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Post by hcsportsfan on Dec 19, 2019 6:32:34 GMT -5
The enthusiasm and banter from HC alums has been a pleasure to follow over the past six years. My son is a Class of 2018 graduate and former HC student-athlete. He throughly enjoyed his experience competing in the Patriot League, and benefitted from the strong alumni network in NYC when landing a job after graduation. Not being from New England, I would argue that most folks outside of the area have probably never heard of the College of the Holy Cross. For better or worse, HC has become a regionally-recognized college at best. With that said, my son wouldn't trade his experiences at HC for any other school. He had more attractive athletic offers from schools like Georgetown, Marquette, BU, and Providence. But chose HC, due to its strong academic programs, small class sizes, and beautiful campus. Worcester, MA can be a tough sell, but many of the top universities in the States are located in less than desirable areas. Win and losses are important, but I believe that HC is best served by the company it keeps in association with other Patriot League institutions. Outside of the Ivy League, the Patriot League provides a true student-athlete experience with strict parameters in regard to missing class time. It is almost criminal as to the amount of class time that D1 student-athletes miss in other conferences due to travel for competitions. Stay the course HC! The small college on the hill with incredible academic programs and D1 sports doesn't exist in many places. If you throw a bit more money into coaching staffs for all sports and max out on scholarships for each sport at the college, then you will see more winning seasons.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2019 5:52:13 GMT -5 by hcsportsfan
As far as the original question ("Is Nelson over his head?"), given the talent level of our team I don't think a current record of 1-10 gives any indication that he is (or is not) over his head here at HC.
While it is true that many of us hoped (if things broke just right) we might hit 10 wins this year I can't see holding him responsible if we don't hit that mark given the squad.
Given his background as a player and coach I can't imagine the X's and 0's are beyond him...it as all about the recruiting trail at this point.
hcsports - Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to read your post. Obviously, your son, a scholar-athlete at HC, must be an impressive young man. And, clearly you are a great dad. You hit the nail on the head. HC is a great college of high standards and integrity. Many, many years ago, in a private discussion about HC, a Columbia professor pointed out to me that although HC is not widely known in popular culture, it is widely known and highly respected among the professional and business class. He called HC an "insiders school." HC alums may have many different opinions on a variety of topics but rest assured, we all share a love and pride for our alma mater. We welcome you to our discussion and look forward to your son joining with his fellow alums on this board. GoCrossGo. m'67 LoveHC
When I got my first college teaching job I learned that the dept chairman that hired me had 150 applications on his desk, many of whom had more advanced degrees than me. I know that my HC degree had a lot to do with him hiring me. When I interviewed for Georgetown Med in front of an MD I waxed eloquent about HC's great pre-med program. He didn't seem impressed at all. After I was accepted I found that....that's right....he was an HC grad. Over and over throughout my professional career I found that an HC degree had a sterling reputation. It is indeed an "insiders school."
Coach Nelson will be successful in the near future when he has recruited the type of players he likes and wants who fit in at HC. This year will be a learning year due to the loss of two starters who went elsewhere and due to the fact of the lack of consistent chemistry between the returnees and the freshmen. So have faith and trust in Coach Nelson as he attempts to right the ship!