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      Head Coach Openings 2017   10/17/2016

      Frankton: Randy England  Bobby Ryan Promoted  Franklin Community:  Adam Reese  Chris Coll hired from Tri-West Martinsville: Brad Rose  Carter Whitson Hired  Lake Central: Brett St. Germain Tony Bartolomeo Promoted South Bend Clay: Craig Redman  Will Porter Hired from South Vermilion  Boone Grove:  Tony Tinkel   Dan Kukulski Promoted  Mooresville:  Chad Dockery Mike Gillin hired from Indian Creek Wood Memorial:  Caleb Cherry/Archer  Bret Kramer Hired Tippecanoe Valley:  Shriver/Norris   Stephen Moriarty  Hired Corydon Central:  Andrew Smith    Aaron Humphrey Hired Calumet New Tech:  Rik Richards  Rick Good Hired  Winamac:  Tim Roth Craig Barr Hired   Tri-West: Chris Coll Tyler Bruce Promoted North Central (Indy): Kevin Kreinhagen Kevin O'Shea hired from Lafayette Central Catholic Indy Chatard:  Vince Lorenzano Rob Doyle Promoted Paoli: Brian Balsmeyer Jeremy Lowery Promoted Mt. Vernon (Fortville): Doug Armstrong  Neil Kazmierczak  Hired from Lebanon  Bluffton: Randy Hudgins Brett Kunkel Hired Indian Creek: Mike Gillin Brett Cooper Hired Vincennes Lincoln:  Jon Heiden  Levi Salters Promoted  Frankfort:  Joel Sienicki Eric Davis Hired from Tri-County South Vermillion:  Will Porter  Greg Barrett hired from North Putnam Riverton Parke:  Jake Weber Brad Sanders Promoted Elkhart Central:  Levon Johnson Josh Shattuck hired from Seymour Mt. Vernon (Posey) Paul Meirer Cory Brunson hired from Evansville Harrison Richmond:  Matt Holeva  Abe Tawfeek hired from Indy Northwest Lebanon:    Neil Kazmierczak Jeff Smock Hired North White:  Jim Davis Kirk Quasebarth Promoted  North Posey:   Paul Rynkiewich  Waylon Schenk hired from Princeton  Pike Central:  Dustin Powell   Erik Mattingly Hired  John Glenn:  Damon Groves Austin Faust Promoted North Putnam:  Greg Barrett Sam Carnes Hired  Lafayette Central Catholic: Kevin O'Shea Don Coller Promoted  Evansville Harrison: Cory Brunson Lane Oxley Hired Indianapolis Roncalli:  Bruce Scifres Scott Marsh Promoted  Anderson Prep Academy: Jeffrey Dorman Randy Albano Hired Princeton:   Waylon Schenk   Jared Maners Hired Ft. Wayne North:  Mike Cochran Michael Brevard Hired Turkey Run:  Steve Stewart Bruce Scaggs Hired Indianapolis Northwest:   Abe Tawfeek Jonas Williams Promoted Tri-County:  Eric Davis  Sam Zachary Hired Carroll Community:  Mark Brown Kevin Sayler Promoted  Oldenburg Academy:  Wes Gillman  Union County:  Rusty Hensley Joel Hofmann promoted Edgewood: Jerry Bland Brian Rosenburg Hired Seymour:  Josh Shattuck  Michael Kelly Hired Wawasee:  Josh Ekovich Michael Eshbach hired from Eastside Muncie Central:  Adam Morris Scott Pethtel Hired Benton Central:  Ed Roberson  Mike Hammons  Promoted  Western:  Ron Jankovich Alex Stewart Hired New Castle:  Will Ragle  Kyle York Hired Sullivan:  Trent Olson Blaine Powell promoted Northwestern:  Alex Stewart Steve Disler hired  Clinton Central:  Isaac Sturgis Justin Gardiner Hired North Miami:  Mark Lefebvre  Joe Grant Hired from Rochester Spring Valley Justin Scheller Mark Hammond Hired  Edinburgh:  Derrick Ball  Jason Burton Hired Eastside: Michael Eshbach Steve Cooley promoted Rochester: Joe Grant Brian Hooker Hired Cloverdale: Tony Meyer Tom Winder Promoted Hammond Clark: Eric Schreiber  Hammond Noll:  Colin McCullough  Wayne Racine hired Lake Station:  Adam Hudak   South Central:  Eric Stephens Buzz Schoff Hired  Caston:  Brady Jones  Tony Slocum Promoted  


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  1. Everyone looks to how thrilling the very rare upsets are, how great it is for those kids who toiled all year to finally get their moment to shine. What nobody looks at is the other side of equation. What does it cost Indiana football to pay for those once in every few seasons moments? Quite simply, it costs you the added excitement and interest that could be generated by literally hundreds of games very season where playoff qualifying would be important, and sometimes, critical. If you’re going to examine the system, you can’t just look at what the all in format gets you. You also have to look at what it costs.
  2. I did the same thing a few years ago, limited to sectional championships. Over a several year period, there was exactly 1instance of a bottom 32 team winning a sectional. And that was a sectional that had only 2 top 32 teams in it. That was before 6A. So, you had 1 “Cinderella” out of about 120 sectionals. Begs the question: “at what price do we want to preserve the Cinderella myth?”
  3. Makes a great deal of sense. Frankly, the “conference system” is at least as much a barrier to improvement as it is an aid. My impression - and this is very much from the outside looking in - is that there is resistance to multi-conference associations chiefly from ADs, who think it would make scheduling more difficult. Idon’t See why that is, but again, I’m on the outside looking in.
  4. 2017 Hoosiers

    You are simply proving my point ... repeatedly. Your mentality pervades the IU football program. No matter how many coaching changes they go through, the program will never get better as long as that mentality is what drives it. It’s always “I know we need to get better, but if only...” [insert “bad” call, key injury, adverse weather conditions, bad bounce of the ball, etc.]. You’ve got to act like a winner before you can become a winner. Be satisfied with “moral” victories and that’s all you’ll ever have.
  5. 2017 Hoosiers

    More about a loser “attitude.” Chronic losers search for excuses and scapegoats. Winners find a way to adapt and overcome. Get a wrong call that hurts you? Find a way to overcome. Better yet, find a way to keep yourself out of a position where one call that goes against you makes a difference.
  6. 2017 Hoosiers

    Didn’t intend to make any comment on the officiating in that game. Didn’t see it. Don’t care. That’s just the typical talk you hear from losers. It’s called an “excuse.”
  7. 2017 Hoosiers

    So you’re basically saying there is a conspiracy that includes game officials, and is designed to favor the conference teams that have a chance to go to higher and more lucrative Bowl games? Did you stop taking your medication again?
  8. 2017 Hoosiers

    Typical losers’ lament. Judgment calls even up over time. Winners are good enough to overcome the ones that go against them, and take advantage of the ones that go their way. Losers don’t. It’s the same at every level of football.
  9. Well, it’s all right there for the Eagles now. St. Ed’s beat Moeller 31-7 Saturday, a week after Moeller kicked St. Ignatios all over the lot. St. Ignatius then turns around and beats previously undefeated St. X. So now it’s the Eagles vs. the Iggies this weekend.
  10. Best Comeback Lines

    Most of the time we just stand there and take it when getting berated by a coach. And that’s the way it should be. But every once in a while the opportunity to get in a zinger presents itself, and you just can’t resist. What’s your best comeback — delivered in a totally professional manner, of course? I took advantage of one such opportunity last night. After calling back the home team’s kickoff return TD for a block in the back while they were getting blown out: Me: “Coach, that was my man, and I watched him chase that kid for 30 yds., and when he caught up to him, he crushed him from behind.” Coach: “What are you talking about? There wasn’t even a [visiting team] player anywhere around there. Only my players.” Me: Coach, I know you’ve got an iPad over there. Go look at the play and you’ll see what I mean.” Coach: [after watching the video] “He had his head in front. That makes the block legal, right?” Me: “Had his head in front of who? I thought it was only your players there.”
  11. I can see the players in the off-season, in the weight room, wearing t-shirts that tout the fact they’ve made the playoffs 4 years in a row. Beats the heck out of a patch on your jacket that says “8th place 2017 Sectional 32.”
  12. We are spoiled by the all in with regard to travel, just like we’re spoiled in that we regard post-season participation as a right, not something that has to be earned. There’s something exciting about a road trip, going someplace you haven’t been before, and playing someone you don’t see every year. It’s playoff football. It’s supposed to be different.
  13. So much for the theory that good, experienced officials shrink from making calls at the end of the game because they don’t want to affect the result. An offensive pass interference and 2 defensive holding calls in the last few seconds before the winning TD pass. Don’t know why the original link didn’t work. Let’s try this one. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000864250/article/five-plays-to-glory-insane-ending-to-chiefs-vs-raiders
  14. New "Trick Play" in NE Indiana

    I believe this play is legal. The difference here is there’s no affirmative act intended to deceive the defense into thinking the snap is not imminent. Also, the “wrong ball” play attempts to involve nonplayers in the deception. This does not. Not all deception is illegal examples might be quick snaps, “hard” counts, etc.
  15. The dreaded inadvertent whistle

    Good time to discover a "dead" battery.