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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
There's a new safety coach in town:

https://www.aseaofred.com/liberty-adds-f...ies-coach/
01-31-2020 09:46 PM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
(01-31-2020 09:46 PM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  There's a new safety coach in town:

https://www.aseaofred.com/liberty-adds-f...ies-coach/

"Batoon spent the 2012-2016 seasons under Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss, from 2012-2015 as Assistant AD for Recruiting Operations and as a defensive assistant."

Another assistant coach with a recruiting emphasis.
02-01-2020 10:34 AM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
(02-01-2020 10:34 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  
(01-31-2020 09:46 PM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  There's a new safety coach in town:

https://www.aseaofred.com/liberty-adds-f...ies-coach/

"Batoon spent the 2012-2016 seasons under Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss, from 2012-2015 as Assistant AD for Recruiting Operations and as a defensive assistant."

Another assistant coach with a recruiting emphasis.

These days, you need almost your entire staff to be good at recruiting.

I am indifferent on the hire unless I learn more. Was he fired from his last stop?
02-01-2020 11:42 AM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
(02-01-2020 11:42 AM)GE and MTS Wrote:  
(02-01-2020 10:34 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  
(01-31-2020 09:46 PM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  There's a new safety coach in town:

https://www.aseaofred.com/liberty-adds-f...ies-coach/

"Batoon spent the 2012-2016 seasons under Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss, from 2012-2015 as Assistant AD for Recruiting Operations and as a defensive assistant."

Another assistant coach with a recruiting emphasis.

These days, you need almost your entire staff to be good at recruiting.

I am indifferent on the hire unless I learn more. Was he fired from his last stop?

According to everything I'm seeing, he was not fired, but the head coach for Hawai'i left for Washington State, & Batoon was even mentioned as a replacement: https://247sports.com/college/hawaii/Lon...42161881_3

He probably saw the chance to rejoin someone he was comfortable with, & he won't have to travel nearly as much compared to flying to & from Hawai'i.
02-04-2020 08:00 AM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
Who will be the starting and backup Liberty QB?
Malik Willis
Johnathan Bennett
Brandon Robinson
Landon Brown
Will Bowers
Sean Brown
Chris Ferguson
RJ Glod
02-12-2020 10:11 PM
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(02-12-2020 10:11 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Who will be the starting and backup Liberty QB?
Malik Willis
Johnathan Bennett
Brandon Robinson
Landon Brown
Will Bowers
Sean Brown
Chris Ferguson
RJ Glod

I like Bennett best. He has the talent and has been in the system a year.

Not sure why we have so many quarterbacks. I'm sure not all are on scholarship but I don't think it's normal to have more than five at a time. To me it speaks to not having one you like so you go for quantity to better find a starter.
02-13-2020 07:12 PM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
Preliminary SP+ rankings for the 2020 football season. Projections are based on three primary factors – returning production, recent recruiting, and recent history.
More info --> https://www.aseaofred.com/preseason-sp-c...ents-rank/

Liberty's rank is 105 of 130 FBS teams. Offense is 92nd best and defense is 105th best.

2020 Schedule
32 – Virginia Tech
N/A – North Carolina A&T
57 – Western Kentucky
114 – Florida International
127 – Bowling Green
118 – UL-Monroe
95 – Syracuse
87 – Southern Miss
126 – UConn
N/A – Western Carolina
62 – N.C. State
129 – UMass

That puts LU at 7-5 according to this early prediction.
02-14-2020 11:21 AM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
I'm hoping for at least two unexpected wins along with the expected wins. 9-3 or 8-4 for the season.
02-14-2020 04:09 PM
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(02-14-2020 11:21 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  Preliminary SP+ rankings for the 2020 football season. Projections are based on three primary factors – returning production, recent recruiting, and recent history.
More info --> https://www.aseaofred.com/preseason-sp-c...ents-rank/

Liberty's rank is 105 of 130 FBS teams. Offense is 92nd best and defense is 105th best.

2020 Schedule
32 – Virginia Tech
N/A – North Carolina A&T
57 – Western Kentucky
114 – Florida International
127 – Bowling Green
118 – UL-Monroe
95 – Syracuse
87 – Southern Miss
126 – UConn
N/A – Western Carolina
62 – N.C. State
129 – UMass

That puts LU at 7-5 according to this early prediction.

A little surprised on a couple team's ratings (high & low), but that Western Kentucky ranking seems to be right on the money. I think 7-5 or 8-4 seems likely, unless this team is ready to go from Game 1 unlike we've ever seen before.
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
(02-14-2020 11:21 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  Preliminary SP+ rankings for the 2020 football season. Projections are based on three primary factors – returning production, recent recruiting, and recent history.
More info --> https://www.aseaofred.com/preseason-sp-c...ents-rank/

Liberty's rank is 105 of 130 FBS teams. Offense is 92nd best and defense is 105th best.

2020 Schedule
32 – Virginia Tech
N/A – North Carolina A&T
57 – Western Kentucky
114 – Florida International
127 – Bowling Green
118 – UL-Monroe
95 – Syracuse
87 – Southern Miss
126 – UConn
N/A – Western Carolina
62 – N.C. State
129 – UMass

That puts LU at 7-5 according to this early prediction.

I don't know that I'd rank us 105th (I'd say higher) but they don't take coaching into account. I don't know that I'd agree with many rankings though I do agree that we'd end up around 7-5 so I don't have any issues with it. One thing to keep in mind is home games vs. away games.
02-15-2020 10:54 AM
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RE: 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON
The 2020 ESPN FPI ranking puts Liberty at 122 out of 130.

https://www.aseaofred.com/liberty-ranked...eason-fpi/

2020 opponents FPI rankings:
#25 Virginia Tech
#59 N.C. State
#72 Syracuse
#73 Western Kentucky
#79 Southern Miss
#113 ULM
#120 FIU
#123 UConn
#127 Bowling Green
#130 UMass
FCS x2

That puts LU at 5-7 according to this early prediction.
02-18-2020 01:25 PM
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