Originally Posted by dabvu2498
Centerville made the Herbstreit challenge because Herbie's an alumni.
Centerville is typically one of the 2 best big-school teams in the Dayton area (along with Huber Heights Wayne). Typically very disciplined and "fundamentally sound" and usually with a power-style running game. They've also had some speed-athlete types here recently.
Alumni include: AJ Hawk, Nick Mangold, Kirk Herbstreit and Mike Nugent. Ryan Hawk (AJ's bro) was also a standout QB who went on to have a nice MAC career at OhioU. I think they have maybe 4-5 other guys still playing D1 ball.
Very nice, dabvu2498. I am a Centerville grad as well. Your description in bold is very accurate. Year in and year out you can always depend on Centerville to have a power running game and stick with it. They do have some talent this year at QB and at the WR positions, so they could throw more than usual, but still, the game is won in the trenches, so you'll see more running than throwing.
Here is the full list of alumni since 2000 to play college ball.
Brad Hull - Grand Valley State Unviersity in Grand Rapids Michigan
Steve Pytosh - Morehead State University
Jameson Hartke - Ohio University
Jared Hunter - Ohio Northern
Brent Middleton - Ohio Northern
Tom Ingham - University of Dayton
Josh Smith - Otterbein College
Andrew Disalvo - Otterbein College
Dan Cline - Western Kentucky
Eric Larrimer - Ball State
Bill Guiney - Rose Hulman
Jeff Gates - Baldwin-Wallace
Tony Thomas - Wittenberg
Greg Brown - Indiana
Andrew Terlecky - Denison
Joe Unger - Marshall
Brent Ullery - Ohio State
A.J. Hawk - Ohio State
Jason Flowers - Toledo
Zac Elcess - Marshall
*this is last years list of players that were still playing college football. Obviously, Nugent would have been on this list if he were still in college, but he was in the NFL last year. Also, Nick Mangold went to Kettering Alter, not Centerville HS. His parents live in Centerville, but he went to the smaller, private school. Most announcers screwed this up from day 1 saying that Hawk and Mangold were teammates in HS. They were not.