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  1. Does anyone know the threshold of getting these items on to this agenda? I would imagine it is not every proposal brought to the IHSAA, so are these vetted/discussed/etc prior to this meeting? I guess the main question is, what are the chances of any/all of these things passing? I realize some are just verbiage corrections but others are significant changes.
  2. The joke is on you...they actually listed 6 "chief" or "executive" titled positions at the admin building. So your 5 was way off! 😉
  3. It does say, "no more than 4 backs", so I believe if a team does not have enough players on the field but have at least 5 on the line and no more than 4 backs, it is still a legal formation.
  4. Thanks for the info. It does make sense, especially in a smaller corporation....hopefully it makes sense here!
  5. When Tom Noie broke this news last night, I was shocked. During a time when, in many cases, the students, not the parents, are choosing which high school to go to,a corporation that cant afford to lose more students and needs ways to attract students has sent a message that athletics are an afterthought. Just from a marketing standpoint, this move makes no sense. Are there any other situations like this in the state, or do most schools have a full-time athletic director? It seems that most of the schools in our area have an AD and possibly an assistant or a secretary as well. Are any AD's also assistant principals/deans/other titles in other cases? I ask because I genuinely don't know.
  6. I am not a big fan of 11v11 football at such an early age anyways. Someone mentioned above these kids just arent built to get in these stances yet...well, that is a part of the game so maybe these kids should not be playing full on football yet? I think football is such a different beast than a baseball/soccer/basketball where you can lower a rim, use a tee, etc.I love that part of the uniqueness of our game is that there is such a short window that most of us can actually play...and this includes not being able to play organized football at such a young age.
  7. Spots in the NLC could become a hot commodity soon! I give Mishawaka credit for their foresight and being proactive and it sounds like Glenn and Bremen are doing their due diligence as well. The athletic department caught sleeping is the one that is going to lose out if a shakeup is imminent.
  8. No one said there aren't good middle school coaches, but you can't deny the fact that the jump from MS HC to high school varsity HC is a HUGE jump on so many different levels. That is probably why you do not see it very often and can cause some people to question that hire. Note Dame attempted their "Bold Experiment" with Gerry Faust and it didnt pan out too well, hopefully it is a different outcome in Hammond and SB.
  9. South Bend Washington went a similar route with their recent hire. Outside the box thinking or apathy? I'd lean towards the latter. Not a knock on either of these new coaches, I sincerely wish them well, I just dont understand the middle school to high school HC jump.
  10. That is too bad. Are those that miss not considered IHSAA officials anymore? Obviously this would mean these crews arent doing tourney games, but does IHSAA have any say on who can ref a regular season game? Sorry if these are dumb questions, just not sure how it all works from the officiating end.
  11. Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing the wording/clarification on this POE. I feel like there is a lot of inconsistency when it comes to enforcement of low blocks. That is not a knock on officials at all, in conversations with many crews, their understanding and definitions vary and hopefully this will push more consistency.
  12. Can anyone expand on this? Points of emphasis this year include proper procedures for weather delays, the expanded neutral zone as it applies to run or pass options, and the free blocking zone and illegal blocking.
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