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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4305 on: October 16, 2017, 10:24:22 am »
Scafe to retire, Stellman named Head Coach and Norwell is Associate HC. 

Great move for Saints. 

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4306 on: October 16, 2017, 12:49:01 pm »
Heard rumblings about this happening, so I'm not surprised.

Best wishes to Coach Scafe and the Saints, wherever they're heading....(that's still a great unknown).
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4307 on: October 16, 2017, 02:04:03 pm »
Heard rumblings about this happening, so I'm not surprised.

Best wishes to Coach Scafe and the Saints, wherever they're heading....(that's still a great unknown).

I think you know which route they are taking if nothing has been announced, yet...
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4308 on: October 16, 2017, 02:15:16 pm »
Scafe to retire, Stellman named Head Coach and Norwell is Associate HC. 

Great move for Saints. 

http://tmcsaints.com/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/20171015x3bqby

Almost wonder if this was always the plan, but Stellman was just considered a little too green when Hilvert left in 2015, so the plan was always to have Scafe as a bridge for two years while Stellman served as HC-in-waiting?

In any case, good luck to the Saints moving forward.


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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4309 on: October 17, 2017, 12:40:29 am »
Even Clevelandís newspaper, the Plain Dealer, covered Scafeís upcoming retirement:

http://www.cleveland.com/ohio-sports-blog/index.ssf/2017/10/regis_scafe_will_retire_as_thomas_more.html

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4310 on: October 21, 2017, 05:01:57 pm »
W&J 34 Westminster 33 (OT).

W&J came from behind.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4311 on: October 21, 2017, 05:38:22 pm »
And the homecoming crowd went wild, I assume since I am in Seattle with grandkids (and their parents). West. started hot, Prez did not. Stats were as close as the score. Zubic had one catch for 14 yards. Fortunately there are plenty of other capable receivers to pick up the slack and double covering Zubic has a downside. Freshman back EJ Thompson has emerged to be a force the last few weeks. Rowse did not finish. Hope heís not hurt.

Westminister scored in OT and went for two and the win. Pass was incomplete. Good call?

Presidents control their destiny with three games against teams with losing records while CMU, CWRU and Westminster all have tough games left.

Westminister is and will be a force to be reckoned with.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4312 on: October 21, 2017, 06:49:55 pm »
Jeff,

Fitting that today was the 30th reunion of the 1987 W&J team that LIVED this way week after week....WOW.

That was NUTS.
W&J trailed 14-0, 21-7 in first half, 21-13 at the break.
Scored to open third, went for 2 and failed.
Titans held to field goals the rest of the way and W&J drives 83 yards and scores, Thompson pounds in for 2.
Presidents miss short field goal late that would have won it.
Adams throws 12-yard TD to Hearst, Josh Hnat (senior) kicks his first PAT.
Titans convert fourth & 5, then fourth & 1, and score.  Pretty quick decision to go for two.
Play was a designed roll right throwback left but TE was covered.
Columbo kept dropping (pressured) and rolling right, threw from about the 18 yard line while rolling and Zach Walker knocked it down.

W&J:  at St. Vincent, at Geneva, Waynesburg
West:  CMU, @ CaseWestern, Geneva
CWRU: at Geneva (tonight), Wash U, Westminster, at CMU
CMU:  at Thiel (tonight), at Westminster, off, CaseWestern
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4313 on: October 21, 2017, 07:13:10 pm »
Bob, do you know  why Alex Rowse left the game?

Jeff
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4314 on: October 21, 2017, 07:42:40 pm »
In OT, scrambled left and heading for boundary.
Got chipped low right at the line (clean) and came down awkwardly.
Came back onto field, dropped down to knee and had to come out (walked off without limp under own power).
Didn't return.

No word post-game on what/how serious.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4315 on: October 21, 2017, 10:06:31 pm »
Thanks, Bob.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4316 on: October 21, 2017, 10:52:33 pm »
Can someone clarify the statement below from the TMC President in the piece on Regis Scafe:

"When Athletic Director Terry Connor hired Coach Scafe we had two goals, we wanted Regis to give us at least three years to hone the two coaches we had on staff who we thought can be the future of Saints Football and maintain our excellence as the winningest program in Division III," explained President David A. Armstrong, J.D.

Curious statement since they are not in fact the winningest program in DIII. In terms of wins it is Mount Union, and winning percentage is Mary Hardin Baylor.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4317 on: October 21, 2017, 10:59:06 pm »
W&J:  at St. Vincent, at Geneva, Waynesburg
West:  CMU, @ CaseWestern, Geneva
CWRU: at Geneva (tonight), Wash U, Westminster, at CMU
CMU:  at Thiel (tonight), at Westminster, off, CaseWestern

Watched some of the CMU-Thiel game tonight on the "second screen" (laptop) with PSU-Michigan on the TV.  Tartans took a little while to get going but exploded for 28 in the second quarter en route to a 42-10 win.  Benger ran for 204 yards.  Thiel RB did put forth a big effort in the loss.  He was impressive.

W&J cleared the last major hurdle today vs. Westminster, and it certainly appears that the coast is now clear for the Presidents to take the league title and the playoff berth.  As discussed elsewhere, it is likely that W&J wins the tiebreaker in the event of a "2 undefeated terams" scenario with CWRU.

CWRU is 7-0 and finally about to be tested a little bit.  Even WashU is a deceptively good 2-5 team; the five losses were competitive outings against 7-1 CMU, 4-3-but-we-all-know-who-they-are UW-Whitewater, 7-0 likely IIAC champion Wartburg, 6-1 possible CCIW champion North Central, and 5-2 ODAC contender Washington & Lee.  If CWRU gets through WashU, then they'll have the big league games with Westminster and CMU.

CMU has a nice 7-1 record on the scorecard with a pair of great games remaining against 5-2 Westminster and 7-0 CWRU.  W&J's win over Westminster likely means that a share of the conference title is out of the question, but they still have a shot to play their way into the Pool C conversation.  Of course, CWRU and Westminster will have something to say about that.

Westminster is clearly an excellent team at 5-2 with extremely close, heartbreaking losses to Wittenberg and W&J.  They'll be very dangerous to both CWRU and CMU in the next few weeks.

Everybody's "ideal" scenario from here out for the rosiest playoff prospects:

W&J wants to go unbeaten, win the league title, and see Westminster and CMU both beat Case.  Not because they need the help to win the league outright - they do not - but because they've beaten Westminster and CMU, wins for both of them vs. Case would make W&J's SoS number as strong as possible.  I think they would also want CMU to beat Westminster, only because that would put CMU at 9-1 and likely guarantee they would appear in the regional rankings, giving W&J another chip to play in the seeding debates (SoS numbers and "results against regionally ranked opponents" are the key chips to have in your pocket).  Westminster, fine team though they are, will have a difficult time appearing in the regional rankings at 8-2.

CWRU wants to go unbeaten and (well, they want W&J to lose, but that isn't going to happen)...in any case, they're probably in at 10-0 through Pool C no matter what, because it's difficult to see the committee leaving an undefeated team out of the playoffs in the current system (yes, it used to happen 15-20 years ago; things are much different today than they were back then).

CMU wants to finish 9-1 and probably wants CWRU to beat Westminster.  In this hypothetical, they would have wins over both teams, but for their Pool C resume they would want/need a regionally ranked win and "9-1 Case" has a far better chance of being ranked than "7-3 Westminster" would.  We've seen over the past few years that 9-1 teams with middling SoS numbers and 0-1 records vs. RRO's are not always treated kindly by Pool C; throw in a regionally-ranked win and that picture looks better.  One would also have to assume that 9-1 CMU would be ranked ahead of 9-1 CWRU thanks to the h2h result.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4318 on: October 21, 2017, 11:55:02 pm »
Can someone clarify the statement below from the TMC President in the piece on Regis Scafe:

"When Athletic Director Terry Connor hired Coach Scafe we had two goals, we wanted Regis to give us at least three years to hone the two coaches we had on staff who we thought can be the future of Saints Football and maintain our excellence as the winningest program in Division III," explained President David A. Armstrong, J.D.

Curious statement since they are not in fact the winningest program in DIII. In terms of wins it is Mount Union, and winning percentage is Mary Hardin Baylor.

By percentage.  He forgot the last part.

MHB just passed them but they still use it.

EDIT:  thereís a qualifier in number of games in order to be on that list
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4319 on: October 23, 2017, 10:07:09 pm »
Interesting that TMC President Armstrong and not AD Conner was the person to announce all this.
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