hoosier, what team are you even talking about? someone mentioned stevens tech... but they are 24-2, which suggests, if that is the team, slowdown CANT be a magic bullet - or you'd have more than 2 losses from those 8 games. so is it SMU? seems like you've lost some games to some decent teams, with a not very good team, which doesnt seem suspicious to me. your leading scorer there is a SF in a FB offense with 72 ath, 51 spd, 55 lp, 38 per.... in d1... if thats the team you are complaining about, i think you need to support your claims a bit more, especially if you want to get a bit more respect in the answers you get from other coaches. which games did you lose that you should have won, and why do you blame slowdown in those cases? looks like your team there can easily lose to those teams you lost to, in my quick 30 second glancing at your team and those other teams. so i could be wrong, but im not even sure thats the team you are talking about... probably worth including some more details, because to be honest, its not clear if you are complaining because you feel you have some legitimate gripe, or just are whining because you lost - and without any supporting information - i can see why some coaches naturally assume its the latter. if you are talking about another of your teams, im confused, because your last 8 games have been fine.
i personally have my own issues with slowdown, plus i dont want to rush to judgement, but i do think you need to talk specifics if you have any interest in actually making a case for slowdown being broken/unbalanced here.