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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by blue_jays on Today at 12:03:37 pm »
Just watched the Wheaton vs. Elmhurst highlights on Wheaton's website, and Aston Francis never ceases to dazzle. He will take any shot from any place in any scenario, with the ability to make all of them. How many D3 players have a fade-away jumper of that caliber. He might be a volume shooter, but he is the best heat-check player I've seen in D3 in years. I know it's easy for CCIW followers to kind of take his scoring prowess for granted when you see it regularly, but he is my favorite player to watch nationally.
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by Toph on Today at 12:03:32 pm »
Kent State had a coach named Dean Pees. He had little success turning that team into a winner and he knew his stuff.  Kent let him go. Then the man volunteered to be an unpaid coach for Larry Kehres. Larry accepted. I dont care if Bill Belichek  coached KSU, there is no expectation of a winning season there amongst ANYBODY. Vince Kehres being interested in that job would be motivated by the paycheck only. And then he would get exactly what he deserved for going that route. Dean Pees is an   NFL coach now, he knew the game when he coached at KSU. It was a stepping stone to a better job when he took it. it still is.  Best to realize that when you throw your hat into that ring.

Bottomless wealth?  Tough consequences for sure.

I say again...how much do you guys think Kent State pays?  Their last coach got $1.9 million over the life of his contract.  That's a lot of money, I am not suggesting it isn't.  But that's hardly bottomless.  In fact...one could hit bottom pretty quickly.
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by SaintsFAN on Today at 12:01:47 pm »
Sorry if already mentioned, but I came across this article on the Kent State head coaching search (which has been a very strange one, btw). 

<<There has been some chatter about Mount Union head coach Vince Kehres being a candidate once his season is complete. The Purple Raiders will play for their 13th national championship against Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. At this time we’re told there has not been contact (which is surprising given the number of coaches who have been contacted) but we also hear that Kehres would listen if contacted after the season.>>

Full article on the search here

http://footballscoop.com/news/update-kent-state/

Beat you by one minute. 😉

Yikes the fact it said “he would listen” is a bit worrying to me.

This comes from a JCU grad who has an older brother that graduated from Mount, has been to the Stagg Bowl to watch Mount Union probably 8 or more times, and has nothing but respect for the Mount program and the Kehres family. 

As a Kent State fan (yes, really), I don't know that I want Vince Kehres.  I'm sure I'll get crushed for this, but I would've rather had Matt Campbell or Jason Candle when they were coaching names coming from Mount Union (Toledo got them both).

Here's my logic.  Vince learned from maybe the greatest college football coach of all time, I grant you that.  He also walked into a program that was already competing for a national title every year and can recruit guys just by showing them a jersey and saying "This is the number you'll wear when we win a national championship."  But how many wins does he have when he isn't better at every position or almost every position on the field?  And how many losses does he have when the teams are close to evenly matched?  Kent State is Wilmington, if you want to make an OAC reference.  One guy (Darrell Hazel) has had success there in the last 35 years.  It's a huge challenge. 

After JCU beat Mount last year a Mount fan texted me:  Tom Arth has always been a better in game coach than Vince.  Now he's got the players to match.

I'm glad that Vince is the coach at Mount, but I agree with Toph on this one.   Larry proved numerous times that he could beat you with lesser talent.  Vince hasn't done that yet and is still learning how to be a HC.   Just last week he showed his inexperience by chasing 2 point conversions way too early in the game.

And the clock management part in the Final 2 minutes of the 1st half.
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by wally_wabash on Today at 11:53:02 am »
Kent State had a coach named Dean Pees. He had little success turning that team into a winner and he knew his stuff.  Kent let him go. Then the man volunteered to be an unpaid coach for Larry Kehres. Larry accepted. I dont care if Bill Belichek  coached KSU, there is no expectation of a winning season there amongst ANYBODY. Vince Kehres being interested in that job would be motivated by the paycheck only. And then he would get exactly what he deserved for going that route. Dean Pees is an   NFL coach now, he knew the game when he coached at KSU. It was a stepping stone to a better job when he took it. it still is.  Best to realize that when you throw your hat into that ring.

Bottomless wealth?  Tough consequences for sure.   
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General football / Re: Around the Nation board
« Last post by justafan12 on Today at 11:51:18 am »
I am very familiar with the D3 process in most sports except football.  My daughters both attended a D3 school without football so I am unsure of how their spring operates.  Do they have a week or two in the spring to practice with pads, etc.  Or are they not allowed contact in the spring? 

Can someone help me with some info on this?

PS I have a son transferring to play football at a D3 this spring so that is why I am wondering.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by section13raiderfan on Today at 11:50:16 am »
Kent State had a coach named Dean Pees. He had little success turning that team into a winner and he knew his stuff.  Kent let him go. Then the man volunteered to be an unpaid coach for Larry Kehres. Larry accepted. I dont care if Bill Belichek  coached KSU, there is no expectation of a winning season there amongst ANYBODY. Vince Kehres being interested in that job would be motivated by the paycheck only. And then he would get exactly what he deserved for going that route. Dean Pees is an   NFL coach now, he knew the game when he coached at KSU. It was a stepping stone to a better job when he took it. it still is.  Best to realize that when you throw your hat into that ring.
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Congratulations Brett Kasper for a well-deserved award.
Congrats also to the runner up, Nick Holcomb from UWL.

The WIAC is fortunate to have you both.
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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by wesleydad on Today at 11:43:18 am »
Travel Day!
May all be safe and healthy to enjoy a much anticipated Friday.

Travel day is tomorrow for me.   :)  Very much looking forward to my first Stagg Bowl and this game in particular.  It's a fascinating matchup and I can't wait to see it tomorrow night.

Wally, we need to meet.  I am sure I will be the only one wearing a Wesley Football sweatshirt and I will be hanging around with some Mount and UMHB folks.  Hope to see you there.
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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by RogK on Today at 11:42:21 am »
Prodded into a prediction, I'll say Wheaton wins the conference tournament, the primary factor being the dynamic 6'2" trio of Devin Kyler, Hannah Frazier and Jill Berg. I think their overall team cohesiveness will improve substantially.
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by HScoach on Today at 11:41:54 am »
Sorry if already mentioned, but I came across this article on the Kent State head coaching search (which has been a very strange one, btw). 

<<There has been some chatter about Mount Union head coach Vince Kehres being a candidate once his season is complete. The Purple Raiders will play for their 13th national championship against Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. At this time we’re told there has not been contact (which is surprising given the number of coaches who have been contacted) but we also hear that Kehres would listen if contacted after the season.>>

Full article on the search here

http://footballscoop.com/news/update-kent-state/

Beat you by one minute. 😉

Yikes the fact it said “he would listen” is a bit worrying to me.

This comes from a JCU grad who has an older brother that graduated from Mount, has been to the Stagg Bowl to watch Mount Union probably 8 or more times, and has nothing but respect for the Mount program and the Kehres family. 

As a Kent State fan (yes, really), I don't know that I want Vince Kehres.  I'm sure I'll get crushed for this, but I would've rather had Matt Campbell or Jason Candle when they were coaching names coming from Mount Union (Toledo got them both).

Here's my logic.  Vince learned from maybe the greatest college football coach of all time, I grant you that.  He also walked into a program that was already competing for a national title every year and can recruit guys just by showing them a jersey and saying "This is the number you'll wear when we win a national championship."  But how many wins does he have when he isn't better at every position or almost every position on the field?  And how many losses does he have when the teams are close to evenly matched?  Kent State is Wilmington, if you want to make an OAC reference.  One guy (Darrell Hazel) has had success there in the last 35 years.  It's a huge challenge. 

After JCU beat Mount last year a Mount fan texted me:  Tom Arth has always been a better in game coach than Vince.  Now he's got the players to match.

I'm glad that Vince is the coach at Mount, but I agree with Toph on this one.   Larry proved numerous times that he could beat you with lesser talent.  Vince hasn't done that yet and is still learning how to be a HC.   Just last week he showed his inexperience by chasing 2 point conversions way too early in the game.   
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