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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    I grew up with a lot of people telling me that IUP was moving up to D1 but there were "many factors contributing" to the delay and "it will happen". "Penn State by 78" "Penn State by 88"

    These schools need to get out of their own way.

    Easier said than done...Also, hiring a coach is a much easier process than moving from one division to another. Kind of a false equivalency...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastStroud13 View Post
    You're not entirely wrong. As structured currently, ESU's ceiling is probably something like 6-5. Which, while a vast improvement from the dreck we saw last season, is not necessarily something to crow about. I do expect the team to improve incrementally under Jimmy, and I don't think we'll see them go winless in the East again next year or the year after. But he's certainly got his work cut out for him on the defensive side of the ball, and institutional issues will continue to put a cap on how good this team can be at its best. But for now, some level of optimism is warranted.
    And if that's the case, I can't see anyone else getting triggered by the comment that there are some issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorVoice View Post
    Easier said than done...Also, hiring a coach is a much easier process than moving from one division to another. Kind of a false equivalency...
    I'm pretty familiar with how PASSHE works and with the coaches CBA. The AD has the power to give him the job without conducting a full search since he's a qualified internal candidate. There's no reason to wait around. The pay bump shouldn't be a problem either. If I'm a football booster, I'd be asking for some specifics. If I'm a recruit, I'm second guessing the succession as announced. To me the only reason that makes sense is that they're not 100% sold on him doing the job as expected, but then again that questions the narrative from November.

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    If it bothers him so much he can always leave. Sounds like it may bother the message board more than him. He's been an assistant coach for a pretty terrible program. Does his playing success automatically qualify him for the head job? There's obviously a reason he still has the interim tag -- and likely more to the story than we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    I grew up with a lot of people telling me that IUP was moving up to D1 but there were "many factors contributing" to the delay and "it will happen". "Penn State by 78" "Penn State by 88"

    These schools need to get out of their own way.
    The one obstacle to that was "Money."

    Money, get away
    Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
    Money, it's a gas
    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
    New car, caviar, four star daydream
    Think I'll buy me a football team

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    Part of the coaching staff (all coaches) is to recruit players not only the scholarship players but also players that are paying to attend. And when they show up for camp and the communication stops because they are focused on a small core group of players you see some of them leave camp or only stay for a semester and then they transfer.
    One thing a good coach must be able to do is communicate and connect with his players and thats an issue.



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