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    Anyway.. good hell im fired up about Football.

    I'm not sure we're ready for what's coming.. Ragin Cajun football will never be the same..


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    I'm not sure we're ready for what's coming.. Ragin Cajun football will never be the same..

    There is nothing wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    There is nothing wrong with that.
    Thank Gawd almighty.....I can't even begin to describe how excited I am about the operation that Coach Napier has set up.

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    I wish I shared in you guys' enthusiasm.. Time will tell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Thank Gawd almighty.....I can't even begin to describe how excited I am about the operation that Coach Napier has set up.
    Ditto.

    That Texas QB he offered tells me everything I wanted to hear.

    Pro-Style. 6'2". Intelligent. Strong arm. Good feet. Prototypical Napier QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I wish I shared in you guys' enthusiasm.. Time will tell.
    I am encouraged about the system that has been set up as well. I retain some skepticism about the talent level (especially on defense) being at a level for us to win at the level we hope to attain. My hope is that enough progress will be made this year to show recruits that the facilities we have here are worth signing up for despite the better tradition USM and La Tech use against us. Some have said that we may not have the bigere jump like Hud had in Year 1 because we are building for the long term. I would be OK with that but there needs to be indications of progress this coming year to keep people excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I am encouraged about the system that has been set up as well. I retain some skepticism about the talent level (especially on defense) being at a level for us to win at the level we hope to attain. My hope is that enough progress will be made this year to show recruits that the facilities we have here are worth signing up for despite the better tradition USM and La Tech use against us. Some have said that we may not have the bigere jump like Hud had in Year 1 because we are building for the long term. I would be OK with that but there needs to be indications of progress this coming year to keep people excited.
    Same here: my enthusiasm is for the long-term aspect, not necessarily for this season.

    Although the more I read and see, the more I am thinking that he will at least match the success that Glasco has done in the short time/hot mess he inherited. I think we will be pleasantly surprised at the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I am encouraged about the system that has been set up as well. I retain some skepticism about the talent level (especially on defense) being at a level for us to win at the level we hope to attain. My hope is that enough progress will be made this year to show recruits that the facilities we have here are worth signing up for despite the better tradition USM and La Tech use against us. Some have said that we may not have the bigere jump like Hud had in Year 1 because we are building for the long term. I would be OK with that but there needs to be indications of progress this coming year to keep people excited.
    We've been there done that. I'll get more excited once I've actually seen Napier in action and how good of a recruiter he is. I'm optimistic but I'm also guarded. Football costs have gone up in recent years while play on the field and player retention have been going down. Until Napier shows me something on the field, its all talk at this point. I think we've all been there with football for some time and I just know, speaking for myself, that I'm maxed out in contributing until we've seen more on the field success and that includes basketball as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I am encouraged about the system that has been set up as well. I retain some skepticism about the talent level (especially on defense) being at a level for us to win at the level we hope to attain. My hope is that enough progress will be made this year to show recruits that the facilities we have here are worth signing up for despite the better tradition USM and La Tech use against us. Some have said that we may not have the bigere jump like Hud had in Year 1 because we are building for the long term. I would be OK with that but there needs to be indications of progress this coming year to keep people excited.
    No.

    We need to understand as a fanbase that this is a foundation laying year. We may win 7 or 8. We may win 3 or 4. This is the rip the band aid off year. It will sting. Think of Saban's first year at Bama. They went 6-6 during the regular season. That's the same record that Mike Shula had the year before, AND Saban lost to ULM as well.

    The true measure will come with the 2019 signing class. How many 3-stars and above we sign, and how we do against Tech, Southern Miss and Tulane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Same here: my enthusiasm is for the long-term aspect, not necessarily for this season.

    Although the more I read and see, the more I am thinking that he will at least match the success that Glasco has done in the short time/hot mess he inherited. I think we will be pleasantly surprised at the end of the season.
    I think everyone wants longterm success but haven't we been patient long enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I think everyone wants longterm success but haven't we been patient long enough?
    Just remember Herm Edwards who has been out of coaching for 10 years got the head coaching job over Billy Napier at Arizona State.

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    The way I look at it, the slab has been poured. Now Napes is starting to frame the structure. I'm looking for basic improvement this season. If we lose on the field due to lack of talent i'm fine with that now. Its the 2020 season that i'm truly expecting the full benefits of a well constructed home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun tom View Post
    Just remember Herm Edwards who has been out of coaching for 10 years got the head coaching job over Billy Napier at Arizona State.
    LOL

    LSU also hired a cartoon character over about 1000 coaches that are better. Schools do dumbass things all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    The way I look at it, the slab has been poured. Now Napes is starting to frame the structure. I'm looking for basic improvement this season. If we lose on the field due to lack of talent i'm fine with that now. Its the 2020 season that i'm truly expecting the full benefits of a well constructed home.
    Good analogy. We just need to let go all the (wasted) Authement years. Our time started with TJoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun tom View Post
    Just remember Herm Edwards who has been out of coaching for 10 years got the head coaching job over Billy Napier at Arizona State.
    It wss a buddy hire ... their AD was Herms agent for years and Herm was getting fired from ESPN this was to save face for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun tom View Post
    Just remember Herm Edwards who has been out of coaching for 10 years got the head coaching job over Billy Napier at Arizona State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Ditto.

    That Texas QB he offered tells me everything I wanted to hear.

    Pro-Style. 6'2". Intelligent. Strong arm. Good feet. Prototypical Napier QB.
    He's offered a number of QB's, 4 four more since that offer. They are a mix bag of Pro-Style and Athletic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    We've been there done that. I'll get more excited once I've actually seen Napier in action and how good of a recruiter he is. I'm optimistic but I'm also guarded. Football costs have gone up in recent years while play on the field and player retention have been going down. Until Napier shows me something on the field, its all talk at this point. I think we've all been there with football for some time and I just know, speaking for myself, that I'm maxed out in contributing until we've seen more on the field success and that includes basketball as well.
    That post is probably one most agree with and I understand that perspective completely. Some of it is economically based. We are still struggling in Acadiana despite progress elsewhere. People want to be shown thrir investment will be rewarded before they contribute much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I am encouraged about the system that has been set up as well. I retain some skepticism about the talent level (especially on defense) being at a level for us to win at the level we hope to attain. My hope is that enough progress will be made this year to show recruits that the facilities we have here are worth signing up for despite the better tradition USM and La Tech use against us. Some have said that we may not have the big jump like Hud had in Year 1 because we are building for the long term. I would be OK with that but there needs to be indications of progress this coming year to keep people excited.
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    1 thing that stands out in the article is that Napier is making 350,000 less than hudspeth but the assistant salary pool is 350,000 more than last year. That shows me Napier knows he is only as good as his staff. 350k should make a large difference. The Cajun fan base should enjoy the ride. Looks to be a fun one.


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