Monthly Archives: August 2012

A New Year

And we’re running again. Soccer, volleyball and football teams are hard at it.  The timeline has volleyball and soccer setting rosters early next week with competition for the volleyball team one week from today with the soccer and football teams … Continue reading

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PreSeason Poll

Here it is.  More in depth release Friday morning.  Point totals with coaches not allowed to vote for themselves.  Ascending order. Dordt-12 Briar Cliff-16 Concordia-24 Nebraska Wesleyan-38 Dakota Wesleyan-51 Doane-51 Midland- 51 Hastings-53 Morningside-76 (4) Northwestern-78 (6)  

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Greg Youngblood-Dordt

Was shooting video so doing this from memory. Wants to do things the right way and be known as a team that does that.  When questioned about identity he stated simply to do things the right way and gain respect. … Continue reading

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Ross Cimpl-Dakota Wesleyan

New coach.  Was an assistant at DWU before spending last couple years at U of Sioux Falls. Want to be an elite team. Focus on South Dakota for recruiting. Freshmen will play. 5-4 in GPAC and 6-4 overall. “Terrible on … Continue reading

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Vance Winter-Concordia

ON the mic at 2:46. 3-6 in GPAC and 4-7 overall. Entering his fourth year as head coach. “Start of a new era”. Have struggled to points on the board.  Hired a new offensive coordinator. Changing scheme on offense which … Continue reading

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Kyle Achterhoff-Northwestern

9-2 overall and 7-2 last year. On the mic at 2:33. Parity in the conference.  Lot of quality football. Excited with 10 starters back on offense and nine who started a game on defense. New offensive coordinator.  Don’t expect big … Continue reading

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After the break. Tony Harper-Hastings

Coming back after a little breather. Corey WEstra back on the mic. Non-conference games. Southwestern, Dakota STate, Graceland, Waldorf, Benedictine to face GPAC schools. Kickoffs from the 35.  Kickoff touchbacks to the 25 not 20. Yard halo back in force … Continue reading

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Brian Keller-Nebraska Wesleyan

ON the mic at 1:55. DEan of the coaches and has 88 wins. 4-5 GPAC and 5-5 overall. Hit by injuries. Had high expectations but went through a season that didn’t have the success they thought they’d have. First five … Continue reading

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Matt Franzen-Doane

22-29 in five years in Crete. On the mic at 1:44. Big turnaround last year. Experienced highs on the field with a 7-2 GPAC mark and 8-2.  Cody Fanning, defensive back, died in a car accident in April. Lots of … Continue reading

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Tom Ryan-Morningside

85 career wins at Morningside. On the mic at 1:36. “Great conference. Many good football teams.  Hopefully we can be competitive.” Return “Talented” defensive backfield. 8-1 in GPAC.  9-2 overall.  Lost in NAIA playoffs first round. Three way fight for … Continue reading

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