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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    Won't that just make the players tougher?
    That was the idea back in the 60's when I played prep ball. Used to cramp up for hours every evening after practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWolf View Post
    That was the idea back in the 60's when I played prep ball. Used to cramp up for hours every evening after practice.
    Our weight room is under the home bleachers at the stadium. So there is running water. But, I would prefer a national title like the one Pueblo has over running water in the weight room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    Our weight room is under the home bleachers at the stadium. So there is running water. But, I would prefer a national title like the one Pueblo has over running water in the weight room.
    I think most would make that trade. Simply poor that they built a brand new building and cut corners like that though. Would've been much cheaper to do while everything was dug up, won't be a possible addition now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium View Post
    I think most would make that trade. Simply poor that they built a brand new building and cut corners like that though. Would've been much cheaper to do while everything was dug up, won't be a possible addition now.
    If the worst thing about the addition is lack of bathrooms or drinking fountain then it’s a pretty good addition. We got at least one water bottle a year through the program or athletic department when I played, to go along with the ten others you pick up at booths around campus periodically. There wasn’t a whole lot of room where they built it, they probably asked Hedrick do you want two more platforms or do you want a bathroom when there’s one between the weight room door and the door to the field house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twolfbenchwarmer View Post
    If the worst thing about the addition is lack of bathrooms or drinking fountain then it’s a pretty good addition. We got at least one water bottle a year through the program or athletic department when I played, to go along with the ten others you pick up at booths around campus periodically. There wasn’t a whole lot of room where they built it, they probably asked Hedrick do you want two more platforms or do you want a bathroom when there’s one between the weight room door and the door to the field house?
    If pretty good is worth it then sure. A silly decision at the end of the day is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium View Post
    If pretty good is worth it then sure. A silly decision at the end of the day is all.
    The entire team in one locker room, double the training room size not including the two new giant rehab tubs, new laundry system, expand the weight room.... I also think the party deck above the weight room is one of the best spots to watch a game. None of that happens with the addition.

    The bathroom is probably about 75 feet from the Leomiti center door, it may actually be a shorter trip for the female athletes than the old setup and keeps the others sports completely out of the football locker room. Get the water guy to deliver a few more of the 10 gallon jugs they deliver to the field house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodat View Post
    It says that the WAC wants to add back football at the FCS level. That would make sense for the WAC's long-term outlook.
    The WAC wanting to sponsoring football sounds like a plan. Hope it comes to fruition. At the FCS level, what is their game plan? Do they want to invite existing FCS schools from the Big Sky Conf or Southland Conf? Or start with Div II schools who want to transition to the next level? The majority of their current members do not have football programs. Don't think that NMSU will want to drop down from Div I. Whatever the League decides to do sounds intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaineermagic View Post
    They went 18-12 in their three years in the RMAC. That's far from suckage.
    Quite true. No cigar, but some respectability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean Liver View Post
    I live in StG where the average age is approachin' triple digits. FCS independent? I figure it'll be a novelty for awhile then, once the losses start pilin' up, the few who rallied around the idea will reconsider and stay home.

    DSU fired a coach and staff, for a reason we'll never know, who were takin' the program in a positive direction, and hired a JC coach to take them to FCS D-I. I don't understand the reasonin'.

    Ridiculous decision all the way around. 'nuff said.
    St George sounds like a healthy environment to reside in for the Geriatric Generation. Lost Wages south for gambling vices & top notch skiing north around Salt Lake City area. Having quality FCS football to watch locally is definitely a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Whitfield View Post
    St George sounds like a healthy environment to reside in for the Geriatric Generation. Lost Wages south for gambling vices & top notch skiing north around Salt Lake City area. Having quality FCS football to watch locally is definitely a plus.
    I've talked with a few D-II coaches I know and all agree football at Dixie will be history in 3-4 years. Just like SUU in Cedar City, it's a tough location for regular team visits. Neither FCS nor FBS will/would work. Remote and the StG airport is closin' for repairs Apr. - Aug. 2019. Kinda surprised with their NLI signin's. I'm guessin' a lot of kids have stars in their eyes. jmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean Liver View Post
    I've talked with a few D-II coaches I know and all agree football at Dixie will be history in 3-4 years
    No football! Well, then I'm not moving there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    No football! Well, then I'm not moving there!
    You could always drive to UNLV games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean Liver View Post
    I've talked with a few D-II coaches I know and all agree football at Dixie will be history in 3-4 years. Just like SUU in Cedar City, it's a tough location for regular team visits. Neither FCS nor FBS will/would work. Remote and the StG airport is closin' for repairs Apr. - Aug. 2019. Kinda surprised with their NLI signin's. I'm guessin' a lot of kids have stars in their eyes. jmo.
    D2 coaches are certainly known to be soothsayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean Liver View Post
    I've talked with a few D-II coaches I know and all agree football at Dixie will be history in 3-4 years. Just like SUU in Cedar City, it's a tough location for regular team visits. Neither FCS nor FBS will/would work. Remote and the StG airport is closin' for repairs Apr. - Aug. 2019. Kinda surprised with their NLI signin's. I'm guessin' a lot of kids have stars in their eyes. jmo.
    No way.Dixie's administration just commits to the program and in 3-4 years they would cut it. Btw SUU went 7-1 in the Big Sky just two years ago with higher admission standards. So success is possible in the Beehive State.
    Last edited by mountaineermagic; 02-11-2019 at 07:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaineermagic View Post
    No way.Dixie's administration just commits to the program and in 3-4 years they would cut it. Btw SUU went 7-1 in the Big Sky just two years ago with higher admission standards. So success is possible in the Beehive State.
    I live in StG and few folks supported the team at the D-II level. D-I won't make a difference, imo. And yes, SUU has had success in the Big Sky, but that doesn't translate to DSU havin' success as an FCS Independent just cuz they're in UT and only 50 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo View Post
    "Reality" proves that recruiting prospects to play at a crappy program like UNC does NOT beget better talent on a bigger scale. It simply means recruiting HS players who "think" they're DI prospects but who in reality do not measure up to talent at that level. For the first time in years, UNC has gone after Colorado kids to fill its needs this 2019 recruitment cycle. Out of approximately 20 kids who have committed to UNC, all but a couple are from Colorado. I'm sure the recruits believe they are genuine FCS level prospects. Truth is, most of them are not. Look for yourself and see. UNC will continue to be the Big Sky Conference's doormat. Dixie will be just as bad, if not worse. When it's all said and done, what bona fide recruit wants to play for a perennial loser with no prospect of getting looks from scouts at the next level? A Colorado kid's chances of getting looks from NFL scouts are better in Pueblo than they are in Greeley. FCS v. DII is not a factor. If a kid is NFL material, the scouts will find him, no matter what level he plays at. Right now, NFL scouts ain't flocking to Greeley. Setting football aside, if a kid wants to go to Greeley primarily for an education, and play on a crappy football team, then by all means Greeley is a fine school to attend. Dixie? hmmm ...
    Marty English is now in charge of recruiting at UNC; which is a good thing. That's why there is more of an emphasis on recruiting in-state.

    To stay on topic, I have no idea what Dixie will do with recruiting, but they will need to compete for FCS talent with SUU and Weber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSkyBears View Post
    Marty English is now in charge of recruiting at UNC; which is a good thing. That's why there is more of an emphasis on recruiting in-state.

    To stay on topic, I have no idea what Dixie will do with recruiting, but they will need to compete for FCS talent with SUU and Weber.
    Indeed, Marty English is a very good recruiter. His success over the years bears that out. Nevertheless, this past recruiting class doesn't look impressive. I hope he proves skeptics in the peanut gallery like me wrong.

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    "Marty English is now in charge of recruiting at UNC; which is a good thing. That's why there is more of an emphasis on recruiting in-state."

    And probably a declining recruiting budget.
    Last edited by RichardNoggin; 02-28-2019 at 10:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean Liver View Post
    You could always drive to UNLV games.
    I thought he said he wanted to be in a place that has football....

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