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Irishman

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  1. Kick - End Zone - Force

    So, the force is the kickoff. I remember a similar scenario you posted last season about a batted ball.So, the initial force makes it a touchback. But with the intentional kicking being illegal, is the penalty marked half the distance from the 20?
  2. Kick - End Zone - Force

    Just trying to disguise my guesses.
  3. Kick - End Zone - Force

    I can imagine the irate coach is wanting a safety?
  4. I was just correcting the point you made about 17 days in pads; to clarify that the max is only 12 days.
  5. You misread his post. 12 days total in shoulder pads and helmets. Of those 12, 5 can be competition days; not 5 competition days in addition to the 12 practices. Now, some programs do take it to an extreme, because a team can have an unlimited number of days with no pads. Our kids get the first week and change at the end of the school year off. We all get the week of the 4th of July off; by rule. We also give our kids a full week before official practices start. I do think the IHSAA will do something to further limit that. But I believe the Summer baseball team played something like 40 games this Summer. So, while one sport with 12 days does not seem like a lot, for most of us in schools that are in classes 1A-3A and even smaller 4A programs have a number of two and three sport kids, meaning they really do not have much of a Summer. Consider too that the Summer league rules for other sports do not have a moratorium over the 4th of July, so that week is taken away from a number of kids. Some programs will have coaches in those sports that will purposely schedule contests forcing kids to choose. So, the IHSAA does have some limits for football, and we add more time off for them; but the reality is that if football is not filling time slots, the other sports will fill them. In the bigger picture, it is too much; but the IHSAA only has control over one sport practicing in the Summer.
  6. DJ Durkin under intense fire at Maryland

    as it should....cannot happen fast enough. The strength coach sounds like a piece of work too. It also seems other coaches were either silent or complicit.
  7. Contact by DB on Potential Receiver

    The other thing that came to mind that was a point of emphasis a few years ago was contact away from the play being a personal foul.
  8. Contact by DB on Potential Receiver

    The key is that the receiver was running AWAY from the defender. Illegal contact by the DB; or pass interference; 10 yards from the LOS? or 15 yards?
  9. Urban Meyer Death Watch

    True, but this is an interesting twist; paraphrasing FTA that Zach Smith was on a recruiting trip when Gene Smith called him to tell him to return home because he found out about the investigation of domestic violence. If that bears out, then Meyer did not need to relay the message upward. The AD already knew. https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2018/08/06/Colleges/Ohio-State.aspx Maybe we are heading down the path of who throws whom under the bus with the most damning statements.
  10. Urban Meyer Death Watch

    The only thing I disagree with is the nudging of Gene Smith. The NCAA is paying a LOT of attention to OSU athletics. There are multiple issues and programs being investigated; all on his watch. Now, he may beat them to the punch and resign; but if he tries to stay put, he will be fired.
  11. I am pretty sure some of those are repeats; but even so, it would not answer either of my questions.
  12. I am curious how many coaches have been in the same position for 10 years or more; how many of the current openings were resignations of coaches within the first 5 years at a school.
  13. Foul Against Passer

    I was thinking if the QB would fall in the category of defenseless player???
  14. Foul Against Passer

    B6 is flagged for targeting. The penalty will be added to the end of the play result, but with the ball at the 29, the mark off for the penalty will be half the distance. The one question I have is if targeting leading with the helmet leads to a player being ejected now?
  15. Urban Meyer Death Watch

    Yep....for football, just beat Michigan. If he had Harbaugh’s record in that series, he would have been fired by now.
  16. Urban Meyer Death Watch

    Smith was going down anyway with multiple programs under investigation in Columbus on his watch. It does appear that this whole thing was put on his lap and takes the heat off of Meyer, no matter how hard pressed ESPN is to see him hang.
  17. New Turf In 2018

    Here is the finished product. We got to practice on it the last couple of days. You can see the wide yellow down each side. The outer edge of that yellow is the boundary for soccer. You can see in the corners where the arc was cut into that for corner kicks. It looks a little funky, but the field is great. And yep, that is one BIGARSE Bulldog. It is so big that when you stand on it, if you did not know it was a bulldog, there would be no way of knowing what it was.
  18. New Turf In 2018

    That is the same group that did the fields for the East Allen schools. We finally got to practice on it yesterday. It is really well done, and really nice. I will have pictures of it today. It is kind of funky what they did with the soccer field sidelines.
  19. Scrimmage kick formation

    I figured. Second guess then, TD stands, penalty assessed on B on the kickoff/next timed play.
  20. Scrimmage kick formation

    My “educated” guess is that the holder is the key here. If his knee were on the ground, making this an actual kicking formation, B65 would be flagged. But with the knee off the ground, he is a qb, and the TD stands.
  21. New Rules Changes

    eliminate onside kicks???? Considering we had one go minus 10 yards; yep, you read that right. I am fine with that.
  22. The next reclassification

    That they were not competitive in most sports for quite some time.
  23. New Turf In 2018

    I saw another article that a school in Texas was going with blue turf. They had to get permission from boise State, who has trademarked it. We were talking at practice today, and several others remember hearing that the NFHS had banned off colors. Maybe they have reversed their decision?
  24. New Turf In 2018

    I have spent some time looking but cannot find anything either.