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 on: Today at 10:15:47 pm 
Started by Michael_E_Davis - Last post by bennyl08
Next year will be our easiest schedule since 2011. QB will now have atleast two games starting experience and Oline replaces one player (of course that one player is the only guy we have that can play)

OOC games: Bottom three teams are way more talented than the bottom three we faced this year. Tulsa is a team that can very easily upset us and wind if we aren't careful. I.e. If we played them this week, I would not bet on Arkansas winning. Pre-season, there was a strong argument that playing @CSU would be about as tough of a game as home vs TCU. Turns out TCU was a lot better than most people expected this year. So, that game should be a lot easier for us.

Auburn is a team we've been about 50/50 with over the past decade. So, home vs away can be the difference between a win and a loss. That game being an away game for us next year makes next years tougher.

Texas A&M's location is the same. So, the two schedules are even there.

Getting Bama at home doesn't improve our schedule at all.

OM at home is an improvement for the 2018 schedule at that is often a game that can go either way.

Vandy at home is an improvement over @SC, but not a huge one. SC and Vandy will likely finish similarly in the west. I'm really glad we didn't play Vandy this year because at least the national media has an inflated opinion of SC despite the facts.

BYE: It's a little bit late in the season, but ic certainly an improvement over having it after just two weeks.

LSU at home doesn't really change much. As a rivalry game, the series is fairly close over the past decade home or away. But definitely a small improvement.

@MSU is a huge increase in difficulty. Playing in Starksville is something where even our best teams can lose, even if we have a decided talent advantage.

@Missouri is also a significant disadvantage that could easily swing the game away from us.

So, the worst three OOC games are definitely harder, but so long as we don't swing and miss on the new hire whoever it will be, that harder should be negligible given the talent on this team. However, nobody outside of TCU on our schedule this year would have even beaten the 2012 team, while if that or 2013 happens again next year, CSU and Tulsa could easily beat us in such a scenario. However, factoring in the hindsight of what TCU has done this season, the OOC gets significantly easier next year compared to this year. Other than that, the OM game is the only conference game that is significantly improved from this year to next. Playing Vandy at home instead of SC is a small boost, LSU at home is a smaller boost, and Bama at home is no boost at all. MSU, Mizz, and Auburn on the road are all massively more difficult games.

In short, this year, the games we weren't going to win anyways were put in the most difficult position where the outcome would change anyways and the games we had the best chance at winning were put in the most favorable position to do so. Next season, the games we aren't going to win anyways are given the more favorable conditions while the games we have a chance to win are put in the most difficult positions to do so.

The OL is replacing 3 players in Ragnow, Raulerson, and Ramirez all of whom have started for us and at the very least have been in the rotation this year.

 on: Today at 10:15:25 pm 
Started by online-with-swine - Last post by 5 little pigs

 on: Today at 10:14:48 pm 
Started by WilsonHog - Last post by Temprees
...to being a good football team.

Our offensive line is statistically one of the worst in college football. Our receivers have trouble getting separation. Catching the football is also a bit of an issue. Our quarterbacks' completion percentage is around 57% which is horrible. Opposing offenses go through our defense like sh*t through a tin horn. I would not argue if someone called this the worst football team we have had since the days of Jack Crowe.

I'm pretty much ready for a few people, including our head coach and AD, to stop pissing on my feet and telling me it's raining. I'm about to drown, here.
Just remember "1-0"

 on: Today at 10:14:05 pm 
Started by Arazorbackguy1 - Last post by HossHog
to be fair games like that happen, we leave a lot of 3's open because we help to much and it ends up leaving someone wide open and a team like Vandy shoots the ball so well that they made everything that night.
I do understand what you are saying, but 2 of the 3 games before the Vandy game we lost. Lost @ Missouri, and Lost @OK State by 28. Again none of this really matters however because we finished great, my point is, everyone was already conducting their own coaching search on here after that Vandy game.

 on: Today at 10:13:49 pm 
Started by Tejano Jawg - Last post by HoggyCat
Yes, there's a "reflective" intent to this post. Like everyone, it's impossible for me to fully grasp the depths we've fallen to this season. But if you think farther back, there were some "up" times during BB's watch that were fun.

Here are a few candidates (and I'll add, these seem like a hundred years ago)—

–2016 Liberty Bowl. 45–23 win over Kansas State. A solid win. This is the first one I thought of, since it capped off an 8-5 season. And unbelievably, a season with a 5-3 SEC record.

–2014 LSU and Ole Miss shutouts. I'm grouping these 2 back-to-back games for a couple reasons. They stopped the bleeding of SEC losses. And, I remember how happy I was for our players, the emotion they showed winning the Boot back, and the optimistic feeling about our program. The Ole Miss blowout, in the rain, was one of the funnest games I've been to in the last 10+ years.

–2014 Texas Bowl. How could pounding the Longhorns not be on the list?

What else?

You call a win against that weak and slooooww KSU team "solid"??  They had a WR playing QB.

 on: Today at 10:13:47 pm 
Started by WilsonHog - Last post by Cure
Receivers are talented but extremely young. They have to improve on not giving away their routes early and the line has to hold up for them to get some separation. You have to find a balance between using your QB's skillset and not overloading the inexperienced receivers, it's a contributing factor to going uptempo.

Offensive line. IDK.

 on: Today at 10:12:34 pm 
Started by hogblitz - Last post by ImHogginIt
Well, coaches can improve and USC did have scholarship limitations when he was there.

Lane has been apart of several NC coaching staffs. To think he peaked in his 30's would be a mistake

There is nothing about him that excites me. He would be looking for his next job the second he set foot on campus

 on: Today at 10:11:25 pm 
Started by checkraiser88 - Last post by rwspear
I know he had an alcohol problem for a bit...

I'm not sure you understand how alcoholism works.

 on: Today at 10:11:10 pm 
Started by checkraiser88 - Last post by Pork Twain
I know he had an alcohol problem for a bit but he's an Offensive guru. I think it would be a good fit. He's got a good resume. He's currently the OC for the Atlanta Falcons. Thoughts?

No such thing as "having" an alcohol problem, he has one.  See our past drunk basketball coach

 on: Today at 10:11:00 pm 
Started by theFlyingHog - Last post by HoggyCat
Waste of breath with those that will just make up some lame excuse as to why he does not get credit for it.  Other than on poor coaching hire in a sport people actually care about, that at the time of the hire looked like a steal, what has he done wrong.

Rape. Voyeurism. Failing to thoroughly investigate an abusive volleyball coach. JLS.  Bert. Hanging on to Pelphrey too long. Twisting facts to garner support to fire Petrino.

Need me to keep going?

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