Originally Posted by MoeDude
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!
1. Socialism claim can only be made if one assumes that everyone has a fair shot so this comparison is off. These programs in higher D1 plays by different rules. Mentor and Strongsville have double the allotment of boys to choose from in a closed district. The privates can draw from 5-6 counties and Iggy/X have double the enrollment on top of that. The schools with 500 something boys in a closed enrollment have no shot to compete.
2. The MAC plays D5 and D6 football. Not quite the same situation as playing the huge publics and power privates in D1. Yes they can win titles over the privates down there at times. But the disparities are not the same as they are in D1.
3. Your examples aren't really valid. Hilliard has a very big school district. And I believe that those kids could choose which school in the district to attend. They have the opportunity to win and they built the program to do so. These smaller closed enrollment publics don't have those resources to win.
4. The hard work bs is tiring on here. Has nothing to do with bad coaching and not trying with a lot of these schools. It has to do with not having the resources/enrollment to compete. Also it is laughable to bring up Ignatius in this and act like those schools can strive to be at that level. Ignatius has over 1000 boys in their enrollment and draw from 5-6 counties on top of that. How the hell is that the same as having 500 something boys in one school district to choose from?