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Jeremy Frioud brings players, electricity back to Tarpon Springs football

By Scott Purks,

Tarpon Springs head football coach Jeremy Frioud gives his 6-year-old son Bjorn a hug on Tuesday during practice, a place Bjorn and his brother, 8-year-old Bas, join their dad every day. [ SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times ]

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TARPON SPRINGS — Tarpon Springs coach Jeremy Frioud stood in the middle of the practice field with a whistle around his neck, a little more gray in his beard and a bigger grin than many have seen in a few years.

He was surrounded by more than 50 of his players and several mentors, including his former high school coach, Don Davis, and the man he assisted for 12 years at Largo, Rick Rodriguez.

For moments around his feet, and sometimes in his arms, were his own children, 6-year-old Bjorn and 8-year-old Bas, who had just finished their day next door at...

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