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VIDEO: Interview with Brian Meehl and Blowback ’07

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Clashing teenage twins Arky and Iris have one thing in common: an ancient musical instrument left to them by their mother. When Iris plays the strangely curved woodwind, the trouble begins; Arky’s friend, Matt, the school’s star quarterback, disappears. Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for Coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle ”Redmen” revolutionize Ivy League football. Matt’s struggle to ”play his way home” is complicated when he falls in love with an Indian girl. Meanwhile, Arky and Iris discover a cache of secrets that might bring Matt back, and lead to the ultimate rescue: their mother, trapped in the past.   Meet the Author Brian Meehl has published four novels with…

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DATELINE 1907 – Pop Warner Bets Big on the “Air Attack”

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Brian Meehl is the author of Blowback ’07 (MCP Books, November 1, 2016) and this article is the fifth in a new series discussing the radical changes in football from the 1905 to 1907.  Coach Pop Warner, who maligned the forward pass in ’06, is singing a new tune in ’07. In the pre-season, he’s seen his Indians throw spirals that are “deadly accurate.” A change in rules before the ’07 season also smiled on the lowly pass. Instead of an incomplete and untouched pass being penalized by a turnover, such a pass now gets a 15-yard penalty from where the ball is thrown. (The rules guys still hate passing!) But when Pop’s star quarterback for the Carlisle Indians, Frank Mt. Pleasant,…

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