Sam Wyche: From NFL to high school...and loving it

Former NFL head coach Sam Wyche is enjoying his second coaching stint with the Pickens (S.C.) High School Blue Flame, writes Greg Garber.

Originally Published: October 26, 2007
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PICKENS, S.C. -- Arms folded, skinny as a scarecrow, his pale blue eyes process the chaos of a squirrelly special teams drill.

"Come on, C.J., get to it," Sam Wyche says forcefully after a kickoff falls in front of tailback C.J. Holley. "You've got to get up the field."

And then he softens and smiles. When this happens, which is often around these kids, Wyche exhibits an almost elfin quality.

He was an NFL head coach for a dozen seasons, in Cincinnati and ...

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