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  1. 20 hours ago, nolebull813 said:

    Yeah the coach for Fivay said that his AD said Playoffs or bust! 

    Lmao! Garbage ass Fivay gets 7 wins and the AD thinks they are some elite team who is too good for a bowl. 

    I was most surprised of Dunedin. They are independent so they had no chance at a bowl from the beginning. They could have rewarded their team who has never seen success. 

    From a coaching standpoint, you have kids work all year to get to the playoffs. It’s hard, especially for some teams that were on the bubble/in contention until that last week of the season, to get kids to gear up for what feels like a “participation trophy” type deal. 

  2. In my neck of the woods I can say that Harmony lost like 30 seniors to graduation last year from a roster of about 55-60. Lot's of turnover there this year. A few kids transferred out and they lost some pretty talented coaches. It's going to be a long year for the Longhorns.

  3. Regardless of scheduling, winning that many games in a row is not easy. Getting kids up for every game and every opponent week in and week out is tough. That's why a lot of teams don't win 56 games in a row. They still have to go out and win every Friday, which they've done for a while now. 

  4. 2 hours ago, Zoe Boy said:

    As a canes fan I think UCF should join another conference or schedule more power top 5 teams on there schedule.. IDK how much they can schedule a year with their conference schedule but if it’s 4 open space shoot play a team from each power 5 conference. 2 away and 2 home and that probably can get them over the hump to the playoffs... Start with scheduling Miami or FSU in the ACC and UF in the SEC .. yall did schedule Stanford which was a good win and somebody in the big 12...

    As a UCF Alum, I'm all about them claiming a stake in the National Championship because they caught lightning in a bottle. The problem with scheduling is that Power 5 teams won't schedule UCF. That Stanford game was scheduled years ago and they just played it. Can you see a team at the higher end of the SEC or ACC scheduling UCF? Not a chance. It's a tough spot for UCF because when they lose a game, they were over-rated and had no reason to be there but then they win and it's "That Pac-12 team was soft. Pitt is at the bottom of the ACC."

    Or, from the other side of it - beating UCF doesn't do much for a Power 5 school other than a win over a ranked opponent. But, say a team like Oklahoma or Florida schedules them and UCF wins? Then they get legitimized and it hurts the Power 5 system in general. 

    I get the fact that people don't like that they proclaimed themselves National Champions. But, people disrespect the dominance they've shown over the last 3 years and try to sweep it under the rug. As football fans, which we are, that's just being boneheaded.

  5. Just now, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    I do think there are some teams (mostly middle school or high school level) who will go for 2 simply because they don't have someone who can kick even a XP 


    Sometimes that's just the hand some teams are given

    Totally. I've always pulled double duty as JV HC and a Varsity assistant and I'm the one who advocates going for two. Maybe I'm just too aggressive but I think it puts other teams in a bind, especially if you're good near the goal line, because it changes the way they have to call plays. Plus, if you go 1/2 you still have 14 points.At least that's how I look at it. 

  6. I was a JV Head Coach for a long time and I would go for two every time we scored for the sheer fact that we didn't have kids who could field goal block or a kid who could consistently kick. On our varsity team, we run a swinging gate so the defense dictates how we attack them.


    My personal philosophy is to go for two with your regular offense as often as possible. But, that's just me...

  7. Flagler Palm Coast (2-0) at Spruce Creek (1-0)
    No. 12 American Heritage (Plantation) (2-1) at No. 15 Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) (1-2)
    No. 21 Booker T. Washington (2-1) at No. 10 Columbus (2-1)
    IMG Academy (2-0) at St. Joseph's, Pa. (1-1)
    Trinity Catholic (3-0) at South Sumter (3-0)
    No. 23 Miami Carol City (1-2) at No. 6 Chaminade-Madonna (3-0)
    St. Augustine (2-0) at Bolles (1-1)
    NSU University School (2-1) at No. 17 Western (2-0)
    No. 20 Seminole (Sanford) (2-0) at DeLand (1-0)
    Dunnellon (3-0) at No. 11 Vanguard (3-0)
    Gulf Breeze (1-2) at Washington (Pensacola) (2-0)
    No. 13 Mandarin (2-0) at Bartram Trail (3-0)
    Lake Gibson (3-0) at Auburndale (3-0)
    Palmetto (3-0) at Port Charlotte (3-0)
    Raines (1-1) at Robert E. Lee (1-1) (Saturday)

  8. 1 hour ago, Perspective said:

    You are correct about the way things are done in Hillsborough County (and why Leto should be allowed to go independent for a few years, but probably won't be).  

    However, Tarpon Springs is in Pinellas County . . . just like Dunedin is.  So, an independent route may be the best thing Tarpon Springs can do to regain their footing.   Dunedin just went independent this year and has actually won its first three games of the season -- after losing 43 straight!  Here's a link to a recent article:


    I totally agree. I was using Hillsborough as more of an example as to why certain teams don't go independent since it may be out of their control. Any team that struggles that much needs to be out of a district. It's not fair to the kids to line them up against teams that could steamroll them week after week...

  9. 18 hours ago, THIS_IS_DILLARD said:

    Smh i dont understand why teams like that reguse to go independent. If u ask me i think classifications should be open where trams can go where they kno they would b most competitive

    Some times it's not up to the schools. I think in Hillsborough County the County AD makes all of those decisions - which is why a school like Leto is still in a district. So, as coaches it's easy to know when it's time to move. But, sometimes those decisions are out of their (or even a school's) control.

  10. 25 minutes ago, Perspective said:

    How bad is it over on the East Coast?  it's only Tuesday.   Dorian's supposed to be all the way up in North Carolina by Friday.  Couldn't teams practice tomorrow and Thursday and play Friday night?  Or at least play Saturday? 

    I'm all for taking reasonable precautions, but unless the fields are unplayable (for practice and/or games), I'm not sure why games are being canceled.   What am I missing?

    The biggest issue is that the districts cancelled school. When they do that, they cancel all activities associated with the district (including practices). I’m in Central Florida and it’s not bad here at all but it’s a tall order to get back to school on Thursday (at the earliest) and try to play a game Friday or Saturday. It becomes a bigger headache if there’s a team from another county who can’t play when you can. No coach likes the Monday game (especially with District games getting ready to start). It sucks for the kids most of all because they lose out on a game if the one they miss isn’t rescheduled. 

  11. No. 5 Armwood (1-0) at North Gwinett, Ga. (1-0)
    No. 10 Columbus (1-0) at Osceola (Kissimmee) (1-0)
    No. 23 Booker T. Washington (1-0) vs. Miami Central (0-1)

    No. 21 Cocoa (1-0) vs. Hoover, Ala. (1-0) at The Freedom Bowl
    Lincoln (1-0) at No. 19 Rockledge (1-0)
    Bergen Catholic, N.J. (0-0) at No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0)
    Miramar (1-0) at Dillard (1-0)
    Crestview (1-0) at Escambia (1-0)
    Fort Myers (1-0) at Charlotte (1-0)

  12. I know in the area where I live, student population can make or break a school. Teams like Liberty, Toho, Poinciana, Celebration and Cypress Creek have high Hispanic populations and football isn't a very important part of the culture so a lot of those students play other sports. I mean, Poinciana won a state basketball championship not long ago so they have athletes, but most don't want to play for programs that are historically bad. 

  13. 5 hours ago, THIS_IS_DILLARD said:

    In my opinion if you as a team struggle to win 5 wins per season in the last 3 seasons you shpuld be required to go independent instead of struggling year after year.

    Just like i believe all private schools should be in their own class.

    I totally agree about private schools, but I'm not sure that's fair to say about teams struggling to win five games. There are a lot of factors out there that coaches have absolutely no control over - not the least of which is the transfer rule in the state. Now, teams that are constantly throwing out 2-8, 1-9 seasons might be a little different but 4-5 wins shouldn't get you sent to the independents lol. 

  14. St. Frances, Md. vs. Miami Central at Traz Powell (Saturday)

    St. Thomas Aquinas at De La Salle, Calif.

    Deerfield Beach vs. Miami Carol City at Traz Powell (Saturday)

    IMG Academy at Venice

    Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) at Columbia

    Plant at Armwood

    Jones at Raines

    American Heritage (Delray) at Vero Beach

    Cardinal Gibbons vs. Miami Northwestern at Traz Powell

    Lakeland at Manatee

  15. Coach D left some really big shoes to fill, especially for someone who hasn't been coaching for a while. I can definitely see Apopka having a year in which they just barely make the playoffs. I think they are too talented in general not to make it, but I could be wrong. I agree that they are certainly not a Top-10 team right now.

  16. I understand the being set in your ways part and instilling discipline into a new program because it obviously sounds like it was needed. But if kids are in college classes and have work, it's on the coach to adjust his schedule - not on the kids. Some kids need work to help pay bills, buy food, etc at home. To tell a kid who may be in that situation to make a choice is absurd. I'm not saying that was the case, but I've been coaching long enough to know that some kids are in that situation. 

    As for the kicker and "giving him a choice," that seems a lot like the guy just being a jerk. He's not coaching in some D-1, FBS powerhouse. He's working with a high school kid who forgot his cleats. To tell him he can get the cleats but not play or leave is just petty.