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Old 09-02-17, 12:02 PM
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I like Toledo in the West and Ohio in the East.

Miami should be improved. They play Marshall tonight. Akron and Kent both losing right now against PSU and Clemson. Hope they can put up a fight but not optimistic.
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Old 09-02-17, 12:50 PM
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Kent State playing a bizarre game. They have not attempted a single pass in the first half, and the acting head coach claims it was intentional. Their third series featured two delays of game and two false starts, all in a row. They've already swapped one QB for another, just to have him simply hand off the ball as well. So many instances of 12 men on the field you'd think they were doing it on purpose.

Once they settled in they actually didn't do half bad considering they're a bottom barrel MAC team playing the national champion, but what a strange series of choices. Trying to run plays that won't get anyone injured and just collect their payday from Clemson? Kent did lose their starting QB last year against Penn State. Deny the rest of the MAC game film to scout them since they know they're gonna lose the opener anyway?
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Old 09-02-17, 01:16 PM
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I don't know why Kent is in the FBS. Surely they'd be better off playing in YSU's conference.
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Old 09-02-17, 01:55 PM
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Ohio will probably win the East with a 9-3 record. We will lose to Toledo in the MAC title game
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Old 09-02-17, 05:23 PM
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or maybe WMU isn't done yet.

Toledo didn't look particulary sharp against Elon. Elon., ugh. O-Line is porous.
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Old 09-02-17, 06:23 PM
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or maybe WMU isn't done yet.

Toledo didn't look particulary sharp against Elon. Elon., ugh. O-Line is porous.
WMU tied at half with USC.
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Old 09-02-17, 06:36 PM
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Correction, WMU up 21-14 in Q3.
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Old 09-03-17, 01:12 AM
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I don't know why Kent is in the FBS. Surely they'd be better off playing in YSU's conference.
Basketball. The basketball team would never let them leave the MAC, since they've had a lot more success and dropping down would hurt them. Kent already spends the least amount of money on football in the MAC out of all teams. I think Kent just doesn't care that they only have a good football team once every 25 years.
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Old 09-04-17, 01:30 PM
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Horizon league would let them keep their b-ball team and deemphasize football. My preference they stay. Too many "jump ship" types in the MAC. NIU and WMU both showed, the MAC can get enough 3 star, the rare 4 star and coach up the unrealized to compete with the P5.

There's plenty of talent available. The P5 is lazy. They're not looking for the local kid that maybe didn't have the coaching talent available. They're looking for their talent at the football factories, the state competitors.... and if an unknown shows up at a camp and performs well enough to get recognized... they might recommend that kid to a former assistant, now head coach at a mid-major. I see not the rare kid coming to Toledo out of certain places and realize, it's Saban or Pinkel or someone like that, who made the initial connection at a camp. A couple recent recruits were on Iowa St's radar, somehow ended up at Toledo. Again, that's Campbell, who left not on popular terms but apparently loyalties remain to people still in Toledo.
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Old 09-04-17, 06:25 PM
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I don't know why Kent is in the FBS. Surely they'd be better off playing in YSU's conference.
They might have more high profile pros than any MAC team, and they were on the cusp of an Orange Bowl berth just a few years ago, but lost to NIU. Again, that's more than most of the MAC teams can say.
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Old 09-04-17, 07:45 PM
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They might have more high profile pros than any MAC team, and they were on the cusp of an Orange Bowl berth just a few years ago, but lost to NIU. Again, that's more than most of the MAC teams can say.
Odd how a coach can so work at one place and completely face plant at another, even given more resources. At Kent, he would have beaten some of those teams he lost to at Purdue.
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