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  1. 21 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

    Bozoville is panicking because they believe SCSU has pulled an Omaha and is getting a Summit League invite.

    The priority for TSL expansion is UST, Augie if UST doesn't get a waiver, and no one else.  TSL can't invite two sub DI schools in one year as both could only play a partial TSL schedule as the TSL would have four sub DI games the first year.  The Southland broke the rules when Incar Word and ACU joined the same year.

    I assume this is basketball you're talking about? 

    Is there a rule that a team can't play two road games against sub D1 competition in a single year? 

    Edit: I found it: NCAA Bylaw states: “An institution may schedule and play not more than four basketball games, including any contest (e.g., scrimmage, exhibition), in an academic year against institutions that are not members of Division I. (Revised: 3/1/12)” This language is also reinforced by Southland Operating Code 3.02.02 (Non-Division I Opponents). 

    So there isn't an issue with two non D1 counters joining the league in the same year, however none of the SL teams could then play any other non D1 games. 

    The Southland did get a waiver from the NCAA when those two teams were added so there is a precedent for being able to add two at once and still play other non D1 teams. 

  2. 8 hours ago, dakotaKid92 said:

    There is a significant amount of money being left on the table. Give me a throwback jersey like the diagonal SIOUX that says HAWKS with as minimal postage logo as possible (or even missing it). 

    I’m really surprised that cool vintage look stuff like this hasn’t been showing up in small quantities in the back corners of the siouxshop to test the waters. 

    If only someone knew how to get quality sweaters made 

    It almost seems as if there may be some driving force behind the team not adopting some jerseys that would say Hawks diagonally. I think someone would win the jackpot if they could just figure out what it is...

  3. Current list of Big Sky and MVFC schools with head coaches who were previously FBS O/DCs or HCs:

    Cal Poly


    Idaho St


    Mt St 


    Sac St


    IL St

    IN St


    Based on your expert analysis that former FBS coordinators are great at helping schools move up, it looks like 75% of the Big Sky and just three MVFC teams will be going FBS.


  4. 57 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

    Was an incredibly successful HC at FCS with a school that had to pinch pennies.

    P5 OC and DC's go G5 HC's all the time, like your so dumb again.

    *you're © @MafiaMan

    Do lots of horribly unsuccessful OCs from P5 schools become G5 HCs? I doubt it.

    And so his credentials, that led you to call him a coach capable of helping Cal Poly go FBS, are that he coached well at a poorer FCS school and then had a demonstrably bad role as a P5 OC?

    No experience as HC above FCS, no success at FBS, and no experience transitioning a school from one level to another. 

    You're basing it on all the fact that other P5 OCs have become G5 HCs?

  5. 5 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

    He won't be coaching a PAC12 team but will play them.

    Yup, they're scheduled vs Cal next year. 

    Once again, I must have missed this part in your answer: how does being an incredibly unsuccessful offensive coordinator in FBS then make you qualified to lead a team from FCS to FBS?

  6. 19 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

    Cal hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since 1959 despite having stellar QBs like Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff.  Beau is a loser like them in your world.

    You didn't answer my question. 

    But yes, I do think Beau was a very unsuccessful FBS OC, mainly due to the fact Cal finished last in the PAC12 nearly every major offensive category.

    So, once again I ask: Just curious, but how does being an incredibly unsuccessful offensive coordinator in FBS then make you qualified to lead a team from FCS to FBS?

  7. 4 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

    So now all the Cal FCS schools have coaches that are capable of leading an FBS move.

    All those Cali schools will soon move to the WAC and begin the disintegration of the Big Sky to weaker and poorer schools.

    Just curious, but how does being an incredibly unsuccessful offensive coordinator in FBS then make you qualified to lead a team from FCS to FBS?

  8. 3 hours ago, Irish said:

    Tom Buning, former assistant AD at Army, was in way over his head as UND athletic director and did not endear himself to the fans or alumni.  

    You're comparing an athletic department employee to a career academic? Seriously? 

  9. 3 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

    So U of San Diego has had a major increase in growth because of their handling of the Pioneer:  not.  USD has alumni that want fb and give major $'s in spite of being a continent away from their opponents.

    Southpaw and jdub27 have shown repeatedly no financial sense at all.

    So the moon isn't actually made of cheese, despite what many notable books say. Those books have made a lot of money. 

    SiouxVolley has shown no regard for how this news will affect the cheese stock market.

  10. 1 hour ago, SiouxVolley said:

    But as usual you show no understanding.

    Classic Siouxvolley post sequence here:

    Makes an asinine post, claiming something that can easily be disputed.

    When it is disputed, claim the other person doesn't know anything about some random other topic.

  11. 41 minutes ago, Ice Arena Man said:

    Where in Fargo can a person watch Fighting Sioux hockey games this weekend. Asking for a FRIEND.:D

    There are some old games on YouTube and I bet someone has some DVDs if you're only interested in watching Fighting Sioux hockey. 

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  12. Uncle Andy it is.

    Having interacted with him several times in the past, I think he is a great choice for UND.

    Despite what some people who have never met him have said about him, he very easily transitions between military and civilian worlds.

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  13. 10 hours ago, geaux_sioux said:

    Seems we went deep quite a bit this year though.

    What part about me using a hypothetical on offense to compare the inability of the current D coordinator to adjust do you not understand? 

    Let's try again: Rudy wasted Santiago because he didn't adjust to John's skills. Santiago was never going to be a run up the middle kind of back, yet how many times did we see just that? No adjustment for the skills, abilities and weaknesses of a player. The offense suffered and Rudy got fired. 

    Compare that to the D, where Schmidt is playing a D that requires a big body up front. If you don't have that body, you need to adjust. How many times this year did we see the 3 linemen get eaten up a single block each, then 2 LBs both get covered by their linemen, leaving 10+ yard rushes over and over. Schmidt hasn't adjusted to the modern game and the D is suffering because of it.

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  14. 4 hours ago, geaux_sioux said:

    Who is the Brad Johnson- like qb you’re thinking of?

    I'm just using that as a hypothetical. Freund isn't going to run vertical routes every play if he doesn't have a QB who can throw.

    Why is Schmidt running the same old system if he doesn't have the right type of players?

  15. If you don't have a QB who can throw more than 20 yards downfield, you adjust your playbook to fit your players. 

    If you don't have a large body up front, you need to adjust to fit your players. Schmidt isn't doing that. 

  16. 3 minutes ago, iramurphy said:

    There is nothing in his tweet supporting mediocrity. Any leader that publicly criticizes their subordinates should not be in that position. You don’t play to the media and the fans. Unless he is going to make a change, his statement to the public is exactly what he needs to do. Anything else would undermine the program. It would be devastating to recruiting for them to read coaching staff is on a short leash. 

    He didn't tweet anything about supporting Jones after MBB lost to end their season. He didn't tweet anything about supporting Brad Berry after the season. Of course he's not going to publicly criticize his coach. But he also doesn't need to send out that tweet unless he truly has Bubba's back in this.

    That's unfortunate. I watched the game last night on my phone and every time they showed Bubba, he looked like he had no clue what was going on in the game. Only time he showed any sort of emotion was talking to the ref about Maag being held. Just looked outright confused the whole time.

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  17. 10 hours ago, Hammersmith said:

     And having space for two more autobids makes sense in case the SWAC and MEAC ever want to rejoin, or the Ivy decides to take part, or a new conference forms like the Great West almost did before being absorbed into the Big Sky.

    With the WAC looking to add FCS teams, they too would eventually take one of the autobids. Lots of moving parts, but imagine a 32 team tournament if WAC, SWAC, MEAC and Ivies all decide they want the autobid.

  18. 11 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

    So typical that you don't have a creative thought in your little mind.

    Livingston had to overcome frigid temperatures.  UND will have to overcome 3rd world conditions in their locker room.

    Apologies, I didn't come to the logical conclusion that playing in freezing temperatures is similar to getting dressed in a tent before the game. Clearly, those are similar. 

  19. 10 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

    There seems to be many parallels between the Livingston St game and the upcoming Nicholls St game.


    2 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

    As typical, you don't see any correlation between ability to pay for facilities and long term success.

    No, what I don't see is how anything you said in your post shows parallels between a UND vs Livingston St game in 1975 and this weekend's game. 

  20. 2 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

    There seems to be many parallels between the Livingston St game and the upcoming Nicholls St game.

    Livingston St, now U of West Alabama, is located in one of the poorest regions in Alabama, has less than 5000 students, and under a million in endowment now, but is in the shadow of Tuscaloosa.  Really shocked at the lack of new buildings and mostly decrepit campus there after driving through.

    Nicholls St has been majorly hurt by Louisiana’s lack of support for its colleges other than LSU.  That region seems to be Cajun Country but LSU is also close.  It has less than $10 million in endowment and under 7000 students.  For it to be DI almost decades before UND shows the athletic priorities in the South.

    Only you would compare the endowments of two schools when talking about the similarities between two teams 44 years apart.

  21. 12 hours ago, Hammersmith said:

    Regarding music being played on offense or defense:

    When music is playing, people tend to not make as much noise. Speakers are pointed to the stands, mouths are pointed to the field. I would consider playing music when UND is on offense to keep people from yelling, then turn it off when UND is on defense and use the boards and announcer to encourage the crowd to fill that silence with noise of their own. At least those sound waves will be traveling in the right direction.

    The band can be a positive if they have a good selection of shorts(2-10 seconds each), but they need a drum major or director that understands football in order to insert the right short at the right time. (That's actually how I became a FB fan - I was a drum major at NDSU for two years and needed to learn the basics of FB in order to do my job. Some DMs did, some didn't; I wanted to be one that did.)

    I would say the biggest problem(for every FB program, not just yours) is that you need a very unique person running things in the control room. To be really successful, they almost need to have a theatre background or something like it in order to understand how to pull everything together for an audience. But at the same time, they need to completely understand football. Not a typical combination of traits. And in a modern control room, you have so much technology to work with, so you have to add being a techie to that list of traits. Now that's a real tough combination to find; I've found them to be almost mutually exclusive. (which is also why local sports broadcasts often suck so much)

    Having a producer, director, announcer and sound guy on the same page with a knowledge of the sport is huge. 

    But so is having the band director and marketing staff. So much dead air happens when the band isn't ready or when marketing staff doesn't have people ready for the next stoppage. 

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