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Mean Green 93-98

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  1. 2 minutes ago, Christopher Walker said:

    And retain Rees as OC. Kind of telling on Kelly that he couldn't convince either of his coordinators to join him in Baton Rouge.

    I don't know about that.  Why would Freeman turn down arguably the most prestigious HC gig in the country to be an assistant at LSU?  And Rees is a ND alum.

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Brett Vito said:

    The shift to a run-based offense

    “We’ve taken it upon ourselves as an offensive line to power our offense. We want to be the most physical team on the field at all times.”

    I saw that...but as I mentioned above, they tried to run, but were unsuccessful.  The main factor in their improved ability to run the ball is the improved run blocking from the O-line.  Your comment focuses on playcalling.

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  3. 21 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    I agree Bennett has been a welcomed addition. Here's the issue - The bar was set so freaking low last year that we are overjoyed (as we should be) at a team that is statistically middle-of-the-pack in CUSA. I realize that we will not see similar improvements next year, but will be interested in seeing what PB and crew do next year.

    For the totality of the season, that is true.  But if you look at how this defense has been coming around, they're definitely among the best in C-USA.  They just held UTSA to their lowest point total for the season.  Only Marshall held FIU to less than we did.  Only Boise St. held UTEP to less than we did.  During our season-ending win streak, we haven't given up more than 24 points to any team--I'm not sure if there's another team in C-USA other than WKU that could say the same of their last 5 games.

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  4. 1 minute ago, CaribbeanGreen said:

    He’s about to be in the SEC West. Competing against Oregon and Stanford for top recruits and playoff spots is a hell of a lot easier than Georgia and Bama. 

    They said similar things about A&M, but they haven't done worse in the SEC than they did in the Big 12.

    And OU's been competing against Georgia and Bama (and USC and Oregon) for playoff spots and recruits, and they've done aight.

  5. 3 minutes ago, UNT Texas Hooligan said:

    I don't get it at all.  He's in a situation where he's in the 4-team playoff more years than not.  Now he's going somewhere that hasn't really been nationally relevant in years, but they expect a coach to compete for national championships?  Surely the A.D. at OU didn't suggest that he might want to move on?

  6. 54 minutes ago, GrandGreen said:

    Why do you think that?

    Understandable if he does, but also could see him wanting to be part of next year.  

    They basically said as much during the broadcast.  He and his wife are about to  have a daughter.  Aune said he might stay if he gets lined up with some NIL deals.

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  7. I think the result of this game determines if Littrell stays.  If NT wins their first game over a ranked team since the 70's (still to be determined, but looking very realistic at this point), I'd be shocked if they fired the coach.  And waiting to see the results of the bowl game is too late.

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  8. 10 hours ago, Jonnyeagle said:

    This is terrible news.  It will hurt the attendance immensely.

    Yep.  We don't show if a single raindrop falls anywhere in Denton County, but all the UTSA fans who are coming have already bought their tickets and firmed up their plans weeks ago.  This could effectively be a home game for UTSA.

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  9. 5 hours ago, 97and03 said:

    Aune only completed around 54 percent. Need 60 percent or better for this offense to work. 

    That's one stat.  He also had 8.9 yards per attempt, tied for #14 in the nation. This offense can work with a 54% rate if you're getting that kind of production out of each attempt.

    That has dropped to 6.7 yards per attempt this year.  That, along with the worse TD/Int ratio, have more to do with our problems at the position than a 54% completion rate, although a 60%+ completion rate certainly wouldn't hurt our cause.

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  10. 12 minutes ago, Glory to the Green said:

    We’re clearly now a run first team, but it took us a few games to realize this. I wonder if we had started the year with the run first mentality, would some of those games gone differently?  🤷🏽‍♂️

    We tried the "run first" mentality against UAB when they were basically daring us to run.  Didn't go so well.  Our run blocking was horrendous earlier in the year, but has improved significantly.

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