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  1. Non-UND FCS Thread

    I hope so but they seem incapable of learning anything. Remember this was their 4th year.
  2. 2018 Roster

    Believe it - that's what we do - a strategy apparently endorsed by Bubba
  3. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Broncos - SATURDAY Gameday

    This sweep is ultra satisfying. Way to go boys.
  4. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    I'd be much more tolerant and understanding about this train-wreck of a season and Bubba if Bubba hadn't sat for 4 years and watched the worst O coordinator in all of D1 football ply his trade. And it is not because of the run first philosophy. Like I said before, the beauty of a run first offense is that if the D overcommits with 8 or 9 in the box you should have a whole package of plays set to exploit their over-playing. Bubba's decision to keep Rudolph is frustrating and means in my mind that the inability to use our 3 stud running backs effectively, the lack of tight end involvement, no screen passes and terrible play calling is now on him. I would be much more forgiving of 3-8 if the offense actually tried to expand and find a way to open things up. What we saw this year was pure coaching malpractice on the offensive side.
  5. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    Here's the thing about a run-first offense - The O coordinator should relish it when a team stacks the box with 8 or 9 to stop the run - that means many other things should be wide open. He should have a package locked and loaded and ready to make a defense pay for over-playing. If you won't do that, then you will see 8 or 9 in the box all of the time (sound familiar?). This is not rocket science, just basic High School football. I could not be more disgusted with Bubba for not making a change. On the other hand, I may be too harsh on him for the "team culture" - It sometimes happens even to the best programs - how he handles it this year in the off season should let us know. So far the sideline dancer have not appeared. This year may be the exception for team culture. I hope so. The offense has been in front of his face for 4 years now.
  6. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Union - SATURDAY Gameday

    Two different problems - we don't have any scorers up front which makes this a tough season - and although it factors in to the power play misery, we have not put together a decent power play even when we had a first line of absolute studs. Not sure why, but it sure is frustrating.
  7. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    Even If i buy into the injuries caused the 3-8 season excuse, the reasons I am frustrated with Bubba are his continued endorsement of the worst offensive scheme and play selection I have ever seen and (from what I can tell) poor team culture. Had he taken action with the O coordinator I would at least feel that he "gets it". Now, I'm not so sure he isn't the problem.
  8. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    Innovation? - what's this strange word you speak of - can it actually be applied to football?
  9. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I don't know much about this kid, but I hope the coaches remember that you can be a character guy who works hard on the forecheck and in the corners and still be a high scorer. We need some firepower and smooth passing.
  10. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Union - SATURDAY Gameday

    In addition, we seemed to really struggle at puck handling and passing (with a few exceptions) this weekend. We need more skill up front.
  11. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Union - FRIDAY Gameday

    Not on the ledge - frustrated, yes. I just didn't see much skill tonight, especially with the puck. They were brutal. And I am not advocating a BU approach, more of a 2016 Sioux approach.
  12. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    I expected him to recognize a crap offensive scheme when it is under his nose and I expected him to have a much better culture.
  13. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Union - FRIDAY Gameday

    Give me all the crap you want, but we sure could have used a couple Blue Chippers out there tonight - you know, guys who can bury their chances or make the good pass. We were brutal with the puck - teed it up endlessly, made an errant half-pass, or skated until we lost it. The seven pass goal of two years ago seems like a distant memory. Add some wooden-head plays - puking up a goal on a break-away less than a minute after we cut the lead to one and get the crowd in it, the stupid 3rd period penalties, and of course Thome's attempt to get an assist. We couldn't think about covering the Union far wing on their rushes and were lucky with a couple of pipes. A sorry showing in our own house.
  14. Official UND Football Regime Change Thread

    Totally agree with your concerns. Part of my extreme irritation is that I expected so much more from Bubba. We knew we would get a conservative philosophy, but the total lack of adjustments and play calling on the offensive side were ridiculous - It showed us a coach who was overmatched not only by other coaches, but by his own Xs and Os. Every week he would come out in his presser and state how we "needed to find a way to get better". I'm not so sure that if we increased the assistant coaches' salary he wouldn't just give Ruldoph a raise. I just don't know why we put up with this lack of coaching skill. And not that he needs advise from the fan board, but he doesn't seem to listen to anyone (or has a staff of yes-men).