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  1. The thing is: any change is going to make some people unhappy, and others it won't affect at all. Someone is going to feel they were "screwed" over something. Going off what Coach Nowlin posted, you look at that schedule and it won't' matter much what class Cathedral is put in. I mean really, what other team in the state plays that type of schedule? So they are in 4A now. Just wait a couple of years and they will be back in 5A. And that STILL won't make some people happy.
  2. "we really tried to listen to our fans". That's a first! IU's ticket prices have been cheaper than a lot of other schools. Also glad to see the players names coming back on the jerseys. (They listened to the fans, twice!)
  3. The thing is: now that Linton is independent again, I really like how the schedule has changed and gotten tougher. Adding Boonville this year is another example of how the days of playing mostly all 1A schools is history. Sure there won't be as many 9 - 0 seasons, but the program is well respected now and is a worthy opponent for most classes to play. I could agree that a lot of bigger schools would not want to play smaller 1A or 2A schools (or would they?), but when it comes to football, Linton is an exception to the smaller guys against the bigger guys. I hope they stay independent at least for now.
  4. First the head football coach and now the head basketball coach is gone? Eastern Greene sports is taking a couple of steps backwards. I realize the basketball team has been down lately but the football team was on the rise and doing very well. Sounds like they are killing the goose that laid the golden eggs. Too bad the players and the fans are the ones who have to pay for someone else's agenda.
  5. Why is that? Was it the right shoe or the left one?
  6. Step up! Congrats to 09er. I met him a few years back when my wife and I attended an LCC/Guerin Catholic game at Lucas Oil. Very nice young man. We found him to be well mannered and jovial. He was nothing like the character he played on here. We wish him well.
  7. And the clock continues to run on incomplete passes, players going out of bounds, fair catches. It is amazing how fast a half can be with a running clock. I've been to several.
  8. Read an article on another website that said the Colts rookie mini camp this past weekend was quite successful. I guess Rock Ya-Sin got an INT that had the sidelines going crazy. Also Paris Campbell was impressing everyone in the camp. They tried to go deep to him but had to overthrow him because Sin was in his pocket! But he was catching everything that he was targeted on even one throw that was behind him. I predicted after the draft these 2 guys would be starters as rookies. I know it's just one camp, but things look VERY promising.
  9. Okay, gotcha. When you said, "All schools" I was thinking you meant every school in the state.
  10. Maybe I misunderstand what you are tying to say. How is artificial turf and grass the same thing? Grass fields usually end up with mud/bare spots, artificial turf fields do not.
  11. I read an article on CBS sports that showed a list of teams that made the most sense for signing free agent defensive lineman, Suh. The Colts were #1 on the list but the list was by who had the most cap space. With the recent signing of Spencer Ware, I wouldn't be shocked if Ballard signed someone like Suh. Yeah he's older but I don't think the Colts would use him as an every down player. Besides, he does a lot of his damage these days in the playoffs. It seems to me his "dirty playing" is behind him and he might be a possibility for the Colts to pursue.
  12. Loved the comment by Reich: "You're four for four". I guess that means they got the first four guys they had on their "wish list". Interesting.
  13. So are there any smaller schools (1A - 3A) with turf?
  14. That goes to show you: "Great minds, think alike". LOL I feel the same about the JV kids against varsity. I feel both teams should change out. I would hate to see a younger, smaller kid get blasted by someone 50 pounds bigger and a couple years older. Maybe not so much age, but size for sure. And yes, I've noticed that some keep their varsity in against the JV. I've seen them score on the JV and they act like they've won the game. Bad sportsmanship (IMO). And I've also noticed we picked up 4A Boonville on the schedule this year. Man, Linton's SOS is really getting tough! Not many of the old 1A teams left now, but I really love it!
  15. This will also help out cutting down on those blowout scores. In the past with the 5 quarters, in some games Linton would have to wait until the fourth quarter to play a lot of their JV. Now with 6 quarters, they can play the entire second half and still play 4 quarters in a JV game. That's going to be a big deal for some of the smaller schools or teams with a limited roster.
  16. Sectional 40 won't be as tough now that Southridge has moved up to 3A. Mater Dei and Linton are still in there, but it won't be as strong without the Raiders.
  17. Cool. Ballard is quite popular these days. He's earned it.
  18. I want to clarify something I said when I started this topic. When I said I'd miss an extra point on purpose, I wasn't talking about being able to run up the score in the second half. I was going with being able to play a full game (no running clock) so your backups and JV could get more snaps of playing time. I've seen games when there was a running clock in the second half. I've also seen coaches refuse to use a running clock even though they were down by 50+ and the other coach offered it to them. I guess now it isn't a decision any more, it is a rule and will happen regardless. So what does that coach that doesn't want to give up on his team say now? How does he keep them motivated to play? I have always admired the old Dugger teams. Coach Gamble's teams ALWAYS played to the whistle and to the end of the game. Even though they were down by 8 - 10 touchdowns, they'd never quit playing. That is coaching your boys.
  19. I posted this on the Colts 2019 topic but thought I'd put it here also in case some people don't read up on the Colts. Ware was signed to a one year deal for $1.3 million with an additional $2.5 million in incentives. Ware has been with the Kansas City Chiefs. Just a few years ago he was the featured back. He had 800 yards rushing and another 500 receiving. If it hadn't been for an injury the next off season, he'd probably still be their featured back. Then they drafted Hunt and got Williams so Ware became a free agent this off season. This was a good signing and contract for the Colts. If nothing else, he's good competition for training camp. If he makes the team and only gives them 400 - 500 yards rushing and 5 or 6 TD',s then he's worth the contract. He has a reputation for being a good blocker and is good out of the backfield in the passing game. Maybe no one really cares, but just wanted people to know that Ware is no longer a free agent.
  20. It's finally happened in Indiana. The ISHAA has a new rule. From now on, if a score is at least 35 - 0 at halftime, there will be a running clock in the second half. Hmmmmm, if I'm a coach, I'm going to only score 34 even if I have to miss an extra point on purpose. LOL Dumb rule. There are still going to be 55 - 0 and 63 - 0 scores. The explanation I heard was they want kinds to still feel good about competing. Uh huh.
  21. THE COLTS SIGN FREE AGENT RUNNING BACK SPENCER WARE FROM THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS! They've got their big back now. He is on a one year deal signed at 1.3 million with another 2.5 million in incentives. Another great signing and another great contract by Ballard. Even if he only gets 500 yards rushing and 5 or 6 TD's, it is worth the contract. I've been told (by KC fans) he's a great blocker and is good in the passing game as a receiver out of the backfield. He was the featured back just a few years ago until an injury side lined him and KC got Hunt and Williams. A couple of the KC fans I spoke with said they are pissed that KC let him go.
  22. Funchess has a rep of dropping balls too and so did Ebron. Just saying that may be something that can get fixed with Butler. Anyway, I agree that Hilton and Campbell could become a deadly duo, no make that WILL become a deadly duo. Both of them are very fast. Hines is also very fast. You know what they say, "Speed kills" and this offense is going to "kill" a lot of defenses this year.
  23. But when he did, man could he break tackles and a get a ton of YAC. I just looked at him as you cant teach/coach 6'5". But as I said earlier, I am really onboard with the Campbell selection. I don't care if he ever goes deep much. he is off the charts when catching an underneath route or a slant and breaking it big. That's Reich's offense: get the ball out quick to speedy guys and let them do their magic. TY, Campbell, Hines and hell even Ebron are going to be a nightmare to try to cover. It appears the Colts will have one of the fastest group of receivers in the league. This is gonna be so much fun to watch. And I haven't even mentioned Cain and Doyle coming back. Looks like Luck is heading for another career season in stats.
  24. Man, it's taken me forever to get back on here. Since I'm months behind, I'll just pick up post draft. The Colts did pretty well again this year. I really was hoping the Colts would draft Butler out of Iowa State. After they passed on him and took Paris Campbell, I sat and thought about it. Campbell is the perfect type of WR to fit in Reich's offense. He is going to blow people's minds the first time he catches an underneath route and takes it to the house. Now Luck has his "Marvin and Reggie" to throw to. Great selection Colts! I also liked the Rock Ya-Sin pick. Great fit for the secondary as is Willis at safety from Michigan State. With the guys they have resigned and coming back, the secondary looks totally solid. I'm going to mention an FA signing here. Getting Houston from KC was fantastic. Putting him at DE and no more pass coverage will allow him to get after it. I expect to see him back to double digit sacks this season. I was a bit disappointed the Colts didn't draft any Defensive Tackles. I thought They would grab at least one in the first couple of picks. Even though Autry had 9 sacks, I still feel the middle of the D line is a bit "soft". Then again, I'm not Ballard, so there's that. Was also hoping for another linebacker. Was totally surprised they took three of them! Grabbing two offensive linemen at the end, was kind of "icing on the cake" so to speak. Depth is ALWAYS a good thing. So an early prediction: With what we have coming back and what we signed in FA plus the new "recruits", I'd say the Colts will win the South and will be one of the early favorites to be in the AFC title game. It's a good time to be a Colts fan!
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