With all due respect, I disagree with Coach Wolford on the team's worthiness for the playoffs.On strength of schedule alone, the Penguins come up short. 3 wins against FCS programs which do not offer full complements of scholarships should count as 1 win. Losing 3 in a row at the end of the season...including a loss to a virtually crippled Northern Iowa team...and being dominated at home in a must-win season finale don't say "playoff team" to me. The third best team in the MVFC is Northern Iowa which overcame all its problems to WIN its last 3 games.We heard over and over (as we have in the past) that this team controlled its own destiny. In fact, that was never true. It's destiny was controlled by teams which played better in the "big" games. Only better players and less predictable game plans will solve the problem.
November 25, 2013 at 9:14 a.m.
Defense will be how the Falcons move on. it will be a tough task against St. Ed's, but Fitch's quickness has disrupted offenses all season long.
November 19, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.
The team's usually decent defense gets a lot of the blame for this one. Coaching may come into play, too, because the Lions adjusted and the Browns didn't. The offense, however, reverted to its old form and Weeden showed why the Browns traded Trent Richardson to get an extra 1st round draft choice next year.
October 14, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.
I'll bet you could find 11 bleaker places just in Ohio.
September 20, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.
Part of the problem is the weakness of the Penguins' schedule. There's no way it prepared them for Michigan State. Now they go back to playing another non-schoalrship FCS team, Duquesne. That won't help much to get ready for Southern Illinois and the rest of the MVFC schedule ahead.
September 16, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.
The Browns need NEW Energy Stadium. They also need a new QB and an OL that can compete every week. The defense has promise, but I don't expect many 10-7 wins.
September 9, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.
Teams like these have to disappear from the schedule. Why not just play Westminster and Thiel like the men's basketball team is going to do? It's a joke that the conference Morehead and Dayton are in gets an automatic bid into the playoffs. It's like putting YSU in an FCS bowl game.
September 8, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.
Sorry to say, but. I thought Bernie had some pre-game cocktails. He struggled to speak clearly and his eyes were unfocused. It was a sad sight.
August 11, 2013 at 9:13 a.m.
There were lots of common sense people who saw this coming when the move to the Federal League was made. Football drove that bus and soon the cost of driving it for other sports became problematical. No real "rivalries" were built. Boardman, Fitch, Harding, and now East as a D-I program, SHOULD play each other every year. They also need more than 3 or 4 games which count toward a title in the AAC.
June 25, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.
Parochials are an easy target for recruiting charges...often of their own making. However, now with so many districts offering open enrollment, public schools...which have often had suspicious transfers...will now have the same "recruiting" opportunities and should come under the same scrutiny.
June 14, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.