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  1. Ultimately, this is the point of college athletics:

    These coaches get these subtweets all the time.  It breaks my heart to see all these young kids trying so hard but who will likely get no scholarship $$.  For me, I think that might be the most difficult part about being a college coach - telling a kid there is no scholarship for him.


  2. That video is at least a year old. And if that’s after practice, when ppl are joking around, I don’t have a problem with it. Players play jokes on coaches. Though the action’s identical, there’s a difference between if they did that joking around because they love each other versus if it was done out of true disrespect.  Like the post-game Gatorade shower.

     

    That poor coach got POSTERIZED!! 😂😂


  3. 1 hour ago, DannyHoke said:

    Scenario being pushed around is that MAC will play a reduced season, home and home schedule between Ohio MAC schools.... Akron, Kent, BG, Toledo, Miami and Ohio x 2 = 10 games in 10 weeks ending November 7.

    That sounds pretty cool.  

    I would, however,  definitely miss seeing Buffalo on the schedule.  Is Buffalo just left out in the cold? 😕

    I'd love seeing Toledo... twice.  We need to stoke our rivalry with that school.


  4. 12 hours ago, bigjim said:

    Hudl has him at 6'2" and 180 lb.  The 6' 160 must be from his sophomore season.  So, he has grown, put on weight, and is a very good size.  I am not sure if the running list should be updated to reflect.  A 160 lb D1 player does not put fear into the hearts of the opposition.

    When I was watching his film I thought he looked bigger than the listed 6-0, 160.  Thanks for pointing that out.  I'll update the initial post.


  5. 16 hours ago, bigjim said:

    Are you sure that Jankowski is on campus?  I may be wrong, but I thought the purpose of the greyshirt was to delay the start of the 5 years at school to play 4.  If he were on campus and enrolled this fall, this would be his red shirt year not a grey shirt.  Again, I may be wrong, but I do not think so.  I would like to hear some comments on this topic so that I can understand it better.

    Hi Big Jim.  Captain answered your question before I could chime in.  I'll add that, no, I'm nor sure Janikowski is on campus.

     

    Someone can correct me on this if I'm wrong, but I believe a Grey Shirt pays their own way to school for one year.  Then they officially join the team at which point they then have 5 years to play 4, i.e., so they could redshirt an additional year.  But like I said, I could be wrong about that.


  6. Here is TJ DeShield's postcard.  This was tweeted (is that the word?) on July 14th.  So, yes, TJ is still a Zips QB.

     

    It was Nick Demchuk, the walk-on QB from Benedictine who transferred.  (I forget as to where... John Carroll, maybe?)

     

    This leaves us with 4 QB's going into this upcoming season:

    Incumbent starter Kato Nelson

    Top challenger Zach Gibson

    Security backup T.J. DeShields

    True freshman Joey Marousek

     

    As mentioned previously, this year's QB recruit is Ryan Jankowski, whom is already on campus and grey shirting this season.


  7. 13 hours ago, bigjim said:

     

    Maxpreps has Andre Proffitt listed as a DT.  https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/andre-proffitt/K2v1o5j-EeiAyNdjx8XCRA/default.htm

     

    Blue & Gold, Can you state why you have him listed as an OL.  Where did you get that information?

    If he is a DT, then Coach Arth has recruited 4 DL prospects, three who have excellent size, (280, 260, 280, and 230 lb).  I have always been concerned with the DL at Akron.  Usually, the recruits are not that big or not rated at all, and the play over the years has been suspect at best.  We have gotten some good transfers or JUCO's for the DL that have played well.  If these 4 guys turn out to be talented, then Coach has done a great job and the DL will be set for years.  However, when I watch Proffitt's game film, I do not see a lot of very positive plays.  Anyhow, I have trust in Arth, and this is one more recruit that will help Akron turn the corner in the future and become a MAC force.  Go Zips

     

     

     

    Good catch, Big Jim.  Looks like I simply made a mistake.  Both Hudl dot com and Maxpreps dot com also have him listed as a DL.  I'll correct Post #1.


  8. 2 hours ago, Illini Zip said:

    It's slow so I thought I would share a highlight video I just found of Maishe Dailey as a high school senior. His time at Iowa was not very productive. Not exactly sure why. He does have a slender build for being 6'-7" and might have had trouble with the physical play of the Big Ten. As mentioned on this board before, Maishe actually played some point guard for Iowa. I think he could play positions 1-4 for us, even play point-forward. Yes, there is such a thing where with LCJ on the court Maishe could bring the ball up the court and initiate the offense himself. I am thinking he is likely to pick up for X at the wing and Ali will back him up (Damn, I liked X. Cool guy, great player).

     

    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/3482320/5721dcfdc124573b548627dc

     

     

    I have faith in Groce & his system.  Let Maishe play free and run & gun and I'll bet he has a really good year for us.  He was one of the best players in NEO his senior season.

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