CBC 2021. (Central Buckeye Conference)

ghsknightsfan

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I think this guy was going to be a coordinator at KR this year before getting this job. Seems like he hasn't stayed anywhere too long before moving on. Seems to be a very motivated worker at his craft and job hunter if nothing else, which has been a good model for them over the last 10 years.

Hopefully they get 4-5 good years out of this guy and he rebuilds some positive momentum for the next guy before moving on. Their last few hires they've done a good job of getting in the door the best applicant, and I take it this guy was the best they could get that could fill a job in the building. I'd assume he is coming as a teacher as well as he seems to be certified in business, which is one of their teaching vacancies.
they have in fact had trouble keeping good coaches. props to them for always getting the hire hire, however. i hope this works out for the Warriors.
 
In regards to Van Noord, his transfer to Springfield could result in a free ride at Purdue with a cost savings of 40K per year. In my opinion, he would have received a full or a substantial partial ride at a D1, D1-AA or D2 under normal circumstances. I’d have to believe he’s going heading to Purdue thinking he has a chance at a full scholarship at some point during his career. The same can be said for Cade Rice. He’s heading to one of the premier 1-AA programs (South Dakota State) under scholarship this fall. I seriously doubt Rice in this situation had he not transferred. Covid restrictions changed recruiting for over a calendar year, and Van Noord and Rice made tough decisions to leave their schools under uncertain circumstances.
 

nwwarrior09

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they have in fact had trouble keeping good coaches. props to them for always getting the hire hire, however. i hope this works out for the Warriors.
Good luck to Bandstra. They've had been more competitive in recent years and have made a lot of investment, but it's still a tough job. Plenty of quality coaches have wilted on the vine there and found success elsewhere.
 

nwwarrior09

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In regards to Van Noord, his transfer to Springfield could result in a free ride at Purdue with a cost savings of 40K per year. In my opinion, he would have received a full or a substantial partial ride at a D1, D1-AA or D2 under normal circumstances. I’d have to believe he’s going heading to Purdue thinking he has a chance at a full scholarship at some point during his career. The same can be said for Cade Rice. He’s heading to one of the premier 1-AA programs (South Dakota State) under scholarship this fall. I seriously doubt Rice in this situation had he not transferred. Covid restrictions changed recruiting for over a calendar year, and Van Noord and Rice made tough decisions to leave their schools under uncertain circumstances.
In a normal year, I think this kid ends up with at least a handful of MAC and higher-end FCS offers. I'd have to think he's going to Purdue believing that he's either going to find his way on scholarship down the road or switch over to playing baseball.

With the COVID situation blowing up normal spring/summer routines, I'd agree I don't think either of those kids end up with as much collegiate opportunity staying at their previous smaller schools...especially Van Noord. I'd imagine choosing Mo Douglass and playing WR at a D1 power over carrying the ball 30 times a game against lesser athletes is going to be worth a lot financially for him.
 

ghsknightsfan

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In regards to Van Noord, his transfer to Springfield could result in a free ride at Purdue with a cost savings of 40K per year. In my opinion, he would have received a full or a substantial partial ride at a D1, D1-AA or D2 under normal circumstances. I’d have to believe he’s going heading to Purdue thinking he has a chance at a full scholarship at some point during his career. The same can be said for Cade Rice. He’s heading to one of the premier 1-AA programs (South Dakota State) under scholarship this fall. I seriously doubt Rice in this situation had he not transferred. Covid restrictions changed recruiting for over a calendar year, and Van Noord and Rice made tough decisions to leave their schools under uncertain circumstances.
Van Noord will get his scholarship eventually. heck of a player. Rice is going to SDSU on a full ride. the transferred likely helped both, but more so Van Noord. i think Rice will star at SDSU- he should be at a MAC school.
 
Van Noord will get his scholarship eventually. heck of a player. Rice is going to SDSU on a full ride. the transferred likely helped both, but more so Van Noord. i think Rice will star at SDSU- he should be at a MAC school.
I agree on all points, but think Rice fell into a great situation at SDSU. Unless it was a top 4 MAC program, I think SDSU was a better place for him to land. SDSU offers top notch facilities, a packed stadium and playing for a national championship contender. There’s a big difference in fan support and excitement at SDSU, NDSU and so on than at places like Kent and BG. Lower level MAC schools start the fall with 15K+ fans and dwindle to crowds you’d see at a week 10 high school game between winless teams. I get the television exposure midweek MAC games offers programs, but the crowds are typically terrible. I speak as a MAC season ticket holder. On an aside, I was really surprised Hawks landed at Witt. He’s a D1 talent who probably got hurt by the Covid restrictions too. Must have felt like it was the perfect fit.
 

thavoice

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In regards to Van Noord, his transfer to Springfield could result in a free ride at Purdue with a cost savings of 40K per year. In my opinion, he would have received a full or a substantial partial ride at a D1, D1-AA or D2 under normal circumstances. I’d have to believe he’s going heading to Purdue thinking he has a chance at a full scholarship at some point during his career. The same can be said for Cade Rice. He’s heading to one of the premier 1-AA programs (South Dakota State) under scholarship this fall. I seriously doubt Rice in this situation had he not transferred. Covid restrictions changed recruiting for over a calendar year, and Van Noord and Rice made tough decisions to leave their schools under uncertain circumstances.
Yea because kids from NW are ineligible to get full ride schollies..


Give it a break.
 

nwwarrior09

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South Dakota State is a better spot than the majority of the MAC for the reasons listed above...if Rice has a redshirt year and goes on to perform as hoped, there's always the possibility of graduate transferring up the ladder to an FBS program.
 

nwwarrior09

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Yea because kids from NW are ineligible to get full ride schollies..


Give it a break.
Said in jest, but I literally can't think of anyone from NW that's played higher than D3 college football in the last 15-20 years. You'd probably have to go back much farther than that as they were atrociously bad for much of the 90s.
 

ghsknightsfan

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I agree on all points, but think Rice fell into a great situation at SDSU. Unless it was a top 4 MAC program, I think SDSU was a better place for him to land. SDSU offers top notch facilities, a packed stadium and playing for a national championship contender. There’s a big difference in fan support and excitement at SDSU, NDSU and so on than at places like Kent and BG. Lower level MAC schools start the fall with 15K+ fans and dwindle to crowds you’d see at a week 10 high school game between winless teams. I get the television exposure midweek MAC games offers programs, but the crowds are typically terrible. I speak as a MAC season ticket holder. On an aside, I was really surprised Hawks landed at Witt. He’s a D1 talent who probably got hurt by the Covid restrictions too. Must have felt like it was the perfect fit.
Hawks was absolutely a D1 talent. not having camps last summer hurt him greatly. i would assume he chose Witt due to it being close to home and having top notch facilities. the ability to live at home saves a LOT of money over 4 years.
 
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