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    Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    Well, most Fall camps are starting this week, so I thought I would go ahead and start a 2018 regular season thread. Congrats to SHSU, UCA, Nicholls and McNeese on the AGS poll. You guys can correct me but I do think the Southland is deeper than years past. SLU has a chance to play spoiler, as well as SFA and us. We aren't ready to make any play off runs yet but I think this season will show progress. I believe our Fall camp starts on 8/4. I can't wait to go watch and evaluate.

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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Outsider1 View Post
    Well, most Fall camps are starting this week, so I thought I would go ahead and start a 2018 regular season thread. Congrats to SHSU, UCA, Nicholls and McNeese on the AGS poll. You guys can correct me but I do think the Southland is deeper than years past. SLU has a chance to play spoiler, as well as SFA and us. We aren't ready to make any play off runs yet but I think this season will show progress. I believe our Fall camp starts on 8/4. I can't wait to go watch and evaluate.
    Agree. The conference is stronger at the top but still very week in the bottom quarter...
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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
    Agree. The conference is stronger at the top but still very week in the bottom quarter...

    We will see. I think IWU will surprise some folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy94 View Post
    We will see. I think IWU will surprise some folks.
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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    UIW has gotten a couple of recruits for this year and next that we tried to get that could be decent players. They still have a ways to go, but agree that they could share a surprise or two. I think the top half will be the half to watch for sure. It will be interesting to see where everything falls. I hate that the top half is our back half of the season........

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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    I'm not sold on Morris yet. He is young and enthusiastic but it remains to be seen if he can translate that into being a competent head coach.

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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    I know it seems every time McNeese visits IWU or ACU it's a struggle.
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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    Let's look at who we think will be a playoff team this year. I'll list the teams then list from 1 (most likely) to 11 (not likely)

    1. SHSU- Reloaded. But QB gone. I'm kinda torn on this one.
    2. Nicholls. Talented. Ready. If they can put it together.
    3. McNeese- Been too long. Talented.
    4. SLU- Talented. Could get 3rd spot.
    5. SFA- FBS laden. Talented. could get third spot.
    6. UCA- Reloading? Restarting? BIG UNKNOWN!
    7. Lamar- Not there yet.
    8. ACU- Same as Lamar.
    9. NWST- No.
    10. UIW- Um no.
    11. HBU- Not this year.

    What order do you have them?
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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    Let's look at who we think will be a playoff team this year. I'll list the teams then list from 1 (most likely) to 11 (not likely)

    1. SHSU- Reloaded. But QB gone. I'm kinda torn on this one.
    2. Nicholls. Talented. Ready. If they can put it together.
    3. McNeese- Been too long. Talented.
    4. SLU- Talented. Could get 3rd spot.
    5. SFA- FBS laden. Talented. could get third spot.
    6. UCA- Reloading? Restarting? BIG UNKNOWN!
    7. Lamar- Not there yet.
    8. ACU- Same as Lamar.
    9. NWST- No.
    10. UIW- Um no.
    11. HBU- Not this year.

    What order do you have them?
    A really crazy thing about the SLC: For so long, there were some long-standing coaches at so many programs. Now, though he is only in his third year, Coach Guidry is the second longest tenured coach in the SLC behind only Keeler at SHSU (if I am not mistaken). And though he is only in his third year, the McNeese coaching staff is pretty much intact for all of these three years.

    SLU always gives McNeese fits. McNeese has to go to SLU this year. Maybe the toughest conference road game for the Cowboys? What difference(s) will it be with a new coach for the Lions? The same could be said about the Demons. Not much luck in the victory column, but so many games were nailbiters. What will the new coaching staff bring to the table?

    What have the second year coaches in the conference learned? What will be different about their teams?

    McNeese does get SFA, Nicholls, and UCA at home. SFA and McNeese think the other's field is a good place to play as the visiting team has won in the last six matchups. UCA and McNeese have won on each other's field as well. Due to rotation, McNeese loses out on a chance to meet one of the best in the country and get a boost in its RPI by not facing the Bearkats.

    UCA has so many big conference games on the road after having the tough(est) matchups at home last year.
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    Re: Southland 2018 Fall Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    Let's look at who we think will be a playoff team this year. I'll list the teams then list from 1 (most likely) to 11 (not likely)

    1. SHSU- Reloaded. But QB gone. I'm kinda torn on this one.
    2. Nicholls. Talented. Ready. If they can put it together.
    3. McNeese- Been too long. Talented.
    4. SLU- Talented. Could get 3rd spot.
    5. SFA- FBS laden. Talented. could get third spot.
    6. UCA- Reloading? Restarting? BIG UNKNOWN!
    7. Lamar- Not there yet.
    8. ACU- Same as Lamar.
    9. NWST- No.
    10. UIW- Um no.
    11. HBU- Not this year.

    What order do you have them?
    I would put ACU ahead of Lamar but other than that I think you're pretty much spot on.

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