golfnut69 wrote:Aberzombie1892 wrote:ajcalhoun wrote:We're not going to lose to Grambling.
Well, last season, Grambling was up 18-3 @ Arizona before QB DeVante was injured (he didn't return to the game and Grambling lost). Further, Grambling went 9-3 in 2015, lost 25 seniors off of that team, and still posted an 11-1 record in 2016. Again, just like between 2015 and 2016, Grambling has some turnover between 2016 and 2017, but it has made serious efforts to ensure that the drop off won't be as dramatic as it should be (i.e. losing 3 off of the DL but having 2 JUCO DL waiting to take their place). Just since August of last year, Grambling has added a DT from Oklahoma, a DE from Mississippi State, and a DB from Oregon State. Other P5 transfers of relevance include DB Derrick Dixon (Texas Tech), DB T'Kevian Rockwell (Baylor), S Montrel Meander (Texas; played WR at TX but converted to S for Grambling), etc. The Grambling/Tulane game will be an interesting one to follow and it is within the realm of possibility that if Tulane's offense doesn't improve from its performance in the spring game, Tulane's distinction of never having lost to FCS could be in jeopardy.
I hope AJ is right, but 'Zombie brought to lite some of the reasons I think this game is a toss up...and as we all know..." there is a first time, for everything"...which brings me to the "Do Drive In" on Metry Rd...add on comment.. I called a friend who works for Davison Transport in Ruston, he tells me Grambling will most likely get at least two grad transfers at the end of the month, one of which La Tech wanted.... Davison is a major contributor to LaTech Athletics...when Benson wanted to move the Saints after Katrina and Bradshaw called him out on national television saying he and a friend would write a check for the Saints, his friend was Davison, who happens to own a few banks as well !!!
I have a few associates that are "Gramblinites" as they call themselves, and they are pretty fired up about this year's team. They are telling me that their WR's Corps will be better than last year. (A corps that included a 3rd round draft pick and a kid that got picked up by Tampa Bay.)
I tried to tell our staff to pursue Kincade at QB when he was looking for a home after he made the decision to transfer from Ole Miss, but I didn't get any responses. He ended up at Grambling and he has been great. Yes they are in the FCS-SWAC, but he owned a PAC-12 team before he got hurt. He will be back next year after going 12-1 at GSU.
I am very uncomfortable about this game because I have no faith in our QB's. It's true that they have some P5 transfers on the roster, but don't forget that they have our former players Dredrick Shy and Edward Williams on their roster as well. I actually liked those two guys abilities and wanted them to stay with us as well.
We shall see.