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General football / Re: USA Football Bowl abruptly cancelled
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:34:35 am »
Gotta kinda wonder how all the scouts and agents knew not to show up, and the players and their families kept spending on hotels.  Something tells me this is gonna be a bonanza for lawyers.

Only if you can get blood from a stone. Lawyers generally know not to go after someone with no money to shell out, and I'm guessing he doesn't have any of the money laying around in a bank account. Guessing the scouts and agents were never going to show up, but it's a good hook to tell these kids they will be there. Gives them hope and helps get them to shell out.

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Men's soccer / Re: D3 player selected in MLS Superdraft
« on: January 15, 2016, 08:41:46 pm »
With the USL affiliates I expect MLS teams will be more willing to take on development players. They don't eat up roster slots, get paid peanuts, and are under contract if they pan out. It'll be nice to see how much this helps MLS. Not every draft pick needs to be immediate impact or cut, so technical, instead of pure athlete, should become more attractive in the lower draft rounds.

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Looks like former Williams HFC Kelton has found a home as new HFC D2 Shorter Univ (Georgia).
http://coosavalleynews.com/2016/01/a-new-era-begins-kelton-named-hawks-head-football-coach/

Uggh. Well, nowhere to go but up I guess. Shorter hasn't transitioned well to DII (from NAIA) in football. Think they've won something like 4 conference games in 3 years.  Stadium is nice enough though. Fertile area for recruiting, but a lot of competition.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:29:45 pm »
We can thank E&H to providing the avenue for many East and south teams

Maryville also beat first year program ETSU. So they provide a different tree.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:19:10 pm »
To be fair, there are a million ways to do it. W&L knocked off RMC, so you could slot them in there as well. But yes, lots of fun to be had.

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My son told me about this when he came home from high school yesterday and I thought he was joking. Good luck to the WIAA on this one!

I like Oz's comment, but realistically, next step would seem to be banning any cheering at all, right?  Wouldn't want to make the opposition feel bad for not receiving equal encouragement.  Those in attendance will be required to sit in silence.

Wearing only neutral colors!

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: January 12, 2016, 02:31:46 pm »
Love it!  Someone has a lot of time on their hands.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:14:07 am »
Quit being lazy Wally! Read! "Essentially" being the operative word. I said they can recruit but they can't do it the same way D1 coaches can, and you know this. Yes they recruited Spencer, and Lally, and Scott and so on - but they can't really offer them anything to entice them to campus like D1 coaches can. Never said they are a coincidence - that is just lazy, hack analysis and if anyone else does it you are the first to be an arse about it. Go ahead - start your karma snipes now.

DI coaches can't offer anything the next DI coach coming to the living room can't offer. There is little comparative advantage. Sure there is a difference between what DI and DIII can offer, but a 4/5 star that Nick Saban is after isn't comparing what Alabama can offer to what UMU can offer, he is looking at Alabama versus LSU.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:08:49 am »
LK's job and Nick Saban's job are very, very different. While the football components overlap, the media spotlight, outside responsibilities, external pressure to win, recruitment battles and more are completely different. If you consider Xs and Os, I think LK stacks up against anyone.

If you consider the ancillary factors and responsibilities of being a DI coach, versus a DIII coach, it is a different animal. I don't mind people claiming a D1 coach is the best in the nation. They are competing at the highest level of collegiate football. LK had his option to try and join that fraternity and compete at that level and for various reasons chose not to.

It is hard to be considered the best if you aren't competing at the highest level.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 11, 2016, 03:02:00 pm »
+K. I had not thought about that. Then again - if he is "coaching" QBs wouldn't he be listed, whereas if he is helping out with QBs it would be more unofficial? I guess it depends on how the CFoH defines "active".

Yeah. I have no idea. But it is interesting to think about. Personally I think what he does is indicative of coaching from what I've heard bandied about regarding his time during games and practices and rumors of visiting recruits. That all seems like coaching to me. But none of what I've heard may be accurate either. In the end, I really don't care if he went in a decade ago or if he doesn't go in until he fully retires from UMU. So long as he goes in.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 11, 2016, 02:46:07 pm »
"Criteria for coach nominees:
While each nominee's football achievements are of prime consideration, his post-football record as a citizen is also weighed. He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man with love of his country.
A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement or immediately following retirement provided he is at least 70 years of age. Active coaches become eligible at 75 years of age.
The nominee must have held a head coaching position at the collegiate level for at least ten years.
The nominee must hold at least a .600 career record over the course of 100 games or more."

From Wikipedia, which isn't always accurate, but is certainly easy...

From College Football HoF:
http://www.cfbhall.com/inductees/inductees-selection-process/

So wiki was right ??? . Well let's see: 3 years after retirement (check). Coach for at least ten years (check). A .600 career record over at least 100 games.....(CHECK+++).
Got no answers on this one.

I wonder if the question becomes has he really retired? I know he's not listed on the coaching staff on the website, but it is oft discussed that he is the QB coach or another role for the offense. I doubt being AD matters, but it may be that he simply isn't considered retired yet. Just a guess.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: January 11, 2016, 02:36:42 pm »
"Criteria for coach nominees:
While each nominee's football achievements are of prime consideration, his post-football record as a citizen is also weighed. He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man with love of his country.
A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement or immediately following retirement provided he is at least 70 years of age. Active coaches become eligible at 75 years of age.
The nominee must have held a head coaching position at the collegiate level for at least ten years.
The nominee must hold at least a .600 career record over the course of 100 games or more."

From Wikipedia, which isn't always accurate, but is certainly easy...

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General football / Re: Playoffs -- 2015
« on: January 08, 2016, 08:12:27 pm »
As an SEC fan, the Alabama Mich State game was totally what I expected.

I may have SEC blinders on, but I think that Urban Meyer beat Alabama last year by playing knowing how to play SEC-football.

I don't think that MSU was quite ready for an SEC opponent of Alabama's caliber.

Alabama Clemson should be fun!

Then how do you explain Michigan blowing out Florida far worse than Alabama did?  Jim Harbaugh has no SEC experience.

Because Harbaugh is a really good coach, Michigan got better almost every week, and the Wolverines had something to prove in that bowl game (yes, everyone else is tired of hearing how good the SEC is and wants to take them down a peg!). Florida, on the other hand, was not that good a team on average (really good defense, really awful offense), and the defense, which absolutely carried them every game this year, had zero desire to play a bowl game all by themselves. They got up for the SEC title game, it was a (very low) chance to make the playoffs, prove a conference point, and win a meaningful trophy. The WhoCares.com bowl was just standing in the way of a veteran and tired defense going pro that knew it would get no help from the offense.

But was the Florida/Michigan game a real indicator of all SEC teams versus all Big10 teams? No. Just the same way AL/Mich State wasn't either. Or the embarrassment for the Big10 that was Iowa in the Rose Bowl. Or the massive difference in quality between the SEC East, which isn't any better than any other Power 5 division in any other conference, and the SEC West, which is, unfortunately, the deepest division in college football.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: January 08, 2016, 11:44:09 am »
i never said "they are too good for too long so they must be cheating". Where do you get that?

You are correct. You didn't. I take it back.

Students - plural. Not student - singular.

We only know about the one. He could have been there for more. Or it could have been a side trip from something else. Lots of coaches do sweeps through areas. If this was the top target he might have made sure to be at the game, while spending other time tracking down other kids.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: January 08, 2016, 10:57:39 am »
The NCAA for the most part allows D3 to police themselves.

Yep. And if UMU was out of line I guarantee you someone in the OAC would have raised a stink. They did catch E&H for something and we've seen other actions in DIII periodically. Something so blatant as off-campus recruiting if it is not allowed when there is a media report, a twitter post, and more of LK being off campus? There would have been holy he!! raised if it wasn't allowed.

Find something that is concrete about UMU doing something wrong. Simply saying they are too good for too long so they must be cheating is nothing more than internet rumor mongering and simply pointless.

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