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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 03:06:01 pm »
So, the team with 35th most votes in the National Poll is going to finish 5th out of 8 in the ODAC?  You guys may be right, but I see GC still having enough talent to be a top tier conference team.  Of course, given some of the parity in the ODAC, the difference between 2nd or 3rd and 5th or 6th might be one ODAC win.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 21, 2016, 02:52:09 pm »
Hasa I will be pleasantly surprised if W&L starts 1-0. It's a tall task to win at JHU. They haven't lost at home in the regular season since 2010. W&L hasn't won a road opener since the 60s. I would be over the moon if they win that game, let alone the odds on running the table again.
I think a true Gennie fan would find a way to be in Baltimore on Sept. 3.  I believe you are right, JHU will be a good test for W&L.   I saw the GC at W&L game last year in person and it will be a tough pill to swallow for some time.  W&L earned the championship last year ... you have to take your hat off to any team that goes 10-0.

I wish I could, but it's just too far and too expensive for me. Especially given the other trips on the schedule this year.

If you're in Baltimore on Sept. 3, I hope it's to watch the Orioles-Yankees game. You'd be two days late for JHU-W&L. :)
You know, I should have known I'd get busted for not checking if it was a Thursday night game.  lol

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:13:06 pm »
Hasa I will be pleasantly surprised if W&L starts 1-0. It's a tall task to win at JHU. They haven't lost at home in the regular season since 2010. W&L hasn't won a road opener since the 60s. I would be over the moon if they win that game, let alone the odds on running the table again.
I think a true Gennie fan would find a way to be in Baltimore on Sept. 3.  I believe you are right, JHU will be a good test for W&L.   I saw the GC at W&L game last year in person and it will be a tough pill to swallow for some time.  W&L earned the championship last year ... you have to take your hat off to any team that goes 10-0.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 19, 2016, 10:39:06 pm »
W&L ranks 20th in the D3football.com preseason poll. With a week 1 visit to No. 15 Johns Hopkins there is good opportunity to move up or out. Guilford gets a smattering in the RV category, H-SC gets a single vote. Between JHU, Guilford, C-M-S in the RV category, and H-SC, if all teams play to their D3football.com expected potential W&L is facing one tough schedule this year.
I hope W&L has a fine season, but I am doubtful they'll run the regular season table again.  Guilford has a lot returning, especially on the OL and DL, but QB is the big question mark going into camp.  Another forty game starter (which is every game for Guilford during this span) with the stats Pawlowski put up is hard to find.  Receivers are still strong despite the graduation of Smith, Running game will be potent and Kicking duties are up for grabs with the graduation of Hunt. 

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 11, 2016, 06:51:01 pm »
Here's two in the conference that played at HSC and now coach at GC and ... Gulp... RMC.

http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/coaches/Zullinger?view=bio

http://rmcathletics.com/sports/fball/2009-10/bios/Mac_McConnell?view=bio
Well the H-SC soccer head coach and assistant used to be Macon guys. The former head coach is now the HC at Macon, the former assistant is the HC at Huntingdon.
I'm sure there are others ... I can think of GC's Rhett Bonner at VWC and that hurts ... just me, I guess, but there is no team in the ODAC I want GC to defeat more than the Marlins.
Speaking of Rhett Bonner, just saw where he's joined Mike Rhoades' staff at Rice after two seasons at VWC.  Nice.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 11, 2016, 06:49:28 pm »
Former Guilford Quaker Rhett Bonner joining the staff with Mike Rhoades at Rice after spending two years at VWC.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 05, 2016, 06:39:12 pm »
Here's two in the conference that played at HSC and now coach at GC and ... Gulp... RMC.

http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/coaches/Zullinger?view=bio

http://rmcathletics.com/sports/fball/2009-10/bios/Mac_McConnell?view=bio
Well the H-SC soccer head coach and assistant used to be Macon guys. The former head coach is now the HC at Macon, the former assistant is the HC at Huntingdon.
I'm sure there are others ... I can think of GC's Rhett Bonner at VWC and that hurts ... just me, I guess, but there is no team in the ODAC I want GC to defeat more than the Marlins.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 01, 2016, 02:47:49 pm »
damn, the enemy has crossed the border and joined ranks with the tigers. not sure I approve but obviously nobody asked my opinion !!!

Given the amount of crossover among the ODAC coaching staffs in various sports, though especially basketball it seems, I doubt this is the first time the Tigers have taken a former opponent into their coaching staff. Besides, he got the last laugh on the field even if HSC got the most laughs during his playing years. Perhaps HSC can consult him on how to start a new streak...  ;D
How about former Quaker and National POY Tyler Sanborn in hoops ... that one hurts too.  And GC HC Tom Palombo is a VWC grad.  All kidding aside, congratulations to all on their start into coaching as a profession.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 30, 2016, 05:19:15 pm »
Well Adam Smith from Guilford just tweeted that he is the new WR coach at H-SC.

https://twitter.com/AdamSmiff7/status/748579763292372992
Wow!  I knew Adam was hoping to get a shot with a professional team, but he'll be a great coach for the Tigers.  Can't say enough about how he represented the Quakers on and off the field ... and man, could he get open!  Best of luck 9 games this fall, Adam!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 20, 2016, 11:35:40 am »
They showed 4400 for the W&L game last year. I was there and I doubt there were 3000 in the stadium. E&H does sell and collect tickets so they should be accurate but I think there is some inflation.
I've been to GC games at E&H (granted, Guilford is not a Virginia-based rival, but they were games with ODAC and playoff implications on the line).  The announced attendance was not what I think attended.  If they had shot one of those t-shirt cannons into sections of the stands, I think you could still find a t-shirt that reads "Wasps - feel the buzz in '14" (or '12).

Totally agree.  Reading the online Sports articles for EHC can be entertaining, as well.  EHC can lose a baseball game 25-1, but their headline will read "Wasps wins 3rd inning, 1-0"
+1 CMR Made me laugh.  lol  Reminds me of an old story about a dual track meet between the USA and the USSR in Russia during the cold war.  The Americans crushed the Russians, but the Soviet headlines read "USSR Finishes Strong Second ... Americans Finish Next to Last."  lol

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 19, 2016, 05:38:22 pm »
They showed 4400 for the W&L game last year. I was there and I doubt there were 3000 in the stadium. E&H does sell and collect tickets so they should be accurate but I think there is some inflation.
I've been to GC games at E&H (granted, Guilford is not a Virginia-based rival, but they were games with ODAC and playoff implications on the line).  The announced attendance was not what I think attended.  If they had shot one of those t-shirt cannons into sections of the stands, I think you could still find a t-shirt that reads "Wasps - feel the buzz in '14" (or '12).

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 17, 2016, 05:29:42 pm »
Does E&H really average 5496 fans per game (see attendance story on d3football.com front page)?   E&H has a small student body and is in the middle of nowhere.  I just don't see how they are in 3rd place in DIII attendance.  Is the AD "guessing" or do they actually count tickets?  #NotBee-LievingTheWasps   

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:25:43 am »
Just returned from a business trip through eastern Ohio as I also did in March.  Out of pure curiosity and proximity, I stopped by to look at Hiram College in March and both Mount Union and Marietta yesterday.  Nice looking schools and football facilities.  Couldn't help but notice the Dom Capers press box at UMU.  Dom, as many of you know, was the first head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers back in the 1990s.

I sure hope it's nicer than the Phil Simms Weight room at Morehead State!  This picture does not do justice to how ugly it is. http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/1768_Phil_Simms_Weight_Training_Center.jpg
It's utilitarian for sure ... no frills here. 

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 15, 2016, 05:02:42 pm »
Hasa

Only two things about the GC experience that needs improving:

1) fans need to stop trash talking players when they walk from the locker to the field
2) can't smoke a cigar

Other than that, I enjoy the GC experience. Work on those two items for me !!!!
1.  If the trash talking happens, it shouldn't.  As a Guilford alumnus, former athlete and leader in the athletic booster club, the Quaker Club, I offer my apology.  It's a 200 yard walk from the door at Alumni Gym to the stadium entry ... and right beside a parking lot with tailgaters and through the entry plaza, so lots of opportunities for that to happen.  I can tell you that the majority of Guilford fans are respectful and would not trash talk, but I am not saying we are immune from overzealous fans.  I can also tell you that sort of activity runs counter to Quaker beliefs and would not be condoned by the administration ... but it can be difficult to completely eradicate at Guilford, and for that matter, almost anywhere.

2.  Sorry.  The no tobacco rule is very unlikely to change.  :)


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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 15, 2016, 01:09:23 pm »
thanks for the feedback. how would rank the odac facilities from top to bottom. My list would look something like this:

1) W&L
2) E&H
3) HSC
4) RMC
5) SU
6) GC
7) BC
8) CUA
I've been to all eight ... probably pretty close to my assessment.

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