Sunday, November 4, 2012

Huron League Thoughts and Questions

I'm sure glad I decided to head over to Romulus Friday night.

Which is more impressive? Seventy points or six-hundred yards rushing.

Great season by Milan! Nice turn around from a season ago.

SMCC by 22 over Consortium. Glad I know what I am talking about.

Tecumseh over Milan by 20. Guess I don't know what I am talking about.

Robichaud's Darius Phillips should play Division I ball but may be too small.

GI @ Country Day or SMCC @ Grass Lake?

My Spartans stink!

I don't know which field is darker Navarre or Romulus?

Veteran coaches are worth at least a touchdown every game.

I can still here that guy from Robichaud screaming in the stands at the officials.

Friday night was a beautiful night for football.

When does next season start for those not playing still?




26 comments:

Anonymous said...

600 yards rushing!!!! Come on Coach Bodner say something nice about your offensive line.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure glad I decided to head over to Romulus Friday night.
-I told ya last week that was the game to see.

Which is more impressive? Seventy points or six-hundred yards rushing.
-600 yds rushing. It was great.

Great season by Milan! Nice turn around from a season ago.
-Agreed, Good season.

SMCC by 22 over Consortium. Glad I know what I am talking about.
-I woulda said 35 so your better at this than I am.

Tecumseh over Milan by 20. Guess I don't know what I am talking about.
-I did, but didnt think it would be that bad. A few points at the most.

Robichaud's Darius Phillips should play Division I ball but may be too small.
-Not sure about pure speed but game speed he was the fastest kid Ive seen sense Wheatly.

GI @ Country Day or SMCC @ Grass Lake?
-Both should win but Id go see GI @ CD. GI is much more fun to watch then CC.

My Spartans stink!
-Always have always will

I don't know which field is darker Navarre or Romulus?
-Navarre, at least the field at Romulus was green instead of mud/dirt to help brighten it up a little.

Veteran coaches are worth at least a touchdown every game.
-agree 110%.... or more

I can still here that guy from Robichaud screaming in the stands at the officials.
-I cant believe the Robichaud coaches wernt yelling more. They got hosed multiple times by the officials. So did GI but the ones on Robichaud were pretty bad.

Friday night was a beautiful night for football.
-any game without the cold wind is a beautiful night for football.

When does next season start for those not playing still?
- the week after it ends.

Huronleaguefootball said...

I'm sure they have his praise.

I certainly appreciated the pancake block by sophomore Phil Camilleri on GI's 3rd TD. The Robichaud kid's feet were in the air.

Anonymous said...

The O-line for GI was BEAST.

You are right about Camilleri. He has been playing football since 3rd grade. Camilleri/Mitroka/Gilliam like Nellenbach/Christen/Cuddy (as well as others) have been multiple sport teammates for 8 or more years. That gives them a rhythm, a confidence and an understanding of each other that they take for granted. These boys know the meaning of TEAM. There are no grandstanders.

GI's success this year is due in large part to its selflessness. Team comes first!

Anonymous said...

Chris,
Where is your all league team??

Anonymous said...

Chris,
All League Team?

Anonymous said...

GI vs CD set for 2:00pm saturday, at CD.

bloodynutter said...

-I think both will be good games and can go either way... flip a coin or go to whatever is closer.

-Stepping stone programs will never be consistantly great.

-Coaching is EVERYTHING is HS football. Nothing less than everything.

Huronleaguefootball said...

All League teams will be posted after the playoffs are over.

Anonymous said...

GI's line play has been the biggest surpise of the year...on both sides of the ball. The line is smaller than last year and was a question mark at season start...not any more!

The skill guys have been great and get the ink (as always).... However in the end, the line play IS the key enabler of the success of the "Y" show!!

Trombley has been a 2 way line stud FOR SURE!...that kid flat out makes PLAYS.

SITOFN

Anonymous said...

While 70 points is very impressive in a 2nd round playoff game, 600 rushing yards is even more impressive. GI-CD the better of the 2 games. I don't think anyone had Milan losing by 20. Great season Big Reds!! Spartans do stink!! That was a big time chokejob on Saturday. EM

Anonymous said...

I've heard some rumors next season as far as coaching goes..for just about every coach in the league with the exception of GI/SMCC/and Milan...

Jefferson-Cisco might be gone..who replaces him
Airport- Van Washenova might be done as HC..who takes over?

Huron-Kalbflesh is looking to become a principal and rumored to be done..heard crestwood wants him as their new HC

FR- Ostrike is looking for a different place to coach..rumored for a few jobs, most recently the merger when willow run and ypsi become schools and erie mason..

Riverview- Stergales might fire OC adn hire new coaches...who becomes the OC at Riverview

GI- Does whitehouse get the Airport job or Derek Anderson?

Huronleaguefootball said...

My take.

Cisco retires, Airport looks elsewhere, Oestrike will never leave FR unless he comes to Dearborn ATA with me, Stergalas makes a change at OC, Kalby stays put.

Bet the farm on those.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Hudkins from Monroe High is wanting to come back and coach in Monroe somewhere. Just what I heard. If anybody doesn't know he's a great coach. Had Monroe High as a powerhouse before he left. As far as Jefferson I'm willing to bet either Bruce Pickens or Gene Gennoe will take over. Both pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Chris-stick to coaching track! Lol!

Anonymous said...

I hear VanWashenova wants to go back to D coordinator. Also heard JV coach may take the job, don't know how true that is. EM

Anonymous said...

Anybody is a great coach with Tim Shaw! He hasn't won since.

Huronleaguefootball said...

Your probably right. I should stick to something else.

Anonymous said...

Yeah stick to predictions and blogging. You're pretty good at that!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know about the monroe evening news all star team picks yet?

Anonymous said...

Yeah stick to predictions and blogging. You're pretty good at that!

Easy now, I think he had Airport to finish first and Milan to finish last.

lets keep it real

Huronleaguefootball said...

Milan finishes 1-8 last season and I'm suppose to pick them first? Airport qualifies for the playoffs every year for the last decade or so and I'm suppose to forsee them losing their coach and finishing 4th?

The Detroit News picked Airport 1st and Riverview 2nd. The Free Press listed the coaches poll like this Airport, Riverview, SMCC, Grosse Ile, Jefferson, Milan, Huron and Flat Rock

Very few people picked Milan and they all have a Milan address. Fact is, those same people picked them first in 2011 as well.

Anonymous said...

Just keeping it real... I tell no lies.

Huronleaguefootball said...

As well as I

CoachTom48160 said...

Following up on the coaching carosel talk...

To my continued surprise, there are a lot of folks in Milan who have yet to accept Coach Hoskins in Milan.

Yes, you read that right.

There is a vocal faction that hasn't been happy with Hoskins all season long, all the way through a ten game win streak and an outright league title. It's nothing short of unbelievable.

To echo what Chris has said before: when the team wins, you hear that it's because of the kids; when a team loses, you hear that it's because of the coach.

There are a lot of fans who are upset that Milan isn't running their old I-formation offense where the RB dives straight into the line, win or lose. When a shotgun snap is off target, or even when the offensive skill position players pivot to the sidelines to get the signs so the play call can be changed, folks rolled their eyes and barked their dissent at the coaches. Even when the resulting audible was for a seam pass that went for a touchdown, fans cheered the result but a noticable chunk still didn't care for the methods.

One of the things that impressed me tremendously about the Milan coaches this season was how they turned around that team with their heads on the collective chopping block. It can be tough for a new coach taking over for a local legend to get total buy-in from the community. A lot has been said about the overall numbers of the high school program and the lack of a JV team this year (something that I expect to rebound next year, but there will likely be a lingering effect at least next season), and most of the comments that levied blame cast it at the kids and the coaches, but I'd also shine a spotlight on parents and family members as well. It takes a special kid to give everything to a team run by a coach that the player's dad thinks is an idiot. This goes for all levels of sports--it makes for an uphill battle.

I'll never forget someone talking with me after Hoskins lost his first ever game as a head coach last season, asking me "How long do you think people will put up with this?" After *one game*! What do folks think the mood was after last year's 1-8 season?

Those who have kept the faith have been rewarded with the enjoyment that a historic season brings. For those who kept their heels dug in, I'm not sure you got all the enjoyment you could out of this season, and I feel sorry for you.

I'm obviously a bit emotional about this, and I'm not saying that the Hall of Fame needs to start work on their Jesse Hoskins bust, but I'm hoping that this season helps to give Coach a number of years to really get this program the way he wants it for years to come.

Huronleaguefootball said...

I would think Coach Hoskins should have a blank check for at least 4 or 5 years seeing that he did something that hadn't been done in over a decade at Milan.