06/14/2014 at 1:20 AM #52679WufpackerParticipant
Not to worry…it is obvious that DD is merely a ‘placeholder’ of sorts until Bill Cowher tires of shilling for Time Warner Cable.06/14/2014 at 5:34 PM #52690GreywolfParticipant
Do you really want someone on par with Annabelle Vaughn running our entire athletic program?
It’s Annabelle Meyers now. I had a meeting with Annabelle back when Les was AD. If IIRC she did have her ‘good points.’
Last years team was NOT recruited for the no-huddle, spread offense. DD could have tried to build a team around the athletes he had OR he could install his/Canada’s offense and build for the future. The first option may have had a better result with Pete running a pro type offense but the year would be lost as far as getting his/Canada’s offense in. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.
Recruiting is important for optimum results obviously but there are other factors involved in winning. NI won without highly ranked recruits. If State is going to win, we will likely have to do it without highly ranked recruiting classes in the near and perhaps mid-ranged future.
Finally listening to and reading excuses for not attending football games is tiresome. We whine about having to play in the same division as FSU and Clemson and those teams fill the stadium regardless of who they schedule. We can schedule the Ohio States but likely not as home games.06/15/2014 at 10:21 AM #52696LRMKeymaster
Finally listening to and reading excuses for not attending football games is tiresome. We whine about having to play in the same division as FSU and Clemson and those teams fill the stadium regardless of who they schedule.
Not really. Declining attendance is chronic across college football. SEC attendance was down last year and national champion FSU averaged only around 88% capacity, largely due to their poor home non-conference opponents.
The gripes may be tiresome, but they’re legit and not unique to us.06/15/2014 at 1:38 PM #52699BJD95Keymaster
The bigtime programs have the same complaints as us minnows – OOC schedules that are both too easy and also not very interesting (there’s a way to make easy-ish games more interesting), plus escalating costs while the gameday experience just gets shittier and shittier. Even in ways like tailgate restrictions which don’t impact the financial bottom line.06/16/2014 at 2:30 PM #52709JediwolfParticipant
When the power five conferences create a new football subdivision, they will only play each other and everyone will have six home and six away games. Added TV revenue will far out-way the loss of a seventh home game.06/16/2014 at 4:23 PM #5271413OTParticipant
After some thought, it occurred to me that in 2015, when all the “Power Five” teams HAVE to schedule one of their own OOC each season, it’ll put teams like State and Wake Forest at a disadvantage. I bet that NONE of the really good teams from the other 4 conferences will give much consideration to bringing in the Pack or Deacs, let alone visiting there, because they’ll be looking at dozens of better options than us. When we play an SEC team, it’ll be Vandy or Kentucky. When it’s the B1G, look for Purdue or Indiana. When it’s the Pac-12, it’ll most likely be Colorado or California. When it’s the Big XII, expect Kansas or Iowa State.
The more things change, the more they’ll remain the same.06/16/2014 at 5:14 PM #52716LRMKeymaster
It starts in 2017, not 2015. We’re fine in 2017 (@ Notre Dame).
And there are only so many Indianas, Kentuckys and Kansases to go around. And Wake Forest has already snatched up a recurring Vandy series. It may be tough and/or expensive to get a decent home-and-home.
And for the love of Philip Rivers, scheduling Maryland should be an immediately fire-able offense.06/16/2014 at 8:41 PM #52718mak4dpakParticipant
Ready for some new news on the Wolfpack. Been awhile!
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