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    FOOTBALL What does the MT/WKU rivalry mean to you?

    For me, most of the excitement was reading about in the storied past. In the 50s and 60s, Western WAS the OVC! Especially with legends of Edgar A. Diddle Sr. (BTW his son was a head basketball coach at MTSC in late 1950s, before Ken Trickey) and later John Oldham coached WKU (Oldham last led...
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    FOOTBALL Are any of you guys going to the WKU game?

    I’m observing Toughlove and practicing social distancing from this unmitigated mess. It’s time to make another voice heard.
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    FOOTBALL Staff Predictions for MT/UTSA

    FABULOUS Question! Half a billion in 2020 dollars is really the bare minimum for a university endowment to be relevant as an academic institution that has the reach of a regional institution, such as MT. Really, it isn’t much money to go around but it’s an enormous amount of money for one...
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    FOOTBALL Middle Tennessee @ (RV) UTSA (CBSSN), 7PM Friday, September 25, 2020

    UTSA won’t be a top half team in C-USA at the end of the season. They may be 3-0 at this moment, but this team isn’t going to be a championship team this year. UAB will likely be their next loss and think that’s next week. Their defense didn’t break, but it sure looked gassed at times...
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    Best Case Scenario - unfortunately

    Frankly, the time for the proverbial “root canal” was 2012 whenever we were boat raced at Arkansas State for a Sun Belt regular season championship and we lost 0-45. Or with our loss in the Armed Forces bowl game with Navy the following year in Forth Worth. 2020 is far too late for a “root...
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    FOOTBALL Staff Predictions for MT/UTSA

    MTLynn makes an interesting observation about the dynamics of a MT/TSU merger. It makes more logical sense now than it ever had at the state level. The consortium has existed since the 1980s and combined with the JUCO 2+2/TN Promise (drive to 55 that Haslam championed) programs that are now in...
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    FOOTBALL Staff Predictions for MT/UTSA

    I think we improve this week because it’s a C-USA game, and UTSA isn’t that strong given competition they have played to date. Will it be enough? Perhaps, IF we quit turning the ball over and play basic football and be at least +1 on turnovers. We compete! However, If we don’t win this one...
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    What’s your revised prediction for the rest of the season?

    Hope we save enough face to escape with 2 wins and major changes be required. MT has never gone winless in a season and would like to keep it that way. We’ve had 1-win seasons before (1979 comes to mind where we defeated Tenn Tech 17-14 to escape). Think that was Boots first year. We are...
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    FOOTBALL Wish they would take calls in the post game show

    I listened to post game show on 1450 WGNS and it reminded me of handling I’d expect a NCAA D-3 or NAIA program to have. WANT 98.9 FM in Lebanon has better post game of Cumberland University Football than dropped calls or the “gremlins” euphemism as described. Three dropped calls I viewed as...
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    FOOTBALL Guesses for actual attendance Saturday?

    This sounds about right: I’d say announced 7,125 and actual would be 3,969 with about 1/3 of those in attendance being Troy Trojan fans.
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    FOOTBALL Worst weather conditions you've experienced at a Middle game?

    In 1994 while in the OVC, MT played at Murray and had a similar monsoon to last years Florida International game. Think MT pulled it out and won 23-21 and one couldn’t see the (old) Kroger that was across the street from Roy Stewart Stadium. For those who haven’t seen Murray’s football stadium...
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    FOOTBALL Conference Descrambler

    My preferred conference mates are: 1. Marshall, 2. Western Kentucky, 3.USM, 4. UAB, 5. La Tech, 6.Georgia Southern, 7. Appalachian State, 8. Arkansas State, 9. UNC-Charlotte. If 12 team conference, I would add Lafayette and ODU to the list. Travel would be more Mid-South focused, plus...
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    FOOTBALL First MTSU football game you attended...

    Yes it was and remember going to game fairly well. The Tech-Middle games were special to me growing up. That game was from the “Boot ‘em” season: Boots first season. At one time, had a MT Bumper Sticker that had the silver helmet logo from 1979. I was still elementary school age. Think we...
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    FOOTBALL First MTSU football game you attended...

    It was an “ouch” game! Lost 7-14 to the Mean Green. If there were ever a game lost on a single play, this was it. Interception returned all the way back for a touchdown 99 yards. Pick 6. Instead of 14-0, it became 7-7 and North Texas scored to make the margin. Made us 0-5 all time against...
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    FOOTBALL First MTSU football game you attended...

    My earliest MT Football memory: would have been a home game against Murray State while Ben Hurt being coach. Helmets had MT block letters and the State of Tennessee emblem. I remember Mike Robinson being on this team and my folks knew his parents at church to watch. Thinking 1977, was a small...
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    Blue Raider Mike

    Godspeed, Blue Raider Mike. Prayers and blessings to all your family through the days ahead. He provided great insight and was a fine contributor to our board; he will be missed. He fought the good fight and finished the course in this journey we call life.
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    BASKETBALL Middle Tennessee vs Southern Miss, 5PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Blue Raiders take down the Golden Eagles!! Three wins of our eight this season. Folks, that is good as it gets for 2019-20. Think about that, Chris Massaro. We challenge you as AD to do proper due diligence for our great university.
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    BASKETBALL McDevit needs to make some roster moves

    What we need are players to make better basketball choices. That’s accomplished with more intentional coaching and (re)teaching details of the game. Little things like crisp passing drills, working the ball inside, using close to the full clock per possession, get fouled and make free throws...
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    BASKETBALL Bonus Play

    Agree! I would be proud of that NCAA banner!! I can hear Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” in the Monte Hale/Jimmy Earle Arena, much like the Blues NHL run last year. Or, we could play “Top of the World” by the Carpenters as our victory song! A .500 record would never be more grand!! Even ESPN...
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    BASKETBALL Bonus Play

    Totally agree. I like the OVC and WCC’s 8 team setup. Eight is enough and here’s why: As much as I (and most everyone else) likes Cinderella stories of 15/2 (like ours against Michigan State) and 14/3 upsets in NCAAs, and never forget 16/1 UMBC upset over Virginia, the conference tournament...