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by Total Red
Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Street and Smith and Athlon
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Street and Smith and Athlon

While I'm sure Street & Smith's magazine is far from perfect I think they have a good idea of what types of efforts produce results which ones don't. There's actually some truth to that statement. Street and Smith's knows that you need to get the product out early to make sales so they don't really...
by Total Red
Thu May 24, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Street and Smith and Athlon
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Street and Smith and Athlon

I've tried to maintain my tradition of buying a preseason college football magazine (usually Street and Smith's) but it's hard to find an excuse to do so. If you're an avid Redbird Football fan and you already read what Randy Reinhardt writes in the Pantagraph and on his twitter acct then you're not...
by Total Red
Thu May 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

I could write a really long detailed post but I'm going to summarize this first part. I've had a good opportunity to see inside the athletic fundraising process of that orangy school down the road and I can tell you that even though the scale of the operation is different the process there is the sa...
by Total Red
Thu May 24, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

If we're relating personal experiences with university fundraising I'll go way back in time to the first one I can remember. In the early 80's I was a recent grad and I got an invitation in the mail to attend a reception for Illinois State alumni at a nice hotel in downtown Springfield. It's a Wyndh...
by Total Red
Wed May 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

Fair enough..... So, by the same token we shouldn't consider someone moving on from an Illinois State to (for example) Kansas, or Wake Forest as a measure of success or failure....correct? Get serious. Tons of people would like to become AD's. Most all the youngsters coming up in athletic administr...
by Total Red
Wed May 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Romeo McKnight
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Romeo McKnight

Redbird28 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:13 am
Intrigued about who else might be coming aboard. Anyone have any intel on what they are still looking to take on?
Did you check the recruiting board? ;)
by Total Red
Tue May 22, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

I dug deeper and found this more specific info. As you can see the bulk of the funding comes from the bond issues that were paid with student fees and only 10% of the project was paid with private donations. http://legacy.ibhe.org/Board/agendas/2012/April/Item%20IV-14.pdf Table 3 ISU Hancock Stadium...
by Total Red
Tue May 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

Not a single poster has acknowledged that the Hancock project was all Zenger fundraising. No. As Reggie Redbird pointed out the primary source of funding for the Hancock renovation was a student fee increase which was originally voted on by the students to fund the construction of Redbird Arena. Af...
by Total Red
Tue May 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Romeo McKnight
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Romeo McKnight

It's official. Spack said he has a lot of twitch. I suppose that's a good thing - lol. McKnight and Josh Barajas have both battled injuries. If they come in healthy in August then either or both could make a big impact but with the depth we have we aren't really dependent on either one for a good s...
by Total Red
Tue May 22, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

Porter Moser is having a GREAT year True and if he had been great here he wouldn't have been fired. I take it your point is that a good leader should be able to look at more than just past and current results and be able to judge coaching qualities that project well for the future. If that's how th...
by Total Red
Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

Sheahon Zenger: Not currently working in D1 athletics administration Gary Friedman: Not currently working in D1 athletics administration Perk Weisenburger: Not currently working in D1 athletics administration Rick Greenspan: Not currently working in D1 athletics administration I'm not sure how much...
by Total Red
Mon May 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

It was really just a matter of time. He's a nice guy, but he spent a lot more time talking about what he was going to accomplish, than accomplishing it. As usual you are leaving out an important component. Yes Sheahon Zenger talked about the potential here at Illinois State being similar to Kansas ...
by Total Red
Mon May 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 77
Views: 3192

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

It was really just a matter of time. He's a nice guy, but he spent a lot more time talking about what he was going to accomplish, than accomplishing it. As usual you are leaving out an important component. Yes Sheahon Zenger talked about the potential here at Illinois State being similar to Kansas ...
by Total Red
Thu May 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Game Times Announced
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Game Times Announced

I'm liking the schedule. I think we have to give credit where due. All the other state FCS programs only have 5 home dates - we have 6. In addition to season tickets I've been trying to do one road trip every year. This year I'm thinking Fargo/NDSU. I've never been there and I'm not getting any youn...
by Total Red
Wed May 16, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Football Recruiting
Topic: The List so far 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 11897

Re: The List so far 2018

Peter Bussone 6'1 280 DL Normal Comm HS, IL Mike Gardner 5'10 180 DB Desoto HS, TX Zach Mueller 6'5 295 OL DC Everest HS, Schofield, WI Zach Starforth 6'4 285 OL Raymore-Peculiar HS, Peculiar MO BB Adams 5'7 170 RB Sacred-Heart Griffin HS, Springfield, IL Jacob Carl 6'4 215 TE/DE Galesburg HS, IL Tr...
by Total Red
Sat May 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Coverage Strategy - Man, Ball, or Both
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Coverage Strategy - Man, Ball, or Both

I'm guessing that our coverage strategy will not change. Brock Spack remains the HC and Cody Deti is still the D-secondary coach. Only the D-Coord, the middleman, has changed. You can make a strong argument for turning and looking for the ball because it's so easy from up in the stands. We can see w...
by Total Red
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?
Replies: 42
Views: 2084

Re: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?

So, at LB, nice to have size and numbers for a change. If we go with a 3-4 D, we have Kelly-Martin, Deforest, Vandenburg, and Clark? Who'm I missing? I don't think there's any reason to get too worked up about this 3-4D talk. By position we have Tyree Horton as our conference defensive POY candidat...
by Total Red
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?
Replies: 42
Views: 2084

Re: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?

I would not be surprised if they try lining up one of the RBs at receiver on some plays. Maybe Birch becomes a big, strong receiver for us. Hmmm you might be on to something. I just noticed that Hendershot has wandered off the roster. It could be just an omission. That's been know to happen. If he ...
by Total Red
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?
Replies: 42
Views: 2084

Re: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?

While I am no football expert - a QB that panics, throwing up a pass off of his back foot for an interception on his own part of the field is not good. With 6 seconds before halftime, ball on the plus 25 yd line - and you take a sack. That certainly wasn't his best play but I like our senior QB a l...
by Total Red
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6534

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

fourthandshort wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:44 pm
Going to need big years from our DEs Harris and Swaine
and Tuvone Clark. He can go as a DE or LB'er based on formation.