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About Nittany Boiler

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    Head Coach
  • Birthday May 12

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    College Football, High School Sports, Craft Beer, Military History (not in that order)

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    Penn State Nittany Lions

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    10
  • Defense
    10
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    10
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    10
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    10
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    10
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    Appalachian State Mountaineers (2023 - Present)
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    None.
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  1. App State was the first to lose (get crushed actually) by the SMU steamroller. Great season, Time.
  2. I saw that you are in Katy, TX.  I go there for business from time to time.  Ever go to No Label Brewing?  Any other good craft beer in the area?

    1. stormstopper

      stormstopper

      I don't really drink, but I've also never been to Katy (or Texas in general) so I'm not sure why it would say I am.

    2. Nittany Boiler
  3. CFBHC Career: Appalachian State Mountaineers (2023 - Present) NFLHC Career: None Achievements: None Offense: 10 (+1) Defense: 10 (+1) Special Teams: 10 (+1) Clock Mgmt: 10 (-1) Discipline: 10 (+1) Youth Mgmt: 10 (-1)
  4. Tough match-ups and tough results highlight the Sun Belt Bowl Season A strong conference showing of six teams made the Bowl Season for the Sun Belt Conference. Congrats to these teams and the coaches. Unfortunately, the scores are hard to report as our conference took a hit below the Sun Belt. Ouch! Going Bowlin' (6): Louisiana-Lafayette , Coastal Carolina , South Alabama , Louisiana-Monroe , Troy , Georgia State 2023 Bowl Results Louisiana-Monroe vs. FIU Result = 31-24 Loss Georgia State vs. ODU Result = 31-13 Loss Coastal Carolina  vs. Nevada Result = 23-17 Loss Troy vs. Bowling Green Result = 24-20 Loss South Alabama vs. Ball State Result = 28-21 Loss Louisiana-Lafayette vs. UCF Result = 24-20 Loss Sun Belt Conference: 2023 Final Conference Standings East + Coastal Carolina  5-3* + Troy 5-3 + Georgia State 4-4 Georgia Southern 2-6 Appalachian State 2-6 West + Louisiana-Lafayette 8-0* + South Alabama 6-2 + Louisiana-Monroe 5-3 Texas State 2-6 Arkansas State  1-7 * Clinched Division + Bowl Eligible Longest Season Streakin' WINS = Louisiana-Lafayette (7 Wins) LOSSES = Arkansas State (10 losses) * Active This is Nittany Boiler signing off of the last of the 2023 Season Quickies. Be sure to watch the Sun Belt, a conference on the rise, in 2024. If you liked this season's Quickies, be sure to Like /Love and to come back for more! × 0 0 Sign Out Mark site read Account Back Profile My Attachments Manage Followed Content Account Settings Ignored Users Browse Back Browse Forums Matches Calendar Staff Online Users Leaderboard Activity Back Activity All Activity My Activity Streams Back Default Streams Unread Content Content I Started Content I Follow Members I Follow Content I Posted In Create New Stream Unread Content Content I Started Search History Back History Rings of Honor Rings of Honor Leaderboard Interface Wiki Clubs Members Shop Back Members Shop My Items Rewards & Logs Bank Statistics Betting Shop Back Betting Shop My Bets Chat × Create New... Status Topic Create new content
  5. My class might have been a tad better had you not decided to come East for your two DEs!
  6. Appalachian State Introduces the 2023 Mountaineer Recruits Boone, NC -- Appalachian State proudly introduces its 2023 Recruiting Class. This year's effort of 21 recruits by Nittany Boiler is impressive in both aspects of quality and in need based recruiting for starters, immediate contributors and depth. Significant improvement is demonstrated in the 67th ranked class (although feeling much higher) after 133rd ranked class in 2022 and 104th ranked class in 2021. Fourteen of the 21 new Mountaineers are ranked at least 1.5 in skill rating - many projecting to immediately contribute and to impact on the field. Currently projected are 8 immediate starters for 2024, and 3 additional starters after possible redshirting during the upcoming season. Need based recruiting was achieved by these results by new recruits on offense at 10 unique positions, defense at 6 unique positions and 1 punter being recruited. As a group, there is excitement about the Offensive Line as a huge upgrade with three newly recruited starters of OT Calvin Casey (2.0/3.5), OT Matthew Montgomery (2.0/3.5) and JUCO OG Mike Pence (3.5/4.5) plus two returning 3.5 potential players. On defense, excitement is generated by the three layer defensive playmaker upgrade of DE Chase Spurlock (2.0/3.5), OLB Arthur Ewing (1.5/3.5) and CB Andre Little (1.5/3.5). As far as individuals standouts, there are high expectations for new offensive recruits at RB Brian Bell (1.5/4.0), TE Neal Burrell (1.5/3.5), WR Darion Holmes (1.0/4.5) and WR Matthew Gorman (1.0/4.0). Power Punter Damien Whitmore (1.5 / 3.5) will be an immediate upgrade and starter on Special Teams handling all punting duties. Coach Nittany Boiler stated, "I am proud of the efforts of our staff, team and players in securing an excellent recruiting class for Appalachian State. We see this class as Game Changers building a foundation for App State Football. I am thrilled that we have met and exceeded our initial recruiting goals for this program and look forward to the future benefits as these players hit the field for App State. This is the first of many steps in the right direction for Appalachian State." The full recruiting goals: 1) Upgrade Offensive Line, especially OT. 2) Recruit a few playmakers on Offense and Defense. 3) Be strong locally, especially in NC (7 recruits) 4) Recruit P5 as well as G5 recruits. (8 P5, 12 G5, 1 JUCO) 5) Fill areas of need - OT, FB, TE, OLB, FS. 6) Improve two deep depth to at least 3.0 at every position. (achieved except FB) 7) Recruit competitively within the Sun Belt. (ranked 5 of 10 Sun Belt Teams) 8) Sign a full class of 21 selected recruits. (No walk-ons!) The newest Appalachian State Mountaineers: JUCO OG Mike Pence 6-1 304 Jr Pensacola State College (Pensacola FL) 3.5 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] A true unexpected gem of the class. OG Mike "No Relation" Pence will be an immediate starter solidifying, anchoring and improving the Offensive Line. He joins App State after a two year starter and all-conference career at Pensacola State College. He says the he plans to "Make App State Great Again." Offense 16RB Brian Bell III 5-11 182 Fr Graham (Bluefield VA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Speed] A tough decision for a possible redshirt and then a Redshirt Freshman Starter but too talented to sit for long. RB Brian "Answers" Bell is a multi-dimensional threat on offense highlighted by blazing speed. 27FB Lamont Talbert 5-10 255 Fr North Forsyth (Cumming GA) 2.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] FB Lamont "Fat Round" Talbert fills a position of need as the only FB on the roster. He will see immediate action in 2024. Running behind 255 lbs. of blocking power should convert many short yardage and goal line situations. 18WR Darion Holmes 6-2 205 Fr Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill NC) 1.0 of 4.5 [Target] 42WR Matthew Gorman 6-0 227 Fr Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville NC) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] Another tough pair of decisions as possible redshirts and then Redshirt Freshman Starters, but both NC receivers are too talented to sit for long. WR Darion "Long" Holmes and WR Matthew "Stormin" Gorman are long time rivals and have joined forces as the next set of key receivers for App State. Both have aspirations for a Pro Career. 30TE Neal Burrell 6-2 215 Fr Cary (Cary NC) 1.5 of 3.5 [Blocking] TE Neal "Burrell Burrell" Burrell fills a position of need at Blocking TE on the roster. He will see immediate action in 2024 on offense and special teams. 57OT Matthew Montgomery 6-6 258 Fr Morristown-Hamblen West ( TN) 2.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] 41OT Calvin Casey 6-4 288 Fr New Hanover (Wilmington NC) 2.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] NROT Shane Staples 6-5 333 Fr Bowman (Bowman SC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] Two of the high value targets for a key area of need for the 2023 recruiting class. Both OT Matthew "Mo" Montgomery and OT Calvin "Ace" Casey posses the skills and potential to start immediately and majorly upgrade the Offensive Line. OT Shane "Easy Button" Staples provides much need depth and size in an immediate backup role. 65OG Jonas Downing 6-6 257 Fr Rock Hill (Rock Hill SC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] 18C Isiah Maddox 6-1 272 Fr Chapin (Chapin SC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Interior Linemen, OG Jonas "Upper" Downing and C Isiah "Mad Dog" Mattox are future starters and are marked for redshirt for the upcoming season. Defense 50DE Chase Spurlock 6-0 268 Fr Asheboro (Asheboro NC) 2.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Spurlock projects as an immediate starter known for his reckless blitzing, sacking and tackling style in HS earning him two time all-State honors and the appropriate nickname "Havoc". 81DT Jerricho Hawkins 6-0 317 Fr Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota FL) 2.5 of 3.0 [2-Gap] DT Jerricho Hawkins brings the size and strength to immediately start as an expert in the 2-Gap scheme as he was called "The Wall" on the HS all-star circuit. He should benefit from a HIT Weight Training at App State and immediately demand double team blocking. 61OLB Arthur Ewing 6-1 229 Fr Wayne County (Jessup GA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] 54OLB Maxim Haines 6-4 239 Fr Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant TN) 1.5 of 3.5 [Coverage] NROLB Dean Rowell 6-2 225 Fr T.C. Roberson (Asheville NC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] Another area of high value targets was OLB for Appalachian State and those needs were excellently addressed. With a high level of current skills, OLB Arthur "Hot" Ewing projects as an immediate starter with OLB Max "Tackles" Haines also seeing playing time in 2024. OLB Dean "Alien Crash" Rowell provides much needed depth. 74CB Andre Little 5-9 172 Fr New Hanover (Wilmington NC) 1.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] A tough decision for a possible redshirt and Redshirt Freshman Starter but too talented to sit for long. Andre earned all-state honors and the nickname "Little Blanket" in HS with coverage highlighted by blazing speed and jumping ability. He was a high school teammate of OT Calvin Casey. 16FS Antonio Young 6-0 183 Fr Edisto (Cordova SC) 2.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] 38FS Raymond McQueen 6-0 204 Fr Irwin County (Ocilla GA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] 75FS Alshon Pollard 5-11 211 Fr Huntsville (Huntsville TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] Another major position of need for App State. FS "Forever" Young will be the immediate starter for App State highlighted by his current ready-to-play high skill level with FS "Lightning" McQueen providing depth on both defense and special teams. FS Alshon "Polly" Pollard provides depth and may redshirt this upcoming season. 12P Damien Whitmore 6-3 180 Fr Paxon (Jacksonville FL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Power] Highly needed and targeted recruit P Damien "The Leg" Whitmore will step in as the App State Punter providing a huge upgrade to the lowest D1 punting average in the 2023 season. Tot. Commits Offense Defense Special Teams/ATH All commits # of commits Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit # of commits Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit # of commits Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit App State 21 11 40.0 3.63 9 29.5 3.27 1 3.5 3.5 73 3.48 With this foundation of dedicated recruits, Appalachian State looks forward to the 2024 Season and beyond.
  7. App State Greatly Improves the Offensive Line Unit for 2024 Appalachian State targeted the Offensive Line as a priority for improvement heading into the 2024 Season. Through a combination of recruiting, JUCO signing and player development that goal has been met with high expectations. In fact, the back-up Offensive Line group for 2024 will be higher ranked than the starters for 2023. Additionally, the two deep depth chart includes only 1 Senior player and the 2024 starters will have another season in 2025 to work together. In addition, two 1.0 / 3.5 freshman players are able to redshirt for 2024 to further develop depth. Coach Nittany Boiler stated, "App State is building from the ground up. The Offensive Line was a top priority for recruiting and development and will serve as a foundation for the improvement of this team. A capable Offensive Line gives us the opportunity to perform in both the passing and running games. It also cuts down greatly on negative plays and turnovers. I saw this as the one way to most improve our results quickly. This is the first of many steps in the right direction for Appalachian State." Appalachian State 2023 Offensive Line 2024 Offensive Line 2024 Backup Offensive Line Skill Potential Skill Potential Skill Potential OT - Fr 1.0 3.0 OT - Fr 2.0 3.5 OT - So 2.0 3.0 OG - Jr 2.5 3.0 OG - Jr 3.0 3.5 OG - Sr 3.0 3.0 C - So 2.0 3.5 C - Jr 3.5 3.5 C - Jr 3.0 3.0 OG - So 2.0 3.5 OG - Jr 3.5 4.5 OG - (So) 2.5 3.0 OT - Fr 1.5 2.0 OT - Fr 2.0 3.5 OT - Fr 1.0 3.0 Total 9.0 15.0 Total 14.0 18.5 Total 11.5 15.0 Ave 1.8 3 Ave 2.8 3.7 Ave 2.3 3 Offensive Line Rating = 2.54 Offensive Line Rating = ?? 2021 = 2.8, 2022 = 2.81
  8. Appalachian State 2023 Croot Map Appalachian State (red pin) chose to conduct its business and stick fairly close to home for the 2023 recruiting class with heavy emphasis on NC and in the Southeast USA. The states of NC(7), SC(4), VA(1), TN(2) and GA(3) highlight most of the class. Teammates from New Hanover HS in Wilmington, NC (green pin) joining App State are CB, Andre Little and OT, Calvin Casey, both projected as starters. The highest ranked recruit, Target WR, Darion Holmes (4.5) spurned UNC, leaving Chapel Hill behind to attend App State and pairing with another NC recruit from Gibsonville, NC Target WR, Matthew Gorman (4.0). Other playmakers from NC include: TE, Neal Burrell, DE Chase Spurlock and OLB, Dean Rowell. SC and GA provided a combination of instant contributors (FS, Antonio Young and OLB Arthur Ewing), depth players (OT, Shawn Staples and FB Lamont Talbert) and redshirt candidates (OG Isiah Maddox and FS Raymond McQueen). Ironically, the recruit staying closest to home is RB, Brian Bell, a 4.0 Potential speed back, the only VA recruit . The most quality comes from TN with projected starting OT, Matthew Montgomery (3.5) and ready-to-play Coverage OLB, Maxim Haines (3.5). FL brought three projected starters including JUCO recruit, OG Mike Pence as well as Punter, Damien Whitmore and DT, Jerricho Hawkins. TX provided depth with FS, Alshon Pollard. App State completed a full class of 21 with as many as 15 possible starters! Looking forward to hitting the field in 2024. khahiDT.url
  9. Congratulations: Sun Belt Champion - University of Louisiana - Lafayette! Record: 11-2 Coach: Dr_Novella Third Sun Belt Conference Championship in a row! Three-peat! Defeats Coastal Carolina 24 - 16.
  10. Where do you have Appalachian State? Have to be close to a top differential. Currently ranked #62 for recruiting with 119th (?) in points?
  11. Sun Belt is the Fun Belt! This week's headlines: Six teams Bowl eligible; Sun Belt Conference Final is set! Sun Belt kept it in conference this week going 4-4 Coastal Carolina beat Troy in the Week 16 showdown for the East Division. Top team in the West Division declared - Louisiana-Lafayette is waiting. Sun Belt Conference Final Showdown Rematch from last year's game. Sun Belt Conference games: Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State with conference wins; Troy, Georgia Southern, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State with conference losses; South Alabama and Appalachian State with Byes. Sun Belt Conference Standings: Week 16 East + Coastal Carolina  5-3* + Troy 5-3 + Georgia State 4-4 Georgia Southern 2-6 Appalachian State 2-6 West + Louisiana-Lafayette 8-0* + South Alabama 6-2 + Louisiana-Monroe 5-3 Texas State 2-6 Arkansas State  1-7 * Clinched Division + Bowl Eligible New Feature: Going Bowlin' (6): Louisiana-Lafayette , Coastal Carolina , South Alabama , Louisiana-Monroe , Troy , Georgia State Streakin' = Louisiana-Lafayette (7 wins), Coastal Carolina (4 wins) Appalachian State (3 losses), South Alabama and Georgia Southern (2 losses) Longest Season Streakin' WINS = Louisiana-Lafayette* (7 Wins) LOSSES = Arkansas State (10 losses) * Active
  12. Quietly, App State has signed 17 recruits (and leads on 4 more) as we are seeking a full class for starters and depth. 11 of the 17 are at least 1.5 in skill rating - so they projected to immediately contribute and impact. I project 12 starters from the 17 recruits with 3 other starters possible from the remaining 4 croots. On offense, 10 unique positions and on defense, 6 unique positions and 1 punter have been recruited. Could have 17 of 24 starters in the future just from this recruiting class. As a group, I am most excited about the Offensive Line as a huge upgrade with three new starters of OT (2.0/3.5), OT (2.0/3.5) and JUCO OG (3.5/4.5) and two returning 3.5s. On defense, I am excited about the three layer Defensive playmaker upgrade of DE (2.0/3.5), OLB (1.5/3.5) and CB (1.5/3.5). As far as individuals, there are high expectations for three new offensive starters at RB (1.5/4.0), WR (1.0/4.5) and WR (1.0/4.0). I appreciate the question and feel that App State is so close to meeting the full recruiting goals. 1) Upgrade Offensive Line. 2) Recruit a few playmakers on Offense and Defense. 3) Be strong locally, especially in NC and recruit P5 as well as G5 recruits. 4) Improve depth to at least 3.0 at every position. 5) Recruit competitively within the Sun Belt. 5) Sign a full class of 21.
  13. The work is not done yet. This question can be best answered after today's recruiting report.
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