#22 AP Final Poll

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Re: #22 AP Final Poll

Post by taniataylor » January 10th, 2019, 11:18 am

USUBlue wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:06 am
taniataylor wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:58 am
USU78 wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:51 am
taniataylor wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:29 am
USUBlue wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:22 am
ChicAggie wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 12:07 pm
USUBlue wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 11:45 am
We are in for a big transition year next year.
Please elaborate. Are you just stating the obvious: that there will be a big turnover in personnel (I believe something like 26 players leaving the program - 24 to graduation/plus Dax and Darwin - 8 offensive starters and 5 defensive starters) and a whole new coaching staff? Or are you suggesting that we are going to take a big step backward as a team next year as a result of this turnover? Or something else?
All of the above. I like the GA hire, but Sanford is not Yost (there's really not many Yosts). So I see the following coming:

1. Offense not nearly as explosive and will play much slower. More likely to be "drive" based rather than "big play" based. 34 pts per game season average would be top end in my mind (compared to what 47 this past year).
2. Schedule is so tough. 7 wins may be all we get and will be considered to be a decent year - 11 wins would be impossible.
3. Defense should be just as good if not better, and probably more violent. GA is known as a "hit you" kind of coach. I think I'll like the re-focus even though last year's defense was very good. I hope Galea'i stays.
4. Very few seniors - may have 12 or less by the time Sep. comes. That will be an all-time low in my 50+ years following USU.
5. Bottom Line -- Expectations needs to be seriously tempered. GA has a 1st year partial rebuilding project.
I don't think this would hurt us though, we have been playing mostly underclassmen and now they have experience.....
I think we may just be somewhat satisfied with 7 wins given the coaching change and our schedule....
Although "winning is everything," improvement and competitiveness at a high level is far more important: 7 wins against higher competition is better than 11 against not-so-high competition. I'd love to see an 8-4 season with a bowl win to get it to 9-4, but I just don't see it.

As for senior numbers, I think the issue is leadership. If the Soph and Junior lettermen can step up and do the leadership thing that helped get the '18 team to 11 wins and a bowl slaughter and a 21/22 ranking, then the lack of senior numbers should not hurt so much. On the other hand, senior-laden teams tend to perform at a higher level. See, e.g., # 11's improvement in 2018.
Don't worry Blue, they are being groomed for this as of Jan 7.....I know things you know
That wasn't me, that was '78

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Re: #22 AP Final Poll

Post by USUBlue » January 10th, 2019, 11:22 am

ChicAggie wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
"4. Very few seniors - may have 12 or less by the time Sep. comes. That will be an all-time low in my 50+ years following USU."

"Don't worry Blue, they are being groomed for this as of Jan 7.....I know things you know"

"That wasn't me, that was '78"

Pretty sure that was you, Blue, unless '78 has hacked your account.

I know I have drunk the GA koolaid and donned my Aggie blue sunglasses, but I am hoping for a 9-3 record with losses to LSU and 2 of the following: Wake Forest, Fresno, San Diego St., and Boise St.
She responded by quoting '78s comment and accordingly I assumed she was talking about his reference to "developing leadership" from the underclassmen. In my post, my reference to the lack of seniors is that we have very little experience at many positions, especially on offense (unrelated to leadership). Actually, we have 2 "bowl game" starters returning on offense next year -- Love and Edwards (Nathan and Bright didn't start). And along Tania's post, there wouldn't be anything that USU could do right now about having more returning seniors next year -- all they could be doing right now is developing leadership. Again that was 78's point, not mine -- and that's what I believed Tania was referring to.



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Re: #22 AP Final Poll

Post by USU78 » January 10th, 2019, 11:25 am

ChicAggie wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
Pretty sure that was you, Blue, unless '78 has hacked your account.
Why are you being such a weenie? Sheesh.


You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: #22 AP Final Poll

Post by USU78 » January 10th, 2019, 11:26 am

USUBlue wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:22 am
ChicAggie wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
"4. Very few seniors - may have 12 or less by the time Sep. comes. That will be an all-time low in my 50+ years following USU."

"Don't worry Blue, they are being groomed for this as of Jan 7.....I know things you know"

"That wasn't me, that was '78"

Pretty sure that was you, Blue, unless '78 has hacked your account.

I know I have drunk the GA koolaid and donned my Aggie blue sunglasses, but I am hoping for a 9-3 record with losses to LSU and 2 of the following: Wake Forest, Fresno, San Diego St., and Boise St.
She responded by quoting '78s comment and accordingly I assumed she was talking about his reference to "developing leadership" from the underclassmen. In my post, my reference to the lack of seniors is that we have very little experience at many positions, especially on offense (unrelated to leadership). Actually, we have 2 "bowl game" starters returning on offense next year -- Love and Edwards (Nathan and Bright didn't start). And along Tania's post, there wouldn't be anything that USU could do right now about having more returning seniors next year -- all they could be doing right now is developing leadership. Again that was 78's point, not mine -- and that's what I believed Tania was referring to.
I agree. She just got lost in all this tall timber.


You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: #22 AP Final Poll

Post by taniataylor » January 10th, 2019, 11:30 am

I was just saying that most of the underclassman have been starting and that they have even been team captains, so now after a couple of years of this they are being groomed to be vocal and lead the 2019 season.....I quoted the whole conversation, to address the same topic....we got this


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