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Topic:  RE: Next year
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/20/2019 9:03:12 PM 
Solich closing in on another MAC record as well. 111 wins, Congrats Coach Solich.

Coach holds the records for most games coached and most wins, been remarkably consistent.

Last Edited: 11/20/2019 9:06:27 PM by BillyTheCat

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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/20/2019 9:14:03 PM 
The trouble next year is not the number of starters lost. It is that the few starters lost include Rourke and Hagan. I'm also concerned about replacing a really good kicker and punter.
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Mark Lembright '85
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/21/2019 9:36:28 AM 
I'm actually looking forward to next year. I don't think it will be as bad as some people fear. For the first time in 3 years, Ohio will be the "hunter" instead of the "hunted". Ohio's been a MACC favorite for several years and that puts a rather large target on their back. How will the young players play now that the target's gone and the pressure is less? I for one am curious/excited to see how it all plays out.

That being said, Coach Solich has to know that something needs to be done on defense. What he'll do I have no clue but I have to think he's going to address that side of the ball somehow.
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CatsUp
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   Posted: 11/21/2019 10:10:04 AM 
Iím not saying this is true in our case. I think we have many good young players. However, when I witness discussions and positive comments about veteran teams coming back many times it reminds me of the old joke/saying:

ďThe good news is we have everyone coming back. The bad news? We have everyone coming back.Ē

Such discussions often make me chuckle.
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OhioBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/21/2019 12:01:46 PM 
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
I'm actually looking forward to next year. I don't think it will be as bad as some people fear. For the first time in 3 years, Ohio will be the "hunter" instead of the "hunted". Ohio's been a MACC favorite for several years and that puts a rather large target on their back. How will the young players play now that the target's gone and the pressure is less? I for one am curious/excited to see how it all plays out.


I agree. I expect Ohio will be picked first or second in the East. If I were a betting man, I'd say second. You know darn well BG and Akron will be at the bottom and Kent State has a helluva time getting past Ohio. Buffalo has been a challenging opponent for Ohio but UB can't win in Athens for the life of them, and that's where next year's game will be played. So those four will make up spots 3-6. It'll come down to Ohio and Miami for the top two spots.
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oubobcat70
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/21/2019 12:05:05 PM 
agreed
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   Posted: 11/21/2019 12:09:26 PM 
Miami will be picked first. Their quarterback, best running back, and best receivers return and defense overall was solid.
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Bobcat1998
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/22/2019 12:36:27 PM 
The issue in the Solich era I worry about is how certain players fall short of expectations. This year I feel like our DBs as a whole fell short. AOS fell short after a great 1st year. Where has Odom gone? Worries me about who will regress next year?
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Bobcatboy5
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   Posted: 11/22/2019 1:48:36 PM 
Arkley just tweeted that Kurtis Rourke is done for the season because of a scheduled shoulder surgery.
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Bobcat1996
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/22/2019 3:36:43 PM 
Well said doubledribble!! Agree 100%.
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/22/2019 4:10:26 PM 
Victory wrote:
The trouble next year is not the number of starters lost. It is that the few starters lost include Rourke and Hagan. I'm also concerned about replacing a really good kicker and punter.


This will be huge. They've both been automatic for years.

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SBH
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   Posted: 11/22/2019 5:50:13 PM 
Bobcatboy5 wrote:
Arkley just tweeted that Kurtis Rourke is done for the season because of a scheduled shoulder surgery.


Not throwing shoulder.
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Bobcatboy5
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/22/2019 9:19:37 PM 
SBH wrote:
Bobcatboy5 wrote:
Arkley just tweeted that Kurtis Rourke is done for the season because of a scheduled shoulder surgery.


Not throwing shoulder.


Thank god
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71 BOBCAT
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/23/2019 8:38:45 AM 
I must say that as good as Rourke is in the running game, over his 3 years, his passing completion rate did not continue to improve. This stat is one of 2 reasons, IMO, that the team did not perform better this year. The other reason is the low number of forced turnovers.
If we can just find a QB with a completion rate consistently around 70% we will improve that W-L record.

I do think we will have a better W-L record next year because of all the returning young talent in the key O positions.



GO BOBCATS
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Robert Fox
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/23/2019 8:50:29 AM 
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.
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OhioBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/23/2019 11:03:02 PM 
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/24/2019 4:46:35 PM 
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works
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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/24/2019 4:59:56 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


Wondering what everybody thinks about that. Iím not necessarily a big fan, but need to see who it is I guess. Malik Zaire?
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CatsUp
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   Posted: 11/24/2019 6:03:50 PM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


Wondering what everybody thinks about that. Iím not necessarily a big fan, but need to see who it is I guess. Malik Zaire?


I think going after a grad transfer (or JUCO) with some experience is a wise decision. It's just too risky in my opinion to automatically hand over the keys to the offense to anyone with little or no college game experience. I do think our young quarterbacks have a lot of potential but there have been no growth opportunities this year.
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Doc Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/24/2019 6:11:32 PM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


Wondering what everybody thinks about that. Iím not necessarily a big fan, but need to see who it is I guess. Malik Zaire?


Now thatís funny!!!
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BryanHall
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/24/2019 6:48:04 PM 
Doc Bobcat wrote:
colobobcat66 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


Wondering what everybody thinks about that. Iím not necessarily a big fan, but need to see who it is I guess. Malik Zaire?


Now thatís funny!!!


I remember when our hopes were built up for Malik Zaire and/or Merril Hoge's son and all we got was some JUCO guy from Canada.
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OhioBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/24/2019 9:03:57 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


I'd bet on it happening.
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Bobcat1998
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   Posted: 11/26/2019 1:49:54 PM 
OhioBobcat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


I'd bet on it happening.


What about the freshman coming in? I have read some great things about him. Seems like an athlete, big frame, nice arm. Are we getting the Maine quarterback? If so then awesome, we are getting an FCS guy.
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Doc Bobcat
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   Posted: 11/26/2019 2:14:39 PM 
Bobcat1998 wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


I'd bet on it happening.


What about the freshman coming in? I have read some great things about him. Seems like an athlete, big frame, nice arm. Are we getting the Maine quarterback? If so then awesome, we are getting an FCS guy.


Chris Ferguson-6í4Ē-230-Maine QB Graduate Transfer.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Next year
   Posted: 11/26/2019 2:32:49 PM 
Doc Bobcat wrote:
Bobcat1998 wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioBobcat wrote:
Robert Fox wrote:
If the O Line doesn't improve, the QB won't matter.


The OL will be fine, and the QB probably isn't even in Athens yet. I'm convinced a grad transfer or Juco - or both - will be coming.


Grad transfer is in the works


I'd bet on it happening.


What about the freshman coming in? I have read some great things about him. Seems like an athlete, big frame, nice arm. Are we getting the Maine quarterback? If so then awesome, we are getting an FCS guy.


Chris Ferguson-6í4Ē-230-Maine QB Graduate Transfer.


An article about his transferring says he wants a pro style offense. Thatís not us, right?
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