2017 Team Thread

Carl Spackler
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:47 pm

Jerry Garcia wrote:We ought to go with those giant sideline cardboard things with a random picture in each of the four quadrants. Except ours, when it's 1st down at our own 10 yd line would have four identical giant

-7

in each quadrant. We'll show 'em what tipping is about.


That's the old "we will take what the give us" unless it's a pass in the 4th quarter and we want to run it for -4 into a nine in the box defense.

sameoldlama
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:03 pm

sameoldlama wrote:That surprised me Shore - so I did some more digging (way back in the old days a big recruiting tool of PSU was to say that every player who used their full eligibility under Paterno either played for a MNC or on an undefeated team - and that got broke late 80s) - but here are 20 years back

95 - 13th, 96 - 7th, 97 - 16th, 98 - 17th, 99 - 11th
00 - UR, 01 UR, 02 - 16th, 03 - UR, 04 - UR
05 - 3rd, 06 - 24th, 07 - UR, 08 - 8th, 09 - 9th
10 - UR, 11 - UR, 12- UR, 13 - UR, 14 UR

So in a 20 year span
Top 10 - 4 times
10 -25 - 6 times
Unranked - 10 times (3 you could assign to sanctions) - still in that span PSU was as likely to be unranked as Top 25.

I'm sure if I look at the 75 - 95 you'll see a significant difference


75-94

75 -10th, 76 - 23rd, 77 - 5th, 78 - 4th, 79 - 20th
80 - 8th, 81 - 3rd, 82 - 1st, 83 - UR, 84 - UR
85 - 3rd, 86 - 1st, 87 - 21st, 88 - UR, 89 - 15th
90 - 11th, 91 - 3rd, 92 - UR, 93 - 8th, 94 - 2nd (but should be 1st)

20 year span
Top 10 - 11 times
Top 11-25 - 5 times
UR - 4 times

That's a drop off.

PSUgrower
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby PSUgrower » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:01 pm

The 2 games we lost were winnable! That is disheartening at this point. The OSU game was a sure win and the MSU game was a coin flip. We would possibly in a Championship contention if we won that OSU game. How I hate OSU!!! Next year we break their faces

sameoldlama
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:01 am

PSU would get into playoff had they won either MSU or OSU game. Win the both and B1? and they may have been # 1 seed.

So close yet so far.

Carl Spackler
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Carl Spackler » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:30 pm

To imagine how far we have progressed from being reported DOA in 2012. I prefer KIA by the NCAA but we were not quite yet dead.

A credit to team and staff for over-performing to an extent but not having quite enough to crest the top of the hill.

Having done so much with such a burden placed on us the thought of what is next given the sanctions grow further in the rear view mirror is appealing yet a bit surprising. What will the staff do with such a plethora of riches in recruiting? Only next years team will demonstrate.