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RE: FIU vs UCF 2012
(06-05-2012 05:16 PM)TheFIUtheproud Wrote:  
(06-05-2012 01:35 PM)atsKnight Wrote:  
(06-05-2012 08:20 AM)TheFIUtheproud Wrote:  
(06-01-2012 03:13 PM)TampaKnight Wrote:  
(06-01-2012 12:33 PM)TheFIUtheproud Wrote:  As an FIU fan, I am concerned about this away game. Clearly a blow-out is more than possible on any given game day, but why do you expect to blow away FIU? No hostilities here, just curious. I admit I am not too familiar with UCF apart from a few south Florida guys. I'm thinking that you guys may not be too familiar with FIU's team as well. By the way, I believe that UCF should be well favored in this match-up (home advantage, talent, more time playing football, etc), but blow-out?

Like Kruciff mentioned, our biggest mistakes happened on special teams. A facet of the game that, for the most part, should not play a significant factor in a decision, actually did against FIU.

FIU punched us in the teeth last year. They got hyped up and took it to us. We're awake now.

I take it you think that UCF should have blown away FIU last year but for special teams play? Here, I cannot agree with you. While I will concede that UCF has superior depth and better talent overall, I think that many of you were flat-out wrong about the type of team FIU had last year. Consequently, some of you still sound like you don't respect FIU at all. I hope this attitude continues because it may also be reflective of your football team's attitude toward FIU. This would be good.

Again, no hostilities on my part as I do strongly believe that UCF should be favored in this game. As stated above by me, I concede UCF is overall better than FIU at this point in time. But, if you believe that UCF should have blown out FIU last year (or this year) then you have no clue as to what FIU has done in the last few years under Coach Cristobal. Simply put, the man can recruit, and better yet he can motivate. If our new OC is any good, we can have a spectacular year. If he stinks, then we may get blown out a few times. And not just by UCF!

I'm curious what type of response you are looking for here. Where do you see FIU finishing at the end of this year? If FIU were in the ACC or nBE, or CUSA this past year, how would you expect them to do (top tier, middle of the pack, bottom feeder)?

I expect 7 wins more or less (6 on the down side with 9 as the top). Losses to UCF, Louisville, Lousiana and Ark. State would not surprise me as these teams will be favored over us. We can lose to Duke again. Obviously, if FIU were in the ACC last year (you mentioned last year) we would have won two or three games and could have one win in ACC. In CUSA last year our record would have been about the same as in the Sun Belt last year. We did play Marshall tight even though our offense wasn't clicking. Lost in the 4th. You forget we also played Texas A & M and Rutgers well in 2010 (losing to A & M in the late 4th). We didn't really get blown out by anyone last year. Our worst loss in 2011 was against Arky State and lost a close one to Duke. Check it out.

I guess more than anything, I was shocked by some of your fans' opinions that FIU is an easy "blow out." No objectivity whatsover. Little football knowledge or instincts. Just "homerism." And again, I have been careful to point out that UCF is ahead of FIU at this point in time. And understand that some football preview magazines think highly of UCF this year, but still UCF is not likely to do well in the ACC or a higher conference either. I still see UCF as a mid-major team (high mid major ranking if you will). Sorry if this offends, but you still need to catch up to USF in most peoples minds. Which brings me back to my original point: Blow out? Really??? Can't you all just say we should beat FIU in 2012. Now that I can live with, and cannot be argued logically. Have enjoyed the banter.

So let me see if I'm hearing you correctly: any fan that thinks UCF will win in a blow out is obviously a homer with no objectivity or football instincts because FIU lost to consistent CUSA bottom dweller Marshall?

I'm not trying to mock FIU, but I don't think its crazy to think that a team that beats Marshall every year and has a chip on its shoulder could blow out the fourth-best team of the dead last FBS conference.

As I stated above, I have a lot of respect for the FIU program and I think that they are a tough team. But sometimes even tough teams get blow out. This can happen when one team is looking for revenge on another team.

UCF fans can accept that two CUSA championships has not given us the national notoriety we hope to achieve. Can you accept that the Sun Belt is not on the level of CUSA? Can you accept that while FIU has lots of potential, a bowl win over Toledo is not enough to prove that the Golden Panthers are impervious to being blown out, even by teams perceived as mid-majors?

I look forward to seeing how FIU does in CUSA in 2013. I think it might be more difficult than you think it will.
06-05-2012 09:30 PM
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RE: FIU vs UCF 2012
How about this analogy: any fan that thinks UCF will win in a blow out is obviously a homer with no objectivity or football instincts because FIU beat UCF last year.

OR

FIU beat Big East Co-Champion Louisville.

I actually don't understand what TheFIUtheproud is trying to prove, but FIU's football team doesn't need any validation from UCF fans. The team proved it can compete with UCF on the field. If UCF fans continue to think that they are going to blow us out, so much the better. I enjoyed the crying last year and I look forward to the game this year. Go F I U!

(06-05-2012 09:30 PM)atsKnight Wrote:  
(06-05-2012 05:16 PM)TheFIUtheproud Wrote:  
(06-05-2012 01:35 PM)atsKnight Wrote:  
(06-05-2012 08:20 AM)TheFIUtheproud Wrote:  
(06-01-2012 03:13 PM)TampaKnight Wrote:  Like Kruciff mentioned, our biggest mistakes happened on special teams. A facet of the game that, for the most part, should not play a significant factor in a decision, actually did against FIU.

FIU punched us in the teeth last year. They got hyped up and took it to us. We're awake now.

I take it you think that UCF should have blown away FIU last year but for special teams play? Here, I cannot agree with you. While I will concede that UCF has superior depth and better talent overall, I think that many of you were flat-out wrong about the type of team FIU had last year. Consequently, some of you still sound like you don't respect FIU at all. I hope this attitude continues because it may also be reflective of your football team's attitude toward FIU. This would be good.

Again, no hostilities on my part as I do strongly believe that UCF should be favored in this game. As stated above by me, I concede UCF is overall better than FIU at this point in time. But, if you believe that UCF should have blown out FIU last year (or this year) then you have no clue as to what FIU has done in the last few years under Coach Cristobal. Simply put, the man can recruit, and better yet he can motivate. If our new OC is any good, we can have a spectacular year. If he stinks, then we may get blown out a few times. And not just by UCF!

I'm curious what type of response you are looking for here. Where do you see FIU finishing at the end of this year? If FIU were in the ACC or nBE, or CUSA this past year, how would you expect them to do (top tier, middle of the pack, bottom feeder)?

I expect 7 wins more or less (6 on the down side with 9 as the top). Losses to UCF, Louisville, Lousiana and Ark. State would not surprise me as these teams will be favored over us. We can lose to Duke again. Obviously, if FIU were in the ACC last year (you mentioned last year) we would have won two or three games and could have one win in ACC. In CUSA last year our record would have been about the same as in the Sun Belt last year. We did play Marshall tight even though our offense wasn't clicking. Lost in the 4th. You forget we also played Texas A & M and Rutgers well in 2010 (losing to A & M in the late 4th). We didn't really get blown out by anyone last year. Our worst loss in 2011 was against Arky State and lost a close one to Duke. Check it out.

I guess more than anything, I was shocked by some of your fans' opinions that FIU is an easy "blow out." No objectivity whatsover. Little football knowledge or instincts. Just "homerism." And again, I have been careful to point out that UCF is ahead of FIU at this point in time. And understand that some football preview magazines think highly of UCF this year, but still UCF is not likely to do well in the ACC or a higher conference either. I still see UCF as a mid-major team (high mid major ranking if you will). Sorry if this offends, but you still need to catch up to USF in most peoples minds. Which brings me back to my original point: Blow out? Really??? Can't you all just say we should beat FIU in 2012. Now that I can live with, and cannot be argued logically. Have enjoyed the banter.

So let me see if I'm hearing you correctly: any fan that thinks UCF will win in a blow out is obviously a homer with no objectivity or football instincts because FIU lost to consistent CUSA bottom dweller Marshall?

I'm not trying to mock FIU, but I don't think its crazy to think that a team that beats Marshall every year and has a chip on its shoulder could blow out the fourth-best team of the dead last FBS conference.

As I stated above, I have a lot of respect for the FIU program and I think that they are a tough team. But sometimes even tough teams get blow out. This can happen when one team is looking for revenge on another team.

UCF fans can accept that two CUSA championships has not given us the national notoriety we hope to achieve. Can you accept that the Sun Belt is not on the level of CUSA? Can you accept that while FIU has lots of potential, a bowl win over Toledo is not enough to prove that the Golden Panthers are impervious to being blown out, even by teams perceived as mid-majors?

I look forward to seeing how FIU does in CUSA in 2013. I think it might be more difficult than you think it will.
06-06-2012 10:26 AM
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RE: FIU vs UCF 2012
Given O'Leary's record at UCF against other teams from the state of Florida (0-8 is it?), I am not going to make any bold predictions of blowing out FIU in 2012 or even beating them.

Now that I think of it, I might be getting a little concerned about our game against Bethune Cookman in 2013.
06-07-2012 11:03 AM
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RE: FIU vs UCF 2012
(06-03-2012 12:08 AM)knighthead1 Wrote:  Pardon me but......

We better f*ck em up.

04-cheers

Clarifying my comment.... Yes I really want a crushing victory over FIU this fall, but that doesn't mean I don't respect FIU's program or believe that UCF is leaps and bounds ahead of FIU.

I am just really disappointed in our effort all last year losing 6 games by 7 points or less and want our performance this year to be much better. It could be FIU or any other team that we were expected to beat last year and lost to, like UAB. I hope we beat that s**t out of them too. Not out of disrespect, but out of frustration from last year's effort.
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06-07-2012 09:25 PM
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RE: FIU vs UCF 2012
Wanted to congratulate the UCF team on the victory over FIU. I cannot say it came as a surprise, but I was certainly expecting more from my team this season. Good luck to UCF this season, and look forward to our next matchup.
09-18-2012 12:09 PM
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