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TSU88

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    Thoughts on the rest of the season

    I find myself in complete agreement. Just don’t even mention it, unless it’s somehow already gone public. Referencing these vague innuendos strikes me as sort of a passive aggressive way of deflecting blame
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    New Coach Thread

    This should probably be a thread under the basketball talk category. Just saying
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    102-21

    The combined score of our last two games. I don’t see how even the most ardent Ambrose supporter could defend this dreck
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    Football falls to UNH 37-14

    2 straight weeks of disciplinary issues is not a good look. No head coach can watch these kids 24/7, but, whether it’s fair or not, the buck stops with the head coach
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    Football falls to UNH 37-14

    My sources tell me the decision was green lighted by Doc the Tiger, after having consumed several adult beverages. And yes, the special teams did cover themselves in glory yesterday, did they not? Although it was inspiring to see our punter kick the ball into the stratosphere. As it soared majestically through the crisp early autumn air, I said to myself, “gee, I wonder if he just out kicked the coverage”?
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    Football falls to UNH 37-14

    Now, to continue my tirade from yesterday 😉, I forgot to mention another mind numbing aspect from yesterday’s game, when UNH kicked the ball out of bounds, giving us a choice of getting the ball on the 35-yard line, or making them kickoff again. Naturally, Ambrose chose the latter. On the ensuing kickoff, we got penalized for an illegal block in the back, resulting in the ball being moved back to our 12-yard line. So, net result was a penalty on UNH and WE lost 23 yards. Ok, I get it, maybe Hunter breaks a long return on the re-kick, but the play just seemed to me to sum up how the season is trending
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    102-21

    “A bunch of incidents”? Oy vey. Terrible play on the field, and apparently some bad actors off-field. As that noted philosopher Michael Ray Richardson once said, “the ship be sinking.”
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    New Coach Thread

    We’d be better off if he got himself into the coaches relocation program
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    102-21

    We need Billy Mumy, from the famous Twilight Zone episode, to wish Ambrose into the cornfield 😆
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    Football falls to UNH 37-14

    It’s really hard to find any positives about this game. Well, more like impossible. The low point for me today was the dreadful clock management at the end of the first half, which cost us an opportunity to kick a FG. Of course, we had no timeouts to take, after foolishly burning 2 TO’s in the first 8 minutes of the first quarter. It wouldn’t have made any difference in the outcome of the game, but just emblematic of the ineptitude of the coaching staff. The other mind numbing aspect of today’s game was running 5’4 D’ago Hunter up the middle on 2nd & 20. Not to be outdone, we ran him up the middle again on 3rd & 18. At the time my thought was that this was RA’s Roberto Duran “no mas” moment. He simply waved the white flag 🏳 and checked out. Sad. The reaction to today’s putrid performance of the people sitting around me at the game today was equal parts disgust, resignation, apathy and even laughter at the ineptitude on display. In a sense it doesn’t matter as we’re obviously not going to the playoffs, but I really do wonder where are the W’s on the remainder of the schedule? But I suppose it doesn’t make a helluva lot of difference if we go 4-7 (wildly best case scenario) or 2-9
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    102-21

    Well, let’s face it, Ambrose is a dead man walking, in terms of his future as HC of TU. Mercifully, the end is not far off the horizon
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    2022-23 General MBB Thread

    Personally, I think Gibson is better suited to be a 6th man/instant offense guy off the bench. I don’t see him as a PG, and I think his lack of size and quickness can be a defensive liability. I’m hoping Hicks or Conway step up and 1 of them becomes the starter, rather than Gibson.
  13. Exactly!! Geez, if we’re going to lose anyway, why not send the house & put the CB’s up in the faces of the WR’s. Who knows, maybe we’ll occasionally get a sack or at least force a hurried pass to a WR who isn’t wide open
  14. What I can’t wrap my head around is all the FBS transfers on D (schools include Oregon, Colorado, Kansas, S. Carolina, ECU, Indiana. Maybe Penn State too? Perhaps others I’ve overlooked) yet collectively they aren’t good at football. Is it poor talent evaluation in terms of even recruiting them, or is it poor coaching, both in terms of deciding which ones play, and the schemes employed when they do play? I suspect a combination of the two. Part II of what I can’t wrap my head around is why our CB’s give such generous cushions. There were several occasions Saturday when it was 2nd or 3rd and long & our CB’s were giving 10 yard cushions. This made for a simple game of pitch and catch for the WVA QB. There just seems to be no imagination, and no willingness to try different strategies. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing (that’s not working) over & over again, and expecting a different result. Thus, our D coordinator must be insane. Part III of what I can’t wrap my head around is why we are using a 5’6, 160 lb guy as our feature back. Are there no other RB’s on the roster? 3 games in & how many explosive plays (plays of over 20 yards) do we have? A couple, maybe? All of this is attributable to the head coach, who, up to now, seems not to be held accountable for this mess. Hopefully, that will mercifully change at the end of the season though. Funny thing is, if we somehow pull out a W Saturday, against a UNH team that doesn’t appear to be a juggernaut, will be 3-1. OTOH, if we L, we could be in the early stages of a long losing streak.
  15. Here are a couple of tidbits, unrelated to today’s game, but somewhat TU related: (1) Southern Illinois U (where Tim Leonard is now the AD) beat Northwestern today; (2) Jeff Miller, former TU QB has passed for 740 yards, 8 TD’s to 1 INT, in 3 games this season with D2 Glenville (WVA) State.
  16. Sad that one of my thoughts while watching this debacle today was “well, at least this should hasten RA’s departure.”
  17. Well, since I’m a glass 🥃 half full guy, let’s start with the highlights: (1) the kickoff return; (2) Um, well, hold on, wait, gimme a second, see, it’s like this … 🦗 chirping
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    2022-23 General MBB Thread

    Almost half a million a year. Not bad
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    2022-23 General MBB Thread

    Just read the article. Didn’t see any mentioning of TU. Is your statement about SECU wanting to extend its naming rights partnership with TU based on something you’ve heard from someone in the athletic department? Not asking you to divulge anything confidential. Also I’m curious, to the extent you know, how much SECU pays us for the naming rights?
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    Football Edges Morgan State 29-21

    Yes, we are undefeated. And rumor has it Mrs. Lincoln loved the play
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    Football Edges Morgan State 29-21

    I wouldn’t be stunned if we didn’t win another game the rest of the year, but I’ll predict we beat Stony Brook (or is it Albany) & Hampton, to get to 4-7. Even if I’m right, that would mean we’re about to embark on a 7-game losing streak, beginning this Saturday in Morgantown. Certainly, being gashed on the ground by Morgan is a bad sign. Not to mention our lack of pass rush. The combination of those two spells big trouble. And few, if any, explosive plays on offense (would have had one, but for Street’s drop on the 1st drive) is also a bad sign. It means we’re going to have to go on 10+ play drives to score. With our propensity for penalties, coupled with what appears to be poor pass protection from our O-line, that’s not going to work. Look, let’s be honest-4-7 or 2-9-what’s the difference? Either way hopefully spells the end of the RA era, which, in my opinion, is addition by subtraction
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    Football Edges Morgan State 29-21

    Well, a W is a W is a W. Pigrome was the key-he’s not a great passer, but in fairness to him, he lost a huge chunk of yards (and maybe a TD) on that egregious dropped pass on the 1st drive. More importantly, Pigrome has escapability and can run on designed plays. Still flummoxed why D’Ago Hunter is getting touches at RB, and why we seem to chronically (not just this season) be short of RB’s. Street redeemed himself from that awful drop in the 1st Q by hauling in 2 TD’s and Perkins impressed again. I suppose you could argue that we win this game something like 37-14, but for the defensive holding penalty against us on their 1st drive, which negated a turnover, and Street’s drop on the ensuing drive. Not impressed with the D. We finally got a sack last night, but, after 2 games, the pass rush looks lackluster (as usual). Last year we shut Morgan out, though admittedly their QB this year looks like Josh Allen compared to the guy they ran out there last year. Too many undisciplined penalties, most notably on the head coach, which is completely unacceptable. I also am perplexed how it is these D transfers we bring in from big time FBS programs (Oregon, Colorado …) either never see the field, or aren’t very good when they do. It’ll be interesting to see what attendance will be like at the remaining home games. Not only did Morgan fill their visitors section, but there were some Morgan fans on the Towson side as well. After 2 games worth of observations, I see us at 4-7, give or take a game one way or the other, at the end of the season
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    Morgan State preview

    My heart says we cover; my head says we won’t
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    2023 Offers/Commits

    And they’ve both verbally committed to us
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    ESPN+

    Hey guys, I’m not in the State Department, but I’d like to see if I can get you all to bury the hatchet (not in each other’s shoulder blades 😆) and move on. I think it’s safe to say we’re all frustrated with what we saw Saturday night (and going back well before Saturday night, for that matter). It’s a message board, and from time-to-time we’re going to take exception to what someone posts, to varying degrees. At the end of the day, I say take it with a grain of salt. Life’s too short to get too stressed out about this, especially with some of the other stuff going on in the world. Ok, I’m done playing peacemaker

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