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  1. 2018 schedule /team

    Looking ahead to next season there is much to like and to dislike. Likes - RBs Great talent if used right - DL Great talent returning and a great freshman class last year - upgrades at ILB - experience. With the incredible amount of injuries, a ton of young guys were able to get valuable playing time at nearly every position. In some incidence, the backups to backups had a chance to play. - as much as I liked Keaton , it will be nice to have a qb/qbs that are passing competent. With greibel and cam available UND will also have some quick slot guys Dislikes - Rudy is still employed at UND -OL needs to improve. I wasn't as hard on them as some do to the fact opposing defenses knew rudys 3 plays and the fact that freshman littered the starting positions. But they definitely need to improve. They will still be young as potentially there could be zero seniors starting. With the experience they got last year ....looking for better line control - special teams - New kicker , new punter and new snapper. Need to find punt/kick returners other than Santiago. He needs to be heavily used offensively, unlike last year. I believe cam could be that guy. - tougher schedule: miss valley st -W at wash - L at Sam- tough call.....L Idaho st- W at N colo- W bye Montana ...hmmm - L at sac st - L weber - L at Idaho - L port st - W at N Zona L 4-7 If Rudy was gone I could see 9-2. He alone is worth 5 losses....IMO. The D will/should be light years better. Overall they didn't lose much. Cole would of typically been a huge loss but he played so little last year that UND had time to digest it. Again....the game time experience with the young guys last year at the safety position, hoping to see improvements in 18. Very "green" last year, along with the ILB. I believe the ILB crew will be dramatically better. Donnell is a special player . Losing him was IMO the biggest lose in 17. Evan , when he played, was getting more comfortable at covering. Always had the speed ....now he seems to have found his coverage skills. He made a diffence in the secondary when not injured. If Deion is healthy .....I really like those two at cb Love bubba....but by being loyal to a fault and keeping Rudy ....his seat is now warm. Prove me wrong Rudy
  2. 2018 Season

    If Rudolph is having a difficult time in the big sky ....he has absolutely ZERO chance against the 3/4 of the mvfc teams and all the fbs teams they have scheduled. Last year, Santiago didn't touch the ball offensively more then 16 times in a game. This includes 7 touches vs mont st, 9 vs sac st and 8 vs e wash. Simply incredible! Johanneson could of just as well been up on the catwalk with me as much as he was used. Izzy and the TEs are welcome as well. It's a great place to take in a game .... The predictability and lack of reading opposing D's ( using the talent the proper way) is astonishing given this is D1. It actually should come with ease to run up and down on a big sky team, regardless of personnel. UND can make an opposing teams D look like the Baltimore ravens. No way in hell that should happen with the talent they have. Bubba likes what he sees so no changes will be made....HUGE MISTAKE! Offensively....I think the optimistic few will believe next year will be better. Unfortunately, I will label myself as a pessimist....
  3. 2018 UND Recruiting

    Why were you salty when I asked UND biz if he knew why he backed out of his commitment ? Seems very personal to you.
  4. 2018 UND Recruiting

    I hope the coaches aren't like that. They do not work a 9-5 job...they should be working 24/7. There is no such thing as a wasted offer! Keep pursuing! A salesman never gives up when someone doesn't seem interested. You keep selling your goods....UND has a lot of goods to sell. UND needs to think big. By offers only....they have been sliding away from Minnesota each year ....sad! They have folded and given first rights to ndsu and other regional schools. This pisses me off like no other. Und offered 14 in 2015, 13 in 2016, 11 in 2017 and 9 for 2018. They should be offering 20-30 Minnesota kids a year. The team to the south built their dynasty by recruiting Minnesota. A ton of talent there and UND needs to capitalize on it.
  5. 2018 UND Recruiting

    I would have to say there is not a "move on "classification on their site. I will look into it for you Was bruner recruited by Iowa?
  6. 2018 UND Recruiting

    Hmmmm weird ...247 sports has him a decommit from the Hawkeyes April 25. His twitter showed him as an Iowa commit as well.
  7. 2018 UND Recruiting

    In terms of recruiting a particular state....Im going to use gopherhole as reference to Minnesota recruits. Not sure if they are a reputable site or not. Minnesota has been predominantly UNDs biggest state for recruits. I will use the 2015,16,17 and next years 2018 classes In four years, of the possible top 40 (top 10 of each years class), UND has offered only 6 of those. Zero recruits. Of the #11-20 range , UND has offered 9....zero recruits. So they offered 15 of the possible top 80 players in four years and zero recruits All together they offered 47 of the top 200 (4years) and received 20 LOI. So 20 of the top 200 (10%) attended UND and 20 of 47 offers signed with UND. Of the signees ....only two( helgren, Ott) had multiple D1 offers and only three others had one D1 offer other then UNDs. They need to step it up in Minnesota. Time to think big time. They didn't even pursue Trey lance. A stud qb in your backyard and don't even make an attempt!?
  8. 2018 UND Recruiting

    Lol. Spicy today! I like it. I'll take a stab....his offers were rescinded ....UND ended up being his only offer? Am I right? Do tell.
  9. 2018 UND Recruiting

    No clue ...I'm asking.
  10. 2018 UND Recruiting

    huber should be a good one. Any idea why he backed out of his commitment with Iowa?
  11. 2018 UND Recruiting

    I'm not shocked ...upset. South Dakota has beaten out ndsu for recruits.. UND should be able to. No?
  12. 2018 UND Recruiting

    In bubbas time here, how many recruiting battles has he won to where the recruit had numerous offeres by fcs or fbs? I know Zeke was highly recruited and bruner this year. Griebel I believe. Cloyd ? Who else? As mentioned by a few posters ....the coaches have hit on some "hidden " gems but it seems a majority of the time they either lose out to competing schools or simply don't attempt to recruit highly sought after recruits. They need to change that culture and believe they can win these battles. Go after the tops dogs and reel them on a perennial basis. Two other regional teams are doing it. Time to beat out recruits against ndsu, sdsu, uni ...etc. Sick of that team to the south constantly beating UND for recruits. UND is a great academic school with great football tradition. It would be great to have 6-8 recruits sign with UND in feb when they beat out the likes of ndsu sdsu, Wyoming, bowling green, N ill. Does it mean that just because they are recruited by a numerous D1 schools that will turn into instant all Americans? No. Typically though ...they have the talent (speed an size) to at minimum be capable of being " next man up" if called upon. The other thing that winning battles against regional schools is that once recruits see other recruits choosing your school, it's almost like a monkey see monkey do motto. Create a recruit vacuum. UND won the big sky and was seeded in the playoffs two years ago. That coming after narrowly missing the playoffs the year before....UND should of/could of had their choice of some highly sought after recruits if winning is the culture they are looking for. UND was the new up and coming toy in the region. Recruits notice and it's the coaches duty to reel them in. Last year we will forget. But the two years before bubba had UND in winning mode. This is not a hate rant on the coaching staff as I think they definitely have recruited some real good talent but they do need to step it up with what we witnessed last year
  13. Early Signing Day

    Positives on today's signings: 1. Rain- massive! the gem of the class imo. Plays football the way it's supposed to be played.....aggressive 2. Siegel- looks legit and fluid. 3. Bruner- great get by the coaches ...has a nice twitch. 4. Kadon- I really like his film. Nice size. Negatives 1. No qb !? Outside of Brock, the coaches seem to not invest interest in the qb. This is the most important position in football ... they need to "up" their recruiting effort. 2. Would like to see a couple more OL and ILB. 3. Rudolph is still here
  14. Non-UND FCS Thread

    Frustrating to watch a conference foe get dismantled by a pioneer team. To potentially lose is one thing ( bad enough ) but to get blown out!?! Emberssing! It has become a perennial occurrence that Big sky teams end the season weak. Is that do to the physicality? 100% ! The playoffs expose the finesse nature of big sky teams. Big sky teams are weak in the trenches. This hits my nerve the most .....watching UND get dismantled or dominated by big sky teams this year and not being able to dominate. Fwiw ...UND only played one playoff big sky team this year. I have stated numerous times that offensively UND should absolutely dominate these weak crap year in and year out....pioneer teams dominate it...why can't UND!? As much as I can't stand the constant rah rah about the mvfc from the team to south ....UND is so not ready for weekly mvfc play.
  15. FIRE RUDOLPH

    As I mentioned....the talent of the backs were most likely the reason for those stats but to fault the line when they were set up to fail from the beginning is not right either. I also mentioned a couple posts back that they don't need four all Americans on the line to be successful in the big sky. The play calling absolutely hurt a subpar o line. When opposing Ds stack the box you can't expect 5 guys to block 9. They were definitely part of a big issue .....but the main issue was from higher up on the ladder
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