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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:08:02 pm »
Round 2 against NCC will be the toughest game in region

Round 2 against NCC will be the toughest game until Shenandoah.  That east region isn't exactly murderers' row.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:24:19 pm »
I was looking at the stats and noticed Burkes was missing from the receiving stats.  Looks like he is no longer listed on the roster.  Keeney was the holder today.  Wonder what happened?  His touches as backup/wildcat QB and 3rd WR have dried up this year (especially lately) with the emergence of Ruby and Plunk.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 16, 2019, 07:51:47 pm »
JCU has no passing game whatsoever against any decent defense. Their offense is Canganelli with an occasional Floreia keeper mixed in.  If they make the playoffs their D is going to have to damn near toss a shutout to give them a shot.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:15:43 pm »
I thought the offense, including Fulford, looked pretty sharp most of the time. I thought Fulford threw the the ball well and found the open guys (which happened to be Honest Hill often). I love the guys at WR... Hill, Harvey, Ruby and Reed are all talented and seem to be getting better weekly. I also think part of the fluidness in the offense is Dartt is missing things up well and calling a good game.

Defense played well, but gave up one big play. You can do that when your offense scores a bunch. The Dline got pressure and I feel like that hasn't happened a lot this year with the scheme and some injuries this year.

Big question is obviously the kicking game. I don't even know what to say there other than, it needs fixed or it could make a difference in a big game... Call me Captain Obvious!

That freshman QB for Etta is an athlete.  He can really fly as we saw, but he was also the guy who blocked one of the FG attempts.  Just jumped up from behind the middle of the line and got it.  If he can throw at all he'll be interesting to watch. 

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 16, 2019, 03:03:02 pm »
Surprised about how much playing time Plunk is getting early. Good development for next year but surprised to see him in the 1st quarter.

This has been the MO for a few weeks.  They bring Plunk in the 3rd or 4th possession for 2 possessions then back to Fulford.  I like it.  He's getting to run the full offense with the first team unit.  And he looks good doing it.  He carries himself like an upper classmen.

Also, this kicking game is becoming a major concern.  Two medium range FG blocked and a missed PAT already today.  Uuuugly.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:46:18 am »
Saturday's results certainly made it seem like almost no one wants to be ranked in the NRFP.  You get to the bottom part of your ballot and it's just a bunch of teams that just lost or don't have much of a resume. 

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 11, 2019, 07:53:36 pm »
Off the top of my head recent QB transfers who played elsewhere...

Poorman (UMHB)
Davis (Walsh)
Reid (Wabash)
Taitt (Kennesaw St.)
Darden (Del Val)

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 09, 2019, 09:18:35 am »
Mount opened the season with an impressive 71-52 win over Albion.  Albion was the preseason favorite in the MIAA coaches poll so it's definitely a solid win out of the gate.  Neither team shot well.  Bower-Malone had 14 pts, 11 ast, 7 reb.  Friga (18) and Gurley (17) lead the scoring.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: November 07, 2019, 12:02:31 pm »
Can someone please explain to me how the committee can logically rank 7-1 Hope ahead of two 7-1 OAC teams? Hope is having a nice season, but come on! Everyone knows the MIAA is nowhere near the level of the OAC, just look at the scores of the 3 games played between the two conferences this year. Also throw in the fact that Hopes loss is to mediocre Millikan while JCUs and BWs loss is to Mount Union.

John Carroll doesn't have a win against a team with a winning record.  Baldwin Wallace does, so good on them.  They also have an inferior SOS and do not have a win against a ranked team, which Hope does. 

I think we're way past the time where OAC #2 gets waved through the door and into the NCAA tournament.  It's time for those teams to earn it, and this year they really haven't.  The winner of JCU/BW will have a shot, but right now the OAC runner up is looking at a last in/first out scenario.

How do they earn it?

I'm not sure they can given the quality of the league below Mount Union.  The quality opponents just aren't there throughout the OAC right now.

That was my assumption.  With only 1 OOC game you're tied to the strength of the rest of your conference.  And unlike say the CCIW or NCAC in the OAC those teams are starting off 0-1 against RRO and shooting for 9-1 at best every single year.  It feels like in the current climate the best case scenario seems to be you go 9-1 and your OOC ends up as a RRO so you finish 2-1 vs. RRO. 

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: November 06, 2019, 08:56:54 pm »
Can someone please explain to me how the committee can logically rank 7-1 Hope ahead of two 7-1 OAC teams? Hope is having a nice season, but come on! Everyone knows the MIAA is nowhere near the level of the OAC, just look at the scores of the 3 games played between the two conferences this year. Also throw in the fact that Hopes loss is to mediocre Millikan while JCUs and BWs loss is to Mount Union.

John Carroll doesn't have a win against a team with a winning record.  Baldwin Wallace does, so good on them.  They also have an inferior SOS and do not have a win against a ranked team, which Hope does. 

I think we're way past the time where OAC #2 gets waved through the door and into the NCAA tournament.  It's time for those teams to earn it, and this year they really haven't.  The winner of JCU/BW will have a shot, but right now the OAC runner up is looking at a last in/first out scenario.

How do they earn it?

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 06, 2019, 05:10:45 pm »
I think the additions of both Hill and Painter will pay huge dividends to a team that was really gelling at the end of the year last year. Early whispers from folks who have seen them in action in scrimmages already this season have used some pretty complementary adjectives when describing Logan Hill. He'll be a monster in the league this year. His size (6"7') is one thing but he's exceptionally athletic with that frame as well.

Mind you also that Marietta and JCU both return some great teams and Wilmington and BW (preseason Top 25) will be no slouch either. The OAC stands to be another slate of "head on car collisions (as old JCU coach Mike Moran used to put it) this season.

Absolutely.  That's what I was telling one my buddies the other day.  He wasn't a super skilled kid in HS.  He was just a superior athlete.  So much so that he got a D1 scholarship.  At his size that translates to the OAC in a very favorable way for Mount.  As you said, other schools have 6'7" posts, but I doubt they have posts that are that type of athlete. 

I like their bigs this year.  I liked soph post Mario Caywood last year.  I think he could develop into a solid contributor.  He's a big body (6'6", 245) that got thrown into the fire as a frosh a little bit last year when they were without Niamke.  Lack of depth forced it.  He found his sea legs and flashed some nice potential. 

The OAC is always brutal.  This season will be no different especially when there isn't one dominant front runner.  As you mentioned, BW is ranked in the preseason top 25 and their peers ranked them 5th in the OAC!

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 05, 2019, 04:27:40 pm »
Mount received 7 of 10 first place votes and was picked to win the OAC in the coaches poll.  Etta and JCU were 2, 3 and had the remaining first place votes.

I'm slightly surprised by the poll.  Mount returns 1st team All-OAC PG Nathan Bower-Malone along with one other starter in Friga.  They also have reigning OAC Frosh of the yr Collen Gurley back at wing.  I figured they'd be top 3?  They do have at least two impact newcomers in Logan Hill and Chris Painter.  Hill is an athletic 6'7" post who transferred from Toledo.  He played his HS ball at Jackson so that's the connection to Mount.  Painter is a very talented freshman G from STVM.  I'd think he will contribute right away. 

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 02, 2019, 03:46:24 pm »
Bradley is having a rough day.  ONU just throws to whichever WR he's covering every pass play.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 02, 2019, 02:06:53 pm »
This PAT issue isn't going away.  Another botched attempt luckily bailed out by a PI call when Burkes rolled out to pass.  Take 2 the kick was good.  14-3. 

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: October 31, 2019, 07:36:24 pm »
Im column 2 this week.  Im tepid on WashU and tend to agree with USee.  Im looking for Augie to jump back in for me this week.

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