Marian Central belongs in the FVC
It is not a popular stance among most FVC fans, but Marian Central should be joining the FVC for the 2014-15 season, as seven schools are leaving the SCC.
The remaining teams in the SCC are trying to figure out what to do.
The Rant is sick of having this conversation about whether the Hurricanes should be allowed to join the FVC.
The answer is YES. This is the perfect opportunity to get them in the conference. Johnsburg is leaving the FVC and Marian Central is looking for a solution to their SCC problems. They need a home.
It makes too much sense, right.
The Rant has heard the whining of those in the FVC who claim the Hurricanes are cheaters because they recruit. Baloney!
What are you afraid of, good competition? The move would only make the FVC that much better and more respected. Adding a football program the caliper of Marian Central would raise everybody's game in an already solid conference.
It probably wouldn't make a huge difference in most other sports. Marian Central is usually pretty solid in baseball, volleyball and soccer. They are usually pretty average in most of the other sports.
This is the truth, Marian Central does recruit and that is something they can legally do and any team that has the right to do it will take advantage of that. If you could you would.
This is also the truth, Marian Central does not recruit like many of the schools that have made this such a hated practice. They are not like those private schools who raid programs and try to steal the best players. They won't show up at another schools practice and try to steal a player.
Lets not forget that kids transfer all the time to play at a school they want to be at. In many cases they are cheating by lying about where they live just to join a certain team. The Rant has seen this many times.
If a player or their family shows interest of course they will talk to them about their school and want them to attend.
Yes, they want good players but will not do absolutely anything to get them like some schools will.
That fact will not be good enough for all those all-or-nothing types, but get over yourself and quit being afraid of the big, bad catholic schools.
The Rant has seen Marian Central football teams with 22-25 players on Varsity. That does not sound like a team that has been doing a lot of heavy recruiting.
Look at the sidelines of many schools who have kids that will never play because they have so many kids on the team. Marian's numbers have been improving but they are not a warehouse of endless talent. There really is nothing to fear.
Think of the great rivalries that could come from this, and the competition we would all get to see.
Once the players got out on the field none of this talk would matter. The best team still would win.
One of the posts made an excellent point about Drew Potthoff becoming the AD at Marian Central next year and having some good connections in the FVC from his time as AD at McHenry.
If he could pull this off he would be The Rant's hero.
Think of the gas money that the Hurricanes could save, they could probably get turf after a few years of saving that money.
Change can be a good thing and The Rant believes this is one of those times people need to get over their paranoia, see the big picture and allow for some changes.
Hey FVC, let them in!