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About robcarlson77

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    Central Michigan Chippewas

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  1. Week 2: vs. Oregon State - confirmed with @bingo415 Week 3: at Michigan State @SlinkyJr Week 8: vs. Appalachian State - confirmed with @rabidsnowman Week 9: at Minnesota @lucas95
  2. I was surprised that BSU kept Neu as the coach. Losing both Neal and Gilbert isn't going to make things much easier, though I don't know if they've brought in any transfers to offset those losses.
  3. I'm assuming most here don't follow, or care, about MAC football, but my bias opinion is that the conference plays some good football. CMU went 1-11 last year barely sneaking out a win over an FCS team. I can't even put into words how truly awful that team was on offense. We were 128 of 130 in scoring offense averaging only 14.8 PPG. 129 of 130 in total offense per game. We scored double digits in the first half only 4 times and we're held to 3 points or fewer in the first half in 7 of 12 games. Our QB's threw 10 TD's and 18 INT's and our leading rusher had 402 yards on the season. It. Was. Bad. On the bright side, the coach was fired and we somehow managed to hire Jim McElwain. I know he got run out of Florida and he has his issues, but for a school like CMU to be able to hire someone with recent success like McElwain, was pretty surprising and has many of us optimistic. He has already brought in 3 new QB's, including a grad transfer and JUCO, and I just pray one of them is at least average. We did not have a D-1 QB on the roster last season. We have several transfers that had to sit out last season that will hopefully be able to make an impact. I think McElwain wants to prove he can still coach and be successful. Ideally, he's able to turn CMU around quickly and will likely land a higher profile gig somewhere like Brian Kelly and Butch Jones did before him. We're so desperate to get back to winning that our fan base will be able to live with him leaving, as long as that means he was successful. Overall, I'm hoping to get to six wins and get back to beating Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan. We haven't beaten Toledo since I was a student there 10 years ago so it would be nice to get a win over them, but they've been ta the top of the MAC for many years now.
  4. Offense + 2, Defense +2, Clock Mgt -1, Discipline -1 Offense: 14+2=16 Defense: 12+2=14 Special Teams: 9-0=9 Clock Mgmt: 10-1=9 Discipline: 9-1=8 Youth Mgmt: 12+0=12 Coaching Feat: Local Connections Edit: Not sure if you want this here, but moved from NW to CMU this off-season. Career info will be NW 2020-22, CMU 2023-Present
  5. Thanks for the input! I would be getting the hockey game instead of baseball, but I know they're created similarly. I'm a big hockey fan, understand the contracts and strategies, unlike baseball. I may send you a message to chat a bit more before I make a purchase. Don't want to derail this thread.
  6. What are your thoughts on OOTP? I've been looking at getting Franchise Hockey Manager 5, which they also develop, but it would be my first time playing a strictly sim game. That's pretty much all I do in EA NHL and 2K, so I know I would enjoy it, just hesitant to pay $40 for it. They have a historic mode where you can start with any year in league history and that's really pulling me in.
  7. I don't have Golf Club 2019 because I still play the original Golf Club. These games are really enjoyable. I wish they didn't change to a yearly release because I loved how active the community was.
  8. Well considering the offense was carried entirely by the arm of the graduating E.J. McGuire, it's hard to disagree with this. Apologies to @MasonAsherfor not having a better QB waiting in the wings.
  9. Hopefully this makes sense, but for this tier, is the JuCo added to your roster for the immediate season or prior to the next season? For example, since I got to this win tier in the 2022 season, will a new JuCo join my roster prior to the 2023 season or at the conclusion of the 2023 season and be able to play in 2024?
  10. Thanks! I just used what CMU had used in the past and edited the player info using a photoshop program. It’s hard to say. I’m not really invested in these guys like I was with my NW class but not getting Wardwell to NW bummed me out. I’m most excited about the JuCos coming in.
  11. New CMU head coach robcarlson77 spent the first few days of his tenure speaking with the Chippewas most recent signees. Here is a look at the players that will be joining the new head coach in Mt. Pleasant this Fall. Overall, this classes ranking was boosted because of two JuCo signings. The incoming freshman class has a few good pieces, but recruiting will need to improve if CMU wants to beat rival WMU. Leonardo Hurley - OT - 3.5 of 4.5 Offensive Tackle, Leonardo Hurley, is the prize possession of this incoming class. The Henry Ford Community College transfer will have two years of eligibility for the Chippewas and figures to slot into one of the starting tackle positions from day one. Hurley will be a welcome sight for star QB Byron Suggs. Though the new coach was not involved in his recruitment, robcarlson77 was ecstatic he maintained his commitment to CMU. "Leonardo is a great player and student. He's been able to develop his skills at the JuCo level and add some size to his frame. We're excited that he decided to be a Chippewa and we look forward to the two years of eligibility he has remaining." Dante Joiner - DE - 2.5 of 4.0 Another addition from the JuCo ranks is Defensive End, Dante Joiner. Joiner joins the Chippewas after one season at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin. The talented end will have three years of eligibility remaining and will likely be an immediate starter. "Dante isn't a JJ Watt type of rusher, but he can get to the QB and have a large impact on the oppositions offense. The previous staff did a great job scouting Dante and we're excited to welcome him to the Chippewa family. We know he'll get after it once he gets on campus and be a key member of our defense." Tugboat Barber - DT - 2.0 of 4.0 The Chippewas highest rated incoming freshman is in-state talent, Tugboat Barber. Hailing from Flushing High School, Barber has the potential to see the field as a freshman. Ideally he would have time to get acclimated to the college game, but at 6'7 and 282 lbs., it may be difficult to keep him on the sidelines. "Tugboat is a great kid with tremendous size for someone who is just 18 years old. I have enjoyed speaking with him and his passion for playing at CMU and being close to home. He's a very talented player and we're glad he'll be suiting up for us and not against us." We will break the remaining signees into a couple of different groups: Future contributors, limited action and depth signings. Future Contributors FS Amral Overton 6-1 215 Fr Berrien Springs (Berrien Springs MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] DE Isaiah Bustos 6-5 249 Fr Cheboygan Area (Cheboygan MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] ATH Quincy Williams 6-7 249 Fr Van Buren (Van Buren OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] OLB Shawn Valencia 6-0 221 Fr North Florida Christian ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] C Cameron Hobson 6-1 254 Fr Berrien Springs (Berrien Springs MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] SS Patrick Brice 6-2 185 Fr Blissfield (Blissfield MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] This group of players all figure to see some playing time during their careers, but will likely need some type to develop their skills. Several players, including Center, Cameron Hobson, could see playing time sooner than later. Limited Action FS Asher Patterson 5-10 195 Fr Tuscaloosa County (Northport AL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] OLB Nikolas Akers 5-11 236 Fr Rising Star (Rising Star TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] TE Eric Snodgrass 6-3 235 Fr Morgan Park (Chicago IL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blocking] OT Noah Earl 6-6 302 Fr American (Hialeah FL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] OG Anthony Painter 6-1 274 Fr Donaldsonville (Donaldsonville LA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] WR Jonathan Briscoe 6-4 171 Fr Waterford Mott (Waterford MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] ILB Santiago Cerda 6-3 247 Fr Hudson Area (Hudson MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Mike] This group of signees features a couple of nice players who could contribute immediately in a pinch. That said, they don't figure to be significant contributors, but hopefully can hold their own when forced into action. Depth Signings C Adam Nance 6-2 283 Fr Laney (Wilmington NC) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] DE Jeffrey Little 6-4 263 Fr Shorecrest (Seattle WA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Blitz] TE Will Henning 6-1 236 Fr Rich South (Richton Park IL) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blocking] K Joseph Kruger 5-11 178 Fr Glen Lake (Maple City MI) 1.5 of 2.5 [Accuracy] This group of recruits is unlikely to see much, if any, playing time outside of the scout team. If the coach is forced to play this group, it may be a sign that he is failing on the recruiting trail.
  12. I'm unoriginal and used my name. I was bestowed the nickname NASCARlson in high school (it stuck) because I'm a fan of racing and I use that as a username occasionally, but didn't think it fit in a college football sim. In hindsight, Coach NASCARlson would've been pretty great.
  13. There were three recruits signed from the same high school in Chicago and a total of five from Chicago so they're all kind of stacked on top of each other.
  14. Thank you all for coming today for what is a great day in Chippewa football. I am thrilled to announce that robcarlson77 has been named as the new head football coach here at Central Michigan University! Welcome home coach! Thank you Athletic Director Alford and let me get this press conference started the right way. Fire Up Chips! I appreciate everyone coming out to welcome me as the new head coach at CMU. I really can’t put into words how happy I am to be able to return home and coach at my alma mater, it’s truly a blessing. CMU is a special place and has a great history of success on the football field. I have experienced it firsthand and I hope that I can help continue the success we have become accustomed to. Coach johnkirk did a terrific job in leading this team to nine wins and a bowl victory this past season and we certainly want to improve on those accomplishments. I know there are some great players in place that will hopefully help ease this transition. The 2022 season may have just recently ended, but we’re ready to get to work on 2023! When Athletic Director Alford contacted me about the opening, coaching at CMU wasn’t really something that was on my mind and I told him I wasn't interested. We had started to build some momentum at Northwestern and I was committed to that program. But as the days went on, I kept thinking about this offer and the opportunity to return to Mt. Pleasant. There’s not many coaches who get the opportunity to coach at their alma mater and when I started to dig deeper into the possibility of coaching at CMU, it was clear that I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. I’m beyond excited to meet the current players and to speak with our signees and to learn about why they chose CMU and how we can best use their talents. There will no doubt be an adjustment period for all of us, but it’s time to get CMU back to the top of the conference. That school on the west side of Michigan has enjoyed far too much success and it’s time for someone to challenge them for the conference crown and to bring home the victory cannon trophy. I think we have a team in place that can challenge for the MAC and we look forward to showing that! I hope to see everyone out at Kelly/Shorts stadium next season. It’s your support and cheering that will help us achieve our goals! Thank you all for coming out and I will be happy to answer any questions. Fire Up Chips!
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