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    In what could become almost an entirely "lost year" for recruiting, I hope our coaching staff goes heavy on going after some JuCo signees that can make an immediate impact next year. With Tulane (24 early signees) and ULM (17 early signees) getting their acts together, and Tech (13 early signees) on a four bowl win streak right now, we need to find a way to get to six wins in 2018. That'll be good enough to put us in the New Orleans Bowl again.

    Tulane's class is currently ranked #66, Tech's #79, and ULM's #115 by 247 Sports. This indicates that the players that signed with ULM are not of the same quality as those that signed with Tulane and Tech. This is very bothersome to me because we're conference mates with those clowns in Monroe.


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    Yeah, I think it was posted in another thread but we need juco players at many positions. Probably 2 at OT, 2 at DL, 2-3 at LB and 2 at CB. I think if we end up rated around 110 it has to be considered a good recruiting year.
    With some impactful Juco guys we should be able to get 6 or 7 wins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    In what could become almost an entirely "lost year" for recruiting, I hope our coaching staff goes heavy on going after some JuCo signees that can make an immediate impact next year. With Tulane (24 early signees) and ULM (17 early signees) getting their acts together, and Tech (13 early signees) on a four bowl win streak right now, we need to find a way to get to six wins in 2018. That'll be good enough to put us in the New Orleans Bowl again.

    Tulane's class is currently ranked #66, Tech's #79, and ULM's #115 by 247 Sports. This indicates that the players that signed with ULM are not of the same quality as those that signed with Tulane and Tech. This is very bothersome to me because we're conference mates with those clowns in Monroe.
    Ulm has never broke over 100 before.. and if you look who we are offering it's all Juco OL and Defense I suspect we sign 10-12 Juco guys & a few more grad transfers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Ulm has never broke over 100 before.. and if you look who we are offering it's all Juco OL and Defense I suspect we sign 10-12 Juco guys & a few more grad transfers
    I think this is a good strategy in order to get immediate help with the problems on this team.

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    I hope they guys we are paying millions to to run our program take the exact mix of junior college and high schools guys they want.

    Maybe we wait unti after signing day to declare this a lost year. Good grief.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    I hope they guys we are paying millions to to run our program take the exact mix of junior college and high schools guys they want.

    Maybe we wait unti after signing day to declare this a lost year. Good grief.
    I think this class will be fine we have some proven recruiters on this staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    I hope they guys we are paying millions to to run our program take the exact mix of junior college and high schools guys they want.

    Maybe we wait unti after signing day to declare this a lost year. Good grief.
    Dude is a huge wet blanket....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    I think this class will be fine we have some proven recruiters on this staff
    I'm looking forward to the day we lock down 20 above average guys on early signing day. But this is part of the deal with changing coaches, and that's fine.

    Who signed with ULM or tech or similar schools early? Guys who's ceiling was those schools or lower. Ones with no chance of getting called by a P5. If we can get enough JCs to fill holes that Napier identifies, nab a few borderline g5/p5 kids who were holding out, and fill out the class with a few diamonds in the rough it will still be a better class than any Hud has had since his first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    Dude is a huge wet blanket....
    I mean Christ almighty.

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    Coach Napier is taking a prudent approach given circumstances. Let's not prejudge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    I'm looking forward to the day we lock down 20 above average guys on early signing day. But this is part of the deal with changing coaches, and that's fine.

    Who signed with ULM or tech or similar schools early? Guys who's ceiling was those schools or lower. Ones with no chance of getting called by a P5. If we can get enough JCs to fill holes that Napier identifies, nab a few borderline g5/p5 kids who were holding out, and fill out the class with a few diamonds in the rough it will still be a better class than any Hud has had since his first.
    Both Tulane and tech signed players with P5 offers so that definitely isn't true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragincajun07 View Post
    Both Tulane and tech signed players with P5 offers so that definitely isn't true...
    Work with me here :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    In what could become almost an entirely "lost year" for recruiting, I hope our coaching staff goes heavy on going after some JuCo signees that can make an immediate impact next year. With Tulane (24 early signees) and ULM (17 early signees) getting their acts together, and Tech (13 early signees) on a four bowl win streak right now, we need to find a way to get to six wins in 2018. That'll be good enough to put us in the New Orleans Bowl again.

    Tulane's class is currently ranked #66, Tech's #79, and ULM's #115 by 247 Sports. This indicates that the players that signed with ULM are not of the same quality as those that signed with Tulane and Tech. This is very bothersome to me because we're conference mates with those clowns in Monroe.
    Stop please! What is lost besides the early signing period? In the past, the majority of official visits have been taken in January with the exception of a few mid-year graduates. This staff will sign 15-18 total and save a few spots for 5th yr transfers and JC's. My bet is both the 5th year transfers and JC's will be better than most of the starters they will replace.

    As wasted year would have been leaving the entire former staff in place and allowing them to sign another class with Hudspeth's approval. That would have another wasted year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Stop please! What is lost besides the early signing period? In the past, the majority of official visits have been taken in January with the exception of a few mid-year graduates. This staff will sign 15-18 total and save a few spots for 5th yr transfers and JC's. My bet is both the 5th year transfers and JC's will be better than most of the starters they will replace.

    As wasted year would have been leaving the entire former staff in place and allowing them to sign another class with Hudspeth's approval. That would have another wasted year.
    Couldn't agree more. My idea is to sign THE MINIMUM amount of JUCO and 5th years to be successful next season. Other than Kansas St, I can't name another program that is successful relying on JUCO players. HS players are the life blood of a program.

    I trust Napier and staff to do what is best for the program.

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    17 Highschoolers and 17 red shirts a year builds the perfectly balanced program.

    Any scholarship discrepancies of 85 are filled with D1 and JC transfers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    I'm looking forward to the day we lock down 20 above average guys on early signing day. But this is part of the deal with changing coaches, and that's fine.

    Who signed with ULM or tech or similar schools early? Guys who's ceiling was those schools or lower. Ones with no chance of getting called by a P5. If we can get enough JCs to fill holes that Napier identifies, nab a few borderline g5/p5 kids who were holding out, and fill out the class with a few diamonds in the rough it will still be a better class than any Hud has had since his first.
    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomprecision View Post
    Wow
    Wondered when that would pull in some bulldog poontang. Merry Christmas, dog killers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    Dude is a huge wet blanket....
    I simply think that our football program has fallen to a level that's lower than most realize. We could easily struggle for a couple of years while we rebuild with high school signees,or we can strategically plug some holes with juco signees and turn things around in 2018.

    I also believe that Tulane is vastly improving its program, and that Tech has things rolling pretty well for its program right now. This is why I feel such a huge sense of urgency for UL to turn things around immediately (as in 2018). I think we all should.

    Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, we do compete with both Tulane and Tech for players. ULM, not so much maybe, but we can not afford to loose any more ground to Tulane and Tech than we have these last two years of the Dud's reign.

    I think we've made an excellent choice in our new head coach. I'm just hoping everyone in the UL administration has communicated to him the need for IMMEDIATE improvement.

    Merry Christmas to you Zee, and to all Cajun fans wherever you may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    I simply think that our football program has fallen to a level that's lower than most realize. We could easily struggle for a couple of years while we rebuild with high school signees,or we can strategically plug some holes with juco signees and turn things around in 2018.

    I also believe that Tulane is vastly improving its program, and that Tech has things rolling pretty well for its program right now. This is why I feel such a huge sense of urgency for UL to turn things around immediately (as in 2018). I think we all should.

    Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, we do compete with both Tulane and Tech for players. ULM, not so much maybe, but we can not afford to loose any more ground to Tulane and Tech than we have these last two years of the Dud's reign.

    I think we've made an excellent choice in our new head coach. I'm just hoping everyone in the UL administration has communicated to him the need for IMMEDIATE improvement.

    Merry Christmas to you Zee, and to all Cajun fans wherever you may be.
    Good post, Oiler. I agree with all of this. No time to waste.

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    Merry merry and safe Christmas to all Cajuns, Ragin' or not!!


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