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  1. The big one it seems is that Jordy Nelson was released in Green Bay, but there are some other significant moves. Looks like the Vikings went all in with Cousins.
  2. Seymour Semi State

    The 4A game lived up to all the hype. Langford is every bit as good as advertised. Missed free throws hurt New Albany, but WC missed a LOT of easy shots in close to the basket. Looked like a great atmosphere for a big game like this one.
  3. yeah, I don't see it. If you are referring to his being a color guy on the State finals games, I can see where some might be turned off. I am not one of those.
  4. Did you REALLY just type today that Dullaghan is a legend in his own mind?
  5. It was weird when we got off the bus, but during pre game, being able to chat with former teammates and other friends of mine was cool. Ultimately though, it boils down to coaching the kids you have to compete. You forgot the other stuff pretty quickly.
  6. I played at Warren Central. While coaching as an assistant at Cathedral, I was a JV coach for a couple of match ups, and we played them once on a Friday night. I started coaching at Chatard, and years later, again while at Cathedral, coached against Chatard.
  7. The End of an Era

    great stuff here:
  8. What many people don’t realize is how often the game adjusts and even repeats itself. When Lombardi was one of the 7 Blocks of Granite at Fordham, they were a zone blocking team. Frank Leahy was his line coach that taught it. Lombardi taught it when he was the OC at West Point. The drive blocking style will likely appear again. Trends come and go. Another fact is that skills trickle down. The offenses we see in high school today are part of what we were seeing on the college level years before. The hand fighting that you see now is coming from the NFL days of the 80’s. One of the authorities on the concept is Blaise Winter. While it looks different, the fact is that the drive blocking and bull rushing techniques are for guys that are larger and less athletic. So most linemen are more athletic in today’s game, even in high school. I would add that some of the video you posted shows players without pads, somthe focus is on footwork and the hand technique.
  9. https://blogs.usafootball.com/blog/2793/don-and-039-t-let-your-athlete-skip-the-struggle FTA: "If you’re tempted to jump into your child’s struggle and try to fix it, let these things hold you back: Your child needs to learn how to problem-solve without your constant help. This is a skill he must develop because he will need it a lot as an adult. Your child needs to learn how to resolve conflict with others. If you keep fixing things for him, he won’t have a chance to learn this. Your child needs to learn persistence. He will need it as a spouse, parent, and employee/employer. You do not want to raise a kick who tucks his tail and runs at the first sign of a struggle."
  10. Take time to listen to 3 of the greats in this game; Russ Isaacs, Chris Svarczkopf, and Kevin Donley talk football, coaching and life.....great stuff.
  11. yep, it appears the fields are kurthed.
  12. Question was asked and answered. There is no purpose served in pressing the issue, or bringing up this other nonsense. Move on. It is rare that coaches comment on this forum, and it is nonsense like this that leads to so few doing so.
  13. State Predictions

    No predictions here, just hopeful my alma mater's Lady Warriors can continue their hot streak. They have had some big upsets on the way to State; it would be sad to see them come up short.
  14. Purdue Basketball

    Even not being a fan, I hope you are right (but this is the FBI, not the NCAA investigating); this investigation could really change the game......and before all is said and done; even though something like 32 other programs have been mentioned, this is a LOT more widespread than any of us want to think.
  15. Purdue Basketball

    So you are not worried that Purdue was one team of several that was mentioned in the latest findings in the FBI investigation?
  16. Warren Central

    Congratulations to my alma mater! The Lady Warriors are going to the State Championship after defeating Bedford North Lawrence 66-55. Just curious if any school has had the boys and the girls teams compete for a title in the same season?? Don't want to jinx the guys, but with the season they are having.....
  17. Purdue Basketball

    It appears that Purdue has a MUCH bigger problem staring them in the face that could end Painter's time there.
  18. Purdue Basketball

  19. May he rest in peace; thanks for the update.
  20. When Indianapolis is used, it has meant the IPS high schools; Indianapolis Tech, Indianapolis Washington, Indianapolis Broad Ripple, Indianapolis Manual. The city name has never been used with the suburban schools in the Indy area; not that I have ever seen anyway.
  21. ND vacates 21 wins. Appeal denied

    Anyone else find it odd that they can only appeal to the organization that ruled they would vacate them in the first place? At least with the NFL and other pro sports, it’s part of the cba, but still seems like the deck is stacked on any appeal.
  22. WC Warriors

    Had to give props to my alma mater, the Warren Central Warriors for a great season so far. I know national rankings are all hype, but to be 2nd ranked is still impressive. http://usatodayhss.com/rankings/computer/boys/basketball/US/2017
  23. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    One thing is for certain after this stunt; there is only one head coaching job left for McDaniels. No one else will take a chance on hiring him, much less interviewing. How long will he have to wait for Bellichick to step down?
  24. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    My guess is there is no plan B.........Harbaugh???
  25. transfer policy

    It could, but keep in mind there is an appeal beyond the IHSAA now; and it is the Department of Education that decides those.