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  1. Yeah...this is the kind of tournament that the previous coaching staff would've caught hell on here for booking. A very mediocre group of teams. That being said...
  2. Saw a mock draft that has him going 37th to Detroit. Can't find the link right now. He's talented, no doubt, but I just don't get it. I feel like I've seen at least a half-dozen better players in my 20 years watching MAC basketball. Good luck to him, I hope he succeeds. As they say, "A rising tide lifts all boats."
  3. I'll reserve my judgement until this happens and I see a few rankings by the committee. We're used to seeing G5 teams go undefeated for 10+ games only to finally pop into the rankings in the 20s at the end of the season. My guess is that it will be even harder for MAC/Sun Belt type teams to crack these rankings and have a shot at the playoff. In a vacuum, it's a better situation for the MAC. In all other iterations of CFP rankings, all of G5 and the bottom 1/3 of P5 were eliminated before the season kicked off. On paper, everyone would have a shot. In theory.
  4. We've won 1 game since 2018. This kids looks to have the potential to help change the defense from DE. Projected to be a P5 starter out of HS...yeah, we shouldn't be complaining. Hopefully he's #HereToDevelop and actually will.
  5. Is this satire? Are Zipmeister and John Ward really the same person? Has to be, right?
  6. NFL Draft Picks last 20 years: Akron 7, Tulsa 8. Average Draft Position of Picks: Akron 116, Tulsa 160
  7. Looks like it's done. I applaud the confidence, but I feel like we'll see Lance unemployed in 3-4 years.
  8. I feel most of this will be pinned on "the budget" but there are TONS of things that can be done, virtually for free, to engage fans. Granted, with football's slide back to terrible, it may not be as effective outside of a select group of core fans, it should still be done. Increase AWARENESS. 30-60 sec daily videos from coaches/staff/players. Birthday posts for all players (we seem to get a few here or there). Probably not much engagement to be had here, but AWARENESS is key as well. Put team managers or grad assistants in charge of the social media accounts. Post scores and updates frequently. I recall a few basketball games this last season where games were close and there were one or two updates of the score during the game and then.... no final score posted until a gozips dot com release at 1am. Basketball wins a lot. Soccer wins a lot (maybe not this spring...). Track and Field wins a lot. Rifle wins a lot. Brag about it. Put polls out on social media. Attempt to engage. Ask for photos of your favorite zips memory. Or your favorite road game. Or what you're excited about for the upcoming season(s). This is something that the MAC does AMAZINGLY well at on social media. They tweeted an engagement score where I believe they were 2nd in the nation in engagement/interaction to only the SEC or ACC. Follow the conference social media team's lead! This is not hard.
  9. Despite following Zips bball closely, I know very little about KJ. He didn't stand out to me in the matchup with the Cards. He will be an aberration here. 6'3" Guard with 7 3PT attempts in his last 30 games? Must be a slasher/mid range guy?
  10. I think it's great they have an alum leading the program. I wouldn't be holding my breath regarding an immediate resurrection, though. Outside of Kent's glory year, he has a career record of 179-200 (.472) and a conference record of 68-138 (.330) (!!). At this point in the offseason, I'm rooting for the Hurons to get their proverbial sh*t together and help lift the lower half of the conference, but I'm none too optimistic here with a sample size of 11 seasons. I think Stan Heath is what he is...an average to below average coach. Hope I'm wrong.
  11. I'm getting more and more excited about this class. Hoping the small Ohio HS success translates quickly for Mitchell and Johnson. Kalle looks solid as well. We'll definitely need immediate contributions from these guys.
  12. Happy we have Groce under contract and simultaneously protect the U's finances should he leave, but can we pump the brakes and get back to a MAC Championship first?
  13. Sure. I guess we can relegate ourselves to another tier beneath G5. We can call it, "FCS+."
  14. Whatever makes you feel better about losing position coaches to another G5 school.
  15. This isn't a good sign. Tulsa shouldn't be taking positional coaches from us.
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