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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

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    Let us hope lightning doesn't strike twice, ala hurricane-like, w/ the match-up between PV and SHSU. This is a contest that is 30 years overdue, considering the proximity between both schools.
    I'm looking forward to a burgeoning rivalry. With your facilities, you should replace HBU in the conference. You guys can be competitive.

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    Oh, and Nicholls. Will Nicholls continue to improve or return to being Nicholls?
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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

    From what I could see the conference will be stronger next year.

    I don't see Sam doing any worse. So I predict they will AT LEAST share the regular season conference title.

    UCA should be about the same. BUT when it comes to depth they have improved at the DB position. While we had talent back there last year, we got lit up in spots..badly.

    SFA will be better. Heck of a recruiting class. As for coaching...no improvement there.

    SLU will be better.

    Having said that I find it hard to believe UCA will make the playoffs with Kansas State and SHSU in the first four games. No room for error after those. Thinking about that again, if UCA doesn't compete with SHSU for the title, then I don't see anyone doing it. McNeese is just too much of a unknown.
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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

    What player are you excited about watching next year? Why? ONE player.

    #23 RB Carlos Blackman 6'1" 228 Sophomore

    Freshman stats: 4.5 ypc, 5 TDs. 639 total yards.

    Why? UCA rushed 645 times last year using 6 or 7 RBs a game. Kid never had a chance to show his talent. I can't tell you how many fans of the other schools WANTED to see that kid on the field. I'd get PMs from Sam fans, SFA fans, and Samford fans just wondering what the hell our coach was doing leaving him on the bench. He's not flashy. He's just straight ahead knock the crap out of you ready. I seriously hope he becomes the focus of the RB offense this next year.

    Here's a short video of his game with Nicholls.



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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

    What player are you excited about watching next year? Why? ONE player.

    Tyon Merchant. This incoming freshman should start AND have an impact in the defensive backfield...which we need.

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    - 2016 stats: 2 INT, 1 INT TD
    - 2015 stats: 37 tackles, 2 TFL, 7 PBU, 1 FR, 1 INT, 1 PR TD
    - 2014 stats: 31 tackles, 4 sacks
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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by UCABEAR View Post
    What player are you excited about watching next year? Why? ONE player.

    #23 RB Carlos Blackman 6'1" 228 Sophomore

    Freshman stats: 4.5 ypc, 5 TDs. 639 total yards.

    Why? UCA rushed 645 times last year using 6 or 7 RBs a game. Kid never had a chance to show his talent. I can't tell you how many fans of the other schools WANTED to see that kid on the field. I'd get PMs from Sam fans, SFA fans, and Samford fans just wondering what the hell our coach was doing leaving him on the bench. He's not flashy. He's just straight ahead knock the crap out of you ready. I seriously hope he becomes the focus of the RB offense this next year.

    Here's a short video of his game with Nicholls.



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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

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    Our receiving corp should be a nightmare to cover

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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

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    General conversation about Southland Conference topics.

    Some possible discussion topics:

    New head coaches at Lamar and Abilene Christian.

    Can Sam Houston bounce back from the JMU humiliation?

    Can McNeese improve under second-year HC?

    Will the overall competitiveness of the conference improve?

    Can UCA build on last season and be a legit natty contender?
    Nah! Not without any players, especially in the OL.

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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

    Here's my unscientific general prediction of how the upcoming season will play out.

    SHSU and UCA will make the playoffs. One of either McNeese, SELA, and Nicholls will also make the playoffs if the ball bounces their way in a game or two. SFA and ACU have the best chance of the longshots to break through and have a playoff season. UIW should improve. The rest of the league will suck as usual. I foresee the two new HCs going in opposite directions. I think ACU will be greatly improved. Lamar could end up being the worst team in the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
    I'm looking forward to a burgeoning rivalry. With your facilities, you should replace HBU in the conference. You guys can be competitive.
    Oh, and Nicholls. Will Nicholls continue to improve or return to being Nicholls?
    You're in the SHSU minority, D-wizzle. There were QUITE a few SHSU'ers on this site who very negatively stated that "Prairie View has nothing to offer the Southland conference" when I proposed a PV move from the SWAC to the more regional-friendly SLC a few years ago. I foretold, at that time, that a new football stadium was forthcoming, along w/ a complete overhaul of our entire athletic infrastructure, which occurred (state of the art new t&f stadium used by the 2016 summer olympic team to train on, new soccer stadium, new baseball stadium, new softball stadium, new tennis courts, upgraded basketball gym, new bowling alley (building), new starbucks on campus lol , blah blah blah).

    This fall decently excites me because we have 3 SLC schools on our OOC schedule: SHSU, Nicholls, and IUW. The tale of the tape of our more recent ascension will be told in those OOC games. We have 10 D-I FCS games and 1 sub-FCS game this fall.

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    Re: Southland Offseason Thread

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    Will SFA fans begin discussing basketball before October?
    Why? Are they good at basketball anymore?

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