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: Leave him alone, all right? He's a real special kid and, and I have high hopes for him and... I think if he works really hard, he can get an academic scholarship to Wabash College and can get out of this place. Coach Norman Dale
: Why, do you have something against this place?
Coach Norman Dale
: You know, if everyone is as nice as you, country hospitality is gonna get an awful name. Myra Fleener
: What a pleasant thing to say.
: A man your age comes to a place like this, either he's running away from something or he has nowhere else to go. Coach Norman Dale
: What I'm doing here has *nothing* to do with you. Myra Fleener
: Just stay away from Jimmy. I don't want him coaching in Hickory when *he's* fifty.
[about Jimmy Chitwood
] Myra Fleener
: You know, a basketball hero around here is treated like a god, er, uh, how can he ever find out what he can really do? I don't want this to be the high point of his life. I've seen them, the real sad ones. They sit around the rest of their lives talking about the glory days when they were seventeen years old. Coach Norman Dale
: You know, most people would kill... to be treated like a god, just for a few moments.