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Just a note to point out our TBP-initiated drive to raise funds for the Bulls Football IPF - doing our share, and more.  Please consider donating at least $23 to the effort, and passing on to others as well.  You can read more about the project at the link above.  


Go Bulls!

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  1. I think Wisconsin will bring some fans. They travel well.
  2. I don't see a lot of negatives for scheduling 2-1's with Miami, FSU or UF. Or even a pay game with a high profile team like we did with Notre Dame. I didn't really see a lot of value in signing a 2-1 with Louisville. The big negative is the hit to your pride/ego for signing a 2-1 or pay game with a school that you want to view as your equal and it potentially makes our home slate of games potentially weak some years. However, I think the positives outweigh it. Obviously, if you play the Florida schools, it reduces your travel costs. The fans want to see these match-ups more so than playing someone like Kansas, Boston College, North Carolina or Wake Forest. They are easy travel games. The players want to play these games. Many of these guys already know and played against each other previously from their HS days. The games and players will receive higher visibility on Television assuming both programs aren't in down years. USF makes money on 2-1 and pay games. It potentially helps make inroads into these communities with recruiting. Schools like UF, FSU and Miami don't have a lot of incentive other than visiting fan attendance to play USF because the game potentially would be more competitive than playing a MAC or Sun Belt school. At the end of the day, I would rather watch USF play UF or UM versus watching them play someone like Pitt.
  3. This is all clearly about money. This is part of the disparity of being Texas versus being outside the P5. No one goes to a UT game to see USF in Austin. They don't really care who the opponent is. It could be UTEP or UTSA in their minds. Yet how much more money does UT make playing another home game (even if they pay USF $1.9 million for one game) versus playing a road game and making $0? I suspect schools like UT will soon play zero OOC road games unless it is some premier match-up like playing Alabama. https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/news/2018/10/12/alabama-football-is-no-1-but-it-can-learn-a-thing.html#g/443685/14 I believe these are 2017 numbers. UT football operating costs: $6.6 million Football Revenue $141.2 million $2 million is peanuts to these guys.
  4. So going along with this theme.....should we expect some variation of this uni? Or would this be considered distracting?
  5. People can do whatever they want with their time. If someone is even still here posting, then that shows they have hope for the future regardless if they are happy with CCS or not. If you go back and read the posts of this board a decade ago, there were a lot more posters. There were around 20k more people in the stands. Those people aren't even complaining. They have moved on.
  6. I believe this is fairly accurate. Gilbert's offense has some issues. I went back and watched a good portion of a 2015 UCF-Tulsa game. Phillip Montgomery's 1st season. Gilbert had a good QB in Dane Evans, currently in the CFL. I saw several HB dives and one went all the way much like we saw with Cronkrite early this past season. That team went 6-7. Evans threw for 4300 yards and accounted for 27 TDs . In 2016 after Gilbert left, Montgomery called the plays. That team went 10-3. Evans threw for 3300 yards and had 36 TDs. I am sure without really researching Tulsa's teams in 2015 and 2016 this is not really an apples to apples comparison. That said. There seems to be a theme. I infer that Gilbert's teams put up lots of yards, especially against inferior talent. But at times it feels like his teams tend to underachieve. It will be interesting to see how things go at McNeese State.
  7. Maybe not. But 2 years seems low for a new coach. Obviously, he isn't going to accept a one year deal, but I would have expected it to be 3 years to match CCS's contract. 3 years is fairly standard for a new coach. I know many on hear assume that if CCS has a bad year next season then he will be gone. Since we don't know how much his buyout is and the AD office keeps talking about how we don't have any money, I haven't seen anything that gives me any indication from the AD office that CCS is currently coaching to keep his job. If you go back and re-read the two Propaganda pieces that came from Sherwin and Fennelly at nearly the same time after the UCF game they almost sounded like identical talking points. Relax. Kelly is calm. CCS cannot be expected to perform at a high level without an IPF. CCS is a nice guy and they want his tenure to work and they don't want to start over. To add, CCS comes out and says until we get some things done (not sure specifically what he is referring to) then we are going to be average. Which reads to me, we are going to be 5-7 or slightly better next year so quit your complaining. To me, that all adds up that CCS has 2-3 seasons left here as long as his teams can go 5-7. Worst case, he may have 2 seasons regardless of the record. So Kerwin getting 2 seasons instead of 3, confirms to me that CCS would probably be bought out after 2 bad seasons, not waiting out his contract for the 3rd season. I always hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
  8. 2 years just confirms CCS has two seasons. As has been mentioned prior, I could see Bell taking over eventually if he has success.
  9. The phrase "big changes" is very subjective. We still haven't heard about the film interns and the guys holding the first down chains. That is what we are all waiting to hear about.
  10. I would think normally if the OC goes then the entire staff would go but the only one attached to Gilbert was Mattox. So it appears CCS is trying to bring in an OC while trying to retain 3 Assistant Coaches from the previous Offensive Staff (Williams, King Burke). I know there are 2 Defensive Assistant Openings but I would think Bell is trying to bring in more than 3 guys since he was a HC as has been mentioned.
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