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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32820 on: May 13, 2013, 10:00:45 am »
Former UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard was one of two quarterbacks at the just-completed Chicago Bears' rookie camp.

New Bears' head coach Marc Trestman talks about his assessment of Blanchard in today's Chicago Tribune...

“He’s articulate in the verbiage of our offense,” Trestman said. “He has picked it up very quickly. Again, the reps have really helped him. He’s got very good fundamentals. He needs to improve like every quarterback does and he has a good base like I said. The ball easily comes out of his hand as you can see, when he’s over the top on his throws it’s a very natural throwing motion and he doesn’t have to squeeze the ball hard or he doesn’t have to what I would say work the ball, it comes off his hand very easily and very naturally and he’s got some mobility.

“He’s got a long way to go. We were in shorts. I think we’ll see a little bit more out of him when we get into camp and get some pads on him and we get into the preseason games we’ll see a little more about what he has.”


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-trestman-helmet-camera-20130513,0,2580873.story

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32821 on: May 13, 2013, 11:56:54 am »
Alright, that means that they're going to bring him back to camp.   New staff, new opportunity, good luck Matt.

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« Reply #32822 on: May 13, 2013, 09:02:47 pm »
Similar Article on Blanchard in the DeKalb County Daily Chronicle:

Blanchard looking for chance to impress Bears
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32823 on: May 14, 2013, 11:02:42 am »
La Crosse Tribune article regarding UWL hiring another assistant coach:

http://lacrossetribune.com/sports/uw-l-football-eagles-get-to-hire-more-help/article_1a12e188-bc32-11e2-97fe-001a4bcf887a.html

Biggest thing for me in the article is a transfer QB from MSU-Mankato will be joining the Eagles in the fall.  Wouldn't be surprised to see him start some games this year the way UWL's QBs have played the past few years.
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32824 on: May 14, 2013, 11:41:59 am »
La Crosse Tribune article regarding UWL hiring another assistant coach:

http://lacrossetribune.com/sports/uw-l-football-eagles-get-to-hire-more-help/article_1a12e188-bc32-11e2-97fe-001a4bcf887a.html

Biggest thing for me in the article is a transfer QB from MSU-Mankato will be joining the Eagles in the fall.  Wouldn't be surprised to see him start some games this year the way UWL's QBs have played the past few years.

After being a dominant football program for 3 1/2 decades (80s, 90s, 2000s) UW-Whitewater beat UWL in La Crosse at UWL in 2005 on the way to its first of seven straight runs to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.  La Crosse has yet to recover. 

As an outsider, I have often wondered why.  Being surrounded by an "administration friendly" UWW administration who understands the importance of having a strong, national elite football program who's success has a "trickle down" effect throughout the entire campus.  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Janesville Gazette have published stories on the issue.

Today's La Crosse  story makes me wonder just how "administration friendly" is the UW-La Crosse administration?  Has UWL made strides to "keep up with the Jones" in WIAC football?

La Crosse football has operated with the smallest full-time coaching staff in the WIAC for at least a decade.

Former head coach Larry Terry was the only full-timer by the end of his tenure in 2010.

“Looking back on what he had to endure doing it all by himself, I can’t imagine that,” current UWL head coach Joel Dettwiler said.

Dettwiler had one full-time assistant (offensive coordinator Reed Hoskins) in 2011 and two (Hoskins and defensive line/strength coach Kevin Schultz) in 2012.

By comparison, UW-Whitewater has six full-time assistants, UW-Oshkosh five, UW-Platteville and UW-Eau Claire four and UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout three.

With a sparkling new stadium one wonders why UWL's administration hasn't been more  proactive. 

Just my two cents.

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32825 on: May 14, 2013, 12:57:24 pm »
La Crosse Tribune article regarding UWL hiring another assistant coach:

http://lacrossetribune.com/sports/uw-l-football-eagles-get-to-hire-more-help/article_1a12e188-bc32-11e2-97fe-001a4bcf887a.html

Biggest thing for me in the article is a transfer QB from MSU-Mankato will be joining the Eagles in the fall.  Wouldn't be surprised to see him start some games this year the way UWL's QBs have played the past few years.

After being a dominant football program for 3 1/2 decades (80s, 90s, 2000s) UW-Whitewater beat UWL in La Crosse at UWL in 2005 on the way to its first of seven straight runs to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.  La Crosse has yet to recover. 

As an outsider, I have often wondered why.  Being surrounded by an "administration friendly" UWW administration who understands the importance of having a strong, national elite football program who's success has a "trickle down" effect throughout the entire campus.  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Janesville Gazette have published stories on the issue.

Today's La Crosse  story makes me wonder just how "administration friendly" is the UW-La Crosse administration?  Has UWL made strides to "keep up with the Jones" in WIAC football?

La Crosse football has operated with the smallest full-time coaching staff in the WIAC for at least a decade.

Former head coach Larry Terry was the only full-timer by the end of his tenure in 2010.

“Looking back on what he had to endure doing it all by himself, I can’t imagine that,” current UWL head coach Joel Dettwiler said.

Dettwiler had one full-time assistant (offensive coordinator Reed Hoskins) in 2011 and two (Hoskins and defensive line/strength coach Kevin Schultz) in 2012.

By comparison, UW-Whitewater has six full-time assistants, UW-Oshkosh five, UW-Platteville and UW-Eau Claire four and UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout three.

With a sparkling new stadium one wonders why UWL's administration hasn't been more  proactive. 

Just my two cents.

I bet Harring leaving in 1999 has something to do with it. It's tough to replace a legendary coach and sustain the same success. It seems that soon after Harring's recruits all graduated was when La Crosse started to struggle.

I think that his successors didn't experience the same recruiting success that Harring did. Example: Whitewater was able to lure A.J. Raebel away from La Crosse (as a current poster here once told me  ;D).
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32826 on: May 14, 2013, 01:16:22 pm »
It's also important to note that UWL's decline as a football program coincides with its rise as an academic institution.  The administration over the past 10+ years has put a much high importance on improving the schools academic reputation than maintaining/improving the athletic program.  They have been successful with the academic goals, but it has been hard to watch the football team in particular creep back to mediocrity.

Since AD Josh Whitman's arrival in 2011 things have changed drastically and hopefully it will continue.
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« Reply #32827 on: May 14, 2013, 01:31:32 pm »
Screaming Eagle's latest post is spot on. UWL has concentrated on improving the academic reputation of the school for the past decade or two, and the athletics aspect has gotten short shrift in the process. SE is correct in pointing to the efforts of AD Josh Whitman as a catalyst for a turn-around in our football fortunes. While I was not surprised to learn that UWL had a much smaller football staff than some other WIAC schools, the revelation that we had the smallest for more than a decade was a real eye-opener. Imagine Larry Terry trying to recruit against much larger staffs in his later years as head coach.  Here are a couple of questions for your response and/or discussion: How do the other schools fund the larger football staffs which they have, and when did the increases take place ? What is a proper appropriation of University resources for Division III programs ? I am inclined to think that having 3 or 4 full time positions would be enough. How many full time positions do the private schools have ? I'll be interested in any of your thoughts. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32828 on: May 14, 2013, 01:45:51 pm »
The administration over the past 10+ years has put a much high importance on improving the schools academic reputation

UWL has concentrated on improving the academic reputation of the school for the past decade or two

It's a good things too!!! Because the WIAC has a lot of catching up to do to gain the respect of these private DIII schools.  ::)   ;)   ;D
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32829 on: May 14, 2013, 09:22:15 pm »
I've been keeping tabs on the UWL program, too, and echo the sentiments of Screaming Eagle and Brian Carroll...
There have been noticeable positive changes since Josh Whitman's arrival, thanks in part to Coach Terry, to put it bluntly, falling on the sword, so to speak, by retiring to make his point about the coaching staff's small size...
While the football program has suffered, the UWL baseball program has been resuscitated, and the university's athletics program has been busy with its success as a whole by luring in and hosting the D3 wrestling and track and field championships over the past few years, too...
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 09:25:11 pm by bulk19 »

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32830 on: May 15, 2013, 09:21:55 am »
The administration over the past 10+ years has put a much high importance on improving the schools academic reputation

UWL has concentrated on improving the academic reputation of the school for the past decade or two

It's a good things too!!! Because the WIAC has a lot of catching up to do to gain the respect of these private DIII schools.  ::)   ;)   ;D

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« Reply #32831 on: May 15, 2013, 01:06:12 pm »
Screaming Eagle's latest post is spot on. UWL has concentrated on improving the academic reputation of the school for the past decade or two, and the athletics aspect has gotten short shrift in the process. SE is correct in pointing to the efforts of AD Josh Whitman as a catalyst for a turn-around in our football fortunes. While I was not surprised to learn that UWL had a much smaller football staff than some other WIAC schools, the revelation that we had the smallest for more than a decade was a real eye-opener. Imagine Larry Terry trying to recruit against much larger staffs in his later years as head coach.  Here are a couple of questions for your response and/or discussion: How do the other schools fund the larger football staffs which they have, and when did the increases take place ? What is a proper appropriation of University resources for Division III programs ? I am inclined to think that having 3 or 4 full time positions would be enough. How many full time positions do the private schools have ? I'll be interested in any of your thoughts. Thank you in advance.

Good post and questions. I don't have official answers but some thoughts.
First I think we need the definition of a full time position.
I imagine it's not too difficult for UWW to justify the payroll as the revenue increase is easy to measure since 2005. Enrollment is up too. The other WIAC schools should be able to point to UWW's success to justify greater payroll.
As for the appropriate number of full time positions, although I would think you'd use the same review of football related revenue and resulting benefit to the school, I imagine other departments pressure a limit.  Head coach, DC, OC and strength (can be shared) seem like reasonable positions.

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« Reply #32832 on: May 16, 2013, 10:25:02 am »
La Crosse Tribune article regarding UWL hiring another assistant coach:

http://lacrossetribune.com/sports/uw-l-football-eagles-get-to-hire-more-help/article_1a12e188-bc32-11e2-97fe-001a4bcf887a.html

Biggest thing for me in the article is a transfer QB from MSU-Mankato will be joining the Eagles in the fall.  Wouldn't be surprised to see him start some games this year the way UWL's QBs have played the past few years.

After being a dominant football program for 3 1/2 decades (80s, 90s, 2000s) UW-Whitewater beat UWL in La Crosse at UWL in 2005 on the way to its first of seven straight runs to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.  La Crosse has yet to recover. 

As an outsider, I have often wondered why.  Being surrounded by an "administration friendly" UWW administration who understands the importance of having a strong, national elite football program who's success has a "trickle down" effect throughout the entire campus.  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Janesville Gazette have published stories on the issue.

Today's La Crosse  story makes me wonder just how "administration friendly" is the UW-La Crosse administration?  Has UWL made strides to "keep up with the Jones" in WIAC football?

La Crosse football has operated with the smallest full-time coaching staff in the WIAC for at least a decade.

Former head coach Larry Terry was the only full-timer by the end of his tenure in 2010.

“Looking back on what he had to endure doing it all by himself, I can’t imagine that,” current UWL head coach Joel Dettwiler said.

Dettwiler had one full-time assistant (offensive coordinator Reed Hoskins) in 2011 and two (Hoskins and defensive line/strength coach Kevin Schultz) in 2012.

By comparison, UW-Whitewater has six full-time assistants, UW-Oshkosh five, UW-Platteville and UW-Eau Claire four and UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout three.

With a sparkling new stadium one wonders why UWL's administration hasn't been more  proactive. 

Just my two cents.

I bet Harring leaving in 1999 has something to do with it. It's tough to replace a legendary coach and sustain the same success. It seems that soon after Harring's recruits all graduated was when La Crosse started to struggle.

I think that his successors didn't experience the same recruiting success that Harring did. Example: Whitewater was able to lure A.J. Raebel away from La Crosse (as a current poster here once told me   ;D).
And we will be, forever, grateful to Coach Terry, for blowing A.J. off that fateful day at the Perk after scheduling a meeting with him and for never contacting him again afterwards.  :D ;D

Great insight into the reasons for the Eagles decline the last decade, Screaming and Brian.  After seeing the list of the number of full time coaches for each program by Voice, I have the same question as 17.  What constitutes a, "full time coaching position?"  During our time with the program, 2003 to 2007, the only coach I am aware of who was truly full time, as in, only coaching duties, was Coach Brez.  Borland and Zweifel, as the DC and OC, also taught coaching classes for the university and Coach Simpson, as the LB coach, was also an academic counselor just to name a few examples.  Other duties, while being full time with the football program, do not mean, to me anyway, that they are, "full time coaches," in the literal sense of the word.  Do the Warhawks really have 6 full time coaches who do nothing else but football duties because that has never been the case, to my knowledge?  Just wondering if each program, when listing the number of full time coaches are using the same criteria.  Apples to apples is essential when making comparisons. 
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32833 on: May 16, 2013, 11:35:22 am »
Good examples 413
Was Larry Kehres a full time coach?

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« Reply #32834 on: May 16, 2013, 11:46:29 am »
Good examples 413
Was Larry Kehres a full time coach?

Yes and no - he was (and still is) also the AD.