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    lmao!!! Didn't even notice that


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    Quote Originally Posted by California Cajun View Post
    What can a new DC accomplish 5 days before a game?
    A built in excuse?

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    Fire Melvin Smith fine, but Hud along with the rest of the defensive coaching staff all played a role in this dumpster fire of a defense. What exactly are the goals for the defense moving forward?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mxt3999 View Post
    Yeah Boom. I appreciate the insight. No one really knows what happened. It could have been a big fight or it could have been Hud simply calling in Melvin to his office to tell him that unfortunately things weren't working out. Who knows. Hud comes off as a perfectionist with alot of passion. It's evident in the way he carries himself. I view that as a good thing. Some people don't though. Those people would call Hud a micromanager perhaps. I still believe in him and I'm just not ready to write him off at this point.

    Here's to righting the ship!
    Y'all really think Hud called Melvin into his office 3 hours before kickoff to say "sorry, it's not working out?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jllanclos View Post
    Y'all really think Hud called Melvin into his office 3 hours before kickoff to say "sorry, it's not working out?"
    I think he's messing with us Jess. No one is that clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    We should not engage one another in conversation. It would only end badly.
    Your own eyes had you declaring the Cajuns had a good shot beating Boise. So how about we let people offer different opinions without talking shat?!

    Nobody enjoyed getting curb stomped but in reality, Hud still has the best winning % of any Cajun coach. He isn't going anywhere this year, so let's not burn the church just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    A built in excuse?
    ---A Win!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraveCajun View Post
    Your own eyes had you declaring the Cajuns had a good shot beating Boise. So how about we let people offer different opinions without talking shat?!

    Nobody enjoyed getting curb stomped but in reality, Hud still has the best winning % of any Cajun coach. He isn't going anywhere this year, so let's not burn the church just yet.
    Oh I felt ridiculous watching that game, thinking about what I said on RP. In reality, a lot of the excitement was just being a fan. But a lot of it was promise that (not just me but many others) saw in individual drills and scrimmage. I still maintain we have the players, but that game was squarely on coaches not having the guys ready. Same
    Complaint I've had for 2 years prior.

    Anyway, have you read this guys posts? Give me a ____ing break..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ---A Win!!!
    Boomer, when I need a cheerleaders opinion, I'll go find a better looking one than you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Oh I felt ridiculous watching that game, thinking about what I said on RP. In reality, a lot of the excitement was just being a fan. But a lot of it was promise that (not just me but many others) saw in individual drills and scrimmage. I still maintain we have the players, but that game was squarely on coaches not having the guys ready. Same
    Complaint I've had for 2 years prior.

    Anyway, have you read this guys posts? Give me a ____ing break..
    No, I haven't paid much attention to his posts. Hell, if UL loses against Mickey Mouse then I will lead the charge to burn everything down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Oh I felt ridiculous watching that game, thinking about what I said on RP. In reality, a lot of the excitement was just being a fan. But a lot of it was promise that (not just me but many others) saw in individual drills and scrimmage. I still maintain we have the players, but that game was squarely on coaches not having the guys ready. Same
    Complaint I've had for 2 years prior.

    Anyway, have you read this guys posts? Give me a ____ing break..
    He is right. Bicky was the first one to declare the greatness of the new offense, by claiming to be "friends" with Jay Johnson.

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    Sorry but in my opinion this should be a big concern for our program. Lets hope this is just some incredibly blatant performance issue but how many times do you see something go down with a coordinator within hours of game one??

    I am much more concerned about potential wrongdoing that brings on an NCAA investigation. I know nothing but this is nuts and no matter how you cut it doesn't mean good things for this program.


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    When you fire the DC after 1 game, it shows how seriously messed up HUD has this program. This is not a good reflection of Hud's management of his staff. He's panicking, because he knows he once again screwed up the beginning of our season with lackluster effort and preparation. I used to think, thank goodness Hud has recognized the problem and is going to fix it. But now I see that he doesn't know how to fix it. Hud's hiring is suspect, just like his recruiting. Lots of talk, little action.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Boomer, when I need a cheerleaders opinion, I'll go find a better looking one than you..
    ---AD Hominem

    Why never substance??? YOU DAMN RIGHT I AM A CHEERLEADER---Now go have another negative week---maybe we can start designating a minus(-) or a plus (+) sing and just see which way you tilt!!!


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    I'm just wondering how much of a change can be done in 5 days. They've learned a system all off season and now they have a new DC. I just don't see much changing for this season. Maybe execution can improve, but not much else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ---AD Hominem

    Why never substance??? YOU DAMN RIGHT I AM A CHEERLEADER---Now go have another negative week---maybe we can start designating a minus(-) or a plus (+) sing and just see which way you tilt!!!

    Boomer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowley Cajun View Post
    I'm just wondering how much of a change can be done in 5 days. They've learned a system all off season and now they have a new DC. I just don't see much changing for this season. Maybe execution can improve, but not much else.
    Smith is Jay Johnson...he just didn't get another offer. Lucas is Munoz. Patsies who won't stand in Hud's way like a bunch of meanies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    We'll have to disagree with the "balls" thing. It better be a "brain" thing. And Hud needs negativity thrown at him. He seriously needs to tighten up this program.
    Hud doesn't need to tighten up; our pass coverage does.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wro3bqi4Eb8

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    Hud makes change after blowout loss


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    I'm late to hop in and I'm generally regarded as a pariah on this site but I still regard myself as a comic genius only mildly tempered by acknowledging I possess above average self-esteem. It would be nothing short of bizarre to not anticipate a shortcoming with your DC prior to the first game of the season, even with the shortcomings against a better team in Boise State and the expectations of an improved secondary as evidenced by my own braggadocio following the white out vindication/fiasco. None of us saw this coming and even those most bloodthirsty did not call for this head. All of this leads me to revisit Scotto's post, now the hour is late and I don't recall the specifics but I only recently saw him posting and while neither here nor there I don't much care for him. If necessary I could look back and substantiate my disdain but I suspect there or others who shared in it. Now I say all this in fully acknowledging Scotto may be both a scholar and a gentleman, saintly in his manner and mechanism and just happened to rub me wrong in his sports talk on Ragin Pagin. But none the less, the coincidence would be uncanny that when my son reported this headline and I replied to My Mrs. ( not the polka-dotted vision of legend ) that "He didn't "F" up that bad, even if they hung 70 on us that was what they were supposed to do,they were classy and let up, there's something more to this, maybe he showed up F'ed up." Now this is a most delicate subject and I only broach it because while it has been walked back that our DC did not seem drunk but was dazed, confused,"out of it" and I have seen another poster avow that our former DC was an abstainer, the witnessed behavior as described does sound like someone impaired. Now I haven't followed him closely enough to know but I guess he was available because he was let go, i.e. fired as is the nature of the sport and no small part of the inflated wage, from Auburn etc. but he didn't wander around dazed or lost then, he's a grown man for Christ's sake in a business where true talent is expendable on little more than a whim. I have personally seen people let go due to impairment that no one would expect. This issue affects peers in my profession who beyond being competent were excellent. People I cared about and respected and still do but their secreted addictions got the better of them. It was an early game, out of the ordinary, what does Hud do if he shows up F'd up, even the first time, maybe it wasn't the first time. We're all men here. Most of us drink too much, none of us too naive to have not seen great people consumed by it. I've covered for people, I've had people cover for me, I've seen that be o.k., we're human, and I've seen when it had to end. I do not know this to be the case, or claim it to be the case, but it would make a certain sense and if Heaven forbid it is the case may God facilitate recovery and if it is not I request forgiveness in addressing it as aspersions had already been cast and none of us, not I or my purported nemesis, CajunHawk, are immune to this. God bless us all, God save us all, God forgive us all. What ever the reason, a fellow man lost a good job, hope somehow we're (including him) all the better for it. Geaux UL! We're going to beat McNeese. Maybe our best season ever. Jennings looked very good on very short notice. I needed to get over my grudge. He made some some sharp throws. I'm fired up, Geaux Ul!
    On a different note, my opposition here will delight in knowing I was served a Ragin Pagin Ale even though I requested a lager and after that I resorted back to Budlight in disgust. I like the notion of these high falutin' beers on paper but in reality I think Budweiser got the bugs out and I avow anyone drinking the colonial swill of days gone by would avow the same.

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