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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:29:07 pm »
Guilford had a controlled scrimmage with Ferrum this afternoon in Greensboro, but it was over before I could leave work.  Anyone know how that went?

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:38:45 am »
I'll have to check and see if Guilford has an intra-squad game as well.

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South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:22:21 pm »
Here's a list of 8 fairly famous players who had CFL stints either before, after or, in some cases, in the middle of an NFL career:

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/nfl-stars-canadian-football-league-chad-johnson-doug-flutie

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South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: August 21, 2014, 08:14:39 am »
Isn't the CFL a bit of a development league?  And, besides, the DI colleges foot the bill for another "development" league.  I personally wouldn't pay to go to a minor league football game the same way I do for baseball, which, by the way, often drafts HS talent, something the NFL has a rule against.

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 19, 2014, 07:12:00 pm »
hah. I pulled the breakdown from a message i got on facebook. that'll teach me to not check it over. 21 FY, 20 sophomores, 20 juniors, and 13 seniors. that makes 74. +K for the catch...
I'm just messing with you ... but I do notice numbers.  Hope the Generals have a good season ... except against the Quakers, of course.  :)

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:17:00 pm »
W&L posted their roster recently. Seems like it wasn't the best recruiting year for the Generals, but nothing too abnormal. There were 83 or so Generals last year, there are 74 this year. 21 FYs, 19 Sophs, 19 Jnr, 12 Snrs. As is typical, the retention is excellent even if the numbers aren't huge. Unlike last year when a missing Alex Evans rang an immediate alarm bell I'm not seeing any significant attrition this year.

Just a few names to watch. Micah Fleet is back for the OL for his senior season, Austin Eisenhoffer back at RB for his senior year. The Taylors are back at DB in their fourth year, as is Stephen Mauk. The OL and DL should both have significant senior status. Junior Dillon Stanfield is back in the backfield, Alex Yacoubian in the defensive backfield, Russell Schmidt at QB/RB, Jake Barr in the linebacking corps.

But the real key is the sophomore class which brings back QB Charlie Nelson and RB Marshall Hollerith who were significant contributors as well as a few other lettermen like Will Dyson. I expect a bunch more from this class to see serious time this year as they seemed to be an exceptionally strong FY class last year and there was really good retention.
As a numbers guy, what about the other three? :)

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:13:34 pm »
I think a CURRENT IRS agent wrote it!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:24:38 pm »
Published accounts from Guilford's first few football practices report 130 Quaker student athletes on the field.  Hopefully, there is strength in numbers especially when coupled with the number of returning starters on both sides of the line.  September 6 cannot come soon enough!
 

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:26:23 am »
Not a football story, but perhaps a footnote to the topic of "making good at DIII and then moving up", Guilford Head Golf Coach Corey Maggard has been named Assistant Golf Coach at Auburn.  In Corey's four seasons at GC since the sudden passing of basketball and golf legend Jack Jensen, the Quakers won 16 tournaments and won the ODAC title (and NCAA berth) all four seasons.  We'll miss you, Corey, but congratulations and good luck!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:39:18 pm »
I saw Guilford WR Chad Christopher and his parents at the local Target store Tuesday night - probably helping him stock his room with a few supplies.  We chatted for a bit and talked about practice starting yesterday and the upcoming season.  There's a lot of optimism in Chad and in the greater Quaker Nation for a really good season! Go Quakes!

The Quaker Nation apparently is not alone in its optimism for this season, as Guilford was the only other ODAC school to receive votes in the D3.com Top 25 Poll. Best of luck this year (aside from 11/8, of course).
Thanks.  I've been purposely quiet about the 5 points GC got in the DIII preseason vote. Without a doubt, HSC should be #1 in the ODAC and I'm happy with #3, but let's not forget GC has topped RMC the past two seasons.  Now, if we can ever scale Tiger Mountain and not have a rainfest letdown against the likes of Averett, perhaps we can get over the 6-4 plateau as well.  :)

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:18:36 am »
I saw Guilford WR Chad Christopher and his parents at the local Target store Tuesday night - probably helping him stock his room with a few supplies.  We chatted for a bit and talked about practice starting yesterday and the upcoming season.  There's a lot of optimism in Chad and in the greater Quaker Nation for a really good season!  Go Quakes!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:22:01 pm »
Thanks, sigma one.  Feels a little like the Manual for the Holy Hand Grenade in Monty Python. lol

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:50:09 pm »
Guilford's football team reports to campus on August 13 ... is this the first practice day allowed in DIII or does it vary a little school by school when players report?  (Yeah, I know the NESCAC only plays 8 and gets a later start).

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:39:05 am »
Nice little preview here for our game on the 6th, officially dubbed as The Gentlemen's Classic.
Should be a great experience for both teams and their fans.

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:17:36 pm »
Hasa

You still with us ?
Yeah, still here.  New boss is making life hectic.  I've been on the road a lot as well.  Not too much to report from Quaker Nation, although the guys did get 5 points in the Top 25.  When I see a practice, I'll check in again.  Lots of skill players returning (as well as 36 newcomers) from a 6-4, 5-2 squad.

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