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#2 Re: Southern Miss » In Remembrance........ » Today 11:12:55

Thanks for posting the link. We agree that the primary use will be for Gameday experience. Why not utilize the vacant top of the endzone addition to create something that ACTUALLY requires entrance into the Rock? How do we not have one single person with a forward thinking thought on how to fill the stadium while enhancing the stadium and.....hold on.....sell passes for those air conditioned areas with nice restrooms and rooftop clubs while still having everyone with a ticket enjoying the pregame music?


#5 Re: Southern Miss » Basketball La Tech » Today 08:04:41

It’s obvious that McClain is playing his “first year pass” card and following the Dilbert methodology of observing with no accountability for the first 12 months.

At least he is focused on the important things like a worthless amphitheater so we can watch affordable music acts like The Rolling Clones and Bennett’s favorite Lez Zepplin.....

#7 Southern Miss » In Remembrance........ » Yesterday 13:12:04

Nugget's Ghostbuster
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"I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad
How clearly I first saw you smilin' in the sun
Want to feel your warmth upon me
I want to be the one"


#8 Re: Southern Miss » 2020 FB Sched. » Yesterday 12:45:10

EagleFWB wrote:

I don't want to be too negative. I'm sure it was badly needed from a drainage standpoint, and it looks pretty good. I'm just not a fan of turf surfaces.

I did a few minutes of digging and found this. Now, I have no idea what the specs are on our field, but hopefully the "dirt" areas are similar to this. … 874402002/

Tennessee has real dirt on their mound. We have Traffic Master stain-proof coloration that comes with a 5-year limited wear and tear warranty and a 1/2 in. thick carpet pad available for $3.85 a sq ft with free installation if you act now before the end of the month at Home Depot........

#9 Re: MLB » Astros » Yesterday 12:38:54

He will go down as the the only Mets Manager to never lose a single baseball game, regular season, post season or even Spring Training......


#10 Re: Southern Miss » 2020 FB Sched. » Yesterday 07:27:15

SoMs Eagle wrote:

As someone who briefly played outfield on the football practice field I would like to know how an outfielder knows they have hit the warning track when it is the same material? Is he supposed to look down at the color of the turf?

The warning track is shag carpet......


#11 Re: Southern Miss » 2020 FB Sched. » 2020-01-15 20:51:07

Why wait? He’s already been paid north of $200K to make some important decisions. Facts, not future potential, show Ladner isn’t showing any positive results so far after 17 games. Attendance at The Rock has shown the product is terrible.
By the time we see Hop suck again Jeremy will have been paid 15 months salary. In what business do you need 15 months to figure out someone’s value?

But hey, that fake dirt looks legit at The Pete.........


#12 Re: Southern Miss » Hire Monken back » 2020-01-15 16:59:04

Based on what they paid the recently vacated opening he is looking at compensation around $600K for a team that was completely decimated on the offensive side of the ball this offseason. He won't be OC and will have to be mindful to not step on the toes of a OC with exactly one year of experience in that position at UGA. 10 out of 11 starters on offense are gone due to the nfl draft, graduation and the transfer portal. Not sure that will be his landing spot but if it is he will busy be fill some large gaps.

#14 Re: Southern Miss » Football Program Update from Jeremy McClain » 2020-01-15 14:36:05

I made my bed I guess I have to sleep in it.....

Hate Petrino but applaud a program trying to make a difference. Curious to see what kind of staff he assembles.

#15 Re: MLB » Astros » 2020-01-15 08:18:11

Two days, two managers fired. Alex Cora out in Boston even before MLB releases their findings from the Red Sox investigation. Does Carlos Beltran even get to fill out his first lineup card for the Mets this season?

#16 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2020-01-15 08:05:55

Definitely feels like he is closing out his career with this one......time is not on his side anymore

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Hire Monken back » 2020-01-13 16:04:51

What was his salary at USM, $750K per season? He probably got paid $1 million at Tampa X 3 years. Another 800K-900K at Cleveland to not call the plays......If he gave USM another year in 2016 and landed a P5 gig he would have inked a 4 year deal probably north of $6 million. So he probably cost himself a few million by jumping ship one year early.

He won't get a P5 O Coordinator job making a million in college football in 2020. He was rumored to return to OSU when their OC left for Rutgers. That guy was making $550K at OSU last season. In the last hour, OSU just elevated within to fill their open OC position so that opportunity has closed. It will be very interesting to see where he lands in college.

#19 MLB » Astros » 2020-01-13 13:32:11

I will fine you $5 million dollars, plus suspend your GM and Coach for one season in exchange for two trips to the World Series and one World Series title.

Every other team in MLB: Where do I sign up?

#20 Re: Southern Miss » 2020 FB Sched. » 2020-01-13 13:15:16

USMstang wrote:

By October 3rd we should know if we even have a chance at Winning the West which has been said is Jeremy's goal for Hop to keep his job (should have been the goal in year 3 or 4, not 5).  We could easily be 1-4 heading into FAU.  If that's the case, will Jeremy cut Hop loose during the year and let Billings or another finish the year?  Of course not but there's a strong chance that will be our record if changes are not made to the staff soon. And 1-5 after FAU wouldn't surprise me at all.  Yah, I don't even have confidence that Hop can beat South...

Truthfully, what I'm really afraid of is Hop winning 8 games, getting raise, extension, etc simply because of some decent juco signees actually producing on-field despite an anemic coaching staff.  Then what?  Most of the coveted recruits have already transferred for not getting playing time.

The schedule next season is very Rock friendly in September which probably contributes to Hops continued employment right now. I expect 22K for the opener. Maybe something like that for La Tech. JSU will be around 25K unless Hop starts 0-2 then closer to 20K. The USA Jags are a dumpster fire the last few years and their coach will be on the hot seat going into 2020 even if Hop isn't. He gets paid $100K more than Hop currently. Wouldn't be at all surprised if they hang around long enough just like Monroe did two years ago and snake bite us. That said I don't see Jeremy firing Hop during the season. Having one of these assistants going .500 for the remainder of the season would have the same result if Hop goes 8-9 wins next year.

I stand alone in thinking something is still going to happen and a change will be made before next season, I'm dumb like that...... The financials just don't add up at all. If all you owe Hoppy is half of his remaining contract(minus any future earnings with another employer) how do you not see that easily offset by slightly stronger ticket sales in the fall? If you are writing a $21K check monthly for Hop the next 24 months(probably reduced more by future earnings) you are talking 2,000 more seats per game over the next two seasons. If you get me another up and coming assistant coordinator at $750K per season you don't bankrupt a department and the potential revenue gained is worth the move.


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