The NE-10 football season is right around the corner and it is time to look at the current coaches in the league. No new coaches are in the league this year so we have the same 10 coaches as last year.
American International head coach Art Wilkins continues to be the most tenured coach as he is entering his 22nd season in Springfield. He also leads the active coaches with 136 wins over his tenure.
LIU Post head coach Brian Collins is second in tenure and wins as he
LIU Post had their chances in their 28-17 loss at Virginia State last Saturday. The Pioneers were just not able to execute at certain times of the game and that is the difference in winning and losing a playoff game.
Example one came on the first Virginia State touchdown. Post stopped them on fourth down and appeared to take over on downs. But a penalty flag was thrown for illegal hands to the head on the Pioneers and the drive for Virginia State
Here are some of the recaps from the LIU Post/Virginia State playoff game.
Welcome to playoff football.
It is win or go home this time of the season and all of the 24 teams are vying for a chance to play for a national championship. Only one team can be crowned champion.
Virginia State Playoff History
1st playoff appearance
0-0 overall record
0-0 against the NE-10
LIU Post Playoff History
4th overall playoff appearance
2-3 overall record
LIU Post has been playing on the edge all season long. So the selection show on Sunday night was just another day at the office for the Pioneers.
Eight of their 11 games this year came down to the final whistle. They were 5-3 in those games and used that experience for last Sunday night.
They were not on the radar screen of most people to make the playoffs. They were not part of the initial three Super Region One rankings and even a decisive win in the NE-10 Championship