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  1. Way too close to home

    It's always the Presidents fault... Obama should have done more... Trump should do more. Fact is things are messed up at foundational level. Too many parents asleep at the wheel.
  2. Nk coaching staff...

    Jeff was an A+ guy... We had some great times playing cards and talking football and life while at Indiana State. One of the few people besides my mom who could call me by my full first name. North Knox lost a great guy.
  3. 1A Sectional 57

    I don't see how Bloomfield doesn't walk away with this one.... Then again the Gilbert kid went 14-16 the other night and scored 39 points... Stranger things have happened, but Shakamak is a long shot.
  4. North Davies...

    This person didn't say specifically, but I'd heard earlier that there was a candidate from the Huntington/Fort Wayne area... not sure if it was the same guy.... and I didn't hear a specific name.
  5. North Davies...

    Just heard last night they had a hire... somebody from Northern Indiana. Not sure when they are announcing. I would assume there is some opening if a guy is coming from that far away.
  6. Middle School Football Consolidation

    HS Coach finds quality guys to coach his offense and defense, while continuing to work on basic fundamentals of football. HS Coach establishes the direction of the program... no need to micromanage if you have quality people in place (plus... what coach has time to do that). That is where recommendations for hiring and firing coaches is important.
  7. Middle School Football Consolidation

    As for basketball being king... you may still be living in the 1990's watching Damon Bailey win a state title. The overall quality of basketball has dropped astronomically over the last 20 years. Blame class basketball... blame the rise of football... blame the specializing of sports... all I know is... the overall quality seems to have taken a significant dip.
  8. Middle School Football Consolidation

    Yes... I have heard a coach or two mention that Bailey was a really good athlete... loves lifting... and would contribute immediately to the varsity football team. I also heard he was a great kid. As for title changes... No need... the job description at most schools already addresses that for many varsity sports. Most coaches have at least partial control of who they hire to school affiliated positions. Obviously, if the sport isn't school affiliated until a certain age... varsity coaches may not have official control. Instead, most good programs work hand and hand from one level to the next. This can be done through camps, trusted youth coaches, etc... The key is to get your best athletes to show up to the varsity program.
  9. Middle School Football Consolidation

    Everybody is the next Damon Bailey ;)
  10. Middle School Football Consolidation

    Coach Weber can't turn things around when he has no control of his feeder program. From an outsiders view... with limited inside knowledge. Basketball is king at BNL... I think Coach Weber knew that going in, but the lack of control made it tough to see countless athletes give up football as freshman of even before. Basketball pulls a lot of kids... especially when it seems they have unified and organized their own traveling AAU team. Lots of those boys are good athletes that may wish they had played football(5'11" kids built like linebackers in JH that are shaving... probably won't be 6'8"). Regardless, someone has to sell the program to those kids who are way to young to pick one sport over another. Clearly basketball is getting the upper hand. They are playing young... having success... building relationships. That is what football should be doing. Flag football... into 3rd/4th... then 5th/6th football. In small schools, smart coaches share athletes... not sure that would be something that happens at a bigger school. As for the MS teams, when your largest middle school can't field a competitive team... that doesn't bode well for the two smaller teams. Your best athletes aren't going to stay with football if they are losing lots of games and not learning the things necessary to eventually play at the varsity level. I also wonder how effective those coaches were at selling the program to their players. By the way... Linton's youth league program is pulling almost the same number of kids out at the youth league levels (granted Linton isn't your typical 1A school). Clearly, Coach Weber needs to extend his influence a little younger if he wants to see growth. Not only being visible, but attending a lot of youth league games. Somebody on staff should be at as many games as possible. I'm not sure I've seen a BNL 4th grade, 5th grade, or 6th grade all star team travel to the various school affiliated tournaments held toward the end of October... maybe that is a way to extend the season a week or two and begin to develop that combined team that could be a very good MS team... then varsity team.
  11. SWIAC 2017-2018

    It is on John Harrell's basketball site... Go to the schedule. Then if you click on the school's conference affiliation... It shows it. Linton and Eastern 3-0 Bloomfield 3-1 North Daviess, WRV, and Shakamak 1-2 Clay City 0-2... North Central 0-3.... Not sure about the girls... Linton should be undefeated. Linton girls are 6-0 with WRV left to play... Clay City is 5-1 with Eastern left to play.
  12. From my understanding... He is nobody's homegrown talent. He was homeschooled and played AAU ball. Shouldn't be a shock he moved... To their credit... They moved closer to friends and family. My understanding is the Hoover family and Brown family are long time friends... Plus, their daughter is nearby. Better reasons than most. I guess I just don't see this quite like a kid who grows up in a system... Making relationships and becoming part of a coach/school's program only to leave for greener pastures... Blackford wasn't exactly greener pastures.
  13. Top 5 Coaches in Southern Indiana

    May be right on Sullivan's dumb luck with their sectional switch from a weak 3A to a stronger 2A sectional. I guess I wasn't thinking specific roadblocks as much as how the team seemed to peak as sophomores. Yoho and Smith obviously different kids with different work ethics... Etc... I couldn't help to think of them as a manifestation of their coaching. Yoho seemed to blossom under Igel's coaching... And get better every year. Smith had raw ability early, but seemed to peak. Of course, this is an outsiders view... may have been lots of outside forces pulling the team apart. Knowing many of the Smith clan... I can't imagine attitude and effort were an issue. I'll be interested to see how Moore does with his talented sophomores. I haven't seen them since they played Linton in JH, but I hear there is some talent there... Some of which are making plays at the varsity level.
  14. Top 5 Coaches in Southern Indiana

    Even a mediocre coach can have some success with talent. Sullivan has had a few teams that should have done better in the tournament. When Coach Moore's son went through... and the Smith boy are prime examples. In my opinion, those teams underachieved in the post season. I have always wondered if that is a product of Sullivan or the varsity coaches. There is weird jealousy in their youth and JH programs.... Probably why many Dugger folks felt like outsiders. From an outsiders view... they just seem like a bunch of people who want good things, but there is no uniform direction... which can be a problem. Talent makes all the difference... Washington was amazing when Zeller's were walking the halls... then they dipped for a few years... now they seem to be back to a winning program. It isn't as if their coach just coasted through a few years after all their success. There are also some good young coaches working to build a program up. Their winning percentage will take a hit.
  15. Top 5 Coaches in Southern Indiana

    Hmmm... I'll bite... Hart's record... 1st two years at Shakamak, Turkey Run, and Linton. All schools with little to no desire to be a "basketball" school. In the case of Linton and Shakamak, Joey operated in the shadow of other sports only to get them on almost equal ground. Anyway... his record after the first two years at each school was like 46%... 61-73. The rest of his tenure is at these schools is at about 68%. That is in spite of working with the previous coach(s) feeder program. That isn't even taking into the typical weak classes that come through even with a strong feeder system. If anything his lower win percentage proves he can win in more than one place against all odds. Something I noticed on most of these coaches... a lot of them have a 5-7 year period of 20 win seasons that stand out against the rest of their career. Take those years out... most have good, but not great win percentages. Miller, Bradley, and even Hughes have some great runs of winning seasons that pad the stats. Hart is in the middle of one of those stretches. I'm not as familiar with the larger school dynamics, so I don't know about Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Bloomington South. Brownstown Central's Dave Benter intrigues me. He built a program at a school with a strong tradition as a football school... both programs have flourished. They had some success a few years before he arrived, but they have had sustained success since he started. Coach Hart and Coach Oliver have done the same at Linton. Some coaches kill other sports. They refuse to share athletes. Personally, that is a huge strike against a HS coach at a small school. Probably not as big of a deal at a bigger school.