The level of competition is obviously not DI, but it should be noted that teams will routinely scrimmage respectable DIII teams and beat them handily.
^^ PLease share a link showing this is the case. I don’t think so. DIII schools will still get decent sized kids and they will drive 172 lbers into the earth.
My mistake on one front. I was told that it was DIII teams, which is true, I was not told that it was the JV. However, as one would imagine there are still some decently sized kids on those teams. Here are a couple links I found online about Navy’s scrimmages last season: http://www.navysports.com/sports/m-sprintfb/recaps/090708aaa.html
However, you can probably drop the respectable from my previous description I suppose. An honest mistake on my part. I still firmly believe that the level of competition found in the league is solid however. And for the record, players VERY often aren’t even close to 172 lb come gameday. I’ve heard of several guys hovering closer to 190 than 172. Once again, still not huge, but more respectable than 172 would lead you to believe.
You have to see that a 172 # db is one thing but when the tackles and d linemen at that size that is a small league my friend.
I coach AAU in the Spring and we have 13/14 y.o. RBs that wiegh more than that. No to mention most the linemen are in the 200 and one is over 300. Obviously this is a select league with kids from throughout Houston but you might caught my drift.
I absolutely see what you’re saying and agree with everything you say. This is definitely small for a lineman, linebacker, running back, etc. I just am a little defensive about being attacked on this board before about it not being a “real” sport and people calling it things such as football for pussies and the like. My only point I want to make is weight restricted =/= crap lol
when i went to visit my battle buddy at west point, i managed to catch a sprint football game. honestly it was a lot more enjoyable than i had previously imagined.
Hey…One thing at a time…LOL. Let’s concentrate on setting off that Lunker and getting it on video, shall we ??