Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Next year?
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
imagambler Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 46
Joined: Sep 2013
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #1
Next year?
Given the talent and assuming we stay healthy. Is this team a New Years Day contender next year? Who are we losing and who comes back?
10-02-2017 09:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Red Dog Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 234
Joined: Aug 2012
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #2
RE: Next year?
Lets focus on Kent State.
10-02-2017 10:02 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
NIU1981 Offline
All American
*

Posts: 4,208
Joined: Nov 2006
Reputation: 33
I Root For: Leaving the MAC
Location:
Post: #3
RE: Next year?
We should have a great team next year but we also play Florida State, Utah, Iowa and BYU so new years is unlikely.
10-02-2017 10:05 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Bears85 Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 67
Joined: Aug 2017
Reputation: 1
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #4
RE: Next year?
(10-02-2017 09:58 AM)imagambler Wrote:  Given the talent and assuming we stay healthy. Is this team a New Years Day contender next year? Who are we losing and who comes back?

Who cares at this point. We have much to be excited about this year.
10-02-2017 10:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rabid Squirrel Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,467
Joined: Feb 2014
Reputation: 14
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: St.charles, IL
Post: #5
RE: Next year?
(10-02-2017 09:58 AM)imagambler Wrote:  Given the talent and assuming we stay healthy. Is this team a New Years Day contender next year? Who are we losing and who comes back?

Its a little cart before the horse-ish. But yeah, this team is so young and the losses will be minimal numbers wise. But they will be big impact wise. Huff, Blake, beebe, Wimann, Lurry, Lee. We are just now seeing how damn important Huff is to this offense. He's going to rain hell on Mac play.
10-02-2017 10:12 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

NIUfilmmaker Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,550
Joined: Apr 2010
Reputation: 21
I Root For: NIU!
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
Post: #6
RE: Next year?
Lets go to a bowl game, and then win that bowl game....
10-02-2017 05:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
badmoonrising13 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 9,019
Joined: Oct 2010
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #7
RE: Next year?
If Santa develops like we hope, find a replacement for Kane, find a replacement for Huff, find a couple clutch receivers, we will be incredible for the next two, three years. Hopefully, our in-game coaching will also be vastly improved. We have to take calculated risks, not reckless risks. The game was ours. Our O-line had broken SDSU's will in the fourth quarter. I think Jones could have run it in as well or Childers. I really think we should go to Childers in the red zone until we get behind the chains then bring in Santa. Of course we should work a lot with Santa in red zone passing but we need to run the Childers package and we should score plenty of TDs.
10-02-2017 08:22 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

NIU05 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 6,885
Joined: Jan 2008
Reputation: 32
I Root For: TRUTH
Location: Eternity
Post: #8
RE: Next year?
Next year? We should be 4-0. Next year is here right NOW!

We have a great defense. QB wakes up we will play for for MAC championship again. QB and kickers and we're 4-0. Have to play like winners, FINISH the game!
10-02-2017 08:47 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JoeNovak Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 242
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #9
RE: Next year?
(10-02-2017 10:05 AM)NIU1981 Wrote:  We should have a great team next year but we also play Florida State, Utah, Iowa and BYU so new years is unlikely.

Hey if all those teams are ranked next year and we beat em it’s national championship or bust! We want Bama lol
10-02-2017 08:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

badmoonrising13 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 9,019
Joined: Oct 2010
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #10
RE: Next year?
Better coaching and we are 4-0. Santa could have hit all those wide open receivers against BC. Had we run the ball in the fourth quarter against SDSU, we would have overcome the turnovers and the kick 6 to beat the 19th ranked team... Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Hopefully, we will play better and coach better to dominate MAC-tion. There is a lot to be excited about.
10-02-2017 08:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Splooie99 Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 176
Joined: Sep 2015
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #11
RE: Next year?
looking forward to MACtion. Leaving next year to next year.
10-03-2017 04:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
NILAW Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,309
Joined: Oct 2013
Reputation: 3
I Root For: NIU
Location: Naperville
Post: #12
RE: Next year?
While I agree that it is too early to think much about next year, I was wondering about the running backs.

Currently on the roster:

Marcus Jones: I would think that Jones would be the #1 RB, at least in the spring. While he is averaging 4.5 yards per carry (on 29 carries), I don’t see him as being that special RB we love to have.

Tommy Mister: I have not seen enough of him to get a good feel one way or the other. In the limited times he has carried the ball he seems to lack the explosiveness I was expecting when I saw his HS highlights. I wonder if he recovered from that knee injury?

Tre Harbison: I have also not seen enough of him to get a feel one way or the other. At 220 lbs. he certainly has the size advantage.

Jordan Rowell: I remember there was a lot of concern about whether he would stick; he is on the roster and I presume he will stick and will be red shirted this year. There certainly was a lot of hype about him coming out of HS. Of course, one never knows how any particular player will handle college ball. If he lives up to the hype could he be that special talent?

Jordan Nettles: Like Rowell, a true freshman. I want to recall he was not heavily recruited, but thought to be a diamond in the rough.

Dwayne Milton: I recall hearing some good things about him here, and next year is his RS Sr year.

Maybe someone that attended practices/scrimmages could give more insight?

Incoming freshmen:

Fotis Kokosioulis: Since we have 5 RBs returning next year, you would expect him to red shirt in 2018. He looks like he could develop into a very good RB.

Erick Doke III: Listed as a RB/LB. I have no information as to what position the coaches are thinking about for him, but based on our history I would say LB or defensive end, although he is only listed at 210 lbs. Since he is out with a knee injury for his senior year I would think red shirt.

Justin Hall: Listed as a DB/RB, after that one game he had I would not be surprised to see him at RB. He certainly looks explosive. He looks to have good hands; I wonder if he will be moved to WR, like DJ Brown?

Oh yea:

QB: If Santa matures/improves like many (including me) think/hope, I see him as our starting QB for the next 2 years.

Charles Robinson IV is listed as a TE, but from what I read he could pay TE or WR. He is listed at 6’3”/210 lbs., so he seems too light to be a TE, and with all the hype about what a great athlete he is, I question whether we would want to put a lot of weight on him. He talked about setting some records; at that size he sounds like a Kenny G type WR, and I would not be the least bit surprised to see him getting significant playing time as a true FR.
10-04-2017 08:24 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2018 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.