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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19275 on: December 06, 2017, 12:25:31 pm »
It's gonna be an UMHB ass kicking.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19276 on: December 06, 2017, 12:41:27 pm »
UMHB had better be ready to play on Saturday and the offense must be better than it was against St. Thomas. Brockport is going to come to play and has nothing at all to lose. I expect Brockport to throw everything it has, and then some, at The CRU. UMHB must be ready to weather the storm and respond in championship fashion.   

Just an FYI and a FWIW: In 2004, UMHB was ranked #8 at the end of the regular season. The CRU went on a tear in the playoffs and eventually beat #1 Mount Union, at Alliance, in the Semifinals to secure a spot in UMHB's first Stagg Bowl. This year, Brockport ended the regular season ranked #10. The Golden Eagles have been rolling in the playoffs and will face #1 UMHB on the road in Belton. UMHB burst onto the D3 national scene with an upset of might Mount in 2004. Upsets happen and The CRU needs to bring its A+ game to ensure that doesn't happen on Saturday.
 
I agree, Kelly.

If I were the Brockport Coach, I would approach this game with wild abandon. Keep the players loose! Brockport has nothing to lose. I gauge the talk from the east boards, and from the Wesley fans whom I respect, that Brockport has enough talent at some key positions to hit UMHB as Wesley has done in the past.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19277 on: December 06, 2017, 12:57:30 pm »
UMHB had better be ready to play on Saturday and the offense must be better than it was against St. Thomas. Brockport is going to come to play and has nothing at all to lose. I expect Brockport to throw everything it has, and then some, at The CRU. UMHB must be ready to weather the storm and respond in championship fashion.   

Just an FYI and a FWIW: In 2004, UMHB was ranked #8 at the end of the regular season. The CRU went on a tear in the playoffs and eventually beat #1 Mount Union, at Alliance, in the Semifinals to secure a spot in UMHB's first Stagg Bowl. This year, Brockport ended the regular season ranked #10. The Golden Eagles have been rolling in the playoffs and will face #1 UMHB on the road in Belton. UMHB burst onto the D3 national scene with an upset of mighty Mount in 2004. Upsets happen and The CRU needs to bring its A+ game to ensure that doesn't happen on Saturday.

 

I'll be more than shocked if Brockport is within 3 TD's of MHB.   Yes, they've won 3 playoff games but it's hardly been a murderous path.   The jump in competition from the average East Region playoff team to playing the very top of D3 is staggering.   Especially for a team that's new on the scene.   There's 3 teams left that are capable of winning a title and Brockport isn't one of them.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19278 on: December 06, 2017, 01:04:03 pm »
UMHB had better be ready to play on Saturday and the offense must be better than it was against St. Thomas. Brockport is going to come to play and has nothing at all to lose. I expect Brockport to throw everything it has, and then some, at The CRU. UMHB must be ready to weather the storm and respond in championship fashion.   

Just an FYI and a FWIW: In 2004, UMHB was ranked #8 at the end of the regular season. The CRU went on a tear in the playoffs and eventually beat #1 Mount Union, at Alliance, in the Semifinals to secure a spot in UMHB's first Stagg Bowl. This year, Brockport ended the regular season ranked #10. The Golden Eagles have been rolling in the playoffs and will face #1 UMHB on the road in Belton. UMHB burst onto the D3 national scene with an upset of might Mount in 2004. Upsets happen and The CRU needs to bring its A+ game to ensure that doesn't happen on Saturday.
 
I agree, Kelly.

If I were the Brockport Coach, I would approach this game with wild abandon. Keep the players loose! Brockport has nothing to lose. I gauge the talk from the east boards, and from the Wesley fans whom I respect, that Brockport has enough talent at some key positions to hit UMHB as Wesley has done in the past.

I am just not seeing it. UMHB's speed is going to overwhelm Brockport. I think Wesley fans need to keep their past success in context. They were playing an independent schedule that included upstart D1 programs, UMHB and Mt. Union in the playoffs. They got to see what championship speed looks like two or three times a year. Brockport doesn't have that advantage.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19279 on: December 06, 2017, 01:26:06 pm »
Good post. Try recruiting in California with tough admissions, a 60K yearly price tag, and 60+ junior college football programs.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19280 on: December 06, 2017, 03:00:59 pm »
Good post. Try recruiting in California with tough admissions, a 60K yearly price tag, and 60+ junior college football programs.
Today I learned there are 68 California junior college football programs.  The rest of the county only has 65 junior college football programs.  The California schools don't play in the junior college "national championship" that Last Chance U competes in.

Wow I had no idea the junior college scene was that small, at least outside of California, would be interested to see a match-up between the two champions. I have always been a little surprised that there weren't more from the state of Texas.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19281 on: December 06, 2017, 03:16:17 pm »
Hi y'all. LOOOONNGGG time lurker here finally got an account.

I think one thing these Wesley fans need to keep in mind when talking about their past success is that UMHB is bringing in a higher caliber of player than they used to in my opinion. There has been a noticeable jump since the Cruthedral was built.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19282 on: December 06, 2017, 05:48:38 pm »
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19283 on: December 07, 2017, 08:33:22 am »
Hi y'all. LOOOONNGGG time lurker here finally got an account.

I think one thing these Wesley fans need to keep in mind when talking about their past success is that UMHB is bringing in a higher caliber of player than they used to in my opinion. There has been a noticeable jump since the Cruthedral was built.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19284 on: December 07, 2017, 09:55:23 am »
Hi y'all. LOOOONNGGG time lurker here finally got an account.

I think one thing these Wesley fans need to keep in mind when talking about their past success is that UMHB is bringing in a higher caliber of player than they used to in my opinion. There has been a noticeable jump since the Cruthedral was built.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19285 on: December 07, 2017, 11:08:10 am »
Hi y'all. LOOOONNGGG time lurker here finally got an account.

I think one thing these Wesley fans need to keep in mind when talking about their past success is that UMHB is bringing in a higher caliber of player than they used to in my opinion. There has been a noticeable jump since the Cruthedral was built.

Not sure what Wesley fans you are all talking about but since I am the one who posts the most I will take it as me.  I have stated clearly that I think Brockport will have to play a near perfect game to be in it at all.  I know how good the Cru is and well aware that they may be a step above the teams that Wesley beat back in the day.  I also know that the Cru offense is not as good as past offenses have been so they may not be able to crush Brockport because they may not score like the Cru teams in the past have done.  Most know that I follow Wesley and hope they do well, but I am hardly a homer when it comes to Wesley,  and short of a few people on this website, I follow way more of what is going on all over D3 than the average fan does.  I travel all over to see a good game, most of the time it is not a Wesley game.  I watched dozens of games this year on the computer to see who was good.  Wesley is not at the top tier this year, neither is Brockport.  I would expect this game to be closer to a UMHB blowout than a Brockport win.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19286 on: December 07, 2017, 11:21:59 am »
wesleydad,

I've always found your insights objective and helpful, so thanks for weighing in (+k). All I know is there are only four teams still playing. UMHB had better strap it on and play to its potential on both sides of the ball.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19287 on: December 07, 2017, 12:24:18 pm »
Hi y'all. LOOOONNGGG time lurker here finally got an account.

I think one thing these Wesley fans need to keep in mind when talking about their past success is that UMHB is bringing in a higher caliber of player than they used to in my opinion. There has been a noticeable jump since the Cruthedral was built.

Not sure what Wesley fans you are all talking about but since I am the one who posts the most I will take it as me.

It might be more than just Wesley fans then, but I was referring to people over on the East region board referencing Wesley's past success as a reason why another East region team can compete and/or win as well as what Fisher's offense did to UMHB's D in 2013 I think. I was just trying to make a point that I don't think that comparison holds up because UMHB has a higher level of talent than we used to.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19288 on: December 07, 2017, 12:40:05 pm »
Your thoughts on: Will Brockport punt/kickoff to UMHB's #1, Bryce Wilkerson?
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19289 on: December 07, 2017, 12:59:18 pm »
Your thoughts on: Will Brockport punt/kickoff to UMHB's #1, Bryce Wilkerson?

My advice: don't.

But if you do: watch your 6  ;D