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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17355 on: April 14, 2021, 11:53:30 am »
Great discussion and I wholeheartedly agree with the 3 tiers outlined by nescac1.
Civetti has done great job at Tufts though it's fair to acknowledge that University support helped right the ship.

Another former Bantam who should be on the NESCAC coaching radar is Ben Martin. He played for the Chuck Priore Trinity teams, has college coaching experience at every level (including Princeton, Bryant, Wagner and Texas A&M) and is currently on his second stint coaching in the NFL (Miami and now Cincinnati). He was O.C. and recruiting coordinator at Union and has roots in eastern Mass, so recruiting would be a strength. My guess is there likely won't be a NESCAC head coach opening this year, but he's certainly a name that should pop up when one arises.
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UNDEFEATED SEASONS: 1911, 1915, 1934, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17356 on: April 14, 2021, 01:11:18 pm »
Is it realistic to expect an NFL position coach to be looking for NESCAC coaching jobs? Genuine question. He is only an assistant OL coach obviously but it seems like he's headed in a separate direction?

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17357 on: April 14, 2021, 04:19:15 pm »
Is it realistic to expect an NFL position coach to be looking for NESCAC coaching jobs? Genuine question. He is only an assistant OL coach obviously but it seems like he's headed in a separate direction?
Definitely a valid question. My understanding is that he has applied for NESCAC jobs in the past. He may have moved on, but it would be worth a call to see if he's interested should an opening come up.
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17358 on: April 20, 2021, 10:28:28 am »
Tufts in pads yesterday.......

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17359 on: April 28, 2021, 06:20:19 pm »
WESLEYAN 2021 SCHEDULE

Received the other day, this is a great sign

9/18 @ Colby 1pm
9/25 Hamilton 1pm
10/2 @ Bates 1pm
10/9 Bowdoin 1pm
10/16 @ Tufts 6pm
10/23 Middlebury 1pm
10/30 Amherst 1pm
11/6 @ Williams 1pm
11/13 Trinity Noon
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17360 on: April 28, 2021, 06:34:44 pm »
Love the Wesleyan- Tufts night game series. Those 2 teams blazed the trail before they even had lights while the other NESCAC ADs with lighted facilities didn't know whether to crap or wind their wrist watches.........Huh, a night Football game??? What are we going to do??

...hoping the NESCAC AD's with lighted facilities who have been traditionally petrified of Presidential, security and admissions factors will continue to schedule creative series which are fun for the athletes and the students and maybe even the faculty  on the many NESCAC campuses.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17361 on: April 30, 2021, 09:22:45 am »
WESLEYAN 2021 SCHEDULE

Received the other day, this is a great sign

9/18 @ Colby 1pm
9/25 Hamilton 1pm
10/2 @ Bates 1pm
10/9 Bowdoin 1pm
10/16 @ Tufts 6pm
10/23 Middlebury 1pm
10/30 Amherst 1pm
11/6 @ Williams 1pm
11/13 Trinity Noon


Looks to be the same order of opponents as 2019 and what was supposed to be the 2020 season schedule. Hopefully there will be an official announcement about a 2021 season soon. In the meantime, tomorrow is May 1 which means we can expect NESCAC schools to start announcing their incoming recruiting classes. Trinity posted on social media that there are 31 players in its new class.

It will be very interesting to see if the league allows for an expanded roster for at least a one year basis because of the number of students who didn't enroll for a semester or two this year. I've heard rumors that the league will allow football players to return to campus earlier this summer to help make up for the lost time of not having a season in 2020.

Fully agree that the night games have been a nice addition. I still love the tradition of a Saturday afternoon game in the fall but hope Trinity will experiment with an evening game in their new facility. It would likely help attendance for games that typically don't draw big crowds (Bowdoin, Bates, Hamilton).

If the schedule is, in fact, what 2020 was supposed to be then the Bantams will christen the new stadium against Tufts. Hopefully, that will be the case and spectators will be allowed to attend!
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UNDEFEATED SEASONS: 1911, 1915, 1934, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17362 on: April 30, 2021, 09:51:20 am »
I expect, or at least sincerely hope, that spectators will be allowed to attend any outdoor sporting events this fall.  Considering that nearly everyone on NESCAC campuses is going to be vaccinated and the risk of outdoor infection in a non-packed arena (which, let's face it, characterizes basically every NESCAC outdoor sporting event) is virtually nil for folks who are vaccinated, I see no reason to prevent participating in and attendance at athletics.  I could imagine some limitations on outside, non-student or staff spectators -- like, immediate family members only, or a requirement to prove vaccination -- but for folks on campus, attending football (or any other games) should not present any issue. 

If COVID has a big rebound in November / December, which is certainly possible if our national vaccination rates don't get to over, say, 80 percent, or if people don't get boosters in the fall, indoor attendance might be a different story -- might require masking and social distancing with very strict attendance limits.  But hopefully enough people will get vaccinated that it won't be an issue ...

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17363 on: April 30, 2021, 05:07:54 pm »
Was told that roster limit expanded to 90 for this season to allow for returning seniors. Do not know the permanence of that going forward. Also a possibility of additional "practice opportunities". Earliest report would be August 24th (right now 8/28 targeted). Announcements of the recruiting class for Wesleyan coming tomorrow, I think with a highlight play (or maybe 2) for each incoming SA.

WESLEYAN 2021 SCHEDULE

Received the other day, this is a great sign

9/18 @ Colby 1pm
9/25 Hamilton 1pm
10/2 @ Bates 1pm
10/9 Bowdoin 1pm
10/16 @ Tufts 6pm
10/23 Middlebury 1pm
10/30 Amherst 1pm
11/6 @ Williams 1pm
11/13 Trinity Noon


Looks to be the same order of opponents as 2019 and what was supposed to be the 2020 season schedule. Hopefully there will be an official announcement about a 2021 season soon. In the meantime, tomorrow is May 1 which means we can expect NESCAC schools to start announcing their incoming recruiting classes. Trinity posted on social media that there are 31 players in its new class.

It will be very interesting to see if the league allows for an expanded roster for at least a one year basis because of the number of students who didn't enroll for a semester or two this year. I've heard rumors that the league will allow football players to return to campus earlier this summer to help make up for the lost time of not having a season in 2020.

Fully agree that the night games have been a nice addition. I still love the tradition of a Saturday afternoon game in the fall but hope Trinity will experiment with an evening game in their new facility. It would likely help attendance for games that typically don't draw big crowds (Bowdoin, Bates, Hamilton).

If the schedule is, in fact, what 2020 was supposed to be then the Bantams will christen the new stadium against Tufts. Hopefully, that will be the case and spectators will be allowed to attend!
TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17364 on: May 02, 2021, 02:40:31 pm »
Rosters will be essentially limitless this year. (2021). A limit will probably be discussed and agreed upon for new limits, likely 85, according to my NESCAC source.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17365 on: May 03, 2021, 09:17:02 am »
Trinity announced 29 incoming freshman via Twitter on Saturday:

Declan Clancy, OL Canterbury, CT, hudl
Jamar Dejesus, DL, Notre Dame of West Haven, CT, hudl
Mal-yke Davis, DB, Archbishop Stepinac, NY, hudl
Michael Phelps, QB, St. Sebastians, MA, hudl
Avery Cheney, QB, Rivers, MA, hudl
Tommy Batson, RB, Haddonfield Memorial, NJ, hudl
Mike Brice, DL, KIPP Academy Lynn Coll., MA, hudl
RJ Martini, DB, Delbarton, NJ, hudl
Owen Nizolek, DB, Kent School, CT, hudl
Jacob Rothmann, LB, Phillips Exeter, NH, hudl
Taj King, DB, KIPP Academy Lynn Coll., MA, hudl
Zach Kelleher, LB, Phillips Exeter, NH, hudl
Skye Dolce, LB, Trinity Pawling, NY, hudl
Nate Stewart, OL, Milton Academy, MA, hudl
Ronnie Scott, DB, Lawrenceville School, NJ, hudl
Sean Clapp, WR, Ramapo, NJ, hudl
Brendan Gaffney, ATH, Simsbury, CT, hudl
Kevin Keogh, LB, Cranford High, NJ, hudl
Max Strid, DL, Episcopal, PA, hudl
Anthony DiFederico, DL, Jonathan Law, CT, hudl
Tommy DeMatteo, DL, Thayer Academy, MA, hudl
Bo Faughnan, OL, Brunswick School, CT, hudl
Matt Elliott, OL/DL, Springside Chestnut Hill, PA, hudl
Connor Maron, DB, American Heritage, FL, hudl
Matt Laughlin, WR, Bridgton Academy, ME, hudl
Kiel McGee, TE, Cresskill, NJ, hudl
TJ Abbazia, LB, Greenwich, CT, hudl
Lachlan Berry, OL, Suffield Academy, CT, hudl
Mike Rice Jr., LB/FB. Fordham Prep, NY, hudl

As usual, Connecticut leads the way (8 commits) but surprisingly New Jersey has as many as Massachusetts (6). Another 3 from NY, 2 each from PA, and NH (both LBs from Phillips Exeter), and 1 apiece from Florida and Maine round out the class.

By position there are 2 QBs, 4 OL, 5 DL, (1 listed as OL/DL), 6 DBs, 1 RB (and a FB/LB), 5 LBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 ATH.
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UNDEFEATED SEASONS: 1911, 1915, 1934, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17366 on: May 03, 2021, 10:34:58 am »
Trin8-0......wow!...to the Bantams’ recruits.  Hope Amherst will pick up some of the “left-overs” :).  There is little info on Amherst’s site wrt to commits.....on other Nescac school sites too.  Why the “black-outs?.   Last question here from an uniformed poster wrt to position commits.
Can one gleam from the commits the needs of the football team in ‘21-22?   It has been awhile from the last Nescac football games.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17367 on: May 03, 2021, 12:09:33 pm »
I believe that most NESCAC teams, in the majority of sports, are not in the habit of announcing recruits.  Williams, for example, I think never announces recruits via social media for any sport.  So really, it depends on what the recruits themselves share publicly. 

Trinity has brought in, I believe, 90 recruits total in the past three years!  That's wild.  Combined with what I assume will be (at Trinity and most other schools) an oversized class of 2022, with many seniors returning in the fall, Trinity could have a roster well over 100 players next year.  Even with expanded rosters, I doubt anyone else could come close to that number.  It's certainly an advantage for the Bantams ...   

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17368 on: May 03, 2021, 08:13:26 pm »
If they don't limit roster size Trinity could be the first NESCAC program with guys sharing numbers.
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #17369 on: May 04, 2021, 04:57:22 pm »
Trinity officially announced it's 2021 schedule today!
NESCAC CHAMPIONS: 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018
UNDEFEATED SEASONS: 1911, 1915, 1934, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016