Originally Posted by MentorGrad2002
It isn't right that closed enrollment publics with 500 something kids have to compete against privates like Ignatius/Eds/X/Moeller and publics that are big like Mentor and Strongsville. It is easy to dismiss this because you are a fan of a school that picks its students from a wide area. There is no way these small closed enrollment publics can compete. The only teams with small enrollment that can win in D1 are the ones who draw from a wide area like Glenville.
It has nothing to do with who I root for. This is socialisim at it's best. Instead of rewarding the hard work to be a winner we continue to strive toward the "everyone gets a trophy" attitude. In SWO we have the MAC to show that "open enrollment" and "private" school has nothing to do with how to be a successful football program.
The bottomline is if you build it they will come. Look at what Hilliard has done because they made a commitment to be a top notch program. Look at Princeton during the Coach Mancuso days, and Colerain now but mostly under Coach Coombs. Even Moeller isn't as dominant as it once was because they no longer have a coach like Coach Faust. St. Ignatius is where they still are because of the consistency of having the same coach and program for so many years.
You may have a few isolated programs like Youngstown Ursuline and Mooney that have been dominant in their areas for years, but so has The Big Red from Stuebenville.
It's the continued softening of America and the whiny jerks who want everything made easy instead of working hard to reap the fruits of the labor.
In the MAC we all witness small town football at it's best where teams of young men bust their backsides in the off season and the coaches work them hard on technique.
While some moron is whining about not having a fair chance there is someone else working harder and longer in the weight room and on the field making themself better.
If you build it they will come!