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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25380 on: January 19, 2013, 04:29:18 pm »
Back to football, an excellent article about brothers Harbaughs was penned for the Classical that is quite moving, and relevant, for our board.

http://theclassical.org/articles/harbaugh-v-harbaugh
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25381 on: January 19, 2013, 10:10:14 pm »
Back to football, an excellent article about brothers Harbaughs was penned for the Classical that is quite moving, and relevant, for our board.

http://theclassical.org/articles/harbaugh-v-harbaugh

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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25382 on: January 21, 2013, 11:31:45 am »
Back to football, an excellent article about brothers Harbaughs was penned for the Classical that is quite moving, and relevant, for our board.

http://theclassical.org/articles/harbaugh-v-harbaugh

I think Barry's article worked...!!!  ;)   He should get tickets for all of us.
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25383 on: January 21, 2013, 02:36:50 pm »
The four finalists for Wooster's head coach position are on campus this week, each making a 20-minute public (to the campus community) presentation on the topic, "An Action Plan to Build a Successful Division III Football Program at The College of Wooster."

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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25384 on: January 21, 2013, 03:21:52 pm »
The four finalists for Wooster's head coach position are on campus this week, each making a 20-minute public (to the campus community) presentation on the topic, "An Action Plan to Build a Successful Division III Football Program at The College of Wooster."

And they would be...whom?
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25385 on: January 21, 2013, 03:24:12 pm »
Heard they were Seth Duerr, Nick Hajjar, Regis Scafe, and Brian Wright from FAU. Am I right, Fantastic50?

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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25386 on: January 21, 2013, 10:10:51 pm »
I haven't seen the candidate list, but only had a conversation with some young men in the program.  Based on I was told about the current institutions of the finalists, I don't think that some of those are correct.  Given that the list of candidates hasn't (to my knowledge) been posted publicly, I'm not comfortable saying more than that.  Hopefully, an announcement will be made next week.

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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25387 on: January 22, 2013, 08:03:49 am »
A campus powerpoint presentation? Where there snacks and coffee, too?  ;)
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25388 on: January 22, 2013, 09:11:41 am »
I would really, really be shocked if Brian Wright were a finalist.  If he were a finalist, then he is the finalist.  Advance to Go, collect $200. 

Last week or maybe the week before, Pat posted a link on the twitter to a news piece from Wisconsin about what the athletics coaches in the UW system make.  Lance Leipold, he of three consecutive national championships, had a reported salary of $100,000.  So I can guess that Wooster is, in all likelihood, probably not shooting quite that high on the pay scale for a coach.  But let's say that Wooster is allocating Lance Leipold dollars to their head coach.  Brian Wright makes $139,000 according to a report that I just read, so that's a pretty big sacrifice to go to Wooster and take Lance Leipold money, which is a best case scenario.  And he lives/works in Boca Raton which probably doesn't stink (current temperature in Wooster, OH: 3°....current temperature in Boca Raton: 63°).  I know that around here we try not to look at D1/D2/D3 with a top-to-bottom perspective, but the economics are the economics and the pieces for Brian Wright to Wooster just don't seem to fit. 
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25389 on: January 22, 2013, 10:54:44 am »
Seth Duerr, Frank Colaprete, Chris Bache, Todd Young  from Wooster Daily Record 01/20/2013

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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25390 on: January 22, 2013, 10:56:45 am »
Looks like I need new sources!   :P

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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25391 on: January 22, 2013, 11:14:48 am »
Interesting group.  One name is in no way surprising and was identified immediately in here.  Common among all four is zero head coaching experience, which is interesting.  Two of the four have been tabbed "recruiting coordinators", which I also think is interesting.  Tells me that Wooster's search committee has (correctly) identified maybe the biggest issue Wooster football has at the moment.  Looking forward to see who they select. 
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25392 on: January 22, 2013, 12:35:03 pm »
And I still can't make up my mind on the quarterback.  We move on to wide receivers, 2004-2013.  This category is really hard. 

Josh McKee, Wittenberg (2008-2011) - McKee is the NCAC's career leader in receiving yards and receiving TDs, and receptions (I think...the records book is two years removed from being current).  He is a two-time first team all-conference selection, which is really hard to do given the abundance of very good receivers in the league during his career.  Quarterbacks get all the credit in our society, so while McKee didn't win any Gregory Awards, he did more than his fair share to deliver a pair of them to Ben Zoeller.  And there was also that insane 319 yard, 5 TD game (yes, single game) vs. WUStl in 2010.  Worth noting. 

Kody Lemond, Wabash (2007-2010) - Sadly, Lemond's career was cut a season short with a preseason knee injury in 2010, but Kody managed to piece together an all-time career in just three seasons.  All told, Lemond winds up fourth all time in TD receptions and has two of the 15 1,000-yard receiving season in NCAC history.  Lemond was also a two time first team selection.  With a senior season in 2010, Lemond may have compiled the best WR career in the history of the NCAC.  Without a senior season, his is merely among the best, which is a testament to how good Kody was. 

Michael Russell, Wabash (2004-2007) - Kind of a sneaky entry to the list of finalists here, but as it turns out, Mike Russell banked a lot of numbers.  He is fourth on the career list for receiving yards (and would have been second all time at the conclusion of his career) and fifth all time in TD receptions.  Russell was also a two time first team selection. 

Harry von Kann, Kenyon (2006-2009) - Kind of a jack of all trades for the Lords during his career, von Kann is recognized here as the NCAC's leading receiver at the end of his career (since passed by McKee).  von Kann.  von Kann was a two time first team selection (actually he and Lemond were both repeat first teamers in 2008-09). 

Jared Glover, Wittenberg (2002-2005) – Jared Glover is a three time first team all-league selection.  This despite not being a big stat accumulator which tells you how much the coaches in the league at the time respected Glover's talent.  Many WRs had bigger statistical careers and seasons than Glover ever did, but he's the only WR during this decade to be selected to the first team three times. 

I'm picking McKee and Lemond from this list.  One pieced together the best career of any WR in the history of the league, the other may have done a half step better without a knee injury. 

There are a lot of guys that you can look at for spots on this list.  It's very hard to narrow the list down to five, let alone select two.  Some other players that deserve a mention as among the best WRs of the last decade include Wes Chamblee (Wabash), Eric Summers (Wabash), Jon Horn (Wabash), Skip Ivory (Wittenberg), Pat Williams (Wittenberg), Chris Schubert (Oberlin), Robin Witjes (Oberlin), Jim Lieb (Allegheny), Glenn Campbell (Hiram), Joe White (Earlham), Carlin Shoemaker (Kenyon). 


I should also note here that while researching this group, I found that the NCAC's record book suffers a bit with respect to accuracy and being current.  So we can probably take some of the "player X finished third all time the NCAC in stat category Y" stuff with a grain of salt.  Unfortunately. 
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Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #25393 on: January 22, 2013, 01:58:48 pm »
Where would you put a player like Schubert, where his return skills gave him a lot of value? Athlete? (Sort of how those blankedy-blank recruiting rating systems do??)
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« Reply #25394 on: January 22, 2013, 03:09:25 pm »
Where would you put a player like Schubert, where his return skills gave him a lot of value? Athlete? (Sort of how those blankedy-blank recruiting rating systems do??)

I'm sure he'll get a nice write up when I get to return specialists down the road.  I have an early lean on who I think the best return guy in the last 10 years has been (it isn't a surprise), but I'll have to dive into it a little bit more to be sure. 
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