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      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray Dan Rector Hired  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara Doug Armstrong Hired Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Michael Torgerson Hired Clarksville:  Joby Turner Justin Boser Hired  New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller Chad Montgomery Hired Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Chuck Foga Hired Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Adam Handley Hired Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Jason Grunewald promoted Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  James Bragg Hired Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired

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  1. 7 points
    I think you have mistaken yourself for someone else.
  2. 7 points
    At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
  3. 6 points
    Super Bowl 49 had zero players particiapte who were 5 star rated out of HS. And over 40 that were rated 3 stars on down.
  4. 4 points
    Im confused....where is the real Hoosier Conference thread ?
  5. 4 points
    We have big sponsors too, Tim's sheep-shearing and Bob's Manure Hauling have agreed to mow and fertilize our field respectively
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
    There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert Kennedy
  8. 3 points
    GS might say the competition was there in 2014. Just a hunch ...
  9. 3 points
    http://gridirondigest.net/topic/53688-tim-adams-memorial-thread/ Thanks again Tim !!!
  10. 3 points
    If this were true, which it’s not it would apply nationwide and therefor be moot to this conversation. In reality coaching quality is what it’s been for decades. We often look at the past and think of better days and have rosey colored glasses thinking about a better time that never really existed. The truth is coaching is what it’s always been. There are some rockstars, some turds, and a whole lot of medicore coaches that really care about developing young men. It was that way in the 60s, it was that way in the 80s, and it’s that way in the 2010s.
  11. 3 points
    Jaylon Smith would beg to differ.
  12. 2 points
    Yeah, the schedule thing is a dead horse.
  13. 2 points
    You should probably ask Chatard and Memorial about the level of play that comes from GS the past 7 years or so despite being in a “weak” conference, or anyone in 2A about Southridge, or maybe talk to folks about Heritage Hils in the 2000’s. I had some respect for your Football insight until today. You obviously know little to nothing about Football here in Southwest Indiana. And, as much as it pains me to say this, WhoDat is spot on about the Evans kids.
  14. 2 points
    Sadly, I bantered (a bit aggressively) withTim just a few days before he passed (though I generally always agreed with him). I think he was at the last Center Grove 7 on 7 in 2010 that very weekend. I was there as well...my LAST Center Grove 7 on 7. I had no idea that it was this date....but then, with no kids playing anymore you kind of lose track. Still, may God Bless you Mr. Adams (admittedly a bit hypocritical coming from me). You have added so much for so many. Certainly you have for me.
  15. 2 points
    I've heard complaints about the Student Activity Center that was completed last year but not a peep about the scoreboard.
  16. 2 points
    Exactly! I ran the high school radio station at Pendleton Heights for over 10 years. Started there with an income stream of $500/year school funding and my salary with 8 students. After developing a sponsorship program that included selling time on sports events and making ourselves known in the community, I had 16 seniors in my final year with over 10% of the school in one of my media classes that year (130+), winning National Radio School of the Year, and bringing in nearly $25,000 per year - including large deals with the Indianapolis Indians, Penske car dealerships, and a ton locally. Effort = success. Now I have a 5-time Emmy award winning sports documentary producer and many other successful former students. I bet A LOT of people said we were wasting money buying a $2,500 tent with our logo plastered all over it. It was from sponsorship and has produced many successful students that got interested in advertising and promotions industries. I absolutely can not stand people telling schools how to spend money - they know their students. That's one reason I don't teach anymore (that and salary and parents).
  17. 2 points
    It fits into their mission statement because that mission is to outdo Carmel whenever possible.
  18. 2 points
    I wonder the same thing, it's not like they have a easy go of it in the ICC, all smaller school's then Beech Grove and recent state champ's in the ICC and deep tournament teams pretty much year in and out. Seems to me they have it pretty tough where they are, at least till they start dominating the ICC which they haven't as of yet.
  19. 2 points
    There is a lot of positive buzz coming out of Northwestern football right now. Chicago radio stations are heavily promoting the tremendous 2018 home schedule and offering nice ticket packages. Johnson made the right move. Only misery and losing awaits in Bloomington. DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/RESULT DETAILS 8/30/2018 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. 7 p.m. Details 9/8/2018 Duke Evanston, Ill. 11 a.m. Details 9/15/2018 Akron Evanston, Ill. 6:30 p.m. Details 9/29/2018 Michigan Evanston, Ill. TBD Details 10/6/2018 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. 11 a.m. Details 10/13/2018 Nebraska (Homecoming) Evanston, Ill. 11 a.m. Details 10/20/2018 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. 11 a.m. Details 10/27/2018 Wisconsin (Family Weekend) Evanston, Ill. TBD Details 11/3/2018 Notre Dame Evanston, Ill. TBD Details 11/10/2018 Iowa Iowa City, Ia. TBD Details 11/17/2018 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. TBD Details 11/24/2018 Illinois Evanston, Ill. TBD Details
  20. 2 points
    How will our "jumbotron" compare to that of Warren Central? Why no comments about theirs? This is true. Some students/residents live in Greenwood, some live in Bargersville, while others live in "the unincorporated district of White River Township. The school is our identity.
  21. 2 points
    While the percentage of Americans playing football is trending down, the number of participants is still up from your glory days in high school. People have ever increasing options, this is the biggest reason for the dip in market share, but make don’t doubt that football is still an option and will be for the foreseeable future. Now if you want to talk about a dying genre, journalism. What a sad state of affairs it has become. Murrow would be turning over in his grave.
  22. 2 points
    The head injury issue obviously comes into play, there's no denying that. I don't think we can lay all the blame on that doorstep. I think there are other factors involved. Football is hard, there's work involved, there's discipline involved, as our society becomes less and less rigid when it comes to behaviors, adherence to rules/laws, the "it's all about me" attitude in general, that's not real conducive to Football. I "think" (my opinion) societal changes in general are more of a factor than anything else. The concussion data merely makes for a convenient excuse. I think the NF as well as the NFCA have done a great job of getting out in front of some of these issues. For the kids who are opting out, it's their loss, the game will ultimately survive, at least in the foreseeable future.
  23. 2 points
    It's clear you don't understand how spring football works in "spring football states"
  24. 2 points
    But they have spring football DT, isn't that the judge of a healthy football state :)
  25. 2 points
    It’s ironic that kids are being held out of football at a time when the sport is safer than it has ever been. There is a lot of work being done now to attempt to quantify risks, and to assess the effect that rules changes, contact restrictions in practice, and new coaching techniques have on those risks. But that’s going to take some time. I’m confident that 10-15 yrs. down the road, the pendulum will swing back the other way.
  26. 2 points
    Yet, according to one of your posts in another thread, Purdue's recent upswing performance is responsible for the increased performance in Lafayette-area programs. Kind of starting to get whiplash trying to keep up with the directional changes.
  27. 2 points
    I think it's more likely that he sees the cup as refillable.
  28. 2 points
    According to the article an elementary school project came in under budget. Approximately 900K and the school system elected to spend the money on lighted signs and the new jumbotron. It is my understanding that in Indiana, capital project funds don't come from the state, I don't pay taxes in Johnson County, none of my business what they do. Per the article, they have not decided on advertising yet, but it was a "discussion that would be had".
  29. 2 points
    Can't believe Mudda hasn't chimed in on this groce misuse of public funds.
  30. 2 points
    What's a Jumbotron can we have your old one, or are you moving it to your youth field
  31. 2 points
    Unfortunately, there was a lot of hype surrounding them, but most are starting to come back down to Earth as they understand what the research concepts are grounded in.
  32. 2 points
    Your statement was focused on the idea that Indiana doesn’t produce elite athletes, I contradicted that assertion.
  33. 2 points
    In general yes, but Purdue's success in 2017 wouldn't be seen in the local schools until AFTER the 2017 season. So Jeff's recent success has nothing to do with Purdue did in the 2017 season. Also, the Greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area has done well over the past decade while Purdue hasn't. 2008 - Purdue goes 4-8. West Lafayette goes 11-1 dropping a sectional championship to Yorktown. LCC goes 9-2 dropping a 6-point decision to eventual state runner-up Sheridan. 2009 - Purdue goes 5-7. West Lafayette goes 15-0 en route to a blue ring. LCC goes 14-0 en route to a blue ring and the start of a 4-peat run. 2010 - Purdue goes 4-8. West Lafayette goes 10-4 with a regional loss. LCC goes undefeated en route to another blue ring. 2011 - Purdue puts up a winning season, 7-6 and wins the Little Caesar's Bowl beating perennial power Western Michigan. West Lafayette goes 11-2 losing in semi-state to red ring St. Joe SB. LCC finishes its third consecutive season undefeated en route to another blue ring. 2012 - Purdue returns to losing seasons 6-7 and blown out in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. West Lafayette struggles at 6-4 while LCC posts a 14-1 season en route to completing its four-peat run at LaRocca South. 2013 - Purdue goes 1-11. LCC enters 2A play going 9-2 and losing a sectional to eventual 2A runner-up Tipton. West Lafayette goes 12-2 dropping semi-state to Andrean. 2014 - Purdue goes 3-9. West Lafayette goes 7-3 while LCC goes 10-4 in 2A dropping a pair to eventual 2A state champ RCHS. 2015 - Purdue goes 2-10. West Lafayette (13-2) and LCC (15-0) share a bus down to LOS. LCC returns with blue rings and WL returns with red. 2016 - Purdue goes 3-9. West Lafayette goes 10-3 with a regional loss. LCC goes 12-1 dropping a 1-point decision to eventual state runner-up Pioneer. 2017 - Purdue goes 7-6 with a win in the Foster Farms Bowl over Arizona. West Lafayette goes 12-2 with a regional loss while LCC is knee-capped at 4-8. LCC and West Lafayette combine for seven trips to LOS during the decade with six blue rings. For comparison to Purdue, the other three Lafayette schools posted W/L/T records of: Jeff - 4 winning, 6 losing. Best finish was making it to second sectional. Harrison - 3 winning, 6 losing, 1 tie. Best finish was making it to third game of sections. McCutcheon - 4 winning, 6 losing. Best finish was making it to third game of sections. In essence, all of the Lafayette schools have had a better winning/losing season records than Purdue ... 2-8 ... has over the past decade. Yes, having a winning Purdue program certainly can add to the success of the local teams, but the last decade shows that the Lafayette-area schools have done OK without that rising tide floating the boats. And, even if the rising tide contributes, again, the EARLIEST that Purdue's newly-found winning ways would be seen in influence MIGHT be the 2018 season. Time zone probably wouldn't be much of an issue. RCHS and @Coach Nowlin handle it without any problem in the Hoosier Conference. Speaking of RCHS and the HC, I think you'd be hard-pressed to convince RCHS to bolt the HC. They've had pretty good success and a nice mix of teams to play to get them ready for post season.
  34. 2 points
    Martin is the highest paid Guard in NFL history, and started multiple years at ND. Stop talking out of your butt.
  35. 2 points
    "The state of Indiana has never produced a 5 star athlete. " Jaylon Smith. "Extreme rarity" Do you even think about what you've typed before you push submit?
  36. 2 points
    Is this a joke? You are crediting Purdue's success this past year to the Success that LCC, WL have had. We wont even talk about Coach Fry because he has been having great success for a while and it doesn't look like its going to change. Coach Shanley has had 16 wins in his first 2 season. That started before Purdue was good. Coach Peebles also has a winning record at Harrison spanning before Purdue had success. McCutcheon has won 30 games the past 4 seasons. Thank Goodness Purdue winning a bowl game LAST YEAR can get the credit for the success of the greater Lafayette area.
  37. 1 point
    Madison Grants Is Mighty Oregon. Wish we could get some of that NIKE sponsorship money.
  38. 1 point
    Few weeks back I had an idea. Started a spreadsheet that shows the win-loss, win percentage, combined percentage, and total wins for every team that plays football and basketball. Thought others might enjoy it. Football Basketball Records.xlsx
  39. 1 point
    Did you know that the Maroons have - or, at least, had at one time - a marching kazoo band that played at their football games? Quite a sight.
  40. 1 point
    In Las Vegas, Chaparral HS uses the theme to "The Magnificent Seven".
  41. 1 point
    I never said that. I said sometimes the man has to make tough decisions. The sign up sheet for Football in my area only has to have one parent/guardian signature.
  42. 1 point
    Just like one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, one man’s waste is another man’s investment. The folks at Center Grove have decided that, for their community, this makes sense. In another community, e.g., Frankfort, it might not. But, by all accounts, the Center Grove community is thriving. So, for my money, they’re entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Not all return on investment is capable of precise measurement. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
  43. 1 point
    It is my job as a citizen to question and challenge the decisions of elected officials, no matter where they reside. Do you blindly trust yours?
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  46. 1 point
    User tip of the Day: Keep the "Activity" tab open, and it will notify when a new 'item' has appeared in any of the Forums.
  47. 1 point
    I have had coaches in states with Spring ball tell me they much rather have Indiana's rules in off season vs their silly 2 week spring ball
  48. 1 point
    Memorial had a great day at the Colts 7 on 7 today in Westfield going 7-0 to bring home the title. Defeated Paoli, Brebeuf, Ritter, Scecina, East Central, Westfield and Brownsburg.
  49. 1 point
    I swallowed some anti gravity pills but couldn't em down
  50. 1 point
    This goes back to 2005 The CG fanbase are the best in the business when it comes to lowering expectations and creating the illusion of brewing trouble. They are masterful. Its an important part of the overall strategy that keeps them competitive with the Big 3. I give them credit. Its a solid tactic when properly utilized. Timing is the key.
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