View Full Version : Patty V shows no luvin' for more than two in the play-off oven

11-20-2008, 10:13 AM
From the Springfield, Mo News-Leader blog (MSU's version of TV)


It was news that North Dakota State football coach Craig Bohl did not want to hear.

Patty Viverito, commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, said earlier this week that probably only two league teams are playoff-bound.

"Unfortunately, we've played our way out of it," Viverito told the Fargo (N.D.) Forum newspaper. "We've made it too easy on the committee."

Northern Iowa, which has clinched a share of the title and is done with a 7-1 league record, and Southern Illinois, 6-1, are the likely Valley playoff teams.

Bohl seemed confident following last week's victory at Missouri State that his team, with a possible 7-4 final overall record, could earn an at-large selection to the FCS playoffs.

The selection of at-large is down to 3 out of 6 candidates, and those are are all playing head-to-head games out east. BTW, winning these games don't necessarily get into the play-offs.

Liberty @ Elon - A loss by Elon could knock them out. Liberty may get a "sympathy" invite (best of the Big South), but lost to a 2nd yr transitional Presbyterian, so some real concern about any quality wins.

Richmond @ William & Mary - Richmond was #1, for a week, then they lost to Villanova, and JMU in two close games (think McNeese/SIU for Jacks). W&M has been quietly sailing along notching W after W, until finishing with 'Nova, JMU & Richmond. Already lost to 'Nova & JMU.

11-20-2008, 10:40 AM
This article was over on Bisonville a couple of days ago and even though I agree with her, IMO she made a mistake by being quoted like this in a newspaper article.

All that needed to be said: "We have a lot of great teams in the MVFC considering it's one of the top conferences in nation, and I wish all of them could get in. We'll just have to see how it goes and hope for the best."

I'll give her props for her honesty, but her job is to promote the MVFC with any chance she gets, and she didn't do it in this article IMO.

Go Jacks!!