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Hayfield's Pugh still in ICU, but spirits are good

I just got off the phone with Hayfield interim football coach Roy Hill.

Hill is running the football program at Hayfield while head coach Billy Pugh remains in Fairfax Hospital's neuroscience intensive care unit while he recovers from a massive stroke he suffered at the school last week.

Hill visited Pugh on Saturday, the day after the Hawks' 49-21 victory over Stuart, when QB Anton McCallum blew up for 195 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries and completed 4 of 11 passes for 69 yards to push Hayfield to 6-2.

Hill called me Monday on his cell phone as he was driving to Fairfax Hospital for another visit.

"He looks better and sounds better," said Hill. "He's still in ICU but they're going to try to move him soon."

Pugh, who still has not regained the motion he lost in his left side, is in good spirits, according to Hill.

Pugh asked Hill to bring game tape from Friday's victory as well as game tape of this week's opponent Falls Church (4-4). They will watch the film on Pugh's wife's portable DVD player.

I asked Hill: "Is Billy trying to run a command center from the ICU?"

Hill said: "He would if they let him. He's keeping the nurses on their toes. They caught him trying to get out of bed last week."

By B.J. Koubaroulis  |  October 26, 2009; 12:07 PM ET
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