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  1. 37 points
    Soluna

    CFBHC v1.5g

    CFBHC v1.5g Game Engine Update October 26th, 2018 Pre-Release v1.5.7.52 Notes: Thanks to all those who helped testing and recommended stuff as usual. General Info / Idea I updated some offensive types to better use personnel. The idea is basically that full back has been phased out of a variety of offensive schemes to essentially not be used at all but to have a greater impact in smashmouth (and similar) offensive schemes. Some of this is in preperation for a big gameplan update at the end of the 2022 season that will provide a ton of much requested features. CFBHC and NFLHC * Redesigned higher run and higher pass gameplans to be a bit more effective by adding a "smart coaching" feature that will adapt your gameplan during the course of the game to account for being ahead or behind and shifting the run/pass percentage accordingly. * Full backs are now much more impactful in higher run gameplans but have been all but phased out of the passing gameplans that didn't need a fullback to begin with. * Higher passing gameplans will now auto switch to running out the clock more effectively than any previous version.
  2. 20 points
    NFL Network

    Gary Faneca welcomes first son

    Gary Faneca is now the proud father of his first son. The Bills player and his wife Rachel welcomed a baby boy named Gary Michael yesterday. Gary Faneca gaines 15% fitness from the event and his player line going forward will be changed to: WR Gary Faneca Sr. 6-5 189 8 Oregon [Speed] [+2/C] 91 "I'm blessed. There's nothing else really to say," Faneca said.
  3. 20 points
    TLDR: Deserved to lose the team, sorry for fading without contact. Life changes, and sometimes when life changes, and you cling to things you remember fondly even when it would be best to let go. My drive and activity in CFBHC has been fading. I think this was obvious seeing how I basically coasted through last season with minimal activity. Things have changed in my life (nothing bad or dire) and it really is time for me to let go. I should have done this earlier so as not to handicap the new AF head coach. I've never shared this before, but my Dad passed away just before the 2014 CFBHC season began. This site was a solid part of my life that I could escape to, and that is something I am grateful for. Participating in CFBHC these past 4.5ish years has been fun, I wouldn't have stayed as long had it not been. This is something unique, and something special. The community is what makes the site great. Thank you Soluna for not only having this idea, but for actually bringing it to fruition. I'm not going to list off other members, because there are some many of you who have made CFBHC such a great place that I don't want to leave anyone out. -DescretoBurrito Good luck to whomever takes up Air Force, it's acceleration time for a new coach at The Academy!
  4. 19 points
    Cupcakes and Hellscapes 2022 OOC and Independent Schedule Rankings Out of Conference Rankings: Welcome to this late version of my article where I arbitrarily rate each team's Out of Conference schedule. Unfortunately I didn't do this for FCS teams, but feel free if any of you guys want to do this same thing for it. Each team's out of conference schedule difficultly was determined by averaging out the team ratings of each team they play. An adjusted ranking was also created to represent relative difficulty given the rating of the team vs the average rating of their opponent. This was calculated using team rating - average OOC opponent rating. A negative value means that their OOC opponents are a better team rating-wise than they are. The Top 10 Hardest OOC Schedules: Boise State Broncos (353.7 Opponent Average Rating) Stanford Cardinal (343.2 Opponent Average Rating) Ohio State Buckeyes (336.9 Opponent Average Rating) Syracuse Orange (338.2 Opponent Average Rating) Oregon Ducks (337.2 Opponent Average Rating) Rice Owls (336.7 Opponent Average Rating) Vanderbilt Commodores (335.0 Opponent Average Rating) TCU Horned Frogs (334.7 Opponent Average Rating) Colorado State Rams (334.1 Opponent Average Rating) Missouri Tigers (333.3 Opponent Average Rating) The Bottom 10 Easiest OOC Schedules: Georgia Bulldogs (262.7 Opponent Average Rating) Rutgers Scarlet Knights (268.8 Opponent Average Rating) Southern Miss Golden Eagles (275.4 Opponent Average Rating) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (276.1 Opponent Average Rating) Kansas State Wildcats (276.9 Opponent Average Rating) Virginia Tech Hokies (280.2 Opponent Average Rating) USF Bulls (280.4 Opponent Average Rating) Central Michigan Chippewas (280.8 Opponent Average Rating) Louisville Cardinals (282.8 Opponent Average Rating) Northern Illinois Huskies (282.8 Opponent Average Rating) The Top 10 Hardest Adjusted OOC Schedules: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (-112.4 Adjusted Rating) South Alabama Jaguars (-90.75 Adjusted Rating) Appalachian State Mountaineers (-72.4 Adjusted Rating) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (-69.8 Adjusted Rating) Troy Trojans (-66.4 Adjusted Rating) Georgia Southern Eagles (-58.6 Adjusted Rating) Texas State Bobcats (-57.8 Adjusted Rating) Boise State Broncos (-56.4 Adjusted Rating) North Carolina Tar Heels (-42.9 Adjusted Rating) Houston Cougars (-42.6 Adjusted Rating) As you can see, the Sun Belt yet again dominates these rankings due to having some of the lowest average ratings in the FBS since they're still relatively new teams. Here are what the ratings look like without the Sun Belt: The Top 10 Hardest Adjusted OOC Schedules (Without the Sun Belt): Boise State Broncos (-56.4 Adjusted Rating) North Carolina Tar Heels (-42.9 Adjusted Rating) Houston Cougars (-42.6 Adjusted Rating) Syracuse Orange (-40.25 Adjusted Rating) Stanford Cardinal (-36.6 Adjusted Rating) East Carolina Pirates (-35.6 Adjusted Rating) Utah State Aggies (-28.8 Adjusted Rating) Kent State Golden Flashes (-28.4 Adjusted Rating) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (-28.4 Adjusted Rating) Michigan State Spartans (-26.6 Adjusted Rating) The Bottom 10 Easiest Adjusted OOC Schedules: Georgia Bulldogs (82.6 Adjusted Rating) Temple Owls (69.1 Adjusted Rating) Toledo Rockets (61.7 Adjusted Rating) USC Trojans (59.7 Adjusted Rating) Mississippi State Bulldogs (59.6 Adjusted Rating) Michigan Wolverines (59.0 Adjusted Rating) Oklahoma Sooners (58.8 Adjusted Rating) Purdue Boilermakers (57.1 Adjusted Rating) TCU Horned Frogs (66.1 Adjusted Rating) Texas Tech Red Raiders (54.9 Adjusted Rating) To put it simply, Georgia's rating is 82.6 better than the average rating of their opponents. ULM is 112.4 worse than the average rating of their average opponents. Interestingly, TCU has one of the hardest rated schedules based on average opponent rating alone, but in the adjusted ratings their schedules is rated the 9th easiest simply because their own team rating is so much higher than their quality opponents'. Independent Schedule Rankings: Why should everyone else have all the fun? Since Independents don't have an OOC schedule, their entire schedule was averaged and ranked. They were also adjusted using the same methodology. The Independent Schedule Rankings: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (335.2 Opponent Average Rating) New Mexico State Aggies (304.8 Opponent Average Rating) Army Black Knights (302.2 Opponent Average Rating) Liberty Flames (301.1 Opponent Average Rating) UMASS Minutemen (293.1 Opponent Average Rating) BYU Cougars (287.8 Opponent Average Rating) The Adjusted Independent Schedule Rankings: New Mexico State Aggies (-53.8 Adjusted Rating) Liberty Flames (-46.9 Adjusted Rating) UMASS Minutemen (-38.1 Adjusted Rating) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-19.3 Adjusted Rating) Army Black Knights (-8.6 Adjusted Rating) BYU Cougars (19.6 Adjusted Rating) Again, the newer teams again have much harder adjusted schedules than the other independents due to their lower starting ratings. BYU has the only independent schedule in which their overall rating are higher than their average opponent rating. Full rankings can now be found here!
  5. 19 points
    2021 was the year of Nick Hall and the Raiders. What does 2022 have in store? Welcome to a new season of Power Rankings! At the start of the new year, we'll break these down into three parts, focusing on 3 tiers of teams. Today is teams #1-12...featuring both of our Kickoff Game participants. Happy 2022, everyone! Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better! Start of the Season Power Rankings, Part 1 of 3 1. Las Vegas Raiders Ugh, the damn Raiders occupy the top spot. And they will until they lose. Which doesn’t look likely at any point, really. One does have to wonder if their slightly underwhelming OLine will get Nick Hall hurt at some point this season. But, in all likelihood, the Raiders (puke) find yet another stud that will emerge. I’m guessing it will be Malcolm Davis. Great, another guy to hate…. 2. Philadelphia Eagles I like what the Eagles did this offseason—basically just focused on making their core better. I believe they were one Marlin Whiting injury away from winning the whole things last year, and they are my Super Bowl pick this year. I like the Eagles a lot. If they take a step back, it will be because they didn’t inject enough youth into the equation this season. 3. Miami Dolphins Miami is back in the mix, with a new selection of targets for Brian Brown to turn into demi-gods, and a new commitment to making everyone in the AFC look silly. If the Dolphins get to the Super Bowl—a distinct possibility—it’s because Coach Smackems has evolved as a schemer and Miami has evolved as a defensive force, too. I think it’s Very Likely the Dolphins make the AFCCG, what happens after is up to them… 4. Green Bay Packers Green Bay, amazingly, is flying under the radar a bit. Perhaps Inspiral is getting tired of winning trophies. Perhaps Jason Johnson looked down and realized he’s been around the sim as long as Soluna has. Perhaps everyone looking at the new shiny thing in Chicago means the Packers can continue to mash opponents—or rather, dance around them lithely—and no one will notice until we look up in Week 13 and they’ve only lost once. 5. Los Angeles Rams I debated putting the Rams this high. It appears as though Daveed Knox will be the ‘difference-maker’ the Rams have sought for sometime in the backfield, but way too early to tell. The Rams still have a stellar Defense, but if you look closely, you can see the cracks in the foundation beginning to get a little bigger. Gone is All-World Walt Peck, and in his place is O.K Walt Peck, plus a disgruntled Derrick Schwartz. Darrell Murphy is a year older, but is he a year better? Not sure. Says here the Rams MIGHT be the casualty in the NFC sandbox. 6. Tennessee Titans The Titans were THISCLOSE to a Top 5 spot…then they traded Charles Woods. It was a fantastic move them, over the long-term, but I think there will be ripples of regret about making that move this season, even if it means one more Tyler Jones double-team than planned. That is how close the Titans are to the AFC Favorite, as opposed to a team looking to contend… 7. Jacksonville Jaguars …and by “contend,” I mean contend with the other giant(s) of the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Again, there are a bunch of guesstimates about how the Jags will do this season—we GUESS that Taylor Rodriguez will be productive in this offense; we GUESS that Sowell will shake off the rust of his injury and return to curb-stomping fools; we GUESS that the DLine will be as dominant as it was last season; we GUESS that Shamar Ware was the Steal of the Draft at his position and now no one will be able to run on the Jags—but I think we can give Soluna the benefit of the doubt. 8. Pittsburgh Steelers The Steelers are gonna be FUN to watch. Either they blow up the AFC North (and maybe the rest of the AFC as well), or their gonna completely buckle under the weight of Norris Brooksheer’s shattered ego. I’m betting on the former, but the latter is at least half as likely. First actual question, though: who’s going to defend the pass on this team? 9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Last season was a revelation for the Bucs (also: called it in these pages ☺ )—their solid team chemistry was aided by good coaching and excellent production from the quarterback, DT, and CB positions. And it led to a playoff spot. This year sees the Bucs with one more piece of the puzzle, but also facing a potential sophomore slump from DeNorris Jackson. Really, I could see them winning the South, or finishing 3rd. That’s how deep and loco the NFCS is this season. 10. Detroit Lions Perhaps this is too high for a team that completely flamed out last year. BUT…this is the team that had the best draft in the League, and then went out and obliterated everyone in the preseason. I see two problems initially, that there MAY be a QB controversy in Detroit if LeCount doesn’t start well; and that an aging defense isn’t up to the task of shutting down the Bears/Packers four times this season. BUT…the heavy money is on Kenyon Randall making neither of the above much of a worry at all. 11. Carolina Panthers I think this ranking for Carolina is a nod to the consistently good position they find themselves in at the end of every freaking season. Because I don’t think the Panthstars did much of anything this offseason to get better, other than make sure that Christian Skaggs showed up for Training Camp. I think the Panthers have to take advantage of their schedule early: beat the Raiders on Thursday night, and get a game or two up on the rest of the NFCS to hold them off at the end of the season. And give Mike Latta the damn ball. 12. New York Jets The Jets have so many questions entering week 1 after an off-season of tough choices. How will the DLine play without big Bob Ballard? How will the secondary perform? How about the Linebackers? Granted, most of those questions had at least cursory answers in other talented players ready to step in. But it would be logical to assume a slight regression from the J-E-T-S. Let’s call 11 wins a disappointment. Parts 2 and 3 tomorrow and Saturday...cheers!
  6. 18 points
    Allan Taylor looks for a free receiver on Monday night in Green Bay We saw some very interesting results in Week 1, and there is some necessary re-balancing of the power rankings after said results. In today's NFLHC, a good loss MAY be worth more than a luster-less win. In the beginning of the season, WHO you play is just as important as HOW you play. Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better! Power Rankings – Following Week 1 – OVERREACTIONS GALORE! 1. Las Vegas Raiders (--) Whew lad that Nick Hall is one clutch M.F. Cade has basically been rocking in the fetal position since the Kickoff game on Thursday night, muttering “Nick Freaking Hall” over and over again. Raiders pull that game out of their posteriors, certainly, but some knicks in the armor have appeared. The OLine is gonna get Hall killed at some point, and the running game needs to be much better. 2. Philadelphia Eagles (--) Kudos to HAFF N’ HAFF on his fantastic NFC (B)East write-up earlier in the week. In that, I commented that the separating factor for the Eagles, compared to the rest of the division (and I might add: the Conference) is the balance they show on offense. When Allan Taylor gets it going through the air, and law firm of Miller, White, and Taylor also is rocking on the ground, they are just tough to beat. Adding in defensive playmakers at all three levels, and you’re looking at my pick for the Super Bowl title. 3. Miami Dolphins (--) Coach Smackems said it best himself: “May have won the battle, but these injuries have me feeling like I lost the war, in week 1…” True, the Dolphins do feel as though they have lost a bit of their advantage with injuries and Greg Cobb’s departure, but I still that defense is special (Kenyon Randall, take a seat, young man!) and of course the offense will continue to be stellar. Injuries play every year, and hopefully this is the worst of it for the ‘Phins. 4. Tennessee Titans (+1) 351 and 4 TDs (with a pick) is a very nice way to shake off the rust of preseason. Thomas Wheeler is your daddy’s daddy. Sure would have liked to see the DLine get a bit more pressure, but nice to have the new guy at nickelback (Hernandez) get a pick. The secondary should erase any worries the Charles Woods trade might have brought on. Oh, and so should Wheeler. 5. Jacksonville Jaguars (+1) Asante Sowell, so nice to have you back! While he didn’t run for crazy yards, he was crazy efficient (13 for 76 and a touch), and provided Trod just enough cover on the ground to have a pretty nice day in the air. I still think Shamar Ware is the luckiest sumbitch there ever was for jumping into this DLine. Jags/Titans is gonna be fun all season. Texans and Colts ain’t bad either…. 6. Green Bay Packers (-2) I’m not dropping the Packers too far, even though they were at home. I just think Philly is that good. Inspiral and the Philly FO are right: this is a really great sim-only rivalry that has developed. All games have been close, and it’s been quite even over the last few years. Need to see more from the Pack on the ground, and it seemed like they just didn’t have quite enough in coverage for all the speed and shiftiness of the Eagle offense. 7. Pittsburgh Steelers (+1) Report from Week 1 of the Norris Brooksheer Chip On the Shoulder Tour: Norris is Angry, and having fun. That should make the rest of the AFC North really worried. The straight masterpiece against the Cardinals (barely a real NFL team right now) was impressive, certainly, but what’s downright scary is that, even just reading the box score, it seemed like the Steelers kept it in 3rd gear. 8. Detroit Lions (+2) A bump up, with a loss?! Soluna was right in his comment on the game thread: this was a good loss if there ever was one. In Miami, Detroit gave the Dolphins all they could handle. Now, I still wonder about which QB is really the best answer in Motown, but let’s assume for now Slinky/Jacobs are taking the prudent path—the Lions have to be happy about where they are. 9. New Orleans Saints (+4) Hot damn, Saints! A beat down of the Chargers was to be expected, but I wasn’t entirely sure we would see an annihilation of this magnitude. Devereaux was unreal, and the D was dynamic, fast, and rough. Saints have to feel really nice at top of the division right now. We’ll see how long they stay there…this division is literally the game RISK. 10. Carolina Panthers (+1) Hard to drop the Panthers too far after that kind of loss on road…so I’ll actually give them a tiny bump. Nick Hall just did Nick Hall things. It’s really not the Panthers’ fault. BUT, they’ve got quite a rough schedule ahead, and the NFC South looks Dirtier (wink wink) than it did before Week 1. I want to see the pass D step up just a little for Carolina. That’ll do the trick. 11. Denver Broncos (+2) Ay! Gotta like the efficiency on offense, the balance, the drive in the run game. Gotta LOVE Artemio Ramirez, Lynn Perry, and the D as a whole stepping up big-time in this game. Can’t wait for Charles Johnson to get healthy. Learned a lot about our team in Week 1, and can’t wait to get out there for another game this Sunday! 12. New York Jets (--) The Jets get the benefit of the doubt after a 10pt loss on the road in Nashville. NYJ got torched through the air DESPITE amassing 4 sacks of Thomas Wheeler. Other bad news: TE Matt Stone, yikes on the injury front. Otherwise, the OLine played pretty well, Wegert was fine, and the Titans are damn good. I think this is fine for the Jets for now. Other rankings hints-- UP: , , DOWN: , , , Stay tuned for Part 2, #13-32, coming out tomorrow...
  7. 16 points
    The Best of the Best in Week 2 of PAC-12 Action Best Debut In A Loss - QB Troy McMurray, Stanford McMurray put on a show against the #14 team in the country, and almost pulled the Cardinal into the 'win' column over San Diego State. McMurray badly outplayed fringe Heisman contender David Edmondson, and was a blistering 20 of 25 for 297 yards and 3 TDs through the air, and added 87 yards on 7 carries (including a long run of 38 yards) on the ground. Holy Balls, Batman! In his first major college game, McMurray fulfilled the promise that many had set out for him. Perhaps even more impressive was that fact that Stanford's three best pass-catchers on the day are all TRUE FRESHMAN--1.0 skill players Aboubacar Oates, Jake Britton, and Shia Golden. McMurray made it easy to do their jobs, and the young bucks found enough space against the Aztecs to light up the stat sheet. McMurray and the Cardinal travel to Seattle to take on the #21 Huskies, where another stellar QB battle awaits. McMurray must be careful of the rush from the vaunted Huskie DLine, but if he out-duels Jake Davis, we've got a potential Heisman candidate on our hands...even if the Cardinal lose. Best Collection of Diminutive RB Talent in the Country - Charles Bowser, Israel Carson, Avery Dillard, Latavious Murray, Savion Talley, Kofi Walls, Lloyd Samuels The little guys were mighty in Week 2, led by Charles Bowser running over Liberty and Israel Carson darting around and through Ohio State (in a loss). Add to the consistent approach of Avery Dillard, playing well taking over for Trevon Yeldon at Oregon, and a good day from Utah's Savion Talley, and the Conference of Champions showcased < 6' RBs all over the place. And, a couple of the larger backs in the Conference--Arizona's ironically-named Josiah Smallwood and WSU's Bill Hoffmann--also had nice days in big wins. The collection of talent in the Conference at RB is impressive, and will provide balance to a Conference long known as Quarterback-heavy. Best Place to Find a Future NFLHC CB1 Arizona's Eric Hall, a sure-fire Day One draft pick, had 2 tkls and a pick six to provide some cover for the T + T Brothers Wrecking Crew up front in the win over Nevada. Oregon's Jamir Lacey had another pick (to go with his INT-TD in Week 1). USC's true frosh Maximillian Wilcox also took an interception to the house against Liberty. And Utah's Zion Hopkins added 2 PDs to his INT in the interstate win in Mormon Country. Throw in Cal's Blaine Lewis-Thompson and ball hawks in Colorado, and the PAC-12 will supply the NFLHC with top-level talent at CB for the each of the next few drafts. In Praise of Luke Sikuli, Wazzu's Mr. Wonderful There is a lot of exciting young talent emerging at WR throughout the Conference--ASU's ballyhooed freshman Deon Kirksey caught his first collegiate touchdown in Columbus; D.D. Dyson is helping Jake Davis play like a Heisman contender; Mark Ponder joining forces with Sam Gulla in USC is just straight unfair--but one pass-catcher is beginning to emerge as the top threat on the West Coast. WSU's Luke Sikuli, a (SO) from Beaverton, OR, is hooking up with QB Bradley Hassan left, right, and center, and making opposing CBs look foolish. In the wonderful WR duel that took place on the Palouse on Saturday Night, Sikuli edged UCLA's Noah Tumaali in production and outcome. Sikuli grabbed 9 balls for 152 yards and 2 TDs, while Tumaali (working with wunderkind Aaron Harden) had 5 catches for 151 and a score. Hassan may very well bubble up as the Conference's best Heisman option as the season progresses, but Sikuli is the engine driving that train, and he'll be around for at least two more years. Best Offense (so far) Division favorites USC and Washington State lay claim to the best offenses through Week 2. No stopping SC with Marc Lockwood playing well, throwing to Gulla/Ponder, and Bowser developing. Ditto Wazzu, with Hassan/Sikuli/Hoffmann eating up defenses. Best Defense (so far) Arizona, and it's not close. If it WERE close, Oregon and Utah may have something to talk about. Arizona has won two games exclusively because of their dynamic D. At some point in Conference play, the Wildcats will need to show more on the offensive side of the ball (give the ball to Josiah Smallwood...), but right now, it looks like they only need to score about 17 pts to get the win, so dominant is the D thus far. Best Games in Week 3 Many Conference heavyweights are OFF in Week 3, but a couple intriguing games remain. Chiefly, two division battles between high-powered offenses will shake out the contenders from the pretenders. Colorado travels to Los Angeles to take on USC in the battle of dual-threat studs (watch for Mike Naylor to have another strong performance, but come up a little short). And the previously-mentioned Tech Center battle between the Fighting Troy McMurrays and the Jake Davis Warriors will be very interesting. Arizona taking on Utah in SLC has some intrigue, but I think we'll see more of the same for 'Zona against the undermanned Utes. Utah may have a decent enough OLine to keep Humphrey and Toney at bay, but If Coach Kirby's men have anything to say, all-world SS Brody Gibbons will have to play really well.
  8. 15 points
    Jumbo

    Recruiting Update

    Hey all, If you were on in the shoutbox earlier you'll see that recruiting has been delayed about a day. Still try to have your bids in at a normal time for whenever they'll be processed, likely sometime tomorrow. A lot of people have had complaints about how recruiting was processed in the first week. I'll try to clarify as best as I can on the main issues people have had: In the first runthrough scholarships didn't trigger any bonuses to keep it simple. The way scholarships work now, and will work for the rest of recruiting, is that scholarships trigger the in-state bonus, but don't trigger the doubling. This will remain this way for the rest of recruiting, so plan for that. FCS schools bid on some non-G5 recruits, but that was because the AI FCS schools didn't have their script updated. This should be fixed now. As far as bonuses go, many people seem to have been calculating theirs incorrectly and most of the ones brought forward weren't legitimate issues. Going forward, just to keep things similar, if you have any problems with recruiting please direct them at me, or put them in the committee feedback forum. Don't directly PM @inspiral. If the issue is something that needs to go his way, I'll let him know, otherwise I'll try to solve it out with you. If you have any questions, let me know. -Jumbo
  9. 15 points
    Buffalo, New York - Just over 4 months ago, the Buffalo Bills shook up the NFL world by swapping two of their three first round picks to the Los Angeles Chargers for the number one pick and the right to select QB Matt Jones from Purdue. The Bills had made no indication of when Matt Jones would be taking over the starting QB position thus far, stating all though they were happy with Jones's progress so far, they were not ready to announce him as their week 1 starter over long time vet and former super bowl winning QB Kamau Davis. Until today. In a press release made today in a closed media session, GM and Owner Fever_ful announced that the decision had been made to go with Matt Jones as the Bills starter for the upcoming season. "Matt has done everything we have asked him too and much more, proving his dedication to improving in every facet of his game and becoming the leader that we know he can be. We've known he was the QB of the future for us for long before we drafted him, but he showed this preseason that he is ready right now to be the leader of this team", GM fever_ful was quoted as saying, adding "Kamau of course has made this a difficult decision for both myself and coach Dunkelbarger, and his competitiveness and talent at the QB position kept us up many late nights debating the best course of action for this season". When asked about Kamau's role on the team going forward, the team stated that they hoped he would continue to prepare and practice with the same fervor he has his whole career in case he is needed to take over, but also emphasized the need for him to act as a mentor for Jones and continue to teach him what needs to be done to be a successful QB as he has since Jones was selected. The buzz around Buffalo has been building since taking Jones #1, and fans of the team are as excited as theyve been since the teams inception. Now that the team has announced their intention to start Jones week 1, the future looks brighter than ever, but only time will tell if Jones will become the savior of the franchise as the front office hopes.
  10. 14 points
    NFC (B)East Report The Beast of the East: Philadelphia Eagles The Eagles kicked off the 2022 season by reminding everyone why they made a run to the Super Bowl last season. The duo of Troy White and Marshawn Miller combined for 103 yards and 1 TD while Allan Taylor carved up the Packers secondary and added 29 more yards of his own on the ground. Rookie 1st round draft pick Cameron Bowden got in on the act defensively intercepting a Jason Johnson pass. Final Score: Eagles 24 - Packers 21 Question to Answer: Has Marshawn Miller shown enough to become the lead back for the Eagles? Next Week: vs. Bears (0-1) The Least of the East: New York Giants Like the Eagles, the Giants also picked up where they left off in 2021, showing everyone why they were picking #2 in the draft. Their secondary got shredded by Alex Leshour, who completed 66% of his passes for 294 yards and 3 TDs. Offensively the Giants also struggled as Lawyer Johnson completed just over 50% of his passes and threw 2 interceptions. DE Khairi Bryant was quiet in his debut, failing to appear on the stat sheet. Final Score: Texans 31 - Giants 10 Question to Answer: How long will it take Khairi Bryant to get up to speed in the NFL and have the breakthrough game everyone is anticipating? Next Week: @ Cardinals (0-1) The Rest of the East: Washington Redskins The Redskins defense was very good against the Vikings, holding them to 20% on 3rd downs and 12 total points on the day. But the offense set off alarm bells in the nation's capital. The Redskins got off to a hot start, putting up 17 points in the first half, but they wouldn't score again. Their offensive line had the highest rating in week 1, but it didn't translate into points, as Tanner Bowman looked less than stellar. It is also worth noting that their top player grade was a 6.94 to WR Sam Hiller-Weeden, and was one of the lowest top player grades of week 1. Final Score: Redskins 17 - Vikings 12 Question to Answer: Can Ricardo Reed muster enough of a rushing attack for the Redskins to maintain any semblance of balance? Next Week: vs. Titans (1-0) Dallas Cowboys The new look Dallas Cowboys offense is here, and it looked underwhelming in week 1. Graham Burnett completed just over 50% of his passes and had 2 TDs, but he also lost a fumble. The rushing attack was abysmal, totaling 3 yards on 11 carries (0.27 ypc) and fumbling once. The defense was on point though, recording 2 sacks, forcing 2 turnovers, and holding Mohammed Foster in check. Final Score: Cowboys 16 - Bears 10 Question to Answer: Is Graham Burnett ready to be the star of an offense that will be forced to rely heavily on the pass? Next Week: @ 49ers (0-1)
  11. 14 points
    inspiral

    [2022] Recruiting Info

    I reset everything and ran it again.
  12. 14 points
    The best of the best around the Conference in Week 0/1 Best Win -- Washington over #23 Minnesota The Huskies travelled to Minneapolis to take on a loaded Golden Gophers team, albeit starting some new parts, and emerged with a 38-33 win following a dramatic 21-pt 4th quarter. The Huskies were very good on 3rd down (7/13) and Jake Davis out-dueled Robert Lynch with 375 yards and 3 touchdowns. Minnesota has it's eyes on the B1G West title, and for the Dawgs to show up and show out like that is a huge boon for the Conference. Best Performance by a Quarterback -- Mike Naylor, Colorado There were so many to choose from: Bradley Hassan was up to his old tricks, Jake Davis was stellar, Marc Lockwood and Jason Baum had very solid season debuts, and even Eli Sherrill (that's Oregon State's QB, for all you haters...) had a fantastic game in the win over Kent State. Mike Naylor, however, put up video game numbers in the Buffs gigantic win over in-state rival Colorado State: 21 of 27 for 229 yards and 2 TDs passing, plus 7 rushes for 126 yards and 2 TDs on the ground, including a 61 yard dash for a score. That's 18 yards a carry for those scoring at home. Holy schnikes! Naylor, a (FR) from West Covina, CA is already a 4/4, like Hassan was last season as a (FR), and looks to be the man behind center in Boulder for a long time. Most Poop-Inducing DLine Performance -- Arizona's "T + T" Duo Good edge rushers give Offensive Coordinators and Quarterbacks nightmares. Arizona has a pair of good ones in Tyler Toney and Tyriek Humphrey. Toney had 5 tkls, 3 TFLs, and 2 sacks against SJSU, while Humphrey (possibly the more ballyhooed of the two) had 2/1 and 2 sacks also. Granted, San Jose does not have a PAC-caliber OLine, but this was a foretaste of the feast to come for these two QB-eaters. Best Performances by True Freshman -- FS Raekwon Rowe (USC) + TE Jack Booth (Oregon) Nine catches for 104 yards and a TD by Jack Booth was very nice for Oregon in the big win over CAL. And that's to be somewhat expected out of the the country's #1 TE recruit. Booth is an über-stud and will be a big part of the Oregon passing game for all three years he's on campus (). But USC's Rowe had a very nice game against Notre Dame--3 tackles and a pick. Not bad for a 2.5/3.5 true frosh from De La Salle. Coach Jumbo must be beside himself with glee, getting that kind of production from such a dice-roll. Best Chance to Start 2-0 -- USC Trojans (@ Liberty in Week 2) Coming off a very nice win over the Golden Domers in Week 0, Jumbo's Trojans head to Liberty University to build houses for the homeless play a football game. This is going to get ugly, and with a quickness. Look for Lockwood and Charles Bowser to both go over 100 yards on the ground, and for Nate Garrett to potentially tackle Liberty's President, AND all their running backs. On the other side of the coin, a couple schools have very difficult upcoming opponents: Stanford opens their season with a new coach and at #13 San Diego State; while Arizona State opens things up at #14 Ohio State in a huge battle of top class RBs. Arizona hosts #25 Nevada in a big game for the Southwest region, and Oregon hosts South Carolina, who will be breaking in a new quarterback after 4 years of Milo Condon. Best Situation for Freshman QB -- Aaron Harden (UCLA) Harden had an up and down game at #6 Oklahoma State as the Bruins held firm. Harden threw for 3 TDs but added 2 picks in a slightly inefficient performance. However, no one is set up with a group of receivers quite like Harden: Noah Tumaalii, Ronan Humphreys, and Nico Mahan are really special talents catching the football and should ease the transition for UCLA, who won't face anyone else quite as good as the Cowboys this season. If only some of UCLA's beastly linemen from 2021 were still around to protect the young Harden, he would truly be in a dream scenario.
  13. 14 points
    Seattle looks to improve on a terrible 2021 and get Jarius Jones moving To conclude this two-part Season Opening Power Rankings, we look at teams ranked #13-32. Catch Part One here. Today, we see where some playoff contenders and the rest of the League falls to open the season. Major questions abound for all of these teams, but there is some hope as well. Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better! 13. New Orleans Saints To borrow the old show device from The Colbert Report, I have a tip of cap and wag of the finger for the Saints FO. First, tip of the cap for going out and getting an above-average player at the ONE position you knew you needed to solidify. It could be the key to moving from 13 to a ranking much closer to the top 5. In fact, I’d even say is somewhat likely the Saints end the season higher than 13. But, the wag of the finger is for the King’s Ransom paid to achieve that singular goal. So many picks, plus giving up a weapon for Devereaux might mean that this year is all of a sudden make-or-break. 14. Kansas City Chiefs If I were to listen to Alien (but really, who does that?), I would have put the Chiefs much higher up the list. I sort of wanted to do so anyway, so the inevitable slide is that much more biting. But I like what KC did: they went out and got a guy in Josh Allen Ryan Harris that can make throws and balances their offense nicely. Terrence Rodgers was in for a ‘take the leap’ kind of season anyway, this may accelerate that even further. Super hot take: Luke Lyles will be a Pro Bowler this year. Damn, why is my division so good? Can’t you all just be terrible? 15. Indianapolis Colts Indy is so difficult to get a real read on—they MIGHT be back to the unstoppable offense and bend-don’t-break defense that saw them flying high in 2019 and 2020. Or, they MIGHT never find the balance that takes the pressure off a still-developing Aaron Shea (who, by the way, feels a heck of a lot like the AFC’s version of Young Skaggs, doesn’t he?). The lack of a running game is a meme now, but ask yourself this: does Shea have what it takes to single-handedly win a game, like Nick Hall did on Thursday night? I don’t think so. 16. Denver Broncos Nothing to see here, move along, hey look at that awesome shiny thing in Kansas City!! As discussed in the shoutbox this week, Denver is the perennial playoff contender, never a contender for the top prize. I get it. Part of that is by design (the playoff contender part, anyway), part of it might be our unsubstantiated belief in Jennings and Blacknall and solid play in the trenches. I get it. We’ll just see how this year plays out and move on from there. IF we end up in the playoffs, I’ll say I told you so. 17. Chicago Bears Interestingly, my feelings about the Bears mirror those of the new team of the Bears’ former QB. Like PIT, Chicago is either going to flame out or flare up, with first-year starter Mo Foster joined in the backfield by über-vet Vaughan Abraham. Do I wish the Bears would have done a bit more to bolster the OLine? Yes. Do I think they will have a hard time stopping everyone else in their division? Yes. Am I super pumped to watch every Bears game? Yes. 18. Washington Football Club This very well may be too low for the Football Club from our nation’s capital. I can easily see them challenging the Eagles in the East, maybe even jumping as high as the #5 playoff spot in the NFC, so strong is the battery of Bowman-to-SWH and the remarkably robust team around them. How Washington got here in basically two years after a near-death penalty from the League is really impressive. And the new FO of Stinsy and HAFF will only continue the ascent. If I had a true rooting interest in the NFC, it would be these guys. 19. Houston Texans Alex Leshoure is ready to break through. He’s got some weapons, he’s got some protection, and he’s ‘mastered’ a couple playbooks already. He’s ready. Will his coach give him the best shot to finally live up to those expectations? I have no idea, but it won’t be for lack of trying. Rome has a tricky season: he’s got Auburn to look after and the Texans to mind and I can tell there is some tension there. I’ll put it this way: if the Texans are top 15 in scoring, and top 20 in scoring defense, they will be a playoff team. If either of those things is untrue, it may be time to blow it up. 20. Dallas Cowboys I’ve already come out in favor of the new direction Dallas is preparing to take. I like Graham Burnett and I like Serwendel as a Coach and GM. I think he can make things work. At least Burnett is going to be upright while attempting 47 passes a game, unlike Nick Hall. Here’s guessing a regression to 9 wins sets the table nicely for 2023 when they finally get a gamebreaking Wideout. How’s that for franchise planning? ☺ 21. Baltimore Ravens Yep, I already know this is too low, but legitimately I can’t tell who the Ravens should leapfrog. The Defense: it’s gonna be good. Like, keep them in every game good. But I am so less sure about anything Baltimore is doing on Offense that it makes it impossible to predict where and when a win is going to come, other than over the Bengals twice. Besides, the stink of the AFC North is a difficult monkey to shuck. I will be rooting for Darrell Mack to do well…that’s about it. 22. New England Patriots You know, this team could really surprise a few folks. It’s entirely possible that the very solid draft and free agent moves this team made might position them well in the larger AFC playoff picture—but I also can’t feel good about them playing the Dolphins and Jets four times and the Pats coming away with more than 1 win. We all root for Reggie, but he’s gonna need some help. Maybe this is the year Jamel Beckham decides to make like a poor man’s JC Weldon and put the team on his back. 23. Cleveland Browns I’m sitting here trying to think of one thing that the Browns did this offseason. Without looking, can you name one thing they did? I can’t. That doesn’t mean the Browns lack talent, but I can’t tell what their identity is as a football team in any way. Nor can I deduce what they’re trying to do. So, I think the Browns, lacking any major moves at all, will take a step back because other teams in their division got better. Cleveland, meet 5-11. 24. Seattle Seahawks I so badly wanted to put Seattle higher on this list, because it’s really easy to root for Jieret and his FO. I think Seattle will be MUCH more entertaining than last season, and I think that they will jump into the #2 spot in their division, which is no small feat after their puke-tastic play of 2021. They have serious top-end talent at three or four major positions, and if Marcus Williams can put it together as he did in the preseason, look out. I’ll say 8-8 and be happy about that, Hawks. 25. Atlanta Falcons Aside from the very obvious QB controversy that will linger over the entire season, Atlanta is also lacking major talent at some very important spots. They SHOULD be able to rush the passer, which will be good because they can’t cover anyone. Nor do they have a thumper in the middle of the second level to destroy running games. Akili Wallace is gonna murder someone on the offense or coaching staff when this team starts out 1-5, and he would probably be acquitted. Long year coming in the Dirty Dirty. 26. Minnesota Vikings Hey, everyone! Remember that Minnesota has a professional football team!! The Vikes are about as under-the-radar as you can get in a division with a recent champ, a perennial favorite, and the flavor of the month. Verdell is done, I’m almost positive. But he’ll grit out another season, heck, might even surprise some folks. But really, the Luke Cobb scenario is perfectly typical of the Vikings: one step forward, two steps back, pretty much every season since 2014. This current FO has some plans, and that is very nice to see, but they won’t come to fruition for at least two more seasons, right? 27. Buffalo Bills Very tempted to move the Bills up. They drafted the best QB since Shea (yes, I think Matt Jones will be better than Bowman), and they got the mojo back on their DLine. But they still have a rookie signal caller, which means Matt Jones will look like a total rookie at least 4 games and those will all be losses. Plus, AFC East. Yuck. The Williams are trending up for sure, but still appear to be a 6 or 7 win ceiling squad this season. 28. San Francisco 49ers Duncan is a very smart guy, and a very talented coach. If you need any proof at all, note that Mississippi State…yes, Miss State!...will be a top 15 team this year in college ball. However, the disarray of shuffling the front office combined with losing your star quarterback and not really finding any sort of immediate help on the DLine is going to prove too much for even the gifted Duncan to overcome. Things will get better in the Bay Area, but right now, with the Seahawks looking better, I see the Niners with 5 wins. 29. Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals would be ecstatic with 5 wins this season. Ecstatic. Or, at least should be. Free Agency continues to be a massive mirage for this franchise, and they can’t seem to make draft picks work either. There are some pieces here (read: Jank), but there is no cohesive whole and there certainly is no abundance of talent. The Battle of Ohio series this year could be ugly. Like, really ugly. 30. Los Angeles Chargers I can’t knock a single move this FO made in the offseason, other than the sheer amount of $$ they spent on Greg Cobb. But hey, he’s a better WR than anyone we have, so who am I to criticize. There is still much to be done to get this team sniffing .500, but I think they are on their way. In fact, if Matty Swift can play even a little, I’ll be legit worried that the Bolts are gonna sneak up and beat the Broncos more than once. We’ll see, but a tepid Kudos to Pumph for getting out of the hole and onto level ground. 31. Arizona Cardinals I know folks are down on the Cardinals. I get it, it’s tough to come into a franchise that had a real plan, and shift course midstream. It’s tough. This FO may eventually figure it out, and at the very least they have a fantastic running back to shoulder the load. But I fear that my Beloved Trevon Yeldon will be hovering around 3-7 wins for half of his career, and that makes me a bit sad. Here’s hoping it’s not true. Just run the damn ball, Cardinals. A lot. 32. New York Giants Wow, was I disappointed with Khairi Bryant in the preseason. Not sure I should have been, but we heard barely a peep. Gifted with the easiest selection in modern history, the GMen must be looking forward to next couple of seasons of Bryant wrecking the quarterbacks of the NFCE. Which he will need to do for this team to have any sort of success long-term. Because right now, they are squarely in line for the #1 pick. This offense will again be historically bad, so they better hope Bryant can do some Waterboy shit and score some touchdowns. If that was the plan all along—take Bryant now, and Marcus Black next draft—I’m very impressed.
  14. 13 points
    ChicagoTed1

    ChicagoTed1

    1. Please list your email address and/or your reddit username at which you can be contacted. Teenracer6 on Reddit. 2. Before continuing, please thoroughly read the coaching course and feel free to ask questions. Confirm that you have read the coaching course by writing "Confirmed" below. Confirmed 3. What team do you want to coach? Wake Forest Demon Deacons 4. Please select two backup teams (in descending order of preference) in case your first choice is unavailable. UNLV Rebels Wyoming Cowboys 5. In three or more sentences, tell us a little about yourself. How old are you, what do you do, where are you from, why would you be a good fit here, etc. Lets see... I know you all know who I am but for the new kids on the block, im ChicagoTed1 (aka Bitch Pudding in some circles). Coached the Oklahoma Sooners from the opening of the site until halfway through the previous season. Won the 2015 (?) national championship. I'll be just as active as ever but I dont know how often i'll actually be around the shoutbox. Looking forward to rebuilding one of the teams listed. 6. This site can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Weekly duties can be completed in 30 minutes or less, however interacting with your fellow players throughout the week makes it more enjoyable for most people. Approximately, how much free time do you have during a typical week? 2 full weekend days, 2 hours before work, 6 1/2 hours after work. 7. Losing games is an inevitable reality on this site, especially when accepting newer teams. Do you believe you can handle losing? Disappointment is expected, however we have had issues with people freaking out, and even leaving the site because of losing. I'm willing to go to Wyoming. That should answer that. 8. How did you find out about this site? If recommended by a friend, please post his/her username. r/cfb way back when.
  15. 13 points
    VerifiedThing

    [2022] Week 2 Coaches Poll

    Rank FCS teams you cowards
  16. 13 points
    constapatedape

    [2022] Week #1 - SNF

    Worse than the Colts! Worse than the Colts!
  17. 13 points
    npklemm

    [2022] Around the NFLHC: Episode 0

    Shout out to @TheSam for making the official logo.
  18. 12 points
    FCS Week 1 Review Week 1 has been and gone and the 4 teams that spent last week at home watching the games on TV finally got their chance to take the field. Week 0 had some good matchups and gave us our first look at what these teams are capable of and week 1 offered much of the same as we continue to learn more about the teams in this conference. 5 of the 12 teams were on a bye week with 6 others playing their games against one another and the final team played the FCS’s first official out of conference game against an FBS opponent. Saturday, October 20th, 2018 Morning Youngstown State (0-0) at Temple (0-0) It was kick off week for both these teams who spent the first week of college football on a bye. Youngstown State had an extra week of preparation to face off against their only out of conference opponent for the season. They travelled without a Head Coach to Philadelphia, PA to take on the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field. The 2021 FCS national champions did not have a day to remember against a talented Temple Owls team that treated this game like a preseason warm up. Neither side of the football managed to generate much, with the offense turning the ball over 3 times and only converting 1 out of 9 third downs, while the defense gave up 55 points and forced 0 turnovers. This game was never going to be easy for the defending national champions but they would’ve hoped for a better outing against a strong opponent to help kickstart their season with the hopes of returning to this year’s FCS final to defend their title. The biggest positive was perhaps that they penguins got out of Philadelphia without any injuries and can turn their attentions to facing more evenly matched opponents for the rest of the year. Youngstown State Penguins 7 – 55 Temple Owls Full Game Stats: Afternoon Delaware (0-0) at Northern Iowa (0-0) These two teams commenced their seasons this week with the Delaware Blue Hens being led by offseason acquisition Head Coach @Osukid2811 into Black Hawk County to face the Northern Iowa Panthers in the UNI-Dome. Northern Iowa come into the season off a mediocre 6 win 2021 and were still searching for a head coach at the time. This game featured two potent rushing attacks that picked up most of its yardage on the ground. Senior Panther Speed back Raekwon Thomas ran well outside the tackles carrying the rock 29 times for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns but tied at 20-20 with just moments left in the third quarter a costly fumble caused by Delaware Defensive end Frank Dunlap swung momentum in the Blue Hens favour. Running back Kaden Gilmore averaged 5.5 yards per carry and 2 touchdowns with last one coming off a 35 yard run to take the sting out of the game and seal the W for Delaware. Delaware Blue Hens 34 - 23 Northern Iowa Panthers Full Game Stats: Montana (0-1) at New Hampshire (0-1) This matchup featured two teams coming into this game off the back of a week 0 loss. New Hampshire recently employed Head Coach @coachlaw06 who had little time to prepare but was said to have gotten straight to work, holding lengthy practices every day right up until gameday to try and make up for lost time. Montana’s game was only a 3 point defeat to a much improved Harvard team so Grizzlies coach @aacolyte_girl had plenty to build on from last week and had to be feeling optimistic. Through 3 quarters this game could have gone either way with the score heading into the final 15 tied at 17-17. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, New Hampshire Quarterback Jack Mayberry came alive and broke off a 39 yard rushing touchdown from an option keeper and put the final nail in the coffin with a passing touchdown to Curt Hall. Mayberry finished the day with 264 all purpose yards and 2 touchdowns. For Montana, this was their second defeat in as many games but the Grizzlies have to remain positive. While they are not quite getting the job done on offense, the defense is playing well and they have been competitive in both their previous games. If this offense can start picking up consistent yardage then the wins should start coming in. Montana Grizzlies 17 - 31 New Hampshire Wildcats Full Game Stats: James Madison (1-0) at North Dakota (0-0) JMU took their first road trip of the season, heading to North Dakota to face Head Coach @dandidoo and the Fighting Hawks. Coming off a convincing win against New Hampshire last week, the Dukes made an interesting choice to bench starting Quarterback James Franklin for incoming transfer Cooper Fleming. Meanwhile, North Dakota’s loaded roster had been itching to get on the field after a week 0 bye and finally got to start their 2022 campaign in which they enter with a lot of hype surrounding them. From very early on in the game North Dakota established their dominance on offense with Minnesota Golden Gopher transfer Robbie Koehler leading the charge. Koehler who earnt FCS Week 1: Player of the Week honours; threw for 452 yards, completing 40/56 passes for a 71.4% completion percentage. 6 of those passes found the endzone, picking apart JMU’s secondary. Not much was seen from the ground game with the Fighting Hawks attempting a mere 3 rushes gaining 7 yards. The Dukes offense quietly had a good day through the air and on the ground putting up 31 points of their own but ultimately the defense could not keep them in the game. James Madison Dukes 31 – 45 North Dakota Fighting Hawks Full Game Stats: BYE: Eastern Washington (0-1), Harvard (1-0), Illinois State (1-0), North Dakota State (1-0), South Dakota State (0-1). Weekly Star Performers *This section has been taken over by @Osukid2811 and will be its own weekly article from now on.* Please see: Conference Standings Season Statistics Offensive Leaders Yardage - Passing 1. Robbie Koehler (North Dakota) – 452 yards 2. Jack Mayberry (New Hampshire) – 395 yards 3. Gabriel Gage (Montana) – 330 yards - Rushing 1. Willie Peters (James Madison) RB – 234 yards 2. Frankie Boone (Illinois State) RB – 189 yards 3. Cameron Whaley (Harvard) RB – 159 yards - Receiving 1. Dominick Hebert (North Dakota) WR – 184 yards 2. Desmond Mercer (James Madison) WR – 174 yards 3. Terrell Davis (James Madison) WR – 128 yards Touchdowns - Passing 1. Robbie Koehler (North Dakota) – 6 TDs *T2. Samuel Conner (Eastern Washington) – 3 TDs *T2. Zack McAllister (North Dakota State) – 3 TDs *1 more quarterback with 3 touchdowns. - Rushing 1. Willie Peters (James Madison) RB – 3 TDs T2. Ivan Baldwin (North Dakota State) RB – 2 TDs T2. Jack Mayberry (New Hampshire) QB – 2 TDs *4 more players with 2 touchdowns. - Receiving *T1. Dominick Hebert (North Dakota) WR – 2 TDs *T1. Timothy White (Eastern Washington) WR – 2 TDs *T1. Desmond Mercer (James Madison) WR – 2 TDs *2 more wide receivers have 1 touchdown each. Offensive Line Average 1. North Dakota – 4.9 2. South Dakota State – 3.8 3. North Dakota State – 3.6 Defensive Leaders Tackles 1. Felipe Wallace (Illinois State) OLB – 9 tackles T2. Eddie Mills Jr (Delaware) ILB – 8 tackles T2. Steven Tuttle (Montana) ILB – 8 tackles Sacks 1. Marvin Lambert (James Madison) DE – 3 sacks 2. Frank Dunlap (Delaware) DE – 2 sacks 3. David Miller (Montana) DE – 1.5 sacks Interceptions *T1. Sidney Brown (James Madison) FS – 1 INT *T1. Robert Hayes (James Madison) OLB – 1 INT *T1. Trent Franklin-Cummings (New Hampshire) CB – 1 INT *7 more defensive players have 1 interception each. Team Statistics Total Offense 1. James Madison – 818 yards 2. New Hampshire – 622 yards 3. Montana – 498 yards Total Defense 1. Harvard – 241 yards 2. Illinois State – 270 yards 3. South Dakota State – 306 yards Turnover Difference T1. Delaware - +1 T1. North Dakota - +1 T2. Eastern Washington, Harvard, Illinois State, James Madison, New Hampshire, North Dakota State, South Dakota State - 0
  19. 12 points
    npklemm

    [2022] Around the NFLHC: Episode 1

    Timestamp: TNF - 0:00 1PM - 8:25 4 PM - 48:55 SNF - 1:22:47 MNF - 1:29:35 Inury - 1:34:35
  20. 12 points
    Franz Kafka

    [2022] Franz's Facts: Week 1

    Welcome to Franz's Facts! Your weekly home for tidbits, nuggets, statistical leaders, and the like Week 1 STAT LEADERS Passing yards Aaron Devereaux, NO - 417 Norris Brooksheer, PIT - 380 Nick Hall, LV - 375 Rushing yards J.B. Blacknall, DEN - 125 Mike Latta, CAR - 115 Sean Bell, CLE - 102 Receiving yards Brian Gary, LV - 138 Sean Jenkins, NO - 137 Adrian Jankowski, CIN - 125 Tackles Thomas Barry, TB - 10 Daleroy Smart, SF - 8 Shah Vereen, LV - 7 C.J. Thomas, CLE - 7 Daniel Watkins, LAR - 7 Sacks Shah Vereen, LV - 2.0 Brandon Thomas, SF - 2.0 Earl Jackson, DET - 2.0 Kendrick Droughns, CAR - 2.0 Jonathan Bridges, NYJ - 2.0 Early Davis, ATL - 2.0 Anthony Ortiz, BUF - 2.0 Ray McBride, CLE - 2.0 Tyrone Jones, BAL - 2.0 Carlos Washington, PIT - 1.5 Preston Bryant, JAX - 1.5 Matthew Davis, BAL - 1.5 Michael Bruce, LAR - 1.5 (many with 1.0 sacks) Interceptions Zero multi-INT games this week Player Ratings TOP OFFENSIVE QB Aaron Devereaux, NO - 9.64 QB Brian Brown, MIA - 9.64 QB Nick Hall, LV - 9.50 TOP DEFENSIVE DE Carlos Washington, PIT - 9.72 DT Earl Jackson, DET - 9.71 OLB Tyrone Jones, BAL - 9.64 BOTTOM OFFENSIVE WR Tyler White, SEA - 3.18 WR Marcus Ratterman, MIA - 3.32 RB Evan Grant, MIN - 3.68 BOTTOM DEFENSIVE SS Dwayne Tatum, TB - 1.95 CB Andrew Boyd, KC - 2.85 OLB Nathaniel Jeffries, WAS - 3.02 Week 1 FACTS The warmest temperature this week was in Arizona Glendale, AZ - 97 F at The lowest OL rating this week was 7.84 Teams with a higher OL rating than their opponents were only 9-7 this week There were only six "severe" injuries this week TE Matt Stone - Severe Calf Pull OT Lyle Matthews - Severe Ankle Fracture OG Todd Hevesy - Severe Achilles Rupture WR Tyrus Wilson - Severe Hamstring Tendonitis RB Davey Jones - Severe ACL Rupture ILB Ernie Crawford - Severe Toe Bruise Two teams scored 10+ points in the fourth quarter 17 11 Only four teams converted more than 50% of their 3rd Downs 7/12 6/12 5/10 5/10 And a few were not as successful... 1/11 2/12 2/12 2/11 The three highest low-player ratings... Justin Nielsen, K 5.75 Kiuga Kamu, OT 5.25 John Hinton, C 5.09 The three lowest high-player ratings... Taylor Heiden, QB 6.57 Mohamed Charles, WR 6.74 Sam Hiller-Weeden, WR 6.94 Four teams had an OL rating of 8.5+ 8.74 8.64 8.55 8.53 Teams who outscored their opponents in the first quarter were 8-3 (27-30) (28-31) (17-28)
  21. 12 points
    Week 0 is now in the books, and while many teams in the FCS have yet to play a game, let's take a look at our (hopefully weekly) FCS Power Rankings! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rank 1 James Madison Dukes (1-0) Previous Rank: N/A Quarterback James Franklin is surrounded by a set of incredible offensive weapons that put up 41 points against last year's national championship runner up. Defensively, they were also able to get it done with 2 forced turnovers despite allowing 21 points in the fourth quarter. Rank 2 North Dakota State Bison (1-0) Previous Rank: N/A Like the Dukes, the Bison got it done through the air and on the ground in hostile territory. It took a strong fourth quarter offensive push despite a poor defensive showing, to beat Eastern Washington, but they came out victorious in the end. Rank 3 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (0-0) Previous Rank: N/A Idle this week, but this team has a terrifying offense. Redshirt Senior Robbie Koehler and Austin Bright will lead the Fighting Hawks in a deep playoff run. Rank 4 Eastern Washington Eagles (0-1) Previous Rank: N/A The season did not start as they had hoped, but the Eastern Washington Eagles still look good. Redshirt junior quarterback Samuel Conner is the real deal and receivers Percy Brown and Nicholas Murphy will make sure of that. Defensively, there are some holes, and North Dakota State showed us that this weekend. Rank 5 Harvard Crimson (1-0) Previous Rank: N/A This is a very young team with lots of talented players bursting at the seam to show their true colors. A hard-fought victory over Montana earns them 4th. Rank 6 Illinois State Redbirds (1-0) Previous Rank: N/A Despite the win, the Redbirds will be looking to improve things after their first game, A very talented run game showed itself off this weekend as redshirt sophomore Frankie Boone and his 122 yard, 1 TD performance explained to us why he thinks he can take Illinois State to back-to-back playoff berths. Rank 7 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (0-1) Previous Rank: N/A Despite having one of the most talented rosters in the FCS, the Jackrabbits failed to impress last week as they fell 13-17 to a rusty Illinois State team. South Dakota State failed to find the endzone until Darnerien Hassan ran one in in the fourth quarter. Rank 8 Delaware Blue Hens (0-0) Previous Rank: N/A A very fast team, the Blue Hens have speed on the offense. It remains to be seen if running back Kaden Gilmore and talented tight end Daniel Padgett will have what it takes to elevate this Delaware team behind a very talented offensive line. Rank 9 Montana Grizzlies (0-1) Previous Rank: N/A A tough loss in Cambridge this past weekend, but the signs are there that this Grizzlies team can make quite the impact this season. Perhaps most desperately, the Grizzlies need to work on its late-game stamina as they were outscored 3-14 in the final period of play. Rank 10 New Hampshire Wildcats (0-1) Previous Rank: N/A They were 9-3 last season, but this season started off with a loss that looked closer than it actually was. This Wildcats team looks nothing like the one we saw last year in the championship game. Still, there are some positives, here. The upperclassmen will have to do what they can to hopefully emulate last week's 4th quarter throughout the season. Rank 11 Northern Iowa Panthers (0-0) Previous Rank: N/A The Jim Skinner is going to have his hands full creating holes for extremely talented running back Raekwon Thomas to run through. Defensively, linebacker James Butler will have to be all over the field if the Panthers want to make it to the playoffs this year. Rank 12 Youngstown State Penguins (0-0) Previous Rank: N/A There is a long of very young talent on the roster. Redshirt freshman Brad McCaffrey and true freshman Charles Wright are going to be stars one day, but for now, keep the hat and scarf on, Pete, it's going to be a long season. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: First time doing this, so I'm sorry if your team is not ranked highly as you think they should be. OOC feedback and criticism welcome. Also, how do you size images?
  22. 11 points
    What a fantastic weekend of football we had in Week 1! There have been some spectacular statements and nervous questions produced after this week. Let's see how the power rankings have shaken up now that every team has had a chance to prove its case! But first, I have to give a shout out to @Suffocation. Without him and his fantastic "Around the FCS" articles, the power rankings would be that much harder to do! If you haven't seen the article, check it out below! Without further ado, lets get to it! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rank 1 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-0) Previous Rank: 3 The Fighting Hawks jump to the top of our power rankings this week. Redshirt senior quarterback Robbie Koehler shocked the FCS world this week throwing for a jaw-dropping 6 touchdowns on the way to a 45-31 offensive showcase against the Dukes. Senior Ronan Bentley only had 3 touches all afternoon and despite giving up 31 points, the defense did force two crucial turnovers. The run game remains untested and the defense gave up almost 400 yards of offense to the Dukes. Coming up: vs. Eastern Washington Rank 2 North Dakota State Bison (1-0) Previous Rank: 2 Bye Coming up: Bye Rank 3 Eastern Washington Eagles (0-1) Previous Rank: 4 Bye Coming up: Bye Rank 4 James Madison Dukes (1-1) Previous Rank: 1 The Dukes visited the North Dakota Fighting Hawks this weekend and looked gassed coming out the gate. If last week's JMU team was Dr. Jekyll, this week Mr Hyde showed up. Transfer Cooper Flemming and running back Willie Peters had good games, but the defense was gashed 6 touchdowns in a disappointing 45-31 loss. Coming up: Bye Rank 5 Harvard Crimson (1-0) Previous Rank: 5 Bye Coming up: vs Illinois State Rank 6 Illinois State Redbirds (1-0) Previous Rank: 6 Bye Coming up: at Harvard Rank 7 Delaware Blue Hens (1-0) Previous Rank: 8 The run game was the story as Delaware visited New Hampshire in their first game of the season. The tandem pair of Kaden Gilmore and quarterback Jeffrey Guzman showed why Delaware is noted as one of the fastest teams in the FCS. They combined for over 150 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns on the day in a 34-23 win. The defense was busy as well, registering 4 sacks. Coming up: vs South Dakota State Rank 8 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (0-1) Previous Rank: 7 Bye Coming up: at Delaware Rank 9 New Hampshire Wildcats (1-1) Previous Rank: 10 Despite the 31-17 win, the Wildcats still have only shown flashes of its 9-3 team last season. The offense had a clean, but inefficient game. Quarterback Jack Mayberry threw for just over a 50% completion rate while the offensive line allowed three sacks. The run game was the bright spot this week and the team hopes to continue this week's success. Coming up: Bye Rank 10 Northern Iowa Panthers (0-1) Previous Rank: 11 Just as predicted, Rawkwon Thomas was the star of the show in the matchup against Delaware. However, despite running for almost 200 yards and 2 touchdowns, the defense was simply just not good enough as the team fell 23-34 to the Blue Hens. The team will need to work to protect their QB to give him some more time moving forward. Rank 11 Montana Grizzlies (0-2) Previous Rank: 9 Again, the Grizzlies started strong keeping it a one field goal game at half time. But just like last week, they gave up multiple touchdowns in the fourth quarter in yet another disappointing loss, 17-31. The offensive line will need to improve to give Gabriel Gave time to throw and Christian Gray holes to run through. Coming up: Bye Rank 12 Youngstown State Penguins (0-1) Previous Rank: 12 The Penguins visited Temple on Saturday morning, and it was one to forget as they fell 55-7 to a strong Temple team. Youngstown State didn't score until the 3rd quarter and gained only 142 yards of offense on the day. Temple running back Julian Childs ran wild and had 209 yards and 3 touchdowns alone. A lot of questions for this young team moving forward. Hopefully the upcoming bye will give the team a chance to reflect and improve. Coming up: Bye
  23. 11 points
    Soluna

    [2022] Week 1 Coaches Poll

  24. 11 points
    Marshall Preview: Optimistic Despite Poor Preseason Prediction by Carl Benjamin, Junior Reporter With the 2022 CFBHC football season underway, fans around the country are awaiting the exciting debut of their favorite school's 2022 football team. Perhaps one of the most energized bases that is anxious to see their first game is the Marshall Thundering Herd fan nation. During the off-season, the Thundering Herd introduced a brand new Head Coach: Chem Trails from Lyons, Pennsylvania. With him, Coach Chem Trails brought on assistant head coach Owen Shroyer, Offensive Coordinator Alexander Jones, Defensive Coordinator Edward "Eddie" Bravo, and Special Teams Coordinator David Rubin. With this new blockbuster staff, the team has been working hard all summer to provide a well-oiled machine that can produce positive results for the school and the fans every game day. Pictured Above: Thundering Herd Head Coach Chem Trails speaking with the press at Monday's Press Conference. Despite this hard work, the Thundering Herd received a "low-blow" earlier this month when the C-USA commissioner released the preseason predictions for the conference. According to the predictions (which can be viewed at: http://cfbhc.com/index.php?/topic/23728-2022-bubadas-c-usa-projections/ ), the Thundering Herd will only manage to amass an overall record of 2-10 with a division record of a measly 1-7. This is a stark contrast from last season, where the Thundering Herd finished 6-7 overall and an impressive 5-3 standing in the division. When asked about the dismal preseason prediction, a fiery Coach Chem Trails responded with optimism and energy. "I want everybody to look at this ranking. We are expected to finish 12/14th in the conference and they haven't even seen a snap. They haven't seen how hard our boys have worked all summer long. This should serve as as motivation, encouragement to prove these so-called experts wrong. It's us against the world. We have something to prove and *expletive* we are going to go out and prove it!" After Coach Chem Trails spoke, a brief joint press conference was held with Assistant Coach Owen Shroyer and Offensive Coordinator Alexander Jones. When asked about the predictions, Coach Shroyer reacted calmly when giving his thoughts. "Well, we are the new kids on the block. I don't like to see such a low rating, nor do the players or the fans. It doesn't reflect the hard work we have been dishing out all summer long. I don't know who made the rankings and quite honestly, I don't care. We will prove the predictions wrong so that at the end of the season, we can look back at the predictions and say "Fake News"". Coach Jones had a more brief, but passionate response. "They don't know what we know. They haven't studied the data, looked at the reports, none of it. It's easy to put us down from an air-conditioned office and I promise you that we will expose them! We will prevail!" Pictured Above: Assistant Coach Owen Shroyer (Left) and Offensive Coordinator Alexander Jones (Right) speaking with the press at Monday's Press Conference. Around Huntington, the fans are still optimistic. "I don't care what the commissioner says. I see something special in these boys and he can't wait for them to prove him wrong!" proclaimed local resident Roger Stone. Other fans shared the same disapproval of the commissioner's rankings. "Well, he placed himself first, so I would say he is biased" said Huntington resident Matt Drudge. With the fans showing their disapproval of the rankings, there are still some fans who are skeptical of the new coaching staff and remain cautiously optimistic. "Well, we just need to see how they do during the first 2 games. I can't make my mind up on my own, I need to see the results first, and then I'll make my opinion of the team" said lifelong Herd fan Joseph Rogan. Despite the disappointing rankings, the community, the school, and the team remain confident and prepared for their season to kickoff. The Thundering Herd enjoy a BYE for week 1 before traveling to Buffalo during week 2. Their first home game will be on week 3 when they play Bowling Green. There will be a tailgate open to fans that will include all of the coaches behind the grill. Fans can enjoy the likes of Coach Jones' Alpha Angus burgers or Coach Chem Trails' homemade "Mooch Munch". During this time, fans will have a chance to meet the players of the 2022 team while supporting local businesses and charities. Stay tuned to the Herald-Dispatch for more updates and news regarding the Thundering Herd. Go Marshall!
  25. 10 points
    Soluna

    [2022] Week #2 - 1 PM

    He says, "Coach put me in." over and over until Smckenz puts him in. Sometimes it takes 55 minutes but Coach always breaks.
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