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Who is this clean-cut All-American kid?

Looks like his younger, nerdier little brother lol

Gonna be weird when the COVID generation is fully gone and we can only expect guys to be here 4, maybe 5 years haha

We get to see Bethel's QB Jaran Roste next week.
I'd like to have seen him when he was playing D1 level.

He didn't play at that level, so there was nothing to see. It's not like he played two years at Utah.

I see what you did there  ;D

Does Trinity post video of the press conferences after playoff games?

General football / Re: D3 Playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 04:43:21 pm »
The issue of a lighted field can be handled on a case by case basis.

I think it's also about the consistency of the experience/toll for travel across teams. If everyone has a noon local start, you get some staggering just due to time zones. But no team is being asked to finish a game 6 pm, talk to the media, shower, load up, eat, and drive home. That sounds like a small thing, but attrition, staying healthy, and the ability to treat players is a big part of continuing to advance. I think some of this is probably meant to ensure that there's an equal footing for all teams when it comes to travel details.

I feel like this is a time when a one size solution is being used so that all things are equal but they are not equal at all. I know they didn't win but assuming Huntingdon had won, they would have flown to Texas on Friday, played and flown back on Saturday, just to fly back (during the Thanksgiving week) to Texas. Now that I type this I realize Linfield did this very thing in 2016 and close to the same thing last year. Now you might say flying is somewhat easier than getting on a bus, that may be true but then you have some that travel 50 miles and some that travel 499 miles, my point is these things aren't equal so we don't have to pretend they are.

The LSC already has 10 football members, so 11 including Sul Ross. Would there even be room for more teams? Just looking at the LSC football website, they haven't had more than 10 teams going back at least 10 years.

True, but 3 of those members are definitely not close to the lone star state (Central Washington, Western Oregon and Simon Fraser), I believe they are all affiliate members, would/could the LSC dump them in favor of closer travel opponents?

Region 3 football (South Atlantic-ish) / Re: FB: Region 3 fan poll
« on: November 17, 2022, 09:32:35 am »
Man it is going to be a chilly day for football Saturday in Texas.  High of 46 and wet in San Antonio, about the same but drier in Belton.
Guess I'm wearing leggings under the kilt!

Man it is going to be a chilly day for football Saturday in Texas.  High of 46 and wet in San Antonio, about the same but drier in Belton.
Warmer than when we went to Belton in 2015.
Worse game I remember weather wise was North Carolina Wesleyan coming to Belton in 2007, before Crusader Stadium with no cold weather gear. it was raining and sleeting with wind. Temps in the 40s. Those boys were suffering

I don't think I will ever sit through a worse game than that NCWC game, absolutely awful weather and the Bishops were not ready for the weather or the Cru. NCWC had 46 yards of TOTAL OFFENSE, went 2 for 16 passing with 2 interceptions and every time they ran back to the sidelines there was no jacket, blanket, heck even umbrella waiting on them.

This is a big issue and not just for football.  Conference leadership hasn't addressed it at all either!

You would think that if the Sul Ross vote to D2 goes through that they will have to.  If there is no ASC football that might also convince UMHB to move to D2/D1 FCS, HSU to finally think about a move to the SCAC, and who knows what other dominoes could fall absent some sort of statement from the conference.

Wonder what the SCAC is thinking, who else do they want/can they take? Also is the threat of losing some/all reminding members enough to make schools like LeTourneau/Ozarks develop a football program?

Either way this is when I wish there was some more media in this small corner of the world because the silence from the ASC has been loud

Region 3 football (South Atlantic-ish) / Re: FB: Region 3 fan poll
« on: November 15, 2022, 08:32:52 pm »
I'll self report it was me.  I believe I may have flipped them a few times this season though.  It boiled down to a few things for me.  10-0 vs 9-1.  I thought both teams played one solid performer OOC.  I know an argument can be made in UMHB favor since they went on the road to play UWW and lost a very close game.  There was also the common opponent of Sul Ross and Trinity won 55-7 as opposed to UMHB win 45-14.  If I could I would rank the teams like this:

1. Trinity/UMHB
3. H-S/Huntingdon/Randy-Mac
6. Bridgewater
7. Berry/HP/Shenandoah

But I know that is not the nature of ranking since it is a black and white thing.  I hope for Huntingdon's (gotta rep the conference) sake I am wrong but I would think there will be an opportunity to settle the 1 vs 2 in the region on the field in week 2 of the playoffs.  This is also assuming that Trinity beats H-S which will not be a given.  I think it has been stated in other posts in different threads/boards but that lower right bracket is absolutely brutal

All fair points, I was just surprised by the timing because I thought if anything the value of Trinity went down a tad when BSC lost. I hate that Trinity's reward for going 10-0 is HSU but I think we all could see that coming when HSU did there part and won out. Really wish I could be in position to watch more of that game but until the NCAA figures out that games can start at different times we all lose out on some things.

Region 3 football (South Atlantic-ish) / Re: FB: Region 3 fan poll
« on: November 15, 2022, 02:55:04 pm »
Trinity reclaims the uncontested #1 spot in the poll. Bridgewater and Howard Payne fill in the bottom two spots as B-SC and Belhaven dropped out. With the playoffs upon us, we will not do another poll until their is only one Region 3 team still standing.

Games still on tap:
Bridgewater plays Apprentice in the ODAC's bowl game
Trinity hosts Hardin-Simmons in Rd1
UMHB hosts Huntingdon in Rd1
R-MC hosts Cortland in Rd1

I want to thank our voters once again. They have done an incredible job of getting ballots in to me well before time. This is the first week I'm posting on Tuesday, and that's because I was out of pocket yesterday. Good luck in the playoffs to our Region 3 teams and thanks to all the student athletes that allow us to have our fun in this little corner of the internet.

Region 3 (South Atlantic-Ish) Fan Poll Week 8
Conferences: ASC, ODAC, SAA, USASAC
Weekly Change
Voter Breakdown
Trinity (TX) (5)
1 , 1 , 1 , 3 , 2 , 1 , 1
UMHB (2)
2 , 2 , 2 , 1 , 1 , 2 , 2
3 , 3 , 3 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 3
4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 3 , 5 , 4
5 , 5 , 5 , 2 , 5 , 4 , 5
6 , 6 , 6 , 7 , 6 , 7
Howard Payne
7 , 6 , 6 , 6

Also Receiving Votes:
Shenandoah (3) , B-SC (1)

Newly Ranked: Bridgewater, Howard Payne
Dropped Out: B-SC (Prev:6), Belhaven (Prev:7)

1 = 1st Place Vote, 7 = 7th Place Vote in Voter Breakdown
Special Thanks to the Voters: Hawks88, BSCpanthers, Wild Horse Rider, Ralph Turner, ksclegal, Cowboy2, jknezek

Would be interested to know what it was that flipped the 1st place vote from UMHB to Trinity?

So yes, warning was given about the band.

Still boggles that if the warning was given in the first quarter why they let it continue that long as well as letting the Howard Payne band play through entire possessions.  Maybe because their band was sad and only had a few people in it?

Agreed, I am almost surprised in the world of college football that warning would be given to the football coach himself. I would think at the end of a quarter or half, the ref would find whatever administrator is at the event and tell them that if it continues then a flag would be thrown. If for no other reason, if most football coaches are forced to take some of their time and talk with the band in the middle of a game it probably isn't going to be a polite conversation haha

May depend if anything ever happens with A&M absorbing them into one their colleges. Recall some noise a while back where a senator was making a push for that. Maybe it was someone else but I thought it was SRSU. State money is different that private schools.

Can't find a story that updates this story but last year the President of SRS acted like joining the A&M system came out of nowhere.

General football / Re: Bracketology Projection
« on: November 08, 2022, 09:32:01 am »

Thanks, now I am catching it. I would agree that I would love to see some creativity with the island teams but not holding my breath.

Granted this is for fun, nicely presented and a good job to gauge projections for all of us fans, but you’re right...
That would essentially be the following from the latest D3FB rankings unless the home team isn’t depicted correctly:

NR @ 4
5 @ 7
3 @ 21
8 @ 6

Even furthermore the #21 played the #4 in a seven point game already this year. Pretty nuts to think that this is a possibility and whoever makes it out of that leg still has two more Ws to pick up just to be crowned “champion”  :o

I could definitely see the Texas trio plus Huntingdon happening however I am going to be interested to see how the regional committee stacks UMHB and Huntingdon. This week they are tied in SOS but Logan Hansen projects UMHB will be better by seasons end and seems like both will be 1-1 against regional ranked teams since it seems hard to find a way that BSC and Belhaven stayed ranked this week.

Does anyone know if HSUs QB is coming back next year? Not sure with all the extra years COVID gave everyone.
Also, has anyone heard the rumor that Sul Ross got the invite to D2s Lone Star Conference?

Makes you wonder if the Lone Star would uninvite Central Washington, Western Oregon and Simon Fraser (from CANADA!) as affiliate members if they could snag SRS and potentially a few more ASC members?

Any comments on the penalty drawn by the UMHB band?  All I heard was it was bizarre.

They were playing up until the snap pretty loudly.  Technically a penalty but one that they hadn't been enforcing all game and hadn't warned either team of that I saw.   There were multiple possessions where UMHB was on offense and HPU's band didn't even stop while the ball was in play.  I'll admit, I'm as big of a UMHB homer as there is, but it was one of a long string of questionable calls in my opinion.  There was a missed punch thrown by a defensive lineman of Howard Payne on one of the first plays of the game as well.  I think the "touchdown" that was called a few plays later was worse...

Was called a touchdown by Howard Payne by the referee behind the play.  Here is the video:

Yes I hope that we somehow find out that our band was warned before but other than that I don't know how you punish a visiting D3 spirit band with less than a minute left in the game.

General football / Re: Bracketology Projection
« on: November 07, 2022, 03:01:02 pm »

Week 10 WAY TOO EARLY (BASED ON 1st RANKINGS) Unofficial DIII Bracketology

Thanks for putting in the work to do this, fun to prognosticate on this stuff.

FWIW, if these were the actual teams selected (I'm sure there will be some surprises Saturday), I hope the committee does something different than this projected bracket. The "West" bracket is insanely top heavy and deep IMO. I know budget handcuffs this some, but I'd love to see some creativity to balance things a little more than this.

Top 25 dispersion of this projection:
"West": 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"East": 2, 12, 13, 19
"North": 1, 9, 10, 15, 20
"South": 11, 14, 17, 18

Top 25 has no technical bearing on who makes the playoffs or how brackets are constructed, but to have 6 of the current Top 10 in one quad is tough to swallow. The South is glaringly shallow and lacks any elite teams in the current construction (not that I'm proposing how to fix this).

Might be missing something but how are you sorting teams into the west, south, north and south? Since UMHB, HSU and Trinity are in Region 3 I would think we would be more lumped in with the South. In the last few years UMHB has seemed to play a mix of South (Trinity, BSC, Huntingdon, Berry) and West teams (Redlands, Linfield, UWW, St. Johns), I would hope that Linfield is not forced to play any of the Texas teams in Round 1 or 2 but I guess that mainly depends on if HSU is in the fold this year.

He was talking about this bracket projection in terms of being in the same quadrant for playoffs...not necessarily region by means of determining geographic matchups

Thanks, now I am catching it. I would agree that I would love to see some creativity with the island teams but not holding my breath.

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