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Football: Servite fires its offensive coordinator

September 4, 2012 |  8:12 am

Two games into the 2012 season, Anaheim Servite Coach Troy Thomas has decided to make a change at offensive coordinator, firing Matthew Mitchell, who was in his fourth season running the offense.

"It came down to us not being philosophically on the same page," Thomas said.

Servite, which rallied for a 24-23 victory over Rancho Cucamonga last week, has a bye this week before facing Huntington Beach Edison next week.

"He's a good guy and gave a great effort," Thomas said.

Thomas said he hasn't decided who will take over calling plays. He told players of his decision on Monday.

"I felt it was needed for the direction of the team to be the best they can be," he said.

Servite has a new quarterback, Neil Pau'u, a junior who is learning the offense.

Servite is trying to follow the philosophy of "trying to play fast and a physical brand of football."

-- Eric Sondheimer

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