TazerMan

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  • Birthday 10/25/2001

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  1. John Garland: http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=John_Garland Percy L. Julian High (have a feeling this is the same as P.L. Julian High) http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=Percy_L._Julian_High_School
  2. AYY LMAO (still love you @darkage)
  3. Tim Timms, Record-Courier. Considering your upcoming schedule, how many wins do you think you can get? Also, what are your goals in recruiting this year, seeing as the Huskies are struggling this year on that front?
  4. Thanks! I will stay around a 3.5 average I think, but if my strategy pays off I will have a lot of 3.0 players for depth across the board, starting to plan for the return of injuries.
  5. Welcome back everybody to the MAC Recruiting Recap show! I am your host Tim Timms, and its good to be back again with some more recruiting news. 9 recruits signed to the MAC schools this week, only a single 4 star, the rest being 3 and 3.5. Akron and Eastern Michigan continue building large classes of solid players and depth for down the road. Kent State manages to keep a large and well rounded class, while , , and continue to struggle this year. As for the table, Kent State falls out of the top three for the first time this season, despite signing 3 more 3.5* players. Buffalo, despite signing no players since week 4 are maintaining a solid place. No team is likely to move into the top 3 until those schools sign some more recruits to lower their average. Despite what I said before, the Redhawks are doing well on the table, which may show some minor flaws in the system. Total Recruits Team 2.5-Star 3-Star 3.5-Star 4-Star 4.5-Star 5-Star Total Tot. Stars Avg. Stars 3 Ohio 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 13 4.33 2 Miami (OH) 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 4 5 Ball State 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 19 3.8 10 Kent State 0 0 6 3 1 0 10 37.5 3.75 4 Buffalo 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 15 3.75 7 Western Michigan 0 1 4 1 0 1 7 26 3.71 3 Northern Illinois 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 11 3.66 9 Central Michigan 0 3 3 2 1 0 9 32 3.56 13 Akron 1 4 6 1 1 0 13 44 3.38 13 Eastern Michigan 1 5 6 0 0 1 13 43.5 3.35 5 Bowling Green 0 4 0 1 0 0 5 16 3.2 0 Toledo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 On to the national rankings. Only two teams have gone up this week, and both are very small rises. The Golden Flashes maintain their strong class, which is currently the best in program history by about 50 spots. Ohio stays second, and CMU jumps Akron this week, as and WMU jumps EMU to take second place for Michigan schools. The lack of major jumps in likely due to the fact that only one recruit above a 3.5 star committed this week. Kent State (Class rank: 55) +1 Ohio (Class rank: 62) -4 Central Michigan (Class rank: 69) -4 Akron (Class rank: 72) -8 Western Michigan (Class rank: 73) +7 Eastern Michigan (Class rank: 80) -8 Ball State (Class rank: 92) -2 Buffalo (Class rank: 101) -3 Northern Illinois (Class rank: 104) -1 Miami (OH) (Class rank: 109) -1 Bowling Green (Class rank: 113) -1 Toledo (Class rank: 119) +0 Now the interview. I was able to talk to Coach Lrickar1 of Ball State after his loss to Army. Tim Timms: Its good to be able to talk to you coach, welcome to the show! Coach Lrickar1: Thanks for having me, looking forward to it. Tim Timms: You are building a pretty solid recruiting class this year after a strong one as well last year. What were your main focuses? When do you think this team can make a bowl? Coach Lrickar1: My main goal this year was to focus on some weak areas that the team has. Mainly, the linebackers. This has been one of our weakest positions since I have been coaching here. The aim was to target players that could easily start here at Ball State but that would not be a first choice for most of the larger programs in the area. Gregory Wilkins is a prime example. He could easily play for most CFBHC teams, but since he was not a "5 star recruit" the bigger teams didn't focus on him and I was able to get his commit pretty early. As for a bowl, we almost have the talent, it's just a matter of getting all the pieces to work together. Tim Timms: Ball State has had 2 1-11 seasons in a row, and are currently 1-6. What do you think will be your win total on the season, and what games do you expect to win? Coach Lrickar1: We have had some rough seasons recently. But the W-L doesn't tell the whole story. Last year, most of our games (save for our games against Top 25 teams) were lost by 7 points or less. This year has seen more games that weren't as close, but we are still going into each games expecting to win. I see us pulling out a few more W's. Tim Timms: Marquis Casey has really struggled this season, throwing 4 TDs to 7 Ints. How much of your performance do you believe is due to his poor performance? Do you have any plans on what you need to fix for the rest of the season? Coach Lrickar1: I agree that Marquis has struggled. He came out strong in his debut, but has not really performed to the level that I know he is capable of. We stuck with him for a long time trying little tweaks that we hoped would help, but nothing is seaming to work. His play is having a large, negative impact on the team, but you can't place the blame completely on his shoulders. However, we sat all of our QBs down this week and have decided to mix things up. So we'll see how this weeks changes play out. Hopefully we can spark our offense and get the ball moving again, and give our defense a much needed break. Tim Timms: What did you expect to happen against Army? Any feelings about it afterwards, did you learn anything more about your team? Coach Lrickar1: I expected a hard fought game in the trenches against Army, and that is what we prepared for. Unfortunately, their receiving corp out played our secondary and it showed. And with no air game of our own, they stacked the box and stopped our running game. Not much new learned, as these are the same issues that we have been having all year. Now to the recruits. Some new signings this week, and so we will bring in a couple of new ones onto the show. OT Isaac Decker, Run Blocking, 2.0/5.0 Top Teams: , ,+ Toledo takes the lead on Decker, and there is no way now that Nortwestern can get him. It has been a long time coming for Deathcpo, but he will have his man, and the Wildcats have just lost on a big roll of the dice, this didn't look like a good move for them, and it seems to have failed for them. WR Ajani Jennings, Target, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , Coach Jamzz has stayed aggressive on Jennings, and it might be paying off, as they hold their lead and as the season winds down, it looks more and more like he will be an Eagle in the coming years. They have already signed Kevin Guzman, a 3.5* Possesi on receiver out of Florida, and the two of them will pair up nicely in a few years time. QB Misu Curtis, Hybrid, 1.5/4.0 Top Teams: (signed) Western Michigan have a signal caller to take over as a redshirt sophomore when Sims graduates. Curtis will most likely be close to, or at his full potential by then, which will be a great help to future Bronco teams, and if DeSean Madison doesn't declare (which by my calculations is uhhhh, 1%?), he will have one of the best backs in the nation by his side, a truly deadly combo (which we hope never arises). CB Cooper Rainey, Man Coverage, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , Western Michigan takes the lead on another recruit, and if Jieret continues with his magical ways, this is shaping up yo be a top tier class in the MAC at the very least. As I have discussed before, Rainey would be a huge pickup for both teams, but Ohio is behind here, and this is becoming a tough one for them. OT Felix McCormick, Pass Blocking, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , Well, at least this week there is some consistency. McCormick keeps his top option the same, and the Redhawks hold a solid lead here. WIll the Golden Flashes drop out of this race, or will they push to secure a blindside tackle for new QB1 Cameron Hare? FS Donte Murphy-Neal, Zone Coverage, 1.5/4.0 Top Teams: (signed) Annndddd hes gone. Illinois looked to be in command here, and one solid push from them left the Cardinals at the altar. Illinois signs another free safety, and Ball State missed out on a very solid player here, even though it was unlikely that they would sign him. DE David Hunt, Contain, 1.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , No action on the Hunt-Front (patent pending), but some interest might come his way when the major battles finish up, and schools are looking to finish up with some depth players, or adding to lesser needs. CB Savion Willingham, Man Coverage, 2.5/3.5 Top Teams: , , + The Redhawks are looking for the second CB of this class in plug-n-play Willingham, who could play very early and often in his career. Ohio also targets another Corner, as they are losing out on Rainey. Unfortunately for them, and two other schools, caesari's efforts have helped to build a sizeable lead on the Wooster native. And that wraps it up. Thank you for tuning in to the week 9 MAC Recruiting Recap Show, and ... wait a minute, I have just received word that I will lose my job if I don't use this. And remember, if it's not MAC, it's wack! I'll be seeing you all next week! Thank you to @lrickar1 for the interview.
  6. Do we continue to update this?
  7. He broke 3 (Passing td's, YPA and Passer rating. All were his own) and was 2 yards off breaking passing yards. This is the best quarterback performance in Kent State history @paperllamasunited
  8. I'll do my best man, did not expect that one. I think Garland may have broken a record today
  9. Utah State on the up @ZackTyzwyz, almost beat Hawaii and now 3-4, maybe go bowling?
  10. One member and an honourable mention is about as good as I could expect. Richard Roberts has 10 tackles and 2 picks, so not too far off another mention in the secondary (despite being one of the worst passing defenses in the conference...)
  11. Another non-American, welcome to the club!
  12. Welcome to the MAC Recruiting Recap show! I am your host Tim Timms, and I am excited to look at the mid-season state of recruiting. 10 recruits signed to MAC schools this week, and there were a couple of big ones. Coach beeznik added to his quality over quantity class with a 4.5 receiver and a 3.5 guard, while the Broncos got a 5 star backer from Florida. Central Michigan took away from Michigan, securing Bradley Lloyd, one of our spotlighted recruits. All others signed this week were of 3.5 star quality or below, and 5 went to Akron and EMU, who continue to build large, deep classes this season. Despite signing two recruits and ruining their perfect 5 star average, stays on top, and still sticking behind them are and . WMU jumped up after their one big signing, and CMU fell a few spots as well. Total Recruits Team 2.5-Star 3-Star 3.5-Star 4-Star 4.5-Star 5-Star Total Tot. Stars Avg. Stars 3 Ohio 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 13 4.33 2 Miami (OH) 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 4 7 Kent State 0 0 3 3 1 0 7 27 3.86 5 Western Michigan 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 19 3.8 5 Ball State 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 19 3.8 4 Buffalo 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 15 3.75 7 Central Michigan 0 1 3 2 1 0 7 26 3.71 3 Northern Illinois 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 11 3.66 13 Akron 1 4 6 1 1 0 13 44 3.38 12 Eastern Michigan 1 4 6 0 0 1 12 40.5 3.37 5 Bowling Green 0 4 0 1 0 0 5 16 3.2 0 Toledo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 To the national class rankings. Kent State maintains top spot, just narrowly however, as Ohio jumped up massively after signing Jordan Barnes, the big instate receiver. Western Michigan got their man, after targeting Christian Reese from Florida from the beginning, Jieret has locked him up, signing the OLB this week, which shot them up the rankings. However, most teams fell a few spots, some didn't secure any more signings, and those that did get lower tier players. And Toledo remains without a recruit for the fifth week in a row. Kent State (Class rank: 56) -4 Ohio (Class rank: 58) +32 Akron (Class rank: 64) -5 Central Michigan (Class rank: 65) +2 Eastern Michigan (Class rank: 72) -10 Western Michigan (Class rank: 80) +32 Ball State (Class rank: 90) -14 Buffalo (Class rank: 98) -6 Northern Illinois (Class rank: 103) -6 Miami (OH) (Class rank: 108) -4 Bowling Green (Class rank: 112) -2 Toledo (Class rank: 119) +0 On to the interview for the week. I was able to talk to johnkirk of the 1-5 Central Michigan Chippewas after his first career win about his experiences in his first season as a collegiate head coach. Tim Timms: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me coach! Coach jonhkirk: Thanks for having me here. Tim Timms: Let's start off with last week's game. Any thoughts on the performance of your players? Also, what do you think helped Matt Rowland have such a strong game? Coach johnkirk: Last week was a welcome change of pace for the season. There was a lot of unease in the locker room about going winless on the season, but I think the hype of a rivalry game really put them over the top, helped them stay focused. My hope is that the win will give them confidence for the second half of the season. While bowling might not be on the agenda this year, there is still a chance for a strong core of young players to learn and progress. Matt was given a tall order on the year. We've had a lot of young guys come up to starting positions this year and implementing a new system is difficult for anyone. I think we will know more after the bye, but it looks like Matt is really starting to gel in this offense and find his footing. Early in the year, a few picks and his confidence was gone. But even after a pick last game, he rebounded with a great performance. We hope to see more from him. Tim Timms: What has been your biggest surprise this year, and what has been your biggest struggle? Coach johnkirk: To wrap both into one response, it is just how long of a process it will take to get us to our full potential. As I mentioned before there is a lot of youth in this team and a healthy crop of highly regarding recruits waiting in the redshirt wings. We have to ease into a system and its unfortunately taken longer than anticipated. If we can round out the year on a few high notes, it will be a good step forward. Tim Timms: Have you achieved what you set out to do in recruiting? How do you expect recruiting to go in the second half of the season? Coach johnkirk: I'm glad you asked this week, following the commitment of Bradley Lloyd. (I might have audibly cheered when I saw he committed) To get a fantastic player at a position of major need while fending off other instate attention is a huge boon. For my first season getting into the college recruiting game, I'm pleased with the results so far but there is certainly room for improvement. For the second half, once we, well we hope, get ground on some of our last few marquee recruits, we will be looking to round out with some solid depth. I'm also considering saving some ammo to take to the JUCO market as well. Tim Timms: What would you give as an estimated win total for this year? Any thoughts on how that might change next year as the team is led by Byron Suggs and a new wave of freshmen come in? Coach johnkirk: There are two games left on the schedule I feel we have a good chance in, but I'd like to see us get to four wins on the year. The fourth win would require a pretty hefty upset but I think these guys have the fire and spark to get it done. Tough to predict for next year. Byron has been coming along well in practice and as a team member, but we will fully review our team come next season and make a decision then. However should our youth progress ideally, I could very well see us at 6 wins. Onto what is becoming a, what I will call, "fun" section for me. The recruiting battles in which I have no idea what is going to happen next. I think I need Jieret's prediction skills for these ones. WR Jordan Barnes, Target, 1.5/4.5 Top Teams: (Signed) They got him! After fighting a back and forth battle with the Buckeyes, beeznik has a receiver of the future, and a good one at that. I don't know if he will redshirt or not, but he will certainly be a big target for current redshirt Austin Lowe for at least a few seasons. OT Isaac Decker, Run Blocking, 2.0/5.0 Top Teams: , Toledo has just kept plodding along with Northwestern, not worried about putting too much on too early, as they want to get more than one recruit this season. They are playing the long game here, so this might stick around in this section until season's end. OLB Bradley Lloyd, Coverage, 1.0/4/0 Top Teams: (Signed) Coach Johnkirk has put the moves on Michigan, pulling away a very solid player from them. Lloyd will almost certainly redshirt, and will be a multi-year starter for the Chips, locking down backs and tight ends. WR Ajani Jennings, Target, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , EMU holds on, and Jennings might follow Lloyd's lead and commit to a MAC Michigan school, rather than a Big Ten Michigan team. This isn't over, but as the season progresses, Jamzz will most likely have a target for Giovanni Shaw and when he graduates, one of the myriad of 3.5 star freshmen the Eagles have. (One redshirting and two already redshirted). QB Misu Curtis, Hybrid, 1.5/4.0 Top Teams: , Now that NIU is coachless, and it looks like they will remain so, Curtis will be redshirting behind Chase Sims next season, and when he takes over he will have a very strong team around him, with a scarier DeSean Madison (I don't want to see that) as his backfield partner. CB Cooper Rainey, Man Coverage, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , This remains locked up, despite both teams efforts at signing the best man-coverage corner prospect in Illinois. This will be a very tight battle to the end, and this might be the closest thing to a tie we get. OT Felix McCormick, Pass Blocking, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , Now the "screw Tim" recruit of the week, McCormick had only one school on his board last week, and after a pair of visits organised by caesari, he has now written REDHAWKS in big letters over Kent State. Will the Golden Flashes look to build their lead back up, or will it be left for another year? FS Donte Murphy-Neal, Zone Coverage, 1.5/4.0 Top Teams: , , + Ball State are matching pace with the instate giants for Murphy-Neal. The question is, are the Fighting Illini content with 3.5 star Free Safety Jaden Hobson that they have already signed this cycle, or are they looking for more? Ball state is just looking to add talent wherever they can, and a solid free safety is a good place to start. DE David Hunt, Contain, 1.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , The pecking order stays the same, and I don't think there was much recruiting targeted at Hunt this week. He will be a solid starter for any team, but not something to get too excited about, so most teams will be looking to add higher rated players or address key needs before filling out depth. And on that note, that's all we have time for this week. I've been Tim Timms and this has been the week 8 MAC recruiting recap show! Good luck to the MAC teams out on the field this week. Thank you to @johnkirk for the interview.
  13. GG @Jieret, knew this was coming. Kinda annoyed with two short field goals, but it wouldn't have mattered in the end. Happy to have kept you to 3-13, and Garland only had 1 pick as well (also need interception on WMU defensive stats please thanks).
  14. @ZackTyzwyz holy shit that was close, you got something going here!
  15. That's how I did it before, just making sure of it.