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    Shit. Is it realy 14 years since I joined this community? How did that happen? Do we still know derek?
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    New head coach with BOLD expectations
    Alum Derek Flann keeps tradition of hall-of-fame coach Steve Solem alive
    Written By: Joe Brown | Oct 30th 2019 - 10pm.

    BOLD head football coach Derek Flann (middle) looks on during a Section 5A playoff game against Dawson-Boyd on Oct. 26 in Olivia. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

    OLIVIA — After every win this fall, BOLD assistant coach Dan Gross gave new head coach Derek Flann a friendly jab.

    “He tells me my job is safe for one more week,” Flann said with a laugh.

    While football for the Warriors isn’t as crazy as one might expect compared to Texas football, Flann is trying to live up to the high expectations set forth by the patriarch of the BOLD program: Steve Solem.

    “There’s been a lot of perception of what Steve is in the community,” Flann said. ‘There’s an iconic status for him.”

    Solem’s resume is hard to match. Over 33 years, the Warriors went 291-80 under Solem’s leadership, with state championships in 1990 and 1991 and state runner-up finishes in 1992, 1998, 2014 and 2018. In 2015, Solem was named to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.

    Flann, a 1999 BOLD graduate, was on that 1998 squad. He knows the tradition of excellence the Warriors have had. And he wants to make his mark on the program by mixing in some of the tradition Solem left while adding in his own wrinkles.

    So far, so good for Flann as BOLD is 10-0 and plays Canby for the Section 5A championship at 2 p.m. Friday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

    “I told the people when I was hired that you’re not hiring Steve Solem No. 2,” Flann said. “Steve and I are very different and I learned a lot about football from Steve. There’s a lot of things he did that I really believe in. But at the same time, it’s got to be my program.”

    Helping in the transition has been the presence of two four-year starters in wide receiver/defensive back Gavin Vosika and quarterback/defensive back Jordan Sagedahl.

    “When Solem was coach, I would say he’s laid back. And with Derek, we take things a little more seriously,” Vosika said. “There’s more rules and it’s more strict. But Derek’s a great coach.”

    Sagedahl added, “I can definitely see the emotional side of Flann with all the speeches he gives and the compassion he has for us and the program. It’s cool seeing he was Solem’s player and now he’s coaching after him. It’s cool seeing how Solem taught him, he brings to us. It’s a little bit of a change but overall, he’s got the same philosophy.”

    Flann said that Solem had a similar fiery demeanor when he was a player but with an array of talented assistants to do the yelling. Solem was able to delegate more at the tail end to assistants like Flann, who sports a burly figure complete with a Yosemite Sam mustache that screams intensity.

    “(Solem) had earned the ability to do that,” Flann said. “He could mellow out because these kids would go home and hear from their dad about how Solem used to chew their (hindquarters) and they were concerned enough. And the guys we had out there were good enough to where he could do that.”

    While Flann has put his own emphasis on things — namely on defense and special teams, where Flann said, “I think we’ve onside kicked more this year than Steve did in 35 years” — an immediate focus was retaining Solem’s staff.

    “When I found out I had the job, the first thing was making sure those guys were still planning on being around,” Flann said. “We don’t want a break from the past; we want to continue it the best we can.


    “It’s not a matter of save the program; it’s don’t destroy the program. Don’t turn hard right and crash into the rocks and you’ll be fine.”

    Prior to this season, Flann had 10 years of head coaching experience as the co-head coach at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton along with Randy McIntire. Three years ago, he came back to BOLD High School as a means to getting closer to family.

    “When he came here, I knew he was my buddy Blake Flann’s uncle and that’s it,” Vosika said.

    “Meeting him (as a freshman) and seeing him come to my house to talk football with my dad (offensive coordinator Daren Sagedahl) and stuff like that with the coaches,” Jordan said. “Flann’s really grown on me.”

    Undefeated and one game away from the 12th state appearance in school history, the Warriors are seeing the same kind of success with Flann they had with Solem.

    “I think it verifies him. He’s the real deal,” Jordan said. “He’s meant to be here and we’re meant to be here right now.”

    Though Flann admits that reaching a section final is the minimum requirement of the job thanks to Solem’s success.

    “When I played here, we were in a section final game every year,” Flann said. “Ever since I’ve coached here, we’ve been in the section final game every year. I’ve achieved the minimum at this point. It’s been a weight gradually taken off my shoulders as we’ve been successful.”

    Flann added, “I’m glad I’m in the position I’m in. We all kind of wish Steve was still here but if it’s got to be somebody, I’ll take it.”

    BOLD head football coach Derek Flann rides on the blocker sled during defensive line drills at practice Tuesday in Olivia. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
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    Shit. Is it realy 14 years since I joined this community? How did that happen? Do we still know derek?
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    jesus christ, derek has gotten fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkeysphere View Post
    jesus christ, derek has gotten fat
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    But islamism IS a product of class warfare. Rich white countries come into developing brown dictatorships, wreck the leadership, infrastructure and economy and then act all surprised that religious fanaticism is on the rise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
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    Also holy shit a day thread.

    Turned 35 today, seriously what the fuck i'm meant to be a productive member of society by now.
    If you stop caring so much about it, you'll feel younger. Happy birthday, you young little shit

    edit: Also it's "I'm old, Gandalf" not "I'm old Gandalf". What? You're literally a wizard, Harry?

    There, I've criticised your grammar. That should make you feel younger (than me) by default. Should help Gandalf (yes THAT WAS INTENTIONAL)
    Thanks for the clarification, I was wondering if there was some appearance of a young Gandolf to put this in context. Or perhaps Grendelfreak was imagining himself a wizard as part of his midlife crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkeysphere View Post
    jesus christ, derek has gotten fat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
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    Also holy shit a day thread.

    Turned 35 today, seriously what the fuck i'm meant to be a productive member of society by now.
    If you stop caring so much about it, you'll feel younger. Happy birthday, you young little shit

    edit: Also it's "I'm old, Gandalf" not "I'm old Gandalf". What? You're literally a wizard, Harry?

    There, I've criticised your grammar. That should make you feel younger (than me) by default. Should help Gandalf (yes THAT WAS INTENTIONAL)
    Thanks for the clarification, I was wondering if there was some appearance of a young Gandolf to put this in context. Or perhaps Grendelfreak was imagining himself a wizard as part of his midlife crisis.
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    Registered for VMworld today. I had to change age bracket. Since (last monday) I'm now in the 45-54 range. It honestly does not feel right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowa [NSN] View Post
    Registered for VMworld today. I had to change age bracket. Since (last monday) I'm now in the 45-54 range. It honestly does not feel right.
    I feel your pain.

    When you're entering your birth year on an online form and get RSI from having to scroll back that far >.<

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    Happy Birthday old man.

    Kind of weird to be one of the youngest ones in this thread so far
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    ITT: old fags challenged
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
    ITT: old fags challenged
    Hey! Less of the old ... fa ... hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smegs View Post
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    ITT: old fags challenged
    Hey! Less of the old ... fa ... hmmm.

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    *gets coat.
    *gets someones keys from the bowl

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