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Facility Update
Louisiana has officially begun construction on the South End Zone project. Heavy equipment has moved in and the removal of all shrubbery and other objects that must be cleared have been removed.

The 55,000 sqft expansion to the IPF is expected to begin next week. It feels like this has been dragging along but it is good to get things underway.

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03-10-2014 01:44 PM
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Time waits for no athletic director, president, or negative recruiting. TooLame and Southern Miss have been telling prospects this will not happen. We shall see. Hud will have camps in again in NOLA, Lafayette, Shreveport. Maybe since USM is back stabbing we should have one in Gulf Port Miss.
03-10-2014 01:50 PM
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(03-10-2014 01:50 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Time waits for no athletic director, president, or negative recruiting. TooLame and Southern Miss have been telling prospects this will not happen. We shall see. Hud will have camps in again in NOLA, Lafayette, Shreveport. Maybe since USM is back stabbing we should have one in Gulf Port Miss.

They will try and do or say anything to try to hurt one of their biggest competitors for recruits. I am sure they say the same about South Al too.

Tulane is building a 26,000 seat stadium that they claim seats 30K but that is suites included. USM is still in dire financial trouble and has lost its hold on the Nola recruiting grounds.

Both of those programs are in trouble, although Tulane is trending upward.
03-10-2014 02:03 PM
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I likes it!04-cheers
03-10-2014 02:08 PM
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(03-10-2014 02:03 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 01:50 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Time waits for no athletic director, president, or negative recruiting. TooLame and Southern Miss have been telling prospects this will not happen. We shall see. Hud will have camps in again in NOLA, Lafayette, Shreveport. Maybe since USM is back stabbing we should have one in Gulf Port Miss.

They will try and do or say anything to try to hurt one of their biggest competitors for recruits. I am sure they say the same about South Al too.

Tulane is building a 26,000 seat stadium that they claim seats 30K but that is suites included. USM is still in dire financial trouble and has lost its hold on the Nola recruiting grounds.

Both of those programs are in trouble, although Tulane is trending upward.

USM recruiting has been hurt by USA adding football as well. USM has actively blocked sharing a conference with USA, but really it would probably help them financially. Not only would they have a visiting team that would travel well, especially as the rivalry intensified, but they would get more exposure in Mobile, which they need to be successful and to recruit well. USM exposure in Mobile has greatly diminished. I remember a time when USM stuff was all around Mobile. Those days are gone. USA adding football has really helped USA develop a brand more people are buying into, and one side effect is the diminishing USM presence here.
03-10-2014 02:11 PM
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(03-10-2014 02:03 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 01:50 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Time waits for no athletic director, president, or negative recruiting. TooLame and Southern Miss have been telling prospects this will not happen. We shall see. Hud will have camps in again in NOLA, Lafayette, Shreveport. Maybe since USM is back stabbing we should have one in Gulf Port Miss.

They will try and do or say anything to try to hurt one of their biggest competitors for recruits. I am sure they say the same about South Al too.

Tulane is building a 26,000 seat stadium that they claim seats 30K but that is suites included. USM is still in dire financial trouble and has lost its hold on the Nola recruiting grounds.

Both of those programs are in trouble, although Tulane is trending upward.

Because they played in the NEW C USA. This year the AAC, they better win those non conference games. I am pretty sure when they set them up they thought things would be easy, but no longer easy Duke, Rutgers, Ga Tech, and even SLU. No I do not think at the end of2014 there will be an upward trend.
03-10-2014 02:19 PM
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(03-10-2014 02:11 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 02:03 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 01:50 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Time waits for no athletic director, president, or negative recruiting. TooLame and Southern Miss have been telling prospects this will not happen. We shall see. Hud will have camps in again in NOLA, Lafayette, Shreveport. Maybe since USM is back stabbing we should have one in Gulf Port Miss.

They will try and do or say anything to try to hurt one of their biggest competitors for recruits. I am sure they say the same about South Al too.

Tulane is building a 26,000 seat stadium that they claim seats 30K but that is suites included. USM is still in dire financial trouble and has lost its hold on the Nola recruiting grounds.

Both of those programs are in trouble, although Tulane is trending upward.

USM recruiting has been hurt by USA adding football as well. USM has actively blocked sharing a conference with USA, but really it would probably help them financially. Not only would they have a visiting team that would travel well, especially as the rivalry intensified, but they would get more exposure in Mobile, which they need to be successful and to recruit well. USM exposure in Mobile has greatly diminished. I remember a time when USM stuff was all around Mobile. Those days are gone. USA adding football has really helped USA develop a brand more people are buying into, and one side effect is the diminishing USM presence here.

We BE fine with their diminishment.
03-10-2014 02:21 PM
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(03-10-2014 02:03 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  Tulane is building a 26,000 seat stadium that they claim seats 30K but that is suites included. USM is still in dire financial trouble and has lost its hold on the Nola recruiting grounds.

Both of those programs are in trouble, although Tulane is trending upward.

One might say that USM is clearly in trouble, but Tulane, no.

I'm truly sorry to see what's happened/happening at USM as they were a once-proud and nationally-recognized program in a number of sports, not the least of which, football. They've been hit with the triple whammy of lousy results on the football field, the expected loss of fan interest along with those lousy results, and their traditional rivals leaving them behind in a weakened C-USA. I just don't know how they go forward with any real expectations of capturing what's been lost. I guess winning would help.

Until recently, I had no idea just how much things sucked at Tulane for the last decade. Heck, the Monrovians put 63 point on the board against them and that wasn't in basketball.04-jawdrop

While Tulane has always had the money that most other universities do not, they were saddled with an administration that didn't view athletics as a plus. (Where have we heard that before?) I personally believe that their new stadium will be a huge plus for the fan base as their small crowds at the Dome made the place sound like playing in a tomb. I think they've turned the corner and if they can make a decent showing year in and year out in their new conference, they'll be a strong recruiting competitor for the Cajuns and S. Alabama in the gulf south.
03-10-2014 02:34 PM
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(03-10-2014 02:34 PM)CajunFanatico Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 02:03 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  Tulane is building a 26,000 seat stadium that they claim seats 30K but that is suites included. USM is still in dire financial trouble and has lost its hold on the Nola recruiting grounds.

Both of those programs are in trouble, although Tulane is trending upward.

One might say that USM is clearly in trouble, but Tulane, no.

I'm truly sorry to see what's happened/happening at USM as they were a once-proud and nationally-recognized program in a number of sports, not the least of which, football. They've been hit with the triple whammy of lousy results on the football field, the expected loss of fan interest along with those lousy results, and their traditional rivals leaving them behind in a weakened C-USA. I just don't know how they go forward with any real expectations of capturing what's been lost. I guess winning would help.

Until recently, I had no idea just how much things sucked at Tulane for the last decade. Heck, the Monrovians put 63 point on the board against them and that wasn't in basketball.04-jawdrop

While Tulane has always had the money that most other universities do not, they were saddled with an administration that didn't view athletics as a plus. (Where have we heard that before?) I personally believe that their new stadium will be a huge plus for the fan base as their small crowds at the Dome made the place sound like playing in a tomb. I think they've turned the corner and if they can make a decent showing year in and year out in their new conference, they'll be a strong recruiting competitor for the Cajuns and S. Alabama in the gulf south.
As Express has pointed out, that is a huge if. 4 wins is about the most the green ripple can hope for next year.
03-10-2014 08:00 PM
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RE: Facility Update
(03-10-2014 01:44 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  Louisiana has officially begun construction on the South End Zone project. Heavy equipment has moved in and the removal of all shrubbery and other objects that must be cleared have been removed.

The 55,000 sqft expansion to the IPF is expected to begin next week. It feels like this has been dragging along but it is good to get things underway.

IPF Expansion

That looks great. Every school that ups the ante puts pressure on the other guys to step up their game. We gotta get rid of that blasted track and put some endzone seats close to the field.
03-10-2014 08:27 PM
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