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  1. This team has gone 3-33 the last 3 seasons, that's a lot of 3's, what are your expectations for this season? 3 wins?
  2. [2020] Bowl Games - Day #6

    ! Congrats on fantastic seasons @SodapopSeth and @beeznik!
  3. CFBHC v1.4c

    Are the totals rounded down if they are a decimal number? Mine for this season was 5.5
  4. [2020] Bowl Games - Day #5

    Yeah I'm surprised it worked too, keyed in on the run, and I had a bad feeling with the press conference. Gg tho, I'm gonna get you back in a few seasons dont you worry.
  5. Thanks! Also sorry about that, will fix that.
  6. Welcome back everyone to the MAC Network, I am your host Tim Timms, and we are here after signing day to present the final classes for all of the MAC teams for the 2020 season. How the table has turned. Buffalo moves up one to end the season on top, and Kent State moves up 2 to move behind them, and Miami (OH) keeps 3rd. Ball State moves up two where they are tied with Akron, who jumped from 10th in the previous week. Eastern Michigan also moves up considerably, while Western Michigan drops two spots and Ohio drops 7 spots after holding 1st for most of the season. Northern Illinois falls to the bottom, as they, Bowling Green and Toledo all have an average of 2.75 or less. The most surprising thing is Toledo with 23 (!!!) 2.5* potential recruits, enough to have a starting defense and offense +1. Total Recruits (all *) Team 2.5* 3* 3.5* 4* 4.5* 5* Total (2.5* +) Tot. Stars Avg. Stars 11 Buffalo 3 1 4 2 1 0 11 37 3.36 26 Kent State 5 7 8 3 2 0 25 84.5 3.25 14 Miami (OH) 2 4 1 4 0 1 12 45 3.21 15 Ball State 1 4 6 1 1 0 13 48 3.2 20 Akron 4 5 7 1 1 1 19 64 3.2 25 Eastern Michigan 6 8 6 2 1 1 24 79.5 3.18 22 Western Michigan 2 6 6 2 1 1 18 69.5 3.16 15 Ohio 1 5 3 1 1 1 12 46.5 3.1 21 Central Michigan 2 9 4 2 1 0 18 64.5 3.07 26 Bowling Green 10 13 0 1 0 0 24 71.5 2.75 29 Toledo 23 2 0 0 2 1 28 79 2.72 16 Northern Illinois 4 4 1 1 1 0 11 43.5 2.72 More big shakeups in the national rankings, as Kent State moves back up to the top to finish the season, followed closely by Western Michigan. Akron, Ohio, Toledo and Eastern Michigan are fairly close behind, all in the 70s, with the last three 1 behind another. Miami (OH), Central Michigan and Buffalo managed to bring in weaker classes, being ranked in the 90s, and Ball State, Northern Illinois and Bowling Green all rank in the bottom 18 classes in the nation. Kent State (Class rank: 56) +7 Western Michigan (Class rank: 57) -14 Akron (Class rank: 70) +12 Ohio (Class rank: 75) -13 Toledo (Class rank: 76) +28 Eastern Michigan (Class rank: 77) +9 Miami (OH) (Class rank: 92) +0 Central Michigan (Class rank: 93) -14 Buffalo (Class rank: 96) -2 Ball State (Class rank: 102) -9 Northern Illinois (Class rank: 108) -1 Bowling Green (Class rank: 117) -3 I was unable to sit down for an interview this week, but in the coming weeks there will be an analysis of each class with myself and Jieret. After JUCO signings, here is my analysis for each one that preferred a MAC school. ILB Devin Frazier, Jr, Mike, 4.5/5.0 Team: Probably the most surprising signing here, Akron managed to sign away an absolute stud inside linebacker from the national champion runners up and #13 Clemson, who managed to sign 2 other JUCOs. This is a massive upgrade for the Zips, giving them someone to try and lift the giant weight of Marlon Bailey's capable shoulders if he decides to return for one more go around. OT Kyler Frey, Jr, Run Blocking, 3.0/4.0 Team: Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Illinois swooped in and took Frey, who would have been an instant starter for Ball State. Instead he will be an instant starter at right tackle for the Fighting Illini, the exact same role he would have played in Muncie, except he will be playing at a higher level of competition. CB Ahmed Holman, (Jr), Man Coverage, 4.0/4.5 Team: Bowling Green might have had interest from the promising Holman, but very few recruits will pass up the National Champions, and he will start at CB1 for the Nittany Lions next season, only a dream for many prospects. RB Denzel Porter, Jr, Power, 3.5/4.0 Team: Buffalo picks up a solid, ready-play starter at tailback for the post-MAMADOU SMASH, pre-Alec Self era. Porter will keep up the bruising running style that Buffalo is known for, and keep the offense balanced with Blair Holcomb going into his final season. P Lane Adair, Jr, Power, 3.5/4.5 Team: Despite having interest in CMU, Adair commits to Wazzu to play out his final two years of college football. Adair would have been one of the top 3 punters in conference with Mohammed Saylor and Eric Caudill, but instead he heads to the PAC-12. FB E.J. Greer, Jr, Pass Blocking, 3.5/4.5 Team: Eastern Michigan picks up a strong lead blocker, who was extremely interested in them, for future starter Tyler Pearson, the #2 running back in this year's class. This looks to be the beginning of nightmares for MAC coaches in the years to come. ILB Mosi Gary, Jr, Will, 3.5/4.0 Team: Despite already having a very similar linebacker on roster, Gary was interested in the Eagles from the get go, and committed there. It could help EMU play a 3-4, but their defensive ends and outside linebackers are split at one blitz and one contain each, so it puts whoever follows in Jamzz's footsteps in an interesting and pleasing predicament. SS Steven Gordon, Jr, Man Coverage, 3.5/4.5 Team: Kent State loses its heart and soul in defense at the end of this year in Quinn Benson, who was one of the most clutch players in the MAC this season. And to replace him, they have another JUCO who may turn out to be even better. Kent State won this one uncontested, and looks to build a strong defense in the future. QB Emmett Mast, Jr, Hybrid, 3.0/4.0 Team: With all their QB trouble this year, the Huskies now have the opportunity to try a different type of signal caller, one who had family connections to NIU, to see if they can support an offense that is losing its two best players in Emory Johnson and Daniel Hutchins. This will be a complete shift in scheme and mentality for Northern Illinois, and it will be interesting to see how they adapt. OLB Ruben Cahill, Sr, Coverage, 4.5/4.5 Team: Another player that was interested in playing for coach Subsequent, the senior from Illinois instead goes to play for the Fighting Irish. He doesn't fit the scheme they are playing in 2020, but he is just too talented to pass up on. The Huskies have two young and talented linebackers, and Cahill would have made that an almost unbeatable unit patrolling the middle of the field. DE Ezekiel Williams Jr., Jr, Blitz, 4.0/4.5 Cincy Toledo Team: Toledo continues its record of signing JUCOs, and they pick up an instant impact pass rusher, who they managed to take from instate rivals Cincinnati. Toledo has one of the best rosters in the MAC, but they have a "weakness" at one end spot, and Williams Jr. would make the current MAC sack leader, redshirt sophomore Dwayne Briggs, look even better, as well as adding another danger to opposing QBs. #Toledo2021 is looking even better now. That was the final recruiting recap for the season, thank you for all your support this season, we will be back next week with an in-depth analysis with Jieret, and we will also be back next season! Thank you all for tuning in to the final MAC Recruiting Recap Show for 2020, and remember, if it's not MAC, it's wack!
  7. 2021 Recruiting Needs Your Help!

    updated with season record and recruiting rankings as of week 16
  8. kaleido

    We just added the Sunbelt, so all of those teams are available
  9. [2020] Week #16 - TNF

    Thank you! Has been an incredible season! 3 wins more than I thought, but this team has come up in the clutch. Going to miss a lot of these players. Ayyyyy Garland had a rushing TD as well Garland did it man, he took this team all the way. Next year will be rough, but after that with bowl points we are going to go up. @ZackTyzwyz WE DID IT! If we can get in to a bowl together, that'd be the dream. Congrats on a Cinderella season, and use those bowl points!
  10. [2020] Early Declarations

    Rip WMU's defense @Jieret
  11. Welcome back to the MAC Network, I am your host Tim Timms, and we are back with the installment before signing day here on the MAC Recruiting Recap Show, and JUCO recruiting results will begin coming out this week. A very exciting time in everyone's favourite conference. 13 recruits this week, only 3 3.5s, and all the rest 2.5s or 3.0s. Those final battles have become extremely tense as the smallest of margins could make a difference at this stage. Next week there could be a huge swing in recruiting rankings and class sizes. Also, JUCOs will help to add to the top end of many classes. This week is huge for all coaches in terms of final depth players that they manage to sign, and will be a great help for some schools. The main movement is in the middle of the table this week, as the top and bottom 4 stay the same. Northern Illinois drops 2 spots after signing their first recruit in weeks, and this allows WMU and Ball State to move up one spot each. For those interested, the average potential stars for the conference is approximately 3.35, compared to last year's 2.82. A massive improvement and a big step foward Total Recruits Team 2.5-Star 3-Star 3.5-Star 4-Star 4.5-Star 5-Star Total Tot. Stars Avg. Stars 7 Ohio 0 1 3 1 1 17 7 27 3.86 5 Buffalo 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 19 3.8 6 Miami (OH) 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 22.5 3.75 13 Kent State 0 1 8 3 1 0 13 47.5 3.65 16 Western Michigan 1 5 6 2 1 1 16 56 3.5 11 Ball State 0 4 5 1 1 0 11 38 3.45 5 Northern Illinois 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 17 3.4 16 Eastern Michigan 1 7 6 0 0 1 16 53.5 3.34 16 Central Michigan 0 6 4 2 1 0 16 53 3.31 17 Akron 3 5 7 1 1 0 17 55.5 3.26 20 Bowling Green 8 11 0 1 0 0 20 57 2.85 8 Toledo 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 22.5 2.81 The only team moving up this week is Kent State, while 4 teams keep their spot and the final 7 move down or two spots. Overall not a bad week, but we can expect some major movement next week with final signings and JUCOs. Western Michigan (Class rank: 43) -1 Ohio (Class rank: 62) +0 Kent State (Class rank: 63) +3 Central Michigan (Class rank: 79) +0 Akron (Class rank: 82) -2 Eastern Michigan (Class rank: 86) -2 Miami (OH) (Class rank: 92) -1 Ball State (Class rank: 93) -1 Buffalo (Class rank: 94) -1 Toledo (Class rank: 104) -1 Northern Illinois (Class rank: 107) +0 Bowling Green (Class rank: 114) +0 For this week's interview, I was able to speak with Coach darkage of the Akron Zips once again, talking about the season in review. Tim Timms: Thanks for coming onto the show again Coach! Coach darkage: My pleasure. Tim Timms: After the worst recruiting class in the MAC in 2019, did this year's class check the boxes? Coach darkage: Last year with me being a new coach and all to come in at week 4 when all the good recruits were basically decided was hard. This year I had the freedom to choose who I wanted to go after in week one and I also didn't stick to one stubborn player like i did last year. So yes, this year I feel I have gotten most of the player I want and still hoping I can get the JUCO player that's interested. Tim Timms: What has been your best win this season, and you most frustrating loss? Coach darkage: Our best win would have to be vs Buffalo because we had redeemed ourselves as a top MAC team after a loss to our rivals Kent state. Speaking of Kent State they were definitely our most frustrating loss this season because we were hoping to make it all the way to WMU undefeated and get ranked in the polls but seeing as they just knocked off Miami we don't feel as bad. Tim Timms: Are there any quiet achievers on your team that you would like to highlight? Coach darkage: Marlon Bailey... This kid in my opinion is the best DT in the nation and he doesn't get the attention deserved for it. He is Leading the MAC in tackles and sacks AS A DT. I could see him winning tons of awards this year and probably go pro. This guy is one of the best players I've ever coached also he has a great business attitude. Tim Timms: What is your goal for next season with the departure of TJ Zamora, Jaydon Boykin, Corey Brantley and Jacob Alves among others? Coach darkage: We still want that MAC title game more than anything and with dedication and hard work i believe we could pull it off but our team will be young next year so our main goal is a bowl game. No changes with the JUCO players this week, but next week there will be analysis for each player. ILB Devin Frazier 6-1 257 Jr Lakeland Community College (Kirtland OH) 4.5 of 5.0 Mike AKR CLE OT Kyler Frey 6-5 286 Jr Black Hawk College-Moline (Moline IL) 3.0 of 4.0 Run Blocking BST CB Ahmed Holman 5-11 189 (Jr) Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills MI) 4.0 of 4.5 Man Coverage BGSU RB Denzel Porter 5-9 210 Jr Fashion Institute of Technology (New York City NY) 3.5 of 4.0 Power UTAH BUF P Lane Adair 6-4 182 Jr Minnesota State CTC (Fergus Falls MN) 3.5 of 4.5 Power CMU FB E.J. Greer 6-1 249 Jr Little Big Horn College (Crow Agency MT) 3.5 of 4.5 Pass Blocking EMU EMU ILB Mosi Gary 6-3 236 Jr Wayne County Community College (Detroit MI) 3.5 of 4.0 Will EMU SS Steven Gordon 6-1 213 Jr CCBC-Essex (Essex MD) 3.5 of 4.5 Man Coverage KNT QB Emmett Mast 5-11 199 Jr North Iowa Area Community College (Mason City IA) 3.0 of 4.0 Hybrid ISU NIU OLB Ruben Cahill 6-3 220 Sr Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove IL) 4.5 of 4.5 Coverage NIU DE Ezekiel Williams Jr. 6-1 265 Jr Southwestern Community College (Creston IA) 4.0 of 4.5 Blitz CINCY TOL DE David Hunt, Contain, 1.0/3.5 Top Teams: (signed) Kent State gets their conference leading 8th 3.5 potential recruit, overtaking Akron. Toledo's late attempts to come in and take him away from the Golden Flashes were for naught, as just a few weeks later he commits to Coach TazerMan's squad. Riley Finch, Target, 2.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , The Buckeyes keep their lead, and it would take a miracle at this point for Finch to change his decision. Central Michigan are a small, out of state school, and Miami have already used most of their resources And that's it for this week, thanks for tuning in to another MAC Recruiting Recap Show. And remember, if it's not MAC, it's wack! Thanks to @darkage for taking the time for an interview this week.
  12. [2020] Week #15 - FNF

    HES BACK BITCHES, breaking more records. gg @caesari. Sorry my dude, need this bowl game. Quinn Benson finally back on the statsheet and Roberts with his 5th pick.
  13. looking solid. @Jieret do we know what the highest ranking for a MAC team is in history?
  14. Welcome back to the MAC Network, I am your host Tim Timms, and we are back with another MAC Recruiting Recap Show, and the big news this week is that the JUCO recruits have been released ad teams will begin bidding for their services next week! MAC teams signed 8 recruits this week, and all of them were 2.5 potential players. As recruiting winds down I expect we will see many more of these depth players beeing signed, and for some teams if they have a high enough floor they might start for a season while a higher potential player redshirts. Bowling Green brings in 5, Toledo 2 and WMU 1. Most of the attention this week was focused at the JUCOs, which we will get to later. Movement in the tabular standings this week as drops two spots, meaning and move up one each. and now have the same ave rage potential per recruit, now 0.45 below Akron. Total Recruits Team 2.5-Star 3-Star 3.5-Star 4-Star 4.5-Star 5-Star Total Tot. Stars Avg. Stars 6 Ohio 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 23.5 3.92 5 Buffalo 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 19 3.8 6 Miami (OH) 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 22.5 3.75 12 Kent State 0 1 7 3 1 0 12 44 3.67 4 Northern Illinois 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 14.5 3.63 13 Western Michigan 1 3 5 2 1 1 13 46.5 3.58 11 Ball State 0 4 5 1 1 0 11 38 3.45 13 Central Michigan 0 6 4 2 1 0 13 44.5 3.42 16 Eastern Michigan 1 7 6 0 0 1 16 53.5 3.34 17 Akron 3 5 7 1 1 0 17 55.5 3.26 16 Bowling Green 8 7 0 1 0 0 16 45 2.81 8 Toledo 7 0 0 0 0 1 8 22.5 2.81 Only downwards movement unfortunately in the nation rankings this week. No team drops more than 3 places, but all but 2 teams manage to slide. WMU still holds top spot comfortably, and Ohio and Kent State have 2 and 3 with some breathing room. Three teams are one after another in the 90's, and then the former powerhouse Toledo manages to stay ahead of two teams that have gone through their share of coaching struggles and changes. Western Michigan (Class rank: 42) -1 Ohio (Class rank: 62) +0 Kent State (Class rank: 66) -1 Central Michigan (Class rank: 79) -3 Akron (Class rank: 80) -3 Eastern Michigan (Class rank: 82) -1 Miami (OH) (Class rank: 91) -1 Ball State (Class rank: 92) -1 Buffalo (Class rank: 93) -1 Toledo (Class rank: 103) +0 Northern Illinois (Class rank: 107) +0 Bowling Green (Class rank: 112) -2 For my interview this week, I was able to speak with TazerMan of Kent State regarding his experiences in his first season as head coach, as well as his opinions on the season and recruiting for the Golden Flashes. Tim Timms: Great to have you on the show Coach! Coach TazerMan: Thanks for having me here. Tim Timms: What has been the biggest challenge for you this year, in any aspect of your job? Coach TazerMan: The biggest challenge has been coming into a program with a lack of consistency in past coaching. I doubt many people know, but we didn't have anyone redshirted in 2017, 2018 or 2019. Some guys are graduating a year earlier than they should, and its lead to some positions like receiver and corner that are going to be a big void come next year, and hopefully some young guys can step up. Tim Timms: Are you happy with your recruiting so far this season, and what is your outlook on JUCOs? Coach TazerMan: For the most part yes, but I have learnt a lot of lessons that I can hopefully apply next year. Taking the two guys out of Texas was big, and getting four high quality starters was great, as well as 7 guys that will start for us in the coming years, as well as a plug-n-play receiver. I am dissapointed in myself in my handling of Felix McCormick. I thought he was all ours and decided to visit another player that we ended up signing with no troubles, but we could have had a strong tackle to start with our new offensive pieces in 2021. Tim Timms: Which position group or player has been the most surprising or pleasing this year, and one that you want to step up for the last two games in your hunt for bowl eligibility? Coach TazerMan: Most surprising or pleasing? Probably Richard (Roberts). He has been a stud this year, 4 picks and really solid coverage against some really good wide outs, and no one expected anything of him. He really pushes himself and has made himself the best player possible. Someone I want to step up? I think he knows it, but Quinn really has to go out there and not only be an emotional and vocal leader, but he has to make some splash plays. His two best games this year he got MAC defensive player of the week, if he can have those kinds of games against Miami and Central Michigan, we've got a shot. Tim Timms: And to finish, what is your plan going into 2021 and beyond, any expectations regarding performance? Coach TazerMan: 2021 is going to be a tough one, last year's recruiting was not good, so we will have to make do, and we will lose a lot, our top 4 receivers and our starting secondary as well, so its going to be up to some gutsy and gritty performances to win games. After that, when John leaves we will lose our leader, but we have a lot of exciting and talented players coming in, so I am already excited to coach that team! And before we get to the recruiting battles, we have a preview of the JUCOs that have interest in MAC schools and my thoughts on the likelihood they commit to everyone's favourite conference. ILB Devin Frazier 6-1 257 Jr Lakeland Community College (Kirtland OH) 4.5 of 5.0 Mike AKR CLEM Potentially a huge upgrade here for Akron, but the Frazier's family connections to Clemson will not help at all, and it will be a hge win for Akron if they ca sign him. This one looks quite unlikely from the get-go, but we will see. OT Kyler Frey 6-5 286 Jr Black Hawk College-Moline (Moline IL) 3.0 of 4.0 Run Blocking BST A better outlook on this one, as Frey looks to be a solid player and an instant starter for the Cardinals, as he will take over from current right tackle Carter Shannon and provide upside for his senior season. He and left tackle Aiden Hammer will make a huge impact for incoming redshirt freshmen Damani Laws, who is a fan of running of tackle, and Frey might just become his new best friend CB Ahmed Holman 5-11 189 (Jr) Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills MI) 4.0 of 4.5 Man Coverage BGSU If Coach Popadom17 can sign Holman this class will be exponentially better. As more teams in the MAC develop a strong aerial attack, a shutdown corner will become invaluable, and here he is. With a year under his belt and improvements on offense, even despite the loss of star Brandon Thomas to the draft, the Falcons will still be able to give qbs nightmares RB Denzel Porter 5-9 210 Jr Fashion Institute of Technology (New York City NY) 3.5 of 4.0 Power UTAH BUF While Porter is not a necessity for Buffalo, as they have 4.5 potential Alec Self redshirting, he could come in and start for two years, and when he graduates Self would be project to be a 4.0/4.5 with two years to play, continuing the dominating power running that Buffalo is known for. P Lane Adair 6-4 182 Jr Minnesota State CTC (Fergus Falls MN) 3.5 of 4.5 Power CMU Another special teamer from the JUCO fields is looking to play at CMU, as the strong-legged Adair follows the lead of Trent Michaels. The Chipps currently have a 3.5/3.5 starting at punter, but Adair would come in straight away and be an upgrade if he wasn't redshirted. FB E.J. Greer 6-1 249 Jr Little Big Horn College (Crow Agency MT) 3.5 of 4.5 Pass Blocking EMU EMU EMU is almost guaranteed one JUCO recruit, and he is in a position of need! They are currently starting a 2.5 TE at fullback, and with the signing of the nation's #2 RB, they will need to have a road paver in front of him, and Greer fits the bill perfectly. ILB Mosi Gary 6-3 236 Jr Wayne County Community College (Detroit MI) 3.5 of 4.0 Will EMU On top of that, EMU is the sole interest of an instate inside backer who will come in almost identical to current backup Julien Rinehart, so it will be interesting to see how much Jamzz pursues him, as he is not a major need. SS Steven Gordon 6-1 213 Jr CCBC-Essex (Essex MD) 3.5 of 4.5 Man Coverage KNT A successor to the captain of the Flash defense, Gordon will enter with a higher ceiling and a similar style of play, as well as being a bigger and faster player. Kent State could do with another 4.5 on defense after signing Geno Mason this season, and Gordon would provide an instant play maker. QB Emmett Mast 5-11 199 Jr North Iowa Area Community College (Mason City IA) 3.0 of 4.0 Hybrid ISU NIU The Huskies have started a scrambler and a pocket QB this year, will they try the in between next year with Mast, who is also linked to Iowa State, who have had well documented Quarterback troubles of their own. He is quite undersized, but brings an interesting option to the table for Coach Subsequent to begin building his own team and scheme, starting with the signal caller. OLB Ruben Cahill 6-3 220 Sr Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove IL) 4.5 of 4.5 Coverage NIU Northern Illinois are also being heavily considered by Cahill, who will make the young and promising and Husky linebacker core become a fearsome one, as they will have a 4.5 potential junior, a 5.0 potential sophomore and a 4.5 senior, a truly terrifying sight for MAC teams. DE Ezekiel Williams Jr. 6-1 265 Jr Southwestern Community College (Creston IA) 4.0 of 4.5 Blitz CINCY TOL Toledo looks to use family connections to pull Williams away from Cincy, who are looking to retool with an impressive recruiting class this year. Toledo have a relative weakness at left end, and sophomore Dwayne Briggs has been tearing it up this year, with 6.5 sacks, good for 3rd in the MAC. Pairing these two would be even scarier for #Toledo 2021 Due to the lack of upper tier recruits, the recruiting battles will only follow those on the list, and JUCO recruits will be incorporated when they begin to be bidden on and signed. WR Ajani Jennings, Target, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: (signed) Alas, after being on here since the beginning Jennings will sign with the Spartans. Eastern Michigan got so close, but they had to go for the big punch, and they almost landed it. When MSU lost the race for Victor Austin, it spelled the end for Jamzz's hopes, and unfortunately for him he won't be an Eagle. DE David Hunt, Contain, 1.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , After Toledo moved up next to Kent State, they pulled away again, perhaps signalling a fall in Toledo's interest. However, they can't be counted out, as they will definitely be looking for more recruits with starting potential, and Hunt is one of the few left. Riley Finch, Target, 2.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , OSU keeps their lead, and it seems like Finch will be going to the Big Ten. Not much could have been done here, they had a lead from the start and they have kept it all the way. But, there is still time, and we have seen some big turnarounds this season, one in particular by the Redhawks that we have covered, so I'm not ruling anything out just yet. That's all for this week, thanks for tuning in to another instalment, and remember, if it's not MAC, it's wack!
  15. [2020] Week #13 - Saturday Evening

    Hey, CMU is actually not bad, they are well coached and almost upset WMU the other week.
  16. [2020] Week #13 - Saturday Evening

    ALL HAIL OUR BRONCO OVERLORDS!
  17. [2020] Week #13 - TNF

    Well Fuck. Not even a #QualityLoss. Also, Buffalo went nuts on NIU. 518 yards and 48 points, 38 in the first half.
  18. War Light

    Yea
  19. Welcome back to the MAC Network, I am your host Tim Timms, and we are back with another week of recruiting here on the MAC Recruiting Recap Show, and JUCO recruiting will begin this week, so there is excitement in the air! 14 recruits this week, with two 4.0 prospects, two 3.5 prospects, 4 3.0s and 6 2.5s. Most teams are looking to bring in depth at this stage, but some teams, as we will see when we look at our recruiting battles, are managing to bring in solid starting talent near the end of the campaign. Western Michigan keeps building a highly rated and diverse class, and Ohio adds to their top end. Toledo makes up for lost time by signing 4 2.5s this week just to make some semblance of a class for this year. The table is shaken up by Toledo again who go from number four to number 12, as their mass signings do them no good. Ohio keeps their high talent class, and Western Michigan and Kent State share the number 4 spot, having the same number of recruits and the same average potential. Bowling Green leaves the bottom only due to Toledo's massive fall, but I'm sure they will take it. Total Recruits Team 2.5-Star 3-Star 3.5-Star 4-Star 4.5-Star 5-Star Total Tot. Stars Avg. Stars 6 Ohio 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 23.5 3.92 5 Buffalo 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 19 3.8 6 Miami (OH) 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 22.5 3.75 12 Western Michigan 0 3 5 2 1 1 12 44 3.67 12 Kent State 0 1 7 3 1 0 12 44 3.67 4 Northern Illinois 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 14.5 3.63 11 Ball State 0 4 5 1 1 0 11 38 3.45 13 Central Michigan 0 6 4 2 1 0 13 44.5 3.42 16 Eastern Michigan 1 7 6 0 0 1 16 53.5 3.34 17 Akron 3 5 7 1 1 0 17 55.5 3.26 11 Bowling Green 3 7 0 1 0 0 11 32.5 2.95 6 Toledo 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 17.5 2.92 Western Michigan (Class rank: 41) +1 Ohio (Class rank: 62) +10 Kent State (Class rank: 65) -3 Central Michigan (Class rank: 76) +0 Akron (Class rank: 77) +0 Eastern Michigan (Class rank: 82) -1 Miami (OH) (Class rank: 90) +11 Ball State (Class rank: 91) +2 Buffalo (Class rank: 92) -2 Toledo (Class rank: 103) +0 Northern Illinois (Class rank: 107) -1 Bowling Green (Class rank: 112) +0 In the interview portion, I was able to speak with SodapopSeth, the only other remaining coach apart from deathcpo from the conference's innaugural season. We discussed Tim Timms: Great to have you here coach. Coach SodapopSeth: No worries. Tim Timms: Many were intrigued by your signing of Blair Holcomb in JUCO recruiting last year based on your identity at the time as a run first team. How do you think he has helped this team this year, and how he will help next year when Mamadou Wynn graduates at the end of this year? Coach SodapopSeth: Oh, he has been phenomenal at shifting the focus of the team away from Mamadou, allowing him to really shine in the offense. When Mamadou leaves, I can't wait to see how Blair does when we let him go wild with his own offense. It's kind of a balancing act now, but next year, woo, watch out. Tim Timms: Any thoughts on your recruiting class this year? Any reasons for the small number of recruits compared to some other teams like Akron, Eastern Michigan and Kent State? Coach SodapopSeth: We haven't had the best year, to be frank, but the guys we have pulled in slot nicely into our system. I was gunning for high skill guys, a boom or bust kind of mentality and it failed me and the team this year. Tim Timms: What has been the biggest surprise for you this year, for example a player's performance or a certain aspect of your team? Coach SodapopSeth: Our offensive line has held especially firm this year, and I am incredibly proud of our guys down in the trenches. Without them, we'd probably be stuck in the bottom of the conference right now. I'm really gonna miss them next year. Tim Timms: There was talk of Buffalo being in the contention for being ranked, receiving a few votes in the Coaches Poll. This week Buffalo has disappeared from the list, and the team that beat you last week, Akron, are now receiving votes. Do you take this as a positive or motivation moving forward? Coach SodapopSeth: That's what happens when you lose close games. I'm still seething a bit from our last loss but there's nothing that we can do but put our heads down, dig in, and power through. Now to the recruits. Some new signings this week, and so we will bring in a couple of new ones onto the show. WR Ajani Jennings, Target, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: , Despite all the positivity for the Eagles, Michigan State never fell out of the race, and now that they have resources free they used them on Jennings, getting neck and neck with EMU. This might spell the end of Jamzz's hopes of grabbing a big target for Shaw CB Cooper Rainey, Man Coverage, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: (signed) Ohio went from being behind for a while, to being even, and now being the lead dog in the race, getting Rainey's commitment this past week. An important position for both teams, but Ohio manages to take another Corner this class, hoping to strengthen a position group that is a weakness in almost all MAC teams. OT Felix McCormick, Pass Blocking, 1.0/4.0 Top Teams: (signed) Miami wins this one as Kent State drops out hoping to pursue other recruits in less-red pastures. Miami played this one very well, almost falling out and then the next week taking a commanding lead. The Redhawks are not well rated in the national rankings, but 4 4.0 potential players with two on the O-line and two in the back seven, this team will continue to be a presence in the MAC. DE David Hunt, Contain, 1.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , Not so boring anymore! Toledo jumps into a small lead over Kent State, who left this battle alone while focusing on McCormick. This could be another one that comes back to bite them for not locking it up earlier. The Irish are still nonexistent in this competition, but now the Rockets have pole position. This will be one to keep an eye on. Riley Finch, Target, 2.0/3.5 Top Teams: , , The Buckeyes jump to a comfortable lead as they push past the instate Redhawks and the out of state Chips. It seems the only way that Finch is coming to the MAC is if that Miami wants him, as the resources they were using on McCormick are now freed up. And that's it for this week, thanks for tuning in to another MAC Recruiting Recap Show. And remember, if it's not MAC, it's wack! Thank you to @SodapopSethfor the interview.
  20. [2020] MAC Recruiting Recap Show, Week 12

    yeah it is, it posted and I am in the process of editing. Sorry!
  21. I was hoping Roberts got some love, he's a tackle and a touchdown away from being on the same level as the guys on the Thorpe shortlist, and has 1 more int than 2 of them. Going to miss him next year when all my cbs are 2.5s...
  22. [2020] Week #12 - TNF

    Passes defended and fumbles hype!
  23. Brent

    Don't worry, it gets better.
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