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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50130 on: January 12, 2018, 02:06:27 pm »
Slow starts were an issue all season, not just the Union game, for Hobart. Recapped that on the CA blog around December. Link is http://gohobart.blogspot.com/2017/12/looking-back-on-2017-season.html if anyone cares.

Heard that Statesmen will have a few new opponents this year given the SJF and Wick contracts were "one and done's". Should have 10 games but right now sitting at 9.

LL should be very competitive again this fall and it makes it more interesting with 4 good teams in the mix. Not sure how SLU and UofR will rebound - kind of surprised a coaching hire hasn't been announced yet at the latter, actually.

I know the Coaches Convention just wrapped up this Wednesday in Charlotte.  There are plenty of jobs to get filled at the FBS and FCS levels, once those get filled, I am sure the dominoes will begin to fall.  The next two weeks should bring lots of coaching news.  Last year, Hobart posted the nine game schedule at the beginning of February, and the SJF game was announced later.   Can't wait to see what OOC games are on the Horizon for all the LL games.  I know Buff State joins the LL next year, but do they begin to schedule games with the league this year?

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50131 on: January 12, 2018, 02:50:02 pm »
Just learned UOfR just replaced their President following an “independent investigation” sponsored by the Board of Trustees, so clearly FB is way down the priority list.

As for Hobart, they have a 10th game in the works for what will end up as homecoming but it’s not confirmed yet. Both the E8 and LL are working on an OCC rotation to help with scheduling but it probably won’t go into effect until 2019, so it’s kind of “ever man for himself” for this year.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50132 on: January 12, 2018, 06:52:21 pm »
Dlip,

    the winner of the LL in 2018 will be one hell of a ****ing football team and one we can all stand behind...even if it's ****ing RPI again... ;D

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50133 on: January 15, 2018, 03:00:13 pm »
I was just looking at the MAC homepage (what can I say, I am hungry for some D3 Football news!). Since their league has increased to 11 teams, the MAC administrators have switched to an unbalanced schedule, allowing every team to schedule 2 out of conference games.  Last year each team played only one OOC game.  In 2018,  all LL teams need to play 5 OOC games to play a 10 game schedule, could there be some opportunities?  Ithaca-Del Val?  Hobart-Albright?  Could be some compelling games...

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50134 on: January 16, 2018, 01:58:59 pm »
I was just looking at the MAC homepage (what can I say, I am hungry for some D3 Football news!). Since their league has increased to 11 teams, the MAC administrators have switched to an unbalanced schedule, allowing every team to schedule 2 out of conference games.  Last year each team played only one OOC game.  In 2018,  all LL teams need to play 5 OOC games to play a 10 game schedule, could there be some opportunities?  Ithaca-Del Val?  Hobart-Albright?  Could be some compelling games...

I suspect most of the MAC schedules are complete for football, since they've had this set for some time. Knowing that the LL has just one year remaining where they need to schedule those multiple extra games (before the E8 agreement kicks in) will make it tough for anyone who wasn't able to schedule home-and-homes for 2017-18.

We don't have any complete LL schedules yet, although in fairness, we only have 45 complete schedules from D-III as a whole.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50135 on: January 16, 2018, 02:11:35 pm »
I was just looking at the MAC homepage (what can I say, I am hungry for some D3 Football news!). Since their league has increased to 11 teams, the MAC administrators have switched to an unbalanced schedule, allowing every team to schedule 2 out of conference games.  Last year each team played only one OOC game.  In 2018,  all LL teams need to play 5 OOC games to play a 10 game schedule, could there be some opportunities?  Ithaca-Del Val?  Hobart-Albright?  Could be some compelling games...

I suspect most of the MAC schedules are complete for football, since they've had this set for some time. Knowing that the LL has just one year remaining where they need to schedule those multiple extra games (before the E8 agreement kicks in) will make it tough for anyone who wasn't able to schedule home-and-homes for 2017-18.

We don't have any complete LL schedules yet, although in fairness, we only have 45 complete schedules from D-III as a whole.

Thanks, Pat.  Is there a formal agreement between the LL and E8 that sets full 10 game schedules for 2019 and beyond?

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50136 on: January 16, 2018, 02:51:26 pm »
OL79 - They’re (meaning the commissioners of the league’s themselves) working on it
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50137 on: January 16, 2018, 03:23:51 pm »
I have heard from coaches that it won't be a full 10 games, but there will be significant crossover.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50138 on: January 17, 2018, 12:42:10 pm »
Hobart's Ali Marpet was the seventh ranked starting Center in the NFL this year and the highest ranked Tampa OLineman , pretty good having never played Center before. Ended season on the IR, hopefully he will mend by next season...
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50139 on: January 18, 2018, 11:54:42 am »
Which ranking was that? PFF didn't rate him high this season but loved Dotson. Either way from all the games I attended or watched he did have a solid season. He probably would have kept playing thru the injury too if the Bucs hadn't eliminated themselves in early Oct.

Made sense to shut him down, so they did, and he'll be back and better than ever for what's a critically important 4th season.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50140 on: January 18, 2018, 12:22:58 pm »
Which ranking was that? PFF didn't rate him high this season but loved Dotson. Either way from all the games I attended or watched he did have a solid season. He probably would have kept playing thru the injury too if the Bucs hadn't eliminated themselves in early Oct.

Made sense to shut him down, so they did, and he'll be back and better than ever for what's a critically important 4th season.

Well he is still in the top 3 d3boards.com upstate sock puppet posters of all time if that matters.   ;D

The kid from Bemus Point/Alfred is still #1, and the Cortland coach gets a close second I would say....

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50141 on: January 18, 2018, 01:33:26 pm »
iamhuge is the GOAT imo.

Ali never posted btw - I'm pretty sure I know who it was, but it definitely wasn't him. Funny story, regardless.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50142 on: January 18, 2018, 01:51:04 pm »
iamhuge is the GOAT imo.

Ali never posted btw - I'm pretty sure I know who it was, but it definitely wasn't him. Funny story, regardless.

Come on, don't start that.  I've been doing internet fraud investigations for 10 years and those posts and subsequent actions had every red flag you could have! 

Iamhuge wasn't in the same category but was a classic nonetheless.  He didn't pretend to be someone else, just a larger than life character who came and went and I have to admit I miss that crazy bastard.  His kids play for the Steelers right?

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50143 on: January 18, 2018, 01:57:21 pm »
iamhuge is the GOAT imo.

Ali never posted btw - I'm pretty sure I know who it was, but it definitely wasn't him. Funny story, regardless.

Come on, don't start that.  I've been doing internet fraud investigations for 10 years and those posts and subsequent actions had every red flag you could have! 

Iamhuge wasn't in the same category but was a classic nonetheless.  He didn't pretend to be someone else, just a larger than life character who came and went and I have to admit I miss that crazy bastard.  His kids play for the Steelers right?

Pro Bowlers the lot of them!

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50144 on: January 18, 2018, 02:27:30 pm »
iamhuge is the GOAT imo.

Ali never posted btw - I'm pretty sure I know who it was, but it definitely wasn't him. Funny story, regardless.

Come on, don't start that.  I've been doing internet fraud investigations for 10 years and those posts and subsequent actions had every red flag you could have! 

Iamhuge wasn't in the same category but was a classic nonetheless.  He didn't pretend to be someone else, just a larger than life character who came and went and I have to admit I miss that crazy bastard.  His kids play for the Steelers right?

Pro Bowlers the lot of them!

100% chance if the Iamhuge boys had d1 talent that they would have their own reality TV show now.  I'm thinking Big Baller type stuff.