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  1. 5 points
    Not only do the Vikings open the season with new Coach Waylon Schenk at home Friday night. The Vikings are also honoring former head coach Carl Joe Gengelbach by naming the field after him. Coach Gengelbach was an assistant for one year before being named the head coach in 1970. Coach was our head coach until 2013 when he decided to retire. During his time at North Posey he guided his teams to six PAC championships, four sectional champions, four regional championships, and a state finals berth in 2005. He had two undefeated regular seasons (1996, 2012) and also coached the south all-star team in the North/South game in 1982 and 1997. He was President of the IFCA in 1986, served two terms as Region 9 Director and 29 years on coaches rating board. Twice voted Region 9 coach of the year and was a member of the IFCA Ethics Committee, was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2000, inducted into the University of Evansville Hall of Fame in 2010 where he was a two year starter and three year letterman. Coach and his wife Shannon both attended Tell City High School and raised their two sons Mike and Mark here in Poseyville. Both Mike and Mark currently have children in our school system. Coachs resume does not do him justice, he has been a great teacher, coach, father, husband, role model, and a truly caring father like figure to many Vikings thru the years. Recently Coach has begun spending time at the Jr High volunteer coaching when he has time. Looking forward to honoring a great man Friday night!
  2. 4 points
    The Pioneer football program and community is not about a fancy field, shinny new scoreboard, aluminum bleachers, or a luxury press box. Those things are not prioritized above academics or other sports. So many past athletes and teams have played on the nasty field called the Pit, and if it's been good enough for them, why not for the next generation? No spoiled players at Pioneer, other than being on a winning team year after year.
  3. 4 points
    Well everyone... it's Week 1 and I suppose I'll give it another hack at making some weekly predictions for the NLC games. Last year, I went 31-13 in my regular season guestimates, so let's see how this year goes. Overall, should be a very competitive season in the NLC with Concord, Goshen, Plymouth and NorthWood battling it out among the top, Northridge and Warsaw being darkhorse teams, and Elkhart Memorial and Wawasee trying to get out of the cellar. #9 (5A) Concord (0-0) @ South Bend St. Joseph (0-0): In the third year of this season opening series, the Minutemen visit one of my favorite Michiana high school venues Father Bly Field to take on the Indians. Last year Concord crushed SBSJ 43-18. The Indians went 2-8 last year, their worst season since 1978, after winning a regional championship in 2015. They were bitten by the injury bug and played a number of underclassmen and bring back 12 starters. However, while I expect this game to be more competitive than last season, the Minutemen are bringing back 8 starters on offense and 4 on their offensive line alone. They say you win the game in the trenches... CONCORD by 17 Elkhart Memorial (0-0) @ Elkhart Central (0-0): In what appears to be one of only a few tilts left in the "Battle for the Mangy Lion", the Crimson Chargers and Blue Blazers are looking to start their respective seasons on a high note after both finished last season with 2-8 records. Unfortunately, it appears as though Memorial is trending down while Central is trending up ahead of their looming consolidation in a few years. Memorial's numbers are low, while the Blue Blazers have a new boss in charge (Josh Shattuck who took Seymour from 0-10, 2-8, 5-7 to 8-4 last season) and 21 seniors on the roster. While the Crimson Chargers might have won last seasons matchup, I don't expect them to win ever again in this series... ELKHART CENTRAL by 13 Goshen (0-0) @ Fairfield (0-0): After winning their first sectional game since 2011 and finishing second in the conference (8-3. 5-2 NLC), Coach Kyle Park and the Redsk... err... Redhawks appear to be flying high. Goshen is one of many NLC teams replacing their starting QB this season, and according to WNDU, that position is going to be filled by sophomore Dominic Sosa. Fairfield (usually a highly competitive squad under Coach Bob Miller) is coming of a down year of 1-9. It's been fun to see this backyard brawl occur recently, but much like the Plymouth-Bremen matchup, I expect "big brother" to continue to dominate the series... GOSHEN by 21 Jimtown (0-0) @ #1 (4A) NorthWood (0-0): Always a fun battle to start the season, the defending 4A North and NLC champion Panthers look to make it an astounding 5 in a row over their rival Jimmies. Jimtown leads the season opening series 11-9 over the last 20 years, but seem to be trending down while the boys from Nappanee continue to climb under Coach Nate Andrews. The Jimmies appear to be low on numbers after already losing quite a bit of production from last season. Even with a new QB under center for the Panthers and a number of new names and faces thrown in, I don't expect them to lose their season opener at home following their successful 2016 campaign... NORTHWOOD by 22 Northridge (0-0) @ South Bend Adams (0-0): This could be one of the more interesting games of opening week in my opinion. The Raiders are looking to rebound from their 3-8 season last year after going 25-10 the first 3 years under Coach Tom Wogoman. They will face a great test in the South Bend Adams Eagles on the road to start things off. Adams is looking to finish with a winning record for three straight seasons for the first time since the 1970's. The Raiders and Eagles have split this season opening series 3-3 over the last 6 years (not counting the forfeit Northridge received). Hopefully Northridge's defense has improved back to where it was a few years ago as Adams appears to bring a high scoring attack to this matchup. Unfortunately for the Raiders, I think I'll give the Eagles the close nod being at home... SOUTH BEND ADAMS by 6 #8 (4A) East Noble (0-0) @ #14 (4A) Plymouth (0-0): The new turf at the Rockpile will host the best matchup featuring an NLC team in week 1 as the Rockies welcome the Knights in a MUCH NEEDED UPGRADE to Plymouth's non-conference schedule (I know, I know, Bremen is a historic rival... but that series record over the last 20 years is 18-2 in favor of Plymouth). This will be a great non-conference series for these sectional foes. I know my Tigers have faced some stiff competition since they started their series with East Noble, and I imagine the Rockies and Knights will both benefit from this match-up come tournament time. Both teams are ranked in the preseason IFCA Coaches' Class 4A Poll, and while I expect both teams to be in/near the top 10 at the end of the season, it'll take Plymouth a few weeks to get into their groove. If these teams meet in the sectional, the outcome could be different by then, but... EAST NOBLE by 10 Columbia City (0-0) @ Warsaw (0-0): Speaking of lopsided season opening series, Warsaw has won 16 of 20 versus their US 30 foe Columbia City while outscoring the Eagles 57-10 over the last two years. Granted, the Tigers will be looking to replace a plethora of talent on both sides of the ball this season and will more likely than not turn to the run more often this season over their passing attack of the last two years. I don't expect Warsaw will be a ground and pound team like the Coach Jensen teams of yore, but hopefully they find a way to utilize their speed in a spread rushing attack. Hopefully this game will allow some of the first-year/less experience starters to settle into their roles and get some quality playing reps under their belts before the back-to-back matchups of East Noble and Plymouth follow... WARSAW by 20 Lakeland (0-0) @ Wawasee (0-0): The Lakers (who have no lake in the town of their high school) make their trip to the shores of Lake Wawasee to visit the Warriors and their new boss Coach Mike Eshbach on their new turf field. Lakeland is a 3A school with a schedule featuring 4 schools from 1A and 2A and seemed to have regressed in recent years after going 56-27 from 2006-2013 (with ZERO postseason accomplishments) to 12-18 over the past 3 seasons. Wawasee is squarely in rebuilding mode, but Coach Eshbach did a good job in making Eastside competitive in the Northeast Corner Conference. With emotions running high from a new head coach and new turf field, I'll give the slight edge to the Warriors... WAWASEE by 4 Well folks there you have my predictions for Week 1... we'll see how they go considering I haven't seen much of ANYTHING from any of these squads! For future reference: Concord by 17, Elkhart Central by 13, Goshen by 21, NorthWood by 22, South Bend Adams by 6, East Noble by 10, Warsaw by 20, Wawasee by 4
  4. 3 points
    Come over a little early and go the the Chateau. Have some good food, and a couple drinks AND then you will love the Jungle like we all do!!
  5. 3 points
    Man this thread turned into a HH ego stroking, I'm getting nauseous.
  6. 3 points
    In an effort to interact with more GID users, I've copied my NLC predictions for this week of the four NIC-NLC matchups. If I'm not welcomed here, I'll go back to the better thread #9 (5A) Concord (0-0) @ South Bend St. Joseph (0-0): In the third year of this season opening series, the Minutemen visit one of my favorite Michiana high school venues Father Bly Field to take on the Indians. Last year Concord crushed SBSJ 43-18. The Indians went 2-8 last year, their worst season since 1978, after winning a regional championship in 2015. They were bitten by the injury bug and played a number of underclassmen and bring back 12 starters. However, while I expect this game to be more competitive than last season, the Minutemen are bringing back 8 starters on offense and 4 on their offensive line alone. They say you win the game in the trenches... CONCORD by 17 Elkhart Memorial (0-0) @ Elkhart Central (0-0): In what appears to be one of only a few tilts left in the "Battle for the Mangy Lion", the Crimson Chargers and Blue Blazers are looking to start their respective seasons on a high note after both finished last season with 2-8 records. Unfortunately, it appears as though Memorial is trending down while Central is trending up ahead of their looming consolidation in a few years. Memorial's numbers are low, while the Blue Blazers have a new boss in charge (Josh Shattuck who took Seymour from 0-10, 2-8, 5-7 to 8-4 last season) and 21 seniors on the roster. While the Crimson Chargers might have won last seasons matchup, I don't expect them to win ever again in this series... ELKHART CENTRAL by 13 Jimtown (0-0) @ #1 (4A) NorthWood (0-0): Always a fun battle to start the season, the defending 4A North and NLC champion Panthers look to make it an astounding 5 in a row over their rival Jimmies. Jimtown leads the season opening series 11-9 over the last 20 years, but seem to be trending down while the boys from Nappanee continue to climb under Coach Nate Andrews. The Jimmies appear to be low on numbers after already losing quite a bit of production from last season. Even with a new QB under center for the Panthers and a number of new names and faces thrown in, I don't expect them to lose their season opener at home following their successful 2016 campaign... NORTHWOOD by 22 Northridge (0-0) @ South Bend Adams (0-0): This could be one of the more interesting games of opening week in my opinion. The Raiders are looking to rebound from their 3-8 season last year after going 25-10 the first 3 years under Coach Tom Wogoman. They will face a great test in the South Bend Adams Eagles on the road to start things off. Adams is looking to finish with a winning record for three straight seasons for the first time since the 1970's. The Raiders and Eagles have split this season opening series 3-3 over the last 6 years (not counting the forfeit Northridge received). Hopefully Northridge's defense has improved back to where it was a few years ago as Adams appears to bring a high scoring attack to this matchup. Unfortunately for the Raiders, I think I'll give the Eagles the close nod being at home... SOUTH BEND ADAMS by 6
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    Wow no Votes for Monrovia in 3A?
  9. 3 points
    Mr. Rosen needs to educate swimmers, wrestlers, lacrosse players, etc. Not sure if anyone works harder than a swimmer....and most are not on full rides. Football players are far from the only athletes that invest significant time. I wonder how the football players at the service academies make it? Ever see their course loads? Responsibilities outside of the classroom and athletic field? How they spend their summers? That being said, he does make a good point about university priorities. Football brings in the cash, and cash is king. I work with a friend who had a son that was being recruited for major sport. During his visit to Purdue the coach asked him about his desired major. He told him engineering. The coach told him he didn't align with that choice and as such, he had no engineering students on his team. He ended up at West Point playing the sport....with an engineering degree. He's now a pilot in the US Army. So I would agree with Mr. Rosen that many major academic institutions have lost their way in this regard.
  10. 3 points
    He brings up a good point but I don't necessarily believe Rosen is correct. It sounds like the economics major isn't very fond of capitalism, which is how the NCAA operates. Good luck trying to sell the NCAA that college and college football don't go together. If you aren't a college student then good luck playing college athletics. That will never change. "No one in their right mind should have a football player's schedule and go to school," he said. "It's not that some players shouldn't be in school; it's just that universities should help them more -- instead of just finding ways to keep them eligible". This statement quoted above by Rosen is what absolutely drives me nuts; "its just that the universities should help them more". I find that incredibly hypocritical. What more can a University do other than provide hundreds and thousands of dollars in scholarships for a free education, free living, free food, private tutors, access to state of the art workout facilities, personal trainers and strength coaches, and national media exposure. Factor in costs of travel, lodging, meals all while away from the university on road games. You're talking about expenses that total up to almost $500k in some cases for kids that stay all four years. I don't see what more a University can do in terms of "helping them more". God forbid you pay your own way through school, while working a full-time job, and graduating thousands of dollars in debt from student loans. Even if you don't make it to the professional level once your college career is up, a D1 athlete on a full-ride scholarship is already way ahead of the curve than 99.9% of their peers, simply by being a college athlete. My spiel is this and it's rather simple. If you don't like your employer profiting off you, in this case your university or the NCAA, don't sign a letter of intent to play college athletics. The last time I checked I've never seen a recruit sign on the dotted with a gun pointed to their head. If a free education, exposure, training, etc isn't enough to offset your perceived worth to your university don't play sports for that university, it's that simple. I just don't understand how or why this is still an on-going debate and why people continually try and change the rules of capitalism.
  11. 2 points
    The stadium is called Falcon Stadium. The field itself is named after the Skillman Family since they donated the money for the turf.
  12. 2 points
    Friday night begins a new era in Perry Meridian Football. For the first time in its 45-year history, Perry Meridian will finally host a varsity football game on its campus when it faces Greenwood at the new Falcons Stadium. For many years Perry and its township rival Southport shared Perry Township Stadium, which has since been renamed Cardinals Stadium. This to Perry fans may rekindle memories of the Falcon teams from the mid-1970s (under head coach Kelly Clore) and the mid-1980s (in the Steve Purichia era), when the school was highly successful on the gridiron. It's not known if the new stadium will bring about a renaissance of Perry Meridian Football, since many Perry grads have moved to the Center Grove Schools district. Perry is competing in Conference Indiana for one more season before joining the Mid-State Conference. Speaking of Southport, the Cardinals visit Falcons Stadium in two weeks, which I'm sure will draw a standing-room-only crowd.
  13. 2 points
    Kind of like the sectional with LCC, Pioneer, and Carroll.
  14. 2 points
    Thought it was "old L coach." Haha.
  15. 2 points
    to make things easier to find, you should start a thread next week for the Week 2 picks in the Pick'em Forum.
  16. 2 points
    I like this as well. Both schools get a tip of the cap from me. When I taught at Argos, our quiz bowl would travel to Pioneer for all our conference meets. The school has a huge display of all their academic successes. I can not think of a small school that has won as many state academic championships as them. It truly is impressive. I lived in Bourbon for 9 years, I still own property there. Triton has down so much in the last 20 years to improve their standing athletically and academically.
  17. 2 points
    Goes back to an old post from the 2011 season before the State Championship game between Scecina and LCC. Danny Anthrop was touted as one of the fastest backs in 1A. Someone from Scecina had posted, in reference to their back, David Tarver, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards at that point, that Anthrop may have speed, but the the Knights had not encountered/seen "city speed." Probably alluding to the fact that several of the big, strong Catholic schools come out of the Indy area. So the joke became that Anthrop had "country/county speed" vs. "city speed." Of course, the tale of the tape showed that "city speed" didn't prevail as the Knights held Tarver to 35 yards on 13 carries and -3 on 1 reception in the state championship game that year, while Anthrop ran all over LOS amassing 255 yards on 23 carries and LCC put Scecina away 38-7 for their 3rd consecutive state title.
  18. 2 points
    I strongly believe the reason we beat Charlestown in 2012 was we were more seasoned for a full 48 minutes than Charlestown. It's a fine line you toe when your taking your starters out (and deservedly so when the score is lopsided) early so you don't run the score up. Going back to what PAC FAN or Patriot74 said that is when the underdog comes up and bites you in the rear. Good luck to all PAC teams this year and praying everyone stays healthy.
  19. 2 points
    Am I hallucinating? Northrop with 6 votes in 6a?
  20. 2 points
    If LCC scores 42 on Jeff, then I would hate to see how many points Carmel would would score on Jeff if they should play in the sectional.
  21. 2 points
    New scoreboard going in at Triton!
  22. 2 points
    All the respect in the world for Coach Fuhs! We should have taken our HH/GS banter to another thread....I apologize for any disrespect! Sometimes we get blinded by our love for each other...sorry about that.
  23. 2 points
    Kenny, Stevie and Ashley don't eff around.
  24. 2 points
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of football at Frankton. Legendary coach Otis Cress let the Eagles for 30 of those years before retiring after the 2013 season. Frankton has 6 Sectional titles. 1982 ,1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2001
  25. 2 points
    Should be a great game and people may be surprised. Mt. Vernon looks to be fielding a much better team this season and there is a lot of hope in the community with the new coaching staff and a handful of great athletes ready to step up. Can't think of a more exciting start for the new look Wildcats team than to be hosting Heritage Hills on opening night. Really looking forward to this one.
  26. 2 points
    Better than last year. Last year was a turnover fest this year they protected the ball much better. McCall Ray is a good little QB Young team with only 9 seniors Had a lot of penalties which I think I can attribute to a very young defense. Good to open with South Dearborn at BNL this Friday Then on the road at Terre Haute South. This team is well coached boys have worked hard...now they have to do it on Friday nights.
  27. 2 points
    It looks like the have 4 offensive starters returning and 3 defensive starters returning. Their best players are probably Stepp, Ekiyor and Davis at LB. Ekiyor is about 6'3 and 340 pounds. Their strengths are LB and WR's.
  28. 2 points
    Bout time Banker Durham got his stuff together!! Caddy on the line!!!
  29. 2 points
    Grid guy, concord has a huge O line and 4 returning starters there. Also QB returning and when it's all said and done, potentially 2 or 3 d 1 or FBS kids on the roster. I believe Damien Jackson(wr/lb) just committed to Illinois State. As for us being "loaded", we clearly have the Yoders coming back along with Smart and Giesinger back, but I believe the NLC is fairly wide open. We will have at least 4 or 5 kids going both ways. As has been mentioned multiple times, we didn't lose just really good players, but ultimate leaders from last year. I actually would say Concord is the favorite. Happy Sunday
  30. 2 points
    1 Point Games Lafayette Jeff @ Lafayette Central Catholic - The Turmoil on Teal kicks off. Yes, the odds say Jeff, the size says Jeff, the depth says Jeff, the Ghost of LaRocca says, "Remember the Immaculate Interception." LCC with a end-of-game TD to kick off another needed in-town rivalry. If it were a 3-pointer, I'd take Jeff, but at 1-point, it's certainly worth the risk ... and the surprise value. Kankakee Valley @ Rensselaer - Coach Nowlin and team start off the season on the the right foot. Consolation prize for KV ... Wagonmasters on the way out of town. Lewis Cass @ Pioneer - 1A is Pioneer's to lose this season. So is their whole schedule. Pioneer by several TDs. Madison Grant @ Tipton - Tipton with a strong showing to contend for the HC East. This game is a good chance to work out any kinks before HC play. Tipton in control the whole game. North Montgomery @ Benton Central - BC works on a building year, but North Montgomery is just a bit stronger in this one. North Montgomery by a couple TDs. Twin Lakes @ Culver Academy - Coach tells the players that they'll stop off at Culver's after the game for dinner. The players can be heard complaining, "Gotta travel north and we don't even get Wagonmasters?" Coach relents and promises to take the long way home through RCHS territory to get Wagonmasters after the game. The guys have Wagonmasters on the brain and drop one to C(M)A; succumbing to C(M)A's South American exchange student soccer player who gives C(M)A a three FG victory. 2 Point Games Clinton Central @ Northwestern - Cats and dogs, but the cats are bigger. Northwestern sends a message that, while the road to the HC East might run through the town of Tipton, the Blue Devils have to go through them. Frankfort @ Western - Will be a close game, but I'll take the HC team in this one. The Russiavillites ... or is that Russiavillians ... take one from the Hot Dogs. Will there be Trump sightings in RUSSIAville? Lord, I apologize for that. Hamilton Heights @ Mount Vernon Fortville - MV-F has a national ranking of 2,416. Unfortunately, for Heights, they are ranked 9,545. MV-F got some "Others getting votes" in the GID pre-season poll and look to break into the Top 10 perhaps. 3 Point Game West Lafayette @ Tri-West - After the game, Karlaftis gets an offer from the Bears. Decides to stick with the better offers from the D1 schools.
  31. 2 points
    Oddly enough, walking off the field last night, I was asked by a board member if I could attend Monday's meeting. And playing into the gist of the thread can not attend due to an MS Football DH. We had a new illegal blindside block last night. It was the classic crack back and the DE got blown up. We threw the flag and used it for a teachable moment. Only to hear the "put a dress on him" comment. No one is more old school than me, but we have to evolve, if we don't make these changes, we're not going to have the game.
  32. 2 points
    Pick 'Em Week 1 is up in the pick em forum. I hope Nowlin still lets me run it!
  33. 2 points
    Rensselaer and North White had a lovely evening. Beautiful weather, no serious injuries, and some fresh cut grass!! All the smells of popcorn and pork burgers. What a time!!!
  34. 2 points
    I was impressed with Brownstown tonight. For the short time that all of the 1s were in together we looked fast and dangerous. We will have some growing pains and some kinks to work out, but I feel good about it. I had us at 6 scores and them at 2, with one of theirs coming late with young kids on both sides. I will complete my picks when I get back to work Monday, but I know for sure that I will disagree with Coach Snyder for at least one game!
  35. 2 points
    I think Brebeuf is going to surprise many of you guys. I don't think there is any doubt they are a top 10 team this year ( they did knock off Cathedral last year). They have some pre-season injuries but I think they are going to be formidable. Guess we will know more next week (Chatard v. Brebeuf). I think Guerin will be good but, as I understand it, they lost most of their O-line and D-line via graduation. Add that they lost one of the best backs I saw all last year and one of the the best kickers I saw as well (likely one of the 2-3 best kickers - all classes). I think Danville might surprise some....they certainly surprised Chatard last year. Add that their coach is in his second year there. I'm a big fan of Ritter and Monrovia but I think they will find 3A formidable. Last year, outside of Concordia Lutheran (who was heads above anyone in 3A and probably 4A), it was probably the most competitive class overall in Indiana....with the possible exception of 6A.
  36. 2 points
    The WL-Rennsy game will be at LOS on 9/16 at noon.
  37. 2 points
    I don't have a formal seat on the board, but they do listen to my input. Also at the end of each year I send them a list of what we see from our end. Early on we literally made changes on the fly to make things better. This year I have been included on discussions pertaining to changes being made. I've been really pleased with how the league has progressed in a short period of time. This is in stark contrast to some of the other leagues around where it's literally like the wild west. Knucklehead coaches running leagues with one goal, how can my team win the league. It's truly awful, it's not good for the development of the kids playing, and it's not good for the game in general.
  38. 2 points
    Heading to Wheeler tonight, as they host the North Judson Bluejays. Should be a beautiful evening. Stop #1 on the Farewell Tour. Got to make every one count.
  39. 2 points
    Descending order alphabetically? :-)
  40. 2 points
    Scrimmages tomorrow... I'm excited! Go Panthers! Football is back!
  41. 2 points
    I understand your points, but these scholarship athletes want to have their cake and eat it too. Nobody is forcing anybody to play collegiate athletics. If you can't manage both you have a choice not to compete. I'm sorry but I really have no pity. A college athlete who gets all their expenses paid for by simply having a "gift" has it better than 99.9% of their peers.
  42. 1 point
    Happy for the community of Perry Meridian. Its about time!! c
  43. 1 point
    Very well deserved. One of the best to have coached in the PAC (and SW Indiana).
  44. 1 point
    A few other changes - decide for yourself whether they're big or not: "Face-guarding" is no longer a foul. All pass interference fouls now require contact. It is now specifically stated that if a defensive player touches either the ball or the snapper's hand or arm before the snap is completed, it's a dead ball foul for defensive encroachment On any fouls occurring during the last 2 minutes of either half the offended team has the option to have the clock started on the snap if the penalty is accepted. A "pop up" kick is defined as a free kick in which the kicker kicks the upper part of the ball, causing it to immediately hit the ground and bounce high in the air. A pop up kick is a dead ball 5 yd. penalty on the kickers. The definition of a ""defenseless player" was expanded by providing a list of specific examples. The list is not all-inclusive.
  45. 1 point
    The AP poll and coaches polls are out. GS and SR are highly ranked in the top 14.... I hope that HH can play their absolute best and maybe we can knock off the powerhouses of the PAC this season. Will be a tough outing on both games... but underdogs have won before... right?
  46. 1 point
    Impressive breakdown as always!
  47. 1 point
    My friends in Baugo are really down on the Jimmies this year. The Lions have to gel the o-line at the start of the year. The defense is stout. They may take some licks starting out, but could make a deep run in November.
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  49. 1 point
    I like the scrimmages. It's a final test before season starts. A good time to see what will happen against people that aren't your buddies. If you have low numbers and your scout teams aren't quite so good this gives an idea of where you are and who needs to work on what. Even with stuff going going on during summer the way it is now, this is a time to see how much you have progressed and the last few areas to fine tune before week 1.
  50. 1 point
    How is that any different than a student who pays their OWN way who also works 20-30 hour weeks? College athletics is a privilege, not a right, too many people forget that. If you can't balance both, either quit sports and become a full-time student or quit school and train on your own until you're draft eligible. Seems like a pretty easy solution don't you think?