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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Your question is fine.

    It's like this. Erath is a 3A school. It is one of the smaller 3A schools. For the time that Mitchell was there, it had a 1A offensive line in talent. Catholic High had at least a 4A defensive line in talent.

    It's not that Mitchell only dominated weaker teams. He dominated everybody, except the 1 or 2 schools that absolutely dominated Erath's OL.

    Heck, McGuire was shut down several times due to Louisiana's sorry OL. I certainly don't think any less of him because of that.

    We got the guy who dominated that line .. Ziyon Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    We got the guy who dominated that line .. Ziyon Hill
    Hill was a ____ing wrecking machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    We got the guy who dominated that line .. Ziyon Hill
    D line is pretty deep. Will he play as a freshman or red shirt? Curious to see.

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    Will Ziyon be redshirted??


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    Hope Hill isn't redshirted. I believe he can contribute this year


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    Will Ziyon be redshirted??
    just will depends on his summer and whos infront of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    just will depends on his summer and whos infront of him
    .....Just seeing I guess a closed Spring scrimmage.....very impressed with Ragas! Had some good stats etc coming out of Shaw in probably the toughest league in the state....what surprised me was the speed of his downfield sprint....also hope Calais returns without loss of speed....Vob what was his 100 speed,,,think one of the best we ever had???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    .....Just seeing I guess a closed Spring scrimmage.....very impressed with Ragas! Had some good stats etc coming out of Shaw in probably the toughest league in the state....what surprised me was the speed of his downfield sprint....also hope Calais returns without loss of speed....Vob what was his 100 speed,,,think one of the best we ever had???
    Why would he have lost speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Why would he have lost speed?
    Injury from last year. Quad and shoulder.

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    Setting aside how well we're stocked with player personnel... I have no true understanding of where we are in that department. My biggest hope rests with the adjustments made to the staff. If that has little to no impact... due to Hud not allowing it to infiltrate his prior offensive philosophy... we are doomed to be mediocre to poor.

    We may have some peaks in talent at certain spots... just like anyone else in the SBC... but we are not so gifted across the board... as I believe Hud should have had us... that we can operate a power run offense and succeed.

    If our defense continues to improve (as I believe it will)... and Hud doesn't revert to a "it's all about execution of simplicity" offense... then you can never tell what might happen. But I will say this again... we are not out-talenting our opposition this year with player personnel alone. We were never effectively stretching the width or depth of our threat the past two years... to create running lanes and open space for the ground game. My hope on offense is that our staff finds the right play calling balance that allows the most talented of our skill players a little space to exploit the opposition.


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    The money was there to relieve the head coach of his duties if Martin Hall wanted it in the aftermath of the video.

    The money will be there again if this season tanks, and with Maggard chomping at the bit to get the funding rolling in, he won't hesitate to access that money if need be.

    Hudspeth made what could be a career blunder last season by not letting Davis grow in the job. Now, his future is tied to the success of that very QB.

    When I think of Coach Hall and his responsibility to save this regime, I hear Mission Impossible theme music.

    Godspeed Sir.


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    oh no Hawk is "broken"


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    Good one Hawk.

    Made me chuckle.


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    Doing my part to save the planet..Gave Hawk some green.

    Z


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    I am generally a "glass half full" kind of guy. However, I am going into this football season with low expectations. That way, I can't be disappointed.


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    11-2. Book it.

    This will be a crazy ___ season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    11-2. Book it.

    This will be a crazy ___ season.
    4-8, possibly 5-7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunref View Post
    4-8, possibly 5-7.
    BOOO this man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    BOOO this man!
    As much as I like your enthusiasm, it just aint so. First, I'm assuming you are having us win all games outside of the Ole Miss and Texas A&M game. If so, we've never gone through a conference season undefeated, in fact we've never won an outright conference title in Hudspeth's tenure. We always have those 1 or 2 ____ the bed games that hinder us from doing this. Couple that with the fact that this is not his most talented team and this is arguably one of the most questionable QB's we've had here and I just don't see that happening. I'd be happy with 7-5 but think something along the lines of 5-7 maybe 6-6 is our ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    As much as I like your enthusiasm, it just aint so. First, I'm assuming you are having us win all games outside of the Ole Miss and Texas A&M game. If so, we've never gone through a conference season undefeated, in fact we've never won an outright conference title in Hudspeth's tenure. We always have those 1 or 2 ____ the bed games that hinder us from doing this. Couple that with the fact that this is not his most talented team and this is arguably one of the most questionable QB's we've had here and I just don't see that happening. I'd be happy with 7-5 but think something along the lines of 5-7 maybe 6-6 is our ceiling.
    Having never done something before is the not a valid point, has no bearing on what can be done. I don't think we will go undefeated in conference but has nothing to do with not doing it before. First time for everything.

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