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  1. I haven’t heard anything. But, honestly, I’d say Bosse might be a better job right now. You’re right that Harrison has more history. But they only had like 28 kids come out this year. Maybe that had something to do with the coach, but who knows. It would be hard to win with that. Good luck to whoever they hire.
  2. That's a good list. To it, I'd add a couple names: Julian Edelman. A HS QB, he struggled to find interest from many colleges coming out of high school. He played for a year at the College of San Mateo, then transferred to Kent State -- playing QB at both schools. Bill Belichick knew he'd never be an NFL quarterback. But he saw enough athletic potential in him to take him with the 232nd pick of the draft, despite his being undersized for just about any NFL position that doesn't involve kicking a ball....at 5'10"/195. Jerry Rice recently called Edelman the best receiver currently in the NFL. Kenny Moore Every place he's been, he's been told he was too small. He didn't even play until his senior year of high school because of this. He played at Valdosta State -- most scouts who looked at him had the predictable opinion: too small. He's now the highest paid slot corner in the NFL. Switching sports, I also remember when Bob Knight was putting together a very talented recruiting class back in the late 80s. It included very heralded recruits like Lawrence Funderburke, Chris Lawson, Greg Graham, Pat Graham, and Chris Reynolds. One of Knight's assistants (Dakich, maybe?) saw a kid at a summer tournament that they had looked at once, but decided not to offer. The player looked better than they had remembered. They had one remaining scholarship and this assistant begged Knight to offer it to him, which he did. That player -- the least heralded in the bunch -- ended up becoming the all-time leading scorer in Big Ten history. His name was Calbert Cheaney. I know that scouts and other talent evaluators for college and pro teams are good at what they do. They weren't just hired off the street. I know that they're right far more often than they're wrong. But they're wrong enough that, if I was a coach, I'd probably put a high degree of value on checking in to prospects who, for whatever reason, didn't register high on the recruiting world's radar but are nonetheless highly touted by coaches and others who know the game....*especially* if I was coaching at a place like IU that almost never gets anybody above a 3-star and has to rely on the leftovers of the elite programs. I flat guarantee there are gobs of diamonds in the rough out there who could be fine FBS-level players, if only given the chance. But they just have this or that flaw -- a couple inches too short, a couple steps too slow, etc. I understand why scouts put such a premium on these measurables. But it's so myopic, isn't it? It's almost....lazy.
  3. So is Bosse now. Eric Schnur posts here from time to time. I think he did a really good job in a very tough position. Nothing against Boonville, but I was sooo pulling for Bosse in that sectional game last year. They came so close.
  4. Did I miss something? I thought he hadn’t committed anywhere yet.
  5. Well, I worded that poorly. I agree that any prospect rated there isn’t getting a cold shoulder from the schools themselves. I was thinking more about the folks who do these evaluations. I always get a healthy dose of satisfaction when a high-rated prospect tanks and/or a low-rated prospect thrives. And while it’s certainly true that the lion’s share of NFL stars came from prestigious programs (they’re more often right than wrong), I love that the arguably best player in NFL history went to Mississippi Valley State.
  6. A) He would be a scholarship player elsewhere. But the in-state P5 people apparently didn’t see him as a great prospect at their level. B) I’m sure a lot of it comes down to measurables. They put more stock in that stuff than I would — but, then, they’re the people whose livings are dependent on making these kinds of decisions. C) Here’s to hoping Charlie proves them wrong!! I know I’ll be pulling for him. Because I’m tired of seeing so many of our best HS players get the cold shoulder from IU and Purdue.
  7. What do you mean “not NFL”? The Crimson Giants, though obviously short-lived (and not very good, to boot) were absolutely in the NFL. Well, technically, it was only called National Football League in their second of two seasons. In their first season, it was still called the American Professional Football Association. In fact, one of the teams the Crimson Giants played (and got throttled by) was the Green Bay Packers.
  8. Jack Doyle went to Cathedral as well. Arguably the best all-time NFLer to hail from Indiana is the great Rod Woodson, who went to Snider and Purdue.
  9. From our neck of the woods, off the top of my head... Billy Hillenbrand (Ev Memorial) Larry Stallings (Ev Memorial) Bob Griese (Ev Rex Mundi) Marty Amsler (Ev Bosse) Scott Studwell (Ev Harrison) Kevin Hardy (Ev Harrison) Deke Cooper (Ev North) Sean Bennett (Ev Harrison) Ken Dilger (Heritage Hills) Jay Cutler (Heritage Hills) Ben Braunecker (Forest Park)
  10. Colton’s going to be a senior. But I would put Josh Russell out there as a junior-to-be to watch. Tough kid.
  11. Joey Paridaen at Evansville North. The Huskies really improved a lot this year and, from what I hear, Paridaen deserves a lot of the credit for instilling a culture of commitment and accountability. WR Dylan McKinney was one of the best players in Southwestern Indiana. Paridaen guided Eastern Greene to an appearance in the state finals a couple years ago. Keep an eye on him.
  12. I’ll probably take some heat from my fellow Tiger fans in saying this. But, in a number of ways, Mooresville outplayed us. I don’t recall the yardage figures. But I’d be surprised if they didn’t outgain us. We capitalized on a very poorly thrown pass and a short field thanks to a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Other than that, we didn’t move the ball very well. That said, our D did its usual job at being really hard to score on, too. It was a hard-fought game between two really tough teams. I can see why Mooresville knocked off EC.
  13. This may sound like a flippant question, but I’m genuinely curious to hear your answer, given your comments about keeping things competitive.... Should IHSAA golf events be handicapped?
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