ELLIOTT: Some good from a few setbacks

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The surgery, well, that was planned for Post Falls High wrestling coach Pete Reardon.

What happened shortly thereafter wasn’t.

WHILE HIS team was on the way to a fourth straight Rollie Lane Invitational title last weekend at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Reardon was at home, resting after a short hospital stay last week.

“I’m feeling a lot better now,” said Reardon after Thursday’s dual match with Hillcrest at Post Falls High. “It was touch and go for a couple of days, but never life or death.”

Reardon underwent a procedure to put a spinal cord stimulator in his back in mid-December.

“I was going to have surgery over the (holiday) break to reduce pain,” Reardon said. “But then I was sick and hadn’t felt like that before.”

Less than a week after the procedure, Reardon fell ill with a staph infection.

“I had to go back in and they take to take it all back,” Reardon said. “I was in the hospital and had to take a bunch of antibiotics to get back on track.”

Reardon remained tuned in to what the team was doing down south on the internet while assistant coach Jeremy Zender filled in as head coach during the tournament.

“It was kind of a blessing in disguise,” Reardon said. “To have our coaching staff go down and make a seamless transition, it was great to see all of them step up. It was really hard to watch on Trackwrestling.com (a website that has live results for wrestling all around the nation), but to have the kids step up and do that well — whether you’re there or not — it was really cool to see.”

The 21st annual River City Duals concludes tonight at The Arena, with the championship duals scheduled for 5:30.

And in case you were wondering, the Trojans are going for a four-peat at their home tournament as well this weekend.

WHILE IT doesn’t come as much of a shock that the Seahawks fired Darrell Bevell after seven seasons as offensive coordinator, maybe fans didn’t give the guy enough credit.

Don’t forget, Bevell is the guy that called a deep pass play in a key moment — not once but twice — to send the Seahawks to the Super Bowl on two separate situations.

Seattle failed to make the playoffs in only two seasons, his first year in 2011 and then in 2017.

Sure, the offensive line wasn’t great, but the Seahawks fired offensive line coach Tom Cable as well after they struggled to run the ball all season.

Who knows, if Russell Wilson actually completes that pass in the Super Bowl to beat New England, maybe Bevell is a head coach somewhere else in the NFL.

Unfortunately, he didn’t and now Bevell is free to coach whoever, wherever he wants.

And that might not be bad for either Bevell, or the Seahawks moving forward.

Jason Elliott is a sports writer for the Coeur d’Alene Press. He can be reached by telephone at (208) 664-8176, Ext. 2020 or via email at jelliott@cdapress.com. Follow him on Twitter @JECdAPress.

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