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  1. So then a Field Goal that goes out of bounds at anywhere outside of the End Zone would be the spot where the opposing offense takes over?
  2. Yeah but will this movement create a different 64 teams for 3A, 2A, and 1A, and will that force a situation where all the sectionals will be redone?
  3. Let me ask the dumb question. Is the IHSAA only doing realignments for the 4A through 6A sectionals or every class?
  4. Didn't I read a while back you were "retiring" from the GID? We'll have to change your name from DT to Brett Favre.
  5. Ok so I'm trying to think to myself why would the state require this of teachers? I guess to get more involved in the community, maybe? My question is if the state want to require PGP points come from specific areas of concentration then how come the state does not provide any PGP points for coaching? Or why wouldn't the state require teachers gain X amount of PGP points from coaching a sport, sponsoring a club, or doing x, y, z for students? I've heard multiple head coaches say the issue is schools are hiring teachers who show up at 8 AM and leave at 3 PM. I know a lot of this comes down to years of experience issues talked about above but it would be a way to get teachers who are already in the building involved in something.
  6. Last year in our regular season game against Batesville we were down by 30 at half, I know it's not 35 but less than a score away. We came back in the second half of the game. Batesville didn't score and our offense tied us up at 30. We lost in OT on a FG. I know this isn't the norm but these situations do occur. I understand what you're saying here and agree that would be ridiculous, I'd like to think common sense would prevail in that situation but we all know how that works out sometimes. My worry is when a team is down 35-0 to start the second half and runs the opening kickoff back to make it 35-7 but will still have to attempt to make a 4 score comeback with a running clock. I think the issues with the rule are not in how we play the last half of the 4th quarter like the scenario you listed above. The issue is how we play the 3rd quarter. I understand wanting to end blowouts quicker, preventing injuries and everything else. I agree with the overall intentions of the rule. But the way the rule is written there is no incentive for a team to attempt a comeback. This is a great point. I remember coaching a game before the 40 second play clock where we had a running clock going in the second half. The white hat would sometimes wait a good extra 10 to 15 seconds to start the old 25 second clock. Can't do that anymore. The only thing the running clock will eliminate is stopping the clock after an incomplete pass. This kind of creates a new strategy for coaches too. If you on the positive side of a running clock won't you just wait until the play clock goes to 1 second every play? You could launch a fade out of bounds for three plays and still run the clock.
  7. Totally agree it's a starting point. My issues aren't with the mercy rule in general just the way it's being implemented. I know 35 point comebacks are rare. My issue, which is a small one, is they are treating a 35 point deficit in the third quarter like it is equal to a 35 point deficit in the 4th quarter. I'd like to see the point differential higher for the 3rd quarter but that's more of a personal preference. The part that I do not agree with at all is the continuation of the running clock whether or not the point deficit is still 35 points. If you come out at half time down 35-0 however small your chances to come back were your chances now are essentially over, especially if the other team gets the ball first. What incentive are we giving for teams to fight back if there is no chance the clock goes back to normal? Might as well do it like baseball and have a 35 point "run rule". I think this part of the rule is going to create second half scenarios that are absolute jokes. Your two possible scenarios are the losing team surrenders defeat and doesn't try or they make a comeback only to run out of time to do so.
  8. Overall I understand why the rule is being put in place but two things bother me . . . 1. No stopping a running clock if the score is brought back within 35 points. I'll call it right now that this will end many teams chances at having a chance to come back. 2. Only 35 points at Halftime. In my opinion that's not a big enough point differential. I understand that means a team will have to score 5 times without the other team scoring just to tie but I still think that's too quick. I hope the IHSAA revisits this in a year or two and makes some adjustments like they have with the Success Factor.
  9. It's a total double standard for athletes. Unfortunately many people in education don't see the link between athletics and academics.
  10. I'd be in favor of a longer cycle as well. Completely agree that one great class can ruin the opportunity to compete for a good not great upcoming class. I'd like to see an "Unsuccess Factor" too. I've read about it on here before and thought it was a good idea. Bump a team down if they haven't won a sectional game is x amount of seasons. I think it would be a great way for struggling programs to build. I realize it would not benefit struggling 1A teams but that would be about the same as teams who are struggling and stuck in 6A because of enrollment in the current system.
  11. 2017-28 http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/ihsaa/documents/quick resources/Enrollments & Classifications/Football Enrollments and Classifications 2017-19.pdf 2019-20 http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/ihsaa/documents/quick resources/Enrollments & Classifications/football schools 19-20.pdf Interesting side notes, the only school to go up in numbers was Lawrenceburg & Rushville dropped below Batesville. East Central: 1,225 (-77) Connersville: 1,028 (-83) South Dearborn: 826 (-42) Franklin County: 764 (-72) Greensburg: 734 (-16) Batesville: 700 (-33) Rushville: 695 (-47 ) Lawrenceburg:678 (+59)
  12. http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/ihsaa/documents/quick resources/Enrollments & Classifications/football schools 19-20.pdf Only three 4A schools left in the EIAC. If things keep going the way they are there will only be two by the 2021-22 cycle. So if Franklin County part of the 3A conference now? Will South Dearborn be in two years if they continue to drop? Would be kinda neat to see a one game conference matchup between Connersville & East Central.
  13. Being a coach I agree with the sentiment above. Coaches preach to players "never give up, fight till the end". Going to a running clock no matter how out of hand the game is makes you feel like a hypocrite. Having been a coach on both sides of a blowout I think it's a respectable way to get games over with and having a rule to enforce it would take it out of the coach's hands. Though I think there would need to be some discussion on how it's implemented. Ohio's rule is that at any point during the game if a team gets up 30+ they go with a running clock. I saw a game where this hurt a teams chance to come back. Running clock went into effect near the beginning of the 3rd and basically ran off the entire quarter on two consecutive drives. The losing team closed the gap stopping the clock, started to come back and literally ran out of time. Would like to think if that time hadn't ran off would they have had an opportunity to tie or win. I few years ago when Bobby Cox was pushing this I heard someone suggest no running clock in the first half. Running clock would only begin when leading by 42+ in the 3rd and 35+ in the 4th and would end if the score was brought back within those ranges which I think makes more sense.
  14. Couldn't agree more. It's another CYA policy for the administrators, allows them to say the coach or coaches involved were "trained" not to do this. It makes sense for them but probably will do little to prevent these situations in the future.
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