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  1. LaunchCode

    Minnesota Week Pressers

    This list makes one wonder how Michigan is getting so many yards, points, and wins without a single All Conference player on offense?
  2. My agenda was simple, point out how easy it is to paint a misleading picture with stats when context is ignored. I pointed that out clearly(I thought) in the second and third sentence. Guess it didn't come across that way.
  3. You can't have an agenda when comparing two entire coaching careers? Unless you are comparing careers identical with regards to schedules, support, number of games played, poximity to talent base for recruiting, historical team results, etc....I couldn't disagree more. Saban isn't winning multiple national titles or as many games coaching at Rutgers instead of Alabama. I'm sorry, but there's a lot more to a coaches winning percentage than just how good a coach he is no matter how much some people would like to project that as fact on message boards.
  4. SF is 2-7 all time vs Power 5 opponents .222. MR's win percentage actually improves vs Power 5 only. In both cases there's a lot more context to consider. Judging either purely by win % absent context appears to be more agenda driven than actual insight.
  5. That's about as insightful as saying SF has had six full games to show what he can do and .000 is it. When you consider a new coaches first full class of recruits for his system usually comes a season after he's hired, it isn't until year 3 his first full class is even in the system and they are only freshman with a mix of his and previous coaches guys from the previous class being sophs or redshirt frosh. Teams don't win many games with underclassman.
  6. Possibly the most misleading 9 win season ever. We beat one team with a winning record in 2014, the all powerful...drum roll....Rutgers! I thought everyone realized exactly who we really were after the 35 point loss to Wisconsin. A 9 win imposter. Just think if SF had a similar schedule this season.
  7. Doubt it. If on the other hand several highly rated players left the program and he went 0-6 then I'm not as confident he or Eichorst survive.
  8. LaunchCode

    Stealing Nebraska's identity

    Who then? Canada? You might be onto something we could win a lot of games.
  9. LaunchCode

    LET'S! GET! HYPOTHETICAL! GAME 7

    If I were king for a day I'd combine the Beef O'brady Bowl and Famous Potato bowl. I'd call it the Steak and Mashed Potato Bowl.
  10. LaunchCode

    Stealing Nebraska's identity

    TO went 21 years without a title or undefeated season. Wiscy has a similar track record over the past 20 or so years and is one of most consistent winners in college football. The one thing not in their favor, it's a lot tougher to get to the championship game now than it was in the 90's. Bigger more well funded conferences with much better coaching and talent in the bottom teams, 9 conference games instead of 7, more games period, plus a conference championship game and a playoff game as well as scholarship/roster restrictions.
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    LET'S! GET! HYPOTHETICAL! GAME 7

    One Troylet Bowl per season is enough.
  12. LaunchCode

    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    My thoughts as well.
  13. LaunchCode

    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    Totally disagree UCF or N were dumpster fires. UCF was 3 years removed from an 8-0 conference record, 12-1 overall record, and Fiesta Bowl win. Two years removed from a 9 win conference championship season. They've been an up and down program for over a decade and after every losing season in that time span have bounced right back with a winning season. N had a lot of young guys on the field last year and won 4 games. A new highly pro football AD, tons of fan and alumni support, and a willingness to give SF whatever he needs. Normally you'd look at that and think it's a situation ripe for rapid improvement with the players a year older and more experienced. In no way can anyone look at that and say dumpster fire. Changing staffs and schemes stunted the growth that should have been made as you'd expect when changing coaches. So while this season is a dumpster fire so far, I don't agree it couldn't have gone much better and was destined to be a dumpster fire. It's not at all far fetched to look back and see a 5-1 or 4-2 record up to this point was very possible. Anyhow my original point was this isn't the song writers union, this is competitive Power 5 football so one season good or bad does not validate a coach as I pointed out with Gene Chizik.
  14. I don't know what the deal currently is, but is a win worth sweetening the pot a little more to make sure they can't pass up coming?
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    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    This staff has produced one winning season out of 3. I'm hopeful, however not nearly as generous as some to say they've validated anything based on the evidence in front of us. As a reminder Gene Chizik, like Frost, went undefeated in his second season, although he did it in what many claim is the strongest power 5 conference, and then capped that undefeated regulars season off with a national championship victory. Clearly looking back that one great season was in no way a validation of his coaching, and he also didn't have a losing season in his first three. Now we're talking about validating coaches who have 2 losing seasons in their first three years and are winless as power 5 coaches? The only thing that is validated at this point is SF has blind support which I hope he can leverage into a major turnaround.
  16. LaunchCode

    Minnesota Week Pressers

    Well when you put it that way I guess it's time to worry after all Let's hope not.
  17. LaunchCode

    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    They're 3-1 in conference and on top of the division so they're doing something right. I said identity not scheme, but agree the word overhaul was incorrect.
  18. LaunchCode

    Minnesota Week Pressers

    Minnesota has averaged 19 points their last three games. I don't think we have to worry about them running up the score on anyone this year.
  19. Wouldn't #17N'western, Minny, #8 Penn state, and Iowa also be better at end of season?
  20. LaunchCode

    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    The situation I was comparing is how each coach has responded publicly after a loss. Your point that for Fitz to blame anything on his players is an indictment on his recruiting and development which is a good point. That makes sense if he was deflecting blame altogether, but he actually took full responsibility for the loss. He went so far as to say if players were losing one on one battles then the coaches needed to identify if that was due to technique or scheme and do a better job of coaching to help that player win the one on ones. He never mentioned talent as an option for losing one on ones. The two choices he gave, technique and scheme, places the responsibility for a player succeeding directly on the coaches. I didn't hear him mention injuries or deflect blame and certainly didn't hear him say anything that would point a finger at the players inadequacies.
  21. LaunchCode

    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    Frankly I don't see the point in a HC ever running down his own players whether he recruited them or not.
  22. LaunchCode

    A closer look at Chinander's defenses...by the numbers

    We have players all over the field who had multiple D-1 offers. Learning a new defense and how everyone fits and works together inside of it takes time. That we should all understand. N'western rushed for 175 yards per game last year. This year it's only 70 yards a game. They could cry about not having the Jims and Joes to rush the ball. I've not heard a single word from Fitz after a loss claiming his team "doesn't look like the other team". They've gone ahead and recognized they can't effectively run like usual and found another way to get it done instead. They've buckled down and completely changed their offensive identity to win games. Isn't that good coaching, doing what's necessary even when it's not what you feel comfortable with. What I don't understand, and was very disappointed in, was the Wisconsin post game comments. If we have to look like Wisconsin, or UM, or tOSU to beat them then we might as well wait until we've recruited a few top 15 classes before we expect anything of these coaches. If that's SF's mindset, and it's hard to see how it's not based on his post game comments, the players hear that too and will keep living up to the expectation their HC has set for them. You can't tell the players during the week or pregame they can go out and win and compete with anyone and then turn around and tell the media post game the players don't stack up with the other team. Whether that has some truth to it or not, you always build your players up and convince them they are better than whoever they're facing. Until that happens it looks like we'll need a team full of blue chip players for our coaches to believe the players are good enough for them to coach to wins.
  23. I've done the math. Barring an exceptional number of "culture change" mentions by the commentators I've estimated a full game is going to require around 220 oz. Roughly an 18 pack in 3.5 hours. That's not even one beer every ten minutes.
  24. By what quarter, should we start an over/under. I laughed so hard reading that board there is no way I'm NOT playing.
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    Beaver tampering(not the good kind)

    I think this is one of those cases, like when a girl beats up a boy and takes his lunch money, you're just better off not draw attention to the event. Accusing Oregon State of stealing our players to 99.9% of the rest of college football fans actually makes us look like the boy who got beaten up by a girl. I realize there are plenty of tough girls out there, but you aint ever living that down once it gets out so you're better off just going on about your day and not drawing outside attention to what happened.
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