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Revival of Memphis Football

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(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Not sure I completely agree with the author’s assessment of our past history.

That was a bleak period of football a decade ago.
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(07-01-2019 08:03 AM)bubbapt Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Not sure I completely agree with the author’s assessment of our past history.

That was a bleak period of football a decade ago.

And he falls to mention that during much of that 32yr bowl drought we were an independent when there were few bowl games who virtually never invited independents.
07-01-2019 08:06 AM
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It's been a while since I went to school there. But, I remember when 1 or two wins in a season was an accomplishment. LOL
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(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Thanks Tommy West!!!
07-01-2019 09:38 AM
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(07-01-2019 09:01 AM)rc0213 Wrote:  It's been a while since I went to school there. But, I remember when 1 or two wins in a season was an accomplishment. LOL

That may seem right but it really isn't. I think football always seemed to take a back seat to basketball. We had a lot of mediocrity though. Going back to 1960, we have twice as many 8 win seasons (8) as we have 1-win seasons (4). We have had more 9 and 10 win seasons as we have had 1 win seasons. We haven't had a zero win season yet.

Here's a list:
1 win - 4
2 wins - 7
3 wins - 3
4 wins - 6
5 wins - 10
6 wins - 10
7 wins - 6
8 wins - 8
9 wins - 3
10 wins - 2
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(07-01-2019 09:40 AM)mairving Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:01 AM)rc0213 Wrote:  It's been a while since I went to school there. But, I remember when 1 or two wins in a season was an accomplishment. LOL

That may seem right but it really isn't. I think football always seemed to take a back seat to basketball. We had a lot of mediocrity though. Going back to 1960, we have twice as many 8 win seasons (8) as we have 1-win seasons (4). We have had more 9 and 10 win seasons as we have had 1 win seasons. We haven't had a zero win season yet.

Here's a list:
1 win - 4
2 wins - 7
3 wins - 3
4 wins - 6
5 wins - 10
6 wins - 10
7 wins - 6
8 wins - 8
9 wins - 3
10 wins - 2

Thanks for the info!!
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(07-01-2019 09:38 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Thanks Tommy West!!!

It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!
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(07-01-2019 09:55 AM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:38 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Thanks Tommy West!!!

It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!

Tommy took Memphis to 5 bowls in 6 seasons with DeAngelo and Gostkowski...
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When I was forming my allegiance to the Memphis Tigers as a young boy, the FB Tigers were winning consistently (50s-60s). Only after I graduated college at MSU & moved away from Memphis did the Tigers begin to lose with any regularity. So I have my earliest remembrances of Tiger FB as a winning program. In fact, I remember thinking Louisville & Cincy were the weak sisters who we beat like a drum with regularity.
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That's a damn good looking uniform!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Revival of Memphis Football
(07-01-2019 09:40 AM)mairving Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:01 AM)rc0213 Wrote:  It's been a while since I went to school there. But, I remember when 1 or two wins in a season was an accomplishment. LOL

That may seem right but it really isn't. I think football always seemed to take a back seat to basketball. We had a lot of mediocrity though. Going back to 1960, we have twice as many 8 win seasons (8) as we have 1-win seasons (4). We have had more 9 and 10 win seasons as we have had 1 win seasons. We haven't had a zero win season yet.

Here's a list:
1 win - 4
2 wins - 7
3 wins - 3
4 wins - 6
5 wins - 10
6 wins - 10
7 wins - 6
8 wins - 8
9 wins - 3
10 wins - 2

Does that include the past handful of seasons or is that pre-Fuente?
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(07-01-2019 11:11 AM)memtigbb Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:40 AM)mairving Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:01 AM)rc0213 Wrote:  It's been a while since I went to school there. But, I remember when 1 or two wins in a season was an accomplishment. LOL

That may seem right but it really isn't. I think football always seemed to take a back seat to basketball. We had a lot of mediocrity though. Going back to 1960, we have twice as many 8 win seasons (8) as we have 1-win seasons (4). We have had more 9 and 10 win seasons as we have had 1 win seasons. We haven't had a zero win season yet.

Here's a list:
1 win - 4
2 wins - 7
3 wins - 3
4 wins - 6
5 wins - 10
6 wins - 10
7 wins - 6
8 wins - 8
9 wins - 3
10 wins - 2

Does that include the past handful of seasons or is that pre-Fuente?
The list covers all seasons from 1960 to 2018.
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Even remove DeAngelo from the equation, Coach West still took Memphis to its first bowl in over three decades.

If you blame Coach West for having a horrible program, you are simply either clueless or just an idiot.
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(07-01-2019 10:26 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:55 AM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:38 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Thanks Tommy West!!!

It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!

Tommy took Memphis to 5 bowls in 6 seasons with DeAngelo and Gostkowski...

....right. What's your point?
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(07-01-2019 12:23 PM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 10:26 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:55 AM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:38 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Thanks Tommy West!!!

It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!

Tommy took Memphis to 5 bowls in 6 seasons with DeAngelo and Gostkowski...

....right. What's your point?

See mine. If you think that was Coach West's fault that it was tough times.....
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Remember the GMAC bowl vs Bowling Green in Mobile, AL? They had 1 little fast -as-lighting athlete than ran circles around us. It was in the sub-par-HS-stadium called Ladd Peebles and it was a terrible storm. Rained it's *** off! All our shoes got soaked so we went to their little hillbilly Walmart and bought $2 flip flops to get home in. Then we drove home to an ice storm. Flip flops were a poor choice, lol. Glad we have new, updated memories to enjoy!

Tommy West is someone we should thank. For his coaching? Sure. For DeANgelo? H*** YEAH! And mostly for that farewell press conference.
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(07-01-2019 12:24 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 12:23 PM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 10:26 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:55 AM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:38 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  Thanks Tommy West!!!

It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!

Tommy took Memphis to 5 bowls in 6 seasons with DeAngelo and Gostkowski...

....right. What's your point?

See mine. If you think that was Coach West's fault that it was tough times.....

I'm not blaming TW for anything.
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(07-01-2019 09:55 AM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:38 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 07:53 AM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  

Thanks Tommy West!!!

It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!

“Man, we were so bad, if we won one game we had to call it a streak.”
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(07-01-2019 12:29 PM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 12:24 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 12:23 PM)gusrob Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 10:26 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-01-2019 09:55 AM)gusrob Wrote:  It can't be stated enough. Those were tough times for MEMPHIS football fans!

Tommy took Memphis to 5 bowls in 6 seasons with DeAngelo and Gostkowski...

....right. What's your point?

See mine. If you think that was Coach West's fault that it was tough times.....

I'm not blaming TW for anything.

Not having a sarcasm font sure makes this difficult.
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