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RE: Boston College Game Thoughts
(09-03-2017 10:00 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 09:51 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  The positives are being overwhelmed by the tidal wave of negativity this program has built up over the last two seasons. It's funny, my girlfriend of the last two years is a trooper and watches or goes to all the games with me. She has no experience with the great things prior to 2015, and she's now like - "how do you endure this? Its so depressing."

This program needs something to get excited about. Some positivity. And while there are some things I loved about friday - Pugh! Smith! both lines and Beebe, I too was resigned to a "how are we going blow this" mentality. Graham has become the symbol for Huskie futility and seeing him put into the line up has become dispiriting and almost exhausting.

Carey and the coaches have ZERO confidence in Graham. Rod is such a wuss it makes me sick with the 3 straight runs then the kneel down after giving up the TD before the half. It's an amateur football game ya sad sack...man up and play the game and quit being a bltch.

I was really pulling for Graham before this game. But man, I swear the wrs where shaking their heads and shrugging their shoulders after some of those passes. Dude has to be an island in the locker room. I have to think hes lost this teams respect...if he ever had any.
09-03-2017 10:24 PM
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Maybe Graham gets gameday jitters really bad or something.
09-03-2017 10:27 PM
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NIU should have won.
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How many balls were thrown at WRs feet? Really pathetic that's our best option at qb.
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(09-03-2017 10:32 PM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  How many balls were hit at WRs feet? Really pathetic that's our best option at qb.

Sloppy Rod loves the kid.
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(09-03-2017 10:10 PM)NIU32 Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 10:01 PM)7 Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 10:00 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 09:51 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  The positives are being overwhelmed by the tidal wave of negativity this program has built up over the last two seasons. It's funny, my girlfriend of the last two years is a trooper and watches or goes to all the games with me. She has no experience with the great things prior to 2015, and she's now like - "how do you endure this? Its so depressing."

This program needs something to get excited about. Some positivity. And while there are some things I loved about friday - Pugh! Smith! both lines and Beebe, I too was resigned to a "how are we going blow this" mentality. Graham has become the symbol for Huskie futility and seeing him put into the line up has become dispiriting and almost exhausting.

Carey and the coaches have ZERO confidence in Graham. Rod is such a wuss it makes me sick with the 3 straight runs then the kneel down after giving up the TD before the falf. It's an amateur football game ya sad sack...man up and play the game and quit being a bltch.
Because this board is beaming with confidence for him or...?


That's the frustrating part though. If Graham is Carey's guy and he went out and won the job with no doubts then Carey needs to be fully confident in him. It's clear he isn't. If Graham isn't that guy, then why not take some lumps and go through the growing pains with Santa or Childers? I just want the staff to be confident with their guy and play to win.

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Because the fact of the matter is there is a serious void of talent in the QB room. Ask anyone who attended a practice in the fall and Graham was clearly the guy.

As I've said before, the issue with Carey is the fact Graham is the best option, but I just don't see how you can watch Carey/U to coach aggressively with a QB you, me, them, and everyone else isn't good.

As for Graham, he wasn't great but I don't agree with this seemingly overwhelming thought he was god awful. I can think of four Hare games off the top of my head which were easily worse (Ohio State, Boston College, CMU 2015, Kent State 2014).

Better QB play and "we" win, yes, but we saw Hare go up against the same opponent two years ago when they went 3-9 and 2 of their wins came against FCS teams and Graham played far and away better than Hare did.

I guess I'm talking myself in circles here, but they have a QB who we know isn't great, they outgain an ACC team and have a FG to send it to OT and the first reaction is to the fire the coach? I understand the frustration of the end of 2015 and then last year play into it, but come on.

The only words I have for it is unrealistic and illogical. There's no way anybody who watched that game objectively would sit there and go "wow, NIU was obviously outcoached."
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(09-03-2017 10:40 PM)7 Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 10:10 PM)NIU32 Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 10:01 PM)7 Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 10:00 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 09:51 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  The positives are being overwhelmed by the tidal wave of negativity this program has built up over the last two seasons. It's funny, my girlfriend of the last two years is a trooper and watches or goes to all the games with me. She has no experience with the great things prior to 2015, and she's now like - "how do you endure this? Its so depressing."

This program needs something to get excited about. Some positivity. And while there are some things I loved about friday - Pugh! Smith! both lines and Beebe, I too was resigned to a "how are we going blow this" mentality. Graham has become the symbol for Huskie futility and seeing him put into the line up has become dispiriting and almost exhausting.

Carey and the coaches have ZERO confidence in Graham. Rod is such a wuss it makes me sick with the 3 straight runs then the kneel down after giving up the TD before the falf. It's an amateur football game ya sad sack...man up and play the game and quit being a bltch.
Because this board is beaming with confidence for him or...?


That's the frustrating part though. If Graham is Carey's guy and he went out and won the job with no doubts then Carey needs to be fully confident in him. It's clear he isn't. If Graham isn't that guy, then why not take some lumps and go through the growing pains with Santa or Childers? I just want the staff to be confident with their guy and play to win.

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Because the fact of the matter is there is a serious void of talent in the QB room. Ask anyone who attended a practice in the fall and Graham was clearly the guy.

As I've said before, the issue with Carey is the fact Graham is the best option, but I just don't see how you can watch Carey/U to coach aggressively with a QB you, me, them, and everyone else isn't good.

As for Graham, he wasn't great but I don't agree with this seemingly overwhelming thought he was god awful. I can think of four Hare games off the top of my head which were easily worse (Ohio State, Boston College, CMU 2015, Kent State 2014).

Better QB play and "we" win, yes, but we saw Hare go up against the same opponent two years ago when they went 3-9 and 2 of their wins came against FCS teams and Graham played far and away better than Hare did.

I guess I'm talking myself in circles here, but they have a QB who we know isn't great, they outgain an ACC team and have a FG to send it to OT and the first reaction is to the fire the coach? I understand the frustration of the end of 2015 and then last year play into it, but come on.

The only words I have for it is unrealistic and illogical. There's no way anybody who watched that game objectively would sit there and go "wow, NIU was obviously outcoached."

Did you watch the terrible ending to the 1st half? This dude's #'s below probably had a lot to do with the impotent play calling.


C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT QBR
Ryan Graham 15/38 190 5.0 2 1 41.3

Try SOMEONE NEW!!!!!!
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I don't remember you mentioning Pugh or Smith that much in practice.
How did they get over looked?
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(09-03-2017 11:20 PM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  I don't remember you mentioning Pugh or Smith that much in practice.
How did they get over looked?

You can't hit people in practice lol

Plus there's a reason I'm posting on a message board
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Fair enough.
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