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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Largest FCS stadiums-YSU makes the cut
« on: July 17, 2019, 02:19:36 PM »
Interesting.  And seven of those who finished ahead of us are historically black schools that undoubtedly played "home" games off campus in large cities with significant African-American populations.  Those games are important community events in the South that date back to the brutal days of complete racial segregation.  In "on-campus" only games, we probably are still in the top ten in attendance, which might well be a reflection of the state of FCS football across the nation.

Wick, interesting point you bring up as usual

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfers
« on: July 17, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »
Dwyte Smiley

That is correct.  Looks just like him

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfers
« on: July 12, 2019, 06:58:40 PM »
Wow!  You know who he looks like to me as far as his build?

Someone guess to at least make this interesting.  I will give you a clue. 

Kent State at home.

YSU Penguin Athletics / What the hell is up with this board?
« on: July 10, 2019, 01:11:24 AM »
I am working on an MBA and have been absent for about 3 years.  I finish in June of next year and then all hell is going to break loose.  What the is up with this board?  There is no new information on the only sport that matters (football) and it is sad.  This thing is turning into the Vindicator....dying on the vine.  How much interest would be there if articles were written and you had to pay $0.50 to read it? I talking about 50 cents.

I never will understand this. If you are in a "currently" tougher conference, then you will always be ranked high because you play predominantly conference teams. The fact is, many conferences are just as tough as the MVFC, to other teams in that same conference. That is really what is relevant. This is the reason we should have a play-off more similar to D-II, that takes the same positions each time ...not the same teams like we have in the FCS play-off.

If you start ignoring the current lesser conferences then these conference will never improve, which just defeats the purpose of collegiate sports.

If you take 24-teams (which I am completely against) All teams that win a conference should be in the post-season. That would be 12-teams (or 10). The remaining 12 teams should be made up of #2 teams in conferences, other half of split conferences and independents that are truly worthy. The split for the remaining 12-teams should be 3-teams from each the 4 NCAA regions.

I don't care about other conferences because it doesn't matter unless involves playoff selections, which are intrinsically biased.  You have to play the best to beat the best, a saying that Tressel used for many years.  All that matters is getting to the dance and unfortunately for YSU there has been a bias that has existed for many years.  Were we the worthy many of those years?  Yes but we never got the chance, which is unfortunate.  How many times have we entered the playoffs as a low seed only to win it all or lose the NC game?  I can count many times.  I don't give a sh** about perceived schedule strength but when you avoid the best you can't say that you know how you will perform against the best.  I say play competitive games because it increases fan interest and gives you a better chance.  Because we play pansy schedules most years we lose the chance to compete in the playoffs since it seems that we must play perfectly to get a playoff spot, while un-deserving teams get in by winning their conference......only to bow out early.  Playing difficult teams makes the team better and we need to show that every year.  Memories are short and last years performance matters somehow.  Play the best, beat the best and get into the dance.  The playoffs are a new season.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfers
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:27:28 PM »
Why is he transferring?

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: East Stands
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:23:13 PM »
Yes they are adding loges in the spots vacated by the media. But originally they were adding loges on the east side as well.  I guess we didnít raise enough cash

That was never the plan as far as I know.

It wasnít. This guy is the Master of Misinformation.

Um, It was the plan to add them there. Something went wrong.  Loges=$$$$$ and I think that the issues they had with the first contsruction company they chose caused them to pivot due to funding.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:52:48 AM »
I will say that Ohio State was not very well represented either, but scUM stuff was everywhere

YSU Penguin Athletics / College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:15:47 AM »
Recently had a chance to visit the college football hall of fame in Atlanta.  It is very well done. When you walk in there you get a badge and register your email address and your school.  Then as you go to certain displays the display recognizes the badge and it shows highlights and history of your school.  I think some schools send in memorabilia, especially with things pertaining to their most memorable games, championships, or something that makes their school stand out.  James Madison had a small display for example, although they have minimal tradition.  However, with all of the championships and tradition as well as our unique coaching history and coaches produced, we have nothing there except for an electronic display regarding Tressel.  A lot of people visit this place.

I had YSU gear on and when I walked in the door.  The people working there are college football junkies.  They immediately noticed Youngstown State they were very interested in my perspective.  They relayed info to other people working on different floors pf the building they came over and stopped me and started conversation.  They all seemed really impressed with the coaching history and all of the prominent coaches with connections.  They were telling me things I already knew but it was impressive that they knew so much detail. 

I think it would be good for us to send something regarding coaching and coaching trees, championships, the comeback win over Villanova and FAMU etc..over to them.  The Bison even had an ESPN display and an interactive game day experience where you get to pick the winner etc.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Spring Practice
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:24:25 PM »
I think Mark Schuler graduated and he isn't playing anymore.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Recruiting
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:04:43 AM »
What is Bricillo doing? Seeing as how the game is win a lost in the trenches I would have expected more.  That is not good in my opinion.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Pelini Contract
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:33:54 AM »
Good conversation. Wolf's biggest issue was his hiring of two poor DC's. Then he booted so many players his first year, it scared off recruits. Then when we were able to land coach Shane we were losing games while putting up record numbers on offense. Look at the numbers, there is not one Wolf era top-9 player in Tackles, Solo Tackles, Assists, Sacks, Break-ups. One thing that I will say about Bo ...I think that he is used to top-notch recruits (and recruiting staff) at Nebraska. The average recruit at out level needs work. I am not sure that Bo and staff put enough into the fundamentals. If Tress came back, to the sidelines, I would like to think that he would hire Heacock before Bo. Heacock brings MVFC history. They are Complimenting coaches & less chance of conflict.

And Montgomery put up yards agathe little sisters of the poor but couldn't score on elite teams either.  Those are the facts take it or leave it.  Now we have an OC woth no scheme.  Montgomery had a short yardage death by a thousand cuts strategy that allowed defenses to load the box and shut down the entire thing.  The only time I saw it change was during the run to the NC with Bo.  Wells threw deep passes and we won a lot of games.  That being said, I watched us piss down out legs way too many times to offset one good season

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Pelini Contract
« on: January 06, 2019, 12:45:06 PM »
Winning consistently will bring funds.  YSU is a football school and football is all that matters.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Trib: Decision to stay, or go, is on Pelini
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:34:28 PM »
I thought his articles had been neither pro nor against the program for all these years. He had some good insight and analysis on the YSU games. I actually enjoyed the football and basketball report/analysis better on the Warren Tribune than on the Vindy. Vargo had some good reports on YSU MBB.
There was not a single article on Vindy on the YSU's win over Westminister (Tribune had an article)....... So much for home town news paper.
Deadline was 9:30 on Wednesday night. Game started at 7. We shot the game and held for the final score and a few details. Nature of the beast with Thanksgiving inserts and such. Same deal for as long as I can remember.


 Why were Sclazo's write-ups available to non-subscribers? I live in Georgia and don't subscribe because most vindy news isn't relevant.  I would subscribe to a football season only sports package.    most papers make you answer some sort of survey to read.  Vindy now doesn't allow it.  Have you thought about changing the business model?

We had a locker room problem this year, broke in a new coaching staff, lost a defensive coach for several weeks, and had some key injuries in fall camp that took away the ability for them to compete with the elite teams. The team did not reach its potential for those reasons.

Pelini may be a pain in the a$$, but he's also not stupid. I heard he has been recruiting hard. He knows he was a few players away from fielding a contender and he didn't have the depth to get it there. He is also an excellent defensive coach and I felt like they did improve on defense but far from being elite at the FCS level.  The loss of Carl and addition of D'Alesio was dramatic.  We have some nice DT's and missing an elite DE.  we also had smart but undersized LB's.  The back end was a mess due to inexperienced players that were in there because the starters had season ending injuries and it hurt us.   The OL was a weak point.  The offense lacked a noticable scheme and QB play was inconsistent.  As bad as that sounds we still had playoff potential. The only 2 teams that handled the OL have a bye week in the playoffs. 

The thing is that in today's recruiting world you need facilities and we have the indoor facility, lockerroom, and gym etc.  The stadium is going to need an overhaul soon, but otherwise the campus has top notch first class D1 facilities and in my book you need that to assist in recruiting.  But at the end of the day the performance comes down to people and we lacked the experience,  and a few talented players that would have given more consistency and a higher level of play. 

USF Bulls started a program out of a trailer and became instantly competitive a few years back. 

UCF Knights went from worst to a top ten team in 2 years. 

Putting it together and getting it to work together is like playing Jenga.  There is a fragility to the whole thing and the pieces need to be put together in a certain way to maximize potential.
How those pieces fit matter and it is different from year to year but always fragile if you want to reach the highest level of play.

We weren't too far off.  Just my $.02. 

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