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I know we are in honeymoon mode until the season starts, but could the Hammock hiring be going any better? What a breathe of fresh air. He is obviously so excited to be at NIU. He just started on Twitter and he is constantly tweeting with such a positive attitude. I am not on the team & I would already run thru a wall for him. If he backs it all up with stacking wins this is going to be an incredibly fun ride. I cannot wait for Aug 31, but I am going to enjoy the good feeling until then. Have not felt this NIU bright outlook in a long time. So fired up.
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(02-06-2019 11:01 PM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  I know we are in honeymoon mode until the season starts, but could the Hammock hiring be going any better? What a breathe of fresh air. He is obviously so excited to be at NIU. He just started on Twitter and he is constantly tweeting with such a positive attitude. I am not on the team & I would already run thru a wall for him. If he backs it all up with stacking wins this is going to be an incredibly fun ride. I cannot wait for Aug 31, but I am going to enjoy the good feeling until then. Have not felt this NIU bright outlook in a long time. So fired up.
If somehow we can get a major increase with butts in seats we will be able to create some incredible momentum. Really interested in how season ticket sales will change from last year.
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(02-06-2019 11:03 PM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  
(02-06-2019 11:01 PM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  I know we are in honeymoon mode until the season starts, but could the Hammock hiring be going any better? What a breathe of fresh air. He is obviously so excited to be at NIU. He just started on Twitter and he is constantly tweeting with such a positive attitude. I am not on the team & I would already run thru a wall for him. If he backs it all up with stacking wins this is going to be an incredibly fun ride. I cannot wait for Aug 31, but I am going to enjoy the good feeling until then. Have not felt this NIU bright outlook in a long time. So fired up.
If somehow we can get a major increase with butts in seats we will be able to create some incredible momentum. Really interested in how season ticket sales will change from last year.

You hit on the key point, we only need three things to move the needle. Money, money and more money. So maybe getting people enthusiastic about NIU sports again will loosen the purse strings.
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(02-08-2019 11:05 AM)StevenNIU Wrote:  
(02-06-2019 11:03 PM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  
(02-06-2019 11:01 PM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  I know we are in honeymoon mode until the season starts, but could the Hammock hiring be going any better? What a breathe of fresh air. He is obviously so excited to be at NIU. He just started on Twitter and he is constantly tweeting with such a positive attitude. I am not on the team & I would already run thru a wall for him. If he backs it all up with stacking wins this is going to be an incredibly fun ride. I cannot wait for Aug 31, but I am going to enjoy the good feeling until then. Have not felt this NIU bright outlook in a long time. So fired up.
If somehow we can get a major increase with butts in seats we will be able to create some incredible momentum. Really interested in how season ticket sales will change from last year.

You hit on the key point, we only need three things to move the needle. Money, money and more money. So maybe getting people enthusiastic about NIU sports again will loosen the purse strings.

Well just from this board should have a decent amount of season tickets with everyone that said they weren't buying until Carey is gone before last season.
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+1 I don't think anyone on here who threatened to not renew their season tickets actually thought another school would lure away RC. Well, someone did. Time to step up and renew!
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I haven't had this much anticipation for a season since probably 2013. I really hope there's a bump in attendance. Even a slight one. Anything to stop the bleeding of attendance declining. But as much as I'm eager to see this team, in the back of my head I can't help but to have trepidation about the QB position. It's that nagging inner voice that keeps saying the season could be frustration all over again if thee isn't improvement there. But I'm gonna try to be positive, up my meds, and be at every. game!
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I think there's cause for optimism in the passing game for several reasons. As far as receivers go, Tears looks ready to break out, Tyrice Richie will help immediately, last year's freshmen have a year under their belts and a new crop of exciting freshmen arrives this summer. The guys who graduated, although they played hard and we appreciate their efforts, were average. The receiver corps has a chance to be a lot better than last year. We also have three tight ends in Daniel Crawford, Mitch Brinkman and Corey Lersch who can get downfield and catch the ball. At QB this is the year that Childers either gets consistent or gets replaced. There's a lot to like with Childers and I'm pulling for him. He's tough, can extend plays with his feet and never complains when he's getting killed in the backfield (see UAB game). But now is the time for him to take the next step. We have other options available and this coaching staff does not have the investment in Childers that the previous one did. I have to believe that if he's having one of those games where they go three and out nine straight times this staff will give someone else a shot. So one way or another we should see improvement there. This team has everything it needs to compete for a MAC championship, let's get it.
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(02-09-2019 01:22 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I think there's cause for optimism in the passing game for several reasons. As far as receivers go, Tears looks ready to break out, Tyrice Richie will help immediately, last year's freshmen have a year under their belts and a new crop of exciting freshmen arrives this summer. The guys who graduated, although they played hard and we appreciate their efforts, were average. The receiver corps has a chance to be a lot better than last year. We also have three tight ends in Daniel Crawford, Mitch Brinkman and Corey Lersch who can get downfield and catch the ball. At QB this is the year that Childers either gets consistent or gets replaced. There's a lot to like with Childers and I'm pulling for him. He's tough, can extend plays with his feet and never complains when he's getting killed in the backfield (see UAB game). But now is the time for him to take the next step. We have other options available and this coaching staff does not have the investment in Childers that the previous one did. I have to believe that if he's having one of those games where they go three and out nine straight times this staff will give someone else a shot. So one way or another we should see improvement there. This team has everything it needs to compete for a MAC championship, let's get it.

Childers has mastered the bounce pass.
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(02-09-2019 04:57 PM)bikechuck Wrote:  
(02-09-2019 01:22 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I think there's cause for optimism in the passing game for several reasons. As far as receivers go, Tears looks ready to break out, Tyrice Richie will help immediately, last year's freshmen have a year under their belts and a new crop of exciting freshmen arrives this summer. The guys who graduated, although they played hard and we appreciate their efforts, were average. The receiver corps has a chance to be a lot better than last year. We also have three tight ends in Daniel Crawford, Mitch Brinkman and Corey Lersch who can get downfield and catch the ball. At QB this is the year that Childers either gets consistent or gets replaced. There's a lot to like with Childers and I'm pulling for him. He's tough, can extend plays with his feet and never complains when he's getting killed in the backfield (see UAB game). But now is the time for him to take the next step. We have other options available and this coaching staff does not have the investment in Childers that the previous one did. I have to believe that if he's having one of those games where they go three and out nine straight times this staff will give someone else a shot. So one way or another we should see improvement there. This team has everything it needs to compete for a MAC championship, let's get it.

Childers has mastered the bounce pass.

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(02-10-2019 04:48 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-09-2019 04:57 PM)bikechuck Wrote:  
(02-09-2019 01:22 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I think there's cause for optimism in the passing game for several reasons. As far as receivers go, Tears looks ready to break out, Tyrice Richie will help immediately, last year's freshmen have a year under their belts and a new crop of exciting freshmen arrives this summer. The guys who graduated, although they played hard and we appreciate their efforts, were average. The receiver corps has a chance to be a lot better than last year. We also have three tight ends in Daniel Crawford, Mitch Brinkman and Corey Lersch who can get downfield and catch the ball. At QB this is the year that Childers either gets consistent or gets replaced. There's a lot to like with Childers and I'm pulling for him. He's tough, can extend plays with his feet and never complains when he's getting killed in the backfield (see UAB game). But now is the time for him to take the next step. We have other options available and this coaching staff does not have the investment in Childers that the previous one did. I have to believe that if he's having one of those games where they go three and out nine straight times this staff will give someone else a shot. So one way or another we should see improvement there. This team has everything it needs to compete for a MAC championship, let's get it.

Childers has mastered the bounce pass.

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He can also now hit the broadside of that barn.
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(02-11-2019 11:14 AM)O____dad Wrote:  
(02-10-2019 04:48 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-09-2019 04:57 PM)bikechuck Wrote:  
(02-09-2019 01:22 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I think there's cause for optimism in the passing game for several reasons. As far as receivers go, Tears looks ready to break out, Tyrice Richie will help immediately, last year's freshmen have a year under their belts and a new crop of exciting freshmen arrives this summer. The guys who graduated, although they played hard and we appreciate their efforts, were average. The receiver corps has a chance to be a lot better than last year. We also have three tight ends in Daniel Crawford, Mitch Brinkman and Corey Lersch who can get downfield and catch the ball. At QB this is the year that Childers either gets consistent or gets replaced. There's a lot to like with Childers and I'm pulling for him. He's tough, can extend plays with his feet and never complains when he's getting killed in the backfield (see UAB game). But now is the time for him to take the next step. We have other options available and this coaching staff does not have the investment in Childers that the previous one did. I have to believe that if he's having one of those games where they go three and out nine straight times this staff will give someone else a shot. So one way or another we should see improvement there. This team has everything it needs to compete for a MAC championship, let's get it.

Childers has mastered the bounce pass.

04-bow

He can also now hit the broadside of that barn.

Hope he quit training with Uncle Rico.
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I'm excited just for the fact that I believe Hammock will connect with the players better than Carey was able to. I think he will be more relate-able to them both as a coach and on a personal level. We've all heard the rumors about how Carey did not seem to be well "received" by the players, and that there was always a rift. Well, my buddy is always telling me about the Uber rides he gives in DeKalb to football players, and whenever he has asked them about Carey let's just say their statements confirm the above sentiments.
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Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He won games.

I’ll always go back to the story of Nathan Palmer almost quitting because of how much he hated Doeren. It’s a total non issue.
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Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He lost a bunch of games, to "inferior opponents" (opponents he was favored against and realistically should have beaten nine out of ten times), routinely.

I'll always go back to the day when he left. 03-cloud9
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(02-11-2019 01:11 PM)7 Wrote:  Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He won games.

I’ll always go back to the story of Nathan Palmer almost quitting because of how much he hated Doeren. It’s a total non issue.

So what? I'm sure there was a player or two that disliked Novak and Kill too. The difference is Carey was not the favorite by a long shot by more than just one guy on the team. He won games. Ok. NIU football under Carey was not exciting or fun to watch, he had some successes and failures which there's no need to re-hash because its been beaten to death 50 million times already. Bottom line is I'm ready for a new era of NIU football.
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He may have won games but he rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way. I think alumni are really happy with Hammock and that is what NIU needs is someone to bring everybody together.
Can we find that with a basketball coach??
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(02-11-2019 01:40 PM)SiegInc Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:11 PM)7 Wrote:  Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He won games.

I’ll always go back to the story of Nathan Palmer almost quitting because of how much he hated Doeren. It’s a total non issue.

So what? I'm sure there was a player or two that disliked Novak and Kill too. The difference is Carey was not the favorite by a long shot by more than just one guy on the team. He won games. Ok. NIU football under Carey was not exciting or fun to watch, he had some successes and failures which there's no need to re-hash because its been beaten to death 50 million times already. Bottom line is I'm ready for a new era of NIU football.

People say players disliked Carey because they (you) didn’t like him. He was no different than any other coach in the sense there were players who loved him (Levon, JL6) and players who hated him.

And I’m glad you’re ready for a new era. Here’s to hoping it shows up in the stands next fall. I doubt it.
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(02-11-2019 02:32 PM)7 Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:40 PM)SiegInc Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:11 PM)7 Wrote:  Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He won games.

I’ll always go back to the story of Nathan Palmer almost quitting because of how much he hated Doeren. It’s a total non issue.

So what? I'm sure there was a player or two that disliked Novak and Kill too. The difference is Carey was not the favorite by a long shot by more than just one guy on the team. He won games. Ok. NIU football under Carey was not exciting or fun to watch, he had some successes and failures which there's no need to re-hash because its been beaten to death 50 million times already. Bottom line is I'm ready for a new era of NIU football.

People say players disliked Carey because they (you) didn’t like him. He was no different than any other coach in the sense there were players who loved him (Levon, JL6) and players who hated him.

And I’m glad you’re ready for a new era. Here’s to hoping it shows up in the stands next fall. I doubt it.

No, I'm saying the players disliked Carey because of what they directly said about him. I know its hard to hear something about your hero that tarnishes his reputation, since I'm sure you're in mourning right now. Maybe you can start a gofundme for a Carey statue to assuage your bereavement. Don't worry, NIU football will be okay without him.
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(02-11-2019 02:50 PM)SiegInc Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 02:32 PM)7 Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:40 PM)SiegInc Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:11 PM)7 Wrote:  Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He won games.

I’ll always go back to the story of Nathan Palmer almost quitting because of how much he hated Doeren. It’s a total non issue.

So what? I'm sure there was a player or two that disliked Novak and Kill too. The difference is Carey was not the favorite by a long shot by more than just one guy on the team. He won games. Ok. NIU football under Carey was not exciting or fun to watch, he had some successes and failures which there's no need to re-hash because its been beaten to death 50 million times already. Bottom line is I'm ready for a new era of NIU football.

People say players disliked Carey because they (you) didn’t like him. He was no different than any other coach in the sense there were players who loved him (Levon, JL6) and players who hated him.

And I’m glad you’re ready for a new era. Here’s to hoping it shows up in the stands next fall. I doubt it.

No, I'm saying the players disliked Carey because of what they directly said about him. I know its hard to hear something about your hero that tarnishes his reputation, since I'm sure you're in mourning right now. Maybe you can start a gofundme for a Carey statue to assuage your bereavement. Don't worry, NIU football will be okay without him.

And I’m saying every coach who has ever coached football ever has players who will say negative things about them. You get 90 18-22 year olds together and odds are not everyone is going to like you.

And sick burns at the end there.
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(02-11-2019 02:50 PM)SiegInc Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 02:32 PM)7 Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:40 PM)SiegInc Wrote:  
(02-11-2019 01:11 PM)7 Wrote:  Who gives a **** how well liked he was by the players? He won games.

I’ll always go back to the story of Nathan Palmer almost quitting because of how much he hated Doeren. It’s a total non issue.

So what? I'm sure there was a player or two that disliked Novak and Kill too. The difference is Carey was not the favorite by a long shot by more than just one guy on the team. He won games. Ok. NIU football under Carey was not exciting or fun to watch, he had some successes and failures which there's no need to re-hash because its been beaten to death 50 million times already. Bottom line is I'm ready for a new era of NIU football.

People say players disliked Carey because they (you) didn’t like him. He was no different than any other coach in the sense there were players who loved him (Levon, JL6) and players who hated him.

And I’m glad you’re ready for a new era. Here’s to hoping it shows up in the stands next fall. I doubt it.

No, I'm saying the players disliked Carey because of what they directly said about him. I know its hard to hear something about your hero that tarnishes his reputation, since I'm sure you're in mourning right now. Maybe you can start a gofundme for a Carey statue to assuage your bereavement. Don't worry, NIU football will be okay without him.

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