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  1. AKram

    Mike Bobo admitted to hospital

    Statement from Bobo and CSU/Joe Parker https://csurams.com/news/2018/8/13/football-head-coach-mike-bobo-undergoing-medical-evaluation.aspx
  2. AKram

    CSU Preview

    Good news coming from the scrimmage game yesterday was that the 1st team offense looked really good against the 1st team defense.... oh wait. Nevermind. Here's to hoping KJCS's arm is as accurate and strong as people are saying because CSU might need to score in droves to win a few.
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    Top 25 Football Stadium List on Twitter

    If you read the actual PopMech. article, Canvas Stadium is ranked #22 not #4 as in the tweet. But 22 is pretty good. https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/g22522292/college-football-stadiums-ranked/
  4. Agreed on this year. But I don't think that the tether holding him to CSU is all that long. An argument can be made that new staff deserves no turnover, but for how long? This is probably a 6 win season and excuses will be made toward new staff or growing pains or new schemes. Next year that won't fly.
  5. While it makes sense that Bobo is in the Pressure Is Mounting group, I think it is better said that he'd Start Improving Now especially since he's got his team. These are his recruits, little to no leftovers from the McElwain stint. He went out and got new coaches. Time to start improving and winning. Another 7-6 (or worse) and I think boosters will start calling for a change. I don't believe it'll happen because there was probably some sort of "job security" clause included in Jancek and the other new coaches contracts that'll hold Bobo around for a year after that. Bobo's leash is really, really short.
  6. AKram

    CSU Preview

    I've been a Cubs fan since I was a little kid. Just like I got tired of hearing 'til next year with the Cubs, I'm growing ever increasingly frustrated with Bobo's regime. Now, with a new staff, we are almost forced to wait 'til next year. I guess it's a smart move on Bobo's part to ensure job security.
  7. AKram

    Happy Mike Bobo Day!

  8. AKram

    CSU Preview

    I'm on the fence with this team. Fingers crossed, Jancek is a monstrous improvement over ME. Maybe (big maybe) that can translate to a bit better play on the defensive side (though new scheme, but new players and new coordinators means that we don't have veterans transitioning to a new system and the inherent growing pains that comes with that, it's new guys learning from new guys) and we don't give up 40+ points nearly every game. PSteele has us as the least experienced team in FBS and that's more than true. This means that it is on Bobo's shoulders to get his recruits--arguably better than coaches in the past--to play up to the potential he sees in them. That's where my fence falls apart. I just don't see Bobo as that kind of head coach. Offensive coordinator... pretty good. Head coach... meh. Trying to be both... epic fail. 6 wins is probably a godsend for CSU this year and if that happens, Bobo might want to get on the phone to his agent and find a way out before he's shown the door. CSU is beginning to sound a lot like the Chi Cubs. Wait 'til next year. So, we wait until next year to see what experience does for the defense, how a year old staff can coach, if Collin Hill's knee isn't a continuing problem, if Patrick O'Brien is worth the transfer acquisition, and how a year of experience impacts all the players. And then, we wait until the year after. For me, I'm done waiting for next year.
  9. At this point, I'm wondering if my knees are in better shape than Collin Hill's. Six QBs on the roster now?
  10. AKram

    Orlando Sentinel Countdown

    It is going to be a long, long season for the Rams faithful. Nicho Garcia (the last starter on the OL from last year) has left the school. Ben Knox and TJ Roundtree (a graduate transfer from Louisville) are the "stars" on the line. Whoever is at QB for CSU might find themselves on their butt quite a bit this coming season. Not to sound overly pessimistic, but 101 might be a tad high right now. Going to have to wait until fall practices to see what the new (totally new) staff can muster and if they can polish some turds into something good.
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    Spring Football Reports

    I agree with you on the energy and I really liked seeing it. I'll admit I wasn't a Jancek hire fan, but I'll give him time to prove me wrong; the energy and pace from the defense is a step in the right direction. CSU has a pretty deep walking wounded list right now which, I think, is why we didn't see as many "starters" playing. I didn't comment on the running game because that's a given. We are stacked and strong there; I just hope that the O-line gels and we can open some holes. If the passing game doesn't improve, it won't be hard to stop CSU's one, though very good, dimension. Fall ball will show us what team we may have in the season, but I'm standing by my 7-5 prediction. I can't imagine if it comes to fruition what the more adamant and vocal crowd will do with Bobo. I hope a little leniency since it is an entirely new coaching staff.
  12. AKram

    Spring Football Reports

    Does not instill confidence when Bobo says in presser: "We can't throw and catch." Robles looked... well. Bad. Sad the RSf beats him out. And, though I was overly optimistic last year and going into March about Hill and him leading the team, two ACLs and I figure the first hard hit and he'll be done for the year if he plays at all. My fingers are crossed that KJCS doesn't turn into another Bauta, because we don't have a so-so Stevens to come back off the bench. I'm impressed with the defense in that the unit looked quicker, but really, this is mostly the same group of guys that played last year and were wretchedly horrid. I'm hoping for a few playmakers to show up, but to say our Defense beat the Offense is not much of a rousing statement of success, rather an indictment on the quality of our current offense. Cautiously optimistic about 6-6/7-5 for a defense learning new schemes with the same old players and a quarterback situation that is less than endearing.
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    For me, it is more the learning curve for the defense. I'm sure the message will be adopted, just how will the players execute the game plan? For me, this year is another "rebuild" (and after ME it's more than a teardown and rebuild) and we'll see about 2019. But I really doubt Bobo shakes the 0fer when it comes to rivalry games. Maybe AF? Possibly Wyo? But all four? Nah. Not gonna happen.
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    I get the homerism nature of being a beat writer in a college town, but that article took it to all new levels. I really don' see this team being much better than 6-6 especially with our QB situation, a new defensive coaching staff, and general turnover is the roster. We'll see, maybe I'll be surprised when they do better, but I really doubt it.