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  1. undbiz says:

    With “bad losses” to EWU and UCD and no signature wins, does 7-4 still get UND in the playoffs when nearly every other team in the country is playing 12 games?

    1. undbiz says:

      Sorry, ISU, not UCD.

    2. und360-kelly says:

      Neither of those losses will be “bad” at the end of the year. ISU is going to win 5-6 games minimum and EWU is never a bad loss.

      SHSU needs to get to 7 wins and Davis needs at least 6, if not 7 to make them good wins. Those two have name recognition.

      However, UND now has to beat Montana State and/or Weber State to make the playoffs and either of them would be a high-quality, signature win. Hard to keep UND out with a 7-4 record and wins over SHSU, Davis and Montana State/Weber State.

      1. Dbutler71 says:

        Saturday was a good example of why UND can’t seem to find their way into the rankings. They are not consistent enough and haven’t earned respect. They appear to have the talent one week and then blow it the next and look awful. I’d like to know your thoughts on what’s the real problem? Coaching, talent, travel woes, some combination? ISU and EWU are not great teams. Respectable but not great.

  2. Dave says:

    I disagree on the effort piece…Saturday was all about effort. Especially on defense. Several times our players weren’t playing fast. Our defense is based on playing fast. One play we ran right by the qb in the backfield and didn’t even put an arm out and he ran for a nice gain. No breakdown, no dive, no lunge…just ran right past. it looked like we were jogging through a drill in practice. On another play our LB was chasing (jogging) after the qb. His effort allowed the qb to set his feet and complete a long pass. If the effort had been there we get a qb hit and likely an incompletion. We had three late hits that all led to touchdowns. If the effort is better during the actual play, that doesn’t happen.

    I’ve never done it before, but I actually shut the game off on Saturday. It was an embarrassing effort.

  3. Tacoma5 says:

    “Frankly, Idaho State isn’t that good.”

    Just had to stick that jab for good measure. I get it, classy.

    1. und360-kelly says:

      They aren’t and haven’t been in a long, long time.

  4. Moser53 says:

    360 guys you talk to the players. I’ll bet they think they can compete with almost all the FCS schools. There competitive and then pretty bad. There put in a tough spot. Does the school, state, press have our back?

    But It didn’t matter to me how many people were in the stands or if the other school had more money or better facilities. I played because I loved it and I wanted to represent myself,teammates, family and University with honor. Me just high school and it was over.

    Players thanks for coming to UND.

  5. Siouxfan46 says:

    I have quoted Roger Thomas before here so here it is.. Roger said that when he ha d a team that had a flat performance, was not focused and assignment sharp it was on him. He felt that he and his stafff were responsible for the game plan and mentally ready to play. The EWU and ISU losses van be laid right at Bubba’s doorstep . This team was was definitely not focused for those 2 games. All of those penalties show that.

  6. Moser53 says:

    There’s a lot of talk about there being more of a comittnent for football on SS. We need more funds better facilities. You’d have to be wearing blinders the past twenty years not to see where UND and NDSU are heading. I question the enrollmet numbers. There would have been more cuts if they could have gotten away with it.

    The Foundation says don’t ask us to help on Faciities all of our funds are restricted. At SU the Foundation is involved in all kinds of building projects. Hugh difference. The leadership in ND is controlled by SU guys. Has been for over 20 years or more a lot more.

    About zero posters on SS question the leadership in ND. It’s apparent there mostly conservative guys who can’t call them out or ask any questions about anything. Party loyalty may close this University. There are people in this state that would do just that.

    Many with UND ties and GF residents would let the ND GOP shut down tear down UND. Because of party loyalty. That’s politics in 2019.

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