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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    In 2015 we followed up our '14 SR appearance (one of the best seasons in NCAA history for any team) with another SR appearance and then hosted a regional in '16. Here is hoping that we get back on track with that "trend".

    "Failed to capitalize"..... you should come check out the new ballpark.
    The half empty one this past weekend because the team was that difficult to watch? Yea, I have the uber receipts from midnight Wednesday, 2:30am Thursday and midnight Friday.

    Look I don't think some of you are understanding that down years and bad baseball are two different things. This year we were bad at baseball. That is never acceptable. We gave games away. We disappeared for 7,8,9 innings at a time. We let sunbelt middle relief no-hit us for prolonged stretches. Not just once, a lot. G5 down years happen. The bad baseball part is what makes you different from app st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunProud View Post
    There is absolutely zero excuse for UL not to be in post season 4 out of every 5 years, period.
    We've had similar discussions in the past. Since the Super Regional format began only 15 teams out of approximately 300 have been able to achieve that feat. Definitely a great goal to aim for but "zero excuse"? By the way four out of the last six years is pretty close to what you are asking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    Take a look at this. This is comparing to half a dozen teams that should never be in postseason play. Not teams that we are aiming to be. Very concerning and no one should feel like their job is safe.
    Look at these records....specifically 2011 and 2012...are you saying Coach Robe doesn't know how to right the ship?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    We've had similar discussions in the past. Since the Super Regional format began only 15 teams out of approximately 300 have been able to achieve that feat. Definitely a great goal to aim for but "zero excuse"? By the way four out of the last six years is pretty close to what you are asking for.
    I agree to an extent, and when I say 4 out of 5 years, I mean regional expectations only. Of course, I would love super regionals and CWS mixed in, but I am realistic and this is college baseball. Also, I stand by my statement of "no excuses." We shall see what happens this off season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    Look at these records....specifically 2011 and 2012...are you saying Coach Robe doesn't know how to right the ship?
    from 2012 to 2013 our hitting coach left to pursue a career outside of coaching .....If Talbot is still here by next week he will be our hitting coach going into next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    Look at these records....specifically 2011 and 2012...are you saying Coach Robe doesn't know how to right the ship?
    He righted the ship by bringing in Deggs. He needs to bring someone else in ASAP.

    My major concern with the program is what happens when Tony does decide to retire......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Well the truth is, like Coastal, we are a unique program. Culture, attendance, geography. All ideal. We play in a conference that is good enough to not hurt your RPI, but allows teams to get on runs in the middle of the season. I'm willing to give the new ballpark some time to actually bare fruit, but regardless, we play in a top flight ball park in America. We have an excellent reputation in college baseball, on the field and off he field. Our fans travel and do a very good job of it. We are the top supported baseball program in America (not named LSU, Florida, or Texas) from a media standpoint. I could go on..

    Are we going to come up short from time to time? Everyone does. Should we not expect to be a contender for league, regional and super regional championships every year? Based on everything above, you bet your ___ we should.
    I do agree with most of what you say, I just don't think we should be contending for Super Regionals every year. We rarely if ever get top20 recruiting classes, why should we be one of the top16 teams most years? Let's see how well we recruit over the next few years. If we can get players on par with the mid tier SEC teams, then I will completely agree with your assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    Look at these records....specifically 2011 and 2012...are you saying Coach Robe doesn't know how to right the ship?
    He could. Time to hold his feet to the fire. Not making the change last year because JT apparently had some personal issues or he was given too much responsibility was red flag one. Retaining him throughout this season because tony won't fire a coach midseason, red flag two. We get too far in the near future without an announcement, I will stand by my OP. Do you want to be a baseball coach or a life coach? Some decisions are hard. I'm afraid that's not the only hard decision he needs to make, but I'll leave that one to cajunhawk. The turnaround needs to start and start fast. Otherwise Dr. Maggard will also notice the ROI on that $16M reducing at an alarming rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    from 2012 to 2013 our hitting coach left to pursue a career outside of coaching .....If Talbot is still here by next week he will be our hitting coach going into next year
    That's not necessarily true.

    Edit: the part about if Talbot is here by next week he will be our hitting coach going into next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rougarou View Post
    That's not necessarily true.

    Edit: the part about if Talbot is here by next week he will be our hitting coach going into next year.
    I want Robe to prove me wrong and fire a coach but I won't hold my breath

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    Here's something else; I know that Tony doesn't like to openly comment on situations such as the ones we are discussing in this thread, and I respect that to an extent (however, I do find that he can be a bit arrogant/condescending about it at times). However, as a tax payer and season ticket holder, I, just like all of you, are very similar to stock holders. I believe that I deserve and am entitled to an explanation if JT is retained.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    The half empty one this past weekend because the team was that difficult to watch? Yea, I have the uber receipts from midnight Wednesday, 2:30am Thursday and midnight Friday.

    Look I don't think some of you are understanding that down years and bad baseball are two different things. This year we were bad at baseball. That is never acceptable. We gave games away. We disappeared for 7,8,9 innings at a time. We let sunbelt middle relief no-hit us for prolonged stretches. Not just once, a lot. G5 down years happen. The bad baseball part is what makes you different from app st.
    I'm not arguing this was a down year for Cajun baseball but some perspective...... We were 9 games above .500. We went 9-11 vs. RPI top 50 teams. We were in discussions for an at large until the end but here you are saying a coach with a 23 year track record should not feel safe.

    Would love to know who is on your short list for a replacement. Maybe the Texas State coach? I mean based on your prior post he is better than Robe right? After all they had the second best BA after Coastal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    ... We were 9 games above .500. We went 9-11 vs. RPI top 50 teams. We were in discussions for an at large until the end ...
    I still don't know how Robichaux got this team as far as he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    I'm not arguing this was a down year for Cajun baseball but some perspective...... We were 9 games above .500. We went 9-11 vs. RPI top 50 teams. We were in discussions for an at large until the end but here you are saying a coach with a 23 year track record should not feel safe.

    Would love to know who is on your short list for a replacement. Maybe the Texas State coach? I mean based on your prior post he is better than Robe right? After all they had the second best BA after Coastal??
    Well, considering I've stated a handful of times already that I'm not calling for him to be fired, it would be stupid to have a shortlist. What would have to happen for you to hold Tony's feet to the fire instead of blindly defending his every move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    What exactly do you people mean when you say "programs like ours"? You mean, programs in the most talent rich area in America? Programs in the south, where baseball is still the most popular youth sport and still second most popular sport to football? Maybe you mean G5, which I'm pretty sure coastal Carolina barely qualifies for, yet they are 2 years removed from a National Championship and are hosting again this year...
    One of the top 5 CC recruiting comments, " You do realize we're about 15 minutes from the beach, right?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    Well, considering I've stated a handful of times already that I'm not calling for him to be fired, it would be stupid to have a shortlist. What would have to happen for you to hold Tony's feet to the fire instead of blindly defending his every move?
    So..what if we miss regionals again next season?...how hot is the fire then?...what's your suggestive move then?...if it's fire him...you better have a list ready NOW...if its not to fire him...what are we all arguing about in the now?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    So..what if we miss regionals again next season?...how hot is the fire then?...what's your suggestive move then?...if it's fire him...you better have a list ready NOW...if its not to fire him...what are we all arguing about in the now?...
    Why should cajunrage have the list ready? That's Maggard's job. And as we've seen with Napier and Glasco, he can go out and find coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    Well, considering I've stated a handful of times already that I'm not calling for him to be fired, it would be stupid to have a shortlist.
    You stated in your prior post.... "Very concerning and no one should feel like their job is safe." I assumed you mean't him being fired... were you talking about getting run over by a bus or something??

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    What would have to happen for you to hold Tony's feet to the fire instead of blindly defending his every move?
    I'm guessing it would take me and a dozen other MEN to hold Tony's feet to any fire. From what I know about him he is a pretty tough SOB.

    I'm also not blind and I absolutely haven't defended "his every move". Show me where I came close to doing that.

    What I have done is to take you to task on your "life coach" comment and you keep changing the narrative because you can't defend your original post. You can't take this season or even last season and deplore his coaching techniques but ignore the prior 21 years and the success that has been had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    Why should cajunrage have the list ready? That's Maggard's job. And as we've seen with Napier and Glasco, he can go out and find coaches.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    I do agree with most of what you say, I just don't think we should be contending for Super Regionals every year. We rarely if ever get top20 recruiting classes, why should we be one of the top16 teams most years? Let's see how well we recruit over the next few years. If we can get players on par with the mid tier SEC teams, then I will completely agree with your assessment.
    I'm not saying we should be in a Super every year. I'm saying we should reasonably expect to contend for a championship every year, whether for a league, regional or Super. All things considered, 'down years' should be few and far between. "Just came up short" years are going to happen, that's baseball.

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