Football Season Postmortem

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  1. CloneFan4

    CloneFan4 Well-Known Member

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    As big of a Campbell homer as I am, this is the kind of mindset we have to get over as a fanbase.

    The next step for our program is a Big 12 Championship game. To accomplish that, beating Texas is almost a must, not just an accomplishment.
     
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  2. CoKane

    CoKane Well-Known Member

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    Spears and Lima being gone really sucks. Spears for why you said(although Lanning did get good enough to be out there eventually, at first it was rough though) and Lima because he's a really big reason as to why our current defense works as it is.
     
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  3. CyGuy5

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    I’m real scared the line might be even worse next year. Losing Spears hurts but it seemed like he didn’t have the greatest year compared to what he did in the past. Enyi had a really disappointing season as well.
     
  4. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Hell, I think Campbell understands that too.

    This is the guy who said that 6-6 teams are ********. He knows 7-5 is only a little better. A program that is satisfied with 7-5 is doomed to struggle to reach even that.

    I doubt there's anyone more unhappy with the way we missed this many opportunities than Matt Campbell. Will be interesting to see how that affects things this off-season
     
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  5. jcisuclones

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    I agree. It’s going to suck losing the veterans on the line, but Meeker has proved to be a penalty flag waiting to happen every play it seems like. Our young linemen are studs on paper, so it’s going to be nice to see them get their shot finally!
     
  6. norcalcy

    norcalcy Well-Known Member

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    Jamahl Johnson has been awesome for for years too.
     
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  7. tolfbfan

    tolfbfan Well-Known Member

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    As a long time football fan and also a very old coach I just have never seen negativity help any program so I refuse to take a bite. Did you guys/gals see the most recent Toledo score...ouch.
     
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  8. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    As fans our mindset doesn't really matter at all.

    Fans looking at our history and knowing that going to 3 bowl games in a row is extremely rare, should be able to say that in SOME ways the season was a success.

    I also think we need to realize that it is not like Campbell is on the plane tonight thinking to himself that he sure is happy to get to 7-5.
     
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  9. CoKane

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    Forgot about him but yeah, that will hurt too. Happy we have Jaquan coming back
     
  10. OnlyCyclones

    OnlyCyclones Active Member

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    Before this game I was saying "bring on Notre Dame."

    After this game, I'm wondering if the team just wants to hit the reset button, heal up, and get to spring ball.
     
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  11. fsanford

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    Bailey got a medical right?
     
  12. cyfanatic13

    cyfanatic13 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if this has been posted yet, and in no way am trying to bash Purdy, but I thought Manning/Campbell did a pretty poor job of letting him do what he does best and use his feet at a lot of points this year. I get that he's the guy, but that's what made him so dynamic last year. I doubt it gets changed next year much unfortunately
     
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  13. CyGuy5

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    correct
     
  14. IndyClone15

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    There has only been one time this year where I have seen a run right up the gut go for a big gain, and that was Hubbard's big TD run.
     
  15. CYEATHAWK

    CYEATHAWK Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if it was a step back or just one of those years. I know if's and butt's make candy and nuts, before tonight if you had changed the outcome of all the close games i.e. one to three points......we would have been playing for the conference title. Lose to UNI....beat Iowa, non-con a wash. Beat Baylor...beat OU...lose to Texas. We would have been 8-3/6-2 going into tonight. Maybe then things turn out different tonight, I don't know. I just think it was one of those years. Could CMC and Co. done things different to make things better....sure. But in my time 7-5 and being competitive in EVERY game would have earned you a statue in front of the Jack. So while I'm frustrated things didn't turn out like they could have.......I have still enjoyed this season and will the bowl game.
     
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  16. alarson

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    On one hand I agree. On the other hand we got through a regular season with just one starting qb for the first time in like 15 years so if they were just trying to protect him I can understand it
     
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  17. Jayshellberg

    Jayshellberg Active Member

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    Yes, that’s correct.
     
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  18. norcalcy

    norcalcy Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the Rockets this year?
     
  19. fsanford

    fsanford Well-Known Member

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    That kid was missed, I think part of the issue with giving up some of those 3rd and longs was him putting pressure on the QB or lack there of
     
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  20. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    Here's the thing. Dig around and you'll find plenty of people ******** about how much they let Purdy run early in the season. We can't even be consistent with our ********.

    I suspect they didn't want Purdy to run much this year because that makes it more likely he gets hurt. We just finished a season with only 1 starting QB for then entire season for the first time since one of Arnaud's years, I think.
     
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