It’s time for the next installment of the MAC Blogger Roundtable. Each week one MAC blog posses questions to the other blogs and gathers the answers into a digest post. This gives us a chance to get the skinny from many different bloggers’/teams’ perspective and better understand the issues facing other teams on a weekly basis. This week’s questions are from the BGSU blog, Falcon Blog.

MAC Roundtable

Below the fold you’ll find the questions that were posed to us and our answers, so read on…

1. The MAC has 3 freshman in the top 10 in rushing yards and only 1 in receiving yards. Do you think RB is an easier position to break in, or is it just something about these specific guys?

We wouldn’t call the RB position “easier” to break into the top 10, but a contributing factor is that to be a top rated WR, for example, it required two players to be in sync — a WR and a QB. You can be the best WR in the conference but without a QB to get the ball out to you, you don’t have a chance to show what you can do. Conversely. the RB position is more of a one man show. Now, you can argue that a handoff has to occur and that without a solid offensive line, a RB is doomed, but for the most part, we feel that a solid RB can stand on their own merits a little more readily than some of the other positions.

2, Only 3 MAC teams have kickers making 80% of their FG attempts. Are you surprised the kicking in the MAC isn’t better?

It is somewhat surprising that the kicking game is not more consistent across the conference. Especially on teams where the most prolific chance to score falls to the kicking game, we would expect the kicking to be/get better.

3. Quentin Rollins leads the MAC in interceptions. I know the two-sport athlete is nearly completely gone but do you think there are a lot of players on your football team who could start at another sport for your school?

We think the legitimate two-sport starter takes a very special type of athlete that is not often seen. Most sports training now includes very specific exercises and skills which are focused on certain aspects of that athlete’s respective sport. This makes the athlete extremely good at the discipline but somewhat lacking in other areas. There may be some cross-over between football and track and field, for example, but generally speaking, you’re not going to see your QB playing goalie or your place-kicker playing catcher.

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