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    Quote Originally Posted by moorecajun View Post
    I prefer to watch the players play before I decide if they are any good or not; but that is just me.

    Let's at least let them practice a little before we call them bad.
    Get out of here with that crap. Let's just burn it all down before they start playing!!!!!!!

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    You challenged everyone who are doing their best to get change. You're an enabler. So am I. But at least I'm protesting. And yes I'd tell Marlin, FarmerBROWN, and t-jo what I think of them, and how they're doing their job.

    Marlin's consistently put together a very weak OOC schedule. So when Mike lists facts he should include that.
    I would say the home OOC schedules have been weak. Effort to get more local home and home setups in the interest of cost has contributed to that. That is why we go to UNO this year and will go to Nicholls next year. I agree with everyone that we play too many non D1 games. We play two this year which is one too many. I would have played only one and subbed another road money game. That would have given us 16 D1 road games and only 14 D1 home games which is above the conference recommended differential of 1. Overall, I believe (opinion-not fact) the road out of conference schedules have been fine. Another fact is that the true road games OOC record has been very poor.

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    I agree with everything you said Mike; but I honestly believe that Marlin COULD schedule better OOC games at home, if he really wanted to. He is not a good enough coach to regularly beat good teams, even at home, so he schedules patsies to pad his record.


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    We will absolutely have to be able to shoot the ball better this year from the perimeter. Period.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    We will absolutely have to be able to shoot the ball better this year from the perimeter. Period.
    UL athletics is in a sad state. Football was picked 5th behind GA State and is now 2-4 and unable to even score a point in its last game, women's basketball is picked 5th and men's basketball is picked 7th in the WORSE conference in the country. We are underperforming in ALL sports except baseball and softball. Thank God for those two spring sports, but unfortunately they don't drive the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    UL athletics is in a sad state. Football was picked 5th behind GA State and is now 2-4 and unable to even score a point in its last game, women's basketball is picked 5th and men's basketball is picked 7th in the WORSE conference in the country. We are underperforming in ALL sports except baseball and softball. Thank God for those two spring sports, but unfortunately they don't drive the bus.
    Just a few short years ago we were heading to our 4th straight bowl game, playing in the NCAA Tournament and ranked number 1 in the country in baseball. Coach Robe seemed to be the only coach to build on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    I agree with everything you said Mike; but I honestly believe that Marlin COULD schedule better OOC games at home, if he really wanted to. He is not a good enough coach to regularly beat good teams, even at home, so he schedules patsies to pad his record.
    This. 😞😞😞

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Just a few short years ago we were heading to our 4th straight bowl game, playing in the NCAA Tournament and ranked number 1 in the country in baseball. Coach Robe seemed to be the only coach to build on this.
    Well, the bats are gone along with Degg. That's an area of concern.

    Also when passing out praise? How can you ignore Coach Mike fighting for his life, a back stabbing AD, and a weak conference?

    We've got two excellent head coaches and a lot of money vacuums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    You challenged everyone who are doing their best to get change. You're an enabler. So am I. But at least I'm protesting. And yes I'd tell Marlin, FarmerBROWN, and t-jo what I think of them, and how they're doing their job.

    Marlin's consistently put together a very weak OOC schedule. So when Mike lists facts he should include that.
    I'm glad that you care enough to work for change. You do it your way and I'll do it mine. I continue to support these programs as I have done through MUCH darker times than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Well, the bats are gone along with Degg. That's an area of concern.

    Also when passing out praise? How can you ignore Coach Mike fighting for his life, a back stabbing AD, and a weak conference?

    We've got two excellent head coaches and a lot of money vacuums.
    I was just talking about the men's sports. Coach Mike is on a different planet as far as I am concern for what he and his wife has done for this university.

    Bats have been down and I agree it could be a concern, but I am just comparing to the other men's sports at UL, but we continue to win and ranked in the Top 25. Our pitching staff is one, if not the best in the country. Defense should be sharper this year as well. But, I agree we will need better hitting to get to that next level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    UL athletics is in a sad state. Football was picked 5th behind GA State and is now 2-4 and unable to even score a point in its last game, women's basketball is picked 5th and men's basketball is picked 7th in the WORSE conference in the country. We are underperforming in ALL sports except baseball and softball. Thank God for those two spring sports, but unfortunately they don't drive the bus.
    The SBC is no where near the worst conference in the country in basketball. Last year the league was somewhere in the middle of the RPI rankings. Recall there are over 30 D1 basketball conferences. The league is one of the few mid-majors to have their representative win an NCAA Tourney game for two consecutive years. This year the team picked first (UTA) has all five starters back and had a successful season in 2015-2016. In fact, they had a couple of road wins against major schools. Basketball wise I am just promoting more FACTS. Predictions are only opinions at this point and it is understandable both squads are picked in the middle due to folks that have moved on. That is normal for all schools. Football wise, it is debatable if either it or CUSA is the worst in the nation. I also won't argue the point that football and basketball are the main attention getters and football was disappointing both last year and to date in 2017.

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    You clearly don't understand we're running out of time. That's why there's actually never been a darker time. Even with the death penalty resurrection was available, and expected.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    We will absolutely have to be able to shoot the ball better this year from the perimeter. Period.
    Agreed. 31% from three as was experienced last year won't cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Well, the bats are gone along with Degg. That's an area of concern.

    Also when passing out praise? How can you ignore Coach Mike fighting for his life, a back stabbing AD, and a weak conference?

    We've got two excellent head coaches and a lot of money vacuums.
    The bats are gone? Have you taken a look at our projected lineup? 2017 club will hit above .300 as a team.

    Don't want to thread jack. As I stated earlier, I think this basketball team will overachieve. Overachieving will mean something different to everyone though..

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    The last two seasons have been a challenge at the plate. Prospects are just that until they face quality 1A pitching. I'm hoping we're back to the days when Degg was here at the plate.


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    Agreed. 31% from three as was experienced last year won't cut it.
    While I understand this concept; with the front court we had last year, we would have just had to be more effective getting the ball into the block area to win 4 or 5 more games. Our guard play was horrible in every possible way offensively. I can't tell you how many times I saw Shawn or Bryce posted up in the block and wide open, and our guards were playing "dribble around the perimeter".

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    While I understand this concept; with the front court we had last year, we would have just had to be more effective getting the ball into the block area to win 4 or 5 more games. Our guard play was horrible in every possible way offensively. I can't tell you how many times I saw Shawn or Bryce posted up in the block and wide open, and our guards were playing "dribble around the perimeter".
    This season will be just the opposite. We have decent guards but no big men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alum81 View Post
    This season will be just the opposite. We have decent guards but no big men.
    We may not have a "dominate" big man but Bryce Washington is a very good basketball player. He is solid in many areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alum81 View Post
    This season will be just the opposite. We have decent guards but no big men.
    Washington and Miller are very solid. Also, we have no proven good guards. Stove is a 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    We may not have a "dominate" big man but Bryce Washington is a very good basketball player. He is solid in many areas.
    He looks like he lost quite a bit of weight and is in terrific shape ... I am expecting him to have a terrific season.

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