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Let the Arth era of Akron football begin! Let's see what he can do!

 

Any word on if he'll be bringing his JC staff with him? I believe he was putting them in place at UTC, so I would assume they'd follow him to Akron, correct?

 

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16 minutes ago, RowdyZip said:

For what it's worth...

 

My connection at UTC said this was done deal before Noon.  I'm sure Arth would nix these rumours if he was staying at UTC

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Welcome Coach Arth. This isn't the Getsy type splash hire but I've said before, winning is exciting. Offseason hire excitement equates to zero wins come September.. let's win some games. Go Zips

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1 hour ago, zippy5 said:

Welcome Coach Arth. This isn't the Getsy type splash hire but I've said before, winning is exciting. Offseason hire excitement equates to zero wins come September.. let's win some games. Go Zips

I saw no splash with Getsy. Arthxs resume is underwhelming. Let's hope he has more talent than his record indicates. 

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Good Hire. Young local guy who grew up and played in Northeast Ohio. Should be able to recruit. Zips needed a young energetic coach to hopefully take us to the next level of competing yearly for MAC championships. 

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Found an article that summarized his first year at UTC -- lost 3 QBs in the first month of the season to injury, plus a couple of running backs. Improved toward the end of the season as his 4th stringer got more experience and played better. 

 

For what that's worth ...  :)

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47 minutes ago, zipsoutsider said:

I saw no splash with Getsy. Arthxs resume is underwhelming. Let's hope he has more talent than his record indicates. 

And your commentary is underwhelming.

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49 minutes ago, mhowell15101 said:

Found an article that summarized his first year at UTC -- lost 3 QBs in the first month of the season to injury, plus a couple of running backs. Improved toward the end of the season as his 4th stringer got more experience and played better. 

 

For what that's worth ...  :)

We couldn't gain 100 total yards with our 2nd string QB so hopefully this is move in the right direction.

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I hope the hopefuls are correct...right now I'm the apathetic :puke:.

Please make me eat crow Tom Arth.  PLEASE make me eat crow...

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This hire does nothing for me. I don't get the excitement to hire him. He took over a program that had 10, 9 & 9 wins the three years prior to him and turned that into 3 and 5 wins in his two years. In his second year at the helm he never beat any of the top four teams in his league. Is that the success we want? I would love to know what LW saw in him that was better than Getsy or Kehres. He's our coach now and I'll do all I can to help him be successful, but pardon me if I'm not excited.

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9 minutes ago, 72 Roo said:

This hire does nothing for me. I don't get the excitement to hire him. He took over a program that had 10, 9 & 9 wins the three years prior to him and turned that into 3 and 5 wins in his two years. In his second year at the helm he never beat any of the top four teams in his league. Is that the success we want? I would love to know what LW saw in him that was better than Getsy or Kehres. He's our coach now and I'll do all I can to help him be successful, but pardon me if I'm not excited.

We don't know if Getsy and Kehres were real options.  Could we match Getsys salary at MSU?  Kehres seems to be a perennial pipe dream.   

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Paul Winters should have been the hire. It could have happened. That would have righted some wrongs and gotten me excited.

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12 hours ago, Balsy said:

I hope the hopefuls are correct...right now I'm the apathetic :puke:.

Please make me eat crow Tom Arth.  PLEASE make me eat crow...

 

Mods - please pin this post. Can't wait to welcome Balsy back on board The Zippy Express - "BELIEVE!" Go Zips!

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9 minutes ago, GoZips88 said:

 

Mods - please pin this post. Can't wait to welcome Balsy back on board The Zippy Express - "BELIEVE!" Go Zips!

 

I hope to be back on board...

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I wonder if coach Arth is going to give a rally cry at the basketball game today a la Terry Bowden ?

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3 hours ago, LZIp said:

I wonder if coach Arth is going to give a rally cry at the basketball game today a la Terry Bowden ?

 

Was wondering the same thing this morning. Seems like yesterday and that was years ago now. Based on Bowden's track record in general, I really did think we were on our way to the top of the MAC. A shame it didn't work out. I liked Terry.

 

Definitely ready for an Arth pump-up speech at an upcoming basketball game. Today, though, we honor and rightfully so, our men's soccer team. 

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So UA will pay about a million dollars total for Bowden not to coach AND to buy out Arth to leave UTC to coach Zips. Apparently the university has more money than they let on.

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