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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #780 on: April 20, 2017, 09:07:23 pm »
Probably like Maryville--glorified practice/2 hand touch junior visit day. Pretty much an open spring practice with game jerseys on.
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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #781 on: April 21, 2017, 12:08:59 am »
No, I believe Centre is playing an overseas game this summer which means they get 10 padded practices as preparation and can play a spring game as one of those.
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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #782 on: June 14, 2017, 01:38:36 pm »
Decided I'm going to spam every conference board with my preseason (non-returning-starter-adjusted) projections.

Team   Rating   Overall   Conference
Centre      0.8395   8.6-1.4   6.6-1.4
Hendrix      0.7671   6.7-2.3   6.0-2.0
Berry      0.6723   6.7-3.3   5.4-2.6
Trinity      0.5404   4.8-5.2   4.3-3.7
Rhodes      0.5191   5.0-5.0   4.1-3.9
Millsaps   0.4602   4.2-4.8   3.7-4.3
BSC      0.2872   3.0-7.0   2.4-5.6
Austin      0.2678   2.3-5.7   2.3-5.7
Sewanee   0.1582   1.8-8.2   1.2-6.8

Hendrix had one of the best offenses in the country last season, but are losing probably the two biggest reasons for that, so I think Centre should be considered a relatively large favorite (~40% chance of getting the Pool A bid). Berry definitely plays a tougher non-conference schedule than Centre, so maybe that helps, but I did a study last year that showed that the relative strength of a team's non-conference slate had no bearing on whether they improved or regressed throughout the remainder of the season, so probably not.
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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #783 on: June 22, 2017, 02:11:48 pm »
Hey, y'all. I'm the newest youngster to the board. I recently graduated this spring after playing in the SAA for four years. Looking forward to watching what happens in a somewhat wide open conference race this year!

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #784 on: June 22, 2017, 02:25:52 pm »
Welcome. This isn't the most active board. Hopefully it will pick up. The SAA schools are some of my favorite DIII institutions. I've been to all of the football playing schools except Berry, Hendrix and now Trinity. Might get to Berry one of these days.

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #785 on: June 22, 2017, 03:03:25 pm »
Welcome. This isn't the most active board. Hopefully it will pick up. The SAA schools are some of my favorite DIII institutions. I've been to all of the football playing schools except Berry, Hendrix and now Trinity. Might get to Berry one of these days.

This needs to be a trip you make pretty soon.  Very nice. Just hide your beverages and cigars in the tailgate area.

albatross, welcome. You'll notice the USA South board has become a graveyard recently. ODAC/SAA/USAC have quite a few OOC games so there's always a discussion open.

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #786 on: June 22, 2017, 04:47:18 pm »
Hey, y'all. I'm the newest youngster to the board. I recently graduated this spring after playing in the SAA for four years. Looking forward to watching what happens in a somewhat wide open conference race this year!
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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #787 on: June 22, 2017, 09:07:25 pm »
Welcome. This isn't the most active board. Hopefully it will pick up. The SAA schools are some of my favorite DIII institutions. I've been to all of the football playing schools except Berry, Hendrix and now Trinity. Might get to Berry one of these days.

This needs to be a trip you make pretty soon.  Very nice. Just hide your beverages and cigars in the tailgate area.

albatross, welcome. You'll notice the USA South board has become a graveyard recently. ODAC/SAA/USAC have quite a few OOC games so there's always a discussion open.

Where did you play?

I played at Hendrix. Part of the inaugural team, actually!

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #788 on: June 23, 2017, 08:22:24 am »
Hey, y'all. I'm the newest youngster to the board. I recently graduated this spring after playing in the SAA for four years. Looking forward to watching what happens in a somewhat wide open conference race this year!

Welcome!  Great to see a new face around here.
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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #789 on: June 23, 2017, 11:55:25 am »
Hey, y'all. I'm the newest youngster to the board. I recently graduated this spring after playing in the SAA for four years. Looking forward to watching what happens in a somewhat wide open conference race this year!

Welcome!  Great to see a new face around here.

Ditto - welcome albatross.   Y'all did some good work at Hendrix the last four years.

With the two SCAC schools joining there may be a little more banter this year - even if it's only RooCru and myself.  ;)  Oh, plus Ralph Turner, a fan of all things D3 in Texas. 

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #790 on: June 23, 2017, 04:00:05 pm »
Hey, y'all. I'm the newest youngster to the board. I recently graduated this spring after playing in the SAA for four years. Looking forward to watching what happens in a somewhat wide open conference race this year!

Welcome!  Great to see a new face around here.

Ditto - welcome albatross.   Y'all did some good work at Hendrix the last four years.

With the two SCAC schools joining there may be a little more banter this year - even if it's only RooCru and myself.  ;)  Oh, plus Ralph Turner, a fan of all things D3 in Texas.

Thanks. It was a fun ride. I'm a native Texan too and have buddies/coaches that have played for most of the D3 schools in Texas. Really interested to see how the two SCAC schools will mesh with the SAA.

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #791 on: June 24, 2017, 01:38:48 am »
Hey, y'all. I'm the newest youngster to the board. I recently graduated this spring after playing in the SAA for four years. Looking forward to watching what happens in a somewhat wide open conference race this year!

Welcome!  Great to see a new face around here.

Ditto - welcome albatross.   Y'all did some good work at Hendrix the last four years.

With the two SCAC schools joining there may be a little more banter this year - even if it's only RooCru and myself.  ;)  Oh, plus Ralph Turner, a fan of all things D3 in Texas.

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #792 on: June 27, 2017, 04:17:33 pm »
Thanks. It was a fun ride. I'm a native Texan too and have buddies/coaches that have played for most of the D3 schools in Texas. Really interested to see how the two SCAC schools will mesh with the SAA.

It was just before your time, but the SAA schools (except for Berry) all used to be part of the SCAC.  They should fit right back in.   

It will be good to renew some of the old rivalries and make new ones.   

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #793 on: June 28, 2017, 10:42:07 am »
I'm glad to see Trinity and Austin join the SAA for football as I've thought the SAA was a bit bland without them.

I'm thinking that the Trinity/Berry match-up may turn into an interesting rivalry.   The attitude in Rome (the Georgia version, that is) is a lot like what it was like in San Antonio when Trinity was on top of the table in the old SCAC.

No real expectations for success this year for our kids on the Mountain.   Not certain how things will go for our new coach given what he has to work with from the prior regime.    Hope does spring eternal, tho'... everybody's undefeated at this point in the season! :-)

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Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #794 on: June 28, 2017, 04:31:22 pm »
I'm glad to see Trinity and Austin join the SAA for football as I've thought the SAA was a bit bland without them.

I'm thinking that the Trinity/Berry match-up may turn into an interesting rivalry.   The attitude in Rome (the Georgia version, that is) is a lot like what it was like in San Antonio when Trinity was on top of the table in the old SCAC.

No real expectations for success this year for our kids on the Mountain.   Not certain how things will go for our new coach given what he has to work with from the prior regime.    Hope does spring eternal, tho'... everybody's undefeated at this point in the season! :-)

Interestingly enough, Hendrix-Austin College has become a bit of a rivalry game already. Split the series 2-2 over the past four years, there are a lot of Texas kids on the HDX roster, and many coaches for Hendrix played or coached at AC at some point.