eaglepride1
Who's the leader in the clubhouse for '17 football? Can Onalaska duplicate that magic?
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johnwall1
eaglepride1 wrote:
Who's the leader in the clubhouse for '17 football? Can Onalaska duplicate that magic?


Onalaska loses everything. The only thing that will keep them in the upper half is that the MVC is going to be awful next year. Here's a very early take:

1. Logan - they have better athletes than anyone else and the best coach.
2. Holmen - they lose a lot (Seth Wilson) but have HUGE numbers in the program that really helps.
3. Tomah - they probably return as much skill position talent as anyone.
4. Onalaska - total rebuild, lose that QB and those WR's. Will build around the to-be soph RB Lubinsky
5. West Salem - loses a ton of talent, but great coaching and soild numbers
6. Aquinas - finally has some numbers coming back in, last year's frosh got tons of experience which will help
7. Central - it's a BB school
8. Sparta - had such a nice season riding a very solid senior class....who are all gone now

Keep in mind in 2016, Onalaska dominated the MVC....and promptly got blown out of the playoffs at home by a middle of the pack team from a small school conference. Holmen allowed 600+ yds rushing to a .500, 5th place FVA team. Logan is the only team in the MVC that has any sort of playoff success. So in what I would call the best MVC talent in years last season, it still stunk on a regional level and the talent coming in is way down
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dawgstyle
johnwall1 wrote:
eaglepride1 wrote:
Who's the leader in the clubhouse for '17 football? Can Onalaska duplicate that magic?


Onalaska loses everything. The only thing that will keep them in the upper half is that the MVC is going to be awful next year. Here's a very early take:

1. Logan - they have better athletes than anyone else and the best coach.
2. Holmen - they lose a lot (Seth Wilson) but have HUGE numbers in the program that really helps.
3. Tomah - they probably return as much skill position talent as anyone.
4. Onalaska - total rebuild, lose that QB and those WR's. Will build around the to-be soph RB Lubinsky
5. West Salem - loses a ton of talent, but great coaching and soild numbers
6. Aquinas - finally has some numbers coming back in, last year's frosh got tons of experience which will help
7. Central - it's a BB school
8. Sparta - had such a nice season riding a very solid senior class....who are all gone now

Keep in mind in 2016, Onalaska dominated the MVC....and promptly got blown out of the playoffs at home by a middle of the pack team from a small school conference. Holmen allowed 600+ yds rushing to a .500, 5th place FVA team. Logan is the only team in the MVC that has any sort of playoff success. So in what I would call the best MVC talent in years last season, it still stunk on a regional level and the talent coming in is way down


Onalaska had a 2nd QB play a pretty decent number of snaps last year. I don't think it is a total rebuild. But the loss of the two WRs will hurt badly.
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johnwall1
dawgstyle wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
eaglepride1 wrote:
Who's the leader in the clubhouse for '17 football? Can Onalaska duplicate that magic?


Onalaska loses everything. The only thing that will keep them in the upper half is that the MVC is going to be awful next year. Here's a very early take:

1. Logan - they have better athletes than anyone else and the best coach.
2. Holmen - they lose a lot (Seth Wilson) but have HUGE numbers in the program that really helps.
3. Tomah - they probably return as much skill position talent as anyone.
4. Onalaska - total rebuild, lose that QB and those WR's. Will build around the to-be soph RB Lubinsky
5. West Salem - loses a ton of talent, but great coaching and soild numbers
6. Aquinas - finally has some numbers coming back in, last year's frosh got tons of experience which will help
7. Central - it's a BB school
8. Sparta - had such a nice season riding a very solid senior class....who are all gone now

Keep in mind in 2016, Onalaska dominated the MVC....and promptly got blown out of the playoffs at home by a middle of the pack team from a small school conference. Holmen allowed 600+ yds rushing to a .500, 5th place FVA team. Logan is the only team in the MVC that has any sort of playoff success. So in what I would call the best MVC talent in years last season, it still stunk on a regional level and the talent coming in is way down


Onalaska had a 2nd QB play a pretty decent number of snaps last year. I don't think it is a total rebuild. But the loss of the two WRs will hurt badly.


Dawg, you're probably right....but those WR's Onalaska had were terrific, I still am missing something, clearly, as to how Sample is a partial D2 scholarship kid...he seems so good to me, guess I have no idea how good those D1 guys must be. And Hughes also is a partial D2 scholly guy to WSU. Much of Duin's success was those elite WR's, but he had a hose of an arm. The other QB simply tossed the ball up and let Sample to get it in the games I saw them play. He is a much better runner than Duin was, so I fully expect with the loss of Duin, Sample, Hughes, Fredrickson....Ona will be a running team next year with QB keeps and a large dose of Lubinsky. They have no returning WR's and I don't know much about who the new OL starters will be.
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