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    Think about it.....Cajuns get to 8 wins guaranteeing a bowl bid... just before Monroe game, Karl Benson calls A.D. Scott Farmer.... you got the NO Bowl in the bag, I want you to drop the last two games so that Monroe and South AL are bowl eligible. Making Benson look better as conference commissioner of seven bowl eligible teams at the expense of the Cajuns record

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    How do you explain ____-poor performances by a team the was primed to go 10-2? And losses to arguably two of the worst teams in conference this year? ULM ain't that great and South Alabama still was 5-6 no matter how you slice it....y'all have been pounding Scott Farmer this whole season. I reference him once in conjunction with the real perpetrator, Karl Benson, and all of a sudden I'm blacklisted...thanks guys..didn't know opinions weren't welcome....
    That's not an opinion. An opinion is when your brain thinks about a situation and comes up with a reasonable take on it. Your brain thought about the situation and threw up all over the place.

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    I hope you keep your promise. Win or lose, that attitude only hurts this program. Good riddance.
    I heard 40,000 Cajun fans are holding a party in New Orleans before the bowl game celebrating the fact that Alum78 won't be in New Orleans and is no longer a Cajun fan!

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    Why not? He's blamed everyone else but himself.

    (Had to take a swing at that meatball. )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer58 View Post
    Why not? He's blamed everyone else but himself.

    (Had to take a swing at that meatball. )


    Oh yea......Flush the Wave.


    Actually thought I got off pretty easy.

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    I think more of coach hudspeth than that. Now farmer, on the other hand, this has his name written all over it.
    You guys are way behind the curve....this season was planned this way in August........Hell I might as well go bat **** crazy too....

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    You guys are way behind the curve....this season was planned this way in August........Hell I might as well go bat **** crazy too....
    Dear Lord... we're never going to be able to pin the correct responsibility on anyone. We are all bat ____ crazy!!!

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    Alright, Gents....since I seem to be the off-base one, enlighten me.....you explain to me what the hell happened with our team to our that we would lose to 2 doorstops like ULM and USA? Karl Benson is about himself and nothing else....


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    Keep an eye on the grassy knoll!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantvb View Post
    How do you explain ____-poor performances by a team the was primed to go 10-2? And losses to arguably two of the worst teams in conference this year? ULM ain't that great and South Alabama still was 5-6 no matter how you slice it....y'all have been pounding Scott Farmer this whole season. I reference him once in conjunction with the real perpetrator, Karl Benson, and all of a sudden I'm blacklisted...thanks guys..didn't know opinions weren't welcome....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantvb View Post
    Alright, Gents....since I seem to be the off-base one, enlighten me.....you explain to me what the hell happened with our team to our that we would lose to 2 doorstops like ULM and USA? Karl Benson is about himself and nothing else....
    Something is going on with the mindset of the team, IMO. Don't know if is internal division, conflicts, coaching, etc. Things like that happen to teams fairly often. But no way this is part of some grand conspiracy to throw games for any reason and especially not for Benson and this conference.

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    Alright, Gents....since I seem to be the off-base one, enlighten me.....you explain to me what the hell happened with our team to our that we would lose to 2 doorstops like ULM and USA? Karl Benson is about himself and nothing else....
    We've not been a real dominant team. To pretend ULM and USA are doorstops is pretty unaware of both programs. UL has depended heavily on our offense to both score on most drives, but also keep our defense off the field. Anyone that thought that ULM wouldn't beat us with TB throwing 3 interceptions... isn't watching the full body of our work. Broadway was very underappreciated going into the USA game. Our OL doesn't pass block well. When a team forces you to run, like we just about had to last night, they are focused on stopping the run. USA is a great run stop DL. We had to complete passes. We couldn't.

    It was not a let down from the past. We did look our best against Ark St and WKU. But that happens. There was nothing in our coaching that told me we were going to actually improve this year. We are playing sandlot football and hoping our athletes and their conditioning hold out against our opponents.

    Again... we are only less than we were a couple of weeks ago due to TB having his first really bad game and then getting hurt and not being available last night. That is it. Otherwise, again, we're the same great conditioned and motivated sand lot football team we've been since Hud arrived.

    Don't cave in. Just hope that we come up with something to answer for TB in the bowl game. And while you're at it, pray that Elijah recovers and is available (not going to happen). Otherwise, expect one rough and tough game against Tulane.

    Geaux Cajuns!!!

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    We've not been a real dominant team. To pretend ULM and USA are doorstops is pretty unaware of both programs. UL has depended heavily on our offense to both score on most drives, but also keep our defense off the field. Anyone that thought that ULM wouldn't beat us with TB throwing 3 interceptions... isn't watching the full body of our work. Broadway was very underappreciated going into the USA game. Our OL doesn't pass block well. When a team forces you to run, like we just about had to last night, they are focused on stopping the run. USA is a great run stop DL. We had to complete passes. We couldn't.

    It was not a let down from the past. We did look our best against Ark St and WKU. But that happens. There was nothing in our coaching that told me we were going to actually improve this year. We are playing sandlot football and hoping our athletes and their conditioning hold out against our opponents.

    Again... we are only less than we were a couple of weeks ago due to TB having his first really bad game and then getting hurt and not being available last night. That is it. Otherwise, again, we're the same great conditioned and motivated sand lot football team we've been since Hud arrived.

    Don't cave in. Just hope that we come up with something to answer for TB in the bowl game. And while you're at it, pray that Elijah recovers and is available (not going to happen). Otherwise, expect one rough and tough game against Tulane.

    Geaux Cajuns!!!
    Same formula UL used to beat Texas A&M in 1996.

    They didn't identify the right problem and went on to have a mediocre year.

    Against ULM the turnover problem was glossed over and a kicking change was made.

    Result early turnovers again vs USA, and UL never recovered.

    I just hope ball control protection is a key aspect of the New Orleans Bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantvb View Post
    Alright, Gents....since I seem to be the off-base one, enlighten me.....you explain to me what the hell happened with our team to our that we would lose to 2 doorstops like ULM and USA? Karl Benson is about himself and nothing else....
    No, actually I'm more interested in hearing you walk through your own theory in detail.

    Here is the best I can figure. Let me know if I'm off base:
    The commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference called Farmer and said "Hey, i need you to lose your last two games." And then Farmer said "Aw, man. Ok. I'll let Hud know." And then Hud said "Aw, but we wanted to win those games but ok boss." And then coach told his players "Look, I need you to go ahead and lose these next two games. Brauchle, I want you to bang your game tying field goal off the goalpost and Broadway I want you to break your wrist during the big game leading drive." And then the players all say "Ok Hud. We'll lose the game. No problem."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    We've not been a real dominant team. To pretend ULM and USA are doorstops is pretty unaware of both programs. UL has depended heavily on our offense to both score on most drives, but also keep our defense off the field. Anyone that thought that ULM wouldn't beat us with TB throwing 3 interceptions... isn't watching the full body of our work. Broadway was very underappreciated going into the USA game. Our OL doesn't pass block well. When a team forces you to run, like we just about had to last night, they are focused on stopping the run. USA is a great run stop DL. We had to complete passes. We couldn't.

    It was not a let down from the past. We did look our best against Ark St and WKU. But that happens. There was nothing in our coaching that told me we were going to actually improve this year. We are playing sandlot football and hoping our athletes and their conditioning hold out against our opponents.

    Again... we are only less than we were a couple of weeks ago due to TB having his first really bad game and then getting hurt and not being available last night. That is it. Otherwise, again, we're the same great conditioned and motivated sand lot football team we've been since Hud arrived.

    Don't cave in. Just hope that we come up with something to answer for TB in the bowl game. And while you're at it, pray that Elijah recovers and is available (not going to happen). Otherwise, expect one rough and tough game against Tulane.

    Geaux Cajuns!!!
    ULM and USA are doorsteps, along with GSU they rate right at the bottom of FBS. The reality is not how bad they are, but in fact how little we really have progressed. Anyone thinking this UL team is a top 50 program right now is delusional, but that is exactly where we saw ourselves a few short weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    ULM and USA are doorsteps, along with GSU they rate right at the bottom of FBS. The reality is not how bad they are, but in fact how little we really have progressed. Anyone thinking this UL team is a top 50 program right now is delusional, but that is exactly where we saw ourselves a few short weeks ago.
    We're nowhere near being a top 50 program right now. I don't know, maybe we just ran out of gas this year. My biggest fear is that we're going to be stuck in this conference for the next decade or so, and growing our program against the likes of our new conference mates is going to be a challenge.

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    Alright, Gents....since I seem to be the off-base one, enlighten me.....you explain to me what the hell happened with our team to our that we would lose to 2 doorstops like ULM and USA? Karl Benson is about himself and nothing else....

    1. The two teams you were discussing were not as bad as you figured they were. ULM is a much different team with Browning and they hate us and wanted to beat us after losing the last 5 or 6 years. We were not as focused and we had some poor turnovers late in the game that sealed it. I can handle this loss since those sometimes happen. USA was arguably playing the best ball in the belt the last 3-4 weeks or so. They have the best defense in the league and their QB has been on fire. I think I heard correctly that in 5 of their 6 losses, the combined point differential was 12 points which is including the 7 point loss to Tennessee.

    2. We have a freshman QB who has not played any meaningful minutes to date in his career at the college level. Tough to put a kid in that position, especially when you give the league's best defense a week to prepare and come up with blitz packages to confuse him. It was a perfect storm from the beginning heading into the USA game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    1. The two teams you were discussing were not as bad as you figured they were. ULM is a much different team with Browning and they hate us and wanted to beat us after losing the last 5 or 6 years. We were not as focused and we had some poor turnovers late in the game that sealed it. I can handle this loss since those sometimes happen. USA was arguably playing the best ball in the belt the last 3-4 weeks or so. They have the best defense in the league and their QB has been on fire. I think I heard correctly that in 5 of their 6 losses, the combined point differential was 12 points which is including the 7 point loss to Tennessee.

    2. We have a freshman QB who has not played any meaningful minutes to date in his career at the college level. Tough to put a kid in that position, especially when you give the league's best defense a week to prepare and come up with blitz packages to confuse him. It was a perfect storm from the beginning heading into the USA game.
    I agree with just about all of this. However, as to your point #2, since we did have a freshman QB starting, my biggest problem/issue was, why didn't the OC put in a game plan that was suited to his specific situation? In other words, throw some screens, sneak the tight end out for some 5 to 6 yard pass plays, etc... Maybe that was part of the plan, but when we got down early, maybe the plan was changed? I don't know, but I do know that with as much talent as we have on the offensive side of the ball, we have very much underachieved. I know, I know, our offense has put up big numbers and a lot of points, but most of that has been against poor competition. I was not a fan of our OC when he was here under Bustle, and he has not changed. He is average at best. My hope is that the OC has had enough time to put together a more imaginative game plan for Tulane. We shall see.

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