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Everything posted by bullsbucsfan426

  1. I'll celebrate that they're in the tourney, but it's a little ridiculous that we're not hosting given UF is worse. Stupid NCAA.
  2. In fairness it should never have been him. Yetna and Kiir are the top 2 bigs. One is injured, the other seems to have pulled a Johnny Ford.
  3. I'm almost tempted to say we should design plays that force the opponent to foul excessively in the first five minutes. If their starters are in foul trouble then our starting five can pull away early.
  4. Yes, and this isn't just missing Yetna. Just no sense in terms of passing or play.
  5. We've been in on 3. Losing battles to ACC schools on them. The Oak Hill guy is the third.
  6. I wonder if we can make a parody of that for Strong.
  7. Durr would likely score 60 points per game against the WBB schedule. The best women's centers wouldn't even be able to touch him in the post.
  8. The ability of this defense to force turnovers is the most concretely real part of this turnaround. They've forced turnovers against literally every team we've played. It would have been nice to be 5-3 going into the bye with a chance to repeat 2015 (getting bowl eligibility against Temple). With a bye week to heal up I wouldn't rule us out against Temple and Memphis, but we have to understand that Memphis is a very good football team and there is a reason they are 7-1. If the turnaround is real, we could very well be 5-6 going into a tough road game at UCF, but I'm not ready to believe until we beat Temple. God that GT loss sucks!
  9. He'll get a 60% of agi deduction so he saves 22.2% on his tax bill. I say why not.
  10. MK has been responsive to private messages, even as he doesn't comment much publicly (I've exchanged messages weekly via twitter PMs). He did speak up after the BYU win. It is hard because all the momentum that was built up between 2015 and 2017 got fizzled by that six game losing streak. That was three years of hard work and rebuilding the fan base-only to see it get wasted. They managed to rebuild a ton of that with promises of improvement over the offseason (hence the fairly strong attendance for WIsconsin), but the team going 3-10 over its last 13 games and getting smacked when they had an opportunity is very damaging. They're going to have to win even more than they won in 16 and 17 to have a chance at rebuilding this base.
  11. Key word: Most For whatever reason, college football coaching results are judged not on the result of 1-3 games into the year, but rather the entire season as a whole (barring no progression at all throughout the first 2/3rd of the season). This isn't an accounting firm, most new hires during the tenure of head coach are made for one of two reasons-incompetence on the part of the previous staff, or success resulting in a bigger job for the previous staff. The only thing a coach can be judged on in his first six months on a job (given there are no games) is the cultural progress the team made. In Bell's case, he was hired because of Gilbert's incompetence, as was Darveau (for Mattox). By all accounts the culture was a lot better, until WIsconsin smacked the offense in the face. I'd still say the culture is better, because Strong and staff are still trying different methods to fix the culture that was previously so horrid. Now, it may be doubtful that Strong can do it, but we still have six games left (at least) to see if what the team is doing now is real or just the result of weak competition. I'll note something else here-if we went by Strong's first six months or year here, then we would have been marveling over his results. I was very much in favor of his hire, I felt he must be more the coach we saw at UL, now I've seen that he isn't, and all we can do is wait for him to either reinvent himself as Taggart did and start winning something, or for Kelly to get rid of him.
  12. I don't buy the no clothes argument because both this year and last year the lines have been trash. Had the line been even 10% better last year we don't go on a six game losing streak to end the season, had the line been 20% better it's almost a guarantee we still compete for a conference championship, and a lot of that comes from Blake Barnett getting David Carr'd last year. We know what he's capable of, but he's been hit so many times that he hears footsteps coming even when they aren't. He has the talent, the GT game last year proved it-he's just been sacked so often he doesn't have any trust in his pocket being secure and so his throws end up being terrible. I will give you that Darveau shouldn't have shuffled the line, a lot of young guys got early playing time last year and they should have been able to stay and learn the position they were playing. Now McCloud comes along, he hasn't been sacked into oblivion, and until his hand gets injured he actually looked relatively competent (for a freshmen at least). I will give you that he looked awful against SMU, but really-who didn't in starter vs starter action? BYU of course he was injured but I still saw the smart pocket awareness I expected. Had his hand been 100% I suspect we would have rolled BYU, because those deep shots to McDoom are on target. As is, if he's 100% on Saturday then Navy can load the box all they want, I suspect we can dump it off to Wilcox and Mathis until they finally back off. I suspect we will be much more balanced on Saturday.
  13. We've ran for 556 yards the past two games. I'm thinking his blocking may be fine. I have noticed they use Mathis more, and in many cases they're on the field together.
  14. Hoping he is. Nothing else looked wrong about him, it was just that hand. Wish they had started running heavy earlier, it would have likely prevented the shoulder stinger as well. If he's able to throw well on Saturday then the heavy running game becomes very dangerous.
  15. I think the 2008 season bears out that Belichick can win without Tom Brady. In fact, Belichick is 13-6 without Brady and given the massive popularity that Brady has in New England, there's zero way they Montana him. Belichick might just retire with him, which will always leave that question, but we must remember before Belichick ever won a Super Bowl with the Patriots, he managed to get the Browns to win a playoff game-the last coach to do so. It would take a few rebuilding years, but if you give Belichick 3 years without Brady I still think he wins another Super Bowl. I just doubt it's ever going to happen. Even so, winning six Super Bowls is likely what cements Belichick as the greatest NFL coach ever. And don't give me the "he cheated" lines. He's won three super bowls since Spygate and appeared in three more.
  16. I bet Strong would be a great life coach for the University of California-Berkeley.
  17. Isn't that supposed to be the hardest part of the field to hit? I wonder if the defense is too worried about getting burnt over the top-or perhaps the LBs are too close in.
  18. I'm assuming the hand injury was throwing things off for him as everything else he was doing looked normal. Hopefully he will be recovered next week. Navy will be a tough game especially if he's not healed.
  19. Don't make me laugh. Last years AAC championship between UCF and Memphis had 3.2 million viewers. The year before was 3.3 million and got the same rating as USC vs. Stanford. You're deliberately underestimating numbers for your narrative. Besides, if we're so much closer to the G5 in ratings, why do we have a media deal that pays five times the next highest g5 deal?
  20. Give me a break. The raw numbers don't bear out that statement at all. The American regularly gets games in excess of 1 million viewers, something the other G5 conferences don't do outside of their conference championship. The top half of conference games are very much on par with mid-level P5 games.
  21. That's if Strong leaves and had he won big again in 18 I suspect he would have been gone-which would have been good with me since it means we have more money to hire our next coach. Even now, I still hope he goes on a big run and wins 9-10 games this year because that at least starts fixing the narrative set at the start of the year. I just don't think he will.
  22. I think at a minimum CCS would have to beat UCF and go to a bowl to have a shot at staying. That or have an 8-9 win season including a bowl win.
  23. Had we won GT we likely would have had a good chance for 6 wins. UCF is looking mortal right now, I can't write off anything given the game is in Orlando, but maybe, just maybe the team improves enough to actually beat them. BYU is 2-3 as well although two of their losses are to top 25 teams (one of them by 26 points). If BYU shows up cold we have a chance-that is a major time change from Utah.
  24. Based on the $5.2M being reported, if all we did was ask our 15k STMs to pitch in, it would take $350 or so per STM to get him gone without damaging the athletic department further.
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