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  1. You need to get in your Prius with Bernie stickers and drive through the Webos area and find the sprawl. I swear to God you do
    7 points
  2. Congratulations to BTF and all the other posters who have been pushing for this move for years. Once again, The Gridiron Digest has helped push the needle and impact policy change for the betterment of the game. We have influenced everything from class changes, to the success factor, the mercy rule, conference realignment, intersectional matchups, and contraction. Tim Adams would be very proud today of the influential on line community that he created. Nice work GID Members. You DO indeed have a voice, it is heard at every level of football in Indiana, and it has an impact.
    6 points
  3. He’s a great coach and sings tenors too? That’s badass, I swear to God it is!
    6 points
  4. I have it on very good authority they make somewhere around six figures per home game in the MIC. Personally, I'd split my six figures as follows: Two brats, one burger, one popcorn, one Skittles, and one Dr. Pepper. Depending on who you know with the boosters, you may be able to get a hot chocolate gratis during playoffs (but you probably have to keep that on the down low). So, seven figures occasionally. On the down side, away game rates are not quite so friendly. I hear you even have to pay for all your figures for road games.
    5 points
  5. I know this will come as a complete shock to you....SW Indiana doesn't want our need to schedule "Indy" schools. It's not our charter to help elevate the play of that part of the state. We also don't need the Indy media. We kind of have a really good "pocket" (no pun intended) of football going down here. Go talk to the Region guys...LOL.
    5 points
  6. Tell us you don't know anything about Boonvegas without telling us you don't know anything about Boonvegas...
    5 points
  7. This may come as a shock to some… but many coaches look for a forever home and just stay. It’s not always about the next biggest thing. Lots of the coaches on this list may never leave their current home. Life is about what’s right for you…not what others think is right for you. Even for a coach, there are lots of things in life more important than the profession itself, and what these things might be are as individual as a finger print.
    5 points
  8. If receivers are going to drop the ball, why teach how to catch? If linemen miss blocks, why teach blocking? If QB's are going to miss throws or throw picks, why teach passing? if running backs are going to fumble, why teach ball handling? Sorry, could not resist. 🙂
    4 points
  9. Was the original post out of a time warp? Most, if not all, teams in the IEFA teach the rugby style of tackling made famous by the Seattle Seahawks. I assume that's what foxbat is referring to as Hawk tackling. We've been teaching it league-wide for 4-5 years.
    4 points
  10. How did you go from NFL football to youth football. Do you have any youth data to back up the doctor's claims? How do you know that rugby style tackling isn't already being taught at the youth levels? BTW, this study published by the NIH says something very different about rugby risks. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26786902/ Results: The overall injury rate was 4.9/1000 AEs in football versus 15.2/1000 AEs in rugby: IRR = 3.1 (95% CI, 2.3-4.2). Game injury rates were higher than practice injury rates: IRR = 6.5 (95% CI, 4.5-9.3) in football and IRR = 5.1 (95% CI, 3.0-8.6) in rugby. Injury rates for the shoulder, wrist/hand, and lower leg and for sprains, fractures, and contusions in rugby were >4 times as high as those in football (all P ≤ 0.006). Concussion rates were 1.0/1000 AEs in football versus 2.5/1000 AEs in rugby. Most injuries occurred via direct player contact, especially during games. The rate of season-ending injuries (>3 months of time loss) was 0.8/1000 AEs in football versus 1.0/1000 AEs in rugby: IRR = 1.3 (95% CI, 0.4-3.4). Conclusion: Overall injury rates were substantially higher in collegiate rugby compared with football. Similarities between sports were observed in the most common injury types (sprains and concussions), locations (lower extremity and head), and mechanisms (direct player contact). Upper extremity injuries were more common in rugby, and the rate of season-ending injuries was similar between sports.
    4 points
  11. Geez, how many redshirts did this dude get? Looks like his wife and kids are sitting in the stands forgodsakes.
    4 points
  12. SF rule for 6A. Get 6 points your program sits out post season for 2 years. That way the other schools in 6A have a chance.
    4 points
  13. Most of the complainers don’t want it fair. They just want to remove the teams they can’t beat.
    4 points
  14. Everybody needs a hype-man and you are clearly his.. LOL, mind games? Like Jedi stuff?
    4 points
  15. Are you kidding? GID is the epitome of Festivus all season long ... and apparently it's the gift that keeps giving even after the season. 😀
    4 points
  16. PAC should be doing whatever is necessary to keep GS in the conference. Titans are the flagship member of the league and have replaced HH as its most prominent member from a statewide perspective. SIAC would be best served to let VL walk and leave a week open for non con play. SIAC has become too closed off to the rest of the state. The conference needs the exposure it will get by playing non con schools from other areas of Indiana, or KY. Many in the SIAC feel they dont need the exposure. They are wrong. More statewide exposure will help their student athletes get more recruiting attention. It will also help its best coaches to gain better access to other opportunities to move up the coaching ladder and make more money.
    3 points
  17. Early singing period must be heating up. Sounds like both received immediate eligibility.
    3 points
  18. Not engaging in the question......but it is good to know that out of the 1,000 plus members here (based on the fact that you are the only one who believes it) that you are the ONLY one on this entire forum that truly cares about the health and safety of children.
    3 points
  19. Doubtful, Purdue hasn't even been able to do that.
    3 points
  20. This 100%. There is a reason Warren Central scheduled Warsaw in 2024-2025. It gives them another look at a very run heavy team to help prepare for the inevitable matchup with Center Grove. In the case of Snider, I imagine they are trying to accomplish the same thing. EN usually has a good mix of run/pass and 2023 (assuming nothing crazy happens) should be year 3 for their QB with a bunch of the upcoming Juniors/sophomores having some good varsity experience. Wouldn't be shocked to see this series end up 2-2 at the end of the 4 year contract. Quality guy and coach. He definitely has the kids bought in and isn't afraid to play anyone. I am sure he was very happy when Snider agreed to schedule them.
    3 points
  21. Nah, not to my knowledge. I just have to LOL at the way this story is being framed by @BDGiant93 and local media sources which is honestly a deflection from the truth. The MIC schools got hurt feelings and were getting their brains beat out in nearly every sport and garnered support by playing the victim card. In the environment which we live in 2022, its a way of life for so many...and it works more often than not. In what can only be described as karma, CG and Carmel dominated this last weekend's MIC wrestling meet on their way out the door. Until the conference expands to 8 teams again, every conference title won by current MIC schools will have an asterisk next to it in the Temp's book.
    3 points
  22. I drive through western Boone county and the Dover area quite frequently (in my sticker free 2005 Dodge Caravan, btw) The sprawl is coming. Every day Lebanon becomes more and more just a bedroom community for the Indy metro urban sprawl. How is your Outback with the "wag more, bark less", "life is good", and "Feel the Bern" stickers doing?
    3 points
  23. Memorial’s Hartig has landed his first D1 offer to Western Michigan
    3 points
  24. East Noble, under the leadership of Coach Amstutz, absolutely knows that this is a GREAT opportunity to prepare them for the juggernaut that the NE8 has/will be for seasons to come. For those that think this is a 'step back' for Snider....PULEEZE! East Noble is formidable is every way! I would suspect that other NE8 schools will choose to play SAC schools in the 2 'free weeks' and we can see cross-conference rivalries flourish in NE Indiana.
    3 points
  25. it interesting that the same people that worry and complain about the lack of competition within 6A, are the same people worried about the demise of the current highly successful programs in 6A. Irony? Maybe time for new hobby considerations??
    3 points
  26. Chaos is good. Disruption of the status quo is good. That is how growth occurs.
    3 points
  27. How does Coach Hebert pronounce his last name? I've always assumed it is pronounced "Aye-bear" like any good Cajun. I also assume he speaks with a thick southern Louisiana accent, like the guys on the swamp people show.
    3 points
  28. @temptation and @Muda69 I merged your topics since they were done within minutes of each other. Thanks for starting one for the new year/season.
    3 points
  29. Agreed. I feel the Evansville North Gibson Southern match-up could be a lot of fun as a rivalry.
    3 points
  30. Anyone know how much videographers make in the MIC? Asking for a friend …
    3 points
  31. This move is far more important to Carroll and Homestead than it is Snider. Those two programs have to endure 6a every single year, and this new format will prepare them for that. They deserve a championship, right? Luers has their 11 state titles thanks to a conference that prepares them for the tournament every year. Now maybe it's another programs turn to benefit. At the end of the day, this doesn't hurt Luers one iota. They'll still play Dwenger every year and one of the other big schools. With the two open dates, they have an opportunity to schedule programs just as good as Snider, Homestead, and Carroll. I don't think scheduling the likes of Hartley, Whitmer, or Chatard will hurt their chances of making deep runs in the tournament. I think the biggest winner in all this is ticket sales. Will I travel to the south end of town to see Luers take on Homestead? Highly doubtful. A team that I wouldn't normally get to witness in person like Chatard, Whitmer, or Hartley? Absolutely. Snider vs Penn, Homestead vs Carmel, Carroll vs Merrillville, and Dwenger vs Roncalli? Sign me up for those.
    3 points
  32. Obviously my opinion matters zero to anyone in Knox county but I think they really screwed up. They had been working so hard and doing a great job with program momentum then they saw the SIAC move as the next step in their journey. Even for P&Ps it's hard to keep a program sexy in your own hallways winning 3-4 games a season. It's a hard sell to kids, "Just wait for the post season and we might win 3 games!" I think VL would be a great fit in the PAC Big division where they would also have some non-conference flexibility to adjust for up and down cycles in the program.
    3 points
  33. The season kind of ended the way I thought it would. The Irish showed flashes of what's to come. A lot of young players contributed to that first half. I think what a lot of us forget is that Oklahoma State was an outstanding team. They came within an eyelash of making the CFP. The Irish were never good enough to really be a serious contender for the final four, imo. The game pivoted on the decision, whoever made it, to go soft on the last OSU drive in the first half. 28-7 wasn't that secure enough lead to do that against a good team. They weren't playing Navy or Stanford yesterday. It's hard for any team to recover after going prematurely prevent. At least that's what I believe.
    3 points
  34. According to the "All Madden" documentary, the video game generated $7 Billion in revenue. I highly recommend the documentary if you haven't seen it yet. It was finished and shown to John 3 days before he passed. Powerful stuff. It's available on ESPN+ and Peacock. https://ew.com/tv/how-to-watch-all-madden-john-madden-documentary/
    3 points
  35. There went your credibility.
    3 points
  36. Agreed. For many teams winning a sectional game is a great accomplishment. Or a sectional final or regional final. You don't need a situation where every team has a fair shot to win a state final. Schools are getting rid of valedictorian and top 30/50 designations because it creates too much stress to accomplish or doesn't spread the love enough to more students. That implies not achieving those things is failure. That's now how education should work. That doesn't mean systems can't be tweaked. But if you keep changing it so everyone has a legitimate shot at a championship you remove a key purpose of high school athletics. I'm good with class sports so there are more than 1 opportunity to win a championship. But we don't need 7 or 10 or 12 classes to do it.
    3 points
  37. I counted 23... http://scoreboard.homestead.com/football/teams.htm#loaded I was bored.
    3 points
  38. Come on man…I just saw what my fat old thumbs did there lol.
    3 points
  39. I thought contraction was a “player safety” issue.
    3 points
  40. 2012 11-3 2013 13-1 2014 10-2 2015 13-1 2016 9-1 2017 11-1 2018 9-3 2019 8-3 2020 7-4 2021 14-1 Without Brady Allen (2012-2017) 67-9 (.882) 3 sectionals, 3 regionals With Brady Allen (2018-2021) 38-8 (.826) 1 sectional, 1 regional, 1 semi, 1 state
    3 points
  41. He and Summerall are the standard by which all sports broadcast teams are measured. And don’t forget his coaching career. Won a Super Bowl and over 100 NFL games as coach of the Raiders. A real giant of the game.
    3 points
  42. I’m sure you realize that the finalists in the 6A game the last two seasons have both been from what would be your small 6A group. So much for the hypothesis that schools from the bottom half of 6A can’t compete with the top half.
    3 points
  43. The best version of yourself might be more concerned with finding a great fit for your little ones in school and the community you would like to seem them grow up in or a great church that is a fit or an administration that fully supports you or a community that supports the program in everyway or a feeder system that doesn't need an overhaul or perhaps proximity to grandparents matters. This list isn't all inclusive. That said I do think the list is a nice acknowledgment of what all these fine coaches are doing. Thanks for putting it together. I am a professional myself and I can tell tell you keeping my kids in the South Gibson School Corporation has cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars with regard to my own work. Best decision I ever made.
    3 points
  44. Not sure how you gauge the "best in the State" as far as design and play calling; unless someone has access to a LOT of video and time to watch. I can think of 4 off the top of my head that I would consider among the best I have ever coached with or against. But the fact is that we put WAY too much on how good a coach is to a team's record; completing discounting the ability level of the dudes putting the pads on every day.
    3 points
  45. Comparing playoff systems to states that have more tumbleweeds than schools is kinda dumb and I’ll say it right to your face!
    3 points
  46. Agreed! These kind of lists always makes me wonder what would the GID look like in the mid-90s. Jerry Brewer and Bob Clayton. Will they get bored winning against their competition and step up to coach an Indy school? No way do the up and coming coaches Mike Goebel and Reed May spend their careers at one school. HS football coaches don’t think like fans (that’s a good thing) and always look for the next big thing.
    3 points
  47. I always thought the Mishawaka "Lady Cavemen" was kind of a weird nickname.
    3 points
  48. Attended this clinic in 2018. Best clinic I've been to. Definitely worth the trip.
    3 points
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