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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:01:40 pm »
I agree with a couple of points I've read above.  First, Trine isn't as "down" as some were thinking before the season began.  There are some issues yet to resolve but there is a lot of talent on this team and they could cause some trouble for people.  Second, about the officiating, I was at the Trine-Olivet game as well and the officiating crew was hands down the worst I have seen at any level of football ever!   Someone in the Trine stands yelled that they should "go back to working high school"  and then another guy said they should "go back to Foot Locker"!   Best line of the game.  Anyway, it was a beautiful football day and obviously, for me, a great result.

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:38:03 am »
Well last night was a little dose of reality for us Thunder fans.  It shows how spoiled we are because of the success of the last three years.  I wasn't around for the NAIA TSU teams but I believe last years team was the best in Trine/TSU history (at least the NCAA history). To think that we could lose that talented group of seniors and not "miss a beat" may have been what Thunderhead calls "drinking the gatorade".  At any rate it wasn't realistic. Things were certainly different last night. After only one game it's easier to identify the "whats" than the "whys" but is pretty clear a lot has to improve for the Thunder to have another championship season. Can you chalk it up to new team- new chemistry, first start jitters, or something else? I don't know. We've been here before, though.  Two years ago - at the beginning of a championship season we barely escaped Manchester with a win and there were a lot of shaking heads but things did get better...a lot better. A pretty famous Big Ten coach - now deceased- used to say that college football teams improved the most between their first and second games.  Let's hope that's true!

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DePauw just had a pep band in the stands.  Trine's band performed a whole halftime show.  It was very nice and the DePauw fans even seemed to appreciate it.

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TUAngola there is a precedent for traveling marching bands.  Last year in a really nice move the Trine athletic department provided the money for Trine's band to travel to Greencastle for the opening round playoff game with DePauw. Having the band and a huge contingent of fired-up fans (more than the Tigers did) turned an old Depauw stadium into Trine South and it almost felt like a home game.   Great Day!

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Hi All, I'm back and although I have not posted anything, I have been reading your board and have to say that your members are very smart, respectful, and friendly. Are you all coaches or what? Most boards have at least some idiots, not this one!

I joined the board because it was rumored that a player from the high school in this area was going to attend Trine University. Then after I joined I heard he was talking to Arizona State. However now I heard that he is for sure going to Trine.
This is good news because it is close enough to come see some games. My friends and I saw Trine play Whitewater last year and liked them. They played a great game.
For the last two years our area high school was rated #2 in the State of Wisconsin.
The player I speak of was our two year QB. I won't bore you with stats but in two years he led the team to 22 wins and 2 losses, playing the states best every week. Like most good QB's he throws well from the run, but what makes this guy stand out is that he is deadly from the pocket. (Very Poised)
I don't know much about Trine but read enough to see that there is some great coaching going on down there.
Now I'm not saying that our QB is coming there to start and be a big star. I have no facts on anything about why he chose to go there. I have no idea what QB's they already have. But I did read about Watt and my buddies and I think that if our boy chose Trine, then there must be some great things being done there.
So no matter if our guy starts or not there will be a bunch of Wisconsin cars in Trines parking lot.



This is Orientation week at Trine and the excitement for football is building already!  The coaching staff spoke of concentrating on quality rather than numbers with this freshman class and yet the expectation now is that close to 100 new freshmen will report to camp in August!
You are right about Trine having some great coaches and this is nowhere more true than at the QB position.  Coach Simrell brings a wealth of experience you won't find very often at the D3 level. I'm sure the QB you are talking about was heavily influenced by that.  Replacing Eric as well as a really talented group of seniors at a lot of positions will obviously be a huge challenge for the Thunder but the cupboard certainly isn't bare! 

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 24, 2010, 03:13:56 pm »
Dittos on the Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone.  The same is true for the congratulations to Eric Watt.  What a pleasure it has been to watch that young man grow as a leader and athlete.  I can't wait for Saturday.  I don't care about the whole respect issue...I guess you eventually get the respect you deserve.....If the Thunder can pull off the upset Saturday there's no question about the respect they'll receive.  I think this game represents an incredible opportunity for my son and his teammates.  If you want to be the best you need to beat the best...so let's have at it and see where we really stand - no fear - all out!  I really want a win though for really selfish reasons......I don't want this ride to end....so go get 'em Thunder.  This is one proud Dad who wouldn't miss it for the world!!!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 14, 2010, 01:03:45 pm »
On to Salem!

Don't be afraid to jump the gun a little....

According to the d3football.com daily dose projected bracket, first you have to be ready to go "On to Naperville" as the projected bracket has Trine going to #5 North Central

Not jumping the gun at all.....merely stating a goal.   Would you really prefer the goal to be On to Naperville or On to Springfield, or wherever?  My point was that the Thunder have earned respect but whether they get it or not doesn't really matter as I have no doubt they will strap it up and come out to play tough whoever they draw and wherever they play.   I would rather set the goal high and take the chance of failing than set it low and succeed!

As your name is TrineDAD, I'm sure you wouldn't nderstand this, but as a player and a coach you only look to the next game. If you're looking forward to Salem, you're gonna lose, guarantee it. You look at one game at a time, that's the approach the coaches have to take, the players have to take, and that's how you have to do it. You say set the goal high and suceed, sure, even Olivet's goal was to make the Stagg Bowl....you just need to be looking at one game at a time, and be ready for NCC or whoever you're gonna get, cuz I sure plan to be watching ESPN News today in between 2, and 2:30 for the seeding anouncements...


Assume away, sflzman

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 14, 2010, 08:16:16 am »
On to Salem!

Don't be afraid to jump the gun a little....

According to the d3football.com daily dose projected bracket, first you have to be ready to go "On to Naperville" as the projected bracket has Trine going to #5 North Central

Not jumping the gun at all.....merely stating a goal.   Would you really prefer the goal to be On to Naperville or On to Springfield, or wherever?  My point was that the Thunder have earned respect but whether they get it or not doesn't really matter as I have no doubt they will strap it up and come out to play tough whoever they draw and wherever they play.   I would rather set the goal high and take the chance of failing than set it low and succeed!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 13, 2010, 07:06:05 pm »
The Thunder have suited up and played whoever took the field against them each week this season.  Sometimes it's as impressive when a team executes well against an opponent they expect to dominate as it is when they stay tough through a close game.  What's that you say, Iowa or Utah? Say what you will about Trine's opponents but the Thunder have shown up and played hard each week.  They deserve their undefeated season, they deserve to host a playoff game or two but sometimes you don't get everything you deserve...so be it.....Bring them on....whether we play in Angola or Naperville or Springfield I don't give a flying ****.   On to Salem!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 08, 2010, 11:10:43 am »
Thanks sflzman!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 08, 2010, 05:52:05 am »
I'll work on that.....although I'll probably need my son's help!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:40:49 pm »
I think the thing I was most impressed with in Trine's win over Kzoo yesterday was the way the team executed in the first half.  I know coaches always say you take them one at a time and the next opponent is always the toughest and so on.  But, I don't think that anyone on Trine's team really thought that Kzoo would beat them.  That is a dangerous thing.  It is a tribute to the coaches and the team itself, and it is consistent with the way this team has approached each game that the Thunder came out firing on all cylinders on offense and defense in the first half.  Trine made it clear from the very first series that there would be no upset in Kzoo this year!  With that kind of focus and execution next week and beyond who knows how long this season might last!!!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 05, 2010, 05:57:13 pm »
Frankly, Trine's run so far had been so dominant that doing a lot of chest thumping on this board has seemed a little like piling on.  That being said...my son is a senior...I have enjoyed the hell out of this season and I do not want it to end.  I cannot be real objective but this is a deep and talented team that has been focused all season long.  I expect no less tomorrow.  As pointed out above Trine is a team that has got to be a defensive coach's nightmare. There are simply too many weapons to cover them all.  And while the offense gets all the press the defense has been a constant smothering presence and as the weather gets colder that becomes an even more important weapon.  I'd be shocked if this team failed to "show up" tomorrow or next week and expect an undefeated regular season.  How far they go in the playoffs....who knows...but the talent is there, the ability is there, the coaching is there.....what a ride!!

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: September 18, 2010, 07:45:25 pm »
A really solid win for the Thunder this afternoon....35 to 14!   Actually it could have been 42 to 14 but Trine elected to take a couple of knees at the end of the game (are those of you who accused the Thunder of running up the Bluffton score listening?)  instead of getting another score.  I've not seen any stats but the Thunder pretty much owned the second half after the first half resulted in a 14-14 tie.  For those around the nation who had doubted Trine I'd say the doubts were answered.  This is a team playing with confidence and is a team to be reckoned with.

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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: September 02, 2010, 11:09:06 pm »
What a difference a year makes.  After an all day rain the skies cleared and the only Thunder heard was on the field.  A really impressive opener from Trine. This team looked hungry and came out firing on all cylinders.  I am anxious to see the stats but the offense appeared to be pretty balanced between the run and the pass.  Even with the loss of Mario Brown there was no shortage of talented receivers and several running backs were impressive as well.  Watt seemed totally in control and gave you the feeling that any time he wanted to he could pass - or run - the offense out of trouble.  The defense played really well also.  Again I am anxious to see Manchesters offensive stats but they can't be good.  The QB was under pressure all the time from a great Trine D-line and the D backs made some really nice plays as well.  For an opening game there were few penalties on either side which I thought was impressive.  No subsitution calls or jumping offsides or illegal procedures.  Trine appeared in midseason form and it was a great night to be Trinedad.

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