Hope that's true. In the past few years they had the size and the talent on the O Line, but seemingly not so much the commitment. If Coach Nickol has them committed to the weight room, then this will go a long way to prove the Irish have the right man for the job.Hearing good things about the off season for Coach Nickol and the Irish. Sounds like team....especially the line....putting in the work. Nice to hear.
While I agree with you in principle - I would tend to say the proper adjective may be "rugged". The Irish certainly have their work cut out for them this season.That's a solid D3 schedule.
Nothing would please me more than to see your prediction come true. But I am going to inject a bit more realism into your point when I look at the schedule.I’m expecting 8 wins for the Irish.
Know nothing about the Canadian team, but after them, this is 1tough schedule. These are all quality opponents. I know 2 or 3 of these programs have been down lately, but historically the ability to bounce back is there. The 1 positive I see, is Massillon is not on it. Here‘s hoping for a great coming season. GO IRISH !Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary
08/28 H RICC Canada Prep (ON)
09/04 A Aurora
09/11 H Akron East
09/18 A Youngstown Cardinal Mooney
09/25 H Akron Buchtel
10/02 A Warren Warren G. Harding
10/09 A Youngstown Ursuline
10/16 H Akron Archbishop Hoban
10/23 A Columbus Bishop Hartley
10/30 H Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit
Nothing "official" yet. But some areas of Canada are already cancelling college football seasons. This doesn't bode well for the Canadian high school teams to play at all, let alone travel to the US to play. Coupled with the travel restrictions and border restrictions in place (which aren't likely to change during an election year!), I can't imagine any Canadian team being able to travel to the US to play this Fall.Has anyone heard anything "official" yet if the opener against RICC has been cancelled and a potential replacement game if that indeed is the case?
Dover would work. So would Walsh. On another thread it was pointed out that Walsh had a Week 1 game with a Canadian school as well.This may be the season we see teams playing opponents more than once. I don't want to play Hoban twice, as now they are open in week 1. (Don Bosco Prep cancelled).
I favor seeing if Dover is interested. I would like to keep the week 1 home game - but we may need to travel down I-77.
QB Alex Moore is a third-year varsity player and second-year starter for the Greenmen. He's on pace to set quite a few records at Aurora, and had a very impressive sophomore campaign. Soon to be senior tailback Evan McVay has a few offers, and he will be back as well.My brother and I saw Aurora destroy Barberton at Sharkey Stadium last year. Just steeped on their throat from the jump and never let them up off the carpet. I don't know who is coming back for the Greenmen, but a trip to Veterans Stadium won't make this any easier.
Hoping for the best.
Let's hope that size translates to effective O line play this year. I hasn't in recent years.Irish have a backup plan for week one. Hoban at Massillon Week one. The Irish will be strong up front OT Peter Schmidt 6-5 280 OT Tariq Montgomery 6-6 300 OG Mayco Williams 6-2 255 (Kent Commit) OG David Robinson 6-2 280 C Tyler Ellsworth 6-1 225 TE/Wr Daylen Burney 6-6 225 (D1 recruit) Quinn Knox 6-2 210 Mike Eickoff 6-2 210. WR Darren Lewis 6-0 175 (Akron Commit) WR Hadji Jackson 5-11 175 FB Evan Pelfry 6-1 220 RB George LIndberger 6-0 210 RB Josh Nickerson 5-11 200