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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by brian » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:01 pm

MAC's guaranteed all six teams will make a bowl, so that's moot, but yeah, would be about an extra $1M or so per school, which is no small thing.

That said, under no circumstance can I root for Western so...go Bobcats!
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by sancarlos » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:55 pm

GoodKarma wrote:As terrible of a person as Fleck is, from a conference standpoint it's better if Western wins. The $$$ from the big bowl plus takes one team out of competition for the MAC affiliated bowls.
I'm not a MAC guy, so I don't get why you guys all seem to hate Fleck. I read an article that focused on his energy and slogans and he seems more like a motivational speaker than a coach. Is that it or is there something else?
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

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GoodKarma wrote:As terrible of a person as Fleck is, from a conference standpoint it's better if Western wins. The $$$ from the big bowl plus takes one team out of competition for the MAC affiliated bowls.
I'm not a MAC guy, so I don't get why you guys all seem to hate Fleck. I read an article that focused on his energy and slogans and he seems more like a motivational speaker than a coach. Is that it or is there something else?
Beyond the rivalry with Western, the son of a friend of mine from high school had a scholarship to Western and had it pulled after he spent a year battling back from a staph infection he got during spring practice. And he didn't even have the balls to do it face to face. There's even more to the story than that to paint Fleck in a negative light, but you get the idea. He's obviously a good recruiter and must be a decent coach, but it's lost in his self promotion and self-aggrandizement. He's universally hated amongst other MAC coaches.

He's the Donald Trump of MAC coaches.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by GoodKarma » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:41 pm

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GoodKarma wrote:As terrible of a person as Fleck is, from a conference standpoint it's better if Western wins. The $$$ from the big bowl plus takes one team out of competition for the MAC affiliated bowls.
I'm not a MAC guy, so I don't get why you guys all seem to hate Fleck. I read an article that focused on his energy and slogans and he seems more like a motivational speaker than a coach. Is that it or is there something else?
Beyond the rivalry with Western, the son of a friend of mine from high school had a scholarship to Western and had it pulled after he spent a year battling back from a staph infection he got during spring practice. And he didn't even have the balls to do it face to face. There's even more to the story than that to paint Fleck in a negative light, but you get the idea. He's obviously a good recruiter and must be a decent coach, but it's lost in his self promotion and self-aggrandizement. He's universally hated amongst other MAC coaches.

He's the Donald Trump of MAC coaches.
This type of stuff. Western has always been able to get talent...he's more showman than anything else. The players coach act is one of those things that works until it doesn't...then you just look like a jackass.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by brian » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:12 pm

Fire Up Bobcats! (We are allowing OU to appropriate the greatest and most well-known cheer in the MAC for one night.)
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by rass » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:27 pm

Fleck looks like he's a teenager.

I think I've mentioned it, but Bogan is a local kid. I want to root for him.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by rass » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:32 pm

Though if I had to describe WMU's uni #s in one (hyphenated) word it would be "piss-stained".
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:33 pm

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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by rass » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:34 pm

You got a chance!
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by rass » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:37 pm

#MACtion
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by brian » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:56 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again but Fuck Western.
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Post by EnochRoot » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:43 pm

Oregon requested an interview with Fleck (along with others, notably Willie Taggart, HC at my hapless, stripped of a BCS conference South Florida Bulls)..

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Post by A_B » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:55 pm

Taggart is a good coach.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by EnochRoot » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:58 pm

A_B wrote:Taggart is a good coach.
I mean, there are likely going to be better candidates for the Oregon vacancy (I mean, it's a higher profile job than some NFL HC gigs), but yeah, he'll be making the jump to the P5 sooner than later.

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Post by A_B » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:03 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
A_B wrote:Taggart is a good coach.
I mean, there are likely going to be better candidates for the Oregon vacancy (I mean, it's a higher profile job than some NFL HC gigs), but yeah, he'll be making the jump to the P5 sooner than later.
That's probably fair. But he gets he experienice of the interview.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:59 pm

Fleck and Western Michigan in talks on contract extension.

I'm rather intrigued he hasn't been offered a job at a bigger school. I can see why he might not get a call from Oregon, but really? No calls from Purdue or Cincinnati? Maybe the ADs realize he's nothing but a self-promoting tool. #fuckyoboat
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by GoodKarma » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:10 pm

Got an email from Miami saying their allotment of St. Pete bowl tickets are almost sold out. I find this hard to believe unless our allotment was 100 tickets. I'm going to assume this is a marketing ploy.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by sancarlos » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:27 pm

Not MAC, but similarly, I got an email from Fort Collins encouraging me to trek to Boise for the Idaho Potatoes bowl vs. University of Idaho. Yehhhh, right. Thanks, anyway.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by brian » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:48 pm



Some A1 trolling here by a columnist from the still-butthurt Oklahoman, but kinda immediately loses any possible journalistic credibility by not even getting the name of the school correctly in the lede.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by sancarlos » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:43 pm

He's a crybaby sore loser.
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Re: MAC Football 2016 Thread

Post by brian » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:58 am

Considering Okla St lost to Oklahoma I'm not even sure why they care that much. Yeah I'm sure it sucks but didn't cost them a playoff spot.
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Post by brian » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:48 pm

They've had pretty good luck with MAC QBs. Even as backups (Batch, Gradkowski). Could see him as a possible late round pick to groom as a backup to Ben.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:28 pm

Brian, if you want to make a return trip, you can do it in 2019 to root against Central's biggest rival.
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Post by brian » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:36 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:Brian, if you want to make a return trip, you can do it in 2019 to root against Central's biggest rival.
Would be nice to root for the Cuse. I assume that's a two for one also but they haven't announced the date for the second Syracuse home game?
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:22 am

brian wrote:
DSafetyGuy wrote:Brian, if you want to make a return trip, you can do it in 2019 to root against Central's biggest rival.
Would be nice to root for the Cuse. I assume that's a two for one also but they haven't announced the date for the second Syracuse home game?
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I envision a trip to south Florida in a couple of years...
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brian wrote:https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/status/892095083079757824

I envision a trip to south Florida in a couple of years...



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I would have laughed so hard if they had missed that XP and lost the game because of that. Fucking Western.
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You guys all know this of course, but AB reminding the world:

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The Victory Cannon is back where it belongs. (In Mount Pleasant. I assuming the location in Coach Bono's bed was a one-time thing.)

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Post by tennbengal » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:24 pm

Any of you Mac-heads got a good read on the game tonight? Toledo is -8 and the o/u is 57.5 - home to Northern Ill.

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tennbengal wrote:Any of you Mac-heads got a good read on the game tonight? Toledo is -8 and the o/u is 57.5 - home to Northern Ill.


Line is about right. Northern Illinois has overperformed this year and Toledo is probably the class of the league. If it were at -6.5 I'd be all over Toledo, but -8 is a tough line to give. If the weather isn't as ridiculous as last night, play is probably the over. This time of year with midweek night games seems like offense tends to dominate.
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brian wrote:
tennbengal wrote:Any of you Mac-heads got a good read on the game tonight? Toledo is -8 and the o/u is 57.5 - home to Northern Ill.


Line is about right. Northern Illinois has overperformed this year and Toledo is probably the class of the league. If it were at -6.5 I'd be all over Toledo, but -8 is a tough line to give. If the weather isn't as ridiculous as last night, play is probably the over. This time of year with midweek night games seems like offense tends to dominate.


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Post by Sabo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:36 pm

tennbengal wrote:Any of you Mac-heads got a good read on the game tonight? Toledo is -8 and the o/u is 57.5 - home to Northern Ill.


I'd definitely take the over. They don't call it MACtion for nothing.
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Bonamego looks like he sleeps in a room where they still shoot porn from 1977.
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DSafetyGuy wrote:Bonamego looks like he sleeps in a room where they still shoot porn from 1977.

Highest paid employee at the university still doesn't buy you good taste.
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