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  1. Is this satire? Are Zipmeister and John Ward really the same person? Has to be, right?
  2. NFL Draft Picks last 20 years: Akron 7, Tulsa 8. Average Draft Position of Picks: Akron 116, Tulsa 160
  3. Looks like it's done. I applaud the confidence, but I feel like we'll see Lance unemployed in 3-4 years.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. Sure. I guess we can relegate ourselves to another tier beneath G5. We can call it, "FCS+."
  10. Whatever makes you feel better about losing position coaches to another G5 school.
  11. This isn't a good sign. Tulsa shouldn't be taking positional coaches from us.
  12. Not sure if it was mentioned on this thread, but per some folks on the MAC bbs board, Nuga has entered the portal for Kent and El-Amin for Ball State. Two big losses for the conference. Coaches will really need to be good at nurturing those relationships with recruits/athletes going forward.
  13. I thought I had read that teams can go over the limit for next year, but the scholarships had to be paid by the university general fund. I may be 100% incorrect. Either way, wish Cam best of luck. He certainly provided energy and some huge momentum swings with his patented two-hand slams. I'm happy for him if he gets another year, as long as it's not in the MAC.
  14. I would guess this means that UA isn't offering seniors an extra year on scholarship. I believe that I read that while the extra year is "available," the school would have to pay for the extra scholarships out of the general fund. Cam would've been a good one to have back.
  15. It is remarkable how good Toledo is at choking. Has to be frustrating as a fan. They still haven't made the Dance in my lifetime. I was born ~7 mos after their last appearance in 1980(!!!).
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