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Curiously though, the much maligned Legion Field is hosting the Birmingham Bowl on Jan 3

Legion Field has hosted a bowl game for almost a decade. It's still an aging, deteriorating, unpleasant place to watch a game. However, it is at least a football stadium, not something all bowl games can claim with Yankee Stadium, Marlin's Stadium and a cricket field in the Bahamas also hosting games. However, with UAB abandoning Legion Field it will see even less use, and the city will devote even less to the stadium upkeep, let alone improvements.

Legion Field is in a bad section of town, although oddly enough it is close to Birmingham-Southern's beautiful campus. B-SC is walled off from the community and has been lovingly and impeccably maintained and improved over the years. Legion Field is very much a part of that section of town and has had none of the care or devotion of our local D3 institution.

Personally I think UAB abandoning the stadium is another step in the historic field's long death spiral. Birmingham will have to decide to put the money in, believing the bowl game, the Magic City Classic, a few h.s. playoff games, and various other low-key events are worth the stadium costs, or it simply needs to be put out of it's misery.

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North Region football / Re: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:02:52 am »
Yep. Extremely surprised and again very, very thankful for our system...

Me too.. BUT, I think they got it right with the 4 teams -- I'm not agreeing with their logic, necessarily.. but whatever.

Yeah, I don't think they got it wrong, but I also don't think there is much difference between Ohio State, TCU and Baylor. Ohio St seems to be playing at a high level right now but any of those three teams had good reasons to be the last one in. Interested in Fl St/Oregon. Not sure FSU is all that good, but so hard to tell because of their competition.

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North Region football / Re: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:41:20 am »
I may not get a chance to watch MUC on STO tonight, but the Buckeyes are doing their best Mount Union monkey-stomp impersonation.   :o

Still going to be the odd team out unless FSU collapses. So thankful for our AQ system

Or maybe not ...  ;D

Yep. Extremely surprised and again very, very thankful for our system...

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North Region football / Re: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2014, 10:07:55 pm »
I may not get a chance to watch MUC on STO tonight, but the Buckeyes are doing their best Mount Union monkey-stomp impersonation.   :o

Still going to be the odd team out unless FSU collapses. So thankful for our AQ system

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:51:39 am »
So you think all our spreads are too low, you won't provide any of your own, but you believe in your secret heart of hearts that NCC would have no trouble rolling both teams.

Yep. I can definitely see why you prefer what you prefer. I don't think many people will agree with you.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:39:56 am »
You. Guys. Stoppit.

How has this dude actually convinced you that this is a conversation?

Off season boredom for most of us...

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:30:48 am »
Emma  -- more than a few of us gave spreads you asked for. None of us think NCC blows out Muhlenberg or Del Val, although we shaded toward NCC being marginally better given circumstances. What would your spreads have been? That might help people understand why you think it's such a big deal they they get in over Muhlenberg or Del Val.

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West Region football / Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:17:34 am »
There is no doubt that even though we are happy for Lance and the other coaches that UWW fans now have a chip on our shoulder.  I believe the players will to, but they needed the cathartic process during practice this week to firmly plant it there.

WHD

Could be the first time in sports history a team uses "it's us against the world" as motivation...with the world being their own coaches. I guess it beats Mount or Whitewater saying nobody believed in them.

Hilarious. +K

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2014, 06:20:49 pm »
For all those that are debating this subject, I asked a question a couple of times.  Only Smed partially answered it.
I''ll remove WIAC out as it seems to create a blind spot for some.

What are the spreads:

NCC v Del Val
NCC v Muhl


I believe the way to improve the playoffs is for the committee to use greater subjectivity, in a transparent way, where they are required to explain to the fans, why they feel the teams they selected raise the level of competition in the playoffs.

Fine. I'll bite on this.

NCC at Del Val.  Del Val by 3-7.
NCC hosting Del Val. NCC by 14.

NCC at Muhl. Muhl by 7.
Muhl at NCC. NCC by 7.

How did I come up this? Well, the eye test. Del Val beat a pretty good Montclair St team but couldn't get it done when it counted against Widener or CNU. NCC beat a decent UWP, but couldn't get it done when it counted either against UWSP or Wheaton. NCC's losses came on the road, so they look better at home but seem unable to win big games on the road this year. This would be a big road game. Del Val split the losses home and away, so they aren't a sure thing at home, but they won at least one big game on the road.

For Muhlenberg, my road game against good opponent problem still exists for NCC this year. Muhl lost to a good JHU team, at home, but otherwise only Ursinus was within 2 scores. On the road, Muhlenberg gave Widener, who beat Del Val, everything they could handle and then some. NCC also dominated at home, so I would expect them to hold that serve as well.

There's my thoughts on it. There is no comparable data between any of the three teams, all played some strong, strong games, and only Muhlenberg doesn't have at least one recognizable scalp. Muhl and Del Val both have home blemishes, both to teams that made the playoffs. NCC has two road blemishes, only one to a playoff team, but both to the best teams they played.

Who wins the big games? Probably the home team, and my spreads are laid out accordingly.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2014, 05:02:28 pm »

Horrible reply since you refuse to debate the point.  UWO has a recent track record that indicates they would enhance the field of play in the playoffs.  Not only did they perform exceptionally well in their recent playoff run, every one of their games against D3 opponents were battles.  I was at the UWW-UWO game, UWO was the toughest LOS UWW played all year.  That translates to competitive play in D3.

Ridiculous. I answered your question perfectly with a quick reason why your analogy was garbage. Now you are back to UWO, which you keep insisting is not your point. As was pointed out above, UWO's recent history is mediocre, at best, except for one year. They don't deserve your pedigreed status except they are in the WIAC.

I brought up Elmhurst which is an outstanding example of the havoc and garbage your "pedigree is important" argument would cause and you didn't touch it.

You keep saying everyone else doesn't know how to make an argument, but really it's simply you don't agree with the valid points we all bring up. You just keep wanting pedigree and a smell test to trump all. It's not going to happen, it shouldn't happen, and it's ridiculous that you just keep pushing the same UWO-UWW score over and over as your main point while simultaneously claiming it isn't about UWO.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2014, 04:50:20 pm »
UWO records in the D3 Era.  I'm not sure about the pedigree of the program.  I played against them in 1998 -- we were on their 4 wins that year.  I understand they have a new coach, and they've been better since then but UW-Whitewater, they aren't.


2014 (6-4, 6-1 WIAC)
2013 (8-2, 5-2 WIAC)
2012 (13-1, 7-0 WIAC)
2011 (7-3, 5-2 WIAC)
2010 (4-6, 3-4 WIAC)
2009 (4-6, 2-5 WIAC)
2008 (4-5, 2-5 WIAC)
2007 (7-3, 4-3 WIAC)
2006 (5-5, 3-4 WIAC)
2005 (7-3, 4-3 WIAC)
2004 (5-5, 2-5 WIAC)
2003 (4-6, 1-6 WIAC)
2002 (4-6, 2-5 WIAC)
2001 (3-6, 2-5 WIAC)
2000 (3-7, 1-6 WIAC)
1999 (3-7, 2-5 WIAC)

*I do get the NCC pedigree part, though.

Clearly not my point.  Let's ditch the term pedigree since so many of you have such a hard time with it.
I'll go with recent track record or performance ok?  Anybody here have a 401k? 
Anybody look at the recent performance of a portfolio manager?  Why?

Because the entire portfolio manager's office doesn't turn over every four years and the most important part doesn't leave at the end of every year? Horrible argument.

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West Region football / Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2014, 04:32:30 pm »
Anybody know how many of Lance's assistants will be going with him to SUNY-Buffalo?

http://footballscoop.com/the-scoop/

"Buffalo: Lance Leipold has hired a number of assistants from his Wisconsin-Whitewater staff defensive coordinator Brian Borland, offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki, offensive line coach Daryl Agpalsa and wide receivers coach Alan Hensell. He has also retained running backs coach Matt Simon and defensive line coach Chris Cosh from the previous staff."

 :'(

If this turns out to be true....good god, that would be devastating for UWW. Talk about getting stripped of the best DIII coaching staff in the country and starting over.  :o

These guys are looking for a place to call home...
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/12/what_people_are_saying_about_u.html

Coach Clark will find a home. He's a good coach. FCS Samford coach Pat Sullivan stepped down, I think that might be a good destination for Clark while he recovers from UAB screwing him over.

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jknezek<

Thank you for your input to this.  I already gave you +k.

Thanks. It's been a neat discussion. I live in Birmingham but I'm not from here. I don't care about any of the D1 teams in this state except that they keep me entertained and happy coworkers make for a happier day. So it's fairly easy for me to look at this stuff without a lot of baggage. I think it's a fairly unique situation, although you could probably find a few more schools with facilities issues that might see a benefit to following UAB's lead.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2014, 03:25:20 pm »

How can any of you argue with the idea of looking at previous years performance for guidance?  The NCAA criteria allows for it now when it comes to seeding/home field.  This debate was had already.  The committee acknowledged past performance matters.

Only in a very specific case of two unbeaten teams where all other criteria has already been considered. Let's not make it more than it is.

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