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Reply #600 on: August 18, 2017, 10:34:30 am
I like the kids Lambert has recruited.


Me too


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Reply #601 on: August 18, 2017, 10:36:19 am
If we make it to a bowl this year, it will be the fastest its ever been done by a start up program. My concerns with Lambert are more with his in game strategy than his recruitment and development. We had a 3rd round draft pick and 3 other players sign UFA contracts. That's not bad for a FCS class.

This year and in particular next year will give us a better picture of whether Lambert will be able to succeed here.


And we were literally 2 x 1 pt late losses from going 6-6 and playing in a bowl last year (in our first year of bowl eligibility).......


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Reply #602 on: August 18, 2017, 10:38:46 am
If we make it to a bowl this year, it will be the fastest its ever been done by a start up program. My concerns with Lambert are more with his in game strategy than his recruitment and development. We had a 3rd round draft pick and 3 other players sign UFA contracts. That's not bad for a FCS class.

This year and in particular next year will give us a better picture of whether Lambert will be able to succeed here.
I hate to spoil the season for you, but we won't sniff bowl eligibility this year with Mullen and a weak D-line.


Lambert may be a fine coach, but we may never know because he has an anchor of an offensive coordinator dragging him down and if he's unwilling to make a change there after 4 years of utter garbage on offense (despite having several players with talent), then he's a bad coach regardless of any assets he brings in other areas.

You may be correct, I'm no fan of Mullen but he has no excuses this year if the offense under-performs. We have a QB that is perfect for his system, as good a 1-2 punch at RB as we can hope to have, plenty of talent at WR, and a decent line. If Klugh remains healthy and the O doesn't produce and Mullen is still here, that's on Lambert.

While there are major concerns on the D-Line, the LBs and secondary should be solid. If the DL can just be adequate and we are aggressive on D (we have the secondary to blitz) then perhaps it can be good enough if Mullen is able to exploit the talent on O.

The season may be spoiled, but I think there are enough pieces in place for us to get in that 4 (which is the Vegas over under) to 6 win range. We'll know quickly, 3-1 out of the first 4 and a bowl is probable, 2-2 it's possible, 1-3 and it's time for some analysis.

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Great post.....I will now wait for NN to tell you why you are wrong.


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Reply #603 on: August 18, 2017, 10:39:43 am
If we make it to a bowl this year, it will be the fastest its ever been done by a start up program. My concerns with Lambert are more with his in game strategy than his recruitment and development. We had a 3rd round draft pick and 3 other players sign UFA contracts. That's not bad for a FCS class.

This year and in particular next year will give us a better picture of whether Lambert will be able to succeed here.


And we were literally 2 x 1 pt late losses from going 6-6 and playing in a bowl last year (in our first year of bowl eligibility).......

I get nauseous when I think about that...and I do often. Sad. Soooo close....😖😡😤😩😫
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Reply #604 on: August 18, 2017, 10:42:33 am
If we make it to a bowl this year, it will be the fastest its ever been done by a start up program. My concerns with Lambert are more with his in game strategy than his recruitment and development. We had a 3rd round draft pick and 3 other players sign UFA contracts. That's not bad for a FCS class.

This year and in particular next year will give us a better picture of whether Lambert will be able to succeed here.


And we were literally 2 x 1 pt late losses from going 6-6 and playing in a bowl last year (in our first year of bowl eligibility).......

I get nauseous when I think about that...and I do often. Sad. Soooo close....😖😡😤😩😫


Me too. I just think its kind of funny that if we had been that TINY amount better (really very little difference in the team could have done it) and won those games, how many people would be complaining about "where we are as a program" and how "sorry our coaches are", etc.  ::) [size=78%] [/size]


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Reply #605 on: August 18, 2017, 11:52:20 am
If we make it to a bowl this year, it will be the fastest its ever been done by a start up program. My concerns with Lambert are more with his in game strategy than his recruitment and development. We had a 3rd round draft pick and 3 other players sign UFA contracts. That's not bad for a FCS class.

This year and in particular next year will give us a better picture of whether Lambert will be able to succeed here.


And we were literally 2 x 1 pt late losses from going 6-6 and playing in a bowl last year (in our first year of bowl eligibility).......

I get nauseous when I think about that...and I do often. Sad. Soooo close....😖😡😤😩😫


Me too. I just think its kind of funny that if we had been that TINY amount better (really very little difference in the team could have done it) and won those games, how many people would be complaining about "where we are as a program" and how "sorry our coaches are", etc.  ::)

What if that FAU player got his feet inbounds? Our coaching staff isn't exceptional otherwise we would have won a FBS game at home over the last two seasons. Rice was arguably the worse FBS team in the country last season and we couldn't beat them at home with a big lead in the second half. If we don't have a FBS home win by the end of the UAB game this year Lambert should be fired on the spot.


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Reply #606 on: August 18, 2017, 12:40:23 pm
There is a plausible argument that our 1 or 2 point losses were the result of poor decisions by the coaching staff during the 4th quarter of those games. Hardly an argument in their favor.


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Reply #607 on: August 18, 2017, 01:02:40 pm
FAU and Marshall swung our way. Rice and FIU didn't. Everyone remove your green tinted glasses. We finished right where we deserved. I will remind everyone that in our OOC FBS games (Removing Looserville) we were outscored by 81 points. We weren't a bowl caliber team last year.


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Reply #608 on: August 18, 2017, 01:18:21 pm
Having the psycho at QB  did nothing to help us compete or improve versus ODU, Temple or Eastern Michigan.  I hope we go toward a more run oriented offense myself, but also so that we can gash people down the field with play action.  We have some big strong WR's and I am really looking forward to seeing the TE transfer from California.  His highlights were impressive.  I also hope we occasionally ditch the hurry up offense so that we can manage the clock and give our defense a break.  We still are not deep enough to think that we can run other teams to the point to where they are more tired than our guys are.  The OC needs to show some evolution so that he best utilizes favorable match-ups and game situations.  Maybe we will see that.  We did finally see a QB take a snap from center last year - I was shocked.


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Reply #609 on: August 18, 2017, 01:22:43 pm
Our coaching staff thought the "psycho" was the best option for us. Forgive me not having much trust in our coaching staff.


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Reply #610 on: August 18, 2017, 01:26:56 pm
FAU and Marshall swung our way. Rice and FIU didn't. Everyone remove your green tinted glasses. We finished right where we deserved. I will remind everyone that in our OOC FBS games (Removing Looserville) we were outscored by 81 points. We weren't a bowl caliber team last year.


you could probably say this about quite a few "bowl teams" last year and every year.


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Reply #611 on: August 18, 2017, 01:28:00 pm
If we make it to a bowl this year, it will be the fastest its ever been done by a start up program. My concerns with Lambert are more with his in game strategy than his recruitment and development. We had a 3rd round draft pick and 3 other players sign UFA contracts. That's not bad for a FCS class.

This year and in particular next year will give us a better picture of whether Lambert will be able to succeed here.


And we were literally 2 x 1 pt late losses from going 6-6 and playing in a bowl last year (in our first year of bowl eligibility).......

I get nauseous when I think about that...and I do often. Sad. Soooo close....😖😡😤😩😫


Me too. I just think its kind of funny that if we had been that TINY amount better (really very little difference in the team could have done it) and won those games, how many people would be complaining about "where we are as a program" and how "sorry our coaches are", etc.  ::)

What if that FAU player got his feet inbounds? Our coaching staff isn't exceptional otherwise we would have won a FBS game at home over the last two seasons. Rice was arguably the worse FBS team in the country last season and we couldn't beat them at home with a big lead in the second half. If we don't have a FBS home win by the end of the UAB game this year Lambert should be fired on the spot.


WTH said they were?


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Reply #612 on: August 18, 2017, 01:41:02 pm
FAU and Marshall swung our way. Rice and FIU didn't. Everyone remove your green tinted glasses. We finished right where we deserved. I will remind everyone that in our OOC FBS games (Removing Looserville) we were outscored by 81 points. We weren't a bowl caliber team last year.


you could probably say this about quite a few "bowl teams" last year and every year.
which is why it's hard for me to get excited about bowl games. I care way more about winning the conference and even the ooc schedule than I do  any of cusa's toilet bowl tie ins.


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Reply #613 on: August 23, 2017, 08:35:57 am
Picture of the new wall treatment at the Rich:



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Reply #614 on: August 23, 2017, 09:16:56 am
clt endorses the new wall.


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Reply #615 on: August 23, 2017, 10:15:35 am
FAU and Marshall swung our way. Rice and FIU didn't. Everyone remove your green tinted glasses. We finished right where we deserved. I will remind everyone that in our OOC FBS games (Removing Looserville) we were outscored by 81 points. We weren't a bowl caliber team last year.


you could probably say this about quite a few "bowl teams" last year and every year.
which is why it's hard for me to get excited about bowl games. I care way more about winning the conference and even the ooc schedule than I do  any of cusa's toilet bowl tie ins.

I'll take a bowl game.  It should improve our image, hopefully increase local interest in our program, and help recruiting.
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Reply #616 on: August 23, 2017, 10:53:27 am
A bowl game is the next step, and I'll be very happy when we take it.


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Reply #617 on: August 23, 2017, 11:10:49 am
Give me a bowl game.  Players love it, it's great for the program, it guarantees us another game against a non-losing team (and sometimes against some name teams), helps in recruiting, gives you an extra month of practice, and provides a lot of momentum when building.
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Reply #618 on: August 25, 2017, 03:27:45 pm
Very Nice!!




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Reply #620 on: August 25, 2017, 04:08:15 pm
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Reply #621 on: September 18, 2017, 09:33:52 am
This weekend proved we need to expand. 18,000+ people in a 16,000 seat stadium. Marshall, App, Duke, Maryland, and CHeat are all going to bring big crowds. Let's add 5,000 to 10,000 and some suites now. We are leaving ticket revenue off the table.


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Reply #622 on: September 18, 2017, 09:34:54 am
This weekend proved we need to expand. 18,000+ people in a 16,000 seat stadium. Marshall, App, Duke, Maryland, and CHeat are all going to bring big crowds. Let's add 5,000 to 10,000 and some suites now. We are leaving ticket revenue off the table.
Sadly, next weekend may prove that we do not need to expand.
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Reply #623 on: September 18, 2017, 09:43:38 am
This weekend proved we need to expand. 18,000+ people in a 16,000 seat stadium. Marshall, App, Duke, Maryland, and CHeat are all going to bring big crowds. Let's add 5,000 to 10,000 and some suites now. We are leaving ticket revenue off the table.
Sadly, next weekend may prove that we do not need to expand.
you need capacity for your Biggest games though. No team sells out every game


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Reply #624 on: September 18, 2017, 09:59:29 am
Yup, my thoughts as well.  This Saturday's game is going to take a major hit in attendance, but it is crucial that we have the ability to handle those games (mentioned above).  I also hope, with the upper decks, that we can move the visitor's section and possibly the GA and Reserved seating up there as well.  Keep the lower bowl all students, FSLs, band, and season tix holders.  From the A&T game and I have a feeling any big game we will have, I observed: the reserved sections next to the visitor's sections, basically become the visitor's section too.  Would be nice to have the lower bowl dedicated to Niner fans when we get upper decks.  I'm not sure how other stadiums handle that though (if there is some requirement to have a visitors section in the lower bowl).
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