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  1. Not smoke blowing, but I get your apprehension. The kid is a freak in the weight room. His older and younger brothers are/were as well. He definitely developed early and had experience in the weight room as a middle school student as well. The 4.5, 40 is the only one that is debatable because it was hand timed. I think he went 4.54 or something like that at a camp laser timed.
  2. I would say the two best I played against were both Ft. Wayne guys. Tevaughn Hurse in 2010 from New Haven, dude had wheels. The other was Remound Wright from Ft. Wayne Dwenger 2008-10, power and speed.
  3. Believe it or not these are actually his frosh #'s. He has added about 50 to his bench and 90-100 on squat. As much as we run him it comes in handy!!
  4. We have one who I think won't be in the "nobody has heard of" category much longer. Sophomore running back Charlie Spegal. He sits in first currently in the nation (maxpreps) in rushing with 1141 yards and is averaging over 8 yards a carry. He's a beast in the weight room and has a bright future still ahead of him. He is pretty nasty at linebacker as well in short yardage situations.
  5. Switching footballs for PAT

    When I was playing we had a game in the sectional where there was literally standing water from 20 to 20. We had our ball boys save one ball that we had checked in for a PAT and so when we finally scored the boys were allowed to send it in and we ended up making the try with a dry ball. I was the long snapper and center, so I was very thankful for a dry ball in that situation! We won the game 7-6 and the other team fumbled their PAT try...
  6. I got ya now. I would definitely agree with that point of view. In skimming through the .pdf so far I think there are some really interesting points. Is this something that is shared with officials that are currently working or with the IHSAA? Also, I like seeing your (and other officials) points of view on here because I have always thought that I'm a better coach the more I know about officiating.
  7. I agree that there are issues with coach, player, parent, and fan abuse and take no issue with the first half of your assessment. I do disagree in my experiences in regard to the "thinner skin" assessment of older vs younger officials. More often than not the younger crews that we had were more willing to explain calls and reasoning for them as well as be "thicker skinned" than the older crews that we had. For instance, we had an older crew one night in a game that had over 25 penalties between the two teams. Some of the penalties, I might add, were signaled to the pressbox with mechanics that don't exist. When I went to ask the back judge for what he had called on our DB (the mechanic was unclear) during a time-out he said to go back to the sideline and be quiet. When I turned to ask the official on our sideline he said "you heard him." In another instance we had a younger crew in the regional and I just laid into an official after an intentional grounding call. He was probably right and I was more mad we weren't playing well than anything else. He looked at me and said "cool it, we will talk at the time-out." I'm not the HC so he didn't have to do that, but he did AND he explained to me what and why he called what he did during the next time-out. Maybe these are unique situations, I don't know.
  8. I feel like if nothing else, these are good starts and could improve things greatly. I like to think that I have a better grasp on mechanics and rules than most coaches because I did some lower level officiating and went to some trainings, but its more of a "hey wait a minute, that wasn't correct" as opposed to "this is what they should have done." I totally agree with your early comment of the cringe worthy mechanics that some officials have used even in state championship games. Basically it seems like until there is more emphasis (money) put into official accountability at the IHSAA level we just have to live with it and hope for a good one each week. Thanks for the response and have a good game tonight!
  9. My only issue with HS officiating (at least in Indiana) is that there is very little accountability if the crew flat out isn't good. Most crews week in and week out are average to above average and manage the game with no issues. It tough though when you get a crew that is just not good (disorganized, not knowledgeable, or not good at communicating) and you know that they will have a game the next week and that they will work at least one playoff. I wish I had a solution to propose but I am not sure what that would be. Has there been any suggestions, proposals, or mandatory trainings for Indiana officials to beef up the amount of good crews each week?

    He graduated last year.
  11. Your Ideal Conference

    I do like that. I thought about both Richmond and Pendleton, but I was also trying to keep drive time down. That seems to be the over reaching problem in the HHC now. Also, and I know this is all pretend anyways, I could see Central leaving the NCC more willingly than Richmond, Anderson, or Marion, but I also am a lot more familiar with that school and program.
  12. Your Ideal Conference

    ECI Conference: 1. Delta 2. Muncie Central 3. Yorktown 4. Jay County 5. New Castle 6. Mississinewa 7. Hamilton Heights 8. Eastbrook? Noblesville? Richmond? 1 hr to 1hr and a half depending on where you go with the 8th school. Would be competitive size and competition wise.
  13. Polite- having or showing good manners or respect for other people Here is our road block in this discussion... Many of these aspects are objective. What one may see as polite, another may not. I have luckily been on the "victim" side of games like this very few times, so maybe that is where my view comes from.
  14. Your starters maybe are winning by 36+, JV or freshman players may have not scored at all and it is a D- to F effort for them to come in and take a knee each play.
  15. Sportsmanship- fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition If you are abiding by the rules, respecting the people and coaches you are competing against, and not being a jerk, literally points have no bearing in the actual definition of sportsmanship.