Wow. Interesting. I know Gilbert was at Tiffin University for the past 5/6 seasons.I'm hearing rumors that Ross coach Chad Long is bringing former Tiffin Columbian coach Steve Gilbert onboard as Offensive Coordinator.
Mark Porter talks about this all the time. The myth of playing DI and kids, and their parents, getting caught up in that game.It's been a head scratching week watching kids/families choosing to PAY MONEY to be a PWO instead of a free ride at smaller schools. Maybe my brain is getting old, but I just don't understand turning down FREE over having to have college debt for years.
It’s a direct reflection of the social media craze in this county and I’m not sure who likes getting stroked more, the kid or the parent?!?!?!??Mark Porter talks about this all the time. The myth of playing DI and kids, and their parents, getting caught up in that game.
I'd argue that Jack Linch definitely made the right move taking a PWO spot with Toledo. He did eventually earn a scholarship. He also became a MAC champ, played significant minutes at LB, was a ST monster, and can now always reflect on a football career playing at the highest level of college football. Those accolades hold much more meaning than AA honors at a DII school, IMO. I loved watching him play for the hometown Rockets.As far as laterally movement and playing downhill I thought Whitmer's Jack Linch was as good a pure MLB as there came. Many kids have the "look" to be a LB and are good enough but some, very few, have the knack that it takes to be great. Jack was undersized at 5'11"/6' but no one read and played forward and sideline to sideline like him. Not to mention he was nosey and nasty and he played with low pad level and his hips were always underneath him. He had offers from many D-II's, especially the good ones, and gave them up to be a PWO at UT. As a PWO you have to overcome so much. That coach/position coach recruited guys that are not you for a reason so he already has it in his head that they are better. With the turnover of coaches these days then you have a new position coach come in with a new philosophy and want his own guys in there. Although Jack Linch eventually earned a scholarship and cracked the starting line-up he was buried over lessor players who were coaches darlings. Had he gone to Grand Valley State I am convinced he would have been an All-American (and had some deep playoff runs).
I don't go looking for them; I can't help what shows up on FB. But, your crack acknowledges I'm a bit old-school, and believe me, self-promotion doesn't do any TEAM any services. For the record, many programs are successful because of old-school tactics.Nobodys forcing you to read it. You probably still have a landline phone and a newspaper delivered to your home?