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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: fcs play-offs
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:24:02 PM »
You guys are in the LaLa land of make believe that an FCS championship run is better than moving up.  Ask Boise St how it worked for them. Other than your teams fans nobody cares about FCS football. The Bison could pull it off like Boise did.  I donít see many of the BCS teams wanting to drop down for a championship run!  Itís about exposure not minor football championships.  As for the costs of the football program I think the students are footing most of the bill to pay for football at YSU.   If that was taken away we would be another Butler.

Boise is the very rare exception to the rule and has twice the population of Fargo to boot. Ask Marshall, Georgia Southern, Appy or Western Kentucky when was the last time they were top ten FBS. I doubt that 1 person out of 10 could tell you the conference these schools are in. So much for exposure.

Is an obscure minor bowl any better then a minor football championship? Most schools already in a power 5 conference, get very little exposure.

The separation between the Power 5 and the FBS pretenders will continue to grow and at some point there will be a break. That is when YSU must be ready to take advantage. YSU, Akron, Kent or NDSU will never make the FBS play-offs. NDSU would be crazy to move up, they have a great thing going.

I have very little interest in our current league, great conference just no interest in most of the schools. At some point YSU will be playing in a league with some of the current MAC schools, just a matter of when and at what level.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Trib: Decision to stay, or go, is on Pelini
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:04:30 PM »
Seems like an unbiased article, points out some good, points out some bad.

Well Guinpen, same here.  I have mentioned this before father purchased seats back in 1983, when faculty & staff were offered them for life, of course you still have to pay each year, but they are great seats. I will still be there, just as all fans should. If you are able and do not attend, I feel that you do not have a right to comment. Taking away resources (by not buying tickets, tailgate seats, souvenirs, food, etc.) does not help.

[boring story with a point] My mother is a typical old-school "Youngstowner" ... member of an old Irish family that argues over everything, on every Holiday. This year she is not attending Thanksgiving, as she is upset with my Aunt. Yet, she is criticizing the fact that we are having the dinner catered from Kroger, instead of making it ourselves ... LOL. She even complained because I ordered a tofu turkey for my son-in-law, this is on top of regular turkey, ham & roast beef. I said mom, why do you care if you are not going? If you have the same type of family ... you know she is not going to change even if she does not eat with the family. Yet if she was sitting down to eat with us and talking about the dinner as part of the dinner conversation, everyone would listen to her, whether they wanted to or not ;)

Same thing applies here. when you sit down with Ron Strollo at a Penguin Club function, you get a lot more addressed than just complaining. Renew your season tickets, join the Penguin club and express your ideas. Strollo is not going to post on this board, but he is going to shake your hand and talk with you at events. I was sitting at a basketball game and he just game down and sat beside me. He surely does not even remember my name, but he knows my face because I participate. Boycotting is not going to change anything ...participate and you become the decision-maker. Participation is not showing your approval of the team's performance.

Nice post with some great points.

Sounds like I will have my pick of seats next year. Yes I will be at every game.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Illinois State
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:35:50 PM »
A bit off topic but I cannot imagine there would be any interest in hiring a coach from Mount Union. Not knocking Vince but that is just too big of a step. More so I think Vince would be crazy to try for a job at YSU or any other college at our level or higher. He has it made where he is. Nothing wrong with being a big fish in a small pond.

Sad to see the season come to an end, not the season I hoped for but I enjoy YSU football no matter what.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Campus Updates
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:11:54 PM »
Any updates on the construction on the east side? Can't tell much by looking from the west stands other than the notch they cut out a month or so ago.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: U.N.I. Game week
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:05:30 PM »
Over/under 500 people in the crowd ?
over, but not by much!

I was the only one from our group at the game, so in the first half as I was wandering through the stands watching the action, I also took an unofficial count of the crowd, and came up with 1,050 not including the band and the loges.

Good win for the seniors.  Would have liked to have seen Craycraft get some snaps.

No idea about how many in the loges but 1000 or so in the stands seems about right.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: U.N.I. Game week
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »
Any word on the injured player

Word on the UNI board is that he flew back with he team, good news.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: U.N.I. Game week
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:50:49 PM »
Any word on the injured player

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: U.N.I. Game week
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:18:11 PM »
Fun game to be at, thought that the weather would be worse.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: PITT BB GAME THREAD
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:16:04 PM »
Oh, I am upset too.  The conference strength too a hit and both Butler and Valpo are usually well coached.  It just made YSU coaches job easier.

I want a weaker conference, we still have an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament so a weaker conference just improves our likelihood of making it.

The conference being down does help us out at this point.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:51:05 PM »
Not painting with a broad brush here but we sure have more than our share of fake fans.

Seems that the rumors of an impending blowout were just rumors.

Worked a fund raiser at the church today but from what I was able to watch it seemed like a decent effort.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Indiana State
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:35:26 PM »
If only there was a simple answer, obviously there are issues somewhere, talent, coaching, administration, I do not know.

Ironically withholding support whether it be money or presence at events only makes the whole situation worse and harder to recover from.  Harder to impress recruits, less money for better coaches, pretty simple stuff.

Has to be a better more effective way to channel concerns and frustrations. Not even sure where to direct these efforts, athletic department, school administration, trustees or elsewhere?

Anyone know of a process?

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: South Dakota game thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:17:44 PM »
Look, Whether it was planned or injury ...placing Mays in the game is the only thing that brought the offense back into the game. We were sunk & would likely have lost that game. For the 3rd time this season, our offense was figured out early in the second quarter & shut down; just like every other big-12 offense. Congrats on the line making some strides on run blocking (nice misdirection), but VG was running for his life from Q2, until he left the game. Thanks for finally changing up that play with #26. I like it, but it is not going to work if you do not run a couple of keepers and pass out of the pattern (can we hand off instead of pitch, at least when the ball is soaked?).

I would hope that they will let Mays throw the next time he is in. USD was a much worse team than I expected. Their QB could not find his rhythm. We have another W, let's hope it is not the last.

I think that Mays gave the Offense the big spark that it needed, maybe we did not realize any points but it was able to chew up a lot of time.

Nice to see Joe A. get a couple of carries, I think that he brings a spark when he comes in.

For Mays sake I wish the would let him throw a safe pass now and then.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: South Dakota in game thread
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:12:25 PM »
Amazing, a nice win and some folks still find negative things to post.

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