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  1. Welcome Tom Arth!

    Official https://twitter.com/ZipsFB/status/1073707319739990018
  2. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    You seem to have glossed over my point of the "last couple years." And players don't openly complain about coaching at practice where they know donors and fans are present or on social media. I never said anything about players hating the guy or them being miserable playing for him, they just didn't look up to him like so many players on well-coached teams do. I don't want a "bro" coach that isn't professional, but I also don't want someone that constantly calls his players the wrong name in the media or just lets time outs sit in his pocket against the worst defense in the conference. How can you expect effort out of your kids if you don't put effort into them? (That also applies to the non-existent development of players but that's another discussion)
  3. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    Whether Kato's a damn Heisman trophy contender or the worst QB in Division I has nothing to do with the effort displayed on the field that day. The offensive line doesn't just give up to pass rush like that no matter what the talent difference is on any level. They simply didn't care anymore. Again, because their coach quit on them. Think about some of the successes the team's had the past couple of seasons. When Akron won big games or just won games in general, did you see any players running over to hug their coach or celebrate with him? Did he go out of his way to put the focus on them or did he just forget their names and talk about his time at Auburn instead? I used to see a connection between the players and coaches here, but that was back in the first couple Bowden years. I've yet to see or hear from any players about how great a leader and inspiration he was to them since he got fired Sunday. No, that's not a scientific measurement of what a coach meant to a player. BUT, I find it very, very odd that so few (if not none) current or former players have come out and said anything of that nature. If I'm wrong, someone please share these testimonials so I can eat my words.
  4. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    The team also rolled over down two scores to the 2-8 Bowling Green Falcons on Senior Day this year. You can't tell me the team was playing hard if they can't find the end zone against one of the bottom 5 defenses in 1A. Also, Terry let two timeouts sit in his pocket in the final eight or so minutes of that game down just 15 points...again, against one of the worst defenses in college football. I give the team credit for the final two games of the year, as they were in fact worth tuning into based on the fact that there was some desire. But to say that across the board the effort and desire was there is just false.
  5. Possible Candidates

    Take Loeffler off the list. BG announced his hiring this morning.
  6. Frank SoSh*tty

    I think that might've been for us destroying their season last year
  7. Possible Candidates

    People on this board tend to over hype Akron's facilities as the "best in the MAC" or some variation of that. That could be said ten years ago, but schools have since followed through with indoor facilities of their own that are much better than ours, and more of those are coming. That's not an excuse for the lack of talent we have and the inability to develop players skill-wise, but it's worth noting that Akron doesn't have the edge in that department that it used to.
  8. Possible Candidates

    I believe the upcoming games at OU and South Carolina will be the final of Bowden's tenure at Akron. If Williams can get Terry to move on from Milwee, then maybe we'll only be looking for someone new to run the offense. Maybe there's even some changes that can be made at the position level, I'm not sure. I think we can all agree there need to be some changes though. I've listed a couple of candidates I feel are reasonable for head coach. I'm not too sure about coordinator candidates, so I didn't list any names because that is a much different hire. Vince Kehres, HC at Mount Union--80-4 with a couple titles. Not as accomplished as Leipold was at Whitewater, but you can see what winning culture has brought to a former football wasteland at UB. Scot Loeffler, OC/QB coach at Boston College--Local guy and a pretty good offensive mind. He's been around a lot of success and been instrumental in some nice offenses. He's had success in the MAC as well. Matt Canada, Interim HC/OC/QB coach at Maryland--I wouldn't be surprised if Maryland kept him because he's done pretty well with the difficult hand he was dealt this year. He's been around success in the MAC and is more than qualified. I suspect he'll get looks at much bigger jobs though. Luke Getsy, OC at Mississippi State--Doesn't really need any explaining. I think this hire would get a lot of people fired up that have lost interest in the program. Worked for Fleck at WMU for a year and was the receivers coach in Green Bay for a few years. But is he ready to lead a whole program? You might say I'm starting this thread too early, but the reality is that a week and a half from now, we're gonna be learning a lot about the future of this program. Go Zips!!!
  9. Cayman Islands Hoops Classic

    Wake up call for Riak today
  10. Critiquing Coach Bowden

    So I take it you were proud of the effort and attitude of the team this weekend
  11. Game 11—Bowling Green Falcons

    It's very true. I've never been so embarrassed to wear the UA colors. The fact that it was one of our top signees from the last class made it even more absurd.
  12. Game 11—Bowling Green Falcons

    Not sure if anyone else saw it, but late in the third quarter and into the fourth quarter we had a guy fall asleep on the bench curled up under one of those raincoat things, surrounded by teammates. None of them cared. Nor did the coaches that would talk to their position groups nearby.
  13. Game 9—Northern Illinois Huskies

    The on-field officials don't have any say during reviews. All decisions are still made by the replay official in the booth, the monitors on the field are simply for helping with communication and understanding between the referee and replay official.
  14. Selection Sunday and the Zips

    I hope so too, I just wish things were more fair. Just win a few games and make people respect you, I guess.
  15. Selection Sunday and the Zips

    If the 2007 team wasn't even good enough for an 8 seed then I don't see how they would give us a home game. College basketball is starting to look a lot like college football with all of the unreasonable advantages given to high majors.
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