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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #300 on: May 29, 2018, 10:31:40 pm »
Huh? So we are seriously ripping up the turf? I am a natural grass guy, but this is so strange if true. Any of you guys have another example of this happening at any other big school where they get turf only to go back natural? If we have the turf might as well keep it.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #301 on: May 29, 2018, 10:42:21 pm »
From what I understand, the turf is about to hit it's 10 year life cycle and will need to be replaced anyway due to being worn down/out.  This is something that I hope all of the high schools with turf have budgeted!

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #302 on: May 30, 2018, 08:06:34 am »
From what I understand, the turf is about to hit it's 10 year life cycle and will need to be replaced anyway due to being worn down/out.  This is something that I hope all of the high schools with turf have budgeted!

So all of that $$ that you are supposed to be saving on maintenance for the turf field, you better be saving to replace that turf every 10 years or so.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #303 on: May 30, 2018, 08:32:21 am »
So all of that $$ that you are supposed to be saving on maintenance for the turf field, you better be saving to replace that turf every 10 years or so.

Bingo. Look at war memorials turf. It looks bad.


Most high schools have to replace that turf every 10 years.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #304 on: May 30, 2018, 10:31:52 am »
Isn't it odd, for years all you heard was that turf would pay for itself over time: less maintenance, higher use without fear of hurting field.  Now we hear it cost more to keep it than just going grass to begin with.  Somebody wasn't honest.  Best thing about grass is it is not as hot on the field during games. 

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #305 on: May 30, 2018, 11:49:02 am »
Isn't it odd, for years all you heard was that turf would pay for itself over time: less maintenance, higher use without fear of hurting field.  Now we hear it cost more to keep it than just going grass to begin with.  Somebody wasn't honest.  Best thing about grass is it is not as hot on the field during games. 


I think this is 95% coach preference.

I imagine money is no issue for them up there.....turf or Bermuda. The SEC network promised that.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #306 on: May 30, 2018, 01:30:48 pm »
Take a turf break and RECRUIT!  ::)

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #307 on: May 30, 2018, 02:44:01 pm »
Take a turf break and RECRUIT!  ::)

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #308 on: May 30, 2018, 08:57:56 pm »
LOL!  Turf or grass?  How many games is that going to be the deciding factor?

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #309 on: June 06, 2018, 11:43:43 pm »
So y'all going to play football after 2018?  Arkansas #53 while Alabama and A&M are at 1 and 2.  Like other teams have 13-14, 4/5 star comitts. Hogs 4, 3 stars. This has to change.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #310 on: June 17, 2018, 12:03:28 pm »
Arkansas moves up to #52, 2019 recruits. Alabama, A&M, LSU top 5. Auburn & Ole Miss top 15.  Go Hogs!
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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #311 on: July 18, 2018, 10:56:21 pm »
One of the questions Morris was asked on media day was whos Arkansas Rival. He spoked some filler for a moment then made a great save "Arkansas'rival is ourselves". There is more truth to that than he knows!

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #312 on: July 19, 2018, 09:41:38 am »
One of the questions Morris was asked on media day was whos Arkansas Rival. He spoked some filler for a moment then made a great save "Arkansas'rival is ourselves". There is more truth to that than he knows!

A friend told me he struggled with that question, "who's Arkansas Rival".. Really?  He didn't go in with a prepped answer?   Sounds like he should have done a little more prep before media day.    Key for Morris is recruiting right now. I think most would agree to that.  Next is coaching.  You win with talent and he better get some top level guys.  Coaching, well without talent it doesn't matter much but from what I've seen they are doing what lots of teams are doing, nothing new in the football world just new to Arkansas.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #313 on: July 20, 2018, 01:58:14 pm »
My game by game predictions:
Vs Eastern Illinois (W)
At Colorado State (W)
Vs North Texas (W)
At Auburn (L)
Vs Texas A&M at Dallas (L)
Vs Alabama (L)
Vs Ole Miss at Little Rock (W)
Vs Tulsa (W)
Vs Vanderbilt (W)
Vs LSU (L)
At Mississippi State (L)
At Missouri (L)
2-6 in the SEC, but 6-6 over all and a bowl game.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #314 on: Today at 10:10:56 am »
My game by game predictions:
Vs Eastern Illinois (W)
At Colorado State (W)
Vs North Texas (W)
At Auburn (L)
Vs Texas A&M at Dallas (L)
Vs Alabama (L)
Vs Ole Miss at Little Rock (W)
Vs Tulsa (W)
Vs Vanderbilt (W)
Vs LSU (L)
At Mississippi State (L)
At Missouri (L)
2-6 in the SEC, but 6-6 over all and a bowl game.

Certainly wouldn't say Ole Miss or Vanderbilt are a lock.  Predictions are Vandy is a 50/50 game and Vandy can't play in a bowl game so all they have is play for a better season and to be a spoiler.  Who is easier to spoil than Arkansas?  If we drop one of those its 5 wins and if, heaven forbid, we lose one of the opening 3 its a disaster!!! Bowl game at 6-6 is silly and always has been but that's how the NCAA works.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #315 on: Today at 11:17:46 am »
How about LSU playing a murderers row of a schedule? They have to play Georgia and Florida from the East who are probably going to finish 1 and 2 respectively over in that division. Then throw in a week 1 game against Miami, and playing the 6 other West opponents. Since we are their rival, if we place merely a decent team on the field we should play them competitively at least. If we do field an ok team then you can say LSU does not have one single conference game where you can check mark them a win in. I would think 9-3 is the ceiling for them and 6-6 would not be that far fetched. Look at our East opponents compared to their two East opponents. If we had their schedule we would be staring at a 3-9 season or 4-8 at best. That is why I want to see the SEC go to a 9 game non conference schedule like the other conferences have. Throw out one of those garbage non conference games for a third cross divisional game. A third cross divisional game decreases the likelihood of an imbalanced schedule too as we are consistently seeing now.
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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #316 on: Today at 11:18:56 am »
I think LSU's schedule is why the media has them picked 5th in the West.... With easier East opponents I think the media would have had them 3rd or 4th instead of 5th.

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How about LSU playing a murderers row of a schedule? They have to play Georgia and Florida from the East who are probably going to finish 1 and 2 respectively over in that division. Then throw in a week 1 game against Miami, and playing the 6 other West opponents. Since we are their rival, if we place merely a decent team on the field we should play them competitively at least. If we do field an ok team then you can say LSU does not have one single conference game where you can check mark them a win in. I would think 9-3 is the ceiling for them and 6-6 would not be that far fetched. Look at our East opponents compared to their two East opponents. If we had their schedule we would be staring at a 3-9 season or 4-8 at best. That is why I want to see the SEC go to a 9 game non conference schedule like the other conferences have. Throw out one of those garbage non conference games for a third cross divisional game. A third cross divisional game decreases the likelihood of an imbalanced schedule too as we are consistently seeing now.
I think LSU's schedule is why the media has them picked 5th in the West.... With easier East opponents I think the media would have had them 3rd or 4th instead of 5th.
So true, and less than 6 wins is a possibility for them too. I canít imagine what their fans would be like if they didnít go bowling.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #318 on: Today at 03:54:58 pm »
My game by game predictions:
Vs Eastern Illinois (W)
At Colorado State (W)
Vs North Texas (W)
At Auburn (L)
Vs Texas A&M at Dallas (L)
Vs Alabama (L)
Vs Ole Miss at Little Rock (W)
Vs Tulsa (W)
Vs Vanderbilt (W)
Vs LSU (L)
At Mississippi State (L)
At Missouri (L)
2-6 in the SEC, but 6-6 over all and a bowl game.


E Illinois        99 %     44   10
Colorado St   57 %      38   35   
North Texas   78 %     42   32
Auburn          4 %      17   41   
Texas A&M    31 %     34   41   
Alabama         2 %     14   42   
Mississippi     41 %     35   38   
Tulsa              68 %     37   31   
Vanderbilt      54 %     34   31
LSU              18 %     21   34   
Mississippi St  14 %     24   38   
Missouri         34 %     35   41   

https://www.masseyratings.com/team.php?t=316&s=300937
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« Reply #319 on: Today at 04:12:14 pm »

E Illinois        99 %     44   10
Colorado St   57 %      38   35   
North Texas   78 %     42   32
Auburn          4 %      17   41   
Texas A&M    31 %     34   41   
Alabama         2 %     14   42   
Mississippi     41 %     35   38   
Tulsa              68 %     37   31   
Vanderbilt      54 %     34   31
LSU              18 %     21   34   
Mississippi St  14 %     24   38   
Missouri         34 %     35   41   

https://www.masseyratings.com/team.php?t=316&s=300937

Interesting.

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« Reply #320 on: Today at 05:11:00 pm »
Yeah I'm thinking Colorado State isn't the gimme everyone is thinking it will be....Not very often does an SEC school(of any caliber) make a road trip to a Group of 5 school...so it'll be like a Super Bowl for them....

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« Reply #321 on: Today at 05:32:23 pm »
Yeah I'm thinking Colorado State isn't the gimme everyone is thinking it will be....Not very often does an SEC school(of any caliber) make a road trip to a Group of 5 school...so it'll be like a Super Bowl for them....

Any chance this becomes a factor?

Fayetteville - 1,400 ft above sea level.
Fort Collins - 5,000 ft above sea level.

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« Reply #322 on: Today at 06:38:26 pm »
Any chance this becomes a factor?

Fayetteville - 1,400 ft above sea level.
Fort Collins - 5,000 ft above sea level.


I went jogging earlier in the month between 5,400 and 8,800 ft for about a week and a half.... and for the first couple days my throat was a little tingly and my upper chest was tight from the lower level of oxygen. I came from 1,200 ft before that. I think the lineman will feel it especially. The ratio I have seen before is someone will run about 10-12 seconds slower per mile at 5,000 ft compared to sea level. I know that is distance running so kind of apples to oranges a bit, but I am sure the big guys on defense will feel that if Colorado State goes up tempo on offense.
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« Reply #323 on: Today at 06:41:13 pm »
Yeah I'm thinking Colorado State isn't the gimme everyone is thinking it will be....Not very often does an SEC school(of any caliber) make a road trip to a Group of 5 school...so it'll be like a Super Bowl for them....

I think you are right they are going to be fired up there to play an SEC school. They can score points too. Defense is a little suspect, but that game is worrisome.

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I went jogging earlier in the month between 5,400 and 8,800 ft for about a week and a half.... and for the first couple days my throat was a little tingly and my upper chest was tight from the lower level of oxygen. I came from 1,200 ft before that. I think the lineman will feel it especially. The ratio I have seen before is someone will run about 10-12 seconds slower per mile at 5,000 ft compared to sea level. I know that is distance running so kind of apples to oranges a bit, but I am sure the big guys on defense will feel that if Colorado State goes up tempo on offense.

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