SMU Wins In OT, 37-34

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Frustrating season. We should be no less than 4-1 at this point.
I can't say we should be but I can sure say we could be. It was there for us but we didn't take it.


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Pratt's not the solution this year, but he's the best we have unfortunately. At best this team will be 5-6 this year and no bowl game.
Tulane could still make a bowl game if a bowl picks us since there is no minimum win requirement. That’s both good news and sad news.
I haven't read anything confirming or denying this, but my gut tells me there won't be 40 bowl games this year. Without fans they're mostly huge money pits.
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For those asking about that line SMU fan:

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Warren Sharp. Research and understand TU’s failure.
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No moral victories. This program is falling off a cliff in the AAC. Need to find an upgrade fast. Fritz isn’t good enough to take us further than average.
Multi year extension already signed. .
Dannen gave Dumbleavy one of those and then fired him.
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Fritz shopped for another team after last season. He didn’t make the cut. So Tulane gives him a new contract and he proves why those other teams passed on him. He’s not a Division 1 coach anywhere other than Tulane.
My sentiments entirely. Dannen is over his head in this league too.
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The offense has way more upside with the frosh at multiple positions. The defense has way too many problems. Is it coaching or talent? I believe it's talent. Nobody on the defense will be playing at the next level. Until we get a coach to bring in the talent on the defensive side of the ball, I don't care who's coaching the defense. The fact that our players always look smaller and slower is a bigger problem than scheme.
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The offense has way more upside with the frosh at multiple positions. The defense has way too many problems. Is it coaching or talent? I believe it's talent. Nobody on the defense will be playing at the next level. Until we get a coach to bring in the talent on the defensive side of the ball, I don't care who's coaching the defense. The fact that our players always look smaller and slower is a bigger problem than scheme.
I agree. We can handle SunBelt and CUSA talent but not AAC.
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DfromCT wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:26 pm
greenie78 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Pratt's not the solution this year, but he's the best we have unfortunately. At best this team will be 5-6 this year and no bowl game.
Tulane could still make a bowl game if a bowl picks us since there is no minimum win requirement. That’s both good news and sad news.
I haven't read anything confirming or denying this, but my gut tells me there won't be 40 bowl games this year. Without fans they're mostly huge money pits.
Exactly D. While there will be fewer teams, there will also be far fewer bowls. Many of the minor bowls are money pits in a regular year—can you imagine what they will be like with limited attendance and 5 win teams—won’t happen.
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The words of a coach who doesn’t have the answers.
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Not disgusted personally. SMU is a really good ranked team, undefeated, one of the best QBs in the country, great receivers. Our freshman QB is the real deal. We will wind up doing ok this year, he'll get better every week.
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on Defense it's back to the basis....'"men, this is a Football, at some point, a player with a different color jersey will have it in his possesion...it is your resposibility to make physical contact in such a manner he will fall to the ground"...thus being tackled.....good thing this Tulane team is not playing back in the day, when a player who was tackled had to be deemed "tackled under control"..the original "TUC" rule..this bumping and tripping crap did not work when Knute Rockne and the Gipper played
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SMU went after Jaylon Monroe, no. 9, the whole game believing he was their “mismatch.” We knew our secondary was suspect. We need much better recruiting at DB.
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SMU went after Jaylon Monroe, no. 9, the whole game believing he was their “mismatch.” We knew our secondary was suspect. We need much better recruiting at DB.
whatta ya mean "suspect"...we have the video, they are guilty as charged
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SMU went after Jaylon Monroe, no. 9, the whole game believing he was their “mismatch.” We knew our secondary was suspect. We need much better recruiting at DB.
This is true, but there were some outstanding throws by Buechele and good catches made by the receivers. I thought Monroe had decent coverage on Gray on that TD pass, but the ball was there, Gray turned around at the right second and made the catch.

Hats off to DeuceWatts on that catch on 3rd and 39...Pratt with the great throw as well...that was something that we, as fans, can’t overlook. It kept us in the game.
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Play of the game, ..."SMU ...Third down, and forever, and SMU gets Forever and more ".....terrible scheme and terrible tackling....
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The words of a coach who doesn’t have the answers.
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Wave755 wrote:
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SMU went after Jaylon Monroe, no. 9, the whole game believing he was their “mismatch.” We knew our secondary was suspect. We need much better recruiting at DB.
This is true, but there were some outstanding throws by Buechele and good catches made by the receivers. I thought Monroe had decent coverage on Gray on that TD pass, but the ball was there, Gray turned around at the right second and made the catch.

Hats off to DeuceWatts on that catch on 3rd and 39...Pratt with the great throw as well...that was something that we, as fans, can’t overlook. It kept us in the game.
True, in fairness to Monroe, Buechele is a quarterback who will probably play on Sunday.
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https://blogs.usafootball.com/blog/6919 ... e-air-raid

How Washington state did it, 3 rushers and two Walls of DB’s..... avoids the big plays (run after catch) that killed us last night, but Have to have the stomach for watching a lot of pitch & catch. Especially given the quality of the last two weeks of qb/wr’s.

Also mentions it avoids the pick plays on those crossing routes, last night one bLatant one on 3Rd and forever went for 50 yds.... if the refs are going to call db’s to the letter of the law they can miss those calls! Houston had at least one as well. Last night our guy was blocked like it was a punt return!
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And, I know many on this forum don’t want to ask this question, but “when is the last time a team playing a true freshman @ quarterback but a team playing a fifth year senior @ quarterback, a fifth year senior who will go high in the NFL draft for 2021?”

This time last year Michael Pratt was still in high school.
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Pepper wrote:
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The offense has way more upside with the frosh at multiple positions. The defense has way too many problems. Is it coaching or talent? I believe it's talent. Nobody on the defense will be playing at the next level. Until we get a coach to bring in the talent on the defensive side of the ball, I don't care who's coaching the defense. The fact that our players always look smaller and slower is a bigger problem than scheme.
On defense it is absolutely the coaching. We have talent on the front end. Both Johnson's and Sample will play at the next level. Not sure if any of the LB's will play at the next level but they are good college players. Curtis needs to be fired ASAP.
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No minimum number of wins needed to make a Bowl game:

https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa-waives-wi ... 44049.html
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Small time facilities for small time programs.
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Small time facilities for small time programs.
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