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Nothing will change on Chestnut Ave. as long as the current AD is in place. The board is also not 100% sold on the importance of winning on the football field either.

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Hiring coaches is more difficult than most may think. It is extremely difficult to find a good coach who is also a good teacher (in an area that the school needs). It is also difficult to find a good coach who can commit to what can seem like a full time job (coaching HS football) for very little money with hours that are something like 3-7 m-f. most Saturdays, for three months a year. Good luck working that into your regular 9-5 job. Then as MOP has suggested find one that is very well versed in the specific O or D that you want to run. 

Yikes! Those that say just get the football coach and put him on full time, wait till the parents of the 80-120 students who are in his "gimme" class start wondering what they are getting out of the school's football program. 

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22 minutes ago, sparky1 said:

Hiring coaches is more difficult than most may think. It is extremely difficult to find a good coach who is also a good teacher (in an area that the school needs). It is also difficult to find a good coach who can commit to what can seem like a full time job (coaching HS football) for very little money with hours that are something like 3-7 m-f. most Saturdays, for three months a year. Good luck working that into your regular 9-5 job. Then as MOP has suggested find one that is very well versed in the specific O or D that you want to run. 

Yikes! Those that say just get the football coach and put him on full time, wait till the parents of the 80-120 students who are in his "gimme" class start wondering what they are getting out of the school's football program. 

Simple answer: Pay HCs and assistants like those in GA and TX. You would get the right type of coaches if you hired intellegently. If marketed correctly to the alumni base (not at all schools but many) this would generate additional alumni contributions which would more than pay for the added expense. All of this takes vision and leadership. 

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5 minutes ago, mop said:

Simple answer: Pay HCs and assistants like those in GA and TX. You would get the right type of coaches if you hired intellegently. If marketed correctly to the alumni base (not at all schools but many) this would generate additional alumni contributions which would more than pay for the added expense. All of this takes vision and leadership. 

Well you just answered everyone question with that last statement!!!!

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6 hours ago, mop said:

Recipe for Veer success: Dons need to start by offering at least 5 50% ($50k per year) scholarships (augmented by financial aid) to the following players: 1) (two best 8th grade linemen in the GB area, need to be able to go both ways (DT and OT),  2) two guard/ILB types (projected to be in the 220-235 lbs range) and 3) a great running qb with a good arm. You backfill the RB and WR positions with smart multi-sport athletes. You drill the heck out of them until they can run the offense perfectly: then you control the clock and keep your D off of the field. In any case you'll control the line of scrimmage with this front seven. To implement this plan, you have to be able to evaluate talent and have great relationships with the youth coaches. This initiative may not win the Conference every year but you'll be very competitive. 

 

Here the problem with that, SF and McDonogh will get the kids your are thinking about first (money and facilities). Then Loyola will compete with Gilman, MSJ and CHC for what's left. If they end up with recruits that really are B Conference recruits, they are in trouble and will lose some multi sport  athletes because a recruit that is of similar talent is playing in front of them.  The problem with the massive recruiting that has taken over HS ball is - if your not the very best at it, your last (your just one of the many). 

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52 minutes ago, Express said:

Here the problem with that, SF and McDonogh will get the kids your are thinking about first (money and facilities). Then Loyola will compete with Gilman, MSJ and CHC for what's left. If they end up with recruits that really are B Conference recruits, they are in trouble and will lose some multi sport  athletes because a recruit that is of similar talent is playing in front of them.  The problem with the massive recruiting that has taken over HS ball is - if your not the very best at it, your last (your just one of the many). 

Loyola's athletic facilities are comparable to MCDs. SF has no facilities of note. Money yes. Its about selling the entire school and while MCD is a formidable competitor, SFA is not. Do I think every good football player is being offered by MCD or SFA. Heck no. But it takes hard work on the recruiting trail to find those hidden diamonds in the rough. Having an active network of boosters helps bird dogging recruits. And yes, you lose a lot of strong multi sports athletes if you suck at football. 

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1 hour ago, Express said:

Here the problem with that, SF and McDonogh will get the kids your are thinking about first (money and facilities). Then Loyola will compete with Gilman, MSJ and CHC for what's left. If they end up with recruits that really are B Conference recruits, they are in trouble and will lose some multi sport  athletes because a recruit that is of similar talent is playing in front of them.  The problem with the massive recruiting that has taken over HS ball is - if your not the very best at it, your last (your just one of the many). 

We don't know what Gilman will look like as far as recruiting. They're doing a National search for a new coach, anybody that thinks that Gilman will stay down in football, truly knows nothing about the school and how important football is to it, as welll as how much money it has. Also, Gilman has one of the best ninth grade classes in the area this year, so even without success on the field, they brought in a serious class with probably the best dual sport athlete in the whole area, who right now is sharing carries with Madison at RB. 

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4 minutes ago, GREYHOUND ALUM said:

We don't know what Gilman will look like as far as recruiting. They're doing a National search for a new coach, anybody that thinks that Gilman will stay down in football, truly knows nothing about the school and how important football is to it, as welll as how much money it has. Also, Gilman has one of the best ninth grade classes in the area this year, so even without success on the field, they brought in a serious class with probably the best dual sport athlete in the whole area, who right now is sharing carries with Madison at RB. 

Yeah yeah yeah but WE do know what Gilman will look like as far as recruiting.  That was clearly spelled out when Poggi walked.  Gilman will NOT be calling on Tyrone as Erykad Badu sings.  You want to play Kyle so you are stuck with that like on the plate now.  Yeah, football may be important at The G BUT not as important as what Poggi envisioned and what you need to be Best in Show Dawg again.  And yes you have money from what I hear BUT money can't buy you love as another song goes, not the love you need.  Regarding the best 9th-grade class in the area you say, that just may be true if the area in confined to the gates of Gilman.  The DayWalker will not be sold on your "best dual sport athlete in the whole area" unless you call him the "REAL DEAL" or "SPECIAL."  Is he that GA?  Is the kid the real deal or special like you told us about your current QB you say now sucks.....

g-Spot, GA needs his meds.  Can you help a fellow dawg....

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27 minutes ago, GREYHOUND ALUM said:

We don't know what Gilman will look like as far as recruiting. They're doing a National search for a new coach, anybody that thinks that Gilman will stay down in football, truly knows nothing about the school and how important football is to it, as welll as how much money it has. Also, Gilman has one of the best ninth grade classes in the area this year, so even without success on the field, they brought in a serious class with probably the best dual sport athlete in the whole area, who right now is sharing carries with Madison at RB. 

Wait a min, did this kid unseat Spanky Dixon as the #2 RB?

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9 minutes ago, ShoNuff07 said:

Wait a min, did this kid unseat Spanky Dixon as the #2 RB?

Spanky never leaves the field, they need him more on defense, where he singlehandily won the game last week for them. He still runs the ball, but not much since this kid has shown just how good he is. They had three freshmen last week play most of the game. But the RB is by far the best. And he's a legit ninth grader, not like the 16 year old ones at McD this year. He has a lot of room for growth. 

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1 minute ago, GREYHOUND ALUM said:

Spanky never leaves the field, they need him more on defense, where he singlehandily won the game last week for them. He still runs the ball, but not much since this kid has shown just how good he is. They had three freshmen last play most of the game. But the RB is by far the best. And he's a legit ninth grader, not like the 16 year old ones at McD this year. He has a lot of room for growth. 

What's his name

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14 minutes ago, GREYHOUND ALUM said:

Spanky never leaves the field, they need him more on defense, where he singlehandily won the game last week for them.

GA, Gilman versus Episcopal was a snoozer of a game!!!!!  I read it was The G's 4th game and your opponent's 2nd game.  I heard both offenses sucked with The E scoring on a short TD in the 2nd-qtr missing the PAT and it stayed this way for the rest of the 1st-half, 6 - 0.  Is it true that The E was driving deep into The G territory and fumbled before the half?

Did The E miss another field goal just 30-yards out or it was blocked in the 3rd-qtr?

I read The E was driving on The G and was again deep in The G territory and threw a pick that was returned for some good yardage.  And most importantly, The G scored a TD with only seconds, perhaps 30 or less, left in the game to pull out the 9 to 6 win.
 
What do you mean Spanky single-handily won the game last week!!!!!!  The game SUCKED

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Ga lmao but I like the kid game that’s been playing fullback beard

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22 minutes ago, city40blast said:

Ga lmao but I like the kid game that’s been playing fullback beard

Beard is legit, but I think what helped them more than anything last week, was the fact that they started him at LB. Gilman's defense has been good everywhere but at LB. He brings a lot of speed at the position and made a bunch of tackles. Was very important against a team like Episcopal, who had athletes all over the field on offense. 

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26 minutes ago, DayWalker said:

GA, Gilman versus Episcopal was a snoozer of a game!!!!!  I read it was The G's 4th game and your opponent's 2nd game.  I heard both offenses sucked with The E scoring on a short TD in the 2nd-qtr missing the PAT and it stayed this way for the rest of the 1st-half, 6 - 0.  Is it true that The E was driving deep into The G territory and fumbled before the half?

Did The E miss another field goal just 30-yards out or it was blocked in the 3rd-qtr?

I read The E was driving on The G and was again deep in The G territory and threw a pick that was returned for some good yardage.  And most importantly, The G scored a TD with only seconds, perhaps 30 or less, left in the game to pull out the 9 to 6 win.
 
What do you mean Spanky single-handily won the game last week!!!!!!  The game SUCKED

LMAO! They scored their only touchdown with 18 seconds left to eek out the victory, their 4th touchdown in 4 games this season. For GA, this game sucked, too! For all but 18 seconds. Thankfully, the Hounds won their 3rd game in 15 tries to prevent a collossal tantrum from GA. There was one brewing however, before the P Hill Miracle. Exhibit A.

 

[Ok, Gilman coaches should be fired on SPOT! Are you F'ing kidding me!!!! Great play by Spanky to put them in the red zone, hey have Hill in at QB and Booker is wide open for a TD and he throws it 10 yards over his head! Quit tomorrow!! All of you!!]

 

And yes, it was just last year that Spanky was the 2nd Coming of Jim Brown. And like last year, and since the beginning of time, Gilman sports the best 9th grade class in the state. And like 20 months ago, we have a national search going on. And like last year, and the year before that, nothing will change regarding success for Gilman football. And like last year, they are 1-3. If you've heard it once, you've heard it 47,314 times.

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But there was a meeting in New York...

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2 minutes ago, DayWalker said:

But there was a meeting in New York...

How can 'we' forget? He did.

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The DayWalker almost can't wait for Calvert Hall College to light Gilman up this year.  But GA will be in the parking lot tailgating and not see the nails CHC will drive into The G's coffin.  What a massive fall since Poggi walked on water and away from Roland.....

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At least he's chilled with that ALL CAPS **** he used to use during the dozens of meltdowns his little heart poured out on this forum in the past. I'm glad he doubled-down on his multiple handle thing, and stopped doing that 6th grade crap.

I always try to find the positive in everything.

If Gilman doesn't win v CHC, do you think the Hounds can find a way somehow to double their league win total this season from 1 to 2 wins. If so, how? 

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23 minutes ago, GREYHOUND ALUM said:

....Episcopal, who had athletes all over the field on offense. 

Except ones that hold long enough to not get PAT and 30-yard field goal blocked..... But they had some to fumbled and toss picks in G territory.

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8 minutes ago, themamba said:

If Gilman doesn't win v CHC, do you think the Hounds can find a way somehow to double their league win total this season from 1 to 2 wins. If so, how? 

Well, I said in another post in response to GA's proclamation that Gilman is better this season than last in that Gilman won 2 games last season and 1 in 4 tries this season and it would be a coin flip as to whether Gilman would be better this season.  I said Gilman would only need two more wins for GA's claim to be true.  Just Two GA.  Strapped up and Git R' Done!!!!  GA, remember the days when two losses was a failed season heads would roll....

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18 minutes ago, DayWalker said:

Except ones that hold long enough to not get PAT and 30-yard field goal blocked..... But they had some to fumbled and toss picks in G territory.

If this were Gilman, and not EHS, we'd be hearing all week how this game should have been 24-3, Episcopal. I mean, Gilman.

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13 minutes ago, DayWalker said:

Well, I said in another post in response to GA's proclamation that Gilman is better this season than last in that Gilman won 2 games last season and 1 in 4 tries this season and it would be a coin flip as to whether Gilman would be better this season.  I said Gilman would only need two more wins for GA's claim to be true.  Just Two GA.  Strapped up and Git R' Done!!!!  GA, remember the days when two losses was a failed season heads would roll....

Yea, 3 wins would be major.

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