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  1. Spring Football

    Yeah, I think the things you can do in Indiana during the summer with scripting situational reps during an 11 on 11 and making sure your 1's and 2's are both getting quality reps is pretty awesome. I would gladly take those opportunities over the spring footballs in both Florida and South Carolina...but the winter weather is a deal breaker!
  2. Spring Football

    These states have spring football, but to varying degrees. I was in Florida for three years and spring football was basically a month of football that concluded with a game versus another team, but kicking game wasn't live. I am currently in South Carolina and this will be my first spring but we are basically two weeks of practice with an intrasquad scrimmage at the end. I haven't been in Indiana for five years now, but I liked the summer 11 on 11 stuff that we were doing my last few years around. It had quite a bit of flexibility and we didn't have as many conflicts with spring athlete's schedules.
  3. That was the game and the sideline...small world if the same play...
  4. Kokomo Open

    We use to scrimmage Kokomo when I was at FW South. Coach Colby was a class act and so were his kids. Good luck Coach!
  5. Valparaiso Head Coach

    He went out undefeated! Hard to beat that...
  6. I went to high school with Jimmy. He was as good of a Whitko Wildcat as they come. Good luck Coach!
  7. Bill Belichick

    I agree that their defense was spectacular. I remember the showdowns and the rivalry between Colts and Pats. Those were fun years to watch football with one side being home state team (even though I am not a huge NFL fan). Didn't the Pats stop the Colts one game on like a 1st and goal from the 1 for four straight downs?
  8. College Free Agents

    I don't think that this would make much of a difference. We are living in a world where Kevin Sumlin just received a 10 million dollar buy to get out of dodge. In the current climate of major college sports I think the administration would be quite fine letting both coach and players leave just to move on to something new and put their imprint on the change.
  9. Bill Belichick

    I think you are a year off, I believe Belichick was 5-11 in his first year and then won the Super Bowl in his second year. I do think credit goes to the Defense and kicking team though. If I am remember correctly Brady went down in the AFC Championship or the round before and Bledsoe came back in for a game at QB.
  10. Bill Belichick

    I think Belichick could still get one but only because he is smart enough not to take a bad situation.
  11. College Free Agents

    Thought the same exact thing about an OSU transfer. Silly stuff. I am in favor of allowing players the opportunity and freedom to make personal decisions regarding their futures. I would even let them go with their former coach should they want to. I do not think that there would be mass exodus in many cases because many kids make their school choice for reasons other than the head coach. Also potential receiving schools of a newly "free agent" player have limited recruiting resources and limited roster spots available. How about a hypothetical where coaches have to face a similar rule for changing schools? I know it would never happen but what if Texas A&M could hire Jimbo but he couldn't officially serve as the head coach until after a year under an interim.
  12. Bill Belichick

    I was watching some Super Bowl coverage this morning and a thought popped in my head. I am not a huge Patriots fan nor NFL really. I kind of watch it in passing. Does anyone know if there are any other coaches, players or staff that have been around for the whole 17 years of the Patriots dynasty run? I think it would be interesting to point out those guys if they exist.
  13. Bill Belichick

    My thoughts are much in line with the thoughts in the article. Although, I am not sure how I feel about them lumping Brett Favre into the conversation of all time greatest QBs.
  14. If McMahon were willing to let players play right out of high school, I could see this being a much larger threat to college football than pro-football.
  15. Bill Belichick

    I agree with what you are saying to a certain degree. I definitely over simplified things by including only Belichick and Brady in the tandem that creates success. The Patriots as a whole is a well oiled machine, but I don't think you can discount the major roles that both the Coach and the QB play in the success. I can't imagine that Belichick and Brady don't have some sort of say in who is drafted or brought in through free-agency if not complete veto power. The scouting and personnel departments are tremendous, but they have their own fair share of misses. If they were flawless, they wouldn't have chosen Brady as a sixth round pick. They wouldn't have missed on a guy like Chad "Ocho-cinco" Johnson. But I think Johnson is a good example of what they do well. When they realize they have made a mistake, they don't hang on and hope, they release the player and move on to the next best available. Even with the owner. Kraft is great, but he bypassed Belichick for his first choice when Parcells left and went with Pete Carroll. Carroll, who has been highly successful (maybe with an asterisk at USC because of shady business), wasn't great by any means with the Kraft as an owner. "If he is THAT great, then why wasn't he successful at his previous HC job?" Well a few things here: 1. First I am not sure that we was completely unsuccessful. I think one could argue that he has been the most successful (at least by record) Browns coach since Marty Schottenheimer (so for almost 20 years). Although I don't love my own argument here because the Browns were moved to Baltimore and the Browns pre-Baltimore and post-Baltimore are hardly the same organization. 2. He didn't have a franchise quarterback. This is where Brady comes in. I will admit he got a little lucky with Drew Bledsoe getting hurt in New England. Kraft and the community loved Bledsoe. I liked him myself. I am not sure he was a guy that could have taken the Pats over the top but he was a solid QB that had led them to a Super Bowl and won a few games with the Bills and Cowboys after he left. 3. He was much younger and more inexperienced. You live and you learn. I think the Cleveland experience made him more ready for the New England experience. I agree with the points you are making. I think the sum of all parts Patriots has allowed that franchise to be successful. I don't want to diminish the role of those beyond Belichick and Brady, but I just think if I were starting a team from scratch and I had the opportunity my HC would be Belichick and my QB would be Tom Brady? With ownership and scouting being the same (either terrible or excellent) if you were in charge of a coaching search is there a different head coach you would target? Is there a different quarterback you would rather have?