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    • #12631
      silentp
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    • #38510
      Kari Byron
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      Only if the Avian Flu hits Gambier in early March…

    • #38511
      quacker
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      “That is why swimmers from all over the country want to be a part of the Kenyon program.”

      could read:

      That is why swimmers from all over the country… [dramatic pause] and the world… want to be a part of the Kenyon program.

    • #38512

      Kenyon will eventually lose. As Pericles recognized 2500 years ago, all great civilizations rise and eventually fall. Will it be under Steen? My guess is he won’t be there that much longer so no. This topic has been beaten to death though. We all know Kenyon is great…hooray Kenyon!

    • #38513
      silentp
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      @screeeeeeeeech wrote:

      Kenyon will eventually lose. As Pericles recognized 2500 years ago, all great civilizations rise and eventually fall. Will it be under Steen? My guess is he won’t be there that much longer so no. This topic has been beaten to death though. We all know Kenyon is great…hooray Kenyon!

      Is there a way to put this statement in some sort of jealousy bubble?

      I’d guess he’ll be there longer than most d3 swimmers, coaches, etc think he will, but whatever helps the recruiting…

    • #38514

      Its absolutely not meant to sound jealous, its just a reality. However, to suggest that Kenyon’s reign will last forever is, to put it nicely, naive. As I said before, its hard to imagine them losing with Steen as head coach because he gets results year in and year out. However, the streak will not last forever. As Athens fell to Sparta, Kenyon eventually will relinquish the crown.

    • #38515
      Derek
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      Your references to Pericles, Athens, and Sparta are impressive, but a bit dramatic wouldn’t you say?

    • #38516
      Milhouse
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      Making comparisons to people and places that influenced the course of world civilization for thousands of years after their demise is an apt way to describe Kenyon’s current reign over Division III swimming and diving, IMO.

    • #38517
      Low Tide
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      I predict Kenyon Mens’ Team loses within four years of Steen retiring.

    • #38518
      silentp
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      @Low Tide wrote:

      I predict Kenyon Mens’ Team loses within four years of Steen retiring.

      I like the prediction, but does this mean the new Kenyon coach takes the team down a notch (to the same level as everyone else) or that there is just a lapse then they are back on top?

      Also, if this happens, does he get fired soon after? How much leeway would the new coach have? It would certainly be an exciting time for Denison, Emory, etc who have been knocking at the door for quite a while.

    • #38519
      swim5599
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      The new coach would be walking into one of the toughest coaching challenges on any level in any sport. What Steen has done there is just unbelievable. I would also think that they would lose within 5 years of Jim retiring.

    • #38520
      Low Tide
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      I think Steen will have his finger on the pulse of just when a good time to leave will be… he will not retire with a loss. But the new guy might have a bit of a burp to overcome.

      Assuming a competant new coach, Kenyon will remain a perennial contender for the championship (and not be in much danger of losing his job), but I do not think it will possible to maintain what Steen has been able to accomplish over another significant period of time.

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