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Quote from: Charlie on December 21, 2023, 08:35:40 AM
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Did anyone like the change in the Willims Football Helmet color ?

Curious to know why the change.I liked the old colors of the helmets better.

I also think BAtes needs an upgrade in their Uniforms as well.

Chaz they were awful. LSU of western mass. Yeah bates needs massive overhaul of many things in that program.

It's almost at point where there should be a Nescac large division and a Nescac small. Fill in the other games with teams like MIT, endicott, etc etc. if you can't win 2 games in large, you get relegated down and visa versa if you run the table in small.
Hey chuckles how about putting down the eggnog and using a little reading comprehension . I said now ,at this point in time ,they would choose Tufts over Amherst.
Quote from: NE Football Fan on December 20, 2023, 08:18:40 AM
Quote from: The Mole on December 19, 2023, 02:43:01 PM
Not trying to be cryptic--you answered it. Most offered by Williams & Amherst will turn down other NESCAC based upon the academics, culture and winning. If they are beating out the rest of the league for players in recruiting, should that not transfer to the field of play?

Quote from: MammothDad on December 19, 2023, 12:33:48 PM
Quote from: The Mole on December 18, 2023, 12:54:21 PM
Who do they "loose" (IYKYK  ;D) recruits to? Why didn't your son choose Middlebury over Amherst? Had not had a losing season since 1993 and 3 of the last 4 have been losing records. League has historically been dominated by Williams, Amherst and Trinity. Why were they winning in the first place? 


Because Amherst was rated the better school, per most rankings.  But Middlebury is a great school and they put plenty on Wall Street.

Winning?  Per the consensus of this message board, your kid's weightlifting regimen, your "program culture" and your Head Coach are the ONLY 3 relevant factors ...

Confused more now but thanks for replying!

Mole, you are 100% correct! Amherst and Williams will win the recruiting battle for a kid 95% of the time. It comes down to putting the players in the right position for success and game planning/adjustments. No excuses for both Amherst and Williams to be where they are win/loss as they should be top 4 every year with the other two being Trinity and Tufts (different reasons).

Will respectfully disagree here. I won't debate the academics but several of the current Tufts' roster turned down offers from both those schools. Watched a Tufts' night game this year with 3 "impact" Amherst players from the '14/15 championships teams. All three to a man said they'd have chosen tufts now seeing the upgraded facilities, commitment to football and proximity to Boston. A no brainer.
Quote from: Back2BackBantam on December 15, 2023, 07:48:58 PM
Quote from: GroundandPound on December 15, 2023, 06:42:17 PM
Congrats to all NESCAC players...

Interesting to see that neither Fetter or Clapp received any honors and that Richardson did. I understand that Richardson had a great season and is athletically gifted maybe more than anyone in the NESCAC, but Clapp had far and away a better season. And if Fetter did not make an All-American team, then I don't know if it's possible for a NESCAC QB to go All-American in this day and age.

4th team AA is really something else. Why stop there, let's make it like lax where upright and a pulse gets you nominated;) But we can't make a HM category in Nescac like literally every other conference has?

Agreed Fetter deserved to be on one of them.
Chaz need to call your bluff on " should have won the Tufts game". At no point 2q on did it feel like Bowdoin was in that game. Was played in torrential down pour. Tufts dominated all three phases of that game.

They have some pieces for sure next year but let's not revise history here.
Many of those kids are juniors so assume they are all back.
Ha, let's say he was best at his position-and agreat weapon to have. Fetter and Berluti were the two best players in the league regardless of who makes what post season team.
Quote from: nescac1 on December 11, 2023, 02:31:28 PM
Williams announced its captains for next season, and four are seniors who will be returning for their COVID year - Jack Dickinson, CJ Vilfort, James Hemmer, and Tim Forth.  (The fifth captain is star LB Ethan Scott).  Vilfort, Hemmer, and Forth are all guys who could compete for all-league honors, so having them back is big for the Ephs.  Dickinson is a good athlete so I would not be shocked to see him playing somewhere other than QB next year (he's already a strong special teams player). 

The most notable omissions from the list is Tim Landolfi, this year's leading tackler, punter Tim Brown, rotation LB Zach Barnes, and starting DL Calvin Jackson, who are likewise eligible and whose return would also make a real impact for the Ephs.  If they all return, Williams will have all but four starters returning (with the most significant losses to graduation being OL Freeman and Walsh).  By my count, only seven seniors on the Eph roster exhausted their eligiblity.

Hopefully this doesn't hinder Williams' excellent punt flopping program? Assume that secret sauce to their ST unit will be passed down to other part time punters?

Williams needs some(additional) skill players on offense. Has been their biggest deficiency the last two years.
Quote from: SpringSt7 on December 07, 2023, 02:44:37 PM
They probably don't care but Union and Ithaca's coaches getting Ivy jobs over any NESCAC HCs could be something that rankles some feathers amongst the NESCAC presidents and other decision makers - if they spend so much time modeling themselves after the Ivy League, why don't the Ivy League ADs want their coaches?

Probably not though.

I don't think this was any anti Nescac stance;both these guys had very recent Ivy coaching experience which was definitely part of the equation.
Quote from: Pat Coleman on December 07, 2023, 12:59:26 PM
Since Amherst's punter was not named first- or second-team all-conference, he wasn't eligible to even be nominated for All-Region.

Despite our efforts, as well, sometimes not all eligible players get nominated either. Perhaps if you're missing someone you expect to see, that's part of the issue.

Exactly, that's my point that he should have been all conf in the league. NBD, happy a bunch of nescac guys were recognized for all region even if a few weren't slam dunks.
Not terrible; middle of the pack.

I'm guessing that school needed kids recognized with their limited spots do to their record.. Amherst kid ,for one, was much more deserving regionally if you look at number of punts/avg etc
Fellas, they have a middle of the pack guy who punted in 6 games as the all region punter. And no, it wasn't our flopper out of Ephtown;)  A few other outrageous choices as well. This isn't the mensa crew deciding these things.

Looks like another ex D3 coach is getting the Cornell job. Good to see these guys getting chances at the next level.
Johns Hopkins was a fg away from being in final 4. Bet they wouldn't trade that experience.
Chaz and cardiacEph should host a nescac podcast-some real innovative football minds there ;) guessing neither played a lick of meaningful football.

Interesting coaching news forthcoming from the Liberty league to an Ivy opening. Will be interesting to see if any nescac coordinators will be in mix for that LL opening.

Quote from: Scoops on November 28, 2023, 06:36:03 PM
I'm not saying they did or didn't have the best OL. I do recall reading an article that said they had one of the top OLs in the country statistically at some point in the season, and that at some point late in the year they had only given up one or two sacks and were the top rushing team in the league. I honestly don't remember where I had read it, or I would link the article. Either way, their group was more qualified to win all NESCAC honors than anyone on the Wesleyan or Bowdoin OL, which is the point that I was making. Not sure what that has to do with Trinity at all, but I also don't want to hear Trinity fans beating their chest about anything when they can't even acknowledge that they're not the real NESCAC champs. And before all the Trin fans get huffy again, just know that if you're going to quote some technicality in the tie breaker rules or whatever, then you also know deep down that you don't deserve to call yourselves champions, and you're using it as an excuse to justify your LOSS to the rightful champions. Which is incredibly weak.

Quote from: GroundandPound on November 28, 2023, 04:49:51 PM
Best OL in the country? I do not believe Tufts had the top OL in the NESCAC.  Trinity's OL gave up fewer sacks than Tufts OL and Tufts had the most athletic and best running and scrambling QB in the conference.  Also, I suspect in most fourth quarters that Trinity subbed in back up OL in addition to back up skill players, and still gave up fewer sacks than Tufts with a less mobile QB.  Trinity also gave up fewer sacks with 24 more passing attempts than Tufts. Lastly, Trinity's OL lead the way to 44 points per game versus 31 points per game for Tufts.  Again, this is despite the fact Trinity took their foot off the gas pedal in most fourth quarters, if not earlier.

There are egregious misses every year on these lists. There are great players on bad teams who get lost in the shuffle and don't get the number of slots that the chickens, elephants and pants do. It also seems very hard if you were recognized in years prior to not get it again regardless of performance.   There are specialists ( and others) who played 6/7 games getting recognized. Just absurd. Bottom line is coaches will usually get their one or two "guy(s)" on it. Maybe Bates is the exception this year.