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    DU win 26-10. Should been more like 40-10, but they will take. On to Northern!

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    congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    DU win 26-10. Should been more like 40-10, but they will take. On to Northern!
    Congrats. Should be an interesting matchup coming with NMU. IF DU has progressed a lot, coming away at 5-0 will confirm a lot.

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    Is Davenport the new Ohio Dominican?

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    Not sure if I can Crown Davenport just yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by IH8SVSU View Post
    Is Davenport the new Ohio Dominican?
    Not sure if I'd go THAT far, but they will be competitive.

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    Think Realistically, if the Panthers can win 2-3 more games this season that would be a very successful season. Their Offense has struggled at times, losing Ford early in the season has not helped, in the 2 quarters he played he looked special. Majewski is doing okay, but just doesn't have the mobility or arm strength. Majewski seems to get stronger as the game goes. The defense is still the top defense in the country, we will see if they are legit over the next few weeks as GLIAC schedule ramps up. They are definitely the reason they are 4-0. This week will tell us a lot, they face the best RB in the conference, so we will see if this #1 ranked rushing defense is legit. Sparky is doing a great job getting transfers. His defense only has 3 starters from MI. So winning 6-7 games after a 1-10 season last year, will go a long ways in getting transfers and recruits. It is going to be hard to recruit the best MI kids and GR kids w/ GVSU and Ferris so close. So going to CA, FL, LA, IN, PA, SC, VA, TX, TN (states which current starters are from)- to get players is going to be key to compete year and year out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    Think Realistically, if the Panthers can win 2-3 more games this season that would be a very successful season. Their Offense has struggled at times, losing Ford early in the season has not helped, in the 2 quarters he played he looked special. Majewski is doing okay, but just doesn't have the mobility or arm strength. Majewski seems to get stronger as the game goes. The defense is still the top defense in the country, we will see if they are legit over the next few weeks as GLIAC schedule ramps up. They are definitely the reason they are 4-0. This week will tell us a lot, they face the best RB in the conference, so we will see if this #1 ranked rushing defense is legit. Sparky is doing a great job getting transfers. His defense only has 3 starters from MI. So winning 6-7 games after a 1-10 season last year, will go a long ways in getting transfers and recruits. It is going to be hard to recruit the best MI kids and GR kids w/ GVSU and Ferris so close. So going to CA, FL, LA, IN, PA, SC, VA, TX, TN (states which current starters are from)- to get players is going to be key to compete year and year out.
    I disagree. Transfers, etc are a stop gap, and a great supplement, but they will need to get into that local pool too if they want it to last. That will come with winning, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    I disagree. Transfers, etc are a stop gap, and a great supplement, but they will need to get into that local pool too if they want it to last. That will come with winning, though.
    I agree, he brought in 44 freshman, and only 2-3 are playing, by getting transfers it allows those 44 freshman to develop, and not have to go out and play right away, like last year's team. Last thing you want is to have 22 freshman on the field in the GLIAC. Sparky is using the transfers to build the program, and then I think he will continue to use a combination of good incoming freshman w/ Transfers/juco players. Sparky did go out and recruit MI kids freshman class has 37 MI kids... then 2 IL, AL, and 1 ea CA, VA, IN. Most of if not all his Transfers were out of state from D1/Juco schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishlaker View Post
    Not sure if I'd go THAT far, but they will be competitive.
    So pretty much what you're saying is DU needs to move up?

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    another crazy come from behind win

    probably best for the gliac for due to win...gives gv FS and svsu another +.500 win if they're able to beat them

    Davenport is already decent...within a couple years they will b a true force to be reckoned w

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvaara View Post
    another crazy come from behind win

    probably best for the gliac for due to win...gives gv FS and svsu another +.500 win if they're able to beat them

    Davenport is already decent...within a couple years they will b a true force to be reckoned w
    Not exactly, considering two of their wins weren't against D2 opponents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Nicolette View Post
    Not exactly, considering two of their wins weren't against D2 opponents...
    right...they're 3-0 technically...I still think they'll finish over .500...wins vs Wayne and Northwood...then losses in last 4

    northern had. no chance of +.500

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvaara View Post
    right...they're 3-0 technically...I still think they'll finish over .500...wins vs Wayne and Northwood...then losses in last 4

    northern had. no chance of +.500
    I know, I don't understand how Alabama ever makes it to the Playoffs beating a FCS school every year. NAIA is a scholarship based league.. a lot of DII and FCS schools play NAIA teams. DU played the 2nd best DIII team, because the team they were suppose to play backed out... They're in their 2nd season of DII football and only 3rd season ever, people are already discrediting their wins. If you don't think Concordia Ann Arbor couldn't beat these teams and probably DU you are clueless about football in general.. NAIA is a scholarship based division, that most of those players could play DII....DU is only trying to do one thing build a program..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    I know, I don't understand how Alabama ever makes it to the Playoffs beating a FCS school every year. NAIA is a scholarship based league.. a lot of DII and FCS schools play NAIA teams. DU played the 2nd best DIII team, because the team they were suppose to play backed out... They're in their 2nd season of DII football and only 3rd season ever, people are already discrediting their wins. If you don't think Concordia Ann Arbor couldn't beat these teams and probably DU you are clueless about football in general.. NAIA is a scholarship based division, that most of those players could play DII....DU is only trying to do one thing build a program..
    NCAA DII does NOT count NAIA/D3/FCS games as part of ones official record in regards to making the D2 playoffs - you should learn that because it certainly appears you are "clueless" on how football works in D2

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    I know, I don't understand how Alabama ever makes it to the Playoffs beating a FCS school every year. NAIA is a scholarship based league.. a lot of DII and FCS schools play NAIA teams. DU played the 2nd best DIII team, because the team they were suppose to play backed out... They're in their 2nd season of DII football and only 3rd season ever, people are already discrediting their wins. If you don't think Concordia Ann Arbor couldn't beat these teams and probably DU you are clueless about football in general.. NAIA is a scholarship based division, that most of those players could play DII....DU is only trying to do one thing build a program..
    I don't understand why you have this imaginary chip on your shoulder. Alabama plays FCS schools every year because FBS does not use any kind of actual statistical ranking system to determine playoff participants. D-II does, and games against any other competition besides other D-II teams essentially counts as a non-existent game. If you were in the running for a playoff spot, then those two wins count for nothing for you towards the regional rankings that use actual data to rank teams. That is all anyone is saying. Go ahead and play as many D-III and NAIA schools as you want, that's fine, but we're just pointing out that those games mean essentially nothing when it comes to determining a team's worth for the playoffs in any given year.

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    I am not clueless, but you have to realize to things, every time DU wins everyone brings up the face that they played a NAIA and DIII school. DU is building a program and can go 11-0 still not make the playoffs, I would bet that if this was eligible playoff year, they wouldn’t have NAIA/DIII schools on the schedule. What does it matter if your 11-0, 9-0 when you can’t make the post season. Build the programs confidence. I don’t expect this team to win any more than 6-7 games.. but a 6-7 season for a team in their 2nd year of DII is good season, continue to build on that. BIllyGV you act like those 2 games are going to affect GVSU making the playoffs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    I am not clueless, but you have to realize to things, every time DU wins everyone brings up the face that they played a NAIA and DIII school. DU is building a program and can go 11-0 still not make the playoffs, I would bet that if this was eligible playoff year, they wouldn’t have NAIA/DIII schools on the schedule. What does it matter if your 11-0, 9-0 when you can’t make the post season. Build the programs confidence. I don’t expect this team to win any more than 6-7 games.. but a 6-7 season for a team in their 2nd year of DII is good season, continue to build on that. BIllyGV you act like those 2 games are going to affect GVSU making the playoffs...
    Uh, they actually could. Hell, if DU finishes .500, it can help GV too. I thought he was just pointing out that the wins aren't part of the PO crit. equations. I've extended my kudo's to DU already. Looks like my bucket is empty for more though. Can't wait for the GV beatdown coming your way in a few weeks. Enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    I am not clueless, but you have to realize to things, every time DU wins everyone brings up the face that they played a NAIA and DIII school. DU is building a program and can go 11-0 still not make the playoffs, I would bet that if this was eligible playoff year, they wouldn’t have NAIA/DIII schools on the schedule. What does it matter if your 11-0, 9-0 when you can’t make the post season. Build the programs confidence. I don’t expect this team to win any more than 6-7 games.. but a 6-7 season for a team in their 2nd year of DII is good season, continue to build on that. BIllyGV you act like those 2 games are going to affect GVSU making the playoffs...
    I agree with some other posters that you seem awfully sensitive about this topic. Your logic for scheduling the way DU has is perfectly fine. Similarly, the logic of others who KNOW that two of those wins don't exist in terms of the playoff criteria (which, ABSOLUTELY has a bearing on the playoff resume of every D2 opponent DU plays) is also legitimate. Is it going to keep anyone OUT of the bracket? Probably not...but #'s get tight and where someone is SEEDED may well see an impact from this. Realistically, the teams that are worried about this know that handling their own business is definitely the way to go...but their fans aren't wrong to point out that two of those wins don't count. It's 100% true.

    Above, you state that "a 6-7 win season for a team in their 2nd year of DII is a good season". If I were a DU guy, I'd be referring how good a season it would be win to six or seven in "just our third year of having a team". To specifically call out how good it is in the context of being D2 even though all of your wins weren't against D2 teams rings a little hollow.

    And, I hear your arguments...yes, NAIA is schollie ball. While true, the caliber of play is not near the same...I'm pretty sure you understand that. Same with OshKosh...DIII ball just isn't the same. I mean, there is a REASON these divisions or governing bodies are different...and, that's part of why playoff resumes don't count games against teams from those other places.

    You had a schedule issue...not your fault and it's great you got a game. That said, in the eyes of those that know around here, that game simply isn't going to count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUpanthers View Post
    I am not clueless, but you have to realize to things, every time DU wins everyone brings up the face that they played a NAIA and DIII school. DU is building a program and can go 11-0 still not make the playoffs, I would bet that if this was eligible playoff year, they wouldn’t have NAIA/DIII schools on the schedule. What does it matter if your 11-0, 9-0 when you can’t make the post season. Build the programs confidence. I don’t expect this team to win any more than 6-7 games.. but a 6-7 season for a team in their 2nd year of DII is good season, continue to build on that. BIllyGV you act like those 2 games are going to affect GVSU making the playoffs...
    DU - I think everyone knows that your school is building a new program and scheduling games is always tough and at this point a win is a win BUT as others have pointed out who you play and the results from qualified games does make an impact on the teams vying for the playoffs - I have congratulated your team on their first gliac in the past and will be happy for you again in the future, to some point, then I will be pulling against you as I am sure you are against us - a good job to your team so far this season and have a great week

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