Propst returns to Hoover; Niblett works to keep focus on students

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HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – He led a high school football team to fame and five state titles, but left in the midst of controversy.

The return of Rush Propst to Hoover had some trying to keep the focus on a match-up between the #1 high school football team in Alabama and the #1 team in Georgia, on the students.

“I understand that with Rush’s name being involved that it’s about him coming back here. I understand that but, I think it does the kids injustice when it’s not about them,” said Hoover Head Coach Josh Niblett.

To others the hype surrounds the return of the once head coach that lead the Hoover Bucs to five state titles and a rise to fame on the MTV show Two A-Days.

Propst resigned from the Hoover football program in 2007 after allegations of grade fixing and extra marital affairs surfaced.

Propst admitted to having an affair, but did not admit to any wrongdoing at Hoover.

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