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  1. http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/columnists/steve-hanlon/steve-hanlon-valpo-s-renn-a-perfect-fit-for-indiana/article_ce75a20d-f5da-5eca-904c-9fd0b672a6dc.html When God said, "let there be an assistant football coach." He created Rich Renn He wore spandex coaches shorts better than any coach I could ever remember. Barrel chested with long knee socks and black cleats. Perfect.
  2. What a character. The most intense, and funniest guy in the room.
  3. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    They can't afford me. I wont get out of bed for less than 250K.
  4. I was living out of state and missed that game. That was Highland's 5A state title game season. Love to hear that story. Probably has something to do with Rich Renn.
  5. The Munster - Highland staffs of the 70s and 80s had a unique relationship. Bitter rivals on the field. Great buddies off the field. I always admired their relationship . And boy could they party
  6. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blah-blah-blah. Im so sick of it all. The millenial answer or excuse to every issue is more technology, more social media, more human disengagement. These technological "toys" strike at the very heart of this problem. People dont talk to each other anymore. The game needs an "ambassador" to push forward the various agendas I have outlined. What it doesnt need is a new Twitter feed or Facebook page to address these challenges. A Dick Dullaghan type personality (without the over the top , self important hubris) would be a step in the right direction. A humble and sincere gentleman like Leroy Marsh would be a much better choice to lead this effort.
  7. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    A lot of it is due to the diminished presence and influence of The Gridiron Digest. Its unfortunately true Coach Nowlin, and it has occurred under your watch. The GID used to be a huge gathering place for statewide discussion. Now it is a collection of small fiefdoms and hamlets, with discussion focused primarily at the local level, and dominated by the smallest classes (1A and 2A) Consistent, relevant and interesting big school football discussion is a rarity on this site. That's a bad trend. Yes, the Indy Star has significantly pulled back its coverage. The NWI Times does a good job of in season coverage, but the pre season reporting and previews are nearly non existent. I do believe that the IHSAA could do a much better job of "promoting" high school football in Indiana. Blake Ress did a nice job at this. Bobby Cox has been consumed by competitive balance issues, and has allowed prep football in Indiana to slip to secondary status. That will be a permanent stain on his legacy. What is the answer? For starters, the IHSAA should consider appointing an Indiana High School Football Commissioner, whose primary objectives are to promote the game, improve attendance, increase media coverage, restore growth in participation, and improve communication and cooperation across the various regions of the state. I can see clear indications that football is becoming less relevant at many schools across the state. This is a dangerous trend, and can open the door to large scale contraction if even a few schools choose to go in that direction.
  8. Easy target. I've given up on my other favorite punching bag, Lake Central. They just don't give a anymore. At least BD puts forth the effort.
  9. I would have applauded the Roden hire had BD had the foresight to go out and get him.
  10. Congratulations on a great career to Coach Marsh. His Mustang teams were always solid and classy, and a real PITA to my beloved Highland Trojans. Wish Coach good health and happiness in his retirement. Leroy Marsh and John Friend are the only two coaches in the history of 50 plus years of Munster high school football. That is just phenomenal in this day and age. I expect there will be strong interest in this job, including many candidates from across the border in Illinois. This also might mark the beginning of Munster's push into the Duneland Conference.
  11. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    Penn is not an attractive draw. They do not elicit much interest outside of their home market I would agree that there is plenty of media/social media activity at the local level. Statewide, coverage is way down.
  12. Agree More upside and much lower expectations at Noblesville. Roden can be a hero. Great facilities. Nice community. The HCC is a winnable conference. Good teams, not great ones. Some good coaches (Bless, Hart, Wimmer) buts lots of recent turnover. Good talent, not great.
  13. Agree. Great hire by Noblesville. On paper, probably the best offseason hire by any highschool football program in Indiana this year Now, can he deliver? Does Noblesville have the athetes to compete? I'm not sure we have ever seen a D1 player come out of that program I like Roden's style. He didn't take all the credit for the EC success, acknowleding how strong the program was before he arrived, and how it will remain solid after his departure. Classy dude I think Ben Davis has buyer's remorse today, knowing they could have gotten this guy instead of Simmons
  14. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    The marketing and promotion of high school football in Indiana has declined dramatically over the past 5 to 10 years. Media coverage is way down. The IHSAA really should take a more proactive role in promoting the game by staging major events such as this. A new commissioner with an eye towards marketing, publicity and promotion is sorely needed in Indianapolis. Bobby's legacy is set with the Success Factor initiative. He should move on and let a more progressive and savvy marketing-business oriented leader take the reigns.
  15. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    I wonder if Little King Bobby would make an exception to the rule for an IMG-Ben Davis matchup at Lucas Oil. Another game I would like to see would be Homewood Flossmoor vs either Warren Central or Center Grove. That would be a heckuva season opening doubleheader to kickoff the hs football season.