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  1. Congratulations to @VerifiedThing and his Redbirds! This was a great season for the FCS, I believe we took a solid step forward in creating a real competitive conference and with everyone’s recruiting, it should only get better! I’m already excited for the next one. A not so fun fact: The Redbirds offense is basically all juniors so teams have got a lot of tape to grind in the offseason to try and figure out how to slow them down.
  2. 2024 Skill Spread Offense: 10 -> 11 (+1) Defense: 13 -> 12 (-1) Special Teams: 9 -> 8 (-1) Clock Mgmt: 9 -> 10 (+1) Discipline: 11 -> 12 (+1) Youth Mgmt: 10 -> 11 (+1) Breakdown: (Off/Def/ST/Clock/Disc./Youth) 2022 Adjustments: 0/+3/-1/-1/+1/0 Traits after 2022: 10/13/9/9/11/10 2023 Adjustments: +1/-1/-1/+1/+1/+1 Traits after 2023: 11/12/8/10/12/11 CFBHC Career: James Madison Dukes (2022-Present) NFLHC Career: Cleveland Browns Scout (2023), Cleveland Browns Head Coach (2024-Present) Achievements: None.
  3. Around the FCS: Playoffs - Semifinals Recap With the semifinals completed, we now have our 2023 FCS National Championship Finalists locked in and not to brag but I predicted this all the way back in week 8 (also featuringsome other not so great predictions)... Okay, okay, so literally everyone on the site saw this one coming and whilst there were numerous valiant attempts from the other FCS teams to give us all an upset/surprise in the playoffs, they all failed to deviate from the 2023 script which was basically cast in stone since the 2023 season started. Congratulations to both of the teams and their coaches and may the best team win. Playoff Picture Team Statistics
  4. FCS 2023 Awards The first 5 awards were a community vote whilst the rest were an FCS vote. Thanks a lot to everyone that responded to the polls, it is much appreciated and congratulations to all of the 2023 FCS award winners! Please note: *indicates unanimous decision and all stats are regular season only. Player of the Year Isaiah Best - Quarterback Passing: 253/383, 66.06%, 3059 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs, 150.88 QBR 67 carries, 523 yards, 10 TDs Offensive Player of the Year Isaiah Best - Quarterback 253/383, 66.06%, 3059 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs, 150.88 QBR 67 carries, 523 yards, 10 TDs Defensive Player of the Year Will King - Cornerback 22 tackles, 8 INTs, 5 PDs Freshman of the Year Samuel Jones - Running Back 278 carries, 1469 yards, 16 TDs, 2 fumbles lost, 5.28 YPC, 122.42 YPG Coach of the Year @VerifiedThing Record: 10-2, Big Sky Champion, #1 Playoff Seed Quarterback of the Year Isaiah Best Running Back of the Year* Barack Holmes Receiver of the Year* Dareion Stallworth Tight End of the Year Gabriel Sorensen Offensive Lineman of the Year John Torres Defensive Lineman of the Year* Leeshawn Barrett Linebacker of the Year Brandon Mullen Defensive Back of the Year Will King Kicker of the Year Nikolas Finn Punter of the Year* Brian Leon Return Specialist of the Year DeMarco Jackson Media of the Year ISU Opponent Watch @VerifiedThing Media Writer of the Year @VerifiedThing 1st All FCS Team QB: I. Best RB: B. Holmes FB: K. Howard WR: D. Stallworth WR: T. Bolden TE: G. Sorensen OT: J. Torres OG: R. Culp C: J. Smith OG: C. Shannon-Hicks OT: S. Avea DE: L. Barrett DT: V. Valentino DT: F. Bledsoe DE: T. Monroe OLB: J. Galloway ILB: B. Mullen ILB: D. Jacskon OLB: F. Wallace CB: W. King CB: A. Jones FS: J. Chappell SS: I. Tinsley K: N. Finn P: B. Leon Returner: D. Jackson 2nd All FCS Team QB: F. Luck RB: S. Jones FB: W. Hamilton WR: M. Chambers WR: N. Murphy TE: J. Ouellette OT: D. Goodrich OG: P. Brito C: E. Neff OG: N. Gunderson OT: D. Klein DE: S. Clemsons DT: V. Taylor DT: L. St. Oliver DE: C. Allen OLB: S. Castillo ILB: E. Mills Jr ILB: J. McCall OLB: C. Betts CB: T. Walford CB: D. Gay FS: T. Werner SS: A. Dixon K: E. Tilley P: K. Miles Returner: W. Goldstone 2022 FCS Award Winners
  5. oh really? I thought highest played lowest... alright, I will fix it this evening.
  6. Around the FCS: Playoffs - Quarterfinals Recap A pretty interesting Quarterfinals as we saw TWO lower seeded teams win, last year we only saw that happen once and it was in the semifinals. The results of last week set up some pretty interesting games. Can Booker T's Penguins take down the best team in the FCS? Who will claim the Dakota Marker this time? The collision course of an ISU NDSU final is still on schedule but there's a couple of teams that could have something to say about it. Playoff Picture Team Statistics
  7. 2023 FCS Awards Shortlist Welcome to the 2023 FCS awards shortlist, much like last year we wanted to include the entire CFBHC community in our voting for the four 'big' categories. Much like last year, I am aware that the FCS isn't the most closely followed thing on here (although I hope you are all starting to pay closer attention as we get more competitive) so I have compiled a shortlist with some stats and general information so hopefully you can make an informed decision. The rest of the awards are being voted for internally but please have your say on who has impressed you this season. I will be leaving the ballot open for the next 4-5 days so that the award winners can be announced before the deadline of January 20th. So lets crack straight into it! Link to poll - https://forms.gle/X9PTr4Douw4ggTkV8 Please note that the statistics have been taken from the regular season ONLY. Player of the Year This year will consist of all 10 players from the offensive and defensive player of the year shortlists and for the sake of not repeating myself, those shortlists will contain all the relevant information/stats. Offensive Player of the Year *Passing/Rushing stats required 100 attempts min. Barack Holmes (Delaware Blue Hens) – Running Back Stats: 255 carries, 1,531 yards, 16 TDs, 6.00 YPC, 127.58YPG (12 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 1st in yardage, YPG – tied 1st in TDs Summary: By this point, everyone has heard of Barack and if you haven’t, where have you been?! Everyone has seen him go off in a game this season and his stats say all that needs to be said. The most dominate running back in FCS football and I’m sure front sevens around the league will be glad that he graduates this year. Samuel Connor (Eastern Washington Eagles) – Quarterback Stats: 334/551, 60.62%, 3798 yards, 35 TDs, 12 INTS, 135.12 QBR (12 statsheets) National Rankings: 1st in touchdowns - 2nd in yardage Conference Rankings: 1st in yardage, touchdowns Summary: Many considered this a ‘down year’ for the 2022 FCS player of the year but it’s impossible to leave him out of this discussion when his stats are still good enough to lead the nation in both yardage and touchdowns. There are arguments that he stat padded versus lesser teams and his team record is nothing to write home about but I don’t see any reason to prevent Connor from a chance at defending his crown before he leaves college forever. Frankie Boone (Illinois State Redbirds) – Running Back Stats: 222 carries, 1197 yards, 16 TDs, 5.39 YPC,99.75 YPG (12 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: Tied 3rd in TDs Summary: This man may not be leading in any statistical categories but what he has done is lead his team to victory, 11 times in the regular season. Boone brings a great balance to a dangerous Redbird attack and whilst other backs in the FCS have more yards on the ground, Frankie has done exactly what is required of him at all times. He's had quite a few less carries and yet has still managed to find the endzone 16 times. Isaiah Best (South Dakota State Jackrabbits) – Quarterback Stats: Passing: 253/383, 66.06%, 3059 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs, 150.88 QBR Rushing: 67 carries, 523 yards, 10 TDs (12 statsheets) National Rankings: 2nd in rush yards for a quarterback - tied 2nd in TDs for a quarterback Conference Rankings: 1st in completion %, QBR, rush yards for a quarterback, rush TDs for a quarterback Summary: What a get this guy was. Isaiah Best used both his feet and his arm to get the best of the majority of South Dakota States opponents this season. His combined yardage on the ground and through the air is a whopping 3582 yards which is good for 2nd best in the conference. All these stats become even more impressive when you look at his supporting cast compared to some others on this list... Felix Luck (UC Davis Aggies) – Quarterback Stats: 316/516, 61.24%, 3579 yards, 30 TDs, 5 INTs, 136.75 QBR (12 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 2nd in yardage, TDs Summary: The Redshirt Transfer came in this season from FBS team TCU and absolutely ripped through opposing secondary’s for fun. Whilst his stats may not be leading the nation or FCS, his resume is very impressive boasting a 10-2 record, conference title and the number 2 seed in the FCS playoffs. He also handed the defending national champs - North Dakota State their only loss of the season. Defensive Player of the Year Will King (James Madison Dukes) – Cornerback Stats: 22 tackles, 8 INTs, 5 PDs (8 statsheets) National Rankings: Tied 1st in INTs Conference Rankings: 1st in INTs Summary: This year we saw great FBS quarterbacks transfer to the FCS and completely dominate teams through the air. Will King stepped up to this challenge and dared those same quarterbacks to throw his way. He leads not only the conference but the entire nation in interceptions and performed to a high standard all year. Carlos Betts (Northern Iowa) – Outside Linebacker Stats: 65 tackles, 7 TFLs, 3 sacks, 1 PD (11 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 1st in tackles Summary: Appearing on the statsheet in every game except one, Betts was a bright spot on a struggling Panthers team. He was absolutely everywhere bringing running backs, quarterbacks and receivers to the ground every time he was called upon. Brandon Mullen (Portland State Vikings) – Inside Linebacker Stats: 60 tackles, 9 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, 2PDs, 2 FFs (10 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 1st in FFs - 2nd in TFLs – 3rd in tackles Summary: A tackling machine, anywhere on the field. He was in the backfield an impressive amount considering his position racking up 9 TFLs, 5.5 sacks and forcing 2 fumbles. Portland State might not have had a good year but they will be excited about the Sophmore. Leeshawn Barrett (UC Davis Aggies) – Defensive End Stats: 31 tackles, 5 TFLs, 11 sacks (10 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 1st in sacks Summary: Primarily known for his ability to set the edge and force running backs inside, Leeshawn did alot more than that this season as he led the FCS in sacks and was an absolute nightmare for Quarterbacks and Running Backs alike. Barrett play a huge part in making the Aggies defense as good as it was which resulted in them winning the Big Sky conference. Andrew Jones (UC Davis Aggies) – Cornerback Stats: 25 tackles, 7 INTs, 2 PDs, 1 TD (7 statsheets) National Rankings: Tied 3rd in TDs Conference Rankings: 1st in TDs - Tied 2nd in INTs Summary: Similar to Will King above, Jones dared great quarterbacks to throw his way and when they did, they often regretted it. Had a pick six on the year too which is an even bigger gamechanger than just the interception. Much like Barrett above, Jones was a big time playmaker in the Aggie defense. Freshman of the Year Antonio Brown (Delaware Blue Hens) – Receiver Stats: 55 receptions, 734 yards, 6 TDs, 2 drops, 13.35 YPC, 61.17 YPG (12 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: - Summary: Being a reciever in a run heavy team doesn't always go down to well, players get frustrated with lack of targets and sometimes when they do get targeted the fail to capitalise. This is not the case for the redshirt Freshman Brown who ensured that the coaches didn't forget the passing game could be effective and move the ball too. Definitely a season Antonio should be able to build from as he becomes an even bigger part of the offense. Dexter Jackson (Harvard Crimson) – Inside Linebacker Stats: 63 tackles, 1 TFL, 4 sacks, 4 PD, 1 FF (11 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 2nd in tackles Summary: Harvard have got a PLAYER in this young redshirt Freshman. Dexter may be young but he performed like he had been in the college scene for the last 4 seasons. Jackson was effective in run defense, pass defense and was even schemed up to blitz the quarterback at times. Samuel Jones (James Madison Dukes) – Running Back Stats: 278 carries, 1469 yards, 16 TDs, 2 fumbles lost, 5.28 YPC, 122.42 YPG (12 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: 2nd in yardage - Tied 3rd in TDs Summary: The redshirt freshman has performed to a high standard this season, putting up slightly better statistics than last year’s freshman of the year Cameron Whaley and if it wasn’t for Barack Holmes’ dominant season then he could’ve been in the Offensive Player of the Year discussion. Laremy St. Oliver (North Dakota State Bison) – Defensive Tackle Stats: 15 tackles, 3 TFLs, 5.5 sacks (7 statsheets) National Rankings: - Conference Rankings: - Summary: Whilst the Interior Defensive Lineman didn't appear on the statsheet as much as some of the other guys, when he did, he was causing a stir. To get 5.5 sacks as a Freshman Defensive Tackle is quite an achievement, could he be the next Tavarreus Ricks aka 2022 Defensive Player of the Year? Dareion Stallworth (UC Davis Aggies) – Receiver Stats: 93 receptions, 1147 yards, 10 TDs, 6 drops, 12.33 YPC, 95.58 YPG (12 statsheets) National Rankings: 3rd in catches Conference Rankings: 1st in catches, yardage - 3rd in TDs Summary: This is a guy who has one of the best quarterbacks in the conference throwing to him so you would expect a solid season but when you realise that he is a true freshman who has to compete for targets against another weapon in senior receiver Troylen Bolden these numbers become really impressive. Coach of the Year Osu Team: Delaware Record: 8-4 (5-2) Standing: 3rd Eastern, 6th FCS SageBow Team: Harvard Record: 8-4 (6-1) Standing: 2nd Eastern, 4th FCS VerifiedThing Team: Illinois State Record: 10-2 (6-1) Standing: 1st Eastern, 1st FCS Suffocation Team: James Madison Record: 6-6 (3-4) Standing: 6th Eastern, 8th FCS TheSam Team: New Hampshire Record: 4-8 (3-4) Standing: 5th Eastern, 11th FCS SolutionA Team: North Dakota State Record: 11-1 (6-1) Standing: 2nd Big Sky, 3rd FCS Llamas Team: South Dakota State Record: 8-4 (5-2) Standing: 4th Big Sky, 5th FCS Dacder Team: UC Davis Record: 9-3 (6-1) Standing: 1st Big Sky, 2nd FCS Booker T. Washington AI Coach Team: Youngstown State Record: 7-5 (4-3) Standing: 4th Big Sky, 7th FCS Link to poll - https://forms.gle/X9PTr4Douw4ggTkV8
  8. Good game @VerifiedThing, didn’t think we’d stop you. Good luck for the rest of the post season! All in all a successful season for this young team, we’ll be back.
  9. Harrisonburg, VA. Although some fans will be disappointed in how the Dukes have performed on the field, they should be delighted in how they have performed off the field with Coach Suffocation and his staff bringing in the 48th ranked recruiting class in the nation. This class ranks 1st out of all FCS teams and is a big improvement on last year when they finished with the 95th nationally ranked class which was 2nd in the FCS. It should also be noted that the Dukes did not have the luxury of G5 recruiting this year due to their previous on field successes which forced them into the P5 list meaning they had to compete with instate rivals such as Virginia Tech, Virginia and Old Dominion for every recruit. The Dukes had a poor regular season going just 6-6 which was only good enough for the #8 seed in the playoffs and whilst they are still in playoff contention, it is a far cry from last years #3 seed. Coach Suffocation always stated that the team would struggle to reproduce its 2022 season and the national championship appearance that went with it when they seemingly missed out on some game changing Redshirt Senior transfers, all of which found their way to rival FCS teams but is said to be "absolutely thrilled" with another solid recruiting class which will allow him to continue moulding his team for the future. The geographic makeup of the 2024 signing class is: Virginia - 11 North Carolina – 4 Maryland – 2 Texas – 2 Ohio – 1 Kansas – 1 Positional Breakdown: Quarterback – 1 Running Back – 1 Receiver – 2 Tight End – 2 Offensive Line – 5 Defensive Line – 3 Linebacker – 2 Defensive Back – 4 Specialists – 1 Impact Players WR Keylon Posey 6-5 202 Fr Menchville (Newport News VA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Target] A big boost for a passing offense that has struggled a lot this year. Posey is a possession receiver who uses his big 6-5 frame to fight for jump balls, look for him to be effective in the redzone whenever he takes the field. TE Antowaine Pickett 6-2 239 Fr McLean (McLean VA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] Another offensive weapon who serves as a great replacement for Tremaine Fortier when he graduates at the end of next season. Unlike the receiver room, the tight end situation is in a good spot with Pickett most likely being allowed a year to redshirt and grow as a player before he goes on to compete for the starting job in 2025. OT Joel Vaughn Jr. 6-5 276 (Jr) Barton County Community College (Great Bend KS) 3.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] Four other offensive linemen were picked up in this class and with the additional commit of JUCO transfer Joel Vaughn Jr. (#7) it allows for a plug and play piece whilst they figure out what they’ve got in the rest of the guys. Expect him to make an immediate impact on an offensive line that has developed well from the 2022 season but still has more room for improvement. ILB Michael Fontaine 6-3 232 Fr Graham (Bluefield VA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] Losing starting linebacker and defensive leader Tyrone Bowden is a massive loss but signing Fontaine (#52) makes it a little easier. Expect him to redshirt this season but become a key part of this defense in the following years. CB Ishaq Overton 5-10 203 Jr Columbus State Community College (Columbus OH) 3.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] These next two guys are probably the biggest commits of both Coach Suffocations young career and James Madison’s young program. With both starting cornerbacks in Will King and Nick Warren graduating this year and the plethora of arm talent currently in the FCS, defensive backs were a huge need for the Dukes. Using his Junior college experience as his spring board, Ishaq is expected to come in and compete for the starting job instantly. The Dukes are hopeful that his previous experience can help him make the leap into being a premier shutdown man to man corner. CB Ethridge Pritchett III 5-11 191 Fr Indian River (Chesapeake VA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] With Overton on board, Pritchett (#2) now has an opportunity to play and learn alongside an experienced player, something that the defensive backs room was going to lack with the senior graduates. Expect to see him in spring practice but he could redshirt depending on who impresses. Regardless of what happens, he should become big-time player in this secondary whenever his time arrives. 2023 signees QB Jake Dorman 6-2 219 Fr Page County (Shenandoah VA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling] RB Vic Rich 6-1 233 Fr Henrietta (Henrietta TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power] WR Keylon Posey 6-5 202 Fr Menchville (Newport News VA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Target] WR Joseph Wesley 5-9 185 Fr Douglas Freeman (Richmond VA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] TE Antowaine Pickett 6-2 239 Fr McLean (McLean VA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] TE Jacquies Riley 6-1 211 Fr Southern Guilford (Greensboro NC) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving] OT Joel Vaughn Jr. 6-5 276 (Jr) Barton County Community College (Great Bend KS) 3.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OT Bob Hutchins 6-3 281 Fr Hargrave Military Academy ( VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OT Luca Trahan 6-7 276 Fr Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville NC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OG Marco Anderson 6-5 306 Fr Fluvanna County (Palmyra VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] C Devin Bradley 6-2 304 Fr Page County (Shenandoah VA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] DE Robert Robertson 6-2 256 Fr Menchville (Newport News VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain] DE Josiah Andrews 6-5 251 Fr Enka (Enka NC) 1.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] DT Aneterea Tupuimatagi 6-7 300 Fr Patrick Henry (Ashland VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] OLB Eddie Mayes 6-4 221 Fr St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] ILB Michael Fontaine 6-3 232 Fr Graham (Bluefield VA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] CB Ishaq Overton 5-10 203 Jr Columbus State Community College (Columbus OH) 3.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] CB Ethridge Pritchett III 5-11 191 Fr Indian River (Chesapeake VA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Seneca Fulton 6-1 201 Fr Elkton (Elkton MD) 1.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] SS Mayer Greenfield 5-11 194 Fr Williamsport (Williamsport MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] LS Jon Fagan 6-1 231 Fr Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville NC) 1.0 of 4.5 [Specialized]
  10. Look at that comeback. 16 unanswered 4th quarter/overtime points to avoid 0-16. It might have been a miserable season for the entire team but that is a big time performance when they could’ve just given up.
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