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    UL Football Coaches Matter

    I like this quote, "

    Coaching changes do not slow down programs; bad hires do.
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    This article speaks to the importance of a university making the right hire for a new head football coach.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/27/s...20of%20Houston

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    good article. I hate to agree with him re: txam. they have so much money over there it's scary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunSaint View Post
    good article. I hate to agree with him re: txam. they have so much money over there it's scary.
    Yeah, all the "why would Fisher leave Florida State for Texas A&M?" folks in the national media had no clue.

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    A quote from the link above with a new coach, "with virtually the same roster from that 5-7 team went 10-3, finishing the season ranked 12th". Does that give us hope in the coming season?


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    Cannot ever compare based on win loss records of anyone in a vacuum. It's all individual circumstances. Do you think our non starters on this bad defensive team can with mostly freshman truly be that improved. Can we get competitive offensive lineman in year one.

    Both these things are highly unlikely. Additionally there's no consensus 1A QB at UL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Cannot ever compare based on win loss records of anyone in a vacuum. It's all individual circumstances. Do you think our non starters on this bad defensive team can with mostly freshman truly be that improved. Can we get competitive offensive lineman in year one.

    Both these things are highly unlikely. Additionally there's no consensus 1A QB at UL.
    Jerry, if Hud was coming back, l'D totally agree with you. And you may still be right, but l think Napier & staff may be able to cobble together enough to win some games that we wouldn't have under last year's regime. Not that l'm expecting big things next season. I am not. But l think with new recruiters & better coaching, 2018 might be a little bit better than we thought a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    Jerry, if Hud was coming back, l'D totally agree with you. And you may still be right, but l think Napier & staff may be able to cobble together enough to win some games that we wouldn't have under last year's regime. Not that l'm expecting big things next season. I am not. But l think with new recruiters & better coaching, 2018 might be a little bit better than we thought a month ago.
    I'm all in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    Jerry, if Hud was coming back, l'D totally agree with you. And you may still be right, but l think Napier & staff may be able to cobble together enough to win some games that we wouldn't have under last year's regime. Not that l'm expecting big things next season. I am not. But l think with new recruiters & better coaching, 2018 might be a little bit better than we thought a month ago.
    It is not unrealistic to think we can get to 6 or 7 wins, but we have so many holes on Defense it will be tough to do much better than that. I just hope we can outscore a few teams next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    It is not unrealistic to think we can get to 6 or 7 wins, but we have so many holes on Defense it will be tough to do much better than that. I just hope we can outscore a few teams next year.
    Well, even App fans said that it was obvious that the team had quit on Hud. While we got blown out by them, how many close games might we have won had those boys been playing at 100% for Hud? Coaching matters.

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    IMO we quit the week before Ga Southern.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    It is not unrealistic to think we can get to 6 or 7 wins, but we have so many holes on Defense it will be tough to do much better than that. I just hope we can outscore a few teams next year.
    Ummm, you realize coach Hud ain't coming back next year right? We have a coach that wants to win games and will get his players to play. Why all the negative vibes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    It is not unrealistic to think we can get to 6 or 7 wins, but we have so many holes on Defense it will be tough to do much better than that. I just hope we can outscore a few teams next year.
    We have to outscore every team we want to beat. That's how it all works. The days of determining the winner by turnover margin are over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    We have to outscore every team we want to beat. That's how it all works. The days of determining the winner by turnover margin are over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    We have to outscore every team we want to beat. That's how it all works. The days of determining the winner by turnover margin are over.
    Turnovers are important in close, competitive games. Getting your arse handed to you on line of scrimmage is almost always an ugly loss. We had several games where the latter was true. Several games were over in 1st half. Only exception was ULM. They took foot off throttle too early & it almost cost them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Cajun View Post
    Ummm, you realize coach Hud ain't coming back next year right? We have a coach that wants to win games and will get his players to play. Why all the negative vibes?
    Ummm, you do realize we have little returning talent on a very weak defense. Who is playing LB? Or CB? Without a major infusion of talent we will be bad on that side of the ball. 2 win improvement would be monumental in my opinion and show we are on the right track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    We have to outscore every team we want to beat. That's how it all works. The days of determining the winner by turnover margin are over.
    Haha. Yeah, I meant we will have to score over 40 points to get some wins.

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    We had a losing season in bustles final year and came back and won 8 games plus a bowl.... it can be done.... it will take at least 2-3 recruiting classes to get where Napier wants his team... coach hard play hard and just win


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    I will wait and see our D might not be as bad as we think with a good coaching staff .. We got beat 2 weeks in a row by the read option that is an indicator of lack of preparation and coaching


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    Ummm, you do realize we have little returning talent on a very weak defense. Who is playing LB? Or CB? Without a major infusion of talent we will be bad on that side of the ball. 2 win improvement would be monumental in my opinion and show we are on the right track.
    The only improvement I expect next year is a team that gives two sheets. I'm all for a new staff, no leftover bad habits. I think Coach did a great job putting EVERYONE on notice. Took it more than coach speak today. This guy is young and is not about to squander the opportunity.

    The cupboard isn't as stacked as when Bustle left. But the new staff will have everyone's attention. Napier is young yet old school. Should be interesting.

    And I won't miss falling down when i learned only a few fans were left holding that limb ars rope.

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    Nm


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