Not sold on GC at this point. Until they learn how to play defense I just don't see them winning the ODAC. HSC has put 115 points on them the last two years. That is not going to get it done. I see GC in the top four but I still think HSC, RMC, W&L will fight it out for the title with GC playing more of a spoiler role. I do see GC being in the title hunt in 2015 if all key players stay in school. I've talked alot about OOC schedules. I think HSC has stepped it up next year opening up at Wabash and playing CNU in the second week.I think most would agree, not the two easiest opponents to open the season, certainly not warm ups in an effort to prepare for the ODAC title run.
I think W&L will be very, very young next year in the offensive skill positions. I have great hopes for Hollerith and the FY QB who played some this year, but they need some better options to run the sweep and outside option plays, or they will be in trouble like they were this year. Also need at least one receiver that can scare some people into being honest. Not sure about defensively, this year's defense was better than last, but there were a few seniors. RMC will probably be there, E&H will have a new coach, Shenandoah will be in year 2 of Coach Yoder. Everyone has now seen some of what he offers, so we'll see if they can build on this year.
Guilford was good against everyone BUT HSC. They have a stumbling block with the Tigers they need to get over. But they were so young this year, they will be better next year. The loss at Catholic was part of the HSC hangover. They also need to be better against what will probably be a pretty good Methodist team (assuming the OOC stays the same). We'll see about the Quakers, but I think we can expect good things from them.
Too early to think about seriously, but that HSC-Wabash game has some great possibilities.