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    After starting every game last season, Masson goes into his redshirt junior year once again atop the depth chart for the Ragin' Cajuns. The Miami native appears poised to take his game to the next level after ...


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    Good article on Masson. Does the print version carry a football picture of him? The on-line version does not. And, if it is in the print version, why not on the on-line version? The Advocate does that each day with an LSU football picture. The Austin American-Stateman does it everyday with a UT football picture. Seems like a picture each day with each article would help excite the reader and general fan about UL football. Just a personal suggestion.

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    "In addition to those highlights, the Cajuns ranked 16th nationally in red-zone efficiency (89 percent)"


    Since the focus of the article is Masson that is a bit of an 'off topic' stat simply because the coaches often put the success of the team in the hands of Brad McGuire when they got into the Red Zone.

    Counting running and throwing TD's Masson personally scored once ever 27.2 touches while McGuire scored once every 7.4 times he had his hands on the ball.

    Besides the quarterbacks there were only 5 other rushing TDs the whole year.

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    "After weighing in at 211 pounds last fall, the 6-foot-2 Masson showed up for preseason camp at 203 pounds. His physical transformation is a culmination of his hard work with the weights since arriving as a 185-pound freshman in 2007"

    I'm not totally sure on this, but I think he reportedly showed up to camp at 211 this year, not last fall. Anyway, I think Chris has the potential to improve upon last years performance. I hope he does, for all of our sake.


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    "After weighing in at 211 pounds last fall, the 6-foot-2 Masson showed up for preseason camp at 203 pounds. His physical transformation is a culmination of his hard work with the weights since arriving as a 185-pound freshman in 2007"

    I'm not totally sure on this, but I think he reportedly showed up to camp at 211 this year, not last fall. Anyway, I think Chris has the potential to improve upon last years performance. I hope he does, for all of our sake.
    Foo, I'm sure on this. I have the updated preseason camp roster with current heights and weights. Masson is listed at 6-2, 203.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ "In addition to those highlights, the Cajuns ranked 16th nationally in red-zone efficiency (89 percent)"
    Since the focus of the article is Masson that is a bit of an 'off topic' stat simply because the coaches often put the success of the team in the hands of Brad McGuire when they got into the Red Zone.

    Counting running and throwing TD's Masson personally scored once ever 27.2 touches while McGuire scored once every 7.4 times he had his hands on the ball.

    Besides the quarterbacks there were only 5 other rushing TDs the whole year. _
    Being that Mcguire only played in short yardage situations/near goal line, this is a stat that is skewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Good article on Masson. Does the print version carry a football picture of him? The on-line version does not. And, if it is in the print version, why not on the on-line version? The Advocate does that each day with an LSU football picture. The Austin American-Stateman does it everyday with a UT football picture. Seems like a picture each day with each article would help excite the reader and general fan about UL football. Just a personal suggestion.
    The only photo of Masson in the print edition is a mug shot. You must understand that story placement largely dictates whether any visual element runs with a story. The Masson story was stripped across the top of the front page, so there was only room for a mug out front. The rest of the story jumped to an inside page and was spread over two columns, again leaving little - if any room - for an actual photo. And in all honesty, more of the DA readers care about live art from the Saints-Patriots game (that story was the centerpiece on the front) than a practice shot or file photo of Masson.

    Can't speak to what the Advocate and American-Statesman do with their sections. Both of those newspapers have many, many, many more resources than the DA does, both in the sports department and in terms of available photographers. If it was up to me, we would have color photos of Cajun athletes every day, but the final photo decisions are out of my hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch0364 View Post
    _ Being that Mcguire only played in short yardage situations/near goal line, this is a stat that is skewed. _
    Agreed, which is why I find the redzone percentage slightly off topic.

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    Turbine, a couple of things to consider:

    Masson accounted for 16 touchdowns last season (10 in the air, six rushing). Of those 16 TDs, 12 came in the red zone.

    McGuire accounted for nine TDs (seven rushing, two passing). Eight of his TDs came in the red zone.

    So of UL's 27 TDs in the red zone last season, Masson with 12 and McGuire with eight. Masson obviously played a big role in the team's success in the red zone last year.


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    So of UL's 27 TDs in the red zone last season, Masson with 12 and McGuire with eight. Masson obviously played a big role in the team's success in the red zone last year. _
    Big role I agree, I don't discount his effectiveness, however 12 of 33 (total TDs) is pretty far from the 89% (semi credited to Masson) which is why the comment jumped out at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Big role I agree, I don't discount his effectiveness, however 12 of 33 (total TDs) is pretty far from the 89% (semi credited to Masson) which is why the comment jumped out at me.
    The Cajuns scored on 31-of-35 tries (89 percent) in the red zone. That included 27 TDs and four field goals by Albrecht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrott View Post
    _ The Cajuns scored on 31-of-35 tries (89 percent) in the red zone. That included 27 TDs and four field goals by Albrecht. _
    Oh great thanks. I was looking at percentage of total TDs that were in the redzone.

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    How many were over fifty yards in 2009? Masson had at least one the length of the field I know of it was fun leading the country in 2008. I'm ready for some 2010 statistics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gridiron View Post
    How many were over fifty yards in 2009? Masson had at least one the length of the field I know of it was fun leading the country in 2008. I'm ready for some 2010 statistics.
    There were three offensive TDs of at least 50 yards. (Bentley had a 70-yard interception return for a score against North Texas.)

    A 56-yard pass from Masson to Sails against Southern, a 57-yard pass from Masson to Aubrey against Troy and a 91-yard pass from McGuire to Green against Troy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrott View Post
    _ Foo, I'm sure on this. I have the updated preseason camp roster with current heights and weights. Masson is listed at 6-2, 203.


    igeaux.mobi _

    I'm guessing that what Foo Foo was saying is that if Masson is such a workout warrior (which I believe to be true) then why would he enter fall camp weighing less than in the spring? I think the goal of the workout statement is that he would increase in weight rather than lose it due to all of the weightlifting right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I'm guessing that what Foo Foo was saying is that if Masson is such a workout warrior (which I believe to be true) then why would he enter fall camp weighing less than in the spring? I think the goal of the workout statement is that he would increase in weight rather than lose it due to all of the weightlifting right?
    He arrived at 185 and is now 203, so the workout warrior theory isn't thrown out. Keep in mind that most people at his size can have their weight fluctuate by as many as four or five pounds if they don't stay properly hydrated. He might have felt a little heavy at 211 last year and decided to shed a few pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrott View Post
    _ He arrived at 185 and is now 203, so the workout warrior theory isn't thrown out. Keep in mind that most people at his size can have their weight fluctuate by as many as four or five pounds if they don't stay properly hydrated. He might have felt a little heavy at 211 last year and decided to shed a few pounds. _

    I understand. However the dehydration thing usually comes into play during camp or after camp, not before they've even practiced. However, I do understand about him arriving 20 pounds lighter and seen good gains. Its obvious when you see him that he's put on some good weight in his time here. I would have thought that he would have wanted to be in the 210-215 range but who knows. Either way, I think Masson is going to have a good year

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    To end all doubt, I will ask Masson how much he weighs at the scrimmage. The school's information could have been wrong, but I doubt it since the other heights and weights were accurate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    _ I understand. However the dehydration thing usually comes into play during camp or after camp, not before they've even practiced. However, I do understand about him arriving 20 pounds lighter and seen good gains. Its obvious when you see him that he's put on some good weight in his time here. I would have thought that he would have wanted to be in the 210-215 range but who knows. Either way, I think Masson is going to have a good year _
    Are you thinking that Chris would want to be a little bulkier for handling the ball carrying side of his role? If it turns out he's gotten quicker, even with weight loss, I'm happy with that. I want us to steer toward a smarter accurate ball distribution QB (even with the zone read or read option) that runs in open space, but leaves the banging in traffic to others.

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    Ends up Chris is now 210. Roster has wrong weight. Problem solved.

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