nick1016 wrote:So.........that's the way it works for you Indy5? You get yourself a championship and you start throwing coaches under the bus. I could sit here and try and explain how wrong you are about Oksendahl, but I don't think it would change anything.
For the record, Oksendahl's Deacons ran out of 4 sometimes 5 base formations throughout the year. The straight T really worked well on a number of fronts for the Deacs. They ran fairly well out of it. It set up the boot nicely, but mostly, it made the defenses changes their play calling and then they'd come out with the spread and have the mismatch.
It sure is easy for some people arm chair quarterback - I take nothing away from that. But, throwing an established hs head coach with a track record that very few can match under the bus, I think that's cowardly at a minimum.
I didn't win any championship. I have not one thing to do with Grafton. If you read my other posts in this thread, I was criticizing Grafton too. I'm well aware of the other formations Shanley ran out of all year. My point was they ran out of pretty much the Jumbo T exclsuively (for the most part) for 3 and a half quarters and had 50 yards of total offense to show for it. When they changed things up and used formations from this century of football, they had some success.
As for my opinion on Oksendahl, to me, he seems old and out of date with current football. I'm sure he used to be a great coach, but not anymore it appears, at least if he's handling the play calling. Also, I'd just like to add that all his success at Cavalier is a large part because of the players he had. Not everyone gets to coach Matt Anderson's and Brady Trenbeath's. And Cavalier has stayed successful without him.