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  1. Still no resolution to the AD position at LB. Not sure why the delay other than this follows the normal poor management patterns by the administration. Any idea of what is going on?
  2. Disappointed but not surprised by Loyola's loss to BL and Carrol. Hope we can beat Curley? May be the only chance for a win this year. Coaching still appears to be a continuing problem. Boys play hard but as in the last several years are not demonstrating the football fundamentals/schemes that should be the foundation of a competitive program. Hiring an existing coach. from last years staff is not the change needed to get Loyola back on track.
  3. It is easy to blame the kids and parents and understand that this may be part of the problem but there is no excuse for the poor fundamentals shown by this team.
  4. A good coach creates the enviroment and make the best product out of the hand he is dealt. LB kids were soft. There is currently a a losing attitude at LB and this is a challenge for any coach. Positive leadership and focus on the fundamentals are the cornerstone of any turnaround. There were some good athletes on this years team that did not necessarily buy into the new program and were not effectively motivated by the coaching staff. Lots of talk about parental interference. That is real and an issue at most schools these days that needs to be managed. All participants are frustrated by the continued lack of competitiveness. Hopefully the move to independant will get LB back on track.
  5. These were his kids and there is no excuse for poor technique and lack of toughness for kids that have been in the program for several years. There was some size but results were very disappointing. You can’t run an option offense with slow linemen lacking athleticism and basic blocking skills.
  6. The issue is not that he is too hard on the kids. He apparently does not relate well to the kids, is overly negative, does not hold himself accountable and has not established confidence in his offense. There are also rumors regarding conflicts with Coach Z re who is really the head coach. With regard to the offensive line, watch the film - poor technique with lots of standing up and grabbing. No real firing out. Running backs and qb getting killed on most plays.
  7. Any coaching changes at LB. is Stitchel out. Very unpopular with the boys. Similar issues to his prior schools. Several of the better kids have said they will not play for him.
  8. Agree if he wants the job,
  9. LB has been very quiet about the racial grafitti incidents several weeks ago. It appears that they hope it will just blow over. Another clear failure of the administration and board and continued embarassment to the school, students and alumni. Has any one heard any follow up after the parent’s meeting?
  10. LB AD job posting dropped from web site? Have they filled the position? Wait and see who they hire. Will tell alot about the future direction of athletics at the school.
  11. Totally argee. The competing schools must be loving this.
  12. February may be optimistic. Just like replacing coach Hall, the administration has had plenty of notice regarding the AD retirement date but has failed to coordinate an orderly transition. It will be interesting to see how they handle the search for a new lacrosse coach.
  13. With the move to independant, lacrosse coach leaving, a new AD and last week’s unfavorable racial publicity, it will be tough to recruit athletes unless they have some connection to the school. Since they are going independent does that mean that folks can transfer without penalty?
  14. LB announced today they are leaving the A conference and going independent.
  15. I will be surprised if it is not coach Hall as the new AD.
  16. Koras shifted to linebacker for Turkey Bowl because he is one of the best tacklers. He apparently did not get much practice time since he was injured on practice before the game. Just a sophomore and needs to add some weight.
  17. LB lacrosse coach announced he will be leaving after this season moving to Boston for family reasons. He has always been respected and liked by the players and will be missed. His replacement will be an important hire by the new athletic director.
  18. Interesting to see that coach Z. Threw the kids under the bus in his comments in the Sun. It is the coaches responsibility to have the kids ready for the first whistle and also make sure they can execute the things they were taught over the full season. All of the kids wanted to win and played hard. The comment about not playing with pride is out of bounds. Also not accepting any responsibility as a coach highlights what many of the players apparently feel. Do agree that LB should move to the B conference but other changes are necessary if the school has a chance of success at any level.
  19. Appreciate the input. With over 21k replies would like to see some additional input from more LB supporters regarding the future direction of the program. The administration needs to hear a strong message that things need to change and decisions need to be made for the benefit of all participants.
  20. Agree that the administration needs to decide on the direction of the football team. It is a cliche but continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. It is not fair to the players to continue to put them in a non competitive situation. Losing begets losing and is not fun for the participants, opponents or fans. It is clearly not a positive developmental experience or memory for the kids that work so hard without a reasonable chance of success. It is OK to be a B conference team and that is the best decision for the kids and the school.
  21. After tough first quarter LB played well. Not sure why the coaches did not keep the freshman at qb who gave them some momemtum in the second half. Looking back at the season, the school has a lot of issues to evaluate and difficult decisions to be made. Hopefully quickly. Nobody is happy to have lost to CH four years in a row.
  22. Agree. Important game for programs future direction.
  23. If a coaching staff cannot relate to the kids, they will not be able to motivate the kids. Do not dispute that parents sometimes get too involved. The players I am talking about have hung in there for the whole disappointing season. Football is suppossed to be fun and a positive experience. It has not been for many of the players this season. It is not just about winning and losing but also about building long term memories and friendships. Changes in approach and attitude are critical to turning this unfortunate situation for the kids. With regard to the off season training I do not disagree with the benefits but there meeds to flexibilty for the kids who play other sports, have summer jobs and family commitmemts. Most kids are not going to LB to be D1 players. They play football because they love the game.
  24. Agree. There also needs to be some changes to the coaching staff/attitude who have had trouble relating to their players. The program is at risk for losing key younger players who have lost confidence in the coaching staff.
  25. Not sure what to make of CH up and down season. Some good games, close games and Gilman losses. Turkey Bowl predictions?