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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. 2017 Hoosiers

    If IU could finish a game, they'd be 5 - 2 right now at the very worst, instead of 3 - 4. Still looking for that signature win.
  2. This is the first time in many years the Miners are the underdogs in a sectional game. How will they respond? We are still seeing missed assignments, missed tackles and turning the ball over from the Miners. It will be a short night if they don't bring their "A" game with them against the Raiders.. I've often heard it said that it's tough to beat the same team twice (during the season and in the tournament). I've also heard several Raider fans say if you want to get to Southrdige, do it early in the season. All things considered, the Raiders are and should be the favorites. But then I think how sometimes the ball takes those funny bounces and you just never know what may happen. The question this week is: do the Miners want the same team that started their season with a loss, to be the same one that ends it? Harrell says a three point game (31 - 28) in favor of the Raiders, The predictor says a 13.5 point Southridge win. There is rain in the forecast for this Friday. Wonder if that will be a factor in the game? Good luck and good health to both teams! GO MINERS!!!
  3. It was one of those types of games when it was too bad that one team had to lose. The effort from both teams was what tournament football is all about. ESPN would have called this one an instant classic and showed it over and over for a month. Linton lost a tough one the first game of the season. In that one they were intercepted in the end zone with practically no time left and lost by one point. Great effort by both teams tonight.
  4. WHAT A BALL GAME!!! Linton 36 North Posey 35 final. Stewart was incredible running and catching the ball for the Vikings. He was as advertised. The Miners were down 35 - 28 with 59 seconds left in the game. They drove 62 yards in 58 seconds (Cox scored from 16 yards out on 4th and one). They went for 2 and got it from the 7 yard line (after a 5 yard penalty). This was almost like a video game. The teams total offense combined was well over 900 yards. Linton with 400+ total yards and North Posey with 500+ total yards. Linton led 14 - 7 at halftime and then the second half the offensive fireworks started. Just an incredible offensive game in the second half(back and forth) Stewart with around 150 rushing yards and around 140 yards receiving. Linton with Cox for 190+ rushing yards and (I think) Lannan with around 130 rushing yards. I'm sure Miner Pride will give an accurate recap of the game. Playoff football, gotta love it! The Miners have now had their 2A "baptism".
  5. Sectional scores

    Unbelievable finish to the Linton North Posey game. NP takes a 35 - 28 lead with 59 seconds left. Linton scores with 1 second left and gets the 2 point conversion to win 36 - 35, This was an incredible ball game! Had to be close to 1,000 yards of total offense between the 2 teams. The Vikings offense was like a sandlot team. Crazy, crazy formations and play calls.
  6. I couldn't imagine the atmosphere being 10X greater at a Linton tournament game! That would almost be a scary thought! It is already one of the greatest atmospheres for a tournament game ANYWHERE in the state. 10 times that? Yikes!
  7. My "faith", has been restored. LOL
  8. Thanks for the clarification Footballking16. I knew there must be a mistake (somewhere).
  9. Yep, that's what I'm thinking. That next Friday night rolls around after a loss and it's like something is missing from your life. It's like: "I know I'm supposed to be somewhere, but where?"
  10. Linton hasn't lost a sectional game at all since the 2010 sectional championship (vs Perry Central). They have won sectional 48 for 6 straight years. So losing a sectional game no matter which round, will feel probably strange to most Miner fans.
  11. In the 2A South where is Southridge??? I don't see them in the list at all. This has to be a mistake. How is it possible to leave them out and include teams like: Paoli, Mitchell, and Speedway? Current Sagarin ratings: Southridge #182 SOS: 163 Paoli #132 SOS: 276 Mitchell #199 SOS: 289 Speedway #182 SOS: 82 I understand you have your own program/factors/ratings system and do not use Sagarin exclusively, Speedway has a great SOS, but Paoli and Mitchell do not. How is it possible to leave out Southridge when they played a much better schedule? Sagarin has 7 - 2 Southridge ranked #8 and yet a 3 - 6 #25 ranked Speedway gets in in the PCS? Computers only spit out what they are fed and in this case it looks like it was fed a BIG mistake. I am not a Southridge fan, but don't see how they could get left out while less successful teams would be "rewarded".
  12. 2017 Hoosiers

    I always heard that Cameron's hiring had a lot to do with Bobby Knight's influence. Don't know if there's any truth to that since Brand was the A.D. then and had no fondness for Knight. We had a head coach at my old high school (in Ohio in the 70's) that had the philosophy that if you score 30, then we will score 31. The team went 9 - 1 that year. Out of a 2 hour practice he would spend about an hour and 45 minutes with the offense and only about 15 minutes with the defense. The next year they went 6 - 4 and after that season he left the school.
  13. 2017 Hoosiers

    I too, think it (edge) is very important. Not so certain that Wilson always took advantage of that as I recall several people saying (it seemed) he let several players get away and sign with other schools. Granted, a coach isn't going to sign everyone they attempt to recruit. According to everything I hear, Allen is a pretty good "salesman". You KNOW that's what goes on in the recruiting process. Coaches have to sell. The good thing about Allen is, he is well known and has a solid reputation so players will listen to him a bit differently than someone else not from Indiana. He'll have a bit more credibility in some people's eyes. And if IU goes to a bowl this year, that will give him even more ammo for his "sales pitch". It will be interesting to follow along on this.
  14. 2017 Hoosiers

    The big difference with this coordinator (Allen) is he was already on the staff AND he has connections in Indiana. People coming here for coaching from outside of the program and/or the state don't have that "edge". Allen already has/had a network to work from. As I said, I'm curious to see how well he recruits within the state. After watching the team play this season, I am fairly positive one of the priorities will be to sign a few good offensive linemen. Not saying he'll necessarily find them in Indiana. Just think the O line has been somewhat of an "issue" and needs to be addressed. Yeah, Hep was one-in-a-million kind of person and coach.
  15. 2017 Hoosiers

    I didn't ask you but, I will agree that Wilson is a good coordinator. Oklahoma = Offensive coordinator, and now Ohio State = Offensive coordinator. However, that's all he is, a coordinator. It has still taken him a few games to get "settled" at Ohio State. He got the Ohio State job because he's buds with Urban Myer and the Buckeyes had lost Herman. And I know tons of Buckeye fans who did NOT want OSU to hire Wilson given the reasons he was booted out of IU. I would imagine Wilson's services will always be wanted somewhere, by someone until he's ready to retire. Unfortunately, IU HAD a great coach and we tragically lost him (RIP Hep!). It's been VERY difficult to find another one like him. I see hints that Allen could be similar to Hep. Allen is another coordinator that was hired. However, he was already on staff and a good defensive coach. I want to see how well he can recruit across the board (not just offense or defense). I'll still give him a couple of years (if I am blessed to live that much longer).