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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020BirdDad View Post
    Any chance huddy goes in the backfield and they run a 2 back set??? huddy and Schwalbach back there together with king, ahfeld, and Roberts at WR... good luck to the D against that one.
    What I would do is list him at TE. I would split him out as a WR some times, I would line him up like a like RB sometimes. I would make him the wild card. The 1997 Boone Co TE is NOT what I am talking about. Rotate him in and out and have special little things that he does that would waste a day of prep time for the opposing defense. Plus he would do big big things. They have to use him on offense period.
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    Two guys who will be Critical are Dylan Turner and Brock Huber. Trent and salmon should be solid on oline, but the team will NEED these two to step up in the off season. I know Huber has battled injury all year. Let’s hope his body gets right this summer.

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    I read everything in this thread about skill position type guys and guys playing on both sides of the ball, but the biggest and most important question for me is the Offensive Line. Are there 6 to 8 guys that can get the job done without someone having to change positions?

    Also, is Weinrich going to finally use guys on both sides of the ball? Hard to believe it has taken 3 plus years to figure that out if so.

    Lastly, does anyone have a schedule for next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    I read everything in this thread about skill position type guys and guys playing on both sides of the ball, but the biggest and most important question for me is the Offensive Line. Are there 6 to 8 guys that can get the job done without someone having to change positions?

    Also, is Weinrich going to finally use guys on both sides of the ball? Hard to believe it has taken 3 plus years to figure that out if so.

    Lastly, does anyone have a schedule for next year?
    No changes next year just flip the sites from this past season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    I read everything in this thread about skill position type guys and guys playing on both sides of the ball, but the biggest and most important question for me is the Offensive Line. Are there 6 to 8 guys that can get the job done without someone having to change positions?

    Also, is Weinrich going to finally use guys on both sides of the ball? Hard to believe it has taken 3 plus years to figure that out if so.

    Lastly, does anyone have a schedule for next year?
    People have talked oline on here. Again, Johnson and salmon will be solid and the top seniors returning with experience. Turner and Huber will be the the top juniors. Beyond that, some guys are going to need to step up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020BirdDad View Post
    People have talked oline on here. Again, Johnson and salmon will be solid and the top seniors returning with experience. Turner and Huber will be the the top juniors. Beyond that, some guys are going to need to step up.
    In the months leading up to the '98 football season (the "best ever" year with Lorenzen, Smith and company) the big question was O Line. Zero starters on O Line were returning. The guys we were trying to replace were All State Scott Kuhnhein and Phil Scherer who went on to play D1 football. The guys that ended up as starters did not look like an O Line, skinny, small so on and so on. I believe only 2 got in the 800 lb club. Despite this Highlands broke like every offensive record that year and won state.

    All you need is a guy that can do his job, attack, and get nasty. That's been the Highlands way since like 1961. They don't need to all be 6'-7" 385 lbs. The guys that can block this team to a state championship are walking around in the halls. Every time I hear "but what about the Oline??" I think about that team and how size truly does not beat speed, strength and attitude at the high school level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo View Post
    In the months leading up to the '98 football season (the "best ever" year with Lorenzen, Smith and company) the big question was O Line. Zero starters on O Line were returning. The guys we were trying to replace were All State Scott Kuhnhein and Phil Scherer who went on to play D1 football. The guys that ended up as starters did not look like an O Line, skinny, small so on and so on. I believe only 2 got in the 800 lb club. Despite this Highlands broke like every offensive record that year and won state.

    All you need is a guy that can do his job, attack, and get nasty. That's been the Highlands way since like 1961. They don't need to all be 6'-7" 385 lbs. The guys that can block this team to a state championship are walking around in the halls. Every time I hear "but what about the Oline??" I think about that team and how size truly does not beat speed, strength and attitude at the high school level.
    Is the expectation a state championship in 2018?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan View Post
    Is the expectation a state championship in 2018?
    It is every year. That’s why they wear the uniform and work hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC2 View Post
    It is every year. Thatís why they wear the uniform and work hard.
    I know the players/coaches are working for a state championship. Every team and coaching staff in the state is working towards that goal. I'm asking what a reasonable expectation from the fans is for next season. Are the Highlands' fans expecting a state championship in 18?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan View Post
    I know the players/coaches are working for a state championship. Every team and coaching staff in the state is working towards that goal. I'm asking what a reasonable expectation from the fans is for next season. Are the Highlands' fans expecting a state championship in 18?
    Yes as a parent who had a son win 4 in a row now a kid on this team. That is the goal. They will be loaded with talent and no reason they shouldn’t win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan View Post
    I know the players/coaches are working for a state championship. Every team and coaching staff in the state is working towards that goal. I'm asking what a reasonable expectation from the fans is for next season. Are the Highlands' fans expecting a state championship in 18?
    Absolutely those are the expectations. This is a different team than you have seen the last two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020BirdDad View Post
    Absolutely those are the expectations. This is a different team than you have seen the last two years.
    So if the birds don't win it all will the season be considered a bust?

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    I just wanted to see what you were thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020BirdDad View Post
    This is a different team than you have seen the last two years.
    How do we know it’s a different team? It is January. I expect them to be much more talented this year, but they seem to be returning about as much off last year’s roster as the teams that were WAY better than them in 5A last year. Until they show they can finish a game they should have won (like SK) with this current regime, there has to be some skepticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC2 View Post
    Yes as a parent who had a son win 4 in a row now a kid on this team. That is the goal. They will be loaded with talent and no reason they shouldn’t win.
    They are more talented than the last two years...no one is questioning that. But BG, SW, and CCH all return a good chunk of their roster too. Saying their isn’t no reason they shouldn’t win it is a bit bold.

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