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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    That UCD defense is not much. Offensively they can be really good however.

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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    I got to question Maine and Elon given the coaching changes. I know it is possible given the historical record (e.g. - JMU in 16) but the odds are much longer. Got to question Wofford as well. Not that I don't think they are good, but they are just short of the mark. IN any event, Hero's predictions usually have a few wide misses.
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by youngterrier View Post
    Wofford a title contender?

    I love my terriers but I'll believe it when I see it. We made great strides under Conklin, and I feel good about his ability to coach defense (we were first in the socon in the big stats--total defense, rushing, passing, and scoring), but I sincerely believe we're not going to get past the quarterfinals, semifinals if we're lucky, running the option. I think we need to convert to a scheme like JMU in 2016/2017. I'll admit I didn't watch too many JMU games, but it seemed to be a spread and use a lot of option principles, but could pass if needed. Wofford took strides in that direction in 2018 but we need to keep going if we are to be successful in 2019.
    I may be the minority, but I don't think Wofford made "great strides" under Conklin this season.

    My personal opinion is that Conklin inherited a veteran team from Mike Ayers. He's a strong defensive coach and benefited from not having any significant holes to fill and a depth chart that was mostly juniors and seniors. That will not always be the case as he is going to have to start developing a depth chart in the coming seasons.

    That's not a criticism of Conklin, of course. He may well be a good coach. Bobby Lamb inherited a very good team from Bobby Johnson and had Furman as a top 5 program for a few years. After those players graduated, Furman got to be pretty mediocre rather quickly. The jury should be out for a while.
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Chaos View Post
    No way those big bullies from JMU should be allowed to be so good! They should he forced to go FBS!!!
    You apparently don't understand that JMU actually stands for "Just Monitoring University." 'Monitoring the situation' used to be the stock statement from the administration anytime the subject of reclassifying came up. It still occasionally slips into a press release.
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUSoutherner View Post
    I can hear the triggered Bison responses already.

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    Nah. The only thing to question here is the Bison defense not being dominant (it will). Bison at #2 is just fine considering how much JMU returns and it might be nice for FCS fans to see someone else there to make the season more interesting

    The other point of contention is that this list is wayyyy too long. There is no way 10 teams have any realistic or even an outside chance at winning a natty next year. I’d be willing to bet at 85% probability that the 2019 natty comes from a team listed in the top 2 and SDSU takes most of the remainder
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUSoutherner View Post
    I can hear the triggered Bison responses already.

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    Triggered over what?
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    The list should be at most 3-4 teams long. I wouldn't count on JMU and Maine with their coaching changes. It's NDSU, EWU and maybe SDSU and UC Davis. I think the Big Sky is a little deeper at the top than the CAA right now. I think UNH bounces back in a big way in 2019. After them? Maybe Delaware finally rises up? Richmond gets it rolling again? Ultimately the odds are the CAA will produce an elite team. But right now it seems like a crapshoot as to who it will be.
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUSoutherner View Post
    I can hear the triggered Bison responses already.

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    Nice belly flop on your attempt at a triple lindy...yes, the Bison are still contenders and will be the pre-season #1 in the polls due to legacy and a still strong '19 roster. You weren't around in 2013 and into 2014. Many of us were not expecting to win it all again after losing most of the coaching staff and graduating a large senior class...but we did get back to Frisco and win it all. JMU, Jax St., EWU, UC-Davis are all coming back with a ton of starters so on paper, they look stronger. We shall see.
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    Re: 2019 Too Early Title Favorites

    Where is Sam Houston?
    First they came for the journalists and I said nothing. Then no one could find out who they came for after that.

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    Maine though?????

    The UC Davis @ North Dakota State matchup on 9/21/19 is HUGE.

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