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    http://espn1420.com/bob-marlin-talks...rnament-video/

    Although the questions are hard to hear at times, the attached interview does contain Coach Marlin's comments on the new basketball schedule format.


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    Thanks for posting this Mike.
    Wow! No rpi next year.
    Wonder what the new metrics will be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    http://espn1420.com/bob-marlin-talks...rnament-video/

    Although the questions are hard to hear at times, the attached interview does contain Coach Marlin's comments on the new basketball schedule format.
    Mike, the powderpuff schedule we've been forced to watch under Marlin are his, not the SBC. He's had enough time to schedule better even if it's more road games. There's a lotta non class time between Thanksgiving and the start of the spring semester, so there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Mike, the powderpuff schedule we've been forced to watch under Marlin are his, not the SBC. He's had enough time to schedule better even if it's more road games. There's a lotta non class time between Thanksgiving and the start of the spring semester, so there's that.
    I still think they need to fix the money side of scheduling. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Mike, the powderpuff schedule we've been forced to watch under Marlin are his, not the SBC. He's had enough time to schedule better even if it's more road games. There's a lotta non class time between Thanksgiving and the start of the spring semester, so there's that.
    Not sure what this comment means in regards to his comments on the new SBC scheduling. I agree we should have played at least one more road game in the past vs two non D1 schools. Hope people are finally recognizing we will not get more attractive games at home other than through the alliance. It will have to be more road games to improve SOS.

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    Not sure what this comment means in regards to his comments on the new SBC scheduling. I agree we should have played at least one more road game in the past vs two non D1 schools. Hope people are finally recognizing we will not get more attractive games at home other than through the alliance. It will have to be more road games to improve SOS.
    Another solution would be to win and make some more NCAA tournament appearances. Give the bigger schools a reason to come. We see it in the diamond sports every year. Bigger schools come to Lafayette in those sports because our teams have a track record of success, and they know that it won't affect their RPI or SOS if they lose. If our basketball team can replicate a season similar to the one we had this past year and not only make the tournament, but win some games; we may see a team or two from the P5 make a Cajundome appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Not sure what this comment means in regards to his comments on the new SBC scheduling. I agree we should have played at least one more road game in the past vs two non D1 schools. Hope people are finally recognizing we will not get more attractive games at home other than through the alliance. It will have to be more road games to improve SOS.
    We might have to pull a Texas Southern play a crap ton of Road games vs P5 to boost our SOS before we can get anyone of note to come into the cajundome. Teams don't want to play a team that will negatively affect their RPI especially on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    We might have to pull a Texas Southern play a crap ton of Road games vs P5 to boost our SOS before we can get anyone of note to come into the cajundome. Teams don't want to play a team that will negatively affect their RPI especially on the road
    Playing the Cajuns would not negatively affect the RPI of most teams in most years. We got into the 30's last season before the late season health issues derailed things. We will never go to the extreme TSU does. Even with all their road games, they don't get any return visits. We may play one to two more road games than in the past going forward and if we do we will get paid for them. Of all the points put forward, I think the logic of getting to the NCAA tournament consistently and occasionally winning a game is the best way to get better non conference home games. Obviously that is extremely difficult to do. Georgia State has been the most consistent program in our league recently and they don't get teams to go to their place. Of course they play in a HS gym. We don't have that issue so we may have better luck. We are a long way from having that type of program but that should be the goal.

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    Texas southern basketball program has been so successful the coach Mike Davis has been negotiating to take over the program at Detroit mercy. Almost sounds like a high school. Tsu schedules so many road games because they are lucky to draw a 100 fans a game. They lose money after paying security and ushers or staff. With the exception of Millers crazy shot selection it sure seemed marlin got about everything he could out of last years squad. Was just unfair for Gant to become ill. He was a huge defensive presence. Team was not same without him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Playing the Cajuns would not negatively affect the RPI of most teams in most years. We got into the 30's last season before the late season health issues derailed things. We will never go to the extreme TSU does. Even with all their road games, they don't get any return visits. We may play one to two more road games than in the past going forward and if we do we will get paid for them. Of all the points put forward, I think the logic of getting to the NCAA tournament consistently and occasionally winning a game is the best way to get better non conference home games. Obviously that is extremely difficult to do. Georgia State has been the most consistent program in our league recently and they don't get teams to go to their place. Of course they play in a HS gym. We don't have that issue so we may have better luck. We are a long way from having that type of program but that should be the goal.
    Contrary to the coaches comments after last years NIT game, LSU's RPI would have gone up the last three years playing the Cajuns.

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    We have to play a minimum of 14 home games per year. The new conference schedule plus a home game from the alliance gives us 11 each year.


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    We have to play a minimum of 14 home games per year. The new conference schedule plus a home game from the alliance gives us 11 each year.
    La tech ( if not 1 of they alliance games)

    Incarnate Word

    SELA

    Maybe set up a home and home with South Dakota St

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    We have to play a minimum of 14 home games per year. The new conference schedule plus a home game from the alliance gives us 11 each year.
    14 games? Is that an NCAA rule, conference rule, UL requirement?

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    14 games? Is that an NCAA rule, conference rule, UL requirement?
    The university's contract with Learfield says a minimum of five home football games and 14 home basketball games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    The university's contract with Learfield says a minimum of five home football games and 14 home basketball games.
    That requirement makes it impossible to play too many additional road games. That is why we will have to continue to play some SLC games. Hopefully the non D1 games get reduced to one.

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    That requirement makes it impossible to play too many additional road games. That is why we will have to continue to play some SLC games. Hopefully the non D1 games get reduced to one.
    I just hope we are more selective about which SLC schools we play.

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    I just hope we are more selective about which SLC schools we play.
    Last year we were lucky in that Nicholls, UNO, and SLU all did well in their league. McNeese was weak but did win some league games. This year we play all those again but Nicholls due to continuation of series in previously signed deals. Game at SLU could be challenging as their program seems headed in the right direction.

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    Also, McNeese has brought in a load of transfers and I think they'll be better immediately. I'm not sure how much better, but certainly better than they've been the last three years.


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    Also, McNeese has brought in a load of transfers and I think they'll be better immediately. I'm not sure how much better, but certainly better than they've been the last three years.
    .............I had a great x & O session with one of the McN's staff......they have some very good transfers according to him and although we were using my wife and wait staff to set screens, I think they will be much improved......this happens with better strategies and players!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    .............I had a great x & O session with one of the McN's staff......they have some very good transfers according to him and although we were using my wife and wait staff to set screens, I think they will be much improved......this happens with better strategies and players!!!
    He's back, and better than ever.

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