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  1. Game 3—@Northwestern

    I don't think this win over Utah is their greatest win in their 125 year history, but our win over NU this year was our greatest. NU had a similar coaching problem that we at Akron had with Ianello. The Cats had a guy named Rick Venturi that almost ruined their program in the late 70's. There was much talk about Northwestern leaving the Big 10 as they could not compete. Interesting how wrong people can be, especially a Notre Dame a-hole I know (who I root against almost every game). Happy New Year to all Zips fans. Beat Illinois.
  2. Game 3—@Northwestern

    The Holiday bowl this year reminded me a bit of the September Akron NU game with the second half resurgence and defensive takeaways, but this time it was not Akron but NU making the amazing comeback. Of course this was lost by the analysts. Robert Smith had a disrespectful tone in the post game discussion about NU's Akron loss. He now has now joined my a-hole list. Happy to hear Fitz is staying at NU. They are even uttering the phrase 'National Champions' as a target. Love it - Go Cats! - my second team near the second city.
  3. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    I happen to agree with a lot of what Zipsoutsider says. I'm a long time Zips fan of over 30 years (not as loyal as Ron from Canton, however- the most dedicated all sports season ticket holder alum of the University). I thought Bowden should have stayed and more money should have been spent on some better asst. coaching. This and last year's recruiting classes have looked better and the Northwestern game was truly something. By the way, I spent some time with NU's asst. AD before the September game and he was very complimentary of Bowden (the AD sent me a note after our win also). Anyhow, that's all done now, so we have to hope for the best, but I see a lot of oversimplification in this discussion and it seems some do not even read replies, attachments or respond to questions (you 94zipgrad - see my previous question). I have to wonder if LW was not given orders to start an attendance upswing NOW; therefore, he felt compelled to take a drastic action. I hope to heck it works out.
  4. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    Can you give further info? Not that I disagree, just interested.
  5. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    I agree. Bowden could possibly stay in the players lives by doing something with Christian Fellowship for all sports on campus, while attempting to keep players on the football team and retaining the 2019 recruiting class during the transition.
  6. Possible Candidates

    No sense talking to you. You have been blocked.
  7. Possible Candidates

    Point (if you read back) - high school recruiting numbers are is down in the N/E Ohio area. Can we still be called a hotbed like in Marla's article - nope. Good recruiting area, yes, but there has been a significant drop and the hotbeds are now in the south. Interestingly, we just lost our Florida pipeline until we see what the new HC can do. I'm hoping for the best.
  8. Possible Candidates

    https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2018/10/18/Western-Pennsylvania-WPIAL-high-school-football-talent-decline-recruiting/stories/201810170104 Here's an interesting read. Cleveland mentioned later in article. Any N/E Ohio city could just the same be mentioned. Anyhow to keep this topic sensitive, I'm surprised Marla didn't say in her article that Williams should consider Condoleezza Rice for HC.
  9. Possible Candidates

    Northeast Ohio? Sure some good players come out of our region, but it is not what it used to be that's all I'm saying.
  10. Possible Candidates

    I'm from Warren originally. It's been in a constant economic depression for years and getting even worse (Lordstown). That's N/E Ohio last time I looked at it. The high schools were combined about 15 years ago due to declining enrollment. The area used to be a hotbed. Some good players come out of there don't get me wrong - but a hotbed - more like a hot stool (innuendo).
  11. Possible Candidates

    Bro - ha ha ha that's funny - take a look at Cleveland - used to be a city of 1,000,000 now 300,000. Columbus is solid, but they don't call this area the rust belt for nothing.
  12. Possible Candidates

    I'm not a big fan of what kent thinks is the 'it factor'. In football we cannot recruit internationally like other UA sports. N/E Ohio is not the hotbed it used to be for football talent - families have been migrating out of here for decades. Agreed that the right person is out there - Fleck is abrasive, but I'd like someone like him - a young guy that works 18 hours a day with two things in mind - getting better every day and winning football games.
  13. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    You are conveniently missing the possibility that maybe our running backs were the problem. Akron has had a difficult time recruiting top running backs until the 2018 class. So bad that I think our lowly rival has had better players at RB over he last couple of decades. Grading lineman is difficult and usually only coaches have this info. Darryl Funk upgraded our line play when he came here from Michigan, but the question is did Ekkens maintain the level of play. I think he did a good job. The point is now moot - lets hope we get a good hire, the recruiting class stays in place, and players don't transfer.
  14. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    I think I proved my point (you may want to try to spell correctly in yours). 'Next man up' is coach speak that has found its way to the bar. I don't like cliches. Good luck to the next coach - let's hope it's not an Iannello type hire.
  15. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    This year: Undrea Bullard 6 6 305 Bryce Peterson 6 2 300 R J Kelly 6 3 300 Brandon Council 6 4 325 Trevor Brown 6 5 300 Nick Fazio 6 3 305 Rueben Durkee 6 5 285 Kyle Ritz 6 5 315 Shawn Muldowney 6 4 300 Hunter Corne 6 4 305 Landon Forman 6 5 280 Rich Kallay 6 5 320 Austin Sample 6 3 300 Not to mention 4 true freshman. Depth is not a problem. Maybe coaching? I don't think we as fans know. I would always build a team with the most brutal OL I could manage. If there is help needed here I would welcome anything that makes the Zips the most feared OL in the MAC.
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