The 2015 schedule (in no particular order)
@ Bishop Gorman
@ De La Salle
vs. Bishop Amat
vs. Fountain Valley
What's a realistic expectation for the Friars with this schedule, with a new coach and after losing a few key players?
Honestly, I think if Meyer gets out of this year with a 3-7 record, 1-4 in the Trinity AND keeps the losses competitive, that's a fair record for his first year and for the teams he's going against. I can see wins coming against Edison and FV, and maybe a victory over OLu or SM. I think 4-6 overall and 2-3 in the Trinity would be not completely out of the question, but not likely either. 5-5, 3-2 is asking a lot at this stage.
The key will be his coaching staff. In his radio interview he says he will bring over a few coaches from CdM, there will be some holdovers from Servite, and a few coaches from elsewhere. But his experience as a coach is huge. Winning 50 games and three championships in 4 years is no small feat no matter what the level. I'm excited to see how it all pans out.
Better strength training hopefully is going on right now or starting soon. Real soon.
The expectations will be low this season. It is too much to expect Meyer to turn things around so quickly that anyone expects wins over Gorman or De La Salle... and probably not Amat either.
After that we'll see how the Trinity plays out. There are some questions to be answered for all the teams in our league in 2015.
You guys might be under estimating, but setting low expectations are not bad either.
Servite reemerges as a power...DlS game is the measuring stick, but all the other games Servite will be in, IMHO.
I know it's early folks but I give everyone full rights to amend their statements and predictions as new information is made available. As of now, I haven't heard any rumors on the coaching staff. Tonight is the meet and greet.
History will recall what it recalls, but I propose the downfall of Servite FB is tied directly to the Senior class of the 2012 fb season (2013 grads).
If Servite has ANY usable juniors on the 2011 team they probably 3-peat as CIF Southern Section Champs. The 2011 Seniors were so good they nearly did it by themselves.
Then the 2012 season was such a catastrophe that we lost the best coach in the Southern Section, and all of Servite's cache immediately vanished with it.
With all of the momentum the program had, I can not, for the life of me, figure out how such a terrible class of football players rolled through. Makes you think the Almighty is a Monarchs fan.
God we stink now. Just awful.
That 2012 season was quite a fiasco. But I think the problems started from the 2010 finals vs. DLS. It was the beginning of TT's downfall. He suddenly got real neurotic with his decisions and overly obsessed with DLS.
Eight seniors that I know of had D1 offers.
Four underclassmen with D1 offers still remain at Servite, last I heard.
One underclassmen has an offer from Oregon State among others.
Another has an offer from Nebraska among others,
Another has an offer from Notre Dame among others, and
Another has an offer from Washington State among others.
Hopefully Scott Meyer can turn those talents and others into a winning team.