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    Quote Originally Posted by UWFDad95 View Post
    We are a second year program they were still growing up earlier in the year kinda still really freshmen on Offense now we are almost JRs... Kinda blew one game on a blocked field goal and got beat by our conference champions on the road we were only down by 2 going into the 4th. If this was year three might have a better record.
    Don't forget about the other 30 JUCO players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    I can't remember. I'll let you know. I am converting all these to digital.
    Sweet. I just sent a contribution, so hopefully that can help a little with the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony33 View Post
    Don't forget about the other 30 JUCO players.
    BINGO. To me, the roster heavy with JUCOs and D1 transfers has a lot do with WFLA recent success. Draws a parallel to WSSU with their move down from 1AA to D2, struggled at 1AA and dominated at D2 until all the FCS scholarship guys graduated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    BINGO. To me, the roster heavy with JUCOs and D1 transfers has a lot do with WFLA recent success. Draws a parallel to WSSU with their move down from 1AA to D2, struggled at 1AA and dominated at D2 until all the FCS scholarship guys graduated.

    Their plethora of transfers makes me concerned that while we have riches of talent that we just don’t have enough to compete with the transfer teams from
    Down south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    BINGO. To me, the roster heavy with JUCOs and D1 transfers has a lot do with WFLA recent success. Draws a parallel to WSSU with their move down from 1AA to D2, struggled at 1AA and dominated at D2 until all the FCS scholarship guys graduated.
    IUP has like 30 transfers on their roster too

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Homer calls his own team inferior. Love it.
    I meant in the playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSAChomer01 View Post
    IUP has like 30 transfers on their roster too
    I counted 15 and 4 of those came from other D2 programs (3 within the psac) and 1 from Duquesne, of the remaining 10 I know at least two are injured.

    How about identifying the other 15 for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPAlumn91 View Post
    I counted 15 and 4 of those came from other D2 programs (3 within the psac) and 1 from Duquesne, of the remaining 10 I know at least two are injured.

    How about identifying the other 15 for us?
    Yeah but do you have the former Eastern Michigan backup kicker? No you don't.

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    I think we're talking too much about the number of transfers, where they come from, etc. It's certainly a discussion point leading up to the big game, but I believe IUP can compete with anyone as currently constructed. I also think the recruiting philosophy is a good one for the long term in terms of competing nationally. Look how quickly WSSU fell from grace after their initial success. I'm not saying that will happen to WFU, but I also don't expect they'll live forever on this many transfers and JUCO players. It's only a two year program, and it had to get its players from somewhere. They're also very well coached, which we're probably not talking about enough. It's not easy to get this many transfers to play together as a team, but they're clearly clicking on all cylinders right now.

    If IUP, or other top SR1 football schools want to consistently compete on the national stage, they have to build their teams accordingly with a mix of great recruiting, transfers, and even some luck. There will always be great teams from the south (GSC), and you can bet NWMS and others in their conference will continue to be national powers despite slipping a little this year. That's where the bar is set. I think SR1 has made up some ground, and this Saturday will be a test of that.

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    It's a shame the threads die at about this time every week.

    Sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPNation View Post
    Their plethora of transfers makes me concerned that while we have riches of talent that we just don’t have enough to compete with the transfer teams from
    Down south.
    Yes, this is really the first game all year where I have that uncertainty about the outcome of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeoftheHawk View Post
    I think we're talking too much about the number of transfers, where they come from, etc. It's certainly a discussion point leading up to the big game, but I believe IUP can compete with anyone as currently constructed. I also think the recruiting philosophy is a good one for the long term in terms of competing nationally. Look how quickly WSSU fell from grace after their initial success. I'm not saying that will happen to WFU, but I also don't expect they'll live forever on this many transfers and JUCO players. It's only a two year program, and it had to get its players from somewhere. They're also very well coached, which we're probably not talking about enough. It's not easy to get this many transfers to play together as a team, but they're clearly clicking on all cylinders right now.

    If IUP, or other top SR1 football schools want to consistently compete on the national stage, they have to build their teams accordingly with a mix of great recruiting, transfers, and even some luck. There will always be great teams from the south (GSC), and you can bet NWMS and others in their conference will continue to be national powers despite slipping a little this year. That's where the bar is set. I think SR1 has made up some ground, and this Saturday will be a test of that.
    Yes, those all good points. IUP's approach is sound for long term success - recruit the best available HS players and supplement with a few higher division transfers. I'm just wringing my hands and breaking out into a sweat over what will be on the field this Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    Yes, this is really the first game all year where I have that uncertainty about the outcome of the game.
    well, the first one since the Ashland game. then again, if IUP starts out running the ball well, it should be a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSAChomer01 View Post
    I have heard of them before this week actually. The yellow brick road of playing inferior athletes ends Saturday
    Guys like u crack me up. U talk just to hear yourself spread non sense. So if IUP loses and it could happen Lombardi u know it is the final 4 not week 2 in the PSAC, U will blog about I told u they would lose and Lenny this and Lenny that. U are a Clown no other way to say it, your squad who I genuinely respect is long gone and the future does not look bright, so u come on here and talk crap on a team that has done nothing wrong all year. U are a piece of work keep talking, like AB from the Steelers says KARMA....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmaniup View Post
    well, the first one since the Ashland game. then again, if IUP starts out running the ball well, it should be a good day.
    Oh yea, that seems so long ago that I forgot about that game.

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    Check out the Coach Shinnick Show for the visiting team perspective on the big game tomorrow. Nicely done show with some highlights woven in. That said, I prefer Jack Benedict's polo vs the host on this show wearing the coat and tie. I wonder if he's wearing flip flops though?

    http://goargos.com/news/2017/12/7/ge...pisode-15.aspx

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    Snow in Pensacola Tonight this isn't a Omen???

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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeoftheHawk View Post
    Check out the Coach Shinnick Show for the visiting team perspective on the big game tomorrow. Nicely done show with some highlights woven in. That said, I prefer Jack Benedict's polo vs the host on this show wearing the coat and tie. I wonder if he's wearing flip flops though?

    http://goargos.com/news/2017/12/7/ge...pisode-15.aspx
    Official protocol in FL is Flip Flops until you cut your heal on a pop top... last years show was on the beach weekly (casino beach).. and yes the players get workout gear, travel gear, cleats and flip flops on report day... makes recruiting much easier than the snow shovel... glad they brought warm weather with them snow in Pensacola tonight!!!!

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    26 degrees as I was walking to my tree stand this morning. Should be a brisk and beautiful day for college football! Best of luck to both programs—I hope y’all put on a real show for the rest of the country.

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    Also, just so y’all know—there is someone on the general discussion thread giving away 4 free tickets to the national championship game. Only caveat is that he wants it to be a fan of one of the teams playing. So if your team wins today, send him a message right away!

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