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#1 Re: Southern Miss » Larry Eustachy could be succeeded at CSU by NBA assistant Becky Hammon » 2018-03-09 06:58:56

As a Spurs fan, I hear nothing but great things and Pop thinks a whole hell of a lot of her. I think she would be an NBA coach if she stayed.

That doesn’t mean she would translate well to college, though. She is an assistant in one of the most structured, orderly, and efficient franchises ever seen. That’s a big, big difference from Colorado State.

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Eastern Michigan » 2018-03-02 23:53:24

admin wrote:

Sounds like Powers actually ended up putting together a semi-decent start tonight.

EMU is a really, really, really bad team. I was not encouraged, at all, by his start. He is at least capable of throwing in the strike zone now. That’s about all I would say there. He will get absolutely wrecked by hitting in our conference if he doesn’t throw better.

Lineup has got to cut down on the strikeouts. Last year’s team K’d a ton early on but got better.

This schedule is so bad, I don’t think you will be able to make a judgement on this team until weeks into the conference season.

#3 Re: Southern Miss » Question for our liberal friends » 2018-03-01 09:07:21

I realize this is not the place for reasonable discussion but I’m annoyed by this:

I think semiautomatic rifles should be banned. But semiautomatic handguns are more of a problem—yet rarely discussed. It has never made sense to me.

#4 Re: Southern Miss » Question for our liberal friends » 2018-02-28 23:38:44

keyboard kowboy wrote:

If the Congress passed legislation banning gun ownership in the U.S. , how many of you would then support disallowing armed security details for all current and former elected politicians ?  This would include no armed security for Obama and Clinton or any member of their families of course .

I personally don’t know a liberal (including myself) that wants an all-out ban of guns but hey, keep fighting those windmills, Don Quixote.

#5 Re: Southern Miss » MSU @ USM 2018 baseball: Game 3 » 2018-02-19 17:01:35

admin wrote:


Not sure what he was listening to, but I heard Cox reference a series where we swept Missouri about a half dozen times.

Mizzou was still Big 12.

Considering C-USA teams rarely play SEC teams in weekend series, that's probably right.

I can only recall us playing two three-game series against SEC teams:  Losses to Mizzou in 2014 and LSU in maybe 2006.

#6 Re: Southern Miss » MSU @ USM 2018: Game 1 » 2018-02-16 19:55:41

AndreWhere wrote:

We are now several minutes into some snafu related to batting order.

We sent up the wrong batter!  Come on.

#7 Re: Southern Miss » MSU @ USM 2018: Game 1 » 2018-02-16 17:39:42

Well, they're hitting him now.  Three straight hits.  Bases loaded, 2 out with Stovall (#3 hitter) up.

Sandlin gets out of it with a grounder.

42 pitches through 3 innings.

#8 Re: Southern Miss » MSU @ USM 2018: Game 1 » 2018-02-16 17:21:45

One of my concerns with Sandlin starting is efficiency. 

18 pitches through 2 innings is pretty efficient.

#9 Re: Southern Miss » Anybody eaten @ Dickies BBQ? » 2018-02-08 22:24:24

EagleFWB wrote:
southern miss slacker wrote:

Had a Whataburger not long ago for the first time. It's exactly like a Sonic burger. I mean exactly. Speaking of Sonic they have 50 cent corndogs today.

I respectfully disagree... Whataburger is life!

I’m sorry. Whataburger has something other than honey butter chicken biscuits???

#10 Re: Southern Miss » Eustachy investigated for being too mean » 2018-02-08 22:18:03

AndreWhere wrote:
tg300 wrote:
admin wrote:

I'd say USM should take him back, but most people don't want to play for a guy who's been publicly outed as a jerk.

There are a lot of great coaches who are jerks.  People still want to play for them.

Should we have him back?  Hell yes.  Throw everything you have at him.  Not much I know but something.

He should have never been pushed out.  Bunch of dumb asses running the show then and now.

People did sign up to play for Woody Hayes, Bobby Knight, Earle Bruce, etc.

Attitudes change, though. A lot of people nowadays are made men in the Self-Esteem Mafia. Responding well to criticism is a dying art.

The specific details have more of a tendency to find their way to the general public nowadays, too.

All that said, I would not object to bringing him back.

Those guys only got away with that because they won.

If you’re going to act how Larry was, you damn sure better have more success than one tourney in six years.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » Official SB LII Thread. » 2018-02-05 14:43:02

southern miss slacker wrote:

it's a touchdown dumbasses. the instant the ball broke the plane is a TD. it doesn't matter after that what the fuck happens. but here comes some stupid ass. "he didn't survive the ground" shit.

Well, the goal line has nothing to do with if it is a catch. 

But Ertz's catch was nothing like the Jesse James catch, which everyone tried to compare it to.  James was falling as he caught the ball and did not maintain control hitting the ground. 

Ertz caught the ball upright, took three steps, and dove.

#12 Re: Southern Miss » Appalachian State tennis match turns ugly » 2018-02-03 15:50:47

"...Appalachian State athletic director Doug Gillin claimed the program was still investigating whether Lake was the App State coach who allegedly said, “We have a black guy on our team,” when Wilson complained to him about Brown’s comments."

That's a fucking face palm of a response from the coach.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » Ole Miss football players may be in mass exodus mode » 2018-02-02 14:33:09

southern miss slacker wrote:

After they found out they were lied to and mislead about the NCAA investigation. Read about this developing story on ESPN.

Ole Miss has known these guys were gone for some time.  In fact, I believe all of them have already transferred. 

Most around Ole Miss just assumed they were going to get waivers (in fact, I thought they already had).

#14 Re: Southern Miss » USM tied to next ESPN 30 for 30 » 2018-02-02 14:22:48

AndreWhere wrote:
eaglenjxn wrote:
AndreWhere wrote:

I 'member the connection, I think. A player that Bobby Knight supposedly choked- Neil Reed- transferred to USM during the James Green era.

Here's a not-so-fun fact: Reed died of a massive heart attack not so long ago (

As far as Bobby Knight's antics go, and the people that exposed them, I remember something that was posted in my high school locker room:

"What you see here

What you hear here

When you leave here

Let it stay here."


I missed practice that day.

The video camera didn't.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » USM tied to next ESPN 30 for 30 » 2018-02-02 14:11:39

AndreWhere wrote:
Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Watched the Two Bills tonight and they dropped the trailer for The Last Days of Knight. Trailer attached. Can’t stand ESPN but 30 for 30 does a great job telling sports history. … 58/video/1

I 'member the connection, I think. A player that Bobby Knight supposedly choked- Neil Reed- transferred to USM during the James Green era.

Here's a not-so-fun fact: Reed died of a massive heart attack not so long ago (

As far as Bobby Knight's antics go, and the people that exposed them, I remember something that was posted in my high school locker room:

"What you see here

What you hear here

When you leave here

Let it stay here."

"Supposedly"?  There's a video of it.

List of incidents involving Knight: … 49372.php/

Tough coaches are fine.  Knight was a fucking asshole.

#16 Re: Southern Miss » Bower on playoff » 2018-01-13 01:18:50

skyvoyager wrote:
eaglenjxn wrote:
beagle wrote:

Wants to stay at a 4 team playoff. Also says that UCF didn’t have the SOS. … -it-right/

My problem was never with the BCS ratings.  I liked the ratings and rarely disagreed with the 1 vs. 2 that they gave us.  The problem was that it gave us two teams.

2000 - Oklahoma vs FSU.  FSU chosen over miami even though the Hurricanes had beaten FSU in the regular season.
          FSU loses 13-2.  Miami beats florida in the sugar.
2001 - Nebraska gets in after losing 62-36 to colorado and does not win their division
2003 - Kansas state drills OK.  Somehow OK gets in to play LSU instead of USC
2005 - USC trashes OK 55-19.... Undefeated Auburn 13-0 beating 5 top 15 teams finishes #3
2007 - Lsu gets in with 2 loses over many 2 loss teams
2008 - undefeated utah does not get in
2009 - five undefeated teams enter the bowl season...."got to blow it up and start over" urban meyer was quoted regarding
          the BCS.

For me, most of those are perfect examples of the problem with selecting two teams....but not with the rankings.  From 2004 (when the formula was redone) through 2013, I really only had a problem with Oklahoma in 05. 

And even before that, Oklahoma in 2003 was my only problem....and I kind of understood that one.

2000 - Miami won by 3 at home on a last minute TD.  Not decisive.  FSU played a brutal schedule and blew the doors off Clemson and Florida (both were top 10 at the time) in two of the last 3 weeks of the season. Miami was still in the Big East and was burned by a weak conference schedule. They gave Vick and VT their only loss but that was their only other notable win.  Washington had as good of an argument (with a win over Miami) as Miami.  Good example of the problem with having two teams. 

2001 - Non-division champ playing for the title?  Sounds familiar.  That was a season where no one deserved to be #2 and they probably could have just handed Miami the title after the regular season.

2003 - That's the first one.  But people forget what Oklahoma did to their opponents that season (e.g. beat #6 in BCS Texas by 55 at a neutral site). It was a known fact that Oklahoma would be #1 after the Big 12 title game regardless of a result...and they treated it like an exhibition.  Also, people forget that USC's resume wasn't good.  USC was beaten by a 6-loss Cal team and had one ranked win (Wazzou). Still, they deserved it over Oklahoma.  The formula was changed after this....

2005 - Auburn had four Top 15 wins--with two over UT, who lost to a bad Notre Dame team at home late in the season.  That destroyed any credibility for that win. That was a down year for the SEC.  Still, they had the better resume.  Oklahoma didn't really even have the style points like they did in 2003...but they had the most impressive win at the end of the regular season and shut out Vince Young.

2007-2009:  Sounds more like a problem with there only being two teams than the ratings.

#17 Re: Southern Miss » Bower on playoff » 2018-01-12 16:14:29

beagle wrote:

Wants to stay at a 4 team playoff. Also says that UCF didn’t have the SOS. … -it-right/

"We played Penn State, Nebraska, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Tennessee – all those teams."

And this is the perfect example of why the playoff committee RANKING is idiotic.  While Jeff Bower was a good coach here and I appreciate the success he brought us.....what the hell business does he have ranking college football teams in 2018?  It isn't 1997 anymore.  You have a bunch of coaches and AD's--some who haven't been involved in college football in a decade--ranking teams?!   

My problem was never with the BCS ratings.  I liked the ratings and rarely disagreed with the 1 vs. 2 that they gave us.  The problem was that it gave us two teams.  I liked the combination of subjective and objective.  Now, we get four teams (slightly better) but are relying solely on the subjective opinion of a small group of guys who may/may not be qualified--probably less qualified than most writers.

As far as the UCF argument goes, I'm annoyed with how this is being framed.  The problem isn't that UCF didn't make the four-team playoff.  They should not have been in the top four.  The injustice is that they were NUMBER 12!!  They wouldn't have even been close to making an 8-team playoff.  They were behind three-loss Stanford (who lost to San Diego State!) until after championship week.  There was one week where Mississippi State jumped them for beating Arkansas.  That is what illustrates that a G5 team receives ZERO consideration.

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Offseason baseball thread » 2018-01-11 20:31:18

beagle wrote:

This guy cracks me up. Every site that doesn’t pick Rice to go 56-0 is “biased” or has no credibility. … id14981291

Rice is sorta going through what FSU football went through with Bowden (an ancient coach struggles in his later years as the game passes him by) and a few of their fans can’t cope.

He is an arrogant, condescending ass. "E-mailed the editor...".

I enjoy messing with him. He's the guy who goes through a thread and finds one minor quip in a post that may be unrelated to a larger point and tries to correct the person. 50 percent of the time his "correction" was wrong. Naturally, I sometimes make a point of doing the same thing to him.

Always tries to downplay conference mates' success, especially our's. He's been saying the same shit about USM whenever we are good for like 7 years ("you play in a bandbox," "must be nice to load up with JUCO players...we can't because of academics." 

Good for Rice info. Otherwise, can't stand the guy.

#19 Re: Southern Miss » Offseason baseball thread » 2018-01-10 09:48:04

beagle wrote:

Sandlin named 1st Team All-American by Perfect Game. Wallner 2nd team. … icle=14782

Although Sandlin may not match the other pitchers on the First Team when it comes to sheer velocity, few can match the success he has enjoyed the past two seasons serving as the closer at Southern Miss. He recorded 12 saves in 26 relief appearances in 2016 on his way to earning Freshman All-American honors, and saved another eight as a sophomore while going 10-2 in 29 appearances, striking out 80 in 56 2/3 innings. He does the most of his damage by filling up the strike zone with upper-80s to low-90s fastballs from a very low and deceptive nearly sidearm slot. His ability to shorten games by more than just an inning at a time allowed Southern Miss to go 50-16 in 2017, and serve as a Regional host, with even bigger expectations for the Eagles heading into 2018.

Couple dates to look out for ....

1/10 - Perfect Game preseason top 25 released
1/12 or 1/13 - College Baseball Daily CUSA preview posted
1/16 - D1 preseason top 25 released
1/24 - Perfect Game top 100 sophomore prospects (Wallner watch)

Getting a little greedy here given that, IMO, Sandlin was our most valuable player last year:

One thing I would love to see from him:  As much work as he gave us last year, if he could lower his pitch count, there's no telling how much we could have gotten out of him.  His stuff is off the charts nasty.  I know part of that is a product of being a strikeout pitcher...but even then, he goes deep into counts (2-2 or 3-2).  I would not mind seeing his strikeout numbers go down a little, replacing those with weak ground balls.

#20 Re: Southern Miss » Me swinging a golf club... brutal critiques welcome » 2018-01-08 18:46:05

Swung a golf club for the first time a few months ago at Top Golf.  I won't pick up a club again until I return to Top Golf.

Golf is a great sport for masochists.

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