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Everything posted by Yuccaguy

  1. I agree. Perhaps I over-spoke in saying it was a step back. Coach Tippmann is well aware of what's best for the program. And I am totally in step with this competition!
  2. 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. Coach Mike Eshbach has stepped down from the Concordia HC position after one season at the helm of the Cadets. While I have an absolutely outstanding potential HC in mind for this position, it would be outside of my purview to suggest that a member of the "1st family of FW Football" become the obvious choice, should they wish to pursue this endeavor..... https://www.wane.com/high-school-sports/concordia-head-football-coach-steps-down-after-one-season/
  4. The split situation is the BEST that is for the "now". The SAC, cannot legitimately compare to the best in Indiana being a 'closed' conference amongst multiple classes for the larger schools. I am sure that they (SAC) will investigate the ramifications of this decision in a few years and tweak it as needed. But it is apparent that the 2 new 'pseudo' members are in compliance with the competition and the structure that will be in place; This gives them a basic line that they can build upon to get better.
  5. All of these matchups are better than the current lineup of games!
  6. Waterfurnace International! Pays MY Bills! Thank you, (the late, Jim Shields)
  7. I've been gone for a while... some family situations going on, numerous including Covid with Mom. I will reach out to Coach Barron and communicate with him personally. No matter what those on the GID think...we as officials DO have an absolutely outstanding amount of respect for the Coaches who teach, lead and develop the youngsters who are involved with HS Football. Video can show them yelling, screaming and berating us from time to time... but that's something that every official needs to look beyond. "Competitive Incompetence" happens. Hopefully, those involved, take a breath, and understand why things were adjudicated why they were. Back to the topic at hand! Thank you Coach Barron! A friend, a mentor and a wonderful supportive partner in Indiana High School Football!
  8. Totally agree. Is it possible that @DumfriesYMCA is really:
  9. More like a character. But that's ok also. Still the OK thing is something that should be looked at and potentially considered (if there's a ground-swell) to separate the MEGA-6A from those below a demarcation line for other 6A schools. IMO, the 'demarcation line' has less to do with school population; Than the ability to seek better competition that makes those beyond the "donut" competitive in 6A as it exists currently.
  10. Comparing your MOM Phyllis to anyone's MOM is kinda dumb, and I'll say that right to YOUR FACE! Deal with the topic at hand, and "focus"...it's entirely possible that OK has legitimate alternative to that which others have espoused right here in Indiana! All jokes, aside......
  11. I am sure that YOU are correct. Filed from mine 5 years ago, Yet still getting the occasional "I miss, blah, blah, blah from her monthly"...... For all concerned, time to look for better horizons, and good times to come, hopefully.....
  12. I have one that is an "Aunt"....Times have changed 🤨 But I totally agree with you, and those that are in line with the NATIONAL rankings boards that have CG @ #5 Nationally. Who cares what those think about "what if's and what could have happened"? Who's to say if the player had caught the TD pass, that CG may not have stormed down the field and scored? Besides, I am still dealing with that GOOFBALL who thought he saw a 'change of possession' and clearly upon "replay review"... was absolutely BLIND!. That guy sucked! I am gonna deal with him, next time I run into him. Because I know exactly who he is! 😀
  13. To bootstrap on what you are getting at @whiteshoes..... I am pretty sure that Lucas Oil Stadium (potentially using that as a host site for multiple games) is a heck of an fringe benefit to IN for some of these 'institutions' to come here, rather than vice versa.... We also have the NCAA and NFHS National Headquarters in Indianapolis. Not to mention the Hotel accommodations and Convention Center in downtown Indy. Were the situation to be "vice versa". I am pretty sure that broadcast stations, and their advertisers (sponsors) would be MORE THAN ABLE to afford sending any team anywhere in order to broadcast that contest.
  14. No need for our schools to 'prove' anything to anyone as far as I am concerned. But if a relaxed atmosphere could be allowed during the IHSAA regular season, for those schools who have the opportunity to do so...They should be allowed to play outside of a 300 mile radius. I can assure you, the number of schools would be minimal; Due to expenses, travel, focus on education....etc. Postseason or otherwise (National Championship) aspirations are not, nor should be the purpose of IN schools. Let others rank and pontificate on that.
  15. University City (MO) near my old stomping grounds in the Saint Louis area, played an Evansville area school a few years ago, if I remember. I am positive that East Saint Louis, IL also has made the trip. Bowling Green, KY has been to Warren Central also, as well as Gibson Southern heading down to BG, KY and playing South Warren . These are absurdly stretching the "mileage parameters" that exist (for some reason).... but seems to only happen in Southern IN for the most part. Other than an occasional Bishop Luers vs. a Columbus OH Catholic HS (when the SAC was an 8 team conference).... These interstate matchups are few and far between. Thank goodness for Cathedral and their seeking out the 'best of the best' as far as the IHSAA allows.....???
  16. And so begins the MEA CULPA, and an attempt to repair one's potential future coaching opportunities..... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Urban Meyer believes the Jacksonville Jaguars will eventually become a great franchise but is sorry that he's not going to be there to witness it. Meyer told NFL Network on Friday he was "heartbroken" over the way his 11-month tenure with the franchise ended. "I just apologize to Jacksonville," Meyer told NFL Network. "I love Jacksonville. It's one of the reasons I took the job. I still think Shad [Khan is] a great owner. It's heartbreaking. I just had a dream of it becoming a destination place with a new facility he agreed to build and some day to walk into that stadium where it's standing room only. Because I know how bad the people of Jacksonville want it. "So, I'm just heartbroken that we weren't able to do that. I still believe it's going to be done. It's too good of a place." Meyer was fired early Thursday after going 2-11 and committing a string of embarrassing missteps that included two viral videos of him behaving inappropriately with a woman who wasn't his wife, reports of him berating his assistant coaches, trying to hire a strength coach who was accused of making racist remarks and bullying Black players at Iowa and having No. 1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence alternate days with the first team with Gardner Minshew during training camp. EDITOR'S PICKS Lawrence: Coaching change gives Jags 'clarity' Sources: Jags don't plan to pay Meyer's contract Former Jaguars place-kicker Josh Lambo on Wednesday also accused Meyer of kicking him during warm-ups before an August practice, an allegation that Meyer disputed in the NFL Network report. Sources told ESPN earlier Saturday that the Jaguars fired Meyer with cause and don't intend to pay him for the remaining four years on his contract. On Friday, a spokesman for Khan released a statement to The Associated Press that said Khan made the decision to fire Meyer after last Sunday's 20-0 loss at Tennessee. Yet the Jaguars allowed Meyer to spend the next three days in the building, meet with the media twice and oversee Wednesday's practice. Meyer left the facility shortly after the news of Lambo's allegations broke on Wednesday afternoon and did not return, and the Jaguars released a statement from Khan announcing the firing at 12:45 a.m. ET Thursday. Meyer's last game was the fourth shutout loss in franchise history and the first since Week 5 of the 2009 season. The Jaguars managed just 192 yards of total offense, the fourth game this season in which they had 200 or fewer yards. Video of the postgame handshake between Meyer and Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who spent two seasons on Meyer's staff at Ohio State, wasn't a good look for Meyer. It lasted one second, and Meyer wouldn't look at Vrabel. Meyer said after the game that "losing sucks. That's all I can tell you. It eats away at your soul." Two days before that game, Meyer said he still had confidence he could win at the NFL level but that it was a different process than he thought. "Yeah, I do. Most certainly," Meyer said. "It hasn't exactly materialized the way I expected it to have, the experience of winning games. I knew that this was somewhat of a build. I also really believe that we have plenty of good enough players to go win games. I still believe that. That's why I get so disappointed sometimes with our coaching staff or myself, because I think we can do better than we're doing. Really disappointed." And now, a little more than a week later, he is sorry it didn't work out.
  17. I'd love to post Eddie Murphy's response to "HALF".... Seems that that is a starting point for (Sub)Urban Meyer in this situation. (YouTube it...kinda vulgar though for the GID) Again, (Sub)Urban Meyer will pop up in a Mid-Major or KY, IU, MO program at some point to try and salvage any shred of his former self in the ensuing years. or perhaps the Fox Sports pregame programing. A total disgrace of a HC at the NFL level at this point. But there are still those who'd welcome him in at the collegiate level. Oh how we all long for the days gone by, when HC's just were IN CHARGE and we all fell in line with the reasoning they gave for the 'programs' they ran.
  18. I thought it would be at Season's End last Saturday evening.... Guess I missed that by 4 weeks.... HE GONE!
  19. Khan needs to just cut bait and move on... Otherwise he is the same as Kroencke was with the Rams and purposefully dooming a franchise in order to MOVE them!
  20. She's a LONG TIME LEGEND in these parts! Welcome back @Irish Line Momma
  21. Get the darned I69/I65 6A thing going with FB!!! There is no need for them to look at the future if they are the "outliers(SAC/MIC)" currently other than this situation. I totally believe that they could cobble together a 9 game schedule without any issue amongst the current IHSAA 6A schools who want to participate. DAC do I hear ya?????
  22. Socio-Economic Issues. Don't limit this into that "small aspect".... It was an obvious and undeniable reference to much more than 'culture'.
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