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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10890 on: August 10, 2019, 06:10:31 pm »
I'm quite sure Monmouth is the best team in the South Division and certainly the second-best team in the conference as well, but Monmouth appears to have a lot of holes to fill, including the entire starting defensive line, 95% of the passing yards, etc.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10891 on: August 11, 2019, 09:08:34 am »
Check you out, SNC! First preseason Top 25 ranking for the MWC since 2010. #respect

That is nice. Coming off a playoff win certainly helps, I'm sure. As does having the starting quarterback coming back.

Interesting that SNC got only six more points than Monmouth in the conference poll. and the Scots didn't even get one 25th place vote.

I wonder if some of it indeed some respect for SNC, and some is -"Who else made the playoffs last year?" or "Who is the best team in the MWC? I'll put them in at 22nd."

SNC averaged about the 22nd team on every ballot - obviously could have been higher on some, not included at all on others. And that doesn't leave much room for a second MWC team.

On the bright side, SNC was higher than all but one WIAC school, which is nice. Not sure that's particularly realistic on the field but I'll take it.

Rhodes is back? Had thought he graduated. I wasn’t a fan early in the season, just seemed incapable of getting the ball to the all-America wideout. But the coaching staff sure worked a plan to his strength, which is tuck it and go. That kid is a winner and tough as nails.

I noted the WIAC comparison too. Interesting matchup in week 2 vs UWEC... last year the blugolds won in OT

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10892 on: August 12, 2019, 06:34:01 am »
Check in day for Lake Forest.  Future looking good!

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10893 on: August 12, 2019, 11:30:38 am »
Rhodes graduated. My bad. 

I misread the roster... My apologies.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10894 on: August 12, 2019, 12:28:22 pm »
Rhodes graduated. My bad. 

I misread the roster... My apologies.

No problem, puck. They had a pile of young QBs on the roster last year, and I heard some transfer chatter. Should be interesting to see who shows up this week (presuming they open camp?) and who takes the reins. Sounds like Ripon will have a pretty healthy QB scrum happening, too.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10895 on: August 12, 2019, 01:09:48 pm »
Rhodes graduated. My bad. 

I misread the roster... My apologies.

No problem, puck. They had a pile of young QBs on the roster last year, and I heard some transfer chatter. Should be interesting to see who shows up this week (presuming they open camp?) and who takes the reins. Sounds like Ripon will have a pretty healthy QB scrum happening, too.

I believe practice starts Thursday.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10896 on: August 13, 2019, 02:10:36 pm »
Check you out, SNC! First preseason Top 25 ranking for the MWC since 2010. #respect

That is nice. Coming off a playoff win certainly helps, I'm sure. As does having the starting quarterback coming back.

Interesting that SNC got only six more points than Monmouth in the conference poll. and the Scots didn't even get one 25th place vote.

I wonder if some of it indeed some respect for SNC, and some is -"Who else made the playoffs last year?" or "Who is the best team in the MWC? I'll put them in at 22nd."

SNC averaged about the 22nd team on every ballot - obviously could have been higher on some, not included at all on others. And that doesn't leave much room for a second MWC team.

On the bright side, SNC was higher than all but one WIAC school, which is nice. Not sure that's particularly realistic on the field but I'll take it.

Preseason polls are notoriously difficult. You're essentially looking at last seasons results, key returners, returning starters. Nothing new to anyone here, but doesn't surprise me SNC is getting love. For a voter trying to get a sense of all the teams in D3, SNC checks some boxes really quickly.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10897 on: August 18, 2019, 04:43:09 pm »
I guess SNC has as many as nine QB candidates.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10898 on: August 19, 2019, 09:10:20 am »
Let me know if anyone is interested in participating in this year's West Region Fan Poll. I'm looking for two (maybe three) participants.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10899 on: August 22, 2019, 04:08:44 pm »
I guess SNC has as many as nine QB candidates.

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https://fox11online.com/sports/college/st-norbert-looking-to-build-off-success-in-2018

I don't think that's unusual. One or two will get hurt, one or two will realize football isn't for them, one or two will greyshirt when they see the writing on the wall re PT, one or two will change positions. End up with four or five on the official roster by season's start—a varsity starter and a primary backup, a JV starter and a primary backup.

I know nothing about the non-local QB recruits but a couple of the Wisconsin guys were pretty accomplished high-school players. SNC will put a quality (if inexperienced) quarterback on the field when all is said and done.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10900 on: August 22, 2019, 04:23:48 pm »
Plus, coaches will say they have nine quarterback candidates in order to be political and give lip service to the thought that everyone has a chance. But in reality, there are almost always three or fewer. Exceptions if you are a brand-new program.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10901 on: August 22, 2019, 04:40:09 pm »
Plus, coaches will say they have nine quarterback candidates in order to be political and give lip service to the thought that everyone has a chance. But in reality, there are almost always three or fewer. Exceptions if you are a brand-new program.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #10902 on: Yesterday at 07:57:52 am »
Plus, coaches will say they have nine quarterback candidates in order to be political and give lip service to the thought that everyone has a chance. But in reality, there are almost always three or fewer. Exceptions if you are a brand-new program.

Right. They’ll have nine QBs at least till the tuition checks clear.  ;)