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    It wasn't our finest hour, but let's face the facts: we were playing a team with a brand new coaching staff, no known tendencies, in their home opener with something to prove after last year's Monroe collapse, and we were completely overmatched on both lines. Look at our commit list for 2014 and it's clear that our coaches knew we needed to get some beef there before this season even started.

    We would've had to play a perfect game to win, and we didn't. Everybody gets a little blame here. Our coaches should've gotten Broadway out of the pocket a little more in the 2nd half because it started collapsing frequently. We had a few key drops, especially from our #1 receiver. We should've run a bit more because it was somewhat effective when we committed to it. And there were a few times when Broadway held on to it a little longer than he should have.

    On defense, we simply played too soft. If I had a nickel any time I heard on of our fans say "they're going to run right," I'd have had enough to buy a plane ticket home instead of driving. It wasn't that we weren't trying to adjust, we were just overmatched. We did a terrible job of shedding blocks, and the first man there missed WAY too many times. I was also a little disappointed with the amount of zone we ran in the secondary. I get the purpose of it, but if guys are regularly making catches with no defender within 10 yards of them, it's not working. You'd just as soon give everybody a man and make sure they stick to them. At least that way somebody might be in position to make the tackle.

    Overall, though, I'll say this: we competed. We were well-conditioned. We were disciplined. The final score wasn't what we wanted, but it was clear that this is a well-coached team. 6 years ago this would've been a 52-13 blowout with 6 turnovers and 12 penalties. We played a clean game, we made it out healthy, and we'll be more in our element next week facing a softer defense and, generally, a team that we can scout and actually gameplan for. They'll be pretty motivated after the game they dropped Friday, but so will we. K-State will be a good litmus test for us, and I'm looking forward to it. I think it'll be a better physical match for us and we'll be able to see how well we can get up for a motivated opponent in a hostile environment coming off a loss ourselves. I think Hud and crew will have our boys ready to play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun77 View Post
    Maxwell had a good game at TE.
    Yeah, and I thought the new punter looked real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrockMeaux View Post
    It wasn't our finest hour, but let's face the facts: we were playing a team with a brand new coaching staff, no known tendencies, in their home opener with something to prove after last year's Monroe collapse, and we were completely overmatched on both lines. Look at our commit list for 2014 and it's clear that our coaches knew we needed to get some beef there before this season even started.

    We would've had to play a perfect game to win, and we didn't. Everybody gets a little blame here. Our coaches should've gotten Broadway out of the pocket a little more in the 2nd half because it started collapsing frequently. We had a few key drops, especially from our #1 receiver. We should've run a bit more because it was somewhat effective when we committed to it. And there were a few times when Broadway held on to it a little longer than he should have.

    On defense, we simply played too soft. If I had a nickel any time I heard on of our fans say "they're going to run right," I'd have had enough to buy a plane ticket home instead of driving. It wasn't that we weren't trying to adjust, we were just overmatched. We did a terrible job of shedding blocks, and the first man there missed WAY too many times. I was also a little disappointed with the amount of zone we ran in the secondary. I get the purpose of it, but if guys are regularly making catches with no defender within 10 yards of them, it's not working. You'd just as soon give everybody a man and make sure they stick to them. At least that way somebody might be in position to make the tackle.

    Overall, though, I'll say this: we competed. We were well-conditioned. We were disciplined. The final score wasn't what we wanted, but it was clear that this is a well-coached team. 6 years ago this would've been a 52-13 blowout with 6 turnovers and 12 penalties. We played a clean game, we made it out healthy, and we'll be more in our element next week facing a softer defense and, generally, a team that we can scout and actually gameplan for. They'll be pretty motivated after the game they dropped Friday, but so will we. K-State will be a good litmus test for us, and I'm looking forward to it. I think it'll be a better physical match for us and we'll be able to see how well we can get up for a motivated opponent in a hostile environment coming off a loss ourselves. I think Hud and crew will have our boys ready to play.
    +10

    I agree with your assessments. And I'm proud of the way our guys tried throughout this frustrating game in oppressive heat against a good football team. Hud and crew should work on fundamentals, glean as much info from game film and fix accordingly, pump up the kids, and get ready for the next football game. This team can be much better than this week indicated, and there are lots of things to work on that are fixable. I have faith that our coaching staff will do what is necessary to help our team reach its goals this season and beyond. Yes, we have many obstacles to overcome before we can beat the very best this country has to offer on a weekly basis. But with an infusion of more talent, hard work and dedication, patience and time, the future of Ragin Cajun football is bright indeed!

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    Default Re: Final: Louisiana (14) Arkansas (34)

    It was hot for both teams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alum78 View Post
    It was hot for both teams.
    He didn't say it wasn't. He's just not proud of Arkansas.

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    Default Re: Final: Louisiana (14) Arkansas (34)

    Buckley just tweeted
    Ringo had a thigh bruise and is fine today
    also Broadway tweaked his knee, but is fine today


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsheen#winnin View Post
    Buckley just tweeted
    Ringo had a thigh bruise and is fine today
    also Broadway tweaked his knee, but is fine today
    That's great news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsheen#winnin View Post
    Buckley just tweeted
    Ringo had a thigh bruise and is fine today
    also Broadway tweaked his knee, but is fine today
    Glad to hear, good news.

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    its called schmoozing, aka, telling you what you want to hear...the guy sells used cars and is very good at his craft...so go on and lap up his pablum, he'll concoct a bowl for just about anyone


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatleyville454 View Post
    After seeing that Edwin guy post his idiocracies, and also seeing how hard some of you are being on your team, I felt compelled to give another prospective from and Arkansas fan.

    1. Yes, your defense did give up a ton of rushing yards, but I would place more of that blame on Arkansas' offense as I would your players or coaches. This was not the same Arkansas team from last year that lost to a SBC team, so don't make that comparison. Arkansas has a HUGE OL, and one of the best OL coaches in the country coaching them up. They also have a 4* and 5* RB tandem that will most likely cause the best defenses in the SEC fits. Not to belittle the SBC, your team, or your players, but it is so difficult to compensate for that kind of talent discrepancy. You can make up for it with skill position players and schemes, but not on the line, especially when its a power run game offense you're going up against.

    2. And now the passing defense. When it came for one on one coverage between your DBs and our WRs, I was actually quite impressed with the corners. Arkansas' WRs made some plays, but your corners were right there most of the time. But again, it goes back to that run game and line play that really opens up the passing game. If you can't stop the run or get pressure on the QB, there really isn't much your secondary can do. Especially when Allen is playing like a high quality QB. So now you can see how one affects the other, and unfortunately, there really wasn't a whole lot UL could do defensively.

    3. Your Oline and QB. I would place more of this blame on Arkansas as well. Again, line play and the talent discrepancy. Arkansas has been projected to have the 2nd best Dline in the SEC, which also means probably top 5 in the country. It really limits your offense when you can't get a solid run game going and the QB is constantly getting hit and having to scramble...usually unsuccessfully.

    4. Now for the good! I LOVE that TE and WR you guys have. Those guys could probably play on just about any team in the country. When you get into the SBC, your offense will really flourish with these guys. I could also see talent in the QB and RB, even though they had mostly forgettable games. Arkansas' secondary was accused of being inexperienced earlier in the thread, and that's not true. They may not be the best, but those guys have played their fair share of SEC games and your WRs and that TE pretty much had their way with them. So don't worry about the offense, and I also wouldn't worry too much about the Oline, because they most likely won't face another Dline like they did on Saturday.

    5. Going forward...I understand you have K State next week. Even though they probably aren't as good this year as the Arkansas team you just played, AND they lost to ND State this week, I wouldn't get down on myself too much if you somehow end up starting out 0-2. K State is still a pretty good program and they will be doing everything in their power to not lose to another non-BCS school. Oh, and they also have a hall of fame coach. I do think you match up quite well with them, however. I am just throwing this out there so you don't get your hopes up, to be crushed again if the worst case happens. I know how this goes, I AM a Razorback fan afterall!

    In conclusion, I think you guys have a more than capable SBC championship caliber team. The only difficulties I see on your schedule is @WKU and @ASU. Both are extremely good programs this year, none better than yours, but the Ragin' Cajuns better show up for those two. If you do, well congrats on a SBC championship!

    Good luck with the rest of the year! I had a great time today at the game and hope you guys did as well. I will definitely be tracking UL's progress the rest of the year.
    pablum, pure pablum...he tells you what you want to hear and you lap it up....I know this guy on Hogville and he is a lawyer from Malvern....he chases ambulances for a living, and after the above post, he also dishes out pablum on the side for his own self-worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinEdwards View Post
    pablum, pure pablum...he tells you what you want to hear and you lap it up....I know this guy on Hogville and he is a lawyer from Malvern....he chases ambulances for a living, and after the above post, he also dishes out pablum on the side for his own self-worth
    I don't need your honesty, I have a score board for that.

    Nothing wrong with looking for positives, what you call "pablum I call intellectual pabulum try it sometime.

    ps did I mention I have a score board as a reality check? Now let us look for positives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinEdwards View Post
    pablum, pure pablum...he tells you what you want to hear and you lap it up....I know this guy on Hogville and he is a lawyer from Malvern....he chases ambulances for a living, and after the above post, he also dishes out pablum on the side for his own self-worth
    I bet you don't just pablum your SEC buddies... you swallow.

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    Default Re: Final: Louisiana (14) Arkansas (34)

    Now that I looked up a word or two, I'm caught up.

    Let's be honest, how many others looked up "that" same word?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    Now that I looked up a word or two, I'm caught up.

    Let's be honest, how many others looked up "that" same word?
    So close and yet so different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrockMeaux View Post
    Overall, though, I'll say this: we competed. We were well-conditioned. We were disciplined. The final score wasn't what we wanted, but it was clear that this is a well-coached team. 6 years ago this would've been a 52-13 blowout with 6 turnovers and 12 penalties. We played a clean game, we made it out healthy, and we'll be more in our element next week facing a softer defense and, generally, a team that we can scout and actually gameplan for. They'll be pretty motivated after the game they dropped Friday, but so will we. K-State will be a good litmus test for us, and I'm looking forward to it. I think it'll be a better physical match for us and we'll be able to see how well we can get up for a motivated opponent in a hostile environment coming off a loss ourselves. I think Hud and crew will have our boys ready to play.
    Post of the day.

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    Default Re: Final: Louisiana (14) Arkansas (34)

    This crow tastes like siht!!! My 34-27 prediction stood about as tall as a house of cards in an earthquake. Bring on K-State...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    I bet you don't just pablum your SEC buddies... you swallow.
    EE is definitely not a "real coca-cola dandy"

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