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Offline WashJeff68

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4965 on: December 24, 2019, 04:57:50 pm »
And the same to you, Bob, and the the rest of the PAC commentators on this board.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4966 on: December 31, 2019, 02:55:43 pm »
W&J Football in the decade was 86-24 overall with 5 PAC titles/5 NCAA bids and 3 ECAC bowl victories. I know it was discussed below, but most programs would envy that type of track record. National championship caliber? Probably not, but not too shabby in the big picture.

The top 5 in the conference (CWRU, W&J, Westminster, Carnegie Mellon & Grove City) are not cakewalks week in and out. The rest of the teams need to improve, but overall its good football, similar to the Centennial with Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Susquehanna, F&M, Dickinson and Ursinus. Would like to see more OOC games amongst this group, but I know its tough with the 10 team leagues.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4967 on: January 07, 2020, 04:55:49 pm »
Drat! Looks like SoS killing Rochester will be the opener again for CWRU. Perhaps not in 2021 as that is still TBD on website
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4968 on: January 09, 2020, 11:19:42 am »
Waiting to hear that these TJ studs have been reached to by W&J:

QB Shane Stump (4.0+ student, mobile and can throw, undersized but tough, would start quickly)
WR Daniel Deabner (mentioned earlier--heard an Ithaca visit is happening...would be a shame to let this kid get away)
TE James Martinis (again, undersized but tough as nails, agile, would be a great 2nd TE, slot/run blocker)
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4969 on: January 09, 2020, 11:26:39 am »
W&J Football in the decade was 86-24 overall with 5 PAC titles/5 NCAA bids and 3 ECAC bowl victories. I know it was discussed below, but most programs would envy that type of track record. National championship caliber? Probably not, but not too shabby in the big picture.
Mole, those numbers are what they are.  5 PAC titles in 10 years.  5 NCAA bids in 10 years.  MOST programs would envy that record.

But the question continues to be this:  Does W&J see itself as "most programs"?  That's really what it comes down to.

If the answer is no, I'll look forward to that 5-in-10 getting back to 8-in-10.
If the answer is yes, I'll be looking forward to doing/watching someone else on Saturday afternoons.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4970 on: January 13, 2020, 09:43:17 pm »
HUGE news out of Mount Union today, with not only the departure of Vince Kehres to Toledo, and the impending retirement of Larry Kehres.

All kinds of talk about what's happening there, the triggers, etc.

Upcoming tightening of academics, administrative power struggles (which, apparently Larry Kehres won previously), fallout from less than desired student/athlete retention (a point we talked about earlier in this thread)...

Will this be simply a blip on the OAC, or will dominoes start falling all across Division III?
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4971 on: January 14, 2020, 07:05:26 am »
I wonder if Mike Sirianni would be considered/interested in the job.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4972 on: January 14, 2020, 07:53:29 am »
I wonder if Mike Sirianni would be considered/interested in the job.
At least one person on the OAC board thinks so:

Obviously there will be an extensive search, but since LK is in charge of it, I'm not worried honestly. There are so many guys in D3 and HS that will be ALL OVER THIS! This is one reason I don't think Dartt or Kappas left yet.
My short list:
Dartt
Kappas
Mike Sirianni
Jason Lewis
Matt Kostelnik
I'm sure some national guys will be interested too.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4973 on: January 14, 2020, 09:41:23 pm »
Iíve always thought that the only DIII job Mike would leave for is .MU.  Iím sure he is on the VERY short list. I can see reasons he would stay, but more why he would go. Mike will make the decision he thinks is best for him, and I respect that, and the contribution he has made during his 20+ years at W&J .

If he goes, and I hope he doesnít, I think the W&J job will be an attractive one. Timing isnít the best for recruiting. DC is an emerging talent, but not ready to be HC., although Mike had about the same amount of experience when he became HC, but as OC.

Bob, what do you think?
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4974 on: January 15, 2020, 12:21:59 pm »
I will echo your first point, WJ68--I've always thought that Mount is the only D3 job that Coach Sirianni would leave W&J for.

Despite all the posts on the OAC board (and elsewhere), what we don't know for sure is what the ADMINISTRATIVE situation is at Mount.
Regime change creates all kinds of issues, as Coach Sirianni, Coach Banaszak, Coach Luckhardt all know full well.

IF Coach Sirianni leaves, the W&J job would be an attractive one.  And I don't, at this point, see the next HC on the current staff.

Would some former assistants under previous HCs be interested?
Would current HCs at other PAC schools be interested?
Is there a rising star coordinator out there who's ready for his first HC position?

Dominoes are lined up...let's see how they fall.
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