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Captain Kangaroo

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  1. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    We lost to a crappy team today. Poor second half yet again for the Zips.
  2. Jimond Ivey

    Ok...let’s not get carried away.
  3. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    FYI - We beat EMU last night.
  4. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    I've never seen so much angst over a "player" who never played a minute for the Zips, and another who was 0.001% away from being a walk-on. Jimmond Ivey is playing some great basketball right now, if anyone'd noticed.
  5. Game 17- Eastern Michigan

    If we lose tonight, The Score on Exchange Street is offering a post-game drink special.
  6. Game 16- Northern Illinois Huskies

    There's a quality understatement!
  7. Game 16- Northern Illinois Huskies

    Yeah...if he'd have punched a few Huskie starters into unconsciousness around the 12:00 minute mark, I think we'd have pulled out the "W."
  8. Game 16- Northern Illinois Huskies

    Again? When did he wear one?
  9. Who did you watch this fall that you feel might make a great Zip? I was at the Hudson-McKinley game, and a kid named De'Shawn White was outstanding. Faster than everyone else, had great hands and vision. But he's small. Could he be the next Jo Jo Natson? Beats me. But if I'm Bowden, I get some tape and at least see if he's good enough to be a preferred walk on. Short bio and videos
  10. Welcome Tom Arth!

    I don't think your thoughts are correct. There was never any hope that he would get new commits prior to December 31st. And he stated he would not pressure any incumbent recruits/commits to sign. It would have been a low-rent move to have a handshake agreement that he become the head coach, but wait to officially sign him until January 1st. And I'm sure there would have been some sort of lawsuit if we'd have tried it. Who cares about the $350,000? It is chump change in the world of D-1 athletics. The Nebraska game that we didn't play footed the bill, with $300,000 left over. The South Carolina game paid for Bowden's buyout, with $600,000 left over. Notre Dame paid Charlie Weis $19,000,000 not to coach the Irish. Kansas then paid him $5,650,000 to not coach the Jawhawks
  11. Game 15. Central Michigan

    You are kind.
  12. Game 15. Central Michigan

    Who forgot the D in the locker room at halftime? Go back and get it!
  13. Game 15. Central Michigan

    Those red cushioned seats look soooo comfortable.
  14. Game 15. Central Michigan

    Defense travels. Dating back to WMU, Great last 55 minutes (and counting) of D from the Zips.
  15. Game 15. Central Michigan

    Doesn't everyone already, or is it just me?
  16. MAC Hoops 18-19

    And just when Dambrot leaves.... Is KD the Ken Lolla of Akron hoops?
  17. On Thursday December 20th, new Zips Head Football Coach Tom Arth was kind enough to allow me a 30 minute interview. While I would have loved to garnered details such as recruit names and a detailed list of staff candidates, unfortunately neither was possible. Trust me, I tried. Until things are official, and contracts are signed, we all simply need to put the puzzle pieces together ourselves from Twitter and other similar sources. That said, I though he provided some great insight into his personal life, his football mindset and the DNA that will make up Akron Zips Football in the Arth Era. I hope you enjoy it. Note to Dr. Z: Regarding photography at scrimmages - Coach Arth was quoted as saying “Still photography is great.” Unlike the Bowden scrimmages, where only the initial 15 minutes of warm ups were open to photography, you should now be able to take plenty of action shots. Hope Santa got you a sweet new sports lens for Christmas this year! Coach Arth Q & A
  18. Game 14- Western Michigan Broncos

    Paying off Bowden’s contract one parking space at a time...
  19. Welcome Tom Arth!

    From the Pluto article - I recall several years ago that the MAC had a rule the it's programs were not allowed to play away games against FCS programs? Wonder if it is no longer enforced?
  20. Merry Christmas

    Season's Greetings and Thank You to all who participate on the board! ZN.O is what you make it. If it were not for you taking the time to post your thoughts and content, it would be nothing. Like the Kent board. We have a good group of contributors now. I enjoy waking up in the morning and scrolling through all of your thoughts and links to Zips-related news. There was a time not to long ago when that wasn't the case. We're definitely grateful for everyone's contributions!
  21. Game 12 - Nevada

    Missed too many bunnies
  22. 2019 Recruiting

    I took the afternoon off work today and was able to meet with coach Arth. I’ll have a story posted sometime this weekend. On the topic of the existing recruits he said he didn’t want to pressure them to commit to a coach and staff that they’d never even met. And likewise he didn’t want to extend an offer to a student athlete that he’d never met. Zips fans will need to wait for the February signing date to see the 2019 class. It’s just the way it has to be. The new early signing period is really unfair to anyone involved with a coaching change. Whether your coach is fired, or he leaves on his own for a better opportunity. I can say he’s an extremely nice guy. Very gracious and a good listener. I was a big proponent of Luke Getsy being hired, and a lot of the positives I liked in Luke are also in Tom Arth. I think we hired a good one.
  23. Terry's next endeavor

    If someone promised to pay me $600,000, I ain’t retiring and forfeiting it. Especially not to the place that fired me. Bowden would have been happy to coach the next two seasons, but UA told him to hit the bricks. UA knew the deal...they wrote it. If if you want to play “big boy” football, you know eating the last two years of a fired coach’s contract is part of the deal. A $600,000 dinner bill is chump change in D-1 football. If it isn’t for UA, it isn’t Bowden’s fault. If Arth doesn’t pan out, the buyout will probably be $1,000,000. I hope he pans out ...not to save the money...but because it would be fun. It’s been a long time since Zips football has been bandwagon-inducing fun.