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Well, it has been a great ride! Today is my final day here at 247Sports. It is time to turn the page and move towards the next chapter in my life.
About six months ago, we started transitioning towards a takeover by Evan Flood. As I'm sure most of you noticed, I started to wean myself off the message board.
My goal when taking over this site was to leave it in a better position than it was initially. I started Badger247 from scratch. At the time it was nothing more then a message board. With the help of Evan, we have turned Badger247 into one of the premier Wisconsin recruiting sites on the Internet.
All that said, when I hired Evan, I knew he would take this site to a new level after my departure. Evan is a rising star in this business. Badger247 is in great hands and will only continue to get stronger.
I would like to thank Shannon Terry and Pat Tholey for this tremendous opportunity. Steve Wiltfong also had a significant hand in building this site with his hard work in the Midwest. I would also like to thank Jon McNamara and Paul Day for taking me under their wing seven years ago and teaching me everything I needed to know about this business.
As for me, I have been presented with a great coaching opportunity and I will begin my new journey as a teacher and coach. If you are a native of Wisconsin and follow high school (or collegiate football) within the state... you haven't heard the last of me!
Lastly, without the members, I would not be able to eat and pay the mortgage. I appreciate everyone of you. Your thoughts and opinions are what make this site successful.
It has been a pleasure!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by KyleHeikkinen 17 months ago
Good luck Kyle! It's been a pleasure following you/your content and the growth of Badger247. Hope you'll still join us, along with Evan, on the Badgers Power Hour in the future! haha
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Congratulations and best of luck, I really enjoy this site, I'm not a frequent poster but I read and take it all in. Well done! (Great job on finding Evan, does he ever sleep?)
"When I get said, I stop being said and be awesome again. True Story." - Barney Stinson
Thanks for everything Kyle. Don't be a stranger here and good luck with your teaching and coaching career. Let us know if there are any prospects to watch.
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HAVE GREAT LUCK KYLE!! THANK YOU!
we're good as long as you push any D1 prospects you come across to UW.
You know where my loyalty lies...
Kyle for a minute there you took a page out of berts press conference where he talked about leaving his job better than started.....almost puked.... thank you for starting this site as I'm addicted to it and look forward to the future of it. Best of luck and now coach up some future badgers!
Hey. Can you guys film a Crean-Bo handshake for us? That'd be a keeper.
Thanks for everything Kyle. Really appreciate all your hard work both here and at Rivals.
"We don't care about anything but winning. No one cares about ethical standards thats for losers..."
Kyle, I didnt hear you thank Ben Worgull for your stint at their site. Or did you already forget?
Where are you moving on to, Kyle?
Teaching and coaching.
Congrats and good luck Kyle! Sounds like you are accomplishing your goals! Good work!
Hopefully you are moving on to Sun Prairie, get Evans to sign with UW!
I'm not at liberty to say exactly where just yet. But, I'll be sure to update everyone via Twitter.
Again, thanks for all the kind words!
Congrats Kyle. It has been a pleasure to follow you around. Even if that includes seeing what you and your lady are having for dinner . (twitter joke for those who think i am stalking).
Btw, could you also do so side work with Core 6?
Congrats-- and thanks. Hopefully the new job will allow you to stay clear of that Hottinger kid!
Another congrats and thanks. The following you have built from scratch shows people will join when the product is good.
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