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Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:28 am
by winwave
Grambling finished #15 in the final FCS poll. Their coach has done a good job of reviving them.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:29 am
by tpstulane
winwave wrote:Grambling finished #15 in the final FCS poll. Their coach has done a good job of reviving them.

Yep. Still in all we can't afford to lose to them next season. It would be devastating.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:08 pm
by DfromCT
tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:Grambling finished #15 in the final FCS poll. Their coach has done a good job of reviving them.

Yep. Still in all we can't afford to lose to them next season. It would be devastating.


It would be devastating. At the same time, I think we'd be double digit underdogs to a few of the very top teams in FCS. And I'd lay the points were we playing any of the semi-finalists (JMU, NDSU, E.Washington or Youngstown State.) You can no longer rest on the fact that Tulane has never lost to a D1AA (FCS) program. There are a few that are clearly stronger than we are right now, and would probably put a beating on us. They aren't in the bottom half of the FCS top 25; this backs your point, Tim. A loss to Grambling would be devastating.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:51 pm
by tpstulane
DfromCT wrote:
tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:Grambling finished #15 in the final FCS poll. Their coach has done a good job of reviving them.

Yep. Still in all we can't afford to lose to them next season. It would be devastating.


It would be devastating. At the same time, I think we'd be double digit underdogs to a few of the very top teams in FCS. And I'd lay the points were we playing any of the semi-finalists (JMU, NDSU, E.Washington or Youngstown State.) You can no longer rest on the fact that Tulane has never lost to a D1AA (FCS) program. There are a few that are clearly stronger than we are right now, and would probably put a beating on us. They aren't in the bottom half of the FCS top 25; this backs your point, Tim. A loss to Grambling would be devastating.

I agree. But mostly because we can't afford to lose to a Louisiana FCS program.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:00 pm
by winwave
tpstulane wrote:
winwave wrote:Grambling finished #15 in the final FCS poll. Their coach has done a good job of reviving them.

Yep. Still in all we can't afford to lose to them next season. It would be devastating.


No doubt. We need to win in convincing fashion by three scores or more. The team just needs to be aware and not take it for granted after what we did to Southern this season.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:30 pm
by Wave QB
Grambling had Arizona down 21-3 at halftime before their starting QB, (Ole Miss transfer D. Kincade) got hurt. They lost 31-21 after giving the ball away 5 times in the second half. After that, they ran the table as expected. Grambling, (just like SLU in our last meeting), loaded up on FBS transfers last year.

Credit to their coach Broderick Fobbs for bring them back to their winning ways in the FCS world. I still don't think we lose this one.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:53 am
by Eaglewave
Kincade is a F'n beast at QB. He would have easily started here or plenty of FBS programs. Even the Ole Miss folks bragged about his QB IQ, however, he won't have the depth chart to beat us or give us a close game. Their coach has done a great job in bringing the back from the small college powehouse dead, but he doesn't have a good record vs non SWAC opponents. In fact, the SWAC doesn't win outside of the SWAC let alone beat FBS programs. Just like I promised y'all vs SLU a few years ago when every was scared, we are going to blow Grambling away early. Fritz won't allow this one to be close.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:22 am
by DfromCT
Although I think there's a small group of FCS teams that would blow out our Green Wave, Grambling is not one of them. I don't care if they were ranked, they don't have the OL and DL talent that NDSU, E. Washington, Youngstown State and JMU have. Those four programs fielded teams this past season that will probably see 25 players combined playing on Sundays. And the Champion JMU Dukes are returning a huge core, not to mention one of the best up and coming coaches in D1.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 am
by Eaglewave
DfromCT wrote:Although I think there's a small group of FCS teams that would blow out our Green Wave, Grambling is not one of them. I don't care if they were ranked, they don't have the OL and DL talent that NDSU, E. Washington, Youngstown State and JMU have. Those four programs fielded teams this past season that will probably see 25 players combined playing on Sundays. And the Champion JMU Dukes are returning a huge core, not to mention one of the best up and coming coaches in D1.


Don't get it twisted, they do have some talent. The had a FBS transfer boom last year that contributed to the near Arizona upset and their 12-1 season. I don't see them beating anyone of those teams above, but they do have some talent. Will they beat us? Heck no. Will it be a close game? Nope. Fritz should pound the ground on Grambling and force them to use their depth chart in the trenches. The best QB will be in a Grambling helmet, but it never matters when your depth chart just doesn't compare to a FBS program. Look for Grambling to make a few good play in a 3 or 4 TD defeat.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:17 am
by DfromCT
Eaglewave wrote:Don't get it twisted, they do have some talent. The had a FBS transfer boom last year that contributed to the near Arizona upset and their 12-1 season. I don't see them beating anyone of those teams above, but they do have some talent. Will they beat us? Heck no. Will it be a close game? Nope. Fritz should pound the ground on Grambling and force them to use their depth chart in the trenches. The best QB will be in a Grambling helmet, but it never matters when your depth chart just doesn't compare to a FBS program. Look for Grambling to make a few good play in a 3 or 4 TD defeat.


I think we have the same assessment of Grambling, Eagle. I never said they didn't have talented players, just not the likes of the top 4 or 5 FCS teams. IMHO, the very top of the FCS would beat the bottom 1/3 of FBS 75% of the time.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:35 pm
by ajcalhoun
I'm not saying we'll lose to Grambling, but we didn't we only suit up 59 players at the end of the season last year? I wouldn't count on us "out-depth-ing" anyone.

That said, I still think we win easily, just because of D1 talent vs. FCS talent starting.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:03 am
by Eaglewave
Wow. Grambling had a WR drafted in the 3rd round this year. Impressive. I might have to take their talent more serious after what I saw from our spring game. Lol.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:21 am
by Aberzombie1892
Grambling just signed an Oregon State transfer. At this point, it's arguably unclear which team has a better roster - Tulane or Grambling. What is clear, however, is that Tulane would have an incredible team if it had DeVante Kincade.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sports ... 101159080/

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:51 am
by DfromCT
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Grambling just signed an Oregon State transfer. At this point, it's arguably unclear which team has a better roster - Tulane or Grambling. What is clear, however, is that Tulane would have an incredible team if it had DeVante Kincade.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sports ... 101159080/


I don't know about that. They graduated a slew of transfer players that lead them last year. Getting guys that were not going to see the field in P5 programs, unlike the team they had last year, is NOT making their roster better than ours.

Make no mistake, there is potential for our first ever FCS loss here. But the Grambling roster isn't what it was a year ago. And there's a handful of teams in FCS that are hands down better than Tulane. Grambling is not one of them. But it is only a matter of time before we lose to an FCS team. This might be the game that the streak ends, but there's no comparison between Grambling and the top FCS schools which clearly ARE better than we are.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:00 pm
by Wave QB
This kid will be playing for the "G-Men" this year as well. I remember when Nick Saban was hot on this kid.

https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... -recruit-0

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:39 pm
by Eaglewave
Wave QB wrote:This kid will be playing for the "G-Men" this year as well. I remember when Nick Saban was hot on this kid.

https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... -recruit-0


He will get smashed by a FBS defensive front. You need to stop panicking like you did vs SLU.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:20 am
by winwave
Eaglewave wrote:
Wave QB wrote:This kid will be playing for the "G-Men" this year as well. I remember when Nick Saban was hot on this kid.

https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... -recruit-0


He will get smashed by a FCS defensive front. You need to stop panicking before you get board like you did vs SLU.


Eagle you meant to say FBS front. We are FBS . They are FCS.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:53 pm
by Eaglewave
winwave wrote:
Eaglewave wrote:
Wave QB wrote:This kid will be playing for the "G-Men" this year as well. I remember when Nick Saban was hot on this kid.

https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... -recruit-0


He will get smashed by a FCS defensive front. You need to stop panicking before you get board like you did vs SLU.


Eagle you meant to say FBS front. We are FBS . They are FCS.


Auto text mistake. Thanks.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:22 am
by Wave QB
Eaglewave wrote:
Wave QB wrote:This kid will be playing for the "G-Men" this year as well. I remember when Nick Saban was hot on this kid.

https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... -recruit-0


He will get smashed by a FBS defensive front. You need to stop panicking like you did vs SLU.


Not panicking at all. I am just putting it out that Grambling is back to being a good FCS program and the best thing the SWAC has to over in this era.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:59 pm
by Wave QB
Keeyon Smart just transferred to Grambling.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:25 am
by Eaglewave
K Smart? Grambling has been getting some Green Wave "woulda coulda" kids like Edward Williams and Dedrick Shy. They all had the size and talent to be all AAC players, but weren't focused academically. They thought Tulane was going to be a "we are on the football team" pass to professors. Sorry fellas, not here.

At the end of the day, Grambling is nothing more that a "pay pal" for tickets in Yulman. Just as Southern, Grambling will bring fans hoping to witness a FBS upset and their band will put on a good show. However, Grambling is a FCS program with a FCS roster and a FCS depth chart. There are a list of FCS opponent who worry me, but Tulane will never face them. Tulane will never lose to a SWAC program. Those teams never look good outside of their conference. Aruna is going to sling that Ole Miss transfer at QB all over the city on opening day once he blows past that FCS offensive line.

Hey Wave QB, I am worried about Oklahoma, not Grambling.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:27 am
by Wave QB
Eaglewave,

We can go back and forth until kickoff, but Grambling isn't as bad as you think. They also have a very good head coach in Broderick Fobbs. He is 25-2 in the SWAC so far and had Arizona on the ropes last year.

Re: Grambling finishes ranked

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 am
by Wave QB
I just saw that Grambling has won their consecutive conference title. Congratulations to them. After we beat them, they beat Northwestern State and started a 11 game tear. Respect to their head coach Broderick Fobbs.