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1 minute ago, MafiaMan said:

OK, Brainerd AND Moorhead.  "Much of Minnesota."  

Much isn't exactly an absolute term.

Much means much, many, a lot, an abundance. I never claimed it was all or even a majority.

Much of Minnesota follows NDSU football, not sure where the controversy lies here.

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1 minute ago, Bison06 said:

Much isn't exactly an absolute term.

Much means much, many, a lot, an abundance. I never claimed it was all or even a majority.

Much of Minnesota follows NDSU football, not sure where the controversy lies here.

Your comments were regarding the TV market of NDSU including "much of Minnesota."  Let's start with you clarifying what parts of Minnesota would be interested in watching the Bison on a weekly basis.    

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You guys are being ridiculous. NDSU could definitely support an FBS program. Over Thanksgiving, my family members actually discussed this and argued the logistics of the situation. I proposed that if NDSU joins a conference like the MWC or MAC, replaces the FargoDome and builds a bigger football stadium that holds maybe 25-30K, people would flock to go to games. They could schedule TV rights similar to what Notre Dame does and surrounding states would watch it. App St and Georgia So doesn't have nearly the fanbase that NDSU does, and this is coming from a UND graduate student.

The only issue I see would be IS FOOTBALL THE ONLY SPORT THAT IS WORTH GOING FBS AT NDSU? 

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7 minutes ago, MafiaMan said:

So "much of Minnesota" now means the Brainerd area?  

No pretty much all over MN. I travel the whole state hunting , fishing visiting friends etc etc.  So yes we have a pretty good following in MN.  Dont know why that is a contention with you.

The goofs have been relevant since the ????? 50-60s.

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Just now, MafiaMan said:

Your comments were regarding the TV market of NDSU including "much of Minnesota."  Let's start with you clarifying what parts of Minnesota would be interested in watching the Bison on a weekly basis.    

Fair enough, there are equal numbers of NDSU alumni in ND and Minnesota.

Given that, wouldn't it be fair to assume that an equal amount of ND and Minnesota people are following and watching NDSU football?

So in regards to watching them on TV, why wouldn't you consider those fans who live in Minnesota, who happen to live outside of the Fargo/Moorhead metro as part of NDSU's following?

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Just now, Siouxperkick said:

You guys are being ridiculous. NDSU could definitely support an FBS program. Over Thanksgiving, my family members actually discussed this and argued the logistics of the situation. I proposed that if NDSU joins a conference like the MWC or MAC, replaces the FargoDome and builds a bigger football stadium that holds maybe 25-30K, people would flock to go to games. They could schedule TV rights similar to what Notre Dame does and surrounding states would watch it. App St and Georgia So doesn't have nearly the fanbase that NDSU does, and this is coming from a UND graduate student.

The only issue I see would be IS FOOTBALL THE ONLY SPORT THAT IS WORTH GOING FBS AT NDSU? 

All others sports are already D1.  D1 is D1 . Only football is FBS.

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2 minutes ago, Siouxperkick said:

You guys are being ridiculous. NDSU could definitely support an FBS program. Over Thanksgiving, my family members actually discussed this and argued the logistics of the situation. I proposed that if NDSU joins a conference like the MWC or MAC, replaces the FargoDome and builds a bigger football stadium that holds maybe 25-30K, people would flock to go to games. They could schedule TV rights similar to what Notre Dame does and surrounding states would watch it. App St and Georgia So doesn't have nearly the fanbase that NDSU does, and this is coming from a UND graduate student.

The only issue I see would be IS FOOTBALL THE ONLY SPORT THAT IS WORTH GOING FBS AT NDSU? 

uhhh….how do you propose they go FBS in other sports?  

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4 minutes ago, Siouxperkick said:

You guys are being ridiculous. NDSU could definitely support an FBS program. Over Thanksgiving, my family members actually discussed this and argued the logistics of the situation. I proposed that if NDSU joins a conference like the MWC or MAC, replaces the FargoDome and builds a bigger football stadium that holds maybe 25-30K, people would flock to go to games. They could schedule TV rights similar to what Notre Dame does and surrounding states would watch it. App St and Georgia So doesn't have nearly the fanbase that NDSU does, and this is coming from a UND graduate student.

Surely, you jest.  

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11 minutes ago, oldSioux said:

Does anyone know if NDSU has had a "true deep threat" or "blow off the top" WR in their last 8 years of dominance and the coaches only called house plays on every call to try and score each down?

No they don't.  They have a dominant OL that makes teams adjust up and then they plug-and-play whoever in at WR and they are wide open every other pass - or have no help anywhere around them.  

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17 minutes ago, oldSioux said:

Does anyone know if NDSU has had a "true deep threat" or "blow off the top" WR in their last 8 years of dominance and the coaches only called house plays on every call to try and score each down?

Zach Vraa was for their early great teams before injuries slowed him. Sheppard was after that. On top of that, you’re going to really gloss over the fact that I clearly stated a deep threat can open up the run game second only to a good OL? Are you really that incapable of a true argument? This isn’t a novel concept, it’s well established.

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Just now, geaux_sioux said:

Zach Vraa was for their early great teams before injuries slowed him. Sheppard was after that. On top of that, you’re going to really gloss over the fact that I clearly stated a deep threat can open up the run game second only to a good OL? Are you really that incapable of a true argument? This isn’t a novel concept, it’s well established.

Hey man, I'm not even trying to argue the only reason I really posted in the first place was because you kept talking about how our WR's were "too white and slow" which for one, just stop with the whole white thing man if a kid can ball they can ball. Secondly, Maag ran a 4.6 at a combine and hes like 6'4" that's FAST for his size and SEC speed is like 4.5... Also what do you expect from the team next year. Also, NDSU is not known for their "deep threats" at all and all they do is WIN.

 

I'll throw a disclaimer out there, I really have no quarrels, just want to talk football and question some ideas is all. cheers. 

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24 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Sheppard was after that.

If you want to compare deep threat ability based on these fast and skilled tangibles: Sheppard ran a 4.61 and is 5'11. Brock (faster, taller, and bigger at 6'1 190) ran a 4.6. Maag (taller, bigger, and faster as well) ran a 4.6. 

 

My point in all this is I think we have some awesome weapons at the Slot/ WR position. So is our concern with the deep ball really about the players we have? Or how we go about it? Throw Skonka in the flat or run with him and this team call ball. 

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1 hour ago, oldSioux said:

If you want to compare deep threat ability based on these fast and skilled tangibles: Sheppard ran a 4.61 and is 5'11. Brock (faster, taller, and bigger at 6'1 190) ran a 4.6. Maag (taller, bigger, and faster as well) ran a 4.6. 

 

My point in all this is I think we have some awesome weapons at the Slot/ WR position. So is our concern with the deep ball really about the players we have? Or how we go about it? Throw Skonka in the flat or run with him and this team call ball. 

Where are you getting your numbers? Also Sheppard was a very good route runner, Brock isn’t there yet.

And you can’t say someone is faster just because you had one guys time going to the hundredth and the other two going to tenths. That’s just not sound.

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Seems like our whole program is a mess. Not big enough, fast enough, strong enough, and short enough (wr it appears :)), either have too many or not enough position players.

coaching is suspect. Can’t bid playoff games right. 

I can’t figure it out. I know others can.

 I still love our team and look forward to next year. Going to Kansas in September. Should be a fun pregame. 

:)

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26 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Where are you getting your numbers? Also Sheppard was a very good route runner, Brock isn’t there yet.

Just quick search from time to time.. everything is on the internet. If you compare their sophomore seasons (Sheppard's red shirt fresh). Him and Maag are very similar. 

From the mold you describe and the players you used in examples, our WR stack up very well against that. But again, I don't disagree a better passing attack helps, but I don't agree with the belief that our WR's are at fault for that. Also, look at who was passing to Sheppard and who was passing to Maag and Boltmann. 

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38 minutes ago, oldSioux said:

Just quick search from time to time.. everything is on the internet. If you compare their sophomore seasons (Sheppard's red shirt fresh). Him and Maag are very similar. 

From the mold you describe and the players you used in examples, our WR stack up very well against that. But again, I don't disagree a better passing attack helps, but I don't agree with the belief that our WR's are at fault for that. Also, look at who was passing to Sheppard and who was passing to Maag and Boltmann. 

Right, you are aware that you can’t really compare 40 times unless they’re using the same running surface and same method of measurement right? That’s why the combine is the true test for that. 

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58 minutes ago, SiouxFan100 said:

Seems like our whole program is a mess. Not big enough, fast enough, strong enough, and short enough (wr it appears :)), either have too many or not enough position players.

coaching is suspect. Can’t bid playoff games right. 

I can’t figure it out. I know others can.

 I still love our team and look forward to next year. Going to Kansas in September. Should be a fun pregame. 

:)

I know... can’t get PII off the ground, the hawk costume, the announcer (or lack of one), et al!  But if I didn’t love UND.... what am I checking this forum all the time for???can’t wait for signing day (early) and second signing day and spring ball and the first game and and snd

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2 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Right, you are aware that you can’t really compare 40 times unless they’re using the same running surface and same method of measurement right? That’s why the combine is the true test for that. 

I am not aware of that at all. If that was the case then why are combines so highly attended and athletes are looked at from a quantitative perspective? This is a dead end at this point, but Sheppard ran a 4.66 (officially) with NFL caliber training and as a senior fresh off a national championship. From some articles I read into, while sheppard was decent in the hands game he was ripped a bit for his tangibles and numbers he posted. Maag ran a 4.6 as a senior in high school. Would love to see his numbers now. Sheppard had Wentz throwing to him while we had Kett. From a tangibles side, Maag gets the edge. From benefiting from a system and QB ability, sure Sheppard looks appealing. Give Maag a few years, and I wouldn't be surprised if Scouts are calling Bubba. 

 

Case and point, establish a meaningful run game and give the QB time to toss it up (with a better OL) and let Maag, and boltmann go get it. WR are not the issue we face this off-season. 

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11 minutes ago, BIGSIOUX said:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2838888-the-nfl-nerds-are-right-that-the-running-game-is-overrated-but-it-still-matters

 

This is what i was getting at.  Running matters, but not as much as you think.

Just because that was the prevailing mentality, doesn't mean it was correct.  

That's true, I might have expressed a run or die mentality but that wasn't my goal. I think some things to look at too is the lack of TE incorporation in the offense now a days (which i don't like to see). I think offenses are adjusting to a different style of play. But the point I was trying to convey is if you are able to keep a defense honest  with respecting your run game, you won't always see them playing in nickle coverage and can take shots from time to time and be effective.  avg yards per att: UND 4.2 NDSU 6.5 MSU 5.8 JMU 5.3. 

 

Another example of how important the run game is: SAC vs AP... when SAC lost their all big sky RB early. Look how everything else fell apart for the offense, how AP stayed in passing defense and was able to get to Kevin Thompson through various blitzes not worrying about the run. 

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40 minutes ago, oldSioux said:

I am not aware of that at all. If that was the case then why are combines so highly attended and athletes are looked at from a quantitative perspective? This is a dead end at this point, but Sheppard ran a 4.66 (officially) with NFL caliber training and as a senior fresh off a national championship. From some articles I read into, while sheppard was decent in the hands game he was ripped a bit for his tangibles and numbers he posted. Maag ran a 4.6 as a senior in high school. Would love to see his numbers now. Sheppard had Wentz throwing to him while we had Kett. From a tangibles side, Maag gets the edge. From benefiting from a system and QB ability, sure Sheppard looks appealing. Give Maag a few years, and I wouldn't be surprised if Scouts are calling Bubba. 

 

Case and point, establish a meaningful run game and give the QB time to toss it up (with a better OL) and let Maag, and boltmann go get it. WR are not the issue we face this off-season. 

Completely agree. I would say our QB, DL, LB, RB, and OL rooms are all more of a concern than our wide receivers. I know Danny did a great job with them and it looks like the new guy is following suit.

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