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Roger Klarvin
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Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
It’s what we get for firing Kevin Sumlin two years too late and are now watching Cameron Buckley, Carson Green and the rest of his AAC level talent try and “compete” in the SEC.

Jimbo found some stop gaps last year but let’s be honest, we were just average last year as well.


Old Sarge
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
Good grief

Will you promise t lick Jimbos a-hole if we win 10 next season?


EKG
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Member since Jun 2010
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
I don’t disagree. And it’s unrealistic to expect a coach to dominate the SECW within 18 months of arriving—to say nothing of our non-division, murderer’s row schedule.

We knew at the beginning of the season that this was going to be a tough year; I’d just hoped our fanbase would keep that perspective and hold it together .

Unfortunately (and understandably), we’re starting to see some of our folks succumb to the reality and frustration that comes with a new coach, system, personnel, expectations, etc.

BTHO State!


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NanosTacoRun
Member since Jun 2015
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
It sucks that Sumlin is forcing Jimbo to play less talented players instead of the guys sitting on the bench

:(


NanosTacoRun
Member since Jun 2015
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
And didn't let him recruit any JUCO offensive lineman or grad transfers

Or hire a competent OL coach
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Roger Klarvin
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Central Texas
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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It sucks that Sumlin is forcing Jimbo to play less talented players instead of the guys sitting on the bench


Our starting safety, RG, TE and RB are all true freshmen. Leal played over half the defensive snaps last night. Williams played 25%. Smith played 30% of the offensive snaps last night. Our starting corner is a first year JUCO transfer. Hunter and White played a good bit.

The only highly rated guys from this last class that aren’t playing are Wright (injures), Cupp (injures) and Young (injured).

I’m not sure what people are expecting. Jimbo is playing more freshmen on more snaps than he ever has in 10 years as a head coach.


Roger Klarvin
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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And didn't let him recruit any JUCO offensive lineman or grad transfers


You can count the number on instant impact JUCOs at major programs each year on one hand and we actually have one (Blades).

It’s not like there’s this massive field of JUCO players ready to star in the SEC we can go and pick from. There are TWO JUCO OL in the entire nation from last years class currently starting on P5 offensive lines and only one is any better than what we have.


CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
Hunter played? I didn't see much of #6.


Roger Klarvin
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
He played at least two full series that I noticed


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Roger Klarvin
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Central Texas
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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Will you promise t lick Jimbos a-hole if we win 10 next season?


Looking at our schedule next year, we should win 10. Outside of Bama, LSU and Auburn (who loses every starter on both lines) our next toughest game is South Carolina who we’ve won 6 straight against. Win one of those three games and you have 10 wins.

ACU
North Texas
Colorado
Arkansas
Mississippi State
Fresno State

Hell, THIS YEARS team would probably start 6-0 with that schedule.


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NanosTacoRun
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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I’m not sure what people are expecting.

I expect people complaining about Jimbo playing Buckley to acknowledge he's choosing not to play a clearly superior receiver in place of him


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NanosTacoRun
Member since Jun 2015
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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You can count the number on instant impact JUCOs at major programs each year on one hand and we actually have one (Blades).

It’s not like there’s this massive field of JUCO players ready to star in the SEC we can go and pick from. There are TWO JUCO OL in the entire nation from last years class currently starting on P5 offensive lines and only one is any better than what we have.

JUCO or grad transfer, not just Juco. A lot more likely to find instant help via the grad transfer route, and I don't remember reading anything on that front this offseason. Or have a bigger, better class of HS OL. Last year, just 2 tackles, 1 was very fringe-y as a recruit and the other is having trouble playing guard. And the 2020 class doesn't seem to offer much at the tackle position.

Or hire a better coach that doesn't oversee a huge drop-off in play. I don't see how you can look at what Jimbo has done at the position so far and think Sumlin is the problem.


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cardboardboxer
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Member since Apr 2012
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
It really really sucks to see both QBs Sumlin ran off doing well in the NFL. He was done then, but we had to let it play out.

Jimbo was given a big guaranteed deal because it was expected to be a long term overhaul because we let that play out.

Last year was a nice surprise and this year is a setback but not a disaster.


ColoradoAg
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Colorado
Member since Sep 2011
5334 posts

re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
This year has been difficult, because the team is probably a T10 team with a decent OL. However, loss of Corbin plus the OL situation has exposed some significant flaws

Negatives
OL is simply terrible, and the lack of coaching/recruiting doesn't make up for it
DE is nonexistent, with no playmakers in sight
Mond has definitely not improved, and the offense is inconsistent as result
Loss of Corbin, coupled with the OL ...
Fisher refuses to play A. Smith for some unfathomable reason

Positives
Team beat OM, though as usual it was way too close.
TE play is surprising, given all the injuries
LB play actually has some options this year
DT play has been the one saving grace of the defense


CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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DE is nonexistent, with no playmakers in sight


But how can this be?? We were assured by Chin Pubes himself that Michael Clemons was the next coming of Myles Garrett!


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shiner17
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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Negatives
OL is simply terrible, and the lack of coaching/recruiting doesn't make up for it
DE is nonexistent, with no playmakers in sight


This. It's so cliche to say but it all starts with the line of scrimmage. Getting Kenyon Green is a nice start on the OL, but we need to close out this class with Crawford and Hayes. On the DL, we need to hold on to Diggs and land Harris.

Of course, even if we land those guys they probably won't make an impact until 2021


Roger Klarvin
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
Harris can be a situational pass rusher day one, that guy is special. The only reason he isn’t a top 5 player nationally is because he reclassified from 2021.


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aTmTexas Dillo
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Member since Sep 2018
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
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It’s what we get for firing Kevin Sumlin two years too late and are now watching Cameron Buckley, Carson Green and the rest of his AAC level talent try and “compete” in the SEC.


Pretty good explanation and perhaps correct. It's all the more reason to be patient. As I explained to an LSU buddy of mine Jimbo will sign his third recruiting class and that's knowing he did what he could with the first class. My LSU buddy is pretty full of himself and will be difficult to converse with until LSU wins the NC or they get bet by Bama. He and his buds keep going on about 75 million .... . You know how it goes.


SafetySam
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re: Our mediocrity this year is our own doing
Corndogs are fockin nuts over Jimbo’s contract.


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