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  1. Union 11/25/17 Lower Bowl

    Tickets are sold
  2. 2018 Roster

    Awesome, thanks for the insight. I agree on Palmborg and Lawrence. Palmborg was solid all year. I feel like Lawrence is a steady and reliable player, but not an every snap guy. He was probably asked to do too much this year. Definitely an asset though. I asked about Cieslak because it honestly seems to me like he'd be better suited to nose tackle than some of the other guys we've had out there other than Tank. Why is one DE 255 lbs and another is 305? Pinke is intriguing to me at tight end. Fiedler can't block, and Cloyd can't catch. Small sample, yes, but looked like Pinke can do both. The kid is put together for a freshman too.
  3. Fertilizer plant backs out at Spiritwood.

    CHS and CF do have distribution facility in Grand Forks, just worth noting.............................
  4. 2018 Roster

    I agree 100%. In football, it always comes down to the guys in the trenches. We had injuries and adversity there this season and guys got alot of minutes in those positions that weren't supposed to. I'm trying to look at the silver lining. A young O-line in 2017 makes for a more experienced one in 2018...............
  5. 2018 Roster

    geaux_sioux: Here as an off-season assignment for you. I think you are probably the best FB mind on this site. I'd like your evaluation of the following players: Jade Lawrence Tanner Palmborg Austin Cieslak Ty Shannon Hunter Pinke Tyus Carter Patrick Rooney
  6. New AD posting and hiring process

    I suppose it is too late to post that preference would be given to any AD candidate that would advocate for staying in the Big Sky Conference?
  7. New AD posting and hiring process

    Actually, yeah, the number of posters on this board that are obsessed with NDSU, and following them, and being attached to the hip with them is quite alarming IMO...........
  8. 2018 Roster

    QB is the sexiest position in all of sports, so I'll be interested to see how this transition takes place over the off season heading into spring ball and fall camp. IMO it has to come down to Ketteringham vs. Zimmerman. Boltmann may very well be the future, but I'd much rather see him take over as a sophomore or actually preferably as a junior. Defense is our biggest concern/liability heading into next year, but I suspect there will be a lot of drama about who takes over as starting QB. I think Ketteringham is a proven commodity. Zimmerman looks to have a good arm and can make all the throws. What is interesting to me though is that Rudolph/Schwiegert seem to want a mobile QB that is smooth on his feet, ala Studsrud. Both of these guys seem more like drop back, stay in the pocket type passers. What's funny about that though is that it seemed like Rudolph called more designed run plays for Zimmerman while he was in than he did for Studsrud! Studsrud was great at improvising when the pocket collapsed.
  9. Fertilizer plant backs out at Spiritwood.

    I am a farmer so I'd like to see it happen. Given my ties to the Grand Forks area, I'd love even more to see it happen there. A project like this would be a windfall for the community, not just during construction, but for decades to come. It would probably be among the top employers in the county along with UND and Altru. The way that CHS pulled out of the Spiritwood project though, gives me little hope that this will happen. If CHS can't pencil it out, I have my reservations that a bunch of private investors can make something of this scale work. It isn't moving to Fargo either IMO. We will just keep importing our fertilizer from China. Apparently that is cheaper. American labor is just too expensive.
  10. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    Are we really trying to pin this season's failures on the players not getting a copper-clad class ring from Josten's as a reward for last season's results?
  11. 2018 Roster

    Any likely losses known yet due to reasons other than graduation? Was there ever any closure to the Taylor & Randolph situation? Hopefully they are gone. And what is the status of Torrey Hunt and Carter Wilson? Hoping that Ketteringham is the guy at QB for the next two seasons. I thought he was impressive at Sac St.
  12. Bob Stitt out at Montana

    Yes, that whole "changing coaches every 3 years" thing that Montana has been doing seems to be working well for them. Let's adopt that model............
  13. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    And likewise, it wasn't inept coaching that landed two defensive All Americans and a dozen other starters injured and on the sidelines for most of the year. In four seasons this regime has provided far more positive results than negative. I suspect 2018 will yield a return to the playoffs, and talk of a contract extension rather than a dismissal and buyout.......
  14. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    I saw enough from 2014 to 2016 to feel confident that Bubba is a quality football coach. This year was trash and completely disappointing, but I doubt that Schweigert forgot how to coach during the past off season. People can downplay the injuries and the effect they had or shouldn't have had on the season but that isn't a realistic point of view IMO. Schweigert took over a program that had little or no depth and piece-meal recruiting class and made it better in 2014. It was better still in 2015, and better yet in 2016. Even though progress was made in '15 & '16, depth was still thin at many positions even though many of the 1st stringers were developing into high caliber players. When players started dropping like flies this season, it was just too much to overcome. Then when multiple players are lost because they decide being drug dealers is a better option than getting a free education, that is just piling on. Olivera, Studsrud, Harris, Santiago, Wanzek, Toivonen, Blubaugh are all examples just off the top of my head of players that were forced into action too early in their careers. (Maybe not Santiago because he is a special talent). There are things that the staff needs to evaluate including themselves and how they do things, but I think the doomsday viewpoint is a bit much. We all want UND to be a top FCS program, we all want UND to be as dominant as they were in the 2000's, so dominant that when a quality player goes down it is just a matter of "plug & play" with another quality player. Unfortunately, after the state the program was left in from 2008-2013, it just isn't there yet.
  15. Reasons for Optimism

    My reasons for optimism: Donnel Rogers & Cam Hunt on the field at the same time Deion Harris Olivera, Santiago, and Johannesen An O-Line that will be a year older, more experienced, and hopefully, bigger and stronger Fewer injuries A coaching staff that hopefully learned some valuable lessons this season, and will have a new found sense of urgency
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