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  1. 19 minutes ago, WYOBISONMAN said:

    It can be other than that.   Maybe it's  playing time.  That may get a kid to pick a higher FCS over FBS.  Just a lot of variables nothing ever says a kid will always pick the FBS over the FCS.  

    Fully agree. Lots of reasons. Playing  closer to home, girlfriend, size of town, school size.........

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  2. 6 hours ago, Hawks_Fan_24 said:

    I wouldn't call rolling on the foam roller stretching, but that's just me.

    Honestly visually they looked slow and this is right before spring ball when guys have been lifting and doing "speed" training. The times were slow as well (if I'm not mistaken I think hand and a system were taken).

    Unfortunately his methods are out of date. Especially his lack of position specific training. A linemen does not need the same attributes as a wide receiver and vice versa. It seems you are a big supporter of his. I know players and coaches across the country and this just isn't it. The players I've seen develop across the country are similar to ours, but have a great strength training program that is up to date and position specific. That is why they are faster, more explosive, and agile than us. We aren't playing D2 football (where Baukol's methods were successful... we are playing D1 now). 

    However, I completely agree that players diets are absolute garbage. I've seen this and the dining halls are where the concern lays. Should have a food hall for athletes only to monitor diets for all sports programs (this is what the big programs have).

    I have a former teammate at UND that played a little in the CFL and is pretty plugged in with training methods.  He brought up the lack of position specific training with Baukol a few years ago at an alumni event.  Baukol told him that there was no need for that and that basic training was good for all players. 

  3. 7 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

    There’s a whole lot of roster fortification that needs to happen first. 

    My thoughts on the team and coaches align with this.  We need to find a way to get more high end players in the program.

    When you factor in that many of our players had limited or no other DI offers and how small we are in the OL and DL - our coaches must do a pretty good job with those players to get us into the playoffs.  What we need to do is find a way to get more of the difference makers in the door.  We have a number of them but not enough.   

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  4. 2 hours ago, Sioux94 said:

    I think Danny found a new play last week. He would use JJ as a lead blocker for Kett right up the middle. Ran it 3-4 times and got good yardage each time. Not sure if we had run that play prior to that, we might have but we ran it a number of times last week and it was successful. 

    Give JJ the start as a senior but give the ball to Skokna early and often. Thunder and lightning, but I want to see more lightning early in the game.

    I didn't notice seeing as much of Boltmann as usual last week.  Was he limited or did I just miss him?  He did have a big catch and run for a first down in the 4th quarter.

  5. 35 minutes ago, nodak651 said:

    According to the budget submitted to the NCAA, the Alerus rental fee is 32k  Other gameday expenses brought the total up to about 50k.

    This is from what I found to be relavent in the REA usage agreement.  I think the answer is no, but not certain. 

    "Single game tickets for UND football are governed by an existing contract with the Alerus Center,
    but the ticket revenue derived from UND football is included in the
    calculation of the ticket revenue in this Agreement. Ticket revenue
    does not include affiliated conference and/ or NCAA playoff games
    as those events are governed by affiliated conference and/ or NCAA
    regulations, which are incorporated herein by reference. All ticket
    revenue, as defined above, will be pooled into the UND / REA joint
    ticketing pool, excepting those revenues in the previous sentence."



    Thanks for that info.  It makes sense that playoff games would be excluded.

  6. 15 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    I appreciate the clarification but am still wondering how this works in reality.  Seems like Chaves really thought attendance was going to LOW, like historically low.  

    I agree the math doesn't seem to add up. 

    What I don't know is how much student tickets affect the $$, what the expenses are to rent the Alerus and if REA would get their customary 52%.  52% off the top would really put a crimp on the dollars available.

  7. 2 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

    It's been beaten to death. Anyone who can navigate Google could have found out what Nicholls bid last year will minimum effort. Even if finding just that info through one's due diligence it should conclude that if your bid is serious it HAS to be more than $80K + because there is the possibility that UND might get Nicholls as a playoff draw and they aren't going to bid less this year......even if you know nothing else!


    Just don't insult me by calling me apathetic.   My goddamn Apple Watch went off 6 times during the UNC game to warn me that my heart rate had spiked and I was stationary. :)


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  8. Just now, AJS said:

    Really? Chaves knows a number that won just last year and he bids below it by $5K. Unfortunately, most of my frustrations surround the Herald article pumping up the bid (when it was lower than a # that has won in the past). I think he looks like a complete clown. 

    Did he have any limitations from the school?   Did he tap what he could from donors and did he have any more room?  he also didn't know we would be paired with Nichols 

  9. 15 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    If Chaves is too incompetent to know that at least one team, Nicholls, bid 80K just last year than we are worse off than I thought.  

    I'm guessing he had some limitations on what we could bid.  The good news is that you can fix this next time by yourself.   Step up.  Write to Chaves and tell him you want to help out next time and give him a number

    I ask you again - what is the number you think we should have bid?  $100k - would that have been enough?  Maybe $200k.

    Again hindsight is a wonderful tool if all you want to do is bitch.

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  10. 35 minutes ago, LH Golfer said:

    Does their field have turf or natural grass? Does that even make a difference?

    It is turf.

    Before the 2017 campaign, Manning Field received a makeover with the installation of a brand new GeoGreen™ artificial turf by Geo-Surfaces of Baton Rouge. 

  11. 3 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

    So no one in the UND athletic department has access to the internet? It has been documented that Nicholls St bid $80K so they could host a playoff game last year. That is at a minimum was potential bar for bid for Chaves to look at. Now did he think we'd be bidding against Nicholls this year? Most likely not but there was a chance and Nicholls precedent was set last year. They were definitely not going to bid less than $80K this year. I agree with whoever posted that the UND athletic department was pretty sure they were going to get a regional playoff game and that thought process made their bid sufficient...….unfortunately they presumed incorrectly.

    What is the number we should have bid to insure we were at home? 

    $150k?  $500k?

    $1B? - per dr evil

  12. 1 hour ago, Oxbow6 said:

    That crap needs to end.  Many on this site are on speed dial from the Alumni Association Foundation and other entities at UND that are looking for dollars. One's fandom or allegiance to UND athletics is not based on what he/she gives and I'd be willing to bet most of the apathetic lemming posters here give nothing.

    The point is you could have fixed it if you were  willing to step up big rather than just bitching after the fact. 

    What $$ number would have been considered adequate in your mind?  $100k, $200k?  $300k?

    there’s  still  no guarantee that we’d win the bid. Someone could still go higher. 

  13. 47 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    Did Chaves go "toe-to-toe" with the other athletic directors?

    It's quite apparent that the fans on this board are more than happy with putting in a satisfactory, competitive bid and not going all out to win.  

    There was ONE CHANCE to get a home game this year and he screwed it up.  That's undeniable.

    If we knew what the nut was and refused to meet it I would agree with you.  

  14. 46 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    Obviously the bid wasn't very competitive because we lost. We were competitive out in Idaho State too I guess.

    So if you lose you weren’t competitive?  that’s a novel concept. 

    And no we weren’t competitive at ISU. 

    You could have fixed it with a measly $10k.  Next time you should step up and contact the athletic dept to offer it up. You could fix it yourself 

  15. 16 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    You are not addressing the issue.  I don't care about the game itself right now. 

    I am pointing out all the factors that seem to be popping up as to why Chaves skimped on his bid and got beat by a regional Southland school.  Hockey in Minneapolis seems to be one, which to me, is a major issue if true.  And I think it is true.  

    20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    We didn't skimp on our bid.  It was a blind bidding process and we put out a competitive bid but got beat.  If it was a live auction we probably would have gone higher.

    How much did you contribute to the bid?   Maybe next time you can offer up $10k or so to push it higher but there'd still be no guarantees. 

    I wasn't asked for a donation but I don't run in those circles.

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  16. 10 minutes ago, GeauxSioux said:

    I remember the game and the headline the following day “Snow Job”.  The people from Alabama played up how they couldn’t play in cold weather. After living in the south for 30 years, I now know, yes it does get cold and northern Alabama does get snow. 

    I remember Livingston claimed they didn't expect to get in and had already turned in their equipment.  They insinuated that it was a big struggle to get the team back together to play.

  17. 14 minutes ago, Nodak78 said:

    So true the '75 game was over looked and a shocker.

    I was at that game as a 14 year old.  I remember the disappointment and the drunk guy that had to be carried onto the bus going back to the KC's.

  18. SRS rankings at this link.  The date says 2018 but it is quite different from the one from 2018 last year that had us at 38.

    This shows us at 23 just ahead of Furman and Nichols St.  Eastern Washington at 15?


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