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  1. Coaches and teams either embrace expectations and get motivated or coaches and teams shrink from the 'pressure'. Right now we know the coaches and teams in the MAC that improve with the expectation of getting better. So far I haven't seen that from this regime. If the coaching staff is 'scared' the players will be scared. 2018 is the critical year for this regime. I want to see if Bowden/Amato can coach like their reps depended on it. The first thing we will see or not see is if Bowden is willing to make some obvious changes to make this program beter. I am talking about coaches and position players.
  2. I think the loss of the big guy in the backfield really hurt. Ball was a real upgrade to the run game which statistically was pretty bad for the season. His presence would have helped Nelson or Woodson or whoever was at QB. It would have also helped a somewhat inconsistent O-line by giving defenses something they had to really respect. Now Bowden has to find a real threat at RB. And,he needs to shore up the O-line among other things. Hopefully,they will indeed have upgrades at WR. If he can find somebody,someway to 'coach up' Nelson,there should be improvement there. I am just not convinced that Milwee is the guy to 'coach up' your QB's. And,YES there will be expectations. Finally! Lets enjoy that!
  3. 2017 Bowl Watch

    Lets not complain too much after what happened on Saturday. Enjoy the fact that they got into 2 post season football games. Been a long time for that. BUT, hopefully Bowden/Amato has these guys a little better prepared for this one. Don't want another blowout 1) on national TV or 2) in an area where Bowden tries to recruit. Doesn't do the MAC any good for the future either if teams aren't competitive in post season.
  4. Was AT the game. First,Ford Field is GREAT Some random comments.Neighborhood is pretty rough though. Toledo is the BEST team in the MAC hands down,notwithstanding their 1 loss. They have lots more SPEED and more SKILL at critical positions,certainly far more so than Akron. That HC is from Mount UNION!!!! Akron's DEFENSE was overwhelmed in the first half.I said the first half not the entire game. I include in that realm KICK COVERAGE which was awful. They didn't tackle well certainly. The D-line and linebackers were chasing a lot in the first half. I know the offense was sputtering in the first half,but this was one of those games when no matter, The defense NEEDED to make a couple more stops early but did not. Got better in the second for whatever reason. But,no doubt the poor kick coverage killed them because even though the defense gave up way too many big plays, there were too many short fields for Toledo after kicks. Better look there for next season. Offensively,no question the offense sputtered especially in the first half. The O-line was being beaten at the point of attack a lot and Toledo was able to pressure the QB(whomever he was) and run down the backs. Toledo was quicker. Please don't try to hang the loss on Nelson. Its like somebody elsewhere said. Everybody loves the back up QB until.... I was talking to a guy sitting behind us in 105. We were both puzzled when Bowden pulled the plug on Nelson so early. Certainly,Nelson was struggling. But,a significant part of that was because the O-line couldn't keep the rush off of him and the running game was going nowhere,again. Frankly, we were not sure what Woodson was going to add on the positive side under the circumstances. Not really anything we hadn't already seen from him. And,in the post game Bowden clearly stated Nelson is the QB of the future. Nelson and the offense were better in the second half but,the O-line had a BAD breakdown on a backside blitz when Nelson got creamed and fumbled. Pretty sure I saw a Tight End(umm) trying to grab the blitzer form behind just as he hit Nelson. I am still not convinced that Nelson and the other QB's wouldn't benefit from bring in an assistant who could help 'coach up' the QB's a little better. But, this was one of those games against a much better team when not being able,or willing to try to control the ball on the ground to keep Toledo off the field could have kept it closer and made Toledo play 'honest'. The officiating wasn't great but didn't cost Akron the game. I thought the Toledo fans were 'bush' when they were cheering the player who got called for targeting and was ejected. Know the rule. Even if you don't like it it WAS targeting. Now,Bowden has to make some changes in order to build on this. Can't be sub-500 next season. Have to consistently get 6 Conference wins and be in the mix for Detroit.
  5. Been there a couple times before. Stayed in Dearborn before. Great place to watch a game.
  6. The Akron Athletic Dept. seems to be acting as if there was some kind of overwhelming demand for tix from Akron fans. There will be tons of TU fans at the game.They apparently still don't understand that only the diehards will go to Detroit. The rest will sit on their asses and watch a few minutes on TV. I remember in 2005, there were more people at the Motor City Bowl than at the MAC Championship game. The front runners will stay home. The AD needs to get its head out of their behinds when it comes to 'markerting' this program.
  7. Three For Thursday [MAC Championship]

    Still have not seen a seating chart on Gozips.com.
  8. Staying in Dearborn. Staying away from downtown. We are a few miles from The Henry Ford. Will hit that on Sunday.
  9. May not be exactly a 'neutral field. I am looking at the Ford Field website seating chart. Looks like Toledo may have already sold most if not all of their seats in the lowe rbowl. Nothing is showing as available on that side. There are still seats available on the Akron side right in the middle of the lower section. We will see.
  10. The Tight End Position

    Not gonna continue this conversation. U saw what U saw. I saw what I saw.
  11. Can't blitz that much against these guys. They will hit big plays. Before U no it U are down by 2 TD's. Akron has to score first but its gonna happen if they get a tight end and RB's involved early. Defense will have to play way over its head to win this one. Nelson will have to be more composed than he was against KSOO.
  12. Not the same team. Not the same coach. '05 was a better squad and NIU was not as good as this TU team. Hope the Zips can pull a rabbit out of the hat but who cares? At least we get to go to Detroit.
  13. The Tight End Position

    After watching him all season you might be on to something. He has difficulty catching. But is bulky enough to be at a DL or LB spot inside. Then,MAYBE they get the second coming of Cody Grice by using him in the backfield on short yardage. That would be a site!
  14. Never did the B.ball Tourney. Just remember in 2005 I went to the ticket office and they already had the tix. I was able to pick out the specific row and seats I wanted. Actually got 2 seats on Row 15,Aisle by going to the Flash Seats website. I can sell them back if I want or can there also. Yes,if Toledo wins they are 'home' team.
  15. I went to the Info. ticket office bright and early Wednesday AM. Nobody else there. That was AFTER I got on the GOZIPS site to try to buy tix. The seat mapped was blocked. What they are apparently doing according to the guy in the office is taking your money but not being able to tell you where you will be sitting much less give you a ticket. He claimed they would not actually get there allotment until after the Friday MAC games. He said that if Toledo won they would be the 'home' team and Akron the visitors. He said if NIU came out of the west Akron would be the 'home' team. He said that would determine which side of Ford Field each teams fans would get access to tix through the schools. He also said the ticket office would not be open on Saturday or Sunday. So Monday would be the earliest you could know where you are being seated or to buy tix if you hadn't already given your money. Not sure what diff. the home or away designation makes if you are on the road anyway. I finally went to the Ford Field website. There were some seats already opened up in the lower levels on each side of the field in the same sections that will be released to the two schools. I was able to pick the seats I wanted(aisle). Bought two on each side and will sell the two I don't need on the website.