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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lack of Early Football Excitement
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:12:34 PM »
I wonder if Pelini will stay or go.
He leaves after this season or next, one or the other.  He definitely needs another playoff year to get his name out in the media, but I expect one.   Even then, he can find 50 jobs paying a million more than YSU.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lack of Early Football Excitement
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:08:14 AM »
Yes I agree I am the exception with the drive for home games, but I am also closer to Miami and OU than the average Penguin fan. As far as these games being a big event... It could not possibly be any bigger than a good fall Saturday game at YSU. The missing component there there is to continue winning games. Factor in that most YSU fans would rather watch the game than freeze.

The better option is to try and schedule MAC games again (staying I-AA). The next thing is to see if Strollo is willing to go to 2 IA games, the second one being a MAC school which will not pay more than any I-AA team. Then petition the MAC to allow certain MAC schools to travel to YSU. I would be willing to bet that the MAC would would give consideration to in-state I-AA opposition. However, most MAC schools have no issue finding an extra power conference game, so there may be no interest from the schools.
A MAC school has NOTHING to gain from playing YSU.  If they win, "they should have won, they are 1A vs 1AA" and if they lose, "how could you lose to a 1AA school?"  No, we'll have to wait a few more years for 1A football expenses to crush a couple schools and then have a rational discussion.  Best thing for the MAC was a new level for the "power 5" conferences.  That would allow lower expenses: if the presidents had any sense (which they don't seem to have now)
BTW, I saw somewhere where some of the MAC schools payed pretty good for 1AA opponents.  Not true?

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Season 2018
« on: July 16, 2018, 08:56:53 AM »
Somebody better separate themselves between Cook, Jackson, Bynum and Richmond.
Not sure exactly what you mean.  You need a rotation and Johnson, along with these guys gives you some depth.
I'm OK with some depth.  If you had limited playing time at DE, I'd think about Richmond to LB where he was a best in HS.
Depth is useless if they can't pressure the QB. It was Reed or bust last year getting after the QB. Non existent without him.
Yes, but we said the same thing the year before when we lost Rivers and Moss!  Guys can step up. Cook* was our highest rated recruit in long time and we haven't seen what he can do yet.  Besides, that is why I'm advocating moving Richmond to LB, and send him as an "edge rusher," to get added pressure on the QB.
*VanGorde, Hawkins and Reed where all more highly rated than Cook, coming out, but weren't our signings.


Yes, and there was zero pass rush last year without Reed. Hence part of the reason why no playoffs...
The fact that we have now lost our two top sack men from last season (Chapman to grad) doesn't change my comment about needing depth at DE.  College is all about finding the next guy to replace last season's leaders.  I am NOT minimizing Reed's loss, but simply noting that one guy will not be the answer.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Season 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:57:46 AM »
Somebody better separate themselves between Cook, Jackson, Bynum and Richmond.
Not sure exactly what you mean.  You need a rotation and Johnson, along with these guys gives you some depth.
I'm OK with some depth.  If you had limited playing time at DE, I'd think about Richmond to LB where he was a best in HS.
Depth is useless if they can't pressure the QB. It was Reed or bust last year getting after the QB. Non existent without him.
Yes, but we said the same thing the year before when we lost Rivers and Moss!  Guys can step up. Cook* was our highest rated recruit in long time and we haven't seen what he can do yet.  Besides, that is why I'm advocating moving Richmond to LB, and send him as an "edge rusher," to get added pressure on the QB.
*VanGorde, Hawkins and Reed where all more highly rated than Cook, coming out, but weren't our signings.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lack of Early Football Excitement
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:50:30 AM »
I have also said this before, but at least for me, weekday games (in the MAC) are terrible. I do not care that we are filling a spot on ESPN, I drive 3-hours to get to the games and could never make any weekday games. Also, people that work the next day are not really going to tailgate, nor will there be any real room because the school cannot afford to miss the parking space on a weekday with classes. Even if I lived close and worked 8-5, I am not going to tailgate for an hour or less...and if the game was on-the-road, I would be lucky to just make the game.
But you need to keep in mind, you are more the exception than the rule (number of guys driving 3 hours to YSU home games can't be many)  At least in the beginning, the MAC weeknight games we reminiscent of Monday Night Football, where it was an "event" more than just a regular season game.  This was a boost for the MAC, no question.   
BTW, I love your  "I would be lucky to just make the game" when you root for a team that plays most of there away games in the Dakotas, Iowa, Missouri!   That's why, when any of these "filler threads" get started to fill the time between FB seasons, I always go for the more local conference potential match-ups.  We are missing a TON not having regional rivals.  And playing FB in one conference and other sports in also costing us in match up enthusiasm.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Season 2018
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:27:15 PM »
Somebody better separate themselves between Cook, Jackson, Bynum and Richmond.
Not sure exactly what you mean.  You need a rotation and Johnson, along with these guys gives you some depth.
I'm OK with some depth.  If you had limited playing time at DE, I'd think about Richmond to LB where he was a best in HS.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: This site is dead
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:25:00 PM »
I keep hearing for 10 years that the MAC needs to move down.  Its not going to happen.   Sometimes I think we need to drop down to D2.
Non scholarship 1AA would make more sense.  Taylor made for Pioneer conference with Dayton Valpo, Butler etc.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: This site is dead
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:13:09 PM »
Besides the extra 20plus scholarships and paying coaches more salary, what other costs are associated with moving up to Division 1A (FBS)?
Big issue is football attendance. Akron has huge issues with this and is forced to buy thousands of tickets for every game.  We are thousands below threshold also, so we would be doing the same drill as Akron.  FBS makes -0- sense for YSU, Akron, Kent, probably Buffalo.  (But does sound like the start of a great FCS conference with no trips to the Dakotas doesn't it?)

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Season 2018
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:07:02 PM »
To hell with the pass rush, this is terrible news for Justus Reed.  Yes, he will be a HUGE loss, but we have some young kids coming up that will be needed a year early.  But I feel bad for the kid.


Especially because he is a senior. Wonder if he would be able to receive a medical waiver since he will be gone the whole year with the injury.
probably, but no NFL future so question for him, if i stay will i get a degree?  I have no clue where he is academically, but transfers usually don't help either.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: This site is dead
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:00:32 AM »
our fan base is too small for the MAC.  besides we can't beat teams in the sub-division.
so is kent and akron.  they have huge financial problems.  the solution is NOT for us to move up, but for them to get real and move down.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Season 2018
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:58:50 AM »
To hell with the pass rush, this is terrible news for Justus Reed.  Yes, he will be a HUGE loss, but we have some young kids coming up that will be needed a year early.  But I feel bad for the kid. 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Maryland OL Jordan McNair dies
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:05:25 AM »
Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died Wednesday.

The redshirt freshman was hospitalized after a team workout on May 29. Maryland announced he was in the hospital on June 4.

“Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair,” Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said in a statement. “Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team. Jordan was a hard worker and he always had a smile on his face. He was an extremely talented football player and a humble and genuine human being. He embodied the essence of what it means to be a teammate. Jordan was a fighter. Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter. Please continue to pray for Jordan’s family during this difficult time.”

Always the saddest part of each season is losing players that "shouldn't" be lost.  RIP Jordan.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Campus Updates
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:17:25 AM »
Pretty sure I'm at least among the oldest people on this site, but for those that go back at least a few decades the changes on the campus are remarkable.  EVERYTHING is better than I remember! (with the exception of the parking deck, which is the same crappy facility it has been for MANY years!)  I started in what looked more like an abandoned military installation set in a slum.  We now have a 1st rate university that actually helps with recruiting, not a barrier to be overcome!  If you've read my posts before, you know I think JT is simply great as University President, but many of the campus projects to which I refer had many sponsors and benefactors outside of Tressel.  IMO, ALL associated with YSU over the last 50 years have much to be proud of! 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: BB Recruiting
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:03:39 AM »
Best way I've found to keep some semblance of order to BB recruiting is:

http://www.verbalcommits.com/schools/youngstown-state

Even with this full matrix, it is still pretty confusing!

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Is it fair to say: "Chad Zallow it the greatest NCAA athlete ever to come from YSU?"

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