Wildcat Football 17/18

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  1. Phrazbit

    Phrazbit Registered

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    I cannot remember less excitement for a season.

    How have they not found an upgrade over Dawkins? He is brutal.

    I'm making a not-so-fearless prediction that Rich Rod gets the heave-ho sometime between the UCLA and the USC games.

    So strange how many coaches seem to preform well with inherited recruits and then things fall apart once they gotta lean on their own kids.
     
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    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    Rhett GOATriguez in at QB.
     
  3. TJ

    TJ Buy the Hype

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    Hard to get excited when a) you win 3 games the previous season and b) you have a fanbase looking ahead to watching the #1 hoops team in the nation tip off in November

    If Dawkins even had an average arm, he'd be a Top-10 QB in the country. Dude runs about as well as Lamar Jackson. I think Khalil Tate is better than Dawkins, but doesn't know the offense as well. I think in due time, Tate will be the starter.

    The magic number is six. Six wins saves RichRod's job. Five opens the discussion. Four or less he's guaranteed to be gone. I think we go 3-0 in OOC play, so it's up to RR to find three more in conference play. Oregon State is terrible, and we play them at home. Utah at home is winnable. I'm not sold on Colorado having the same sustained success it had last season. ASU is almost as bad as Oregon State, but that's the rivalry game, so anything's possible.

    I will disagree with you on the inherited recruits part. Stoops left this program in shambles. He all but stopped recruiting after 2009; and the level of talent that RichRod inherited, with the exception of a couple of guys, was junk. In 2014, the Fiesta Bowl year, the primary contributors were guys like Anu, Wilson, Scooby, Jones, Parks, Grant, and Phillips; all guys RichRod brought in. His failure has been not capitalizing on 2014 and bringing in more talented guys. Also, why did it take until this season to find a recruiter with Texas ties?

    In any event, I hope RichRod can turn it around. I think he's a great coach and the best we've had since Tomey. If he can't find a way to get to six, then this program needs new blood.
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    Duke will be #1 in hoops

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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Not right now they are not.
     
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    TJ Buy the Hype

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    Let them think that....
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    With Bagley, they will definitely be preseason #1.
     
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    TJ Buy the Hype

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    Arizona had ample opportunities to beat Houston and even blow them out with a semblance of an offense. Instead, Dawkins continues to throw errant passes and was careless with handling the football. His running was completely nullified, which rendered him useless. Our defense was very solid and did not deserve this result.

    If RichRod wants to keep his job, he has to start Khalil Tate. It's obvious Dawkins can't develop an arm decent enough to keep defenses honest, which means teams with talent will load the box and dare him to throw. Give Tate a full week of work with the starters and see how he does against garbage UTEP.
     
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    It takes an injury Dawkins to witness one of the greatest performances ever by a QB.
     
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    TJ Buy the Hype

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    According to Brian Jeffries, Khalil's shoulder injury from the NAU game had been lingering, which is why he played like crap against Houston and never played against Utah and UTEP. I think Dawkins would've been benched midway through this game, but I'm glad he got Wally Pipped. Tate could very well save RichRod's job.
     
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    Timm Rosenbach "Stick to the Plan"

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    Hopefully Tate does save Rich Rod's job. This program isn't likely to get anyone better than Rich Rod. I learned my lesson from the Tomey firing. Better have someone good lined up before firing a coach who has had winning seasons
     
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    WOW UA might run the table....
     
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    LOL I wish. If this weekend proved anything, nobody is invincible. Cal and ASU are two of the four worst teams in the conference and they just took out the two top ranked teams in the conference.

    I can comfortably say that we'll get to the six-win mark I indicated earlier would help RichRod keep his job, but after that, who knows.
     
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    Russ Smith The Original Whizzinator Contributor

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    I actually don't follow UCLA football nearly as close as I do hoops. I couldn't see the game last night I couldn't find it on tv and didn't find a feed.

    Sounds from the box like Rosen was bad, 3 picks no TD's.

    Pretty remarkable last night, Cal stuns WSU, ASU stuns UW and even the Stanford win being that one sided surprised me.

    I'm not sure they will actually fire Mora, I'm firmly a believer that Dan Guerrero does not want to make another major coaching change he wants to finish out and retire.
     

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