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    "We want to play schools in state. 73 years has been too long (the last time LSU played the Cajuns in Lafayette)....We've offered to play those guys in the past. We offered to play them last year in the exhibition game after the flooding, they wouldn't do that."

    He also claimed LSU got a higher seed and host because of old-school thinking from NCAA who think LSU is better than UL and who also didn't familiarize themselves with the renovated Cajundome.

    My mind has changed on all of this. I was a little psssive on the NIT but not anymore. I hope we whip their entitled, arrogant _____ES.


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    Get down Marlin. Love it.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    "We want to play schools in state. 73 years has been too long (the last time LSU played the Cajuns in Lafayette)....We've offered to play those guys in the past. We offered to play them last year in the exhibition game after the flooding, they wouldn't do that."

    He also claimed LSU got a higher seed and host because of old-school thinking from NCAA who think LSU is better than UL and who also didn't familiarize themselves with the renovated Cajundome.

    My mind has changed on all of this. I was a little psssive on the NIT but not anymore. I hope we whip their entitled, arrogant _____ES.
    As you all know, I have been critical of Bob about scheduling. Good on him for laying this out publicly. We don't "need" to play LSU home and home any more than they "need" to play us. But..... an ongoing home and home series would be both inexpensive and great for both programs. It should be a no brainer.

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    What does LSU gain by playing the Cajuns? It seems to me that they have more to lose by playing us. Especially if they lose a game. Maybe attendance revenue? 2017 avg attendance at LSU was 7,019, UL was 3,654 I'm guessing that Wednesday's game will have a good crowd.


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    Big Fish has got a backbone after all!


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    Good to see him calling it out publicly


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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    As you all know, I have been critical of Bob about scheduling. Good on him for laying this out publicly. We don't "need" to play LSU home and home any more than they "need" to play us. But..... an ongoing home and home series would be both inexpensive and great for both programs. It should be a no brainer.
    Actually, we do need to play them as it would help our RPI out tremendously. It sucks that they won't come here and play because they are a bunch of spineless bi&%#es, but Marlin needs to suck it up and go play them there. If he truly believed in his coaching abilities, he would play them there. Stephen F. Austin actually beat them there this year. This is not like baseball where we truly don't need them. I have been ______ed at Tony for the last several years for not telling them to go F off if they wouldn't agree to a home and home every year.

    Like you, I also applaud him for calling them out on this, but now that he has done so, he needs to back it up and go whip their ___zzes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunProud View Post
    Actually, we do need to play them as it would help our RPI out tremendously. It sucks that they won't come here and play because they are a bunch of spineless bi&%#es, but Marlin needs to suck it up and go play them there. If he truly believed in his coaching abilities, he would play them there. Stephen F. Austin actually beat them there this year. This is not like baseball where we truly don't need them. I have been ______ed at Tony for the last several years for not telling them to go F off if they wouldn't agree to a home and home every year.

    Like you, I also applaud him for calling them out on this, but now that he has done so, he needs to back it up and go whip their ___zzes.
    You aren't understanding. They won't schedule us at their place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlappyCajun View Post
    You aren't understanding. They won't schedule us at their place.
    That's not the way I read the quote above, but if that's correct then I stand corrected.

    However, with regard to scheduling, I still think we should and are going to have to go on the road to play some better competition, and actually win some of those games. I do not want to see non Div. I teams on the schedule any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunProud View Post
    That's not the way I read the quote above, but if that's correct then I stand corrected.

    However, with regard to scheduling, I still think we should and are going to have to go on the road to play some better competition, and actually win some of those games. I do not want to see non Div. I teams on the schedule any longer.
    On that we agree, I like the approach we are taking with these tournaments. But we should replace some non D-Is with P5 road games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripple Threat View Post
    What does LSU gain by playing the Cajuns? It seems to me that they have more to lose by playing us. Especially if they lose a game. Maybe attendance revenue? 2017 avg attendance at LSU was 7,019, UL was 3,654 I'm guessing that Wednesday's game will have a good crowd.
    What does LSU lose by losing to UL? It depends on the year.

    This year they would have lost nothing.

    NITwits aside, everyone knows UL was better this year.

    Every year is different.

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    I'm ignorant so excuse the question...

    but what if that is all he has to fill out his home schedule? What if truly no one comes here under any means.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    I'm ignorant so excuse the question...

    but what if that is all he has to fill out his home schedule? What if truly no one comes here under any means.
    Then I think the only option is to go on the road. It sucks for the fans/season ticket holders, but in all honesty, do you really want to see the team beat up on a glorified high school team? Schedule some games with middle of the pack to lower tier P5 schools or schools from non P5 conferences that are traditionally basketball rich conferences, and most importantly....... WIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunProud View Post
    Actually, we do need to play them as it would help our RPI out tremendously. It sucks that they won't come here and play because they are a bunch of spineless bi&%#es, but Marlin needs to suck it up and go play them there. If he truly believed in his coaching abilities, he would play them there. Stephen F. Austin actually beat them there this year. This is not like baseball where we truly don't need them. I have been ______ed at Tony for the last several years for not telling them to go F off if they wouldn't agree to a home and home every year.

    Like you, I also applaud him for calling them out on this, but now that he has done so, he needs to back it up and go whip their ___zzes.
    You are misreading what I said. We don't need to play specifically them, and they don't need to play specifically us. But we both need to upgrade our OOC schedule, and playing each other home and home accomplishes that goal for both programs at virtually no cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunProud View Post
    That's not the way I read the quote above, but if that's correct then I stand corrected.

    However, with regard to scheduling, I still think we should and are going to have to go on the road to play some better competition, and actually win some of those games. I do not want to see non Div. I teams on the schedule any longer.
    None of us want non D1 games, but the OOC games that really hurt us are the teams like UNO and McNeese, who are generally bottom feeders in the SLC, and SWAC or MEAC schools. These are the games we need to replace with better quality opponents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripple Threat View Post
    What does LSU gain by playing the Cajuns? It seems to me that they have more to lose by playing us. Especially if they lose a game. Maybe attendance revenue? 2017 avg attendance at LSU was 7,019, UL was 3,654 I'm guessing that Wednesday's game will have a good crowd.
    I'm also guessing that if we played LSU at the CajunDome, our attendance would be closer to 8,000+ than what we averaged.

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    New Mexico and NMSU play home and home every year, giving both teams two quality games OOC every year. No valid reason for us not to do that with both LSU and LTU.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripple Threat View Post
    What does LSU gain by playing the Cajuns? It seems to me that they have more to lose by playing us. Especially if they lose a game. Maybe attendance revenue? 2017 avg attendance at LSU was 7,019, UL was 3,654 I'm guessing that Wednesday's game will have a good crowd.
    By playing us home and home, LSU benefits in exactly the same ways we do. They get a winnable game against a quality program at a site (even when they play here) that their fans can travel to and somewhat counter the home court advantage. It is an RPI boost for both schools, and travel cost is virtually zero, in both time and money.

    It is a win win situation, as would similar arrangements with LTU be for both schools.

    You schedule these games for RPI purposes, NOT for attendance. Play and beat enough quality teams and attendance will follow.

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    Enough of the talking I like all of you are ____ed with the way the NIT handled this. The only remedy is to go to tiger land and get a W then we can ______ about being on the road again next week. As much as I wanted the NCAA bid I'd play LSU anywhere just to prove to my baton rouge buddy what I've been saying all year. "UL have the best team in the state." Now lets go prove our point.


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    LSU won't see UL this year.

    They will see uL, and that might be enough for them to THINK they saw UL.


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