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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:57 am 
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Wrap yourselves around this ...

https://www.underdogdynasty.com/2019/6/7/18652964/tulane-green-wave-willie-fritz-punting-aac-zachary-block


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:14 am 
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I didn’t (don’t) remember punting from the UMass 28. Maybe I blocked it out because we won after a disastrous start.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:39 am 
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Interesting article- thanks for posting


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:41 am 
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I hate this article so much.
Not to turn this into a Jewett thing, but if he's got one thing going for him, (it at least seems) he doesn't bunt nearly as much as predecessors.

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1. How does that story not one time mention that our placekicking was an untrustworthy dumpster fire?

2. I'm frankly surprised (and pleased) that in the past year or so, we've recovered Fritz's average to a reasonable level (as the story mentions). I'd be curious to see our team average after his first year, or even his first two years.


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PeteRasche wrote:
1. How does that story not one time mention that our placekicking was an untrustworthy dumpster fire?

2. I'm frankly surprised (and pleased) that in the past year or so, we've recovered Fritz's average to a reasonable level (as the story mentions). I'd be curious to see our team average after his first year, or even his first two years.


At one point he takes the opposite tact and said the kickers had demonstrated they could make a particular length then brushes aside concerns about being blocked.

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I thought all of the punts in the wake forest game on their side of the field last year were defensible decisions. Most of them were clearly correct given the distance to go and inability to make a FG.


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I thought all of the punts in the wake forest game on their side of the field last year were defensible decisions. Most of them were clearly correct given the distance to go and inability to make a FG.

The problem is the mindset that the punt is an acceptable outcome at all. Playing to go on 4th changes 2nd and 3rd down decision-making as well.

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MattK wrote:
I thought all of the punts in the wake forest game on their side of the field last year were defensible decisions. Most of them were clearly correct given the distance to go and inability to make a FG.


the inability to make a field goal however, is not defensible... We were in year 3 of CWF and still without an NCAA Division 1 caliber place kicker, despite having what.. five kickers on scholarship?

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I am forever scarred by sitting in the stands at Rutgers, one of a handful of Green Wave fans, watching us be roadkill. Seeing punter Bloch just plain drop a long snap was the nadir of that horrifying display of sandlot football under CJ. We couldn’t have beaten Rutgers’ walk-ons that day.

It took a lot for us to reach average.

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Time to bring back that Arkansas Pulaski Academy HS coach who never surrenders because he never punts! (or bunts for you inside baseball fans?? :mrgreen: )



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... ver-punts/


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Time to bring back that Arkansas Pulaski Academy HS coach who never surrenders because he never punts! (or bunts for you inside baseball fans?? :mrgreen: )



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... ver-punts/

Screams "Special Teams Analyst" who just decides when to kick (almost never). I would also not oppose a dual title of "Coach Monitor" who would just sit next to the baseball coach and smack him in the back of the head every time he called for a bunt.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:07 am 
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Side note. Why are MLB managers named such but college baseball coaches are just that?

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Here's a short read/look - What a year baseball had!

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"all-time" is a bit misleading considering the conference has only been around 6 years, but yes that is impressive.

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Poseidon wrote:
"all-time" is a bit misleading considering the conference has only been around 6 years, but yes that is impressive.

Shhh! BEST OFFENSE EVERRRRRR!!!!!
let's not talk about the pitching

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Poseidon wrote:
"all-time" is a bit misleading considering the conference has only been around 6 years, but yes that is impressive.

Shhh! BEST OFFENSE EVERRRRRR!!!!!
let's not talk about the pitching

Precisely, don't think we'll see pitching stats on twitter...


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Not to wallow, but this just reinforces that even a below average pitching staff likely gets us to a regional. An average staff would have made this team downright dangerous


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gerryb323 wrote:
Poseidon wrote:
"all-time" is a bit misleading considering the conference has only been around 6 years, but yes that is impressive.

Shhh! BEST OFFENSE EVERRRRRR!!!!!
let's not talk about the pitching


They may have broken records too though

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Seriously. Every offensive record in the conference and not a sniff of a bid. Says it all and more.


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And yet, I remember reading that Fritz was an earlier adopter of analytics and uses an analytics service. I always figured that was one reason that he's never had a big sense of urgency in improving the FG kicking situation...FG are "over-kicked" per analytics.
Here is the article re Fritz and analytics.

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans ... 48ffa.html

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summer is when we need Windy
His likely kiss-off-ing of UConn was perceived through the internet without him even being here.


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tulaneoutlaw wrote:
Not to wallow, but this just reinforces that even a below average pitching staff likely gets us to a regional. An average staff would have made this team downright dangerous


Does anyone know or can find out how the AAC statistically and talent wise would have matched up with the $EC in baseball?

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djh wrote:
tulaneoutlaw wrote:
Not to wallow, but this just reinforces that even a below average pitching staff likely gets us to a regional. An average staff would have made this team downright dangerous


Does anyone know or can find out how the AAC statistically and talent wise would have matched up with the $EC in baseball?


Well that's a loaded question. Talent wise the best way to measure might be by draft picks. You could go through the MLB draft tracker and sort by school to compile those numbers.

Stat wise I'm sure you could compile at the team by team level and possibly at the league level. What would you compare though? Obp? Era? With some disparity in opponents getting any kind of solid conclusions from stats is probably hard.


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