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on: August 11, 2017, 05:43:51 pm
Conference USA preseason rankings among all 130 FBS teams per CBS Sports.

61 LA Tech
66 WKU
67 Middle Tennessee
84 Southern Miss
88 UTSA
91 ODU
94 Marshall
95 FAU
114 North Texas
116 FIU
118 Rice
123 UTEP
125 CHARLOTTE
129 UAB


And Niner's 2017 non-con FBS opponents:

20 Kansas State
106 Eastern Michigan
122 Georgia State


CBSSports.com: CBS Sports 130: Alabama tops preseason college football rankings of every FBS team
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Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 05:49:10 pm
USA Today predicts Niners will finish 4-8 (2-6 C-USA) with LA Tech projected to be conference champions.

USAToday.com: College football: Projecting the 2017 records of all 130 FBS teams
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Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 10:00:00 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.


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Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 12:00:58 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.

Usually, but we started as FCS with no clue we'd be FBS so soon. So maybe to be fair, a year or 2 more would be appropriate.
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Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 12:56:34 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.

Usually, but we started as FCS with no clue we'd be FBS so soon. So maybe to be fair, a year or 2 more would be appropriate.
we knew we would be fbs before we ever played our first snap. It is inexcusable to have less talent on the d line with five (5!!!!!) Recruiting classes since we found out we would be tbs.

I like the rest of the team, but d line is so critically important that we may be squandering our other strengths by trotting a team out into the field that is possibly  going to get run all over.

It's not even that I think our d line players are bad, it's just unreal how little depth or experience we have there.


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Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 04:53:01 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.

Usually, but we started as FCS with no clue we'd be FBS so soon. So maybe to be fair, a year or 2 more would be appropriate.
we knew we would be fbs before we ever played our first snap. It is inexcusable to have less talent on the d line with five (5!!!!!) Recruiting classes since we found out we would be tbs.

I like the rest of the team, but d line is so critically important that we may be squandering our other strengths by trotting a team out into the field that is possibly  going to get run all over.

It's not even that I think our d line players are bad, it's just unreal how little depth or experience we have there.
Um, You may have had some inside info before the started that we would be stepping right up right away. I certainly did not have that info.
Please provide some link that proves "we knew we would be fbs before we ever played out first snap."


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Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 04:59:48 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.

Usually, but we started as FCS with no clue we'd be FBS so soon. So maybe to be fair, a year or 2 more would be appropriate.
we knew we would be fbs before we ever played our first snap. It is inexcusable to have less talent on the d line with five (5!!!!!) Recruiting classes since we found out we would be tbs.

I like the rest of the team, but d line is so critically important that we may be squandering our other strengths by trotting a team out into the field that is possibly  going to get run all over.

It's not even that I think our d line players are bad, it's just unreal how little depth or experience we have there.
Um, You may have had some inside info before the started that we would be stepping right up right away. I certainly did not have that info.
Please provide some link that proves "we knew we would be fbs before we ever played out first snap."
we got the invite to CUSA in May 2012, so unless you were in a coma from May 4, 2012 - August 31, 2013, you did have that info.


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Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 06:14:49 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.

Usually, but we started as FCS with no clue we'd be FBS so soon. So maybe to be fair, a year or 2 more would be appropriate.
we knew we would be fbs before we ever played our first snap. It is inexcusable to have less talent on the d line with five (5!!!!!) Recruiting classes since we found out we would be tbs.

I like the rest of the team, but d line is so critically important that we may be squandering our other strengths by trotting a team out into the field that is possibly  going to get run all over.

It's not even that I think our d line players are bad, it's just unreal how little depth or experience we have there.
Um, You may have had some inside info before the started that we would be stepping right up right away. I certainly did not have that info.
Please provide some link that proves "we knew we would be fbs before we ever played out first snap."
we got the invite to CUSA in May 2012, so unless you were in a coma from May 4, 2012 - August 31, 2013, you did have that info.

Your words. Got link? Source? If so I'll tip my hat to you.
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Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 08:34:23 pm
Shouldn't year five be the strongest year for an upstart football program? Year five is the fish or cut bait season IMO for this coaching staff.

Usually, but we started as FCS with no clue we'd be FBS so soon. So maybe to be fair, a year or 2 more would be appropriate.
we knew we would be fbs before we ever played our first snap. It is inexcusable to have less talent on the d line with five (5!!!!!) Recruiting classes since we found out we would be tbs.

I like the rest of the team, but d line is so critically important that we may be squandering our other strengths by trotting a team out into the field that is possibly  going to get run all over.

It's not even that I think our d line players are bad, it's just unreal how little depth or experience we have there.
Um, You may have had some inside info before the started that we would be stepping right up right away. I certainly did not have that info.
Please provide some link that proves "we knew we would be fbs before we ever played out first snap."
we got the invite to CUSA in May 2012, so unless you were in a coma from May 4, 2012 - August 31, 2013, you did have that info.

Your words. Got link? Source? If so I'll tip my hat to you.

I guess you need to start tipping your hat.

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Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 08:40:55 pm
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Reply #19 on: August 26, 2017, 10:16:06 pm
Here's the rub. I'm not sure I accept the premise that the announcement about joining CUSA would have all that much effect on our 2013/14
recruiting. We'd have to have told FBS level athletes that they were going to have to wait 2 seasons to play at that level. Maybe some would and maybe some wouldn't go along with that. At any rate, I'm going to wait until we actually play five seasons of FBS to start passing judgments.





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Reply #20 on: August 27, 2017, 07:51:30 am
Here's the rub. I'm not sure I accept the premise that the announcement about joining CUSA would have all that much effect on our 2013/14
recruiting. We'd have to have told FBS level athletes that they were going to have to wait 2 seasons to play at that level. Maybe some would and maybe some wouldn't go along with that. At any rate, I'm going to wait until we actually play five seasons of FBS to start passing judgments.

This.. actually the first class was told you just get to practice for a year (redshirt) and then play two years of FCS and then you can play two years of FBS if you are still around.  Not exactly an easy sales pitch.  Incredibly we still came up with some quality players out of those first two classes.  Unless we just crap the bed (which could happen) this year I expect Lambert to be given more time.  I have high expectations for 2018.  I like the way our team is coming together for that year and beyond.


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Reply #21 on: August 27, 2017, 10:04:30 am
Good post, 2018 is the year start-up comes off the program. I will be disappointed if we take a major step back this year, but that is possible with the DL. If we can somehow get average play from them and don't make poor strategic choices in the resulting close games it could be another step forward.


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Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 12:28:42 pm
Forgot to mention that we were playing for absolutely nothing our first three years.  Weren't going to be invited to FCS playoffs and not bowl eligible.  Last year was the first year we were eligible for anything.  Again not an easy sales pitch.  This is why you see our recruiting improving. We are finally playing for a conference championship and bowl.  Don't get me wrong we still need an expanded stadium.  Not thrilled with our offensive play calling either but I am willing to be patient for one more year.


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Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 12:59:16 pm
I hate to keep moving the goalposts for our staff, but logically, you guys are right. We are the only program in D1 history that had to sell every single one its first 4 classes on, at least at some point, playing for absolutely nothing. While others knew they'd be making the transition at some point, we started our program transitioning. That excuse is running dry though. Thank goodness. I also think we learned why nobody else had done it, as I really think it stunted our growth.  We really never had a choice though. Hopefully it's all worth it in a couple years.
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Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 01:02:35 pm
Forgot to mention that we were playing for absolutely nothing our first three years.  Weren't going to be invited to FCS playoffs and not bowl eligible.  Last year was the first year we were eligible for anything.  Again not an easy sales pitch.  This is why you see our recruiting improving. We are finally playing for a conference championship and bowl.  Don't get me wrong we still need an expanded stadium.  Not thrilled with our offensive play calling either but I am willing to be patient for one more year.
that's the thing though,  our d line recruiting doesn't really seem to have improved.  It was an area of huge need and we couldn't convince any quality jucos or grad transfers that we were a good choice? I mean we could have been bowl eligible last year with a few better coaching decisions and IMO, we improved everywhere except d line.

Shouldn't have been an impossible sale IMO.

I'm just afraid we end up squandering another year because one of glaring weakness in a team I think is otherwise talented enough to go to a bowl game.


 

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