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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:26:16 am »
The biggest issue for Witt is a new OC. Witt's OC from the past few years, Andy Mitchel, is the new OC at Marian in Indy. I did see on footballscoop yesterday that Witt hired Kevin Hoyng from Dayton to be their OC.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: February 14, 2014, 08:55:16 am »
Could it be cloaked financial reason?   Does the "hurry up offense" hurt advertising revenues, by making the games shorter?   Do they make games shorter?

I've always believed the opposite. Spread teams tend to work the sidelines more (particularly in the passing game) than pro style teams, which stops the clock more often and lengthens the game. That's not universally true, but that's the general idea behind the spread. You want to make the defense work the entire width of the field with outside routes in the passing game, which allows you more room to run inside. Making tempo teams stand there while the play clock runs but the game clock does not is silly. There's all the talk from the NCAA about trying to shorten games. This is totally counterproductive to that.

My other issue is this: where does being down 14 with 5 minutes to go fall? Do I still have to wait? Isn't that a 2 minute situation for me? What about being down 21 with 9 left?

Also, the top 16 scoring teams in FBS were spread teams that ran up-tempo at least some of the time: Baylor, FSU, Ohio St, Oregon, TAMU, Fresno St, Marshall, ECU, Clemson, AzSt, NIU, Auburn, Mizzou, OKSt, Ball St, Indiana. Bama is 17th. Now, the more touchdowns you score, the breaks there are, right? The more breaks there are, the more ads you can sell. I suppose that's true of any change of possession including punts, but, other than DCs, who wants to watch teams punt more? I don't think the NCAA wants more punts.

From an ad revenue perspective, the fewer 15 play drives that take 7+ minutes of game clock there are, the better, right? Does the NCAA really want to encourage teams to go away from the spread?

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:07:51 pm »
The issue is how to get video to the locker rooms. Would that be the home team's responsibility? Teams have enough issues finding people just to film the games for their purposes from the box and the lift. The Hodges Zapruder film was from an actual broadcast, and I still don't think the quality was good enough to be able to definitively tell whether it was or wasn't targeting. I don't see how ANY call could be overturned if it's from the All-22 film on some monitor (of possibly dubious quality) during a brief halftime.

EDIT: Also, the tempo thing is dumb. If injuries were an issue, offensive guys would be suffering fatigue injuries, as well. They aren't. Line your 11 up to my 11 and let's go. It's already in the rules that if the offense subs, the defense has to have adequate time to sub. There's a good read on Football Scoop about Bielema being the guy pushing for this.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: December 30, 2013, 11:30:31 am »
Here it is - the season ending North Region Fan Poll

1. Mount Union             79 pts  (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2)
2. North Central            73 pts  (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)   
3. Wittenberg                63 pts  (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4)
4. John Carroll               49 pts (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 7, 7)
5. Franklin                    42 pts (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 9)
6. Illinois Wesleyan        40 pts (4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8)
7. Wabash                     36 pts (5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8)
8. Wheaton                   27 pts (5, 5, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9)
9. Heidelberg                 23 pts (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9)
10. Albion                       7 pts  (10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, -)

ARV Hope                       1 pts  (10, -, -, -, -, -, -, -)


The North Region Fan Poll is voted on by Mr. Ypsi, smedindy, NCF, wally_wabash, FCGrizzliesGrad, Li'l Giant, USee, and myself.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: December 28, 2013, 05:05:32 pm »
I was waiting on one more, but I'll go ahead with what we have. I'll have it tonight.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:34:45 am »
If you folks wouldn't mind sending me your end of the year ballots, I'd like to get the poll up soonish before we put this season to bed.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:25:24 pm »
Just watched the presser. He can do lots of things very well, including sell. My goodness.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 12, 2013, 04:44:03 pm »
My point was that there are worse jobs and worse rosters. EMU is bad and that's ok. That won't be the first time he's taken over a program in really bad shape.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 12, 2013, 11:00:05 am »
On the bright side, I think Ron English had EMU headed the right way. He had begun to get the program turned around before he got canned. I don't think this is quite as serious of a rebuild as it is at say W Michigan, Kansas, or FIU, for example. Those are some REALLY uphill battles in terms of talent on the rosters right now.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:32:22 pm »
Wooster runs more plays than anybody else in the league.  79 plays per game.  More plays equals more yards.  The Scots took 92 plays (92!!) to get those 426 yards against Wabash.  Just 78 plays against Witt to the 386 yards, but that 4.9 ypp average is below the season average for Wooster.   

Since it's the off-season and we don't have anything better to talk about, I'll start this discussion. Tempo shouldn't matter in yards. We realize that Wooster isn't the most efficient offense in the NCAC. But, they're probably not trying to be, either. That's their system. If I run 90 4 yard plays to get to 360 yards in a game, am I doing worse than the team that runs 50 7 yard plays to get to roughly the same number? I don't think a team should be penalized for implementing that system. Everybody wishes they could be Oregon, but if you don't have the dudes, you're going to have to chip away. I'd love for my team to average 7 yards per play. But, I don't have Reed Florence.

It's offensive improvement. I don't see why we should poo-poo them for electing to do it with tempo.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:04:32 pm »
Franklin just had a 4th and 55. UWW roughed the kicker. First down.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:50:05 pm »
UWW turns the Griz away on the 2 yard line. Griz down 14-0 early.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 30, 2013, 12:37:18 pm »
TOO MUCH GOING ON.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 29, 2013, 07:45:45 pm »
It's not gone well. In a 14-0 hole early. Muffed a punt inside their own 10 which led to a TD. Drove all the way down only to throw an INT. Cathedral just hit about a 60 yarder after a shanked punt. Not the kind of start you need against the Irish.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 29, 2013, 07:27:23 pm »
Former Wabash asst Jake Gilbert and his Westfield Shamrocks are playing Cathedral in the Indiana 5A state championship game. Live stream here.


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