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Tennessee Football Coach Says He Was Fired For Recording Anti-Obama Song

By Doug Powers  •  August 24, 2010 11:19 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

“PC end-around on two. Ready, break!”

A Tennessee middle school football coach is looking to the future after his termination for alleged political incorrectness.

Twenty-six-year-old Bryan Glover is a Christian who co-wrote a song called “When You’re Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail,” which takes a dig at the current administration and what he believes to be the wrong moves for the U.S. He sent a link to his song to everyone in his personal e-mail inbox, which included parents from Grassland Middle School, where he coached football.

“An hour-and-a-half after sending out the e-mail, I got the phone call from the head coach saying that he had had complaints from parents; he was told to fire me,” the former coach accounts.

He notes that he was surprised by the allegations against him.

“When the coach first called me, he said his phone was blown up with parents saying that I was being politically incorrect — quote, unquote — if you will, and that some of them were even reading into racial overtones in the song,” Glover explains.

But he points out that the lyrics make no direct or indirect reference to race.

The assistant should have had his players chant “Mmm mmm mmm” every day before practice and maybe he’d still have a job.

Franklin, Tennessee is in Williamson County, which in 2008 voted 30% for Obama and 69% for McCain, so it’s possible that the tsunami of outrage, if there was one, was more of a ripple. My guess is the “complaints” were more “why is your assistant football coach spamming my email” in nature.

It’s also possible he violated something in the school’s handbook. You just know a school with a mission statement that begins like this has a really thick handbook:

Grassland Middle School exists to prepare students to be life-long learners and responsible members of society. We accomplish this by providing students an opportunity to engage in an edifying and supportive learning environment and by increasing the protective factors for students while decreasing the known risk factors.

As for the song itself, I’m partial to this line:

“If the stuff hits the fan, don’t look at me,
if you got trouble, blame forty-three.”

Here’s the song. I’m more the “classic rock” type but the theme here has a good ring to it:

(h/t LonelyConservative)

**Written by Doug Powers

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