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  1. bingo. on the plane. thank you. out.
  2. I am headed out of town until next week - so I will not have to deal with it. But I suspect it will be epic and full of emoji's, bold colored text proclamations and an assortment of acronyms we will have to figure out. It's too bad because I do think he has some good knowledge in there. But his hate for all things private just blurs his vision and it all comes out like a cell phone video at the scene of a riot with people smashing cops cars and lighting things on fire just for the sake of disruption.
  3. DW. Please, take a breath. You keep going on about DeM crapping the bed and ABC and BMAC losing a lot of games. We get it. Somebody in the WCAC hurt you as a child. I am no promoter of DeM as you seem to imply in effort to advance some argument. You have a beef with who gets ranked where - and then say you don't believe in rankings. If they don't play - something for which none of us control - you have to come up with a proxy. You are a champion of the publics soley because they have a tournament and a method to crown the tallest midget. There are always some good public teams. For as many teams as they have, they are not all equal. Not even close. In fact, some are flat out terrible in comparison to other publics. And the best of the publics will in fact beat some of the average to above privates because they too have some extra things going on for themselves. But without consideration for systemic injustice, free meals, uniforms, zip codes, roman numerals, tuition (or lack thereof), etc. the question to which we seek a reasonable answer is which teams are the best this year. Because, largely the point of rankings is that not everybody can play head to head. So they serve as a consensus, part math and part subjective, as to what teams are the best at a point and time. The formula is not the same across polls. The consensus remains, without disrespect but with acknowledgement of their many advantages, that the best of the privates are at a different level. Hooray for you, DeM crapped the bed playing against other privates. It clearly makes you feel great. But that isn't the central purpose of rankings. Hell, Gilman went 0-for against the DC teams to start the season and still made it to the MIAA championship finishing with a losing record. I don't disagree, after 5 loses, you probably should stay on the porch when it comes to rankings - because for all your talent, you clearly don't play well as a team no matter how many stars of the underwear league play on your squad. Let it go man.
  4. You & Sho are missing the point. Its not about resources. And its not about college vs high school. Change my example to a 10-2 Alabama if you want. YFrom what I am reading, you (DW) seem to think that the record is the absolute determining factor in the strength of a team. It simply cannot be absolute when you are crossing leagues. and/or there is mo head to head match up. Thus my question, how do you rank a collection of undefeated teams that don't play each other? Just tell me how you do that.
  5. Not "my Dem".... so don't know why that's part of your response. So you don't judge teams based on the caliber of players on the full roster. But you do judge them based on the results of 7 v 7 competition where no lineman are playing? And you would rank them based on their record regardless of who they played? So if the Towson Tigers go 12-0, they should be ranked higher than Alabama when they go 6-6 because Alabama has "more resources"? You don't possibly believe that. The polls don't take resources into consideration. That's the not the point. You know that. They attempt to identify the best teams that season and how they would fare. No credit for cool uniforms, concession stand food, re-classed players, AP classes, SAT scores, W-2's, free and reduced meals, etc. Tell me this, how would you rank 20 teams that all finished 12-0?
  6. I think they did figure. It's more than records. Caliber of opponents and caliber of the subject team based on observation, coaching, players, etc. Lots of different chefs in the stew awarding points. Late wins versus early wins, etc. They probably look at scores of games - beyond the W or L. You can, and do, hate on the WCAC. That's your things. We get it. But the consensus - including MPSSA poll voters - seem to disagree. Perfect? Of course not. Pretty close? I would say so.
  8. If you look at the OFFERS and then flip to COMMITS, you see that of the 2017 class, the only rated guys were 3 of the 4 commits from Maryland. The rest were a collection of guys from other states. The rated guys were only 2 stars. And these are not exactly name brand local guys to be honest. Back to the OFFERS. Most of the guys they offered were 3 stars and from all over and they all committed to major BCS programs. In this case, they are taking the shots and trying to get highly rated kids. Making it look like you are in the hunt for a national prospect is a form of program awareness marketing. I am not sure that FCS and splitting scholarships is universal. Towson can, and does, split them. But they are one of the few that am aware of that do it. I don't think Patriots do it. Ivy's do not (because they are not athletic). So I honestly don't understand how that makes them (or FCS) second tier. Perhaps other common factors make them second tier in the eyes of the players (facilities or national recognition, for example). I don't think state school coaches bat an eye regarding gate revenue of a local kids family. That's the schools job to market to the community. Not sure we are debating the same matter. But I think they do get a share of local 2nd tier guys. They definitely don't get the best local guys - and we have a slew of them in the DMV. Not sure how that is their fault. It is what it is because the kids have options as the DMV is a hotbed that any recruiter worth his stopwatch knows where the players are. If a kid they passed on that they actually knew about goes on to greatness somewhere else, that wouldn't be the only time that has happened. But I don't think it is the institutional mindset. If you can play and they think you might be interested as a local player, they will talk to you. But if they have to convince you that Towson is as good a school as Villanova or Yale, or as good a program as Ohio State or Cal, then they know you are not a fit for them. I know that to be 100% true.
  9. So you are a kid who gets an offer from Towson and one from Notre Dame...which one are you going to take? My point is that local kids do not yet hold Towson in as a high a regard as others. They lose top local kids to programs with more allure. They can go to other markets and find a kid that thinks Towson is awesome - not second place. The DMV gets picked over by every major school. To suggest that Towson should just stick with second tier local kids sounds more like parochial charity. This is a business. They have a certain kid they are looking for as every program does. I have talked to a ton of recruiters over the past couple of years. They all tell me the same thing. Kids from certain schools and leagues are more coveted. A statistically average player from one school/ league will pan out better at the next level than a big stat kid playing against really low level competition. The high school "destination programs" also have stable coaching staffs where they can get a sound reference any kid year in and year out. If he is playing at a destination high school program, he is going to have the advantage because we are dealing with 17 & 18 year old kids - which means there is always the element of a crap-shoot present. It's not a lot different than what is going on with their mens lacrosse program. The high profile local kids on the roster all started out somewhere else first. They "came home" because they couldn't get on the field.
  10. C'mon man. If wikipedia is up to date, after 17 season Gordy Combs was slightly over .500 with no playoff appearances. Ambrose has nearly the same - albeit lower) win percentage after 9 seasons. Except, he plays an FBS team every year. He beat UConn and was leading LSU late in the 2nd half. He not only made the playoffs (3-2 record) but made it to the national championship. He's got a few guys in the League. All due respect to Gordy, but Rob has moved the program further in a far shorter time against much better competition. Show me a kid who wanted to go to Towson, but ended up at a similar level or higher program based on his ability. Local kids generally don't want to go to Towson. Certainly not kids who's parents spend big bucks to send a kid to an IAC, MIAA or WCAC school. If they can play, they are going to leverage it to something better. It's a safety school with a full offer for some kids. Or a come back school for kids that didn't get any PT from their FBS programs. There is nothing wrong with Towson as a school. He's looking for kids that want to play and don't have a preconceived bias about Towson. To a kid from Florida or Hooterville, GA., it looks like a great opportunity.
  11. I agree with the crazy guy that thinks he is a vampire on this one. Rob is just unvarnished. He tells it like it is and has some fun as "the coach" doing it. The fact is Towson is more attractive to kids from out of the area because they are limited options to play high level CAA/ Patriot nearby. And simply because a kid is local doesn't mean he can play high level CAA. He will keep schollys in his pocket to use on FBS transfers or kids that want to come home who are proven. Towson has only caught on to regular local students in the last 5-10 years as under Gov Ehrlich a ton of money was invested in facilities to make it truly a viable alternative to UMD. To many Baltimore area kids, it is still Tiger Tech or York Road U - because that is their parents perception. Also, kids don't wan't often want to go to the school down the street unless there is some very special about it. It's a perfectly good school - but it lacks a certain cachet.
  12. You are correct. The IAC doesn't get the credit it deserves. Nothing compares to the top 4 in the WCAC or SFA. There is no argument there. And I don't think it was a record based poll as someone suggested. I think it was more strength of schedule. A bunch 10 wins teams outside the Top 10. After the WCAC and SFA, it's a toss up where you rank the rest - how they looked early or late in the season? Late wins are generally more valuable when it comes to poll points. If you had seen the IAC teams play, you see how well coached they are. What they lack in the OL/DL size they make up for in discipline and athletes (usually lacrosse players) at key positions. I think Prep might have had 3 or 4 true football player seniors on that team. Same with Landon. It's like playing Navy. Injuries can derail them pretty quickly. Stay healthy and they can compete with anybody else in the DMV. Nobody had a problem with the Bullis ranking all year. And then Prep dismantled them in all phases while giving up numbers and size. Gotta give credit where it's earned.
  13. Define "prestigious". Because, to me, those are two completely different programs.
  14. thanks