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Everything posted by GrandGreen

  1. Actually, I erred on that post, I meant to state athletic department instead of football. The scandal as far as I know was limited to the basketball team and AD oversight of that team. I just question why Bennett would have even hinted at any of this.
  2. Baylor was a cesspool and it was a stain on the school. I wish that Bennett would have left this out of the interview, instead of trying to defend the undefendable. This was a Baylor oriented broadcast, so I am not concerned about more of the discussion being about Baylor than NT. Plus he knows nothing about the NT players other than what Baker and Littrell told him. I would guess that NT defensive players listening to this, are more than a little apprehensive. Look for a lot of turnover on that side of the ball. Judging by this broadcast, the Bennett, Littrell combinat
  3. Who they had scheduled and not played is not pertinent. Based on the games played, I don't see why they are rating above NT. Being 30 teams better is ridiculous.
  4. A team can have up to 110 players on football scholarship next year. I don't think there is a limit on how many can be signed in a year. The issue is I don't think it has been announced what future limits will be. A return to old limits or a phase in period of higher numbers over years to get back to 25 a year and 85 total The financial burden and facilities will limit a lot of programs. Also the bigs ability to sign all these extra players will dilute the player pool for G5's.
  5. NT is defending champion and should be rated higher than this. UAB played probably as easy an oc schedule as possible and managed a loss to a mediocre Chattanooga team. Their conference record of 3-1 is the same as NT. They should not be rated as high as NT, much less 31 spots better. Apparently, these ranking put a high priority on wins versus the quality of the competition.
  6. I am not as concerned about the NT players transferring out as much as why isn't NT getting transfers to come to Denton. NT has a continuing increase in ship openings, just fill them with better players than they are losing.
  7. A&M game was cancelled, UAB was postponed I would guess that the league will look at all the conference postponed games and make a decision on which ones or if all will be played There are 10 days after the current CUSA schedule and the tournament Games could be played in that time frame or they could be scheduled as early week games during regular season My guess is the impact of those games on the final standings will be considered Those series could also be shortened to one game
  8. Other than when NT plays SMU, I doubt Siggers progress will mean much to most of the board next year It is off-season, and fans have two big events to digest, Bennett and Siggers The most important thing going on now is basketball and thus far both NT teams are doing well
  9. Consistent conference wins is far from winning a 14 team conference every year.
  10. Lot of speculation here. I will add some more, he may not need or want a scholarship If he was running away from competition,why would he walk on at a SEC school, seems just the opposite.
  11. I will add some stats, Siggers and NT's last two games; Siggers had missed with injury nearly all of 3 games before that. Against UTEP Adaway 97 yds 3.7 ypc Siggers 120 yds 7.1 ypc Against App. St. Adaway 67 yds 4.3 ypc Siggers 96 yds 6.3 ypc I hope that Adaway and others make NT fans forget Siggers, but Adaway in his freshman year was not better than a healthy Siggers. Everybody has opinions, but if Siggers was returning to NT; I believe most would consider him the best returning back.
  12. Why, it is about her kicking an American football?
  13. I appreciate your views, but I think your way off on this one. A lot of your comments were relative to the NT players that Bennett will inherent. Insinuating that a younger more energetic coach will be better equip to succeed. I think just the opposite is true. You listed all the successful DC jobs that Bennett has had, yet imply he will fail here. I do not get that logic at all. You stated that Littrell made the save hire, when he should be looking for the next Graham Harold. No, he should hire the most likely candidate to succeed, not some high risk coach.
  14. A bowl win is an objective, but there will be over thirty schools that do that. I think we overpraise Mc because of the bowl win over probably the weakest team in UNLV that got an invitation that year. Have a great regular season, and then worry about a bowl bid. Contemplating firing a coach that has won at least one USA championship in the last two years would be very extreme.
  15. NT may have not had any interest, with the number of defensive tackles they have already signed.
  16. I doubt that, he was the toughest runner NT had. This is based on observation not stats.
  17. If NT can just decrease the number of first downs allowed on third and long plays, it will be a great improvement.
  18. Siggers was the best rb on NT's team. I don't know why some want to sugar-coat this player loss. Adaway may develop into a better runner and has more size and speed. Luckedly, NT is deep at rb. If Siggers stayed and was injury-free, he would have got plenty of carries at NT. SMU wouldn't bother with him, if they fell he wouldn't help their team.
  19. A coach that really enjoys recruiting would be very rare. Not sure what has changed in recruiting that "old timers" don't like. A verteren coach should be a great asset in recruiting. He will have several defensive coaches under his direction, he probably will be a recruiting closer; not someone who spends massive time on the road. Why would he need a booster shot into retirement? He had basically retired, now he obviously wants back in coaching. He is an assistant coach, his tenure at NT is tied to as long as Littrell is NT's hc. and the job he does. Yes, he m
  20. Dodge didn't hire himself at NT. I believe he may have actually succeeded, if he had hired experienced college assistant coaches. It was a bad "Hail Mary" by RV. RV wanted to make a splash hire within NT's paltry budget. It did raise interest in NT football until they actually had to play some games. NT's worse hire was not Dodge, it was RV.
  21. Will Bennett be the answer? For most G'5s, it is either hire someone that it is thought can grow into the job, or someone on a career downslide. If you had to characterize Bennett, it would definitely be someone on the downside. However that slide was from a hc position. I like this hire, it is much better than what most expected. He has the experience and has something to prove. I already thought the defense would be significantly better, just because it almost had to be and the recruits should be substantial upgrades. I now predict a substantially be
  22. Good ole SMU, the most penalized program in NCAA D1. Also a team that must count the pigeons to come close to their announced attendance numbers. Unfortunately, the most important by far factor in recruiting is conference affiliation. SMU has always had that advantage over NT. At a slow snail pace, NT is at least going upward in the NCAA hierarchy. SMU has been going the opposite direction.
  23. I don't think it is equal at all. It gives the inferior team a significantly better change to win. Stats thus far, seem to support this view. I don't think UTEP WBB beats NT in Denton this year without this format. It is equal in that every team has to play this format, but I think it gives an edge to the poorer team. The old formula for having a good conference season was to win at home and split on the road. The new formula is to win the Friday games and split the Saturday games.
  24. The women lost to UTEP 52-62 and looked very bad doing it. Again, this two games in two days is horrible. This game had some of the worst officiating I have ever seen. Not necessarily bias, but just bad. Most fouls were called as turnovers against the person who was fouled. Hard to stay stationary when you are pushed or hacked. I wonder were they got this crew? Noble was held to single digit scoring and Callegos of UTEP was the much better player in this game. Boyd kept NT from disaster, with 19 points. Hate NT to lose to a mediocre team because of this insan
  25. Didn't know Stiggers was from University Park. Moving down, IMO
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