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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: February 02, 2020, 09:20:58 am »
I have at least applied for the HC position.  We will see what happens next.  And the HC where I teach has been hounding me for a meeting.  I have to explore the position where I currently coach first.

Thank you everyone for chiming in and offering support and advice!

RC

Your thoughtful spelling out your situation and the decision process you are going through was excellent work.  Taking time to write this out so that others can understand had the added benefit of helping you better understand. The advice you got from all was great

The only thing I would add is to follow your heart and go for the the right fit. Even the one of the greatest D3 football coaches of all time knew when it was time to move on when the fit wasnít right. 

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 25, 2020, 09:19:00 am »
This goes into the "who cares, it's not football" category.

Dr. Thomas Botzman, president of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvana, has been named the 13th president of the University of Mount Union.

I saw the white smoke coming from Chapman Hall, so I knew we had a new leader.

So there. 🎓 ❗️

It sounds like you think Botzman is a good guy. If true it is a shame the change didnít occur a year earlier.

Botzman makes a lot of sense.  He's a NEOhioan and "Mount guy."  Long time professor before moving into admin roles.  Almost every accounting/finance/Econ major around my age had him because he taught Quant 1 and 2 which we all took.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:08:09 pm »
worst coached game should have title good riddance

If this is anywhere near representative, y'all don't deserve the Kehres family.

Wally I have a lot of respect for you.  A lot of people donít really know, but I assume you do.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:54:15 pm »
These are changes we should celebrate.  LK deserves to retire while still young enough to enjoy it. VK was going to have difficulty getting out of his father's shadow at Mount, and an MAC position coach is a smart forward advancement for him.  LK takes pride in the school and program and isn't going to leave it in worse shape than he found it.  The next head coach will not be a replacement, but will be someone LK trusts to take the program forward within the goals and expectations of the administration.  I doubt either was forced out by the president or board.  LK would not back down from that type of challenge.  After over 30 years, the next chapter begins.  The landscape of D3 is different than it was in 1986.  I expect the new coach will be prepared for the challenges it presents.

Not forced out .... driven is probably a better word.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 28, 2019, 10:18:21 pm »
Kevin Burke is still playing professional football. Kevin is QB for Osos Rivas in Madrid, Spain.

Best of luck Kevin.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 24, 2019, 04:10:43 pm »
Final Top 25

#1  NCC   Perfect. They ARE the champs.
#2. UWW. What? Just because they lost in the Stagg Bowl doesn't, necessarily, mean they
                are second.
#3  UMU. Third.? Behind UWW? With apologies to my friends from Whitewater, I can  only
               Imagine what Mount  would do against UWW!
#4-25.     Whatever.

Every year, it seems we get our diehards complaining about the standings. Looks
like I just became one. Oh well, there's always next year.

Enjoy the holiday Season! 🎄 🍷  :)

MUC57 the reason people complain is they are normally not correct. UWW went far without elite talent.


Craft

With all do respect, your comments are so off the mark, I refuse to respond!
I'm done.   :-

MUC57

After reading your response I went back and reread what I posted.  You were right I was off the mark with my comments. I was actually agreeing with you.  What I left out of my comment was that when I said ďtheyĒ I meant the polls, as in they arenít always correct.

Merry Christmas

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 23, 2019, 08:24:08 pm »
Final Top 25

#1  NCC   Perfect. They ARE the champs.
#2. UWW. What? Just because they lost in the Stagg Bowl doesn't, necessarily, mean they
                are second.
#3  UMU. Third.? Behind UWW? With apologies to my friends from Whitewater, I can  only
               Imagine what Mount  would do against UWW!
#4-25.     Whatever.

Every year, it seems we get our diehards complaining about the standings. Looks
like I just became one. Oh well, there's always next year.

Enjoy the holiday Season! 🎄 🍷  :)

MUC57 the reason people complain is they are normally not correct. UWW went far without elite talent.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 21, 2019, 03:46:27 pm »
North Central and Mount, 1 and 2.  This was not a strong WWW squad.  I think the North Central D line was stout, and they took away the run from both Mount and WWW, which resulted in victories.  Will be interesting to see if Kamienski has a good year next season with a different QB.  WWW QB was average at best, and his ground game was basically non-existent.   Has Wheaton named a coach yet?  Swider will be a tough act to follow.

I have a lot of respect for Logan Hansen and his Hansen Ratings website.  Logan posted on Twitter his final top 10 for D3 for 2019 as follows:

1. North Central
2. Mount Union
3.  Whitewater
4.  Wheaton
5.  St. Johnís
6.  Mary Harden-Baylor
7.  Muhlenberg
8.  Salisbury
9.  Delaware Valley
10.  Wartburg

I think that order is about right.

Congratulations to North Central on their impressive run to the well deserved championship. 

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Congratulations to the North Central College Cardinals on very impressive victory last night and a well deserved championship.

The game was very entertaining.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 17, 2019, 08:18:27 pm »
I just this on Twitter.

The NCAA also confirmed that @MountUnionFB's D'Angelo Fulford has broken the NCAA all time record that's stood for 25 years. Fulford finished with a passing efficiency of 230.4, previous record was Eureka's Mike Simpson in 1994 of 225.0.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:22:22 am »
Iím sure the NCC UMU game will be a great game and Iím planning on going to it.

I did a little researching on D3football listing of past season records that went back to 1998 for both teams.  Based on those records going back to 1998 NCC counting last weekís win has a playoff record of 13 wins and 10 losses with the magic year of 2013 When they lost by one point in the semifinals to UMU.   In the same time period UMU has a playoff record of 84 wins and 12 losses   Iím not sure how much of an advantage the past records will have on the game except for maybe a slight advantage in critical game playoff experience and the amount of extra practices earned over the years.

In any event, the game will be won on the field.  May the best team win and injuries kept to a minimum.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Seems cheesy,  but Iím really thankful for this community. I havenít been as active as in the past, but I still check in almost daily for the insight and conversation. Itís great to have a place where it can happen and people who like D3 as much as(or more than) I do.

NC has its work cut out for them. I think that Hansen spread is probably a good barometer. What is really hard to quantify when you play Mount is their experience. Since each year they go deep into the playoffs, first they will have potentially 5 or 6 difficult games per year as opposed to 2 or 3 for a team that regularly advances to the second round. That game experience can really give you an extra encyclopedia of knowledge when facing difficult situations. Add in the fact that by the time they are seniors, they have had basically a whole additional season of practice because of the deep playoff runs/championships.

The Wheaton game has me concerned. Any time you play a team that wonít ďgo awayĒ it can be mentally taxing and mental errors can increase the upset snowball rolling down the hill. Add in the Thunderís problems with penalties, and the situation can get more dangerous. Plus Thanksgiving weekend is a weird time to play at home since the student section is diminished. That said, I think Wheaton has the athletes to overcome, but I hope to see the offense like it was against WashU instead of against Carroll/Martin Luther.

I think the NCC UMU game will be a good entertaining game.  You correctly pointed out an advantage Mount has in the amount of extra weeks of practices UMU gets by running deep into the playoffs almost every year. Many a junior at UMU starts his is junior year with an extra 10 weeks of practice (equivalent to a full extra year).  Mount Union leverages these extra practices by having intense practices scheme to maximize competition for position ranking. NNC often have very good teams and they have made the playoffs 8 of the last 10 years. This year the history hasnít yet been written, but in the 7 other playoff runs in the last 10 years twice they got past the 2nd round with the 2013 one point loss to UMU in the semifinals being the furthest they have gotten in football during the time period.  NCC is a top notice team and once they can consistently get further in the playoffs I expect them to also be able to leverage the luxury of additional practices.

I wish both teams good luck and good health. 

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:19:00 am »
There are many things Iím thankful of. When it comes to college football Iím thankful that this time of year for D3 football playoffs but even more thankful that unlike most years the games donít get very competitive until the 3rd or 4th round of the playoffs. Saturdayís UMU and NCC match up should be a very entertaining and competitive game.  Both teams so far this year have blown the other team out with their games already decided by halftime which wonít be the case Saturday.

To get a better view of how both teams have done in the first half of their games I calculated that UMU is scoring at an average of 38.8 points by halftime while giving up only an average of 2.7 points.  NCC numbers are equally impressive in scoring an average of 36.4 points by halftime while giving up an average of 7.2

UMU    38.8   2.7
NCC    36.4   7.2 

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:03:50 am »
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:18:19 pm »
A snowy blast from the past!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0V-qE6zLG4

I remember Larry Kehres directing the snow removal before game and at half time. It was a great game.

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