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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark Mudspeth View Post
    They have been in FBS for 3 years and have 2 double digit win seasons. Give them a few more years and they will be closer to Boise state than we are to them now. The fact that they stepped in this conference and owned it and us is exactly the problem. They don't accept excuses.
    We shall see. They have a dynamic 4 year starter at QB. As we know, it is difficult to replace those guys at the SBC level. Also, their coach is probably due a P5 job if he gets 10 wins again. If they are still good next year I may be a believer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    We shall see. They have a dynamic 4 year starter at QB. As we know, it is difficult to replace those guys at the SBC level. Also, their coach is probably due a P5 job if he gets 10 wins again. If they are still good next year I may be a believer.
    4 years in and their coach is due for a P5 job, we are a graveyard. Total different mentality, they are "why not us" and we are "it won't be us and let me tell you why"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark Mudspeth View Post
    4 years in and their coach is due for a P5 job, we are a graveyard. Total different mentality, they are "why not us" and we are "it won't be us and let me tell you why"
    Yes we are a graveyard, which is why I am highly skeptical we can attract a great coach at a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    What? That means everything I said was incorrect AND by an order of magnitude. Looks like I missed the boat with that post.

    Hey, I'm glad you guys think we can be a football power with the right coach. I would love to be proved wrong. I just don't think that a mid sized school playing in the SBC from a very poor state can't make it big in the high dollar world of college football.
    And for the record I am not saying give up. I am just suggesting that our singular focus should be getting out of the Sun Belch and into a better conference situation. If firing HUD helps us in that endeavor I am all for it.
    Tech is miles ahead of us. Their facilities are below ours and they they pay their coach half of what we pay ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    Yes we are a graveyard, which is why I am highly skeptical we can attract a great coach at a reasonable price.
    Going to have to get a recent p5 fire like a strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajuns1 View Post
    ACT scandal. Trump video. 13 players arrested. Getting blown up by G5 teams. I'm done. Sign me up. For $1mm a year I expect more. I thought we were past this.
    I agree with letting the season play out... Really what choice do we have.... but this message is the right one. At a mill per year in this conference we have the right to expect more. No bowl = Hud gone..

    New AD has the opportunity to put his stamp on the program and show Cajun Nation he is serious

    Hud has the opportunity to save his job

    Let's see what happens

    I for one am looking forward to the trip to College Station. I love the Aggie Nation and their entire stadium atmosphere... Plus I may be the only one thinking we have a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHateLaState View Post
    I agree with letting the season play out... Really what choice do we have.... but this message is the right one. At a mill per year in this conference we have the right to expect more. No bowl = Hud gone..

    New AD has the opportunity to put his stamp on the program and show Cajun Nation he is serious

    Hud has the opportunity to save his job

    Let's see what happens

    I for one am looking forward to the trip to College Station. I love the Aggie Nation and their entire stadium atmosphere... Plus I may be the only one thinking we have a shot
    Probably so

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    Recruiting has tailed off dramatically since we stopped cheating (Saunders). Also, the loss of scholarships has made the problem worse. I actually think we have a good group of coaches. It looks like kids are just not interested in what HUD and staff are selling.
    I still am not sure if anyone can do much better without cheating. We have very little to offer a high caliber D1 football athlete other than playing time. Until we get out of the Sun Belch and into the AAC or comparable league any coach will be fighting an uphill battle.
    There's several flaws in your theory. First, the 6 athletes associated with the ACT scandal never helped the program. We went 9-4 in Hud's first year... prior to any of it anyway. We've already analyzed and come to fairly good conclusions on that. Hud is a hype and energy coach. He had Bustle's well coached athletes, and he added a level of energy and drive that Bustle could not produce. Hud road it hard until he had no more Bustle coached recruits.

    I disagree that we cannot be competitive in the SBC. It makes no sense to me to place a bunch of SBC schools (the majority of our schedule) above us in attractability to student-athletes. We have more now to recruit with than we did when Hud went 9-4 four years in a row. And we were in the SBC.

    I talked to a former assistant under Hud. I asked him to describe Hud. He looked at me and said with a little drama in his eye, "Me, Me, Me". If he were Nick Saban, we could probably give him a pass... but he hasn't proven to be Nick Saban.

    My biggest concern of all is that Hud doesn't click with high school coaches and/or parents of student-athletes now. That's a program killer. I don't have direct evidence of that. But I think from the drip, drip, drip... that compartment of the ship has taken on more water than we can bale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    There's several flaws in your theory. First, the 6 athletes associated with the ACT scandal never helped the program. We went 9-4 in Hud's first year... prior to any of it anyway. We've already analyzed and come to fairly good conclusions on that. Hud is a hype and energy coach. He had Bustle's well coached athletes, and he added a level of energy and drive that Bustle could not produce. Hud road it hard until he had no more Bustle coached recruits.

    I disagree that we cannot be competitive in the SBC. It makes no sense to me to place a bunch of SBC schools (the majority of our schedule) above us in attractability to student-athletes. We have more now to recruit with than we did when Hud went 9-4 four years in a row. And we were in the SBC.

    I talked to a former assistant under Hud. I asked him to describe Hud. He looked at me and said with a little drama in his eye, "Me, Me, Me". If he were Nick Saban, we could probably give him a pass... but he hasn't proven to be Nick Saban.

    My biggest concern of all is that Hud doesn't click with high school coaches and/or parents of student-athletes now. That's a program killer. I don't have direct evidence of that. But I think from the drip, drip, drip... that compartment of the ship has taken on more water than we can bale.
    I totally agree that "Hud is a hype and energy coach" which is why I think it was a mistake for him to take on a bigger coaching role following his raise.

    Micromanaging and "hype and energy" don't mix.

    Delegate and inspire is my recommendation, if it's not to late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    Yes we are a graveyard, which is why I am highly skeptical we can attract a great coach at a reasonable price.
    So we just give up and accept the loser mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    I totally agree that "Hud is a hype and energy coach" which is why I think it was a mistake for him to take on a bigger coaching role following his raise.

    Micromanaging and "hype and energy" don't mix.

    Delegate and inspire is my recommendation, if it's not to late.
    Bobby Bowden.

    Hype and energy guy who put a school on the map, hired great assistants and got out of their way. Now, he has a statue of himself in front of that school's stadium.

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    Perhaps instead of firing Hud, we need to convince someone else to hire him. Can someone make a Hud hype video and dossier and send it to all athletic programs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Bobby Bowden.

    Hype and energy guy who put a school on the map, hired great assistants and got out of their way. Now, he has a statue of himself in front of that school's stadium.
    Hype" and "Energy" only works long term and over time if on-field results reflect continued success! If the success goes away, "Hype" and "Energy" alone will eventually make the coach go away! This is where UL apparently is at this point in time.

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    Does anyone think that if Hud completely got out of the way, of all of his coaches, that he has any chance to pump out this sinking ship?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaHammock View Post
    Does anyone think that if Hud completely got out of the way, of all of his coaches, that he has any chance to pump out this sinking ship?
    Only one way to find out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaHammock View Post
    Does anyone think that if Hud completely got out of the way, of all of his coaches, that he has any chance to pump out this sinking ship?
    What Lucas did last year when he had carte blanche was a football miracle timing wise. Doing it again in-season would be an even greater feat.

    So o answer your Q, I doubt it, but it would give Hud the best scenario to start pumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaHammock View Post
    Does anyone think that if Hud completely got out of the way, of all of his coaches, that he has any chance to pump out this sinking ship?
    Problem is that control freaks usually panic more when things don't go as planned and things just continue downhill. They do not know how to let go and trust things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studentfan View Post
    Problem is that control freaks usually panic more when things don't go as planned and things just continue downhill. They do not know how to let go and trust things.
    Maybe not but you are hired as the head coach and everything falls on your shoulders anyhow..right? I'd much rather my coach be too involved than say...a Ricky Bustle who didn't even put on headphones during crucial times in the game to see what his coaches were calling. I don't think that, as a head coach, you can truly afford to not be involved in every aspect of your team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Maybe not but you are hired as the head coach and everything falls on your shoulders anyhow..right? I'd much rather my coach be too involved than say...a Ricky Bustle who didn't even put on headphones during crucial times in the game to see what his coaches were calling. I don't think that, as a head coach, you can truly afford to not be involved in every aspect of your team.
    While I agree everything falls on your shoulders...you cannot micromanage every single aspect of the game. You have to have some level of trust in the coaches you have on staff. If you don't trust the coaches then they should not be on your staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Maybe not but you are hired as the head coach and everything falls on your shoulders anyhow..right? I'd much rather my coach be too involved than say...a Ricky Bustle who didn't even put on headphones during crucial times in the game to see what his coaches were calling. I don't think that, as a head coach, you can truly afford to not be involved in every aspect of your team.
    It's like this. A micromanager is not necessarily a terrible thing all of the time. It's just that our guy micromanages with a monkey wrench in his hand.

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