Steve Chard, Enid: “Guys' main concern is, how does it affect where I work? That's our jobs. Some people want it, some thing it's watering it down. It's definitely school-specific.
“I wish it was this fall. There's no doubt it changes the landscape tremendously for a school our size. We all know who's won the last 17 titles. This gives us a legitimate chance to win a title.”
Rocky Martin, Putnam City West: “Obviously, we feel it's good. It's gonna make the bottom 16 more competitive. It's good for us. Does it solve all the problems? No. I don't think there's an answer to fix every coach's concerns. But for us, it will help us while we work to build our program.”
Todd Wilson, Yukon: “I definitely think it has a chance to make our goal of winning a state championship tougher. If 13 of the 16 teams in Division I made the playoffs last year, there's going to be some good teams that don't get to experience the playoffs. It's hard for me to totally understand how that leveled the playing field.”
Justin Merideth, Edmond Memorial: “I probably would have leaned keeping things the way they were. I think there are going to be scheduling issues. I think there could be travel issues.
“It doesn't change my situation at all. I see the argument. I see the reasoning, but I also see a lot of potential negatives.”
Jeremy Dombek, Edmond North: “The only thing I would have liked to seen was a third option to keep it the same. I would have been curious to see how that would have turned out. I think that vote would have been really close.
“I think a lot of sports are going to want to know why they can't split their classes now.”