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McLean With It

Rice QB Eric McLean, taken by the Giants, becomes the 10th #1 overall pick, and is the first from a non-P5 school.

Rocket Men!

Toledo players were the final two picks of the draft, giving them Mr. Irrelevant (SS Isiah Poole) and allowing them to become the school with the most total players taken in the 2023 draft.

Trades. Trades Everywhere

10 of the top 12 picks in the draft were traded, the most notable of which involved the Colts moving up to #3 from #18 where they eventually took Georgia CB/FS Dominique Dawkins.

3rd Round Kicker? I Barely Know Her!

South Dakota State K Harrison Hacker (#69 to the Cardinals) and Cincinnati K TJ Bendbrook (#77 to the Houston Texans) both went in the 3rd round, extending the NFLHC trend of highly selected kickers.


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    Orlando, FL - Today the UCF Golden Knights introduced their next head coach, alexfall862, amid a crowd of tens of fans at the Live Oak Event Center this evening. alexfall862, who is fresh off leading a moribund Wyoming program to it's first bowl bid in program history, had this to say: "I'll really miss the kids in Cheyenne Casper Jackson Cody I mean Laramie. The last year has been a wild ride, and I'm ready to bring that same energy to the AAC conference, @TheTodd15, and the UCF Golden Knights. I wish @bellwoodbomb611 and the MWC all the best, and would be more than happy to mentor the next Wyoming victim head coach. At Wyoming, I promised 2 wins within 5 years. I got triple that goal in just one year. At UCF, I see us being capable of bowling most seasons - so conference championships should be in our sights. We'll run a system similar to what we ran in Wyoming, with a human quarterback and 5 eligible receivers. If we have the bodies, we'll also take a stab at fielding an entire offensive line. I'll now take questions from the press in attendance."
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    Earlier today, Utah State University hired it's newest coach, TuscanSota. Formerly retired after a three-year stint at his Alma Mater, Baylor University, the head coach expressed interested in help building the program. The Utah State Aggies went 5-7 this season. The season took a turn for the worse when their former coach, ZackTyzwyz, left to rally the Oklahoma State Cowboys to a phenomenal season. "Thank you, thank you. I'm happy to be here in Logan, Utah with all of you today. Can I just say first... DAMN y'all have some beautiful mountains. I mean it. Coming from Texas, I've never seen such a gorgeous place than right here. I could go on about the beautiful mountain ranges here. Really. However, I know that's not the main topic for today... I recently decided that I could take on the duties of being a Head Coach as I continue to maintain my private life. Those who might know me understand that I've set certain goals in pursuit of improving my well-being - both professionally and personally. I've consulted with friends and family about what I should do, and where I should go. Now that I am here, I hope to continue these pursuits and help build a foundation for our players and bring great value to our university. Thank you for having me here with all of you today." "I am open to taking any questions from the press."
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    Voted upon by the coaches of the MAC. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DeSean Madison, RB, Western Michigan . 281 carries for 1729 yards, 25 TD, 2/1 F/L, 6.15 YPC, 133.00 RYPG DeSean Madison showed why defensive coordinators dreaded seeing the Broncos come to town. His 1729 yards (plus his Frisco Bowl yardage) is the second-highest in conference history behind fellow Bronco Emmanuel Fields' 1935 yards in 2017. Madison has an outside shot at replacing Fields as the all-time leading WMU rusher this year in their bowl game against the SMU Mustangs, but he'll definitely do it next year if not. He's also on pace to break every MAC rushing record there is if he doesn't declare early. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Antonio Jackson, SS, Bowling Green . 6 INT, 8 PD, 49 Tackles, 1 TFL The Falcons started the season 0-2 and were basically left for dead. Then Antonio Jackson took the team and dragged them kicking and screaming to not only a winning record but their first ever bowl appearance. The redshirt junior was ridiculous in how much work he did for Bowling Green: Jackson was 3rd in the conference in tackles, tied for 2nd in interceptions, and 1st in passes defensed. Simply an incredible season, and as long as he's patrolling the field for BGSU you can't count ever the Falcons out. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Simon Hand, K, Eastern Michigan . 31/31 XP, 23/24 FG (95.83%), Long 50 Nearly a perfect individual season for the senior placekicker, whose only miss came from 47 yards out in tough conditions. A great kicking game is never to be underestimated, and Hand played a huge part in getting the Eagles from 0-5 to 7-5. Here's hoping you get to kick on Sundays, Simon! OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER (Freshman/JuCo) OF THE YEAR: Byron Suggs, QB, Central Michigan . 254 of 418 (60.77%) for 3061 yards, 24/7 TD/INT ratio, 1/1 F/L. 58 carries for 367 yards, 3 TDs. The preseason hype that surrounded Byron Suggs certainly looks justified. Suggs basically was the entire CMU offense, as he was involved in over 84 percent of all Chippewa yards from scrimmage. With a young offense growing around him, the only ones who aren't excited about watching him play the next few years are opposing MAC coaches. DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Devin Frazier, ILB, Akron . 3 INT, 5 PD, 70 tackles, 6 TFL Akron ranked second in the MAC in defensive yardage, and the JuCo from nearby Kirtland is a huge reason why. Frazier made a stout Zips front seven even deadlier and his patch of field is seemingly where footballs go to die. COACH OF THE YEAR: Jieret, Western Michigan No playoffs in the Broncos' postseason plans this time, but guiding WMU to a 10-2 regular season record and back-to-back conference titles narrowly gives him the edge over other worthy nominees like @tsweezy, @Kirby, and @johnkirk. --- All-Conference Teams, as selected by the MAC Writers' Association (* denotes unanimous) First Team QB: *Blair Holcomb, (Sr), Buffalo: 252 of 366 for 3317 yards, 30/5 TD/INT, 3/3 F/L, 276.42 YPG RB: Gabe Ciamo, (Jr), Toledo: 263 carries for 1522 yards, 21 TD, 3/2 F/L, 5.79 YPC, 126.83 RYPG RB: DeSean Madison, (So), W. Michigan: 281 carries for 1729 yards, 25 TD, 2/1 F/L, 6.15 YPC, 133.00 RYPG FB: Jacob Holt, (Jr), Toledo: 5 carries for 9 yards, 4 TDs WR: *Justin Evans, (Jr), Toledo: 65 receptions for 1028 yards, 7 TD, 1 drop, 1/0 F/L WR: Kenneth Harrison, (Sr), Miami(OH): 53 receptions for 833 yards, 10 TD, 4 drops TE: *Casey Swann, (Jr), Miami(OH): 74 receptions for 1043 yards, 13 TD, 1 drop OT: Marc Allen, (Sr), W. Michigan: 5.68 team OL rating OT: Isaac Decker, Fr, Toledo: 5.88 team OL rating OG: Brett Spangler, (Jr), Toledo: 5.88 team OL rating OG: Alex Westbrook, (Jr), W. Michigan: 5.68 team OL rating C: Zack Gillespie, (Jr), Miami(OH): 5.47 team OL rating DE: Malachi McKnight, (Sr), Bowling Green: 13.0 sacks, 35 tackles, 2 TFL DE: Rory Bolin, Jr, C. Michigan: 11.0 sacks, 35 tackles, 4 TFL, 4 FF DT: Silas Booker, (Jr), W. Michigan: 12.5 sacks, 42 tackles, 7 TFL, 1 FF DT: Marlon Bailey, (Sr), Akron: 7.0 sacks, 25 tackles, 3 TFL ILB: Devin Frazier, Jr, Akron: 3 INT, 5 PD, 70 tackles, 6 TFL OLB: James Lockwood, Jr, Miami(OH): 34 tackles, 1 TFL, 5.0 sacks OLB: Frank Long, Fr, Ball State: 35 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 1 INT, 1 PD, 1 FF CB: Sebastian Simpson, Jr, C. Michigan: 6 INT, 2 PD, 10 tackles CB: Samuel Echols, (Jr), N. Illinois: 5 INT, 4 PD, 8 tackles FS: Eddie McGill, (So), Ball State: 1 INT, 2 PD, 18 tackles SS: *Antonio Jackson, (Jr), Bowling Green: 6 INT, 8 PD, 49 Tackles, 1 TFL K: Simon Hand, (Sr), E. Michigan: 31/31 XP, 23/24 FG (95.83%), Long 50 P: *Eric Caudill, (So), Toledo: 42.89 yard punting average Returner: SS Ibrahima Griggs, So, E. Michigan: 331 punt return yards, 2 PR TDs Second Team QB: Eddie Connelly, Sr, Bowling Green: 218 of 326 (66.87%) for 2643 yards, 21/9 TD/INT, 1/1 F/L, 220.25 YPG. 64 carries for 477 yards, 6 TDs. RB: Nathaniel Ruff, (Sr), Akron: 270 carries for 1428 yards, 18 TD, 1/0 F/L, 5.29 YPC, 109.85 RYPG. 2 receptions for 18 yards. FB: Harrison Mullin, Sr, Kent State: 31 carries for 80 yards. WR: Jared Dockery, Sr, Akron: 54 receptions for 865 yards, 10 TD WR: Aaden Jack, (Jr), W. Michigan: 52 receptions for 876 yards, 8 TD, 1 drop TE: Aaron Thibodeaux, Jr, Ohio: 59 receptions for 875 yards, 8 TD OT: Damien Arroyo, Sr, Ohio: 5.34 team OL rating OT: Andre Grey, (Jr), Miami(OH): 5.47 team OL rating OG: John Aldridge, Sr, Toledo: 5.88 team OL rating OG: Derrick Briggs, (Jr), Bowling Green: 4.30 team OL rating C: D.J. Wilkinson, Jr, Buffalo: 4.72 team OL rating DE: Chase Woodson, Sr, Ohio: 10.5 sacks, 33 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 FF DE: Theo Ogle, (Sr), Buffalo: 10.0 sacks, 21 tackles, 6 TFL DT: De'Shawn Beckwith, Jr, Toledo: 5.5 sacks, 40 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 FF ILB: Kenneth Newsome, Jr, Kent State: 59 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 PD ILB: Ryan Carr, So, Toledo: 4.0 sacks, 40 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 FF OLB: Kamari Slade, (Jr), Buffalo: 40 tackles, 3 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR OLB: Brayden Winters, (Sr), E. Michigan: 41 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1 PD, 1 FF CB: Shawn Tillman, Jr, Ohio: 4 INT, 3 PD, 9 tackles, 1 TD CB: Emmanuel Faulk, (Sr), W. Michigan: 7 INT, 1 PD, 15 tackles FS: Nicholas Mingo, Jr, Miami(OH): 2 INT, 2 PD, 1 FF, 41 tackles SS: DeAndre Simms, (So), Ball State: 2 INT, 3 PD, 0.5 sacks, 27 Tackles K: Nathaniel Layne, (Sr), Bowling Green: 44/44 XP, 20/21 FG (95.24%), Long 45 P: Abraham Burroughs, (So), Akron: 40.59 yard punting average Returner: WR Mendy Schofield, Jr, C. Michigan: 292 punt return yards, 1 PR TD Congratulations to all the winners! If it's not MAC, it's wack!
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    UCF Introduces New Head Coach

    Step 1: Get 'croots. Step 2: ? Step 3: Profit!
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    My age is 53. I am a bricklayer. I am from the mountains. I just want to play football.
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    "Fantastic question!" "To say first and foremost, the football program here isn't like one you'd find in Texas. I come from a school--and a state--where it's completely normal to hand a toddler a football and make them run a hundred yards. How do you think Solomon McLaughlin got so talented? Gotta start em' young." "The culture is different here. Utah State, historically, isn't one of the most winning programs in the West. Considering the program's previous coaches who attempted to lead the program. Many were unsuccessful here - coaches weren't winning both on the field and in the locker room. Some to the point of not knowing how to manage a team. And because of this history, I think people look at a school such as Utah State and think "there's no way this program could go up." "I disagree. When I think about this team, I see Utah State as the perfect opportunity to move past that history and establish a different culture. A culture where players can speak proudly about their university experience. A culture where these football players aren't just winning - their leaving a mark and a legacy when they stop off the field here in Logan, Utah. That's not to say that they haven't seen success before, I know what Zack's done to the program. Utah State got the chance to taste victory - I'm going to give them the full course meal."
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    Steam Summer Sale 18 discussion thread

    Do the Stellaris expansions add a lot of fun stuff to the game? I was pretty disappointed with it when it first came out, but kinda want to try it again.
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    Thank you, Fever. Great question. It's evident that what Utah's managed to do this season is quite an accomplishment. Not only to win your conference, but to make the playoffs is no easy feat. I offer my congratulations to @owensr37 for doing just that. To answer your question, it's not going to be easy. Next season will be critical. In technical terms, the team is a bit bare-bone in a few areas, but it allows us to the room to be able to shape the team how we see fit in the long-term. We'll have to look around the state and the region for talent we need for our squad, but that is something I was already aware of going into the program. What I think is most important for the program right now is setting our standard and making a statement. I want it to be known in Utah and the region, what Utah State's capable of on and off the field. Our program isn't only going to focus on athletics, but make sure that our student-athletes are ready for the next stage in life- whether it be the NFL, the CFL, or the working world. When high school athletes see how well our players perform, I want them to have the impression that we're the school they'd like to attend. We're not the only school that's setting the standard. Utah's making quite an impression this year, and so is BYU. Outside of our state, you've got Air Force, Hawaii, Boise, and plenty of others making marks in the west. We're just going to have to do it better.
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    [2021] C-USA Awards

    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Eric McLean, JR QB, Rice 4,195 passing yards, 46 passing TDs, 9 INTs, 151.99 QB Rating CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Leonard Graves, SO DE, Southern Miss 37 tackles, 10 TFLs, 14.0 sacks Aaron Darling, FR OLB, Middle Tennessee 59 tackles, 2 TFL, 6 INTs, 5 PDs SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Afasa Ponifasio, FR WR, Southern Miss 503 PR yards, 299 KR yards, 2 PR TDs FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Deontray Clay, FR WR, Rice 102 rec, 1,422 rec yds, 12 TD J.B. Blacknall Award (Best new transfer/JUCO) Sebastian Porter, SR WR, UTSA 56 rec, 843 rec yds, 10 TD COACH OF THE YEAR Bubada, Rice All C-USA 1st Team Offense QB: Eric McLean, Rice RB: Lorenzo Deaton, UAB FB: Avery Middleton, CHAR WR: Deontray Clay, Rice WR: Darius Watkins, Rice TE: Charles Sherill, USM OT: A'Shawn McNair, Rice OT: Jose Clark, FIU OG: Mark Lattimore, USM OG: Raphael Brannon, Rice C: Shawn Cortez, MRSH All C-USA 1st Team Defense DE: Leonard Graves, USM DE: Curtis Dunn, LT DT: Ashton Roland, UAB OLB: Aaron Darling, MTSU OLB: Marcus Kaplan, Rice ILB: Kieron Brooks, CHAR CB: Carter Ragland, USM CB: Gerald Sykes, Rice FS: Hakeem Whitley, ODU SS: Kaden Jennings, CHAR All C-USA 1st Team Special Teams K: Jeffery Warren, UTSA P: Graham Chandler, UTSA RET: Afasa Ponifasio, USM All C-USA 2nd Team Offense QB: Alexander Cassidy, USM RB: James Fitzgerald, USM FB: Hunter Borden, Rice WR: Sebastian Porter, UTSA WR: Parker Tripp, WKU TE: Tristan Rucker, FAU OT: Russell Weaver, UAB OT: Bryan Schultz, ODU OG: Joe Perez, USM OG: Dante Vick-Schaeffer, Rice C: David Sutton, LT All C-USA 2nd Team Defense DE: David Tracy, FIU DE: Aden Dobbins, UNT DT: Bradley Watts, MRSH OLB: Darrelle Paige, FAU OLB: Eli Macdonald, MTSU ILB: Marvin Williams, UAB CB: Michael Bell, USM CB: Keith Kemp, MRSH FS: Janoris Callahan, WKU SS: Jeffrey Pearson, Rice All C-USA 2nd Team Special Teams K: Samuel Sheppard, LT P: Evan Shelton, Rice RET: Christopher Pace, UTEP
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    Art of War Common Sense Cossacks Mandate of Heaven Rights of Man first two up there are particularly vital I’ve got closing in on 1900 hours in eu4 so if you have other questions feel free
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    So I know there is a couple EU IV player floating around on the site. I bought the base game 6 months ago and am in love with it, thinking about picking up the DLC for it this sale. Any that really stands out or falls flat I should make sure to pickup or not?
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    Steam Keys

    It might be summer but Santa Ape is still here. Check the list and see if I have it before you buy on steam.
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    Going on an Alaskan cruise Friday, so internet access will be limited/non-existent from 22-29 June.
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    Glad to have you back Tuscan. With Utah being a fairly dominant team lately, making the playoffs even this year, how much of a challenge do you think it will be to get your Aggies performing on a level that won't be seen as the second fiddle team in Utah? And what do you believe your first steps will be in taking this program to the next level?
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    UCF Introduces New Head Coach

    How much of your payment is in trident layers? Congrats!
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    Reporter: "Marty Landers, KUTV in Salt Lake. Coach, it's got to be a bit of a culture shock coming to a program with just one winning record in six seasons. What do you like about your team going forward?"
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    The MWC - B12 pipeline flows both ways. Really happy to see you take over my boys!
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    [2021] C-USA Awards

    Congrats to @Bubada for getting CUSA coach of the year, and congrats to everyone else whose players got awards.
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    Steam Keys

    Remind me in the shout box tomorrow
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    On Thursday Night, the Ball State Cardinal Football Team finished its season with a victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies to secure the Bronze Stalk Trophy for the first time in school history. The Cardinals finished 5-7 and will not be playing in a Bowl Game. 5-7 is the 2nd Best Record in School History following the 7-4 Campaign in 2016. With the conclusion of the season comes the conclusion of the careers of several great players for the Program. Today, we honor those guys and their accomplishments. QB Marquis Causey Marquis started for two full seasons before being surpassed by Elias Carter this year. The Senior out of Spencerville, Ohio will graduate with a degree in Architecture. When he wasn't at practice, he was in the studio honing his skills for post-football life. Career Stats: Starts: 24* Completions: 323* Attempts: 583* Yards: 3,751* Touchdowns: 17 Completion %: 55.40 QB Rating: 110.49 Carries: 86 Yards: 332 Rushing Touchdowns: 5 YPC: 4.53 QB Elias Carter Elias started a few games in 2017 and then played behind Marquis Causey in 2018 & 2019. He got the starting nod and held on the job the entire season. After graduation, he will return to Belpre, Ohio and use his Social Works Degree to help his hometown. Career Stats: Starts: 20 Completions: 272 Attempts: 470 Yards: 3,300 Touchdowns: 21* Completion %: 57.87* QB Rating: 124.79* Carries: 79 Yards: 327 Rushing Touchdowns: 4 YPC: 3.95 RB Austin Laws Laws is the most accomplished running back in school history. Austin will enter the 2022 NFLHC Draft and is considered a Late Round Pick by most scouts. Career Stats: Carries: 898* Yards: 3,981* Touchdowns: 40* YPC: 4.43 Receptions: 9 Yards: 99 Receiving Touchdowns: 2 WR Jayson Zarate-Lima JZL out of Cannon Valley, Minnesota finished as a 3-Year Starter for our Cards. He graduates with a degree in Finance and intends to get a CFA and become a Financial Advisor. Career Stats: Receptions: 111 Yards: 1,388 Touchdowns: 6 YPC: 12.50 TE Siali McMullin Siali hails from DaLesalle, Minnesota and intends to return to his hometown following graduation. He will receive a degree in Business Administration. Career Stats: Receptions: 71 Yards: 886 Touchdowns: 6 YPC: 12.48 OT Aidan Hammer The Hammer has anchored the Left Side of our line for several seasons. Now he'll do that in the Pros as he will enter the NFLHC Draft. He hasn't missed a single game in his career. DT Isamaeli Afamasaga The first part of the Twin Towers, Afamasage will take his talents to the NFLHC and make a team very happy. Career Stats: Tackles: 75 Sacks: 12 FF: 1 FR: 1 TFL: 2 DT Rashaad Malcolm The second part of the Twin Towers. He will also go Pro and should go in the first 3 Rounds. Career Stats: Tackles: 52 Sacks: 10 FF: 1 FR: 1 ILB Darren Boykin Boykin has been a stout tackler in the middle of the Card's Defense for a few seasons now. He'll be sorely missed. He will graduate with a degree in Sports Marketing and intends to move to Indianapolis post graduation. Career Stats: Tackles: 132* Interceptions: 2 TFL: 2 PD: 1 CB Jalen Briscoe Brisc intends to return home to Van Buren, Ohio and find work with his degree in Accounting. Career Stats: Tackles: 8 Interceptions: 2 PD: 1 CB Emmanuel Cannon Cannon came to us from Rockville, Indiana. He does intend to move to Chicago and get a job in Advertising following his graduation. Career Stats: Tackles: 1 Interceptions: 1 K Victor Mackey The Mackster from Cleveland, Ohio found himself in the backup role this season following two seasons as the starter. He will graduate with a degree in Marketing. Career Stats: FG Made: 20* FG Attempt: 25* PAT Made: 48* Points: 108* P Ari Bright Ari started for us the past two season and continuously put the other team in tough field position. He calls Duluth, Minnesota home and will receive a degree in Construction Management. Career Stats: Punting Average: 37.9 Others: QB Ali Mize QB Maximilian Herrington OT Nico Blackburn OT Mason Duarte-Olvera C Joel Randle OT Evan Groves OT Jaiden Hinds DE Matthew Valentin DT Aaden Pittman DE Alexander Walls OLB Henry Hagan ILB Kieran Hanson-Monk CB Terrell Foster SS Gavin Proctor K Francesco Hoyt K Abraham Wood P Jasper Schroeder *Indicates School Record
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