jim Carrey
    everywhere I thought you be getting a lot of
    alot of its already know sir good morning to you good morning and I invite
    white folks the calling with your questions about coach of questions and comments for a coach Dino babe

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    Babers at 1 800 22 29455 if you want to
    if you have questions for a children Turner that’ll be in the second half of the program
    what the same phone number 1 800 222 94551 802
    3222 wyll email address will dash Tomcat
    illinois.edu and up what Coach what’s for
    what’s first wallets temp tell me about the homecoming game taking things went pretty well
    what we had the fifth largest crowd in the history of the school we were really excited about that

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    fat and ugly how far is the game goes it was a wee golf course
    fast Arden and had a little comfortable Eden and then uh
    later on in the game got some points of a switch with a little disappointed but overall I thought the F
    the effort by the football team was fantastic the at the parade
    parade the homecoming the student body the faculty at the community
    community of Charleston in Mattoon along with Coles County Effingham champagne
    we have a lot of people from a lot of places here and was fantastic is to see the atmosphere

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    atmosphere the tailgating and camaraderie that was going on not only before the football
    football game but well after the football game and it does winning the homecoming game is is
    is is is that special whether or not you up against a Tufte Minaj what you know what are the lotto
    things that you got to pray to everything that goes on in the morning after the game
    you got dinners alumni people being a inducted into the Hall of Fame
    name it makes for very long day for my doctor present. My boss in a bath
    director Barbara Burke so it’s always better for doing that with the Wind talk to waste

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    waste edible of now I’m reading venta de Southeast Missouri State Hana
    I had sex the come up with a special defense aint answer wide receiver Erik Lora
    is is that a common thing to do well you know Erik Lora was the
    leading receiver in the nation last year 136 receptions in one year
    what year breaking the East Illinois OBC record affect braking
    breaking the entire Records most catches ever buy wide receiver 1 year and now he’s coming back for you
    4c New Years got numerous a NFL football teams are watching him

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    Amanda he’s a special guy so sometimes people want to play the bass
    base defense sometimes they want to play come up with a special defense they came up for Special
    defensa we pick it up within the first 3 plays of the game if they were doing that and I
    and I just came to the Sideline I said okay after I think was after touchdown run
    locate airplanes defense right here on you I said I get ready for your body to have a hell of a day
    the day the just left the suds coach whatever it takes for us to get the wind and the
    fortunately keandre and a Adam Drake both had exceptional day

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    Days and Erik Lora headache catches on 131 yards which I guess
    I guess it’s a little blow his average but pretty good for an awful lot of people really
    really good blow is average but more than excited and he was really fantasies teammates
    I have a lot of success as well as a coach papers UK mendakota team
    team that has been to and 9542 seasons in a row
    your first year you letter to a conference title in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
    what happened you know I really believe that there’s 2 things in half

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    what happened to the first three things that happened one I think there was some good players here
    when I got here there’s no doubt about a coach Bob Boozer Hall of Fame coach yet been here
    been here 25 years he gave me my first full time job in coaching always thank you for that
    for that affect the picture of him up in my office I told him stay hard me the head football coach ear
    Bob booty go up into my office near us right by my door
    the second thing I think that was really important is that a we got to just change
    change the atmosphere I think it was in uh and atmosphere conditions for winning

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    winning just based off of something that we’re going on a program that I think that are sent you that you
    what you need to say that you need to make sure you have if you’re going to have a wing product on the football field
    ball field and I think last in probably most importantly is we had to change the attitude
    you know when you when you got 229 seasons 29 season
    and people are calling you losers and they’re not coming to the games and you’re not very good
    good end up with people don’t respect what you doing at work it affect
    affects you and I what I wanted to do was just influx this a football team with Paz

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    positive energy positive attitude tell them that they are not the action
    doing doesn’t it does not make for making losers all I need to do to change their actions
    start acting like winners to 21 days to create a habit we need to create swimming habits
    baby body in the drink the Kool Aid and I think with that mental attitude
    that turn around up in the head before went down to the fetus think that was the drastic changes football team
    the mental attitude does your saying that lead to changes in performances chain
    changes and how they approach the game absolutely a bulletin

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    is it certainly work here I know this is pretty much the same roster that that that had been in
    atlast 219 season in 2011 were there somebody Kia dishes
    basically the same rosters we brought in some new recruits we did have some kids that played Earl
    early but minus -2 3 people basically the same people
    now i watch the interview did for the Ohio Valley Conference distributor
    what you said your team now have to be careful I have a handle of successive thing
    how to say hungry so to speak to keeping a winning team how do you think your players are just

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    adjusting to love to a second your success well I really right now at this point
    handling it really well obviously I believe for rent I don’t even know what were right
    the rankings come out later today I don’t know 4432 I have no
    I have no idea that those type of things I’ve been there really not important to me but I know this
    I know the school and community everybody else gets excited about being ranked in the top 5 butts
    but to me to me that it’s it’s it’s what we doin
    inside that import how are family handles to success we’ve had we like to call it

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    the Carter Family on La Familia are Ohana weird we have we always
    what to eat other inside the family to make sure that were crossing Ortiz live that work
    where doing everything that we can to make us better as an individual and becoming
    cumming better as individual make this better as a teen set something up
    what I’m here and there is if you’re really concerned about them not just about player performance buttons
    what in some ways people as well these if your players go to a god
    go to play professional football probably not going to see the same so tender loving care from the coaches

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    coaches are just going to be interested in performance II tical are guys all the time at the last
    last time that you’re going to enjoy a football is right now I have over 30 players in the National Football League
    Molly and I said that is a business and your body is a company and you’re the CEO of
    yo if your company I said the last time that you’re going to enjoy football the last time you going to walk
    practice with your smiling face is college football and it’s really important
    important to me that we attack these guys 3 prong
    attack them academically because their student first and we 18 active athletics

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    because we need to be good on the football field order to hire someone else to be to coach and I like being the coach
    what year and for that we want to tackle spiritually and some people are further along
    spiritual beliefs than others what we want to do if we want to incubate to put the seat
    the seed in the ground put fertilizer on their and in that they may not sprout while it’s here with
    here with us this is going to sprout Sundays sprout later on and what gets water in a cup
    come back here and there going to be excited about our three pronged attack on how
    we really want to make them better as a person a better father a better husband

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    better son and if they don’t make it in college football do I still have positive influences
    what is an any community that they choose to live in this is your first up position as
    janessa head coach you have been assistant coach in a lot of different schools over the last quarter
    quarter century in the programs that you saw the successful ones
    is that did you see approaches like that ain some of them I did I mean there’s a lot of
    ways as coaches we always say there’s a lot of ways to win a football game and there’s a lot of
    waterways Toledo football team that the thing that I wanted to do 555 been around people

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    people have been extremely successful doing positive reinforcement and negative
    negative reinforcement I just choose to do it from Apopka pronto pawn
    a positive ground I want to be a positive I can with the Players I want to be completely honest
    I would like to say inappropriate grams we live in a black and white world
    when there is no gray with a standard greyed out there but we don’t want a lot of grey are programs
    Graham so we try to put a light on things we speak the truth and we know it
    we know that sometimes the truth gone hurt but were speaking the truth so we can

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    so we can have a change in a habit or performance & B
    alot happy about the outcome and I think that that light of truth that Pyrenees
    operating is was one of the things that brings so much closer together
    as a family on the football team and is is that in a protein
    what you’ve always gravity 2 or is it something that that you’ve come to develop over your
    you know it is something that I’ve gravitated to a lot of people
    people that a major influence on my police in the way I go about doing things one of my latest

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    people that work with the biggest influence on me that are brought from Baylor University
    building a positive atmosphere he wants does kids lifted and not broken
    broken down and I think that is perpetuated through me and I tried to carry that through the wire for
    football team this is focus on chin Meadows the subject is successful coaching
    weather is coaching a college football team are coaching young people preparing for college and career
    career in the second half of the program will talk with children Turner he’s a career guidance counselor
    counselor counselor and a coordinator of the Operation Hope program for the champagne School dist

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    School District my guest this after hour is Eastern Illinois University head football coach
    coach Dino Babers and your questions 9th and coming to welcome toll free
    free at 1 800 222 94551 800 222
    wyll email s at will dashed off at Illinois dot edu
    do you you cannot send questions to West Twitter or Facebook at focus 58
    80 coachesaid in an interview at the start of the season that you didn’t think
    any other school had a tough for opening 5 games in the Eastern Illinois Panthers

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    Panthers and the bees your team to win for those 5 games Austin
    Austin iu were those games as tough as you expected there there’s no doubt
    no doubt WI it was all those contest for extremely physical we lost a starter
    starter in every game words just now starting to get to get the back
    the back started out we got hurt in the first game we play Fandango stayed out
    San Diego was lucky enough to come away with win that game so we really been depleted
    pleading are rank so to speak with them playing every week with add it up back up into

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    into the starting line up and we lost a starter were trying to think last week was the first week
    we didn’t get anybody heard all the Wii have a lot of bumps n bruises and we’re starting to get those young men
    young men back in like on 394 weekend resort start to get those young men back
    it was the most difficult schedule never seen the way they handle that the mental toughness through
    threw it the physical pain if they had to go through and then cumming
    just coming just a hair short of going undefeated im so proud of these guys
    it’s one of the greatest accomplishment fiber been around football and I’ve been up I’ve been a college football coach

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    coach Rover quarter of a century now you have a tough opponent coming up this weekend in Tennessee
    Tennessee State Tennessee State will be the best team that we played Sophie
    so far tour conference its not even close the guys are undefeated there a nationally ranked
    clear aint a little bit lower than enough rod reader coaches an exceptional
    snowcoach we gotta go down playing Ana in Tennessee Titans Stadium the movie game
    the game 2 of an NFL stadium is there homecoming baby got this
    disc dynamic marching band that’s going to play for an extended period of time

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    time over half time is going to be a full house it’s going to be a heck of an atmosphere I was telling the guy
    the guys on Sunday that you know this is the game is the type of games that you’re coaches wish they could
    wish they could play one more game but were too old to do there so lucky is going to be so exciting
    riding and and they deserve it babe babe handle to business they buy
    undefeated in conference and now they’re their reward is an opportunity to play in a big
    big time game in a big time then you would not only has a local
    gold and uh I mean not only has local attention Bell have Nashua

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    national attention the game person to win this game will be known nationally Ave
    have a major player with the comic the playoffs in the second half of season your team
    what team won the Mid America classic with Illinois State last month and then
    status just a long time rivalry with Redbirds there was winning that particular gay men porn
    importance psychologically for your players think it was in there that there’s a lot of history
    history that game of head football coach there Brock Spack a dear friend of mine
    what I actually started coaching to get here 1987 East Illinois we’re on the same staff

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    staff very good friend him have him and his wife my wife and
    we play last year in a business in double overtime so gone
    regardless of all the other stuff it was great to finally get to eating win against my buddy
    buddy with with our football team but if your game is in play for over 100 years
    and really traditionally whoever’s won the game between East Illinois Illinois State
    state has normally God had a lot of success in your conference so it’s kind of a
    agape of where your football team is at early based off of a lot of kids

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    kids that know each other with most protein from Chicago to St Louis area I’m wondering what it’s like
    is like also when you’re when you’re playing against a coach you know when you’ve worked with if nothing else
    Mel’s the two of you must be no stuff about each other than other coaches with no against era
    is there a Ponce there’s no doubt there’s no doubt I was up
    is darvocet a wreck and I was I was sitting in my car the day before the game
    the game going over my note and I see a coach bag is why
    what is wife Amy do I keep taking a morning walk before the game there and their

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    hotels close to R Us stadium in the walking through the park
    parking lot actually going to the old house if they used to live in in 1987
    walking to the parking lot in the only people in the parking lot of my car with me in the car in MO
    Eminem walking across the parking lot now I roll down the window and I just without you
    name I said you know when you’re walking through a parking lot you try to be inconspicuous
    you gotta make sure that the one person that can recognize Union tire communities that city
    intercar studying the note and they just broke out in the laughter and O

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    we got the exchange pleasantries before the game which was really cool because we’re really doing
    enjoy enjoy each other and then of course what’s the game starts in the pregame stuff in you
    my football teams looking at me and his football teams looking at him you don’t want a whole bunch of hugging going on in milk
    Millfield between two old men so it worked out it was all grade and
    and by the grace of God we gotta we gotta get on this year it’s all even butter
    but there’s no doubt I know to be ready for some action I’m wondering this a change of subject
    cure weed up done some discussion WY Lorena frontline documentaries

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    Medford for PBS looking at the uses of concussions in the NFL
    Jerome program looking at changes and how high school coaches in official 7
    handled a concussion issues at that level of the game how have things changed over the
    over the years in college football as to how you handle players who made
    suffered concussions and how you teach in drill players to reduce the risk of concussions
    well it if it’s all changed I mean the football that I played
    in football that you know the growing up back in the 70’s in the 80’s is

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    is totally different I think that people always talk tackling with her with her head back
    back their head up you not to drop your head because of the spinal cord injuries
    can happen when you drop your head you trying to use your head as a ramming object when you’re naked
    is it between your head in your body that that’s that’s not conducive that’s not very smart but
    but that the striking of the head is really changed and the officials are there really on
    really on top of it we had players that had to sit out this year and I football
    football team because of helmet to helmet contact on a play at Northern Illinois

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    why wear if that would happen if that play was done when I play football
    jumping up and down celebrating getting a half helmet sticker and now its a
    its a 15 yard penalty in the young man had to sit out half a football game so the rules
    definitely changed and really I think Ive been changed for the better I think this is a grey
    the great game I think the fantastic game I think it’s a physical game which is the reason why
    PF the number one game in in the United States of America is because it is so physical
    and take away from the county for these young men can not only

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    only up have a great experience with the game but normal life after the game I think
    Mike think is is is awesome I think kudos for the people that have the same place in
    hopefully to quickly run through pro football college football high school
    school football in pee wee football so that we can live in a season reason lemonade so many concussions
    so you’re not seeing much resistance to offer from some people think this is it
    is it really the way to play the game we should be playing at Michaels play this a few years back you know
    you know I think that the statement that you said its been made it comes to resist

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    resistance I mean 130 play football is to win the game and
    415 your pill neon something every single time you do it you can have a hard time
    what time when the game so it’s not about the resistance to change the rules on a Ferrari
    already implementing the rules of the road so if we want to win we gotta buy by the roll
    by the rules so I’ll make sure will get that hot when it when it happens if it happened
    happening at the accidents about something that deliver in Argyle pay the penalty and will move on
    eventually because of that I think it’ll slowly we to self out of the game disc

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    just got an email in from on educational psychology professor at the U of I actually
    he was asking more about us about
    aboutyou what what you meant by using the word spirituality in terms of other things
    things you wouldn’t couraging among your players 1201 weed
    obviously you can’t talk religion you can talk politics everybody everybody gets excited
    excited about that stuff you can talk about what we want to make sure that everybody Street
    3 prong experience that we have chapel service during the week which is obviously option

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    optional we have things that we do it before games and after game
    what are optional we just wanted to make sure that the young man have everything open to anything
    are willing and want to explore it is available to are there are the options
    auctions for spirituality can a person develop of spiritual side of support to the Grove
    Grosse Ile outside of of a traditional organized religion do you think
    I don’t even know if I’ve got the background of the Daleks Steven speak on that is probably somebody that you like
    better than I ok

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    are you know one thing that come up if you keep on doing this well if you continue to
    the head coach unsuccessful seasons of the schools are likely to come call
    I’m calling for you do you have long range goals in your coaching career
    career that include moving up to a bigger football school
    what’s your contract is up you know it everyone’s people like to talk about
    about the money in and moving up in your personal goals I mean what I say what I came to you
    do you cook a hat I took a major financial pay cut a major financial pay cut

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    it wasn’t about the money it was about having an opportunity instead of leading
    10 and 12 minutes position Groupon offer to leave a hundred mad and that’s why
    that’s what’s so exciting about me the job the next job I want
    is the job that I have if I can just be happy at the job that I haven’t Maya players are happy with the job
    job and I’m doing that I’m excited I’m in Alaska replaced when I work
    if you have to be to head football coach if this job ever opens up and I want to be happy
    football coach at Eastern Illinois University well it didn’t open up for 25 years has the same Manhattan

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    and had a job so fine lucky enough to stay here 25 years and I still want me I think that would be a blessing
    blessing to self I’m wondering if you know it turns off of setting up mi
    Pamela’s thinking about the future for the players are II imagine you know
    on average in any football in any football team with your level a certain amount
    amount of your players are going to go over to play some sort of professional ball and the rest
    breast want for for for for whatever reason what happened to stats for is life after college football
    football is concerned for your for Twilight think I think the coolest thing that happened today

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    do you need to make sure you get your college degree which is something that we on for size all the time in your
    and when you’re at Eastern Illinois office for your college degree carries a lot of weight without college
    degree in the camaraderie and competitiveness that you had on the football field
    you hope that carries over into whatever job or career you decide to do
    how to do and you always have the camaraderie or the Fellowship of that football
    football team coming back in and join hands and the talking about old men
    memories weather itself off homecoming game or something to that sort I think anything

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    anytime that you’re a member of an association of a fraternity or sorority of a club
    I think that the best thing for outreaches after your college
    experience of people that you’re going to be a lien on go back on anything help you professionally
    Lee and personally in your career so to meters nothing more special than being a member
    remember of a football team and having that Fellowship throughout your life
    5 and an art do you have any contact Wolverine to play college football
    football back in the day yes sir what what did you play at iPlay to the universe

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    University of Hawaii okay are you in touch with a in any of your old Coplay
    call players back absolutely I spoke with my college roommate adjust
    just yesterday and we’ve been in contact with each other oh my goodness
    well that’s over 30 years he called his kids call me uncle
    go to my kids call him Uncle Mike Epps why do we call it Michael you not really
    really related to its just calling Michael so I had anybody
    geyser with you forever I mean its just like being a part of a military unit not the same

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    send a football like military because of she got the life and death is nothing more serious or more
    special then serving your country but I mean that Fellowship is strong it stays with the
    with the football player throws life of an forevermore
    you’re always related to the family of your African American hair seem to be more
    more African American head coaches in college football today
    I have been for a long time do you feel opportunities are opening up now
    now for black coaches in ways that they were not before welfare mean

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    I mean yeah I think I think. I also think that when I came into the professional
    fashion in 1984 was the first time that I
    I started coaching I just think that the the numbers of African
    American have increased in well as well site that wasn’t as many as the
    as there is the pool grows I think there’s more talent to the pool and of sleep
    sleep more to choose from don’t feel like to get into the race parts
    because I would like to think that I was Hardy still annoyed because I was the best candidate for the job

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    my resume with long it was expensive I mean uh expensive excuse me
    is me and I’m coming down and dropping to this love with experience I have
    I would hope that they would think that I could have success your type success that I did happen
    ILCA wanted to ask you read the other profile of you in the news is that from the other day
    good movies recently understand you like to watch a lot of you know I’m sitting
    sitting here right now at my desk and I’m looking at I’m thinking
    thinking about the movie list for a are football players for the for the trip down

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    down to a Tennessee State one thing that I’ve always had love movie the watch good
    good and bad boys 3 answer your question first of all I haven’t been to the movie house
    hold on I’m into the movie house in a while during football season what I’ve been doing it
    doing it I want to re educate our football team have a great old movies from Cydia
    I’m sitting here looking at my list of taking up old movies that were going to show the team coming down
    Downey coming back now they know my mo im a good one for lack of a better term
    turn a guy movie of Utah Western or something to do with a little bit of

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    violin sonata have one movie with laughter and the guy in the buses have to run
    how to rotate these movies official e the football team seas are all the movies
    movies that we buy that we’ve had out now if you if you really got time original
    the list of the scene so far but you’re ready I’ll go quickly
    quick okay good morning Vietnam long kiss goodnight Troy
    tombstone heat Blues Brothers of the purge
    Iron Man 3 hangover 3 Meet the Fockers airplane

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    Tommy Boy Bull Durham I was waiting for is there a football movie in there anywhere
    where you know if it is the football movie got to be a special football movie for me for me to show
    short I’m waiting for 42 to come out so I can show on 42 ok for 42 was won
    do you dress a minister ok costena papers I really want to thank you for
    thank you for coming on focus today thank you so much Genesis bannana Cochino
    Christina Babers is the head football coach for the Eastern Illinois University Panthers family 6
    six and one and they have a big game coming up against Tennessee this of this

    00:29:40

    this weekend best of luck on on on Saturdays game
    and we’ll be back in a moment with our next guest Selden Turner this is focus on W
    wyll Rebecca focus on wyll im gym
    MJ medicine my guest for this second half of the program is Sheldon Turner Shelton songs
    replacement visor working with a teens at the Champaign school district also plays big bird
    big role in Operation Hope that’s the multi government venture the trying to make Street safe
    safer the Garden Hills area in other parts of champagne children’s work is Artemis years

    00:30:15

    Man of the Year citation on the 40 under 40 list app to put out by central Illinois
    Illinois business magazine nominated for the citation teacher Melissa Applebees
    Kobe says he can t escalator conflict teach a kid to write a resume and
    motivate a struggling middle schooler within a5 minute window and make it look like you
    like he’s not working on Sheldon welcome to focus glad to be here
    how many how many years have the have and have you been with a unit 4 um December 5 years now
    is now okay to work in other school districts before the first one right this minute

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    the box for your out about now I’m not sure but as you grow up in what was the St Louis
    St Louis okay just really Area grew up the fact that you lost your father when you were
    you were young some people might have label you as an at risk kids episode of the
    the puppy soft charging the kids up the kids use mics Days Inn talking
    talking Education what is a label mean to you well the program Operation Hope
    hope I feel that I am one of those operation of students even now um
    actress that means that we have opportunity to umm go

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    go either way um although we are motivated by the right people have
    mentors in place and programs in place to keep students in the right direction
    direction we find a cell phone on the successful side of of life
    how do you feel you came out of you came out okay essentially yes I did
    is it ok it’s just that they were that you had a like a good support system
    family and everything else what was everything else besides missed beside your fam
    family what help you grow up a church my mom bleeding Tennessee church unknown

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    making us have family time together and have good friends that believed in
    doing being successful also had a negative broken into French
    the sign that also with help us know the wanted could be
    um look like that we could be successfully with negative friends with keep steri right direction
    tell if not what I need to be going that way interesting is that that does the neck
    the negative friends see the used the used phrase realize the difference between were they were
    what they saw you could do that thing you work with kids this early as 8

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    8th grade making career choices to do okay I know the idea when I was in 8th grade of making it
    making your choice filled me with dread but what’s the challenges do you face
    how will working working with kids that stage well maledom c**
    um with no idea what they would like to do after high school for career
    careers Masoli do we get them surveys I’m gonna talk to them about
    passions are the different things they like to do something kids like to cook
    and then realized that sexually passionate can use when they get out of high school

    00:33:10

    school of careers when they become family oriented in things whole
    so we sit down we gonna touch bases with them in gonna drop that passionate a man
    Amy have and it sounds like one thing you have to do if you find a kid with a passion
    is um Gundam in the thinking about that
    what in terms of what they have to do to be able to do that for a living
    and the band and how it might be worth it safe working car did work
    working hard is the weather for courses they choose in Highland High School in so forth yes and

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    and um is is is is that a new concept for kids that
    I think you can be um many times students day
    are involved in so many different types of things is technology world way it is
    videos now um a lot of Mulberry crafty in some of the Technic technical skills they have
    and so even with those kisses Crafton technical skills for tenants to the moon tour
    forced to trade in impossibly been on Dawson Technical dance again
    how to get into high school and high school okay I didn’t want to mention that up

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    questions coming to welcome here in focus if you have something nasty Shelton Turner
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    set focus 580 you talk about going after
    its going after their passion and I can imagine it at someone
    um with a lease with some kids you may come up off against the question

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    which is more important going after career you love after a career that you think
    think you can get a good job in one of the major questions the Wii accidents
    is do you know the difference between a job and a career then we asked a question
    Christian lot of times around this time do you want to try to get jobs for holidays together
    get extra money to buy gifts and things like that was just fine I’m so we XDM
    lot of them up tell me you know what I like I would like to make a lot of money ok would you like to live
    let make a lot of money be happy with a lot of money I would like to be in something that you passionate about

    00:35:30

    Lovett make some good money but be happy at the end of the day the most of them
    what must we get them to understand what that is a Santa dry hump want to be in a pack
    Passion Pit been about something that they love that sounds like just
    Challenge going with some teenage attention spans in order to start making
    long range goals and start thinking about not maybe not next year a cup
    couple of years would actually 10 R 20 years down the road rise in MN even so
    so with getting job today um to make the myth of the job with something

    00:36:05

    make sure that they find something to do really like on joy doing with the job for the wanted going
    going in and lose out on some things that can learn to use after
    after they are out of high school what preconceptions on the part of the kids
    kids do you run up against you did that that you have to grapple with other Arduino
    are the notes do they do they just have automatic some automatic notions
    that won’t won’t work in real life features for the life
    um well with athletic playing basketball and football

    00:36:40

    I want big big no longer NFL NBA
    new SMS involved in music to make a lot of money in the music world
    and so we always tell them a is a big chance you might not make all that money you want to mate
    can you think of something a trust something that you know you would definitely um
    be able to make some money within this medication make sure that you for the education
    Caitian keep that is your priority do some of them do you
    do some of them get steered is it realistic to steal somebody’s kids into

    00:37:15

    maybe jobs that are part of the music industry are the sports and outdoors North business apps
    Sports instead of just being the person there in the spotlight it is
    um in a Guinness when we just now with them in and get them
    ideas about you know these are the good things about the passion of this job
    the sum of the bad things about the specialist job um find a good out of it
    women talking about ideas with kids have but what about us
    do you ever run into Indian Ocean Center Dalton weather to people that you work with sore

    00:37:50

    are given a tension employers that you think don’t really match reality
    galaxy s2 with the potential for these kids are all the time on some of the times we had workshops
    chops with the notes on the money come in the speak to the students in a lot of them up tell them you know
    you know these are some of the things that help them these are the things to do struggling with no
    um and then a metcon help them figure out what it is a want to do as well on wheels
    also work with some of the students parents are getting them
    depression cause some of them have to pass this is well in our dreams

    00:38:25

    like to feel to be successful with it is it is it off in the UK
    the case of you work with terms of a and working with us a creer are college play
    college planning to parents really should be a part of that yeah definitely um
    most of the parents are very hum supporter for we doing and they love me in a party
    the part of it um they’re actually able to sit down with this down child
    um to go to financial aid poured over your are some of the college visit we take
    take some of the Panda come with us what does um thinking of Ultima classes

    00:39:00

    class of the students may take did you know what kind of the parents of taking them
    MMA want the kids to get um exposure to a woman experience some of those classes
    glasses on Emerson grey with the price is well okay there challenges weather
    weather Ridge some they haven’t really thought about these things in the past or
    perhaps they are really busy if you have to be to work in multiple jobs things like that idea
    how do you work things out well um emails are good ways of our own
    how to get in contact with parents and then we have a vent snow in a month

    00:39:35

    where have you been sundown holidays where have you been so invited to the parents out with
    within the matters to become to get to -10 and we got going on and I love it
    love the distance to just go home and just going to shower with them experience that they had with operation
    Operation Hope from the past we do and then a female to get back to Earth from the parents
    in this thang cough I’m so I know it’s getting to the parents
    and I know the most the parents are very happy about Avenue and children programs
    like this you know I’m wondering up your 5 years

    00:40:10

    doing this works pretty much coincided with with a recession and a slope
    recovery from from the recession and I guess Champaign Champaign Urbana
    Nevada area is and isn’t the worst hit of love
    off of areas by this but I certainly hit how does that affect the Center for
    work you’re doing when you’re trying to find ways that the kids you work with Kinect
    can I find a financing from college are our God by get onto a career
    career track by keeping the mines um busy with thinking of the past

    00:40:45

    the passions in the command to add more things with education and Tiny
    trying to find the ways to incorporate some of the things today
    they have on learning um I think when women sitting idle with
    with nothing to do or when they’re trying to find jobs in don’t have no one hiring
    what kind of help them put together a resume use in looking
    building portfolios they give the motivation to Hey Monday that knows the job
    job with c** on Monday for the things will get better not to know the world

    00:41:20

    worldwide jobs pay for bad to keep in mind focused on being success
    successful that can help I’m tired of times messed up and going on this is focus on
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    illinois.edu another part of the work that you’ve been doing this with the operation
    hope program just tell me a little bit about Operation Hope in Howard County
    jumpstarted building hope for the future is on my toe and that’s what we do we doing with the students
    students with making sure they have opportunities to do things that are nearly students with
    opportunity at this level up to do um in the stools are
    are what weekday mass bubble at risk youth um in something different areas
    Darius in Champaign IL we work with them with building a good New Mexico’s to colleges

    00:42:30

    colleges college campuses experience on different jobs um building
    educational system when they can have something sustainable to make them
    successful in this world and we engage de menthe things with the future
    the day hold for things that they may have been home for them for the future in
    so we work with understand engine and we also I’ll talk to many many more
    408 list of many more students would like to get in the program and this program is
    very very successful continue to have a students graduate

    00:43:05

    the weight and get them into colleges and get them into career things on wheels
    will support of the summer youth employment program worth student work in the summertime okay in the summer
    what’s what’s up what’s up summer jobs are available to that when we have a hold
    lot of different jobs room with tango with the partition Champaign Park District
    I’m with head jobs with a different number like c** real laboratory
    laboratory does dentist on things here um
    by how they were can you buy just hold on a different number

    00:43:40

    Apartments in the community that have open up jobs in opportunities for kids to work
    work so these programs in Operation Hope in general the Cisco beyond just the
    the school De Anza school building yeah um well after school
    school definitely a personal we have fun students to work going to tutoring
    and then wants to work on has jobs Fernando not in school what kind of
    what kind of beer supporting system for them if they have any issues on the jobs were always there for me
    summertime in school tonight and we doing things with them weather time Workshop

    00:44:15

    workshops to build character on them working in the summit plummet program what’s the fishes
    come up when I was just want to have you ever have you ever had to deal with what was really a cry
    crisis situation with you Mandisa from the kids name for a job they have to
    have to learn how to respect a um supervisors like we do
    Batista Mother be on time be on time is something um they make stuff with time
    good times with the stem dis how to be a cop
    conflict anger management skills things like that winning not find themselves on mobile

    00:44:50

    mobile web different employees are you even customers on a job so with
    listen Alabama gonna get a little bit stuck at the understanding with
    which way to go to keep a job song okay just a learning for
    visa kids learning for the first time with a job in 5 minutes license is active
    how much 6st feel your years
    you’re saying there’s air is there more that you is the more that you want to do is is are the more
    the more resources that you feel you would need a big boobs with p6 s4 with the kids doing

    00:45:25

    do we do touch but they’re also a lot more some students out there and parenting meme
    anime me some support I would like to see the program expand even then to Dr Bennett
    area as well this um in the state of Illinois me a personal very
    very beneficial for a lot of different school systems in a lot of different communities
    cities in so many different last week in touch with only a lot of food Mount
    mount right now but I’m sure in the future expand to even bigger than the program
    the program you doing with the other local governments there targeting specific area

    00:46:00

    areas of town Garden Hills was one of the more Elston are you doing on Vista Park
    Tom Bradley another area um and then we are going
    are going to different areas around Central and centennial
    high schools ok how do you measure
    effectiveness r6s what it comes to program site operations hope aside
    you know you can you can see success in individuals and you can feel good about that but
    do you know if you’re making difference with another people to be

    00:46:35

    do the say that you’re successful call it when I look at the number 37 937
    7 things last year that actually start in the programming a freshman Aldi 70
    70 the graduated on 37 Odunlade accepted into college target top 22
    do to go to college um I think that is a huge number of success time because
    because know that it takes a lot um 289 graduate from high school
    high school I know that’s what they’re supposed to be doing this all so huge when you see
    when you see them going to college in ecstasy than walking on the campus is okay that’s that

    00:47:10

    that’s the first class stamp does the 37 ever been that would have been the first class start
    operational program how many how many kids have gone into the program is freshman 6
    successive years on my god I mean this is 100 a week
    and um okay so started with 40 bag expanded and sew
    um I’m an SMS been a lot of spoons mint accessory touch by the sperm
    this program okay so what if you see something is really growing his hair
    you mentioned you like to see it do something with herb atomizer is there any communication with your back to school

    00:47:45

    School District not yet not yet but um I’m sure that they will happen one day
    de que looking forward to it understand you also do some work as a boy
    officiating basketball Midland High School Games tell me about that work
    what disease did you replace play basketball love and basketball
    the good things about being a basketball official is the fact that this is one of the passage that I found
    I found out on my own no one that actually Tim Minchin this is a good thing for you to do
    how to do but once I started doing it I found out that something I really enjoyed down

    00:48:20

    don’t doing on mytouch play with Lebanon High School doing something to Maryland
    um basketball games but was actually started on a fishing Lovett
    it must be out different from playing as well first of all you can take sides
    can take 5 but then vitamin and being able to come
    can a pizza to go alone with some of the things different things did some of the
    some of the players did don’t really get understanding of McKenna help them
    Tim I’m going to better basketball player some by using a disk

    00:48:55

    discipline on the court okay even though EVP even though they may give you a few dirty look
    dirty looks don’t get away Megan Elissa mean if you cough
    um and your Michigan is that
    is that something that um cuz I least I know going walking around on campus
    I can see what time a line I think about that think about Michigan Michigan
    Michigan for the movie rise of Michigan stuff um I don’t work
    now but I did and um you know I think I think it was

    00:49:30

    I never knew problems with that but hey we still on same console covers
    covers and we always working to win win against the following poles in football and basketball
    how to do in football um the managing
    as good as I would like to do but but theres but they’re still in there
    plugging away plugging away I guess Illinois is well Sheldon Tennessee
    very much for coming on for today and congratulations on the Man of the Year awards
    board from the central Illinois business magazine 40 under 40 citation sayings

    00:50:05

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