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  1. Hoosier Hills Conference 2018

    They have played in the Pulaski County (KY) Bowl game the last three years. There are two games played that Friday night and they alternate opponents each year. Last year they played Pulaski County and the year before they played Southwestern (out of Pulaski County as well). Both are very solid programs with top notch coaches, though I believe PC's coach retired after this past season. They are still an outstanding program.
  2. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    I probably know far more than you think... but I will not disagree, change can be a good thing. It could all work out in the end for them. Absolutely. They have some excellent and experienced coaches. But for 11 years they have been coaching a similar scheme with familiar terminology. All of that may change in an instant and even the most veteran coaches will take some time to adjust to it. That is an issue of the late hire. Well said. There is a fairly strong correlation, but no guarantees.
  3. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    You sound like a former player who didn't enjoy his workouts. Too tough? But it will be basically June before they are approved and allowed to start. Sure, all other teams can't really "start" until then, but it runs much deeper than that. Whoever gets the job will have to put together a staff and then teach the staff everything he knows. It sounds simple, but it takes a lot longer, especially if you want it to be very effective. This guy may very well be flying solo trying to get things installed until his new staff understands the schemes and expectations. He will need to be incredibly organized and I find it hard to see anyone being any more organized than Coach Glesing.
  4. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    For hiring a head football coach, we are quite late in the process. It is entirely possible that an established head coach will not be willing to leave their current situation at this point in the year. It will be practically June before anyone is confirmed. Their best possible hire might be an up and coming coordinator. We shall see.
  5. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    EC has already hired Don Stonefield, who led them previously. Szabo did well at Bedford, yes. But what about the last 5 years? He was at Evansville North. I think North is much more comparable to FC than Bedford. Szabo stepped down to spend more time with his family. Does he get back in it after just a few months? FC is a pretty good job. I am sure it will receive some well qualified applicants.
  6. Markese Stepp

    Nah, come on down and Boiler Up!
  7. 2017 Boilermaker Football

    I read on what I believe was goldandblack.com that Coach Brohm made the decision not to nominate any individuals as to promote the team over the individual. I get his point of view and I like it. However, I completely agree with you.
  8. This thought drives me nuts. Why does basketball have to be like football? That argument holds no water. Wrestling already has seeding, so by your logic, so should every other sport already. Each individual sport needs to do what is best for it.
  9. Congrats to Coach Buening and the Raiders!
  10. Michigan City at Kokomo

    MC had never even won a sectional title before this season in its entire school history. It's hard to simply lay the blame at just the last coach. It seems like a major cultural issue. The max wins they had in a season was 7 and that only happened a handful of times since 1900. All the credit in the world goes to Coach Mason and staff. What an incredible job they have done, especially as quickly as it has been done.
  11. Congrats to the Coach Buening for his first semi-state as HC. Also, congrats to the Raiders for their first trip since 2007. Scecina will be a tough matchup, but any game at this point will be. Best of luck to both teams.
  12. I think the drop in participation for pay for play is exaggerated. It comes down to fundraising. I've worked at some poor, rural schools. In some senses, we were pay to play because of camp fees and equipment fees. There were kids we knew did not have this money. But through fundraising efforts, we were able to raise the money for those kids to be able to participate anyway. Could it affect some? Sure. Will it be completely disastrous? Only if the coach is unwilling to work hard and lead fundraising efforts. BTW, I am NOT a proponent of pay to play.
  13. This is a football forum, so naturally people will be biased towards the sport. But it is entirely true that "some" kids would not have any other way to learn the life lessons that they are able to through football. Why? Because football is the only sport/activity/hobby/interest that they enjoy. Just like there are "some" kids whose only way to learn those things are through band, chess club, cheerleading or any other sport/club you can think of. If some kids didn't have the opportunity to play football, they would make it in other ways by finding other things to do that interest them and they'd be okay. But I'd be willing to bet that a healthy number of kids wouldn't find that outlet in any other way and it could shape their lives in a completely negative way by not having the support that the game provides them. I am quite positive that is what Coach Ellenwood is getting at... I don't want to speak for him so I could be wrong, but I think most football coaches would agree. If a school has a program and can sustain it, be it through public funds or self-raised, they should have it. Just like they should have chess club, academic teams and any other sport imaginable. If it gives kids an outlet, it is a plus and should not be taken away.
  14. I am not against your proposal at all. I just know many others would be. I'm looking for a middle ground solution.
  15. This would be a great solution to the seeding answer while still keeping all-in. It could satisfy all sides!