FIRE WALT BELL!

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Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

Post by econalum » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:49 pm

Scholarship limits below limit colleges who would go to FBS for both financial and Title nine reasons.

85 (FBS)
63.0 (FCS)

Most of Northeast universities in FCS are facing serious $ issues as the supply of entering 18-19 year olds is dropping rapidly. You can forget Maine, UNH and URI. And for reasons of size, academic focus, and tradition, eliminate the Ivies and Patriot league teams as well.

Maybe Albany?

List of FCS schools is here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_N ... l_programs
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Post by McKinney » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:21 pm

JMU and Delaware seem most FBS ready in the CAA from at least from a facilities standpoint. Not exactly New England, but BosWash schools are still a regional affiliation that makes sense.
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Post by Old Cage » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:40 pm

MJatUM wrote:
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I think the best thing UMass could do is convince one or some of URI, UNH, Maine - even some of the VA schools - to jump up and join/start a new conference.
That would be excellent! I have an idea: We could call it Yankee Conference Redux! Maybe BU and Vermont and Northeastern would come back. Shades of the start of YanCon 1 in 1947. :)
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Post by LS71 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:01 pm

^ Don’t forget the Huskies from Storrs. YanCon 2 could have two Huskies much like the A-10 has three Rams. :wink:
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Post by jjmc85 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:46 pm

Everyone, I have the solution. I've been saying it for years. Make Hockey East an All Sports Conference. Still call the conference Hockey East. Force the FCS Hockey East Schools to be FBS

Hockey East Football Conference (FBS)
UMass
UConn
Boston College
Maine
UNH
Merrimack
Holy Cross (women's Hockey East member)

Extend an invite to Syracuse, too. They have women's hockey. It is required that each member of Hockey East All Sports Conference participate in either Men's or Women's Hockey. That would put the conference on solid footing with 8 members.

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Post by dennisdent » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:33 pm

The CBS announcers were ripping Bell's coaching, or lack their of. He is clueless! A high school coach could do a better job!

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Post by 78 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:20 pm

He's not getting fired this year, and I know he doesn't have the bodies or talent, but I am not seeing anything that says to me that Walt Bell is going to be a good head coach. There have to be at least a few things he can do to halt the same embarrassing results each week. Anyone know the deal with Curtis and Fallon? Were they in uniform today?
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Post by Berkman » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:26 pm

The announcers said that after last weeks game Bell only had 40 scholarship players. If that is so then it is no wonder we can't win games. Seeing that you can only add 25 scholarship players a year then we have a long way to go to get the 87 scholarship players we are allowed.

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Post by dennisdent » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:49 pm

Berkman wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:26 pm
The announcers said that after last weeks game Bell only had 40 scholarship players. If that is so then it is no wonder we can't win games. Seeing that you can only add 25 scholarship players a year then we have a long way to go to get the 87 scholarship players we are allowed.
Healthy 40 players per Bell, the others are injured. They still have most of the starters on offense playing. All teams have injuries this time of year. Army is missing a lot of their starters on defense.

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Post by Floyd » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:04 pm

Whatever happened to Thomas? Wasn't he our best OLineman?
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Post by dennisdent » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:19 pm

Floyd wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Whatever happened to Thomas? Wasn't he our best OLineman?
He still has a redshirt year to burn so that might be why he's missing. He is still listed on the roster.

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Post by SJGMoney » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:40 pm

Berkman wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:26 pm
The announcers said that after last weeks game Bell only had 40 scholarship players. If that is so then it is no wonder we can't win games. Seeing that you can only add 25 scholarship players a year then we have a long way to go to get the 87 scholarship players we are allowed.
Fake news propagated by Walt Diaco. How you do anything is how you do everything and all he does is make excuses.
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Post by SJGMoney » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:41 pm

dennisdent wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Floyd wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Whatever happened to Thomas? Wasn't he our best OLineman?
He still has a redshirt year to burn so that might be why he's missing. He is still listed on the roster.
Dude, he gone. Bell sent him into purgatory and the next time you see him will be in Sundays. Just like Whipple did with Elijah Wilkinson.
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Post by Floyd » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:56 pm

Why would you do that? If he's that good, he'd help, no?
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Post by SJGMoney » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:07 pm

Floyd wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Why would you do that? If he's that good, he'd help, no?
I wouldn't, that's the point. Bell chased him off, not me.
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