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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: ILS In-Game thread
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:50:36 PM »
Chief. I am what you talk about & I never said Mays was the answer ...only that he deserves a fair chance that was never given. I further acknowledge VG's superior passing skills. It was clear 2 years ago that Mays was not going to get that & therefore ...not the answer. You cannot take a guy in and out, then alter your offense not once, but twice, then expect miracles. Then again, we expected miracles from an untested fifth-year transfer.  All of this being said, Mays deserved his starting role this year and again did not get it. VG's passing skills were figured out in the first or second quarter of every game (including Butler) and our lines are not strong & deep enough for a drop-back QB ...which is also what doomed Wells in his last year. We lacked so many things. We also lack an impactful running game and can thank God that McCaster improved so much this year. That being said, he always has been more of a FB, than a TB ... just has no explosiveness. Thunder never works without lightning. Did anyone see any Jody Webb on the field this year?

You say changes are coming but I do not see it. We changed this year and last, only to once again pull coach Shane's play book out of the foot-locker. It was too late and we lack the power to be successful with them. Again this year, every team in the MFC exposed the weaknesses of the Pelini brother's defenses. We should have sent this Redbird team into the locker room with a huge defeat today. They did not even convert a 3rd-dowm play until the end of the 3rd-quarter. Yet they ran big play after big play and ysu was embarrassingly helpless against it. We brought absolutely no pressure and the ILS QB had all day. There were no breakups, only bad throws stopping the birds passing game today. Up front on defense we had no answer for a team with two backs. ILS brought in 5 different TB's against us  ...yet never changed formations and and ripped us apart with everyone of those 5. I am tired of seeing athletes that have potential, I wish to see football players. It wasn't until last week, when I heard Bo yell at the D "no more shoulder tackles" that I realized we were truly in week-10 with fundamentally unskilled (or at least untrained) players. SO whether it is recruiting or coaching, this staff has to accept blame and do something about it.

Just a season that I am glad is over.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: ILS In-Game thread
« on: November 17, 2018, 03:56:42 PM »
Typical Pelini defense ability to stop any team that can run

YSU Penguin Athletics / ILS In-Game thread
« on: November 17, 2018, 01:10:00 PM »
Already shoulder tackles and blown assignments on D

Youngstown State senior offensive lineman Gavin Wiggins was named the MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against UNI this past Saturday.

Wiggins made his first career start at left tackle in the Penguins' impressive 31-10 win over UNI last Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. It was Senior Day for Wiggins who was starting for the 41st consecutive time on the offensive line in his career.

Previously, Wiggins had started the first 40 games at guard since 2015 before moving to left tackle vs. the Panthers. The Penguins had 401 yards of total offense against UNI with 209 coming through the air and 192 on the ground. TB Tevin McCaster rushed for 136 yards while QB Montgomery VanGorder passed for 209. It was the first time in an MVFC game this year that the Penguins did not allow a sack. UNI had had three sacks the previous week vs. Illinois State.

YSU concludes the season this Saturday at Illinois State. Kickoff at Hancock Stadium is set for 1 p.m.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Bugg’s 20 Points Not Enough as Pitt Falls to YSU
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:40:11 AM »
PITTSBURGH – Pitt senior Aysia Bugg matched a career high with 20 points, but it was not enough to overcome timely three-point shooting from Youngstown State in a 64-55 loss at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday evening.
Youngstown State's Alison Smolinski knocked down four three-point field goals in the final 10 minutes of play to hold off the Panthers in the fourth quarter. She finished with 14 points in the quarter and a team-high 20 points for the game.
Smolinski went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, including 4-of-4 in the fourth quarter, as the Penguins made 10 threes in the contest. Youngstown State posted a +12 margin in scoring from three-point range despite shooting just 32.0 percent from three-point range in the game. The Penguins were 10-of-31 from long range, while Pitt was 6-of-17.
Kalista Walters added 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals for the Panthers, while Cassidy Walsh added eight points, five rebounds and four assists.
The two teams traded buckets throughout the third period with YSU pushing the lead to nine points before a three-point field goal by Bugg trimmed the Pitt deficit to 46-40 with just over a minute remaining in the quarter. The Panthers shot 50 percent for the quarter but were plagued by five turnovers and six offensive rebounds allowed.
The Panthers used an 8-0 run to begin the second quarter to jump out to a 24-18 edge with 8:14 remaining in the half. Bugg and Walsh knocked down threes to open the quarter and Walters added an up and under move in the post to force a YSU timeout. The Penguins responded with an 8-0 run of their own and closed the half on a 15-4 run to take a 33-28 lead into halftime.
Youngstown State shot 54 percent in the opening quarter to jump out to an 18-16 lead. Bugg accounted for the bulk of Pitt's scoring with nine points in the first quarter.
The Penguins got a solid all-around effort from Chelsea Olson who finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals. McKenah Peters and Mary Dunn both added nine points in the win for YSU.

Pittsburgh area native Doug Kuberski has been named the head coach of the Youngstown State Women's Bowling program, the university announced on Thursday.

Kuberski is the current head coach at Iowa Western Community College, and he was previously the interim head coach at annual Division I power Arkansas State. He will begin at Youngstown State in December.

"We couldn't be more excited that Coach Kuberski has decided to join our Penguin family," said YSU Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo. "His background as a former Division I athlete and an interim Head Coach at a top-five nationally ranked program, as well as his most recent experience in starting up both a collegiate men's and women's bowling program in just seven short months at Iowa Western, demonstrated to us he knows the game and knows how to successfully lead a Division I program. Our student-athletes are ecstatic about his selection and look forward to his arrival in December."

Kuberski will take over as the second full-time head coach in program history. He follows Chelsea Gilliam, who led the program from its infancy and through the first two years of competition before taking another head coaching position. Clint Daley has served as the interim head coach since the beginning of October.

"From the moment I stepped on campus, I sensed a special culture flowing through YSU," Kuberski said. "It was positive, passionate and inspiring. There is a commitment to win and to win the right way. I appreciate YSU's vision for growth and believe it aligns perfectly with my own."

"This is a talented group of young ladies and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work with such a strong team. They've built upon their top-25 ranking in just their third year and are off to a great start with a 13-9 record and wins against some of the nation's best teams. Coach Daley and the team have done a fantastic job. With a program filled with shotmakers who shoot spares as well as they do and who communicate as well as they do, it's no surprise that they are consistently in contention.

Penguin Bowling has a very solid foundation in place. I'm excited to get to work and build upon that foundation."

Kuberski comes to YSU having served as the first men's and women's bowling head coach at Iowa Western Community College. He recruited the inaugural class of 20 bowlers as well as laid the administrative groundwork for the program. In addition to his instruction, he organized travel, managed the budget, ordered equipment, ran the team's website and social media, fundraised and engaged with the community.

Prior to his time at Iowa Western, he served as the interim head coach and an assistant coach at Arkansas State during the 2017-18 season. The Red Wolves went 27-12 in head-to-head matches under his watch and won the 2017 Warhawk Classic. While Kuberski was an assistant at Arkansas State alongside three-time NTCA Coach of the Year Justin Kostick, the team won the 2018 Southland Bowling League championship and went on to finish fifth at the NCAA National Championship tournament.

Kuberski's first collegiate coaching experience came in 2008 when he served as the bowling coach of the Texas A&M men's team, and he led the Aggies to a win at the Big XII Championship Tournament. He has served as a personal coach for 15 years.

Originally from Monroeville, Pa., he was an Academic All-American at Nebraska and helped the Huskers finish third at the 2003 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships. He has been coached by current Nebraska head coach Bill Straub as well as former Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards.

Before his time at Arkansas State, Kuberski spent six years at a political science professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He has a doctorate degree in political science from Texas A&M, a master's in political science from Akron and a bachelor's in history, political science and philosophy from Nebraska.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: U.N.I. Game week
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:56:09 AM »
People still care ?

Of course. Have had worse seasons & I have never missed a game. The aggravation here is that we now know that much of the changes need to come in the off-season. Also much of the issue is is at (or missing from) the top. As a fan, looking at what we need to do is very exciting.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:35:49 AM »
I agree with what you are saying Power, but Mays clearly had that 1st-down.  On a related, but separate note, I would also point out that Bo wasted our last timeout.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:50:19 AM »
  The offensive scheme and play calling is broken.  McCaster only 8 carries?   Mays carrying the ball 24 times, he would never make it through a season.  At the end of the half is on the coaches, Mays has to be told over and over, if receiver open in end zone take a shot, if not, throw it away and kick the field goal.  Even if it is a first down at the 2 or 3 yard line, YSU had no timeouts.  Still would have to spike for field goal.  Brian Crist is lost as the coordinator.

I think the issue there is on-field leadership. Shuffling of players. Why were not all of the field generals (there are 4 of them) yelling down and distance as every peewee player is taught? Mays made the error, but he should have heard "4th-down" several times before he even got to the line. The score board was also wrong.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football recruiting
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:43:26 AM »
Good stuff. I think we can make it with the QB's that we have, but we need to seriously look at O-line talent and depth. Also we need to take a serious look at our TB situation. I have not seen any thunder or lightning.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Other Scores of Interest
« on: November 04, 2018, 12:53:21 PM »
Lots of upsets this week:

New Hampshire over James Madison
Furman over Chattanooga
Howard over Florida A&M
Princeton over Dartmouth (no play-off implications, but it was a battle of undefeated teams).
Elon squeaked by Rhode Island (both clubs in line for post-season).
SeMS beat Tennessee State
Samford defeated Wofford
Main defeated Towson

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 07:22:20 PM »
Good point Fever. We ran everything up that middle gap (Which is why teams have been figuring us out in the second quarter for the last 4-weeks). Today, NDSU started to blitz that gap & we ran MCaster over and for a nice gain. Never saw the call again. We were at 3rd and long, so he did not get 18-yards on the carry, but it deserved another shot at normal down & distance. Also without an explosive TB (Ala Cook), we need Mays in there ...even though VG has progressed beyond him by virtue of the arm. We ran #26 to the short-side behind the line. He did not quite make the edge, so why did we not try it again to the opposite side? I think of the tremendous run variations that coach Shane ran.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:08:43 PM »
Bison drop our QB using only 3 men up front. Hey Bo, let me repeat that ...Bison drop our QB using only 3 men up front.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:36:27 PM »
I will give him credit for that long pass. He put it on the money. But, that was his primary receiver.
My problem with him for looking for 2nd receiver before putting his head down to run.

Do you not see that is the whole idea? Now if NDS you puts it in the end zone here the game is over we will never score 14 points

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: NDSU In-Game Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:04:06 PM »
 I like it when the opposing commentators explain how the Bison DT's are all over Mays, but I have yet to hear anyone local say it ... "YSU OT's are not good". Yet Bo makes everything so complicated.

Typical game in Fargo ...the officials never call any blocks in the back. Must be the water.

I will say one thing about Mays, he starting to release more quickly

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