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    Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    I haven't seen a thread on this and wanted to see what some of you who have watched JMU more than me think. I still think JMU and SDSU are the two biggest threats to NDSU and am wondering if I am off base. Thoughts?

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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    Yes. One loss (indeed, one game) does not a season make.

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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go...gate View Post
    Yes. One loss (indeed, one game) does not a season make.
    I have no idea what that was says/means.

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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEBison View Post
    I have no idea what that was says/means.
    Maybe they had to play with a backup QB in 2 of their 3 losses this year.

    Apparently, in the CAA, if you have to play a backup QB and lose (even by as much as 3 scores), those losses don’t count. That’s what a Maine fan told me today...pretty much.
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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    my wife will be pretty unhappy if they don't. so yes, they're bouncing back big time.

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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    All depends on the offense. If the coaching staff is able to get the offense back into gear they are as dangerous a team as any. If they continue to struggle to find the end zone, it'll be an early exit depending on the bracket.

    Defense = Good
    Special Teams = Elite
    Offense = ugh....

    That's how I'd rate performance at 6-3. If offense had just been a meh... vs an ugh.... they'd be 8-1 right now. I think that answers your question. I think we'll all know which way they go come Saturday.

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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmu007 View Post
    All depends on the offense. If the coaching staff is able to get the offense back into gear they are as dangerous a team as any. If they continue to struggle to find the end zone, it'll be an early exit depending on the bracket.

    Defense = Good
    Special Teams = Elite
    Offense = ugh....

    That's how I'd rate performance at 6-3. If offense had just been a meh... vs an ugh.... they'd be 8-1 right now. I think that answers your question. I think we'll all know which way they go come Saturday.
    Are the offensive struggles primarily because of the new QB? If I remember right the o-line was a bit of an issue last year but I thought they were banged up at the end of the year. I know the running backs that returned should have been plenty good enough.

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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Maybe they had to play with a backup QB in 2 of their 3 losses this year.

    Apparently, in the CAA, if you have to play a backup QB and lose (even by as much as 3 scores), those losses don’t count. That’s what a Maine fan told me today...pretty much.
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    They might give us the Dead dog bounce, but JMU is done.....
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    Re: Will JMU Bounce Back this Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEBison View Post
    Are the offensive struggles primarily because of the new QB? If I remember right the o-line was a bit of an issue last year but I thought they were banged up at the end of the year. I know the running backs that returned should have been plenty good enough.
    I think it's a combo of youth at just about every position other than RB and the QB just not panning out how they thought it would. My personal opinion is that redshirt freshman Gage Maloney will be the starter next year when the competition opens back up baring progress by Cole Johnson. I think we've seen Ben DiNucci's ceiling at this point.

    FWIW, they return 10 of 11 starters next year on offense. Another year at D-hall and in the weight room will do the offensive line some good,.

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