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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: Yesterday at 11:53:33 pm »
We seem to be reasonably on the same page, except for DePauw - anywhere from 3rd to off the ballot! 

SOMEBODY isn't invited to my Monon Bell party.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: September 20, 2016, 12:27:44 am »
Sorry for holding everyone up. I finally got my ballot in.


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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: September 08, 2016, 12:57:04 am »
Here's a what if. What if this week's top 10 were a conference, full round robin schedule. Does Mount Union go undefeated?  9 straight weeks against those 9 teams- would they get all 9?

I say yes, and maybe only challenged once or twice in the process.

Here's the other thing. The next best team in this scenario is probably, at best, 7-3 or 6-4.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:34:35 am »
Here's a what if. What if this week's top 10 were a conference, full round robin schedule. Does Mount Union go undefeated?  9 straight weeks against those 9 teams- would they get all 9?

I say yes, and maybe only challenged once or twice in the process.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:34:09 am »
Whoever Column 5 is... that is certainly one way to order it.

Since that is the only voter who left DePauw off, I'm gonna assume your post is a complaint.  But, of course, it is also a statement of obvious fact.  After all, 1. Hope, 2. Wilmington, 3. Defiance, etc., is also 'one way to order it'! ;D

I am surprised they aren't in everybody's poll, but it's not really a complaint. Just curious on a method.

I don't think Franklin is better than Wabash, although as the resident President of the Mike Leonard Fan Club, I was pleasantly surprised they won on Saturday. Albion deserves to be in, I think. If Wabash is really that good, then Albion is also good.

All bias aside, I can't really see Witt being ahead of DePauw at this point. I personally don't know what Witt has done to reverse the result from last year.

Like I said, just curious. And trying to be humorous, which I'm not always great at.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:55:36 pm »
Whoever Column 5 is... that is certainly one way to order it.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:50:51 pm »
     Credit Albion.  I, too, think, they are very good offensively.  Adequate defensively. 

#ShallowCross4Life

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:46:46 am »
We've got ourselves a mini Monon Bell game on Indy's north side tonight.

DePauw '01 Pat Echeverria's 6th-ranked Zionsville Eagles play at Wabash '98 Jake Gilbert's 3rd-ranked Westfield Shamrocks.

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North Region football / Re: North Region Fan Poll
« on: August 30, 2016, 11:00:20 pm »
I would have put RHIT in and Franklin out, personally.

I would have no clue on 2-5. Seems awfully interchangeable to me at the moment.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 23, 2016, 12:07:33 am »
Hiya Wes, I don't believe we've ever capped the # of football recruits.  As noted a few posts before, Coach Lynch has done a great job of building interest in the program, which the numbers reflect.

Not what I was told, but you would certainly know better than me.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 21, 2016, 07:53:14 pm »
DePauw's program continues to grow with 140 listed on the 2016 roster:

http://depauwtigers.com/sports/fball/2016-17/roster

Does that clash with the school's administration at all? Often I see schools bring in big number (admin is thrilled) and then have awful retention rates (admin angry). I know DePauw is a fine institution, that's why I wonder how those number rub some of the higher-ups.

The bigger issue in years past has been getting them to pony up the financial aid for that many kids. I was told a few years ago that there was a cap on how many recruits DePauw could bring in and how much money the school would give to get those kids away from other (and cheaper) schools.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 16, 2016, 01:22:01 am »
Truthfully, I am interested to see what Albion looks like in good conditions. Mother nature did them no favors last November. Wabash flat whipped them, but Wabash was also much better equipped for snow football than Albion was.

Lot to replace on offense for them, though. QB is gone. Top 2 leading rushers are gone. Receivers 2-7 in terms of production are gone.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:56:10 am »
O/U - 2.5 wins for Allegheny in 2016

Over. Thiel, Kenyon, Hiram.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 01, 2016, 01:03:40 am »
It's really not that easy to come in to a team that BJ Hammer left and watch his defense's film and go, "Yeah. Let's do that. That worked. I want to do more of that stuff he's doing there."

There are a couple guys hanging around on that side from last year's staff. And yes, you can put guys in similar positions through base scheme, but what made that defense so great was how BJ called it. His timing on pressures and what pressures to bring was exceptional. That's not as easy as "Let me just look at his playbook and put all this crap back in for 2016."

It may all work out. They may not lose a beat and keep rolling. Or they may get down in an even front and play their base, try to be fundamentally sound, and bring less pressure. We're gonna find out next month.

I just think it's worth noting that this could be a drastically different Wabash team than we've seen in some time.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: July 31, 2016, 08:18:20 pm »
I understand Raeburn just added Tony Neymeiyer to his lineup of coaches on the O side of the ball.  Best wishes and all things good to Tony.

The elephant in the room here that hasn't been brought up in this conference measuring tape conversation is the serious turnover in the Wabash coaching staff. Changing both coordinators is a big deal, particularly when both appear to have drastically different schemes than what we've seen from Wabash in the Raeburn era.

Still think they're far and away the most talented roster, and that counts for a lot. But there are a lot of question marks, too.

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