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07/01/2015 - 1:55pm Joliet Catholic High School, Joliet, Illinois

I graduated from Joliet Catholic in 1984, the school is now referred to as Joliet Catholic Academy.  Since the State of Illinois initiated high school football playoffs in 1974, Joliet Catholic has won 13 state championships and was runner-up another 4 times.  The school also produced Tom Thayer (Chicago Bears), Coby Fleener, and Ty Isaac to name a few.  Unfortunately, we also have to claim "Rudy" as an alum.

05/30/2014 - 12:24pm You are probably correct.

  Unfortunately it will most likely be blue and gold..

05/29/2014 - 12:49pm I believe his family actually resides

in Shorewood, Illinois which is just wests of Joliet.

05/29/2014 - 11:28am Is it a possibility

 he is being looked at as a potential wide reciever rather than a runningback?  In high school he would occasionally line up as a reciever and appeared pretty well-suited for the position.   I would be interested in hearing the opinions of some of the posters more skilled at talent evaluation.


Disclaimer: I have no scouting/coaching expertise. 

05/20/2014 - 1:02pm Damefan?

Just kidding but I do love his video rants.

05/16/2014 - 9:28am Doughnut day at the office

'bout to break into a candied bacon maple glazed.  Woo Hoo!

05/15/2014 - 11:10am No

Ty Isaac

05/15/2014 - 10:57am He attended high school in Joliet

 but his family resides in Naperville.  Ann Arbor is still farther away.   Another thing to consider, he was a high school teammate and is still friends with Josh Ferguson (Illinois RB).  (Disclaimer, not a stalker, my nephew blocked for both of them on the same squad.)

03/28/2014 - 1:15pm Go Blue, Go Cards!

If Kentucky looses and when Michigan wins, my boss (Kentucky alum) has agreed to give me his courtside seats for the Michigan/Louisville game!  Lookin forward to a Sunday morning drive to nap town.

12/13/2013 - 11:15am Thanks

my good man.

12/13/2013 - 11:12am Don't forget

Gray v. American Radiator whatever you do!

12/13/2013 - 10:09am only 10 more points

and I can join in the banging.

12/13/2013 - 10:07am Nice

a double dose of posbangin to start the weekend of right.

12/11/2013 - 5:53pm two words

Woo and Hoo!

05/31/2013 - 1:48pm Well,

he did change the tide of the rivalry...

05/31/2013 - 1:35pm uh...

Let's not forget Tater Tots

04/30/2013 - 4:42pm WTF


04/29/2013 - 11:57am Hopefully Ferns has

an XXXL Team 135 shirt in stock and ready for shipping.

04/26/2013 - 1:08pm Party or Beer for a month?

Sounds like a win either way.

03/08/2013 - 1:56pm I followed

 recruiting rather casually in 2008-9 .  I remember stumbling across the blog at about the time we were in on Dee Hart.  I would visit occasionally and became a regular during the coaching search that eventually landed us Coach Hoke.  I am pretty sure it was the frequent flight tracker posts that got me hooked, but it was the TomVH insider information that got me to visit multiple times a day and finally start an account.

03/06/2013 - 5:30pm Tulry asmewoe

Tulry asmewoe 

03/04/2013 - 1:59pm What is this fancy

"remote" contraption you speak of?

02/22/2013 - 3:08pm Did ESPN

have to promise a minimum of one Big East College Gameday as part of the deal as well?

02/22/2013 - 1:30pm Not to be "that guy"

but it was the Soviet Union, not just Russia.  However, I completely agree with you that this victory was far from overated given the prior loss by the U.S and the political overtones at the time.

02/22/2013 - 1:23pm I love to hear

that both Ferns and Speight are active in reaching out to other recruiting targets.  It really shows their high level of enthusiasm for the future of the class and the program in general.

02/22/2013 - 10:42am Grilled cheese variant

I like to make two sharp cheddar on sourdough grilled cheese and use them as the bun for a 1/3 lb angus burger with bacon and grilled onion. 

02/15/2013 - 10:33am My secretary complain

about how hard she has to work as I contemplate a second maple and candied bacon donut... YUM!

02/08/2013 - 5:59pm Go Hoosiers

 Beat Ohio!

02/08/2013 - 5:40pm Hopefully

He can redshirt.  I would hate to see it burned by using him for mop up duty. 

02/08/2013 - 4:39pm Best of Luck-

We will be anxiously awaiting the Hello :Baby Bombadil post.

02/08/2013 - 4:32pm true,

I have pretty much resolved to spending my winter months in a perpetual state of illness, but it beats the hell out of dialysis.

02/08/2013 - 4:20pm Addidas finally got one right.

In other news even a blind squirrel eventually finds a nut.

02/08/2013 - 3:33pm i'm with you

I have a toddler and two school-aged kids at home running aroung hacking, sneezing, and dripping snot.  I am 6 months post kidney transplant and on a cocktail of immunosuppressant drugs.  I am hoping to avoid the inevitable.

02/08/2013 - 2:35pm Woo Hoo!!

More billing!

02/08/2013 - 2:33pm Just sitting around

Listening to my boss (U of I grad) gloat over their victory over the Hoosiers.

02/06/2013 - 12:00pm Kenton Gibbs might be wondering the same thing

It does not appear he has signed his LOI to NC State according to their Scout board

02/06/2013 - 11:52am Fact: You are really not a fan of Magnus.

You are really not a fan of Magnus. 

11/29/2012 - 5:51pm No early graduation at Joliet Catholic Academy

I am a JCA graduate and have a niece currently enrolled at the school.  JCA does not allow for mid-year graduation. 

06/27/2012 - 4:36pm As long as it is not on a Thursday

because I have to work and can't use a DVR.

06/22/2012 - 11:17am I am getting a kidney transplant

In one hour

06/17/2012 - 5:05pm similarly

I hate yams but can' get enough sweet potatoes

06/17/2012 - 4:29pm you forgot

To mention that when athletes say this it "begs the question" whether they know your definition. /s

06/15/2012 - 6:26pm Capital Grille

Makes a pretty damn good steak. 

06/15/2012 - 6:17pm 2000 Points?

Damn, I better get posting.

06/01/2012 - 3:48pm More Advice

PMBR does a good job on practice exams for the MBE

06/01/2012 - 3:42pm Don't know if you are suggesting frozen from the restaurant

but you can also now ge Gino's East frozen in select grocery stores in Chicago.  I also recommend Home Run Inn in Chicago (both the restaurant and in-store frozen) varieties.

06/01/2012 - 12:17pm Just won a three day jury trial

so I am spending the rest of the day gloating in the office. 

05/18/2012 - 10:04pm I hope

You were atleast able to triple bill for completing three set of interrogatory answers

03/14/2012 - 8:28pm MCGovern came on a visit from outside Chicago

The cost is significantly less than o'daniel would have to incur. Moreover, McGovern made a conscious decision to visit knowing his position was full.

03/13/2012 - 11:11am Joliet Catholic

plays in the East Suburban Catholic Conference, not the Chicago Catholic league.  This conference is definetly not the highest level of competition. 

I have seen Ty play live at least 15 times over the last 3 years (My nephew was a right guard for the last 2 years so I was not stalking Mr. Isaac.) and agree that he is more of an upright runner.  However, although not apparent in his highlight film, he does have the ability to break tackles.  He also has great hands catching the ball out of the backfield.

Additionally, while the highlight film does feature a number of runs that are all to the right side, keep in mind that he had 5 or 6 touchdowns over 50 yards on that play in a state championship game.  JCA was scoring at will on that play in the state championship game, there was certainly no reason to change the play calling in order to create a better highlight film.  Additionally, the DT for Montini in the state championship thaty Ty was running past was Jaleel Johnson who is an Iowa commit.