OKLAHOMA CITY — There is a regularly scheduled meeting today of all Frontier Conference athletic directors and coaches.
“I’m sure there’s going to be some interesting discussion there,” said Blankenship, who will attend the meeting.
So will Jenks athletic director Tony Dillingham. He said Wednesday night he has concerns with both plans — with one, having to do with travel as it particularly impacts underclassman teams and concerning the other, the idea that “in a situation where you have three games that count, what happens if you have a key kid injured?”
Adding Dillingham: “I’m a little puzzled by the whole deal. We went through some effort where the ADs and coaches could have a voice and had something conceptually acceptable to everybody.”
But that wasn’t the case, said Mike Nunley, Edmond athletic director who facilitated the coaches and AD meeting. Nunley is also a member of the committee that presented the proposal.
“There might have been a suggestion that one plan appealed more to others when we were having meaningful discussion,” Nunley said. “But by Wednesday of that week I had received several calls from people who said ‘I wasn’t supportive of that idea.’”
Nunley said about 10 proposals from schools, including those from that meeting, went before the committee.
The realignment process which has taken place at the coaches clinic in July will be delayed, Sheakley said, until the new ADM report is released in August.