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    2023 Season

    The first college football magazine (Athlon Sports) hit newsstands last week. In today’s environment of roster flexibility, it is much harder to predict how a team’s season is going to play out. And, Athlon Sports is not Phil Steele, but nonetheless here is synopsis of their Tech/CUSA breakdown.

    CUSA predicted order of finish:
    Western Kentucky 6-2 9-4 72 (National ranking)
    Liberty 5-3 8-5 83
    Middle Tennessee 5-3 7-5 98
    New Mexico State 5-3 7-6 104
    Tech 4-4 5-7 112
    UTEP 4-5 5-7 115
    FIU 3-5 4-8 125
    Jacksonville State 2-6 4-8 129
    Sam Houston State 2-6 3-8 130

    Here are the rankings of each team on our schedule:

    FIU 125
    @ SMU 62
    NW State N/R
    @Nebraska 55
    @ UTEP 115
    Western Kentucky 92
    @ Middle Tennessee 98
    New Mexico State 104
    @ Liberty 83
    Sam Houston State 130
    @ Jacksonville State 129

    Here are Bulldogs on their Pre-Season All-Conference team:

    First Team
    RB Marquis Crosby
    WR Smoke Harris
    AP Cyrus Allen
    DL Kelvie Rose
    KR Smoke Harris
    PR Smoke Harris

    Second Team
    QB Hank Bachmeier
    OL Abraham Delfin
    LB Hugh Davis
    CB Willie Roberts
    S Cecil Singleton Jr.
    K Jacob Barnes

    Third Team
    OL Bert Hale
    DL Deshon Hall Jr.

    Here are how other Louisiana teams are ranked:

    LSU 6
    Tulane 22
    ULL 93
    ULM 131

    None of this really means much, as the only thing that matters is what happens on the field. But it’s still football and it gives me something to read while waiting for the season to start.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    I wonder who the first team conference QB was?

    Also, Rose just entered the portal and is headed to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Best of luck to him! I donít blame him one bit.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixonfor6 View Post
    I wonder who the first team conference QB was?

    Also, Rose just entered the portal and is headed to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Best of luck to him! I don’t blame him one bit.
    I hope he never plays a down. And screw the razorbacks. I had heard on local talk radio up here they had someone coming from Tech, but I missed who it was.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Quote Originally Posted by glm47 View Post
    I hope he never plays a down. And screw the razorbacks. I had heard on local talk radio up here they had someone coming from Tech, but I missed who it was.
    Why do you wish he never plays??

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixonfor6 View Post
    I wonder who the first team conference QB was?

    Also, Rose just entered the portal and is headed to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Best of luck to him! I don’t blame him one bit.
    1st team QB is Austin Reed, who lead the nation last season with 4744 yards. He also completed 64.6% of his passes with 40 TD’s and 8 rushing TD’s.

    Thanks for the news on Rose. I haven’t been watching the portal lately. I checked and we lost four other guys since the spring game. Keveionta Spears who would have been a big help with Rose gone is at Western Kentucky. Joriell Washington, back-up safety, also is in the portal. Erron Bean and Eric Randall are also in the portal.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    They should change the portal so that a player can move to another team during the season. That makes as much sense as the crap they are doing now.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    BTW our Vegas win over/under this year is 6.5.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Iím surprised and disappointed to see Tech predicted to be bad again. Although I guess being Tech itís no surprise. We pretty much suck at everything these days.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    We’ve never had a schedule this easy, which means we win 5-6 games. If we have a D1 level defense, I could see us maybe winning 7 if all the stars align.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Watch us win 8-9 games, sell a bunch of tickets for 2024 and proceed to go 3-9 that year.

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Iíll kick in the optimism in August

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Lindy’s came out with their college football annual on May 30th.

    CUSA predicted order of finish (national ranking).
    Western Kentucky (60)
    Liberty (84)
    MTSU (97)
    Tech (107)
    UTEP (111)
    NM State (116)
    FIU (127)
    Jax State (129)
    Sam Houston State (133)

    Rankings of others on our schedule:
    SMU (7)
    North Texas (100)
    Nebraska (52)
    NW State (NR)

    First team all conference players:
    RB Marquis Crosby
    OL Dakota White
    DB Willie Roberts
    AP Smoke Harris

    Second Team
    WR Cyrus Allen
    OL Burt Hale
    K Jacob Barnes
    DE Deshon Hall Jr.
    LB Hugh Davis

    Other Louisiana team rankings:
    LSU 5
    Tulane 25
    ULL 102
    ULM 122

    Offensive player of the year - Marquis Crosby
    Newcomer of the year - Hank Bachmeier
    Toughest guy to bring down - Marquis Crosby
    Most dangerous deep threat - Cyrus Allen
    Special teams demon - Smoke Harris

    Top 10 NFL talent:
    9. Smoke Harris

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Phil Steele's preseason Top 25 includes Toledo and UTSA. I know it's just one person's opinion and it's a frickin' preseason poll which historically prove to be inaccurate. But, regardless, the fact UTSA is in anyone's Top 25 is just another reminder how programs, start-ups, have passed us by. UTSA is now in the AAC while we got left behind in crappy CUSA 4.0. [heavy sigh...]

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Could be worse, we could be in ESPN's list of the worst 5 teams:

    ESPN's computer model, the Football Power Index, has predicted the country's five worst teams as we head into the 2023 regular season.
    Here they are, in order from worst to least worst:
    1. UMass
    2. New Mexico State
    3. Florida International
    4. Akron
    5. UL Monroe

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    Re: 2023 Season

    Actually San Antonio the city moved up. So did all the other “large DMA” teams in CUSA. The only one that didn’t make sense was UNT. Looks like the DMA pickers learned their lesson on ElPaso years ago. IMO that’s a Mountain Time issue

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