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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Our Next Head Coach is ______________________.
« Last post by RT on December 14, 2018, 08:47:39 AM »
Is Upper Iowa no longer in the IIAC?

Or, does the IIAC no longer exist?


Upper Iowa went D-2 and is in the Northern Sun Conference. With the addition of Nebraska Wesleyan, the IIAC changed its name to American Rivers Conference. Still has all the Iowa schools (Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Dubuque, Loras, Luther, Simpson, Wartburg). But most years the conference is a notch below the Wisconsin (WIAC) and Minnesota (MIAC) conferences, still some good football played there.

William Penn (another former IIAC member school) must have bailed as well. Don't see their name on the list. Did they go D-2 as well?

"Snacks" Harrison played there, and in the "way-back machine" so did Wilbur Young.

BTW.........Vern Den Herder (Dolphins glory years) played for Central College as well.


William Penn in the late '90's ended up going the NAIA route. In the early 1980s, more than 100 schools carried dual NAIA/NCAA affiliation. By 2000, though, that number had been cut nearly in half, now there are none. Nobody was forcing these schools to chose one or the other, but the NCAA's changes in championships selection criteria did nudge them off the fence.  Selections only focused on performance against conference and regional opponents, so contests against schools from the NAIA held no value and often led to missing a chance to play in championships.


Back on topic here, just wondering if Philbin has to win this week to remain in the hunt in Murphy and Gutes eyes? Or just a good showing good enough? Or does he have no chance no matter how they finish?   
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Our Next Head Coach is ______________________.
« Last post by JQ on December 14, 2018, 07:42:33 AM »
From the Chicago Tribune - I found this laundry list article of pros and cons about Pat Fitzgerald:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-pat-fitzgerald-packers-northwestern-20181212-story.html

I thought it was interesting, and there‚Äôs certainly LOTS of fuel for lively discussion and debate!  ( - : #

I think Fitzgerald is a great match for the midwestern culture and tradition of the Green Bay Packers. With the obvious connection with Murphy, his coaching success,  albeit college, and midwestern roots-it seems to me it at least warrants an inquiry by Green Bay as to his interest level.
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NFL Talk / Re: The Greatness of Patrick Mahomes
« Last post by dannobanano on December 14, 2018, 04:54:26 AM »
I watch Mahomes and I can't help but think that while everyone else is playing NFL football, Mahomes is playing Madden.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: The OFFICIAL Packers v Bears Game Day Thread
« Last post by dannobanano on December 14, 2018, 04:51:07 AM »
Trust me.

The Bears remember Week 1 all too well. They still taste it, and they don't like it.

It won't be a repeat, they'll make sure of it.

Bears 31
Packers 10


Please make me eat crow Aaron.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Our Next Head Coach is ______________________.
« Last post by dannobanano on December 14, 2018, 04:46:08 AM »
Is Upper Iowa no longer in the IIAC?

Or, does the IIAC no longer exist?


Upper Iowa went D-2 and is in the Northern Sun Conference. With the addition of Nebraska Wesleyan, the IIAC changed its name to American Rivers Conference. Still has all the Iowa schools (Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Dubuque, Loras, Luther, Simpson, Wartburg). But most years the conference is a notch below the Wisconsin (WIAC) and Minnesota (MIAC) conferences, still some good football played there.

William Penn (another former IIAC member school) must have bailed as well. Don't see their name on the list. Did they go D-2 as well?

"Snacks" Harrison played there, and in the "way-back machine" so did Wilbur Young.

BTW.........Vern Den Herder (Dolphins glory years) played for Central College as well.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Our Next Head Coach is ______________________.
« Last post by footballdad on December 14, 2018, 02:03:11 AM »
RT - Individually and as a team, not a great year. 3 - 8 on the season. Would beat a ranked team then lose a game they had no business losing. He was a redshirt, spent the year as a scout team backer. Three position coaches in his two years there. Coach who recruited him left for family reasons, 2nd guy left for D1 Memphis. Was told he will get a shot at winning the mike backer spot next year. Hoping for the best and thanks for asking.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by skcusICH on December 13, 2018, 07:53:44 PM »
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Roster move:

The Packers signed G Nico Siragusa to the active roster from the Ravens practice squad and placed G Byron Bell (knee) on injured reserve.

Siragusa was a player that was an OL Packers type coming out of college and was a 4th round pick by the Ravens, but tore up his knee his rookie season in training camp. Interesting flyer.

For anyone else wondering, no, he is not related to Tony "Goose" Siragusa.

Thanks! I was wondering, especially with the Ravens connection. Figured he was a relative and Baltimore gave him a shot as an UFA.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: The OFFICIAL Packers v Bears Game Day Thread
« Last post by skcusICH on December 13, 2018, 07:51:05 PM »
6 starters on IR, 7 if counting Jake Ryan as a starting early down ILB. IR for Davis who is clearly the team's best return man and gunner. 4th round rookie guard never reported. Since the Clinton-Dix trade, the safety depth has gone on IR.

Starting DE, DT, Outside WR, CB, OLB, and RG all on IR. Most of those are some real vital positions. Losing your supposed #1 CB and pass rusher to IR will finish many defenses off. This is a vastly different team than the Bears saw in week 1. Not really for the better.

The injuries here got old years ago. It's discouraging seeing our injury report and IR list and then seeing the opposition with a full cast of key players and few if any guys missing practice.

Everyone knows the reasons why each and every player needs to and should step up for this specific game. There's a whole laundry list of reasons. It's going to be a tough task to put up more than 20 against that gelling defense. Packers/Bears football in December with the Bears not being a pushover. Sign me up...can't wait until Sunday!
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by skcusICH on December 13, 2018, 07:32:19 PM »
Looking back at the Clinton-Dix trade earlier in the year, it's looking like a general consensus among Washington fans and beat writers that Ha Ha refuses to get involved in tackles and is always a step late to the play or out of position. Reading comments about him from Washington fans are virtually identical to what we've seen in Green Bay for the last 2 years.

Hopefully that 4th round pick goes to good use.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Our Next Head Coach is ______________________.
« Last post by RT on December 13, 2018, 07:06:38 PM »
Is Upper Iowa no longer in the IIAC?

Or, does the IIAC no longer exist?


Upper Iowa went D-2 and is in the Northern Sun Conference. With the addition of Nebraska Wesleyan, the IIAC changed its name to American Rivers Conference. Still has all the Iowa schools (Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Dubuque, Loras, Luther, Simpson, Wartburg). But most years the conference is a notch below the Wisconsin (WIAC) and Minnesota (MIAC) conferences, still some good football played there.
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