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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: March 14, 2018, 06:53:31 pm »
Would I bash a D3fb school for playing a fake school if their SOS took a hit?  no.  I get that there are hurdles to scheduling games, but there should be a punishment for playing such games.  As long as the garbage team (Faith, Mid Georgia, etc) hurts team A just like garbage OAC teams (Wilm, Musky, etc) hurt Mount, then I think that would be fair.

I do agree that the NCAA avoiding dealing with these games in the selection/seeding criteria is not ideal.  It cuts both ways though- UWW didn't get appropriate credit for their games against NAIA's Morningside during that home and home series. 

It's also not clear right now how the selection committee is using SOS.  Last year it seemed like they didn't pay much attention to it, unless it really underscored a decision one way or another.  But it was also easily brushed off when it wasn't supportive (say, like with Frostburg's at-large case).  The utility of that criteria is rapidly diminishing as conferences get larger and there are fewer and fewer out-of-conference games that create statistically significant SOS separation as it is currently calculated by the NCAA. 

I don't think it's fair to say that Wilmington and Muskingum hurt Mount Union's SOS in a way that impacts Mount Union's selection (as an at-large in 2016) or their seeding (they were seeded fairly in 2017 and in every other year where they've hosted through the semifinals).  You're over-blowing that point.

I agree that UWW didn't get enough credit for scheduling Morningside.  SOS in D3fb seems like a flawed system to me.

I agree the sos is flawed.
Specific to UWW though Iím not sure it hurt them in 2015. UWW lost a close game on the road to UWO in regular season, which I believe is the sole reason they had to travel in the playoffs to Wheaton, UWO and some D2 school in Alliance.
Can a reasonable case be made that UWW should have had home-field at least against Wheaton if their sos was properly boosted by the Morningside game? 

Like the man said, yes, it can always be worse. UWW could lose to UWP, UWL or UWS or such. 
But thatís no way to think about our chances for going to see the Stagg Bowl in Texas.

There is no doubt Peter Jennings impressed Coach Bullis. This being Coach Bís third crack at an OC hire, Iím confident he had a very clear idea what he wanted to see and hear from a candidate. UWW will return to greatness when all three phases come together to contribute to the game plan. A methodical offense will make life much easier for the D and Special Teams.

North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: March 02, 2018, 11:21:18 am »
Yeah, see, again, you fail to understand that D-III schools don't want to schedule these teams. Don't waste all of our time with your ridiculous arguing past the actual conversation.

This is the main point Merle, D3 teams do not want to schedule these teams, but do so to fill a schedule so their players can play.

Now, if it turns out UWW had any of the following options for an open week:
Faith School Club Team
NAIA any team
D 2 mid to low level team
Non Scholarship program like Butler
D3 team that would only do a 1 yr deal only if they hosted

And chose Faith Club Team, Iíd be extremely disappointed in UWW.
It would be nice to know if UWW had these options. If they did, then IMO they should lose sos points.

North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: March 01, 2018, 04:00:14 pm »
Who should they play, then?

This is the question I wish Merle would answer.

Merle, I completely understand your point regarding sos, but scheduling games isnít just about protecting sos.
The programs also have a responsibility to the players to get 10 games on the schedule.
Maybe the answer to this question isnít universal- Would you rather not play a game at all or play VA-Lynchburg?
Merle, would you still bash UWW for playing a faith school as long as their sos took a hit?

North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:35:35 pm »
Iíd love to have Poorman at UWW, he fits the UWW style- as long as he qualifies academically of course.

North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:51:53 am »
Jk, I agree entirely that coaches and parents should avoid the ďwin as many games as possibleĒ attitude and approach.
I know weíve all heard this from the better coaches, but itís true and itís true for all aspects of life. Winning the game or winning the enrollment at a prestigious college or winning the sale or winning the battle with an illness is all about accepting the fact that we have to win as many of the little challenges as possible. Itís a challenge and requires uncomfortable effort to retain good form every play, itís a challenge and requires effort to study every day and itís a major challenge and requires uncomfortable effort to fight an illness.

We as parents and coaches should relish the opportunity to teach kids the importance of winning the little challenges because we know it will help them in the long run.

North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:59:19 pm »
So the posting trend on this board for youth sports is:
Kids and parents make the rules.
Donít require practice.
No matter what, make sure itís ďfunĒ. 

The most fun I saw any teams have were the teams that won. Sure itís progressive. T-Ballers have fun picking dandelions. But the older they got, Iím convinced the kids had more fun when they were successful.
Like I told several youth football parents that wanted things a bit easier and fun: Trust me, there is nothing fun for your son when heís getting burried every play by the kid across the line of scrimmage.
Life is competitive, from start to finish.

North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:30:54 pm »
On the other side of the over zealous parents living vicariously through their kids, I think many parents today are afraid to motivate/push/set reasonable expectations for their kids because they donít want to be viewed as that over-bearing parent.

Thatís the good thing about optics, itís all about adjusting the view.
Hey, UWW attracts the quality of coaches that are desired by D1 programs.

And the search continues........

Itís an interesting scenario in that both UWW and UWL are looking for an offensive coordinator. I assume guys (or gals) will apply at both schools? If youíre interviewed, do you present one big picture plan for UWW and a different big picture plan for UWL, or is your pitch the same for both?

Glad to see a D2 scheduled. I agree that it should be a better primer for conference.
Iím not a believer that the road games were the problem for UWW and they shouldnít be for UWO. Your youth on offense will be interesting to see and they will get a good indoctrination pre conference.

I see UWW received a couple commitments (I believe this is an accurate term since thatís what they did) from one of our local high schools. Teammates Holte (WR/DB) and Mlinarich (QB). Iím anxious to see how they do given the great familiarity they have w each other. Obviously there is no guarantee they will make the team let alone start at some point, but the tandem has likely played together for many years. Hopefully they can time their place in practice lines so they are working together.
Perhaps they ďsignedĒ as an all or nothing deal. :)

I wonder what message gets reposted more often:
There is no signing day for Division 3...
The rankings do not determine playoff teams or pairings?

Hey ww, my guess is you already knew there arenít signings, but now that dachamp screamed it at you, donít ever confuse us again.

UWO made it easy for a new and true UWW recruiting slogan. 
Warharks know the math. 6 > 35-10.

UWL is my preseason pick.

This news, however, may change my outlook: "Waukesha West (WI) 2018 RB/LB Peter MacCudden has committed to UW-Oshkosh. Huge pickup for the Titans and head coach Pat Cerroni. MacCudden was four year standout at West. At one time held D1 offer from Ohio; also a number of D2 offers. #wisfb"

This kid is a stud, sort of reminds me of a quicker Dylan Hecker with his power- and even his occasional passing. On one hand I can see why he chose UWO as he likely sees himself in that Hecker role. On the other hand, come on MacCudden, don't you want to win the BIG games? UWO hasn't figured that out even with the most powerful running game in D3. Mr. MacCudden, in the biggest game of the careers of the UWO seniors, the top two running backs only had 18 carries in a game UWO desperately needed to run the clock.
UWW has some big plans going forward, come join the fun. 

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