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Assessing Coach Arth (and his staff)

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5 hours ago, blueandgold said:

Just what we need, a coach from Kansas. Another team with a losing tradition. 

Gents ! Lets look past KU. Look at the big picture. He was taught by Matt Campbell who is pretty darn good. This could be good. Lets see how this one pans out.

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55 minutes ago, John Ward said:

Gents ! Lets look past KU. Look at the big picture. He was taught by Matt Campbell who is pretty darn good. This could be good. Lets see how this one pans out.

I'm willing to welcome him and give him a shot. I guess that is depending on the offense actually discovering how to use the TE as a weapon. That will be a new concept to the coaching staff. Either way he comes to Akron at a time when excuses are fading and performance, as defined by wins, is required.

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12 hours ago, 72 Roo said:

I'm willing to welcome him and give him a shot. I guess that is depending on the offense actually discovering how to use the TE as a weapon. That will be a new concept to the coaching staff. Either way he comes to Akron at a time when excuses are fading and performance, as defined by wins, is required.

 

He played tackle for Toledo and these skills should transfer nicely to coaching our outer tackles.

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2 hours ago, Zipmeister said:

 

He played tackle for Toledo and these skills should transfer nicely to coaching our outer tackles.

Do you think we might even throw the ball to an "outer tackle" one day? Just dreaming with nothing else to do until fall.

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7 hours ago, 72 Roo said:

Do you think we might even throw the ball to an "outer tackle" one day? Just dreaming with nothing else to do until fall.

 

I'm not sure so I asked my Magic Eight Ball and it replied "ask again later."

I remember the year that the Zips won the MACC they had a tight end that nobody on this board seemed to care for much.

I liked him; thought he was very athletic, but they almost never targeted him.

Then in the MACC game they did he made some really good catches and looked like he was ready for the NFL.

Why Akron has a habit (through multiple head coaches) of ignoring their tight ends is a mystery and a shame.

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23 minutes ago, monrowe said:

Maybe Marcus Wattley can be rehired? He’s available he Has some good ties to the area.

not sure we want to invite more bad PR right now....

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2 hours ago, monrowe said:

Maybe Marcus Wattley can be rehired? He’s available he Has some good ties to the area.

If I had my druthers I would go after Tim Tyrell at Hoban. He would have to take a serious pay cut to come and for that reason alone I don't think he would consider it. But he would make a great addition who could easily be groomed into a coordinator's position and down the road a potential HC.

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On 6/4/2021 at 1:19 PM, LZIp said:

not sure we want to invite more bad PR right now....

I don't know why anyone would consider him. Forcing a kid to eat something that violates his religion tells you all you need to know. That was unconscionable.

 

Forget about the PR, what kind of message would that send players?

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Weird motivational tactic regardless of the facts, IMO. He said he's seen it used at a D1 program....he played under Owens and coached under Bowden, so was obviously at Akron.

https://www.cantonrep.com/story/news/2021/06/07/fired-canton-mckinley-head-football-coach-marcus-wattley-speaks-out/7583606002/?utm_source=morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210608&utm_content=article10-readmore

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Nobody is talking about what caused this event in the first place. I've seen a lot worse done to motivate malcontents to get with the program. 

 

One of the things scholastic sports does (allegedly) is to teach hard work and teamwork and commitment. Those are severely lacking with the snowflake generation. Nobody brings this up, the lazyass is made the victim.

 

JMHO YMMV.

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1 hour ago, Spin said:

Nobody is talking about what caused this event in the first place. I've seen a lot worse done to motivate malcontents to get with the program. 

 

One of the things scholastic sports does (allegedly) is to teach hard work and teamwork and commitment. Those are severely lacking with the snowflake generation. Nobody brings this up, the lazyass is made the victim.

 

JMHO YMMV.

Things like this are always blown way out of proportion by the media.

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6 minutes ago, blueandgold said:

Things like this are always blown way out of proportion by the media.

Media always looking for the next villain.  He's being raked over the coals more than those idiots in Hudson

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What will get you more "clicks?"

 

"Coach punishes Jewish football player - forces him to eat pork"

 

or

 

"Disruptive local HS football player punished - chooses to pull pepperoni off pizza rather than eat chicken nuggets"  

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1 hour ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

What will get you more "clicks?"

 

"Coach punishes Jewish football player - forces him to eat pork"

 

or

 

"Disruptive local HS football player punished - chooses to pull pepperoni off pizza rather than eat chicken nuggets"  

Exactly!

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A real punishment would have been to force him to eat 10 pounds of gefilte fish. 

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@LZIp I like freshman LB Michael Snowden's quote tweet on that:

I do appreciate the culture Arth & Co. are trying to build.  If it takes hold it could be something we can all - the university and city - be sincerely proud of.  But they've got to win.

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