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  1. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    They big, but can they play? Better yet, can they be coached? We'll find out. "Big boys" up to this point during the Bubba regime have been an utter disappointment.
  2. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    I hope he puts on some weight and plays DE; that is the best fit for him and it sounds like that is what will happen. If he plays TE on offense, we all know he'll never see the ball with the archaic, ineffective Rudolph at the helm.
  3. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    The '17 UND team that played Utah to start the season didn't look like a top 10 FCS team to me. They had moments, but that's about it. 37-16 is not a good score considering Utah went 7-6. Defense gave up big passing plays then too and the offense left way too many points out on the field: had to settle for three too many field goals.
  4. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Can't continue to always rely on that excuse. Yes, the injuries hurt, but it shouldnt be excusable for the defense to then give up 35 points per game. Like @gundy1124 mentioned, the gameplan didn't help the young guys. The opponent's best offensive players weren't appropriately emphasized and the scheme was not changed either. UND continued to max pressure leaving their young, vulnerable secondary even more vulnerable. Lastly, you need to recruit players with ability. Those back-up players that UND had to play last year were horrible. Why is UND only getting DII caliber players? It's happening again this year; many players' other offers are from UMD, Mankato, etc. with no mention of MVFC or Big Sky offers. That's concerning. Last year's young guys were just not good enough; poor recruiting.
  5. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Did you even watch that game against UC Davis?? That embarrassment of a game was clearly on the defense, particularly the horrible UND defensive backfield. UND needs to do way better than that (oh, and by the way, our head coach is supposed to be a defensive backs guy ...).
  6. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    The issue is that, in addition to not recruiting the position, the QB position is also not utilized correctly. The offense that Rudolph runs is very limiting to the quarterback position. It is run orientated, does not utilize a lot of spread formations or intermittent up tempo, doesn't have a screen game, and perhaps over emphasizes the quarterback run. All aspects that should have been played around with, especially last season. North Dakota State, in addition to also having an offensive line that can run block, caters to their quarterbacks through playcalling. Don't get me wrong, the talent of their quarterbacks has also been really good. Jenson, Wentz, and now Stick are all very good quarterbacks. UND needs to be looking out for that type of talent; even if you want to be a tough minded, physical team, you have to have a competent quarterback.
  7. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    Doesn't help that UND's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach is maybe the most incompetent coach on UND's staff. Frustrating ...
  8. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    I have a friend who played guard for UND in the 1940s who still finds it nice and nostalgic ...
  9. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    You want to compare UND football locker room in Memorial versus the UND hockey locker room in the Ralph? oh boy ... Talk about night and day words can't do the difference justice https://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/hockey/3581761-video-renovated-und-hockey-team-area-includes-new-locker-room-and-more "The renovation is estimated at roughly $3 million, funded by private money from the Engelstad Foundation."
  10. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    Need $$$; improved internal decisions and agreements could help. It's not all on the donors. Hockey will get a multi-million dollar score board and possibly another locker room renovation well before UND football even gets competitive coach offices and meeting rooms and average coach salaries. Does NDSU or SDSU football have to compete within their own athletic department? No
  11. UND-FB-FAN

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Yes, and that is an issue. Maintaining the current agreement while the landscape has completely shifted (i.e., DII to DI status) is senseless. Maybe not for solely the hockey program, I suppose, but for the entire University's best interests. While UND has maintained the status quo with their emphasized hockey stance, the school 70 miles south has exploded onto the scene with tremendous success.
  12. UND-FB-FAN

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    That is obviously true in most cases, apparently including this one, but is it right? Is it right for the betterment of UND athletics? $$$ often equals power but not insight. Perhaps too philosophical for some (or most) on here.
  13. UND-FB-FAN

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Am I the only one that finds the possibility that KEM carries far more power than the actual president of UND concerning? One inherited casino profits whereas the other was actually elected via an organized process ... Sad state of affairs, I'd say.
  14. UND-FB-FAN

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    UND, in general, is what continues to receive "downvotes". The recent popularity trend between UND and NDSU within the state of North Dakota is a scary one to assess. I'll let someone else address the doubters when that inevitably arises on here. There are ways to improve the competitive situation between UND and NDSU (speaking mainly towards athletics here), but sticking with the status quo (52/48, excessive hockey priority, etc.) will not change a thing. Within the Divison I landscape, NDSU is currently in a far better situation than UND right now. Citing support for anything dating back before, ahh, lets say 2003 is really archaic and futile, including the REA-UND agreement.
  15. UND-FB-FAN

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    I partially disagree. Due to operating expenses, there is an average net loss for UND football that the university covers (thus football is not self-sustaining). If the net losses were reduced (increased revenue and/or additional support), then there would be additional funds from the university left that theoretically could still go towards football. That surplus is badly needed for UND football; particularly with coaches salaries and equipment. This doesn't even touch on the most important need: HPC phase 2
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