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I don't trust our coaches to win 3 games and become bowl eligible. This is just a bad year no matter how you slice it. I just hope we can be competitive in each game. Those 2 loses to WKU and NT with leads in the 3rd and 4th quarters are going to kill us. Even if we just split we would be 4-5 and the season would have a lot different meaning.
11-06-2017 10:57 AM
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FIU is doable but we will need to have a very solid game and maybe a break or two go our way via the intercessions of the "gods of football". Rice we should win, even more so if we can upset FIU because we will still be shooting for a Bowl. That said, even with those 2 as wins and a Bowl Game riding on the MTSU game I just don't see us beating them with their QB back and playing. Still as every coach in the world always says, it all starts with going 1 - 0 this week.
11-06-2017 11:13 AM
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FIU is an interesting team. Very inconsistent.

They only outgained Rice by 23 yards, were outgained by Charlotte, MTSU, and Marshall, and outgained UTSA by 54. Their defense gave up 29 points and 504 yards to a team we just shut out.

They are the better team and at home, but I think we keep it close with a chance to win as long as we don't lose the turnover battle. They just got bowl eligible so probably feeling a little happy this week. Their defense is pretty bad, but offense is solid (better than Charlotte, not as good as NT or WKY). I'm going 27-21 good guys.
11-06-2017 11:29 AM
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(11-06-2017 10:57 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  I don't trust our coaches to win 3 games and become bowl eligible. This is just a bad year no matter how you slice it. I just hope we can be competitive in each game. Those 2 loses to WKU and NT with leads in the 3rd and 4th quarters are going to kill us. Even if we just split we would be 4-5 and the season would have a lot different meaning.

The time for just hoping to be competitive is over. I agreed with that for the UNC, Tech and even Marshal games but we have used all that rope and now all that matters is wins. Whether we lose by 1 or 30 really isn't important, the season is over. We are past the time where "showing progress" or "we played a good game but had a few plays that beat us". The only thing that matters is going in to the MTSU game with a shot at getting bowl eligible and putting it all on the line. After that, everything else is just putting lipstick on a pig.
11-06-2017 11:55 AM
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(11-06-2017 11:55 AM)ODU804 Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 10:57 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  I don't trust our coaches to win 3 games and become bowl eligible. This is just a bad year no matter how you slice it. I just hope we can be competitive in each game. Those 2 loses to WKU and NT with leads in the 3rd and 4th quarters are going to kill us. Even if we just split we would be 4-5 and the season would have a lot different meaning.

The time for just hoping to be competitive is over. I agreed with that for the UNC, Tech and even Marshal games but we have used all that rope and now all that matters is wins. Whether we lose by 1 or 30 really isn't important, the season is over. We are past the time where "showing progress" or "we played a good game but had a few plays that beat us". The only thing that matters is going in to the MTSU game with a shot at getting bowl eligible and putting it all on the line. After that, everything else is just putting lipstick on a pig.

OK I agree with you, ill change my statement to say, I hope the FIU game is competitive. If we go down there and completely **** the bed when the season is on the line. That just tells me the coaches dont have the ability to coach these kids when it matters the most. And some coaching changes would need to take place.
11-06-2017 11:59 AM
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I am not going to say that I hope for a win, because that is just a poor position to be in ... I don't want to depend on hope. I want this team to go out there and play like they want it more than the other team. At times this team seems so nonchalant that it appears as though they are just going through the motions, with little emotion. I'm not suggesting recklessness -- but how about going out there and punching them in the mouth like the season is on the line --- because it is. New stadium, right? How about the team and coaches earning what they have been given - a full stadium that shows up even when they don't. They are still my team, but damn, give us something. So my 'hope' for the team and coaches is to go out and earn back the respect of the fanbase which I would conclude you have lost. 05-nono
11-06-2017 01:43 PM
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If we do somehow miraculously get to a bowl game, we're going to get our asses kicked.

I'd rather end this season with a little dignity. We just don't deserve a bowl game this year.
11-06-2017 03:17 PM
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ODU 31 FIU 17
11-06-2017 03:18 PM
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(11-06-2017 03:17 PM)ODUBB35 Wrote:  If we do somehow miraculously get to a bowl game, we're going to get our asses kicked.

I'd rather end this season with a little dignity. We just don't deserve a bowl game this year.

UNT went to a bowl last year with a record of 5-7. They lost the bowl to finish 5-8, but it was worth it as those extra practices surely helped them towards taking over the West this year.
11-06-2017 03:24 PM
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Safe to assume Denzel Williams will not be back. Charged with felony in what sounds like a possible fight with a girlfriend.
11-06-2017 03:29 PM
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