So I decided to spare you all from a total recap of the Charlotte game on Sunday. I watched and suffered through it just like the rest of you and in interest of no wanting to relive it again, I’ve decided not to do a total breakdown of the game. You’re welcome.
Instead, I want to talk about some rotational discrepancies I have. Thus far, Capel has played four guys over 200 minutes and one guy just under at 199. Those players are Tevin Baskin, Mike Neal, Michael Obacha, Tab Hamilton and Chris Burgess. No real surprise here figuring that these guys came More >
The first quarter of the App State/Charlotte game was the kind of scrappy game the Mountaineers needed. Charlotte wasn’t in any kind of rhythm and it seemed like the underdogs had a chance. Then reality hit. It hit hard. The final result was a 77-59 UNCC win and it hurt for those App fans who were there. However most everyone else was apathetic because to them, there’s no use in rooting for a bad basketball team that continues to be bad.
Truth be told, this is not a good team at all. It’s painful to watch. There’s talent, but the players don’t play good at all. Right now there’s no reason to More >
So is this what it has come to? It takes one player to log a career scoring night for App State in order for them to beat a Division II school? That can’t be right. I mean, this is largely the same team that took a dominant Davidson team down to the wire in the SoCon semifinals not seven months ago. This is the same team that returned 80% of their starters and this is the same team was picked by some to finish in the top four of their league come the end of the season. Are we sure?
Last night’s game versus the North Greenville Crusaders left me with a lot of questions. Yes, you heard that More >
It’s not politically correct, it’s stereotypical of mountain people, it’s rough around the edges and it possibly promotes smoking. Most importantly, it’s awesome. It’s borderline gangster.
The world will see the Mountaineer name and think App State is full of hillbillies. Why should App fans care what the rest of the world thinks? A logo, no matter how modern it looks, isn’t going to change that.
It’s best to embrace the inner-hillbilly within you.
College coaches are definitely known to tinker their lineups and experiment with different rotations, especially during the beginning stretch of the season. Hey, I get it. It’s important to establish chemistry and understand who plays well with whom and what lineups works best depending on certain game situations. Coaches also love to understand exactly who their 7 or 8 guys are going to be once conference play hits and the overall rotation tightens considerably. However, in a move that I did not expect, Capel shook up the starting lineup More >
SoCon, FCS, Western. It all ended at once. 42 years of the SoCon, 31 seasons of FCS football and 78 games against Western. As of now, its is all past-tense. SoCon will be replaced by the Sun Belt, FCS by FBS and Western by whatever FCS programs App pays to come up the mountain (which won’t be Western). Chancellor Peacock will soon follow in the summer and he was also honored on the day with a halftime ceremony.
After months of buildup to the Final Battle for the Old Mountain Jug, after many hopes by Western that this would be the year to celebrate a grand victory, it ended up as lopsided as More >
For the final time, Appalachian will play a football game as a member of the Southern Conference. For the last time in the foreseeable future, the Mountaineers will lace it up against Western Carolina with a symbol of their mountain heritage on the line. On Saturday, Appalachian will recognize their favorite Chancellor who has put his heart and soul into this campus for over thirty years. The Mountaineers will play sixty more minutes of football and the divorce from the I-AA/FCS division will be final. For the first time in decades, the season is complete before Thanksgiving, and we have More >
What a great question. To recap, App State beat our neighbors over in Banner Elk last night to notch their first win of the season by a score of 91-63. I mean, that’s great that we got our first win and everything, but at the end of the day, what does playing Lees McCrae do to benefit our team? The answer would be an emphatic nothing.
It’s great that schools like App and Lees McCrae have a good enough relationship that they want to include each other on their schedules, but there is no good justification for why they should. I think that it’s great More >
In the final-ever SoCon road game, the Apps came out and looked like a long day was ahead. Wofford used their potent wishbone attack to gash the Mountaineer defense. These long, slow, plodding drives seemingly never ended. The only saving grace was that the App offense did more-or-less the same thing. At halftime facing a 14-10 deficit, it was understood that if the Wofford offense couldn’t be stopped, the game would be lost.
And that’s when everything changed.
On the strength of limited Wofford to 51 rushing yards and a overall 258-117 yardage advantage in the second half, the Apps claimed More >
Ah recruiting. It’s such a necessary means to securing your team’s future, yet it can really play with your emotions. It’s such an up and down cycle that is really out of your control. Coaches may think that they have established great relationships with kids and their families, but you truly never know what a kid is thinking or where he may end up playing college ball. I guess that’s the beauty of it though.
To me, basketball recruiting is a lot more exciting. There are a lot more opportunities to get kids national exposure through AAU, showcases, camps, etc., while football is largely More >