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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    But we have not been mentality tough for 3 years
    You have to be mentally tough in order to struggle the way we did this year and not lose more than two straight games all season. You have to be resilient, which is mental toughness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    It certainly doesn't appear so over the prior two years. Not certain why you seem to take issue with 2016.

    Like I've said I won't argue that for a Cajun baseball team the last two years have been sub par and I think there are a lot of issues at play.
    things I've heard and observed that tell me we have a mentality problem and

    1. No alpha male in the dugout

    2. Players cared more about what they wore than the game ( Robe even said this )

    3. Players calling out the fanbase during struggles

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    You have to be mentally tough in order to struggle the way we did this year and not lose more than two straight games all season. You have to be resilient, which is mental toughness.
    That is more of a product of the schedule than mental toughness

    Went 4-7 to start the season & did not win series until April 7th but at least we did not lose 3 in a row!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    things I've heard and observed that tell me we have a mentality problem and

    1. No alpha male in the dugout

    2. Players cared more about what they wore than the game ( Robe even said this )

    3. Players calling out the fanbase during struggles
    Lahare was the alpha. We just don't have enough alphas.

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    Run off Coach Robe...and we'll end up like Baton Rouge in football...be careful what you wish for...


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    You have to be mentally tough in order to struggle the way we did this year and not lose more than two straight games all season. You have to be resilient, which is mental toughness.
    Yeah, I think mentally tough is not the most accurate phrase. Mental toughness comprises many things. What we are talking about is attitude which is a subsegment of overall mental toughness. I think our guys were resilient this year, but did not have a alpha/killer attitude and instinct. We have a lot of quiet nonassuming guys.

    You did not see many dominating performances. We were good at outlasting opponents, but when our opponents turned over onto their back and showed us their throat, we didn't take it. You didn't see any of our pitchers get a big strikeout and stare down the other team. You didn't see our guys hit a bomb and stare down their pitcher or dug out. These little things are small, but are the characteristics of teams that will rip your throat out when they get the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    This statement has already pre-ordered Tony's book.
    1420 is staring down reassignment they have to get on their knees ASAP

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    Just blocked 2 fellow Cajun fans. This is getting ridiculous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Textitan View Post
    Just blocked 2 fellow Cajun fans. This is getting ridiculous.
    Another baseball apologist

    you know Its ok to criticize Robe people are not perfect

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    The thing about getting rid of Robe is you will have to not only find an Ace of an replacement now...but do so every 3-4 years if they're successful...Robe is unique in that he hasn't and most likely will never look for a "bigger" job...going to have to hit the lottery every hire to maintain what hes done over his career here at UL...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    The thing about getting rid of Robe is you will have to not only find an Ace of an replacement now...but do so every 3-4 years if they're successful...Robe is unique in that he hasn't and most likely will never look for a "bigger" job...going to have to hit the lottery every hire to maintain what hes done over his career here at UL...
    I never said get rid of him that is ridiculous, but he needs to be held accountable for subpar seasons. People on this board think he can do no wrong and those that say anything negative about him are idiots (borderline softball cult-like)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    The thing about getting rid of Robe is you will have to not only find an Ace of an replacement now...but do so every 3-4 years if they're successful...Robe is unique in that he hasn't and most likely will never look for a "bigger" job...going to have to hit the lottery every hire to maintain what hes done over his career here at UL...
    I don't want him fired, but that sounds like the recipe for a very bad relationship. He's gonna be gone at some point and if that's all we have to look forward to, we are in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    I don't want him fired, but that sounds like the recipe for a very bad relationship. He's gonna be gone at some point and if that's all we have to look forward to, we are in trouble.
    It's a bad recipe having a successful, tenured coach who is still relatively young on staff??...that is 2 years removed from great success...and has had a hiccup for 2 consecutive seasons, one including a conference championship without his all-American??...yeah, maybe it's time we put him out to pasture...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    things I've heard and observed that tell me we have a mentality problem and

    1. No alpha male in the dugout

    2. Players cared more about what they wore than the game ( Robe even said this )

    3. Players calling out the fanbase during struggles
    ...travel ball...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    It's a bad recipe having a successful, tenured coach who is still relatively young on staff??...that is 2 years removed from great success...and has had a hiccup for 2 consecutive seasons, one including a conference championship without his all-American??...yeah, maybe it's time we put him out to pasture...
    How many ____ing times do I have to say I don't want him fired. With that being said, NO ONE should be using the fact that he won't look for another job as a positive thing.

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    TCU missed the postseason this year as did the almighty Deggs. TCU's program is light years ahead of us. For people to say it is not acceptable for our program to miss a regional every now and then is absurd. ____t happens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetimecajun View Post
    TCU missed the postseason this year as did the almighty Deggs. TCU's program is light years ahead of us. For people to say it is not acceptable for our program to miss a regional every now and then is absurd. ____t happens.
    It's not acceptable to continually not build off the success of the program. It's not acceptable to see a downward trend but then continue the status quo because JT has a rough 2017 year. Loyalty to a fault.

    TCU has been to 4 straight CWS tournaments. Yea the draft probably hit them, but I promise they'll be back in 2019. Will we though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    I never said get rid of him that is ridiculous, but he needs to be held accountable for subpar seasons. People on this board think he can do no wrong and those that say anything negative about him are idiots (borderline softball cult-like)
    This is where you're going to destroy the topic.

    One of my favorite things about this board is that no topic is too sensitive. We've taken on admin, University Presidents, finances, capital improvements, the media, abuse, scandal, etc etc.. Again, you all know where I stand. Robe has been a part of my family's lives, in one way or another, for 30 years. However, I don't think it's out of bounds to ask the question, just where our staff's collective heads are, including the boss.

    Where I think the train derails is when people start dismissing Robe loyalists. And look, there are some that do tolerate things based on their relationship with Tony. I fully acknowledge that. But, it's a small minority. The overwhelming majority of guys that are close to our program have a very healthy respect for what Tony has done, will support him in tough times, but at the end of the day, realize it's about the FDL, it's about the program, it's about results.

    I'd be lying if I didn't say there were murmurs this season. Not because people think Tony has lost it, but because our fans know what good baseball looks like. The quality of baseball, regardless of winning and losing, has been significantly down, the type of player is different and the type of personality is DRAMATICALLY different (almost opposite).

    I'm willing to listen to the criticisms, because I think it's healthy and I think they are warranted right now. But we have to be able compartmentalize what we've been seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetimecajun View Post
    TCU missed the postseason this year as did the almighty Deggs. TCU's program is light years ahead of us. For people to say it is not acceptable for our program to miss a regional every now and then is absurd. ____t happens.
    TCU has missed postseason twice in 15 years. Oh and 4 straight CWS. Apples to oranges. Then you go to the opposite end of the spectrum. SHSU is in a one bid league. Apples to oranges.

    Coastal got hit by the draft after the cws and bounced back in two years to host. That should be the standard.

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    I've got a fun story for you guys about "detailed" hitting coaches and how they ruin/waste hitters. Granted this is a story from high school, I still feel it holds relevance with what we're seeing from the micromanager that is Talbot. We were always trained on hit and run to hit the ball on the ground the other way (6 hole for a lefty, 4 hole for a righty) due to the probability of that guy covering 2nd for the runner. I was pinch hitting in a game we were down by one run late in the game. Hit and run was called and I got a pitch middle in that I could handle. I wound up drilling a ball in the right center gap (I'm a lefty) for a double that scored the runner from first. I was then pinch ran for, chewed and cursed out for not hitting it oppo, and benched for the remainder of the season (also had to run punish laps) These are the sort of things micromanaging coaches do. They aren't worried about results, and often want to take all the credit for "building a hitter in their mold" rather than coaching to the strengths of the players they have.


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