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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:28:16 am »
He was the head coach at Mansfield when Mike played there.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:22:14 am »
I think you go to the place where you get out of school with the least debt depending on what degree you want. It's crazy what college costs these days.

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I know everyone will resonate to more recent success, but for anyone who was around, this list cannot start without these teams from the earlier(<2005) years:

Rowan 1999, 2001 and 2005
Widener 2000 and 2001
RPI 2003
Brockport 2002
Del Valley 2005

I'm sure I left one or 2 out, but these ones are memorable. Ranking these alone, i'd put them:

1 - Rowan 1999
2 - Widener 2000
3 - Brockport 2002
4 - Rowan 2001
5 - Widener 2001
6 - RPI 2003
7 - Rowan 2005
8 -  Del Valley 2005

I would put the '01 Rowan up higher, they may have been the best team in D-III that year, but for the longest second ever at Bridgewater during the semifinals.

I definitely hear you. Those 2 years for Widener were sick and the '02 Brockport team was one of those 'special' teams, probably the way 2017 will be looked at if they aren't as good this year.  I think those Widener teams get lost in the shuffle sometimes because they weren't considered 'East' back then, but they were awesome. But those Rowan teams through 2002 were so good every year. Athletically they were probably most dominant teams in the country for that stretch, but one of the most undisciplined teams to boot. Those teams could have and should have won 5-6 National titles from like 1993 through 2002 instead of losing 5 or whatever. The '99 team was pretty much just a D1 transfer team, so big, so fast. But, I suppose I can adjust... :-)

1 - Rowan 1999
2 - Rowan 2001
3 - Widener 2000
4 - Brockport 2002
5 - Widener 2001
6 - RPI 2003
7 - Rowan 2005
8 -  Del Valley 2005

The '02 Brockport team had an incredible defensive unit. I didn't see the Widener teams or RPI. It would have been interesting to see how the '05 Wesley team fared against Del Val and Rowan teams. The Wolverines were crushed by Brockport and then UWW in the semifinals, but did beat a UMHB team in Belton that had been to the Stagg Bowl the previous year.

Was Widener in the East back then?  I feel like they may have been in the South...I could be(probably am) wrong annnd I know its semantics...

I also feel like maybe a (Ali Marpet) Hobart team should be in here somewhere...

I was only using 1999-2005 teams since they can be forgotten. That said, I think the teams back then across the board were better than they are now. Everyone was just bigger and faster. Maybe dumber too, but definitely bigger and faster.

As far as Widener's region, I guess we'd need someone to define the ground rules because it's correct that Widener, Wesley, Delaware Valley etc were all 'South' before a few years ago.

Maybe bigger, I don't necessarily think faster. Football has changed a lot since then. It's really hard to compare eras. There is more of an emphasis on getting players in space and spreading the field horizontally now. I think the coaches are better at teaching it now too. More players have specialized roles, defenses rotate a lot players in and out especially along the defensive line.

I sometimes wonder how the teams at Wesley in the mid-90's when I was on the coaching staff would match-up with more recent editions. There were some great players there then too. For most of that time, it was harder to get into the playoffs with only 16 invites. A lot of good teams stayed home. Just rambling now.... :)

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I know everyone will resonate to more recent success, but for anyone who was around, this list cannot start without these teams from the earlier(<2005) years:

Rowan 1999, 2001 and 2005
Widener 2000 and 2001
RPI 2003
Brockport 2002
Del Valley 2005

I'm sure I left one or 2 out, but these ones are memorable. Ranking these alone, i'd put them:

1 - Rowan 1999
2 - Widener 2000
3 - Brockport 2002
4 - Rowan 2001
5 - Widener 2001
6 - RPI 2003
7 - Rowan 2005
8 -  Del Valley 2005

I would put the '01 Rowan up higher, they may have been the best team in D-III that year, but for the longest second ever at Bridgewater during the semifinals.

I definitely hear you. Those 2 years for Widener were sick and the '02 Brockport team was one of those 'special' teams, probably the way 2017 will be looked at if they aren't as good this year.  I think those Widener teams get lost in the shuffle sometimes because they weren't considered 'East' back then, but they were awesome. But those Rowan teams through 2002 were so good every year. Athletically they were probably most dominant teams in the country for that stretch, but one of the most undisciplined teams to boot. Those teams could have and should have won 5-6 National titles from like 1993 through 2002 instead of losing 5 or whatever. The '99 team was pretty much just a D1 transfer team, so big, so fast. But, I suppose I can adjust... :-)

1 - Rowan 1999
2 - Rowan 2001
3 - Widener 2000
4 - Brockport 2002
5 - Widener 2001
6 - RPI 2003
7 - Rowan 2005
8 -  Del Valley 2005

The '02 Brockport team had an incredible defensive unit. I didn't see the Widener teams or RPI. It would have been interesting to see how the '05 Wesley team fared against Del Val and Rowan teams. The Wolverines were crushed by Brockport and then UWW in the semifinals, but did beat a UMHB team in Belton that had been to the Stagg Bowl the previous year.

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@d3jason

I agree with you on the 2001 Rowan team. The semifinal with Bridgewater had a strange final minute to end the game. That'll be talked about in Glassboro for a long time. Instead, BC had to play Mount Union in the Stagg instead of Rowan. Close game, 30-27, won by the Raiders. If Rowan had played, who knows the outcome.
Hope you don't mind an old Mount guy jumping in on your board. Just wanted to agree with you. I'm sure that made your day.
Good luck to all your teams in the fall. There are some really good teams in the East. Hopefully they'll get the recognition they deserve. ☠🏈

I coached against both versions. The '01 team just seemed so much more explosive on offense. It was the first time they went to the spread and Scott Lipford was a handful at receiver. The '99 team was probably better defensively and they did beat Mount.


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I know everyone will resonate to more recent success, but for anyone who was around, this list cannot start without these teams from the earlier(<2005) years:

Rowan 1999, 2001 and 2005
Widener 2000 and 2001
RPI 2003
Brockport 2002
Del Valley 2005

I'm sure I left one or 2 out, but these ones are memorable. Ranking these alone, i'd put them:

1 - Rowan 1999
2 - Widener 2000
3 - Brockport 2002
4 - Rowan 2001
5 - Widener 2001
6 - RPI 2003
7 - Rowan 2005
8 -  Del Valley 2005

I would put the '01 Rowan up higher, they may have been the best team in D-III that year, but for the longest second ever at Bridgewater during the semifinals.

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:01:48 pm »
Cru self reports

http://cruathletics.com/news/2018/4/16/general-umhb-self-reports-ncaa-rule-violations.aspx

Coach Fred suspended w/o pay and three games.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:04:01 am »
Even if you get rolled, I recommend the trip to UMHB for the BBQ alone.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:57:53 am »
Dropping this story into a few spots where perhaps Keystone might eventually find conference affiliation:
http://www.d3football.com/notables/2018/01/keystone-adds-football-brings-total-to-252

I am not going to mention the name of the poster, who on several different occasions, has posted about a few PA schools adding football over the next 3-5 years (he is an astute poster though........and might even know a bit more, but can not post at this time as his sources would read it.........and cut him off :) )

Having nothing to do with potential DeSales/Arcadia/Messiah decisions over the next 12-18 months, I could potentially see the following:

MAC EAST:
DelVal, FDU, King's, Wilkes, Misericordia, Keystone

MAC WEST:
Lycoming, LebVal, Albright, Alvernia, Widener, Stevenson

- 5 games within MAC division
- 2 rotating MAC crossover games
- 2 out-of-conference games
- Championship game between top teams in each division / crossover games between the other five teams within each division (without playing an opponent a second time)

I so wish that I could tell you all what I've been told on the hush hush. Believe me when I tell you that there is more to come..................and the conference shuffle might also rear it's ugly head before any of this plays out!

The West is looking (traditionally)a bit more, uh, "competitive" than the East.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:13:21 pm »
They always do. 😜

Glad to hear Morrison practiced. I do favor Brockport in this one, but DVU average yards per play was essentially equal in that game.

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East Region football / Re: East Region Fan Poll
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:08:50 pm »
IMO Wesley beats them both on the road too.

And they beat Frostburg.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:37:53 pm »
Tough to say, but Morrison looked done last week. I expect to see a lot of Brown at running back

Morrison's backup Hollister did very little against the Wesley defense. Plus, he is also only about 5-foot-6, 160 pounds. He took several big hits from the Wesley defense. Brown didn't get much in the run game either other than at the goal line in their earthquake formation.

I would think that the Delaware Valley D will focus more on containing Germanerio and the pass game. They were effective with this against Wesley in the opener. Lee ran for 150-plus but they gave up very few big plays in the pass game and were able to create turnovers.

Germanerio will have to be as sharp as he was last week. The DVU back-seven is very experienced.

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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:12:24 pm »
So much more fun hanging here than the OAC board ... can understand why MUC57 is here.

Except for some of the worst fog I've ever had to drive thru, and the weirdly racist person who accosted me in the McDonald's there, Frostburg is a really cool place to visit.  So what is it that the Road Warriors have this year that should give Mount pause?  Cox is good, but can spray a little.  Good rushing D.    But didn't just beat Witt and W&J but did so convincingly.  Something magical there.  So what is going on?

Looking for a good game this weekend.  Travel safe.

Mom, nothing they do stands out as killer, but they do most things well and do not quit.  Wesley went up 21-10 and was inside the 10 before a fumble at the 3.  Next play Frostburg breaks 80+ yard run, score quickly.  Shut down Wesley and end up in OT.  I think they benefited from who they played and think that if Wesley was where they are Wesley would be headed to Alliance this week also.  I don't think they can beat Mount, but I want to see how the handle the experience.  I hope they put up a good battle because I think the top 4 teams in the East this year were pretty good.  Maybe not winning the whole thing, but all fit in the next level.  Enjoy the game, hopefully it will be a good one.

Slight correction

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East Region football / Re: East Region Fan Poll
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:10:47 pm »
No need for a final pole. Here ya go.

1   Brockport St
2   Delaware Valley
3   Frostburg St
4   Wesley
5   RPI
6   Ithaca
7   Salisbury
8   Husson
9   Alfred
10  Springfield

33 Plymouth St.

Interesting prediction.

Frostburg could jump above both Delaware Valley/Brockport or fall below Wesley because they had an easier draw in the first two rounds and Wesley beat them.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:08:09 am »
Looking at the Wesley vs DV game box score DV had no business winning that game. Obviously turnovers killed Wesley because first downs were 24-12 in favor of Wesley. Total yardage was also heavily in favor of Wesley. Looks like the weather will be sunny and 50 so no weather factors.I just don't see DV putting up enough points to win this thing.

Wesley also had the QB that started for them all last year playing in that game.  He got a bad injury early this season.

He played most that game with internal bleeding from a lacerated spleen.

The turnovers were key, but I don't think that short changes the Aggies victory. If you compare yards per play by the offenses, they are essentially equal.

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