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  1. There's a YT video of all the college pick sixes last year and I because I'm a junkie and watch college football highlights in the summer, I watched it. Aune was on there so much I had to turn it off early before my PTSD kicked in. 

    Having said that he wasn't a bad quarterback, but you just can't play quarterback that way. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Arkstfan said:

    This year Oregon State hosts UCLA, Washington, Stanford, and Utah. 

    Washington State hosts Colorado, Stanford, Oregon State, and Arizona.

    Cougars schedule this year is fairly close to what they likely get if the four stick together. Oregon State loses a top 15 opponent and two traditional opponents.

    Selling tickets for UNLV or Rice or Utah State or Tulsa in lieu of UCLA, Washington, and Utah I suspect will be a challenge.

    Character of fan base will emerge. Will they pout and stay home or flock in to support the team?

    Oregon State would lose three top 25 teams, two who travel extremely well. 

    Washington State loses…..eh, not much.

    And to your other point BSU would be a WAY bigger addition than WSU. It’s not even close. 

  3. I'm not saying it's going to go this way but here's what I'm afraid of-

    This offense is going to be more ball control and shorter throws and it's possible we have a better defense or at least a bend but don't break defense. Both of these mean lesser possessions. 

    So you have a QB that hasn't played a lot and you're going to take possessions away from him and put in a guy that isn't going to get enough possessions either to find a rhythm. Or worst case Earle starts feeling it and you take him out. 

    If we were playing Texas Southern, I'm all for it. 

    But this is a REALLY big game to start the season.

    I'm just a keyboard offensive coordinator and certainly not the head coach but the history of doing things like this is not great. 


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  4. 4 hours ago, Mean Green 93-98 said:

    The Flying Worm is classic, but it definitely screams "SEVENTIES," as does that color scheme.  You couldn't ask for a better throwback, but it's time to move on with our every-week helmets and uniforms.

    I like the SOW on the helmet, whether entirely or just the wings.

    I like everything about this uniform:



    When we wear this I think two things-

    This is the perfect away uniform. 
    Why can we create the green version (meaning perfect) of this? 


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  5. 40 minutes ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:

    Sure, they have to recruit better front 7 personnel. We knew that. After they became accustomed to our game film, they knew that. Things have changed. There is no more incremental improvements in weak areas. Incremental improvement is gone forever (hopefully not forever) with the rules in place. Our defensive staff knew our personnel and they knew it needed to be shored up. It's about going after high impact high school recruits that can and will help in the future AND productive transfers from the portal that will help NOW. Yeah, yeah they're going into their 1st season with one 1/2 of a recruiting season under their belt. Well, isn't UAB? FAU? CLT in the same scenario? 

    I can live with holes in the roster. I can't live with it as being a season altering excuse when the rules let coaches hem up their roster YoY as they see fit. Oh? They couldn't get the transfers they needed/wanted? Again, not our problem as fans. That's their problem(s). I'm not tryin to doom and gloom, just pointing out the rules in place. 

    I agree with this but I knew they weren’t going to shore up everything on defense in one cycle. Was hoping they’d bring in some better LBs. Guess we’ll start seeing what we got in two weeks. 

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  6. 9 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    Trying to understand how you measured the "bottom 5". Their "best" bottom 5 is higher rated, but
    They have three -10 or lower, we have one
    Our average is 9.46, and theirs 10.24


    I went by how many teams each league had ranked in the 100s. All of this is subjective but trying to pinpoint exactly where an individual team should be ranked is REALLY subjective. Plus one team (ULM) shouldn’t matter so much. 

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  7. 2 hours ago, Cerebus said:

    Based on ESPN's FPI, The American is the top rated G5 conference.

      Conf. Avg. Med. Top Lowest
    1 American -4.4 -4.3 4.7 -10.9
    2 Sun Belt -6.3 -5.7 -0.9 -15.2
    3 MWC -7.5 -8.3 1.7 -14.6
    4 MAC -9.8 -9.5 -3.8 -16.0
    5 CUSA -12.1 -13.8 -5.3 -16.5

    The top is better in the American but surprisingly the bottom five in the AAC are worse than the Belt. Not sure how many head to heads there are but wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up close to even on the field depending on the matchups. We better win both of ours. 

  8. 3 minutes ago, MeanGreenGlory said:

    I think people are underestimating the leverage that Aresco has right now.

    Let's say that there are indeed four AAC schools who are ready to leave the AAC and go to the PAC, and they give their notice today. The American Athletic Conference bylaws call for a $10 million payment and 27 months notice for a school to withdraw from the conference. Aresco has said he's open to negotiating, but he can just as easily decide NOT to negotiate and say, "Withdrawl notice received. You owe us $10M and cannot leave the conference for 27 months."

    What does this do?

    It puts the PAC schools in a situation where their 2024 scheduling is royally screwed. They would have three conference games and need to fill the other NINE with non-conference teams. As Jared Mosley recently stated in the podcast with JD, scheduling is challenging and takes time. Can you imagine what schools have open availability to schedule games for next year? Let alone having enough schools with perfect open slots to fill out a full season for four schools?

    You're looking at throwing scraps together at best. Most FBS teams are fully scheduled for next year so it'd likely be a whole lot of FCS schools, etc. If Stanford scoffs at the idea of playing the likes of Charlotte, UTSA, or ECU, do you think they're going to enjoy having a schedule full of schools like Houston Christian, Central Connecticut, or whoever else they can buy with short notice?

    So now, let's say you're a media partner and you're excited about carrying a conference with the likes of Stanford, Cal, Oregon State, and Washington State. Are you willing to give them the $20M+ per year those schools want to deliver a lousy schedule of Oregon State vs. Houston Christian for a full season before even having a chance to *potentially* carry a more compelling schedule?

    I don't think any savvy media partner would pay premium dollars for that type of content.

    There may be a media partner that say, "We'll partner with you in 2025 IF—and only if—you have X schools in your conference." But if that's best-case scenario, what does the PAC do for media revenue for 2024? Are all four schools willing to forego media revenue for a year and have a season of completely lousy scheduling? 

    Not to mention, given how fast conference realignment is moving now, who's to say that Stanford and/or CAL aren't invited to the BIG10 by 2025 and the schools that make the jump are now left without their crown jewel in the conference? 

    To sum it up, if Aresco just says "No" to withdrawal negotiations and holds firm on the 27-month timeline for exiting the conference, he'll likely hold the leverage needed to convince the PAC to merge with the AAC. 

    Damn, couldn't have written it better myself. 

    I'm with you, I see the PAC having very little leverage. For some reason the thing that makes the  most sense to me is a merger happening but Stanford and Cal getting some sort of scheduling guarantee. 

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  9. 24 minutes ago, GMG_Dallas said:

    He was sacked 35 times for a loss of 222 yards which factors into the rushing stats. He rushed for 575 yards on 110 carries (5.2 ypc) if you take out the sacks which shouldn't count against rushing stats.

    In comparison, UNT QBs were sacked 11 times for 71 yards.

    He was the leading rusher in attempts (barely) for ULM. That’s insane. 

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  10. 9 minutes ago, emmitt01 said:

    Interesting.  Does it change your answer at all if the P5 conference is the SEC or Big10?  

    Than appearing in a national championship game?!?!? 

    You and I have seen two win seasons. They suck. No matter who the competition is. 

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  11. 3 minutes ago, emmitt01 said:

    If you could choose either of the following (and only ONE so save the “both” answers), which would you choose:

    1) Stay in the AAC and win 3 of the next 5 conference titles, with one of the years ending in the national championship game

    2) Join a “Power 5” conference and have a 5 year run where we win 2 games a year

    I took less than a second to choose so might want to make it a bit harder to decide. 

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  12. 33 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    Several places mention that 8/15 is the deadline for FSU to announce if they will leave after the 2023 season (one-year notice.)

    What are those deadlines for the American and the MWC? If the PAC is expanding (not merging), they need four more teams in 2024.

    The MWC deadline was June 30th. Technically a school could still leave for 2024 but it would cost $34 mil.

    I think I saw the AAC rule was $15 mile for less than 27 months notice, $10 mil for more than that but the AAC negotiated with the previous teams leaving. Then again, don't quote me on that. 

    The MWC isn't negotiating anything. 

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  13. 2 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    Stone was our fifth best rusher by yardage last year only below our four-headed running back monster.

    I'm not sure of your point. I don't care who the QB is, they'll need to make plays with their feet. When it's third and nine and no one is open they need to get the first down with their feet. When it's third and two, the defense needs to know the QB is an option. And I don't mean once a game. If Stone provides that, awesome. 

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  14. 5 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    Stone averaged 6 yards per carry last year for us. I think that is pretty good.

    If it's six rushes for 36-40 yards that works. If it's two rushes for 12 yards....I think we'll need more production than that. 

    There's no magic number, I just want the QB to be a threat. Harris was UTSA's third leading rusher with 600 yards and nine TDs. His yards per carry wasn't amazing but he made you pay a few times a game. That's all I'm hoping for. 


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  15. My two cents on the quarterbacks-

    We're basically going to have two types of games this year, games where we can run the ball and games that the other team holds our running backs in check. The games we can run the ball the quarterback can go 13-20 for 150 yards and we'll be okay. When we can't run the ball don't expect the quarterback to toss the ball around. Ward had 5 games over 300 yards last year and they went 2-3. Both of those wins were against lousy teams. I just don't think this kind of offense is going to light up the passing game. We averaged 460 yds a games last year. WSU averaged 360 yards.

    WSU also held the opponent under 25 pts a game in nine games. We did it four times. 

    Which means the quarterback needs to make plays with his legs. To me the perfect game with any of these quarterbacks is about 200-240 yards passing and at least 40 yards rushing. 

    Morris may be from the Leach tree but don't expect that this year. Expect a pretty patient offense no matter who is the quarterback. 




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