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    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!!!

    If Boomer is a cheerleader, I say keep on keeping on. We have PLENTY of repeated negativity here. Plenty. If its not a name thing its "comfortable" or whatever. The optimism is refreshing. Thx

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    Default Re: Louisiana DC: Melvin Smith gets the Rod, Lucas gets the Nod

    I have never been a fan of hiring a coach from a failed P5 season to somehow come in and coach up lesser talent.

    So I was not a fan of the Melvin Smith hiring, especially after he openly lamented the talent level his first preseason here. It spoke volumes about what HE thought he could accomplish.

    Still the only 2 ways I would expect to see immediate results in 5 days of transition is if the motivation was lacking and/or if the wrong defensive plays were being called.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    In Melvin's defense, he kind of always looks like a wandering lost goose. I'm not being funny, the guy is aloof.
    like I said something will come out. We'll get the truth sooner or later

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Messenger View Post
    All he does is hate on Hud. He's had one bad season, and it's like "Oh my God, everyone off the bandwagon". I mean, come on, it was Boise for cryin out loud. It's not like it was Southwestern Oklahoma Panhandle or something.
    I would imagine the USC fans feel about like we do right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    I would imagine the USC fans feel about like we do right now.
    You would think that loss hurts more? The ulmighty USC shouldn't get drummed like that by anyone.

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    Ragin' Pagin' posters are at their best when our teams are at their worst.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    If Boomer is a cheerleader, I say keep on keeping on. We have PLENTY of repeated negativity here. Plenty. If its not a name thing its "comfortable" or whatever. The optimism is refreshing. Thx
    Yea, the Boomer attitude is the perfect cure for cancer. Oh, everything is great you did not upchuck your food after today's chemo, you're doing just great. Naw, you don't need that new treatment, besides it costs lots of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotto_25 View Post
    You would think that loss hurts more? The ulmighty USC shouldn't get drummed like that by anyone.
    USC needed to score early and often. They looked like the better team through 1.5 quarters. But they couldn't score. The Bama rolled them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin' Caleb View Post
    Hud is not throwing away this season. Smith getting fired shows that. I just wish he would've done it after the end of last season
    He is feeling the heat.

    I heard it many times at the game. There are more than a few "whales" that sit where I st. "We are not paying a million for this."

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    Well, thank God he cannot reach his million with Saturday's results. His big salary comes with lots of incentive money, and he did not reach it last year either. Still I get the sentiment, a million for this, we could get this for fifty grand a year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    If Boomer is a cheerleader, I say keep on keeping on. We have PLENTY of repeated negativity here. Plenty. If its not a name thing its "comfortable" or whatever. The optimism is refreshing. Thx
    Quit supporting this. We all have optimism when warranted. Nothing becomes a bigger shat stir than in the middle of a legitimate issue, some numb nut tries to look at the sunny side of a smelly ___. You need to learn this lesson as well. The same people that pretend to be leading the flock toward a green pasture are hugely to blame for our program remaining in a barren wasteland.

    Stop the coddling. This system either takes the full beating on the chin... or it collapses entirely. Anyone standing in the way of a full frontal assault needs to get knocked out. Hud is running a train wreck. He either gets a pitch fork to his ___, or the whole clown show lives to be ridiculed endlessly. Boomer is a beautiful, but tweaked mind. Go along... but do not encourage.

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    Well, thank God he cannot reach his million with Saturday's results. His big salary comes with lots of incentive money, and he did not reach it last year either. Still I get the sentiment, a million for this, we could get this for fifty grand a year.
    No you couldn't. Bad HS coaches make more than that. Let's let the season play out. If we lose this week then a lot of what is being said will come true and all the gloom and doomers will get to say they saw it first.
    We are rarely good in the first game. How many season openers have we won in the last 20 years? 4? Point is we play in a weak conference and it is possible for us to turn this around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    No you couldn't. Bad HS coaches make more than that. Let's let the season play out. If we lose this week then a lot of what is being said will come true and all the gloom and doomers will get to say they saw it first.
    We are rarely good in the first game. How many season openers have we won in the last 20 years? 4? Point is we play in a weak conference and it is possible for us to turn this around.
    So your point is we are bad for the past twenty years, and therefore expect it to continue. Not exactly the way I envision improving, but to each his own. Who said a head high school coach, just that we could get a coach to do what I saw Saturday for fifty grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    So, a few of us argued how much this offense would truly change during the offseason but did anybody really see any difference. The pace was supposed to be increased and yes, I get it, its hard to increase the pace when there is no rhythm being developed because we can't move the ball but did anybody see anything different with the playcalling? Its the same bull____ I've seen over the last year or so.
    Absolutely not. The only change was the up tempo... and it was a joke. The OL instead of creating defensive penalties, either got penalized, or got lost in assignment. And no, we did absolutely nothing different than last year. And Lord help us if our receivers were actually taught to block. They may as well run upfield and at least take some defenders with them. And it wasn't "Boise talent". They weren't even aware of how to drive through a block. They waited, thought they were screening, and then couldn't even contact the pursuit.

    Our biggest expectation yesterday, apparently, was some kind of WR blocking strategy. I almost laughed out loud at some of the attempts. The routes, once again, were pathetic. Who scripts this stuff? Can we not cheat and study other route assignments from decent offenses? I've run better plays with sandlot schemes. We create ZERO space. Not a foot of space. Our greatest means of helping our two best athletes on offense, AJ and Eli, is to get these damn receivers on smart routes.

    We are screwed if that crew doesn't succeed. But no... absolutely nothing different from last year. I have to guess that Hud stuck his nose too deep into that aspect of the game. Different staff in charge... exact same lame offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    No you couldn't. Bad HS coaches make more than that. Let's let the season play out. If we lose this week then a lot of what is being said will come true and all the gloom and doomers will get to say they saw it first.
    We are rarely good in the first game. How many season openers have we won in the last 20 years? 4? Point is we play in a weak conference and it is possible for us to turn this around.
    Nonsense. If you think losing the home opener... and how we lose home openers against good programs... is indistinguishable... you are wrong. And the McNeese game isn't an important win. It's a crushing loss. No one is supposed to wait to assess. If we beat McNeese with a game winning field goal, are we supposed to be relieved? Is the next cheer "We still have our conference goals ahead of us!"

    Some can wait until the sewer pit gets in the water well. I like to fix the pump ahead of that.

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    So your point is we are bad for the past twenty years, and therefore expect it to continue. Not exactly the way I envision improving, but to each his own. Who said a head high school coach, just that we could get a coach to do what I saw Saturday for fifty grand.
    Yes that is what I am saying. Was there anyone who thought this would be a special season? Anyone predicting 10-2, 9-3? Like most people, I fully expected us to lose and lose big. I didn't expect our WR, OL and DB to be just as bad as last year, but they are.
    And no I am not happy with the direction. He has been here 6 years and has not upgraded the talent on the roster. He has also failed miserably to upgrade his coaching staff. The main reason being is that coaches will not even work here for 100K. 50K would get you nothing.

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    Quit supporting this. We all have optimism when warranted. Nothing becomes a bigger shat stir than in the middle of a legitimate issue, some numb nut tries to look at the sunny side of a smelly ___. You need to learn this lesson as well. The same people that pretend to be leading the flock toward a green pasture are hugely to blame for our program remaining in a barren wasteland.

    Stop the coddling. This system either takes the full beating on the chin... or it collapses entirely. Anyone standing in the way of a full frontal assault needs to get knocked out. Hud is running a train wreck. He either gets a pitch fork to his ___, or the whole clown show lives to be ridiculed endlessly. Boomer is a beautiful, but tweaked mind. Go along... but do not encourage.
    Boomer posts then to bring out explanations that wipe away the debris from mudslinging contests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Well, thank God he cannot reach his million with Saturday's results. His big salary comes with lots of incentive money, and he did not reach it last year either. Still I get the sentiment, a million for this, we could get this for fifty grand a year.
    App St coach makes $375k

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    Default Re: DC: Melvin Smith gets the Rod, Lucas gets the Nod

    He will make more next contract.


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