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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21675 on: August 14, 2018, 03:31:39 pm »
The more I read/hear I believe Ferrum will a tough out this year and of course, HSC must travel to play them

They were 8-2 last year, 7-2 DIII. Coach Grande has improved their win total each of his 3 years and they bring back quite a few starters. The defense was really good last year, the offense was ok. But they lost more from the defense than the offense, so that could flip, or at least even out, this year. I see no reason for them to be a pushover. But I also think the ODAC will be more challenging than the USASAC was last year.

I definitely don't think they are going to be another Shenandoah, who won 6 conference games in their first 4 seasons, as they enter the conference.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21676 on: August 14, 2018, 04:53:31 pm »
we'll find out how FC adjust to ODAC play. I look forward to watching it all play out. OOC schedule still concerning me as I see at AU as a very difficult start followed with CNU paying a visit to HSC. Both games could be very interesting. I think Coach Favret will have them ready to play and I hear HSC will actually be able to kick PA's and FG's this year. Pleasant addition to the offense.


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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21677 on: August 16, 2018, 10:16:48 pm »
When is ODAC media day?  Iím getting antsy!!!

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21678 on: Yesterday at 12:32:49 am »
When is ODAC media day?  Iím getting antsy!!!

Not sure about media day, but coaches poll gets released on Monday 8/20.

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« Reply #21679 on: Yesterday at 10:36:09 am »
Thirteen days for Macon, 15 for the rest Ö can't wait!  E&H and FC open ODAC play on day one.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21680 on: Yesterday at 10:40:24 am »
When is ODAC media day?  Iím getting antsy!!!

Not sure about media day, but coaches poll gets released on Monday 8/20.

I thought the ODAC did away with Media Day. Pretty sure we didn't have one last year, just a coordinated release date for coaches poll and having coaches/players available for interview if media wanted it but on individual campuses.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21681 on: Yesterday at 10:51:29 am »
When is ODAC media day?  Iím getting antsy!!!

Not sure about media day, but coaches poll gets released on Monday 8/20.

I thought the ODAC did away with Media Day. Pretty sure we didn't have one last year, just a coordinated release date for coaches poll and having coaches/players available for interview if media wanted it but on individual campuses.
I think you are right.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21682 on: Yesterday at 11:36:11 am »
When is ODAC media day?  Iím getting antsy!!!

Not sure about media day, but coaches poll gets released on Monday 8/20.

I thought the ODAC did away with Media Day. Pretty sure we didn't have one last year, just a coordinated release date for coaches poll and having coaches/players available for interview if media wanted it but on individual campuses.

A friend said he emailed commissioner of ODAC and said it will be here Monday or Tuesday.
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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21683 on: Yesterday at 01:39:19 pm »
Well in eager anticipation the 64 Pre-Season Poll

1. Randolph Macon (this pains me, pains me so)
2. Shenandoah U (why not?  QB is a stud)
3. H-SC (Gotta love my Tigers but I cannot be a homer)
4. W&L (Stakes a step back with Abell having left)
5. FC (Ferrum is an up and coming program down in the end of the state I
6. BC (Their offensive scheme is usually enough to throw a few people off, perhaps a trip back to glory soon.
7. Guilford
8. Emory and Henry (After last year's collapse and an L to Open up the Crooked Road Classic, don't see the Wasps winning many in conference this year.



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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21684 on: Yesterday at 02:52:58 pm »
Well, having looked at it and what is coming back in Kickoff, I'm looking a little different.

W&L
RMC
Shenandoah
HSC
Ferrum
Guilford
BC
E&H

I think you can go by 2s this year. The first two could easily flip flop, as could the second two and so on, but I think, unless some team has a real breakout star, it will be hard to shift between those tiers.

W&L -- I am still cautious of W&L's new coaching staff, but the talent coming back might be as much as I have seen since the 2012 team. The schedule also favors W&L in a way that has been rare in the past. All 3 of my other contenders have to come to Lexington.

RMC is bringing back a lot. A real lot. From a team that was pretty darn good to begin with. But, 3 of their first 4 games are going to be tough and they have to go to W&L, to Shenandoah, and, not that seems to matter lately, to The Game. Can they rediscover the defense that killed the conference in 2016?

Shenandoah. Never count out a team with a stud qb. But they just can't seem to get over the hump. They get HSC and RMC at home, but if they are in contention the pressure will be on in a visit to Lexington in week 11. In 3 tries in Lexington, Shenandoah has never gotten within 17 points of the Generals.

HSC. Call me skeptical on the QB. As someone who watches mainly W&L games, he's never impressed me. This is a team that got spanked by 2 of the 3 contenders last year, but Coach Favret seems to always find some offensive studs. The question is can the defense hold anyone decent to 30 points or less, or does the offensive still have to score 40+ to win?

Ferrum -- this was a good squad last year. 8-2 with an early win over E&H, who also topped W&L early in the season. They
 had an incredible defense, but graduated a significant number on that side of the ball. How they will hold up to a full ODAC schedule will be interesting. They could start 4-0 and get a good run at the season, or start 2-2 and be staring at Shenandoah trying to stay above .500.

Guilford -- At least they don't have two D1 schools and a long trip to Alabama to start the year. Maybe they can get better traction if they can pull another win over Huntingdon. They go to 3 of my top 4, getting only W&L at home, so to get out of this tier they are going to have to win on the road.

BC -- They are starting at Gettysburg where the Bullets have a new coach for the first time since I was a baby. But then Stephenson is no joke. Of course BC shocked TMC last year before crashing out in the ODAC.  They host 3 of the big 4, but it's just been so long since BC really had ODAC championship talent it's hard to believe it's going to magically appear a year after they got kicked around by everyone except E&H.

E&H -- last year had a lot of promise. But an inability to play any kind of defense killed the Wasps. They could score until the injuries piled up, but they looked like Swiss Cheese on the other side of the ball. I just have a hard time believing in this program. Year in and out they seem to come below expectations, so I'm going to make sure that can't happen this year.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21685 on: Yesterday at 03:23:53 pm »
I agree with your picks mostly, I do think HSC will finish ahead of SU and I do think this is our year to win THE GAME. Cannot have another senior class leave without a victory over RMC.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #21686 on: Yesterday at 06:40:56 pm »
Well in eager anticipation the 64 Pre-Season Poll

1. Randolph Macon (this pains me, pains me so)
2. Shenandoah U (why not?  QB is a stud)
3. H-SC (Gotta love my Tigers but I cannot be a homer)
4. W&L (Stakes a step back with Abell having left)
5. FC (Ferrum is an up and coming program down in the end of the state I
6. BC (Their offensive scheme is usually enough to throw a few people off, perhaps a trip back to glory soon.
7. Guilford
8. Emory and Henry (After last year's collapse and an L to Open up the Crooked Road Classic, don't see the Wasps winning many in conference this year.
Your post says volumes about being the bastard stepchild of the ODAC.  lol

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« Reply #21687 on: Today at 01:28:10 am »
1.  RMC they without a doubt should have beat WL last year and they have practically everyone back.
2. HSC I don't mind being a "homer". QB had one of the statistically best years ever for ANY Favret QB.  I expect a vastly improved running game this fall.
3. WL based what's coming back and mainly whose not - 11 starters, HC, DC, OC, AA LBer, their QB...
4. SU only because I'm buying the WL at home against RMC, HSC, SU
5 thru 8 - Does it really matter?

I am probably way off in my picks. But it's not like I'm picking HSC to finish 6th with a 2-5 ODAC record. That would be crazy.
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