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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62325 on: January 11, 2022, 08:19:03 am »
That Defiance game is going to be ugly.

Scrimmage vs W&J will be more competitive.

scrimmaging the JV squad would give the Raiders 1's a better test.  Horribly scheduled game that will crush Mount's SOS in '22.  Hopefully UWW or NCC drops a regular season game, or Mount will be on the road for the semis....well, maybe.

If everyone plays the same number of playoff games (thus faces equal chances to be eliminated, however unlikely), holds serve, and Mount Union makes it that far, they travel to UMHB or NCC if that is who they got matched up against. Possibly UWW, too, but that is where SoS would bite them. The only reason Mount hosted last year was because NCC played 1 less playoff game, which apparently mattered more to the NCAA for the sake of hosting because they did not think it was a "tie" anymore.

I just hope the NCAA keeps that same energy when it does not favor Mount or folks are going to be apoplectic. Me included, because that's egg on my face for saying the decision made a small amount of sense.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62326 on: January 11, 2022, 09:06:49 am »
That Defiance game is going to be ugly.

Scrimmage vs W&J will be more competitive.

scrimmaging the JV squad would give the Raiders 1's a better test.  Horribly scheduled game that will crush Mount's SOS in '22.  Hopefully UWW or NCC drops a regular season game, or Mount will be on the road for the semis....well, maybe.

If everyone plays the same number of playoff games (thus faces equal chances to be eliminated, however unlikely), holds serve, and Mount Union makes it that far, they travel to UMHB or NCC if that is who they got matched up against. Possibly UWW, too, but that is where SoS would bite them. The only reason Mount hosted last year was because NCC played 1 less playoff game, which apparently mattered more to the NCAA for the sake of hosting because they did not think it was a "tie" anymore.

I just hope the NCAA keeps that same energy when it does not favor Mount or folks are going to be apoplectic. Me included, because that's egg on my face for saying the decision made a small amount of sense.

UWW is travelling to St Johns for an out of conference, so they will likely have an insane SOS if they have another undefeated regular season.  Or they open up with a L and Mount would only really need NCC to drop a game to Wheaton.  But thats a long way off. 

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62327 on: January 11, 2022, 09:24:08 am »
I've seen on Twitter that at least two QBs have entered the transfer portal from Mount Union (Todd Simonds-now at Brockport and Zach Herrera-just yesterday).

Cause for concern?

I think I remember another younger QB (Noah Beaudrie) getting some playing time this season, so it might just be a sign of the times with guys wanting to get playing time elsewhere.

Beaudrie was a freshman and did get some time on varsity.  He's a dual threat guy and looked good in his limited action.  I'd like to see him stick around because he looked like someone that could develop into a nice QB.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62328 on: January 11, 2022, 09:41:12 am »
I've seen on Twitter that at least two QBs have entered the transfer portal from Mount Union (Todd Simonds-now at Brockport and Zach Herrera-just yesterday).

Cause for concern?

I think I remember another younger QB (Noah Beaudrie) getting some playing time this season, so it might just be a sign of the times with guys wanting to get playing time elsewhere.

Beaudrie was a freshman and did get some time on varsity.  He's a dual threat guy and looked good in his limited action.  I'd like to see him stick around because he looked like someone that could develop into a nice QB.

Mount has had guys transfer out before but I don't remember them doing much at their new schools. Am I forgetting anyone?
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62329 on: January 11, 2022, 10:11:03 am »
I've seen on Twitter that at least two QBs have entered the transfer portal from Mount Union (Todd Simonds-now at Brockport and Zach Herrera-just yesterday).

Cause for concern?

I think I remember another younger QB (Noah Beaudrie) getting some playing time this season, so it might just be a sign of the times with guys wanting to get playing time elsewhere.

Beaudrie was a freshman and did get some time on varsity.  He's a dual threat guy and looked good in his limited action.  I'd like to see him stick around because he looked like someone that could develop into a nice QB.

Mount has had guys transfer out before but I don't remember them doing much at their new schools. Am I forgetting anyone?

how could you forget Luke Poorman?

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62330 on: January 11, 2022, 11:02:50 am »
I've seen on Twitter that at least two QBs have entered the transfer portal from Mount Union (Todd Simonds-now at Brockport and Zach Herrera-just yesterday).

Cause for concern?

I think I remember another younger QB (Noah Beaudrie) getting some playing time this season, so it might just be a sign of the times with guys wanting to get playing time elsewhere.

Beaudrie was a freshman and did get some time on varsity.  He's a dual threat guy and looked good in his limited action.  I'd like to see him stick around because he looked like someone that could develop into a nice QB.

Mount has had guys transfer out before but I don't remember them doing much at their new schools. Am I forgetting anyone?

They had a QB transfer to Walsh a few years ago also.  Same time as Poorman/Fulford competition.

I guess they've had QBs transfer out in the past. Maybe it is more noticeable now with Twitter and the Transfer Portal.
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62331 on: January 11, 2022, 11:40:51 am »
Mike Yurcich transferred out and up a division in the late 90's and seems to be doing well as OC at Ok State, OSU, Texas and now Penn State

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62332 on: January 11, 2022, 11:24:46 pm »
I've seen on Twitter that at least two QBs have entered the transfer portal from Mount Union (Todd Simonds-now at Brockport and Zach Herrera-just yesterday).

Cause for concern?

I think I remember another younger QB (Noah Beaudrie) getting some playing time this season, so it might just be a sign of the times with guys wanting to get playing time elsewhere.

Beaudrie was a freshman and did get some time on varsity.  He's a dual threat guy and looked good in his limited action.  I'd like to see him stick around because he looked like someone that could develop into a nice QB.

Mount has had guys transfer out before but I don't remember them doing much at their new schools. Am I forgetting anyone?

They had a QB transfer to Walsh a few years ago also.  Same time as Poorman/Fulford competition.

I guess they've had QBs transfer out in the past. Maybe it is more noticeable now with Twitter and the Transfer Portal.

Dom Davis, I believe. He was the 3rd-stringer in 2016 who played in the Semi-Final. I think Dom transferred before the 2017 season started, and Poorman transferred after.

A QB room with a bunch of guys the same year has to be rough, because once one wins the job, they are hard to unseat, and the heir apparent that is younger than the group (Plunk in this case) is likely to get the development reps at the end of games.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62333 on: January 12, 2022, 01:20:32 pm »
I've seen on Twitter that at least two QBs have entered the transfer portal from Mount Union (Todd Simonds-now at Brockport and Zach Herrera-just yesterday).

Cause for concern?

I think I remember another younger QB (Noah Beaudrie) getting some playing time this season, so it might just be a sign of the times with guys wanting to get playing time elsewhere.

Beaudrie was a freshman and did get some time on varsity.  He's a dual threat guy and looked good in his limited action.  I'd like to see him stick around because he looked like someone that could develop into a nice QB.

Mount has had guys transfer out before but I don't remember them doing much at their new schools. Am I forgetting anyone?

They had a QB transfer to Walsh a few years ago also.  Same time as Poorman/Fulford competition.

I guess they've had QBs transfer out in the past. Maybe it is more noticeable now with Twitter and the Transfer Portal.

Dom Davis, I believe. He was the 3rd-stringer in 2016 who played in the Semi-Final. I think Dom transferred before the 2017 season started, and Poorman transferred after.

A QB room with a bunch of guys the same year has to be rough, because once one wins the job, they are hard to unseat, and the heir apparent that is younger than the group (Plunk in this case) is likely to get the development reps at the end of games.

Yes it was Davis, Became starter after injuries to both Poorman and Fulford late in that season.

Mount brings in so many QBs each year it's inevitable than many will transfer out.


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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62334 on: January 12, 2022, 01:29:14 pm »
RE: QB recruits.  I seem to remember Coach LK bringing in a lot of QB recruits and then some would convert to other positions like Safety. 
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62335 on: January 12, 2022, 01:32:38 pm »
That's pretty common across Division III.
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62336 on: January 12, 2022, 03:51:05 pm »
RE: QB recruits.  I seem to remember Coach LK bringing in a lot of QB recruits and then some would convert to other positions like Safety.

or TE, like Kyle Miller and play multiple years in the league.  And some QB named Shorts did ok at another position.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62337 on: January 12, 2022, 09:43:02 pm »
The transfer portal is wild right now in division 1 with many players not even finding a home yet.  It looks like many will have to drop to D2 or D3 to find a team,  but this isn't totally new,  just more visible with social media.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62338 on: January 12, 2022, 10:17:52 pm »
RE: QB recruits.  I seem to remember Coach LK bringing in a lot of QB recruits and then some would convert to other positions like Safety.

or TE, like Kyle Miller and play multiple years in the league.  And some QB named Shorts did ok at another position.

Never forget that in MANY schools, the hs QB is QB just because he is the best all-around athlete.  It is not at all surprising that a HUGE number of college recruits were hs QBs.  MANY of them will play different positions in college.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #62339 on: January 13, 2022, 02:27:46 pm »
The transfer portal is wild right now in division 1 with many players not even finding a home yet.  It looks like many will have to drop to D2 or D3 to find a team,  but this isn't totally new,  just more visible with social media.

That and now you have 5, 6 and 7 year seniors with the Covid eligibility.  Not a lot of open spots in the scholarship world, tough year to be a high school senior looking for an opportunity.  Very, very critical recruiting year for Dartt.  Hopefully he's a closer