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  1. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    So, which team/program were you watching? I can say with full confidence that UND's offense has never been anything above average during Bubba's tenure; certainly not "really good". Against above average football teams, UND has consistently been unable to make big plays or out-scheme the opponent. Examples: 2014 Montana, 2014 EWU, 2015 NDSU, 2016 did not play a single team with a decent defense other than Stony Brook, 2017 we all know. The wins under Bubba have consisted of wins versus below average teams with a few good wins coming because of UND's defense, certainly not the offense.
  2. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Fall Camp

    Yeah, they could be poor. Offensive line? Quarterback? Scheme? We’ll see.
  3. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Fall Camp

    Yes! A few common denominators since then! We’ll see how it goes in 2018.
  4. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Fall Camp

    I agree. But there will be/should be concern that the offense won’t be as improved from last season as it needs to be. Far too early to get too worked up, though, with there not even being a starting quarterback named.
  5. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    I think we should expect to win versus ANY FCS opponent. If UND loses to Sam Houston State, so be it, everyone outside of UND expects that. But those within the program need to expect to win or else ... well, you all know but only some will actually express it. Realistically (ie conservatively) UND will be expected to go approximately 6-5 this season (5 to 7 wins). That would mean no playoffs for 2nd consecutive season during year 5 of current coaching regime. I don’t think UND football, given its alumni base, fans, facilities, and tradition should ever consider a non-playoff season a successful season. If lack of playoffs becomes the norm, well, yeah ... Fan inside me says UND surprises, wins 8 games, and makes postseason. Realisitically/conservatively looking at schedule, though, I see UND missing playoffs making it 4 of 5 previous seasons a dud ...
  6. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Idaho is NOT better than Sam Houston. If UND can get a win versus Sam Houston, then the Idaho game should also be a win. Also, a loss versus Northern Arizona? Maybe with injuries late in the season I could see loss of progress.
  7. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Last year this time those same rumors were floating around, then the 2017 season started and we got, well, yeah. I'll believe it when I see it.
  8. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 QB Battle

    I don't know how the final depth chart will pan out for this season, although think it will go #1 Ketteringham #2 Zimmerman #3 Boltman. You're right, Cedric Case is the real deal. Man I hope UND actually signs him; for the first time under Bubba, UND would have a competent quarterback group. Jury is still out on the QB coaching, though, in my opinion.
  9. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 QB Battle

    A lot of camp left, but I sure hope we can see a quarterback who can throw the deep ball. Studsrud was just plain bad at it. I fear Boltman is similar in that sense. UND offense needs that capability (deep passing game) in their offense after having it completely absent the past few season. We all know Zimmerman can throw a nice deep ball; watch his performance versus Sacramento State in 2017. Ketteringham also has the build and length to sling it.
  10. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 QB Battle

    I mentioned elsewhere that he is the guy who put in the work this summer with the team. He has a special level of support from his teammates. Still doesn’t mean he will win the competition from fall camp and the coaches standpoint, which ultimately decides the starter.
  11. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Talk about a teeter totter those first two weeks: start out at home against possibly the worst team in FCS and then go on the road against a top 5 FBS team ... WOW That 3rd game against Sam Houston State, considered one of the best FCS teams (#4 in ranking), is huge ... that is where we want UND to be (top of FCS); therefore, we absolutely need to expect UND to win that game. I for one am also really looking forward to UND competing and potentially beating both Montana and Idaho (would be huge for playoff chances). DISCLAIMER: As we saw in 2016, UND can start the season 1-2 and yet make the playoffs (not ideal by any means).
  12. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    No question, would be huge for UND to win that game versus Sam Houston State. Opportunity is there with this game being scheduled; is UND up to the task??
  13. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 attendance

    There’s no question that the athletic department allocates the majority of their brain power towards hockey. If just one or two employees (with experience) were told to solely focus their efforts towards just football and basketball, it would go a long way. Always hearing the excuse of “if football won more, it would take care of itself”. I get that, but it does indeed go both ways. Football can win, but administration can aid that process from their level as well.
  14. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Obviously weight isn’t everything. Morrison (the 250 lb student-athlete you referenced) is tremendously athletic (played RB in high school). If he continues to put weight and strength on the right way, watch out. Will be fun to see how he looks this season. Like @gundy1124 said, Greer is also available for depth. Nice to be able to go 3-deep at nose.
  15. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    You should perhaps check out the Harvard and Yale fan forums then; let us know what you think. This is just a little Sunday fun on a UND fan forum, relax.
  16. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    Now we transition from law school to accounting? You really are desperate to find some inkling of academic superiority. Since you referenced US News: #192 ranked national university: UND https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-north-dakota-3005 #198 ranked national university: NDSU https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/north-dakota-state-9265 Certainly room for both universities to improve, but between the two I know where I want my children to attend.
  17. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    Right, because NDSU’s law school is so spectacular? Give me a break. One can’t even the compare the two institutions academically as it’s so lopsided.
  18. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    As do I - many are great, intelligent people. But I still went there because I support UND’s academics before NDSU’s, and, well, because the comparison is considered by many. Only a few dare say their thoughts on the matter, though. Oh screw the political correctness. I said what I said. Enjoy And I didn’t slam NDSU’s education; merely stated UND is superior. Always jumping to conclusions around here.
  19. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    UND needs all the big bodies up the middle they can get after last season. Would like to see heavier nose tackles. Tank Harris is by far the best on the roster but still under 300 lbs. and the backup situation is grossly underweight. The overhaul at inside backer will definitely help this season, though. Can’t afford even one or two injures at that spot however.
  20. UND-FB-FAN

    2019 UND Recruiting

    This isn’t a hockey forum. Who cares? Appears UND has an eye for talent despite what NDSU trolls think or say. The kid may be on a good football team but he will receive an inferior education; and who knows how this thing plays out when regularly scheduled conference play opens up between UND and NDSU again. We all know how conference play went between the two programs before.
  21. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Concept was contagious and really fun and entertaining for Miami Hurricanes defense in 2017. I think something should get introduced on sidelines for UND in 2018. There's no question that ability to create turnovers directly affects win count. Just look at 2016 versus 2017 ...
  22. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    After 2017 there was justified criticism to go around and to ignore that is foolishness that I will not support. I hope for many wins in 2018 with better players on the field, less injuries, and rejuvenated coaching/schemes. Let’s see.
  23. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    I happily embrace my new role as an easy target for up votes. Congrats to all who have discovered this.
  24. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    Oh I get it, but I’m not going to allow simple redundancy arguments to affect an opportunity to post my opinion. Despite these arguements based on repetition, we all know there are folks who directly oppose my opinion; therefore, I continue to have an opportunity to expand on my stance. It would be far too convenient for opposers, and frankly quite boring, if “you’ve said that before” omitted participation on this board. That’s all from me on my “posting strategy” for now. Let’s see how 2018 goes. I’ll be in the stands supporting UND football like I always have. Go Hawks
  25. UND-FB-FAN

    2018 Season

    That backhanded, microaggressive comment received a nice reaction from your groupies, but no thanks, I think I’ll stay and continue to be one of the few who provides reality-based commentary. Would sure be nice, though, living in UND fantasy land 24/7. Go UND
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