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Date Posted: 10/12/15 9:09:17am Mon
Author: RichH
Subject: Re: Football Coaching Complaints
In reply to: PL Champtionship is the Goal! 's message, "Football Coaching Complaints" on 10/11/15 10:23:35am Sun

Interesting thread. You can see the same on Lehigh,Lafayette and AGS boards. The angst and disappointment are understandable. I am a bit surprised by the rush to judgment condemning schollies. Little doubt that the transition to merit aid us one of the causes league wide for the difficulties OOC.Schollies are not a magic wand. The problem is not schollies but the lack of enough schollie upperclassmen. As noted,it took Fordham 4 yrs to see benefits. Individual teams have their own particular issues besides schollies. Scanning recruiting around the PL,there are common factors that stand out. The biggest is seeing the transition common to all. The first classes have some hits and IMO a number of misses as staffs learned the ropes of scholarship recruiting. Each successive class has improved markedly in talent and depth of quality. Consistency does is based more in experience than on talent. Unreasonable to expect it,when the vast majority of players are frosh and sophs. You wont get it. We all need are best to be upperclassmen.
The other factor that many seem to ignore is that our transition us not occurring in a vacuum. The Ivies have always gotten more talent than the PL. With schollies,we win more now but not most in head to heads with them. It should also be recognized that the IL has amped up their recruiting substantially over the last 5 yrs.The IL has no schollie or roster cap.Under IL rules they can bring in a rolling average of 30 recruits each year. The NY Times article is a bit overstated but essentially correct. HYP do offer full aid. The others,not as well funded but do match other Ivy offers. My feeling is that Ivies have amped up recruiting realizing that they have very few options for OOC scheduling than us.
Bottom line ,none of us are happy with what we are right now but,the process has to run its course before we can judge where we are.

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[> [> Biddle and the ivies -- Gate Raider, 10/12/15 1:18:33pm Mon

Correct me if I am wrong but, wasn't Biddle's record against the ivies something like 34-7, 82%. And, that was pretty much with no scholarships, while the ivies were able to give generous need aid.

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[> [> [> Re: Biddle and the ivies -- RichH, 10/12/15 1:25:55pm Mon

>Correct me if I am wrong but, wasn't Biddle's record
>against the ivies something like 34-7, 82%. And, that
>was pretty much with no scholarships, while the ivies
>were able to give generous need aid.
He did indeed and most of that was prior to tha AI and the IL increasing their aid astronomically. Back then we could admit excellent players that Ivies couldn't touch and we cant either now.

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