What is Deep Dish Football and Who is the Panel?
Deep Dish Football at one time was not named Deep Dish Football but just a old group of coaches in the 50's that would hang out at Southside Neighborhood Bar Saturday night and talk about there week in coaching. Soon these coaches got old and retired and passed on the tradition to other coaches (i.e. Sons and other younger coaches). In 2014 disgusted with what was going in Illinois High School football with greed, too many middle men, parents, coaches not fit to coach. (FORUMS, Message Boards trashing kids and talking about injuries) People just making a profit to gain on kids dreams to be playing college football. In many instances college coaches have reached out saying that they dont even know these so-called recruiting journalists. They decided to have some fun and meet up to mock some of the so-called media "experts" (WHO NEVER COACHED IN THEIR LIFE OR SCOUTED) in high school football and their players to watch. Not to mention the fact that most of do not care about the sport of football and just see easy dollar signs. Also one of the main things too, was people saying they represented the whole state of Illinois but never been south of Joliet in their life. Our Panel is from a varied backgrounds, race, economic backgrounds that make us so special. So a couple times of the year they meet up at a house and vote and rank according the three top college schemes used in college football. Have a couple drinks and dig into some pizza etc and talk football. Publish the Rankings via a Publisher, 5 Publishers have been selected and all five have done a wonderful job except for some hiccups.
The Panel will always remain Anonymous and will only meet 2 Times a Year not including football clinics.
The Panel does not talk to the Publisher from June till December- Quiet Period
In Winter of 2016 Coach Big Pete was selected as Publisher 6 of Deep Dish Football and was the first publisher given full reign to go PUBLIC.
Since 2019 Spring- Deep Dish Football Has Done Free Recruiting Seminars. On December 2019- Coach Big Pete will be doing FREE Recruiting Counseling Sessions with football recruits and families for more info please email
In a matter of 3 years Deep Dish Football has become the most respected source of recruiting info to college coaches, recruits, and high school coaches
BEATING OUT MULTI MILLION DOLLAR PUBLICATIONS
WITH ONE GOAL
High School Football Is About The Kids
Speaks Volumes To Deep Dish Football Work When You Have The Big Boys Copying You
Deep Dish Football IS 100% FREE
But We Also Rely On The Kindness Of Strangers Through Donations -CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT-
One Publisher : Publisher 6 Retired Coach Big Pete who is responsible for publishing on Deep Dish Football
"I never claimed to be a journalist, it would be disrespectful to call myself a journalist.. Just like a journalist calling himself a football expert who never played, scouted, or coached.
Im a blogger- WITH HORRIBLE GRAMMER" - Coach Big Pete
The Panel- 4 (as of August 16') Coaches and Scouts (College Coaches) from High School to College in and around the state of Illinois. (PUBLISHER 6) Coach Big Pete talks to coaches of many college divisions so he can get a better feeling of where college scouting is headed what is looked for. We rank players according to the rating system of the 100 Point Plan (LOU SABAN SYSTEM) and put to a vote to rank players of each senior class 2 times a year. ( We adjust the system when schemes are seen as popular or least popular) We have a member in each region of the state of Illinois and have reporters that help us too. We have network of coaches even though not on the panel that communicate with Coach Big Pete. Coach Big Pete also goes through character reports, and actual questions with that recruit wants to actual play football in college. The Panel is not allowed to talk to the Publisher from June till the end of November. Coaches have a chance to apply to become panel as we have a open application process.
AGAIN RANKINGS & STARS MEAN NOTHING TO COLLEGE COACHES
As We Found Out In Past Years- Recruiting Journalists that are responsible with rankings and stars- HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT
JUST SEARCH BLAKE CARRINGER
Coach Big Pete is not allowed to Vote or Rank but can mention Players
COACH BIG PETE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WEBSITE
WE SUPPORT ALL LINEMEN TRAINING SERVICES
WE WILL CALL TO TASK UNFAIR PREP JOURNALISM
WE SUPPORT ALL COLLEGES AND COACHES
WE PUT PEOPLE IN THEIR PLACE THAT TAKE MONEY FROM HARD WORKING FAMILIES
WE DO NOT SUPPORT ANY QB TRAINING SERVICE- DUE TO IMMATURE COACHES- TEACHING A QB THAT HE IS THE ONLY REASON FOR A TEAMS SUCCESS- NOT A GREAT WAY TO HELP A PLAYER
WE DO NOT TAKE BRIBES
WE DO NOT FAVOR CERTAIN COLLEGE TEAMS
WE SERVE THE KIDS FIRST
WE DO NOT SUPPORT RECRUITING SERVICES THAT ASK FOR MONEY
WE WILL NOT SUPPORT COACHES PUTTING INJURED PLAYERS BACK INTO A GAME
WE WILL NOT SUPPORT ABUSIVE COACHES
WE WILL NEVER PUBLISH INJURED ABOUT INJURED PLAYERS
WHO IS COACH BIG PETE?
Illinois High School Football Prep Blogger (PUBLISHER 6 AS OF Winter of 2016)
Publisher of Deep Dish Football and lover of everything and anything football.
Scout, Blogger off IHSA Football. Specialty helping College Coaches decide if a recruit/recruits parents are a risk to a program/school.
Former Defensive Line Coach
Former Founder Of WIMI Report- Wisconsin Iowa Minnesota Illinois Region Recruiting Blog
Now Founder of Deep Dish Football America LINK HERE
FROM COACH BIG PETE'S WEBSITE
Coach Big Pete
Hello my name is Peter Leinweber
34 Years Old
(Seems that People can call themselves Experts in anything in today's society when they never did anything that subject)
Football is a lifelong learning process there is no such thing as an expert
I HATE RECRUITING SERVICES
I HATE WHEN PEOPLE DONT UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF THE GAME
WARNING THIS WEBSITE IS FOR FUN
WARNING YES TROLLS THERE WILL BE TYPOS
Yes I speak with a Inland Northern American Accent- Sorry to you Dialect Professors
I currently reside in the Chicagoland area and use to coach football for Westmont high school. Former Prize winning Poet ( YES, IM NOT JOKING), Butcher, Janitor, former construction worker, security, researcher. PROUD OF IT
As requested by our fans, Coach Big Pete now has a website to for a watchlist of players, and spin a comedic tale on life.
Publisher for Illinois's Number 1 Prep Football Blog via Twitter, YouTube , Website, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr. Former Coach and now Writer for Deep Dish Football/W.I.M.I Report and not only that but I do media interviews and talk Football. I was named in the winter of 2016 Publisher 6 of Deep Dish Football. Visit High School Football Programs and Coaches and go over schemes and players. Also do interviews, radio , and television interviews for Deep Dish Football and am a freelance Writer. To all the people asking me I do interviews on radio , tv, podcasts, etc. DO NOT CHARGE
LOVE FOOTBALL AND THE HISTORY OF THE GAME
Named by Hudl.com
Top 100 2017 Key Player in Sports Tech
"MOVERS & SHAKERS"
Looking to do Radio, TV, Podcasts, ETC