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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    Based on his resume, I must say that I'm confident that he will get the job done. I don't expect him to solve the Mayan calendar this season, but I expect a vast improvement over the next few years. The administration has shown enough confidence in him as well with the money pool that they gave him to hire a competent staff. I look forward to seeing what they can do.
    His resume has 0 head coaching experience and maybe no experience at anything but elite P5 schools. I'm confident he will be a good coach but I'm not gonna claim him to be the savior just yet. He will face the same uphill battle to win here that all of our previous coaches have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    I think our floor is 6-6 and our ceiling is 7-5. The bottom line is, until we improve on defense we won't compete with the better teams on our schedule.
    No way of knowing what our ceiling is. 8 wins is very feasible. Levi gonna be better than what y'all are thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Defense will be good up front DB's will be our Achilles heel on paper . We have to get pressure from our big men to have a chance this year

    Hopefully we see a lot of 4-2-5
    Pressure is key. Even good DBs get burned if you give the QB enough time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    Based on his resume, I must say that I'm confident that he will get the job done. I don't expect him to solve the Mayan calendar this season, but I expect a vast improvement over the next few years. The administration has shown enough confidence in him as well with the money pool that they gave him to hire a competent staff. I look forward to seeing what they can do.
    I hate to be devil's advocate here but what resume? He's coached at some good places but for short periods of time and what success was he directly credited with? I'm not saying that i don't like the hire but I just don't see his past as a direct symbol of what to expect here. I, like Mike, will reserve my feelings about the hire and our situation likely til after the season is complete and recruiting has started to unfold. I'm not going down that rabbit hole again like we did with Hud.

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    I expect to be fundamentally sound. I expect our guys to play hard. I expect student athletes to not bring shame upon the program. I do not expect to win.

    That's it for year one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    I expect to be fundamentally sound. I expect our guys to play hard. I expect student athletes to not bring shame upon the program. I do not expect to win.

    That's it for year one.
    "I do not expect to win" Not even 1 game ?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I hate to be devil's advocate here but what resume? He's coached at some good places but for short periods of time and what success was he directly credited with? I'm not saying that i don't like the hire but I just don't see his past as a direct symbol of what to expect here. I, like Mike, will reserve my feelings about the hire and our situation likely til after the season is complete and recruiting has started to unfold. I'm not going down that rabbit hole again like we did with Hud.
    By no means do I expect the man to suddenly hang the moon. But when the greatest coach in college football calls our AD to put a good word in, that says a lot. He has two national championship rings from his 5 year stint at Alabama, and he was named OC at Clemson at the age of 29. There were even a lot of Arizona State fans that wanted him as the HC over Herm Edwards.

    I will also reserve judgement until after the season, but with the finances that we have invested in he and his coaching staff; I expect him to be successful in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappDaddy View Post
    No way of knowing what our ceiling is. 8 wins is very feasible. Levi gonna be better than what y'all are thinking.
    Bama, Miss St, App St and stAte are all games I'm counting as losses. Troy is a likely loss as well.

    Then there are games that could go either way. But I think those are all games that we should win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    "I do not expect to win" Not even 1 game ?!?!?
    Oh, we'll win some games. But that isn't my expectation. I want to see the groundwork laid for future EXCELLENCE. I am not concerned about how many games we win in the first year.

    I want (and expect) to win championships. That will take a little time. Therefore, 2018 doesn't concern me that much.

    There is no quick fix for excellence.

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    I think Maggard did his homework when it came to hiring coaches. Glasco overly impressed me this year with the hand he was dealt. Can't wait to see what he can do in year two, three and beyond.

    As for Coach Napier, he is totally opposite of Coach Hud. Coach Hud was a rah, rah guy. He accomplished a lot in his first two-three years, but the rah rah finally wore off.

    Coach Napier gives me the impression he is a teacher/results oriented type of person. And if you still can't get it, he will find someone who can. Unfortunately, you have to give a new football coach 2-3 years before you start getting true results. I expect we will have about 7 wins this year, give or take a win.

    But it is time for this university to explode onto the football world. There is no reason why this can't be a top 20 team each and every year, getting into the top 10 every ten years or so. NO MORE MORAL victories. If I have to hear "they played tough and should look on this as a moral victory" one more time, when playing the Alabama's, MState's, FLA, GA....I might just jump off the Cajun Field wall.


    It's time to kick their butts and just get the victory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappDaddy View Post
    His resume has 0 head coaching experience and maybe no experience at anything but elite P5 schools. I'm confident he will be a good coach but I'm not gonna claim him to be the savior just yet. He will face the same uphill battle to win here that all of our previous coaches have.
    He spent a year at Colorado State. In fact he mentioned in one interview that he found that one year invaluable as it showed him the resource difference between the two sides of the tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    "I do not expect to win" Not even 1 game ?!?!?
    I think he meant he did not expect a winning season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunSaint08 View Post
    I think Maggard did his homework when it came to hiring coaches. Glasco overly impressed me this year with the hand he was dealt. Can't wait to see what he can do in year two, three and beyond.

    As for Coach Napier, he is totally opposite of Coach Hud. Coach Hud was a rah, rah guy. He accomplished a lot in his first two-three years, but the rah rah finally wore off.

    Coach Napier gives me the impression he is a teacher/results oriented type of person. And if you still can't get it, he will find someone who can. Unfortunately, you have to give a new football coach 2-3 years before you start getting true results. I expect we will have about 7 wins this year, give or take a win.

    But it is time for this university to explode onto the football world. There is no reason why this can't be a top 20 team each and every year, getting into the top 10 every ten years or so. NO MORE MORAL victories. If I have to hear "they played tough and should look on this as a moral victory" one more time, when playing the Alabama's, MState's, FLA, GA....I might just jump off the Cajun Field wall.


    It's time to kick their butts and just get the victory.
    I agree with the view of Coach Napier being likened to a teacher. He appears to be a very cerebral type of person.

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    Napier reminds me of Robe...bigger on the priocess than results. Buy into the process and results will come. Cares about the players becoming men


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Napier reminds me of Robe...bigger on the priocess than results. Buy into the process and results will come. Cares about the players becoming men
    But if he doesn't produce the results, the axe will fall on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Napier reminds me of Robe...bigger on the priocess than results. Buy into the process and results will come. Cares about the players becoming men
    I agree, that's how he comes across to me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    But if he doesn't produce the results, the axe will fall on him.
    We can only hope he produces half the results Robe has

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    We can only hope he produces half the results Robe has
    So that would be postseason in 25% of his seasons then. Robe is at 50% postseason rate during his 24 years.

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    If we throw to the TE just 2 or 3 times during the season, and hit a receiver on a crossing route at least once, it will be a success! LMAO!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    So that would be postseason in 25% of his seasons then. Robe is at 50% postseason rate during his 24 years.
    With a New Year's Day bowl, couple top 25 rankings..conference championships..top 10 ranking..yeah I'll take it

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