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View Poll Results: Is the COF Academy real?
I'm with COF Academy, and we are real. 2 3.57%
Of course. They are the IMG of the north. 3 5.36%
All the OCC teams have dodged them. Even Pickerington Central Catholic 0 0%
They wrecked my L1 points 0 0%
They wrecked my L2 points 1 1.79%
Not until Joe Eitel says so 20 35.71%
If they don't have a bunch of Yappi trolls already, they can't be real. 6 10.71%
Who? 24 42.86%
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Old 07-28-18, 12:34 PM
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good to see
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Old 07-28-18, 02:48 PM
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The bad news is - that's the team.
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Old 07-28-18, 04:00 PM
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But they won't be outworked
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Old 07-28-18, 04:21 PM
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Anybody in Columbus able to find out where they are practicing and do a little "scouting"?
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Old 07-29-18, 01:35 AM
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Practicing on Madden 19 Hall of Fame edition. I'll try to go live tomorrow and see what they're running
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Old 07-29-18, 01:39 AM
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Really? Why would having more 18 and 19 year olds void the insurance? I thought some of these Canadian teams have post grads. I know Ohio basketball teams have played schools with post grads.
Pretty sure OHSAA schools DO NOT play schools with post grads on their roster. The Prep Schools will have a traveling team that doesn't include post grads so they are eligible to win mythical National Championships. The post grads join when they play other prep schools or for Prep Nationals.
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Old 07-29-18, 05:35 AM
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The Canadian teams have post grads that play. We played one last season that had kids who were in a year of post graduate education. A lot of OHSAA schools play against these teams.
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Not sure how it works in each sport. When Blair Academy wrestling wrestles Ohio schools, their post-grads do not wrestle I believe.
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Thought I have read here on Yappi in the past that WRA in Hudson uses some post-grad players when they play OHSAA opposition (EDIT: in football). Perhaps someone with knowledge of their situation and what they do could post here and clarify this question?

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Old 07-29-18, 03:17 PM
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Another address they're showing on Sunbury Road is on the campus of Ohio Dominican. https://twitter.com/CofAcademy/statu...55369455210503
Interesting. ODU's campus is 90-some acres. If COF is claiming a 60-acre campus, does that mean they're leasing two-thirds of ODU?

Sounds like some very "creative" marketing.
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Old 07-29-18, 03:25 PM
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Not sure how it works in each sport. When Blair Academy wrestling wrestles Ohio schools, their post-grads do not wrestle I believe.
Correct, they don't bring post grads to Ironman (not allowed) or use them in duals with Ohio teams. They're only used against other prep schools and prep national championships. I'll admit I have no clue about the Canadian teams. It's really only been within the last few years that the country has tried to develop their football programs by playing US teams. And I don't know how their education system is set up.
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Old 07-29-18, 08:42 PM
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This COF academy reminds me of the West Virginia Prep Academy scam that took place back in 2011:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/09/07/...tball-academy/

Hope we don't see the same with COF academy.
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This COF academy reminds me of the West Virginia Prep Academy scam that took place back in 2011:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/09/07/...tball-academy/

Hope we don't see the same with COF academy.
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Cha...409722375.html
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But, But they've shown a video of at least the same six guys training. Just hired an OL coach who's thankful for a "new beginning" and appear to have ordered helmets on Friday....I'm not sure why people question this dynasty?
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I ran up the grass hill at Hoover Dam carrying one of those giant boulders faster than their kids were running across it. Three of the girls in our crossfit group did too. They need to switch to an Upward flag football schedule.
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Twitter activity! Account says “hotel check in,” gonna be expensive to keep a whole team in a hotel for a season
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Old 08-02-18, 05:33 AM
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they got $400 mil
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Old 08-02-18, 01:13 PM
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Urban Meyer is their next head coach.
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Old 08-02-18, 04:13 PM
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If they can't get recognition from the OHSAA as a legit school, playing them will garner no computer points. The only thing that a team will risk is an injury, so might as well take the open date and heal some wounds.
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Old 08-04-18, 03:11 PM
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So how'd the first week go? They've kinda gone silent
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Only 12 days until Clarkson Football North makes the 400-mile, 7-hour bus ride to COF Academy in Columbus for the first game of the Ohio high school football season.

Who ya got? Anyone going to the game? What's the parking situation like? Any good restaurants nearby? When is helmet handout day?
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http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/201...le-little-else
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Old 08-06-18, 01:58 PM
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Thanks for the article. Too many unanswered questions. Seems that they have no idea how to start a school and have no one to guide them.
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Old 08-06-18, 02:45 PM
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Well, this article is not exactly confidence inspiring to say the least.

IMG, Iggy, St. Edward?
They’re going to get these kids hurt.
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Thanks for the article. Too many unanswered questions. Seems that they have no idea how to start a school and have no one to guide them.
Starting a school from scratch is not that hard. A chalk board, some erasers, pizza and a milk cooler. It’s not exactly science or mathematics... oh, wait a minute.
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Old 08-06-18, 02:52 PM
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Here is their posted schedule

8/17 7:00p
Football North (Mississauga, Ontario)
Location: COF Academy
8/24 7:00p
@ North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
Location: North Allegheny High School
8/31 7:00p
@ Wayne (Huber Heights, OH)
Location: Wayne High School
9/7 7:00p
@ Lima Senior (Lima, OH)
Location: Lima Senior High School
9/14 7:00p
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
Location: COF Academy
9/22 1:00p
@ St. Edward (Lakewood, OH)
Location: St. Edward High School
9/28 7:00p
@ Catholic Central (Novi, MI)
Location: Catholic Central High School
10/5 7:00p
@ Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Location: Brother Rice High School
10/127:00p
Dunbar (Dayton, OH)
Location: COF Academy
10/19 1:00p
Christian Brothers (St. Louis, MO)
Location: COF Academy
10/26 7:00p
@ IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Location: IMG Academy


If these clowns had any stones, they’d have scheduled Hoban, the GCL South and Hudson along with IMG, Iggy, Ed’s and HHW.
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I'm curious, how does the Black community feel about programs and schools like this? After reading "Indentured", which exposes how the corrupt NCAA exploits athletes, in particular black athletes from low income areas, how is it that these types of program are also most likely exploiting young black men in their teens?

Beyond football or the sport of choosing how are these institutions really improving the student/athlete's chances to succeed in life? Especially in football where an injury can end your athletic career in a heartbeat.

The article states that most of the kids come from "...troubled homes or have dropped out of school" I guess the results in a few years will tell the real story but something just sounds fishy about this.

So funding is coming from the church and Financial Aid?!?!?! Call me a skeptic but this just seems very odd without a clear picture of exactly what they are trying to accomplish.
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Feels like all it is missing is Syd Finch......
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Bottom line seems to be they will be "club" status for this year, and treated like a Bye in the points. If that happens, will some Ohio teams drop them?
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That is good news.....

I'll take a lowering of the L1 and L2 divisors then a win over a D7 winless team....
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