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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: October 03, 2022, 01:47:12 PM »
Warner is hitting .120 on the year and has hit above .200 in 4 of 13 matches. Since the Mizzou match nearly a month ago - easily her best of the year - she's hit .000 or negative in four of seven matches, which is just inexplicable. I'm sure Fritz expected more out of a top 25 national recruit, though we're probably seeing why she barely played at Florida.
I'd focus on 1st & 2nd contact on this team before any attackers hitting %.


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That's fair, but at some point, you've got to at least put a few down...

I only saw the third set in the sweep of ISU yesterday and the passing in that game alone went from okay in the first 5 minutes of the set to beyond awful for the next 5-10 minutes and then back to somewhere between acceptable and good for the last 5 minutes. Still, the passing was good enough to at least get Bolding/Fernholz some swings. And Myers had another solid match. 11 aces in three sets - not too shabby.

Looks like they tried out the freshman from Turkey on the right side for the first two sets and then went back to Warner for the last part of the second and the third (and, of course, she hit .000 on eight swings with two kills).

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 30, 2022, 08:30:44 AM »
Warner is hitting .120 on the year and has hit above .200 in 4 of 13 matches. Since the Mizzou match nearly a month ago - easily her best of the year - she's hit .000 or negative in four of seven matches, which is just inexplicable. I'm sure Fritz expected more out of a top 25 national recruit, though we're probably seeing why she barely played at Florida.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:19:31 PM »
Jesus Christ  :flush:

What? Being swept by Tech?

I'd argue that wasn't too surprising (Tech's probably an NCAA team this year - bubble for sure). If/when we lose vs. Iowa State and WVU in the next week, that'll definitely be worth a "well, there's always next year..." (except it's Fritz, so not really).

The fact that you're cool with getting swept by a team that came off back to back 5 setters against West Virginia and Texas Rio Grande Valley, who lost, 3-1, to Oral Roberts, is all we need to know about the state of this program. We're probably the worst program in the conference.

Didn't say I was cool with it, but it was on the road against a team that will make and/or be close to making NCAAs (they made it last year). Fritz has been mostly losing those types of matches for most of the past decade.

I wouldn't say we're the worst program (especially given the upcoming new facilities), but that's certainly a potential reality in a few years if Mean Gene won't dump Fritz. And, considering the extension/raise he just gave Hughes for a .360 league record after 4 years and zero finishes better than 7th in the Big 12, it's hard to see him getting rid of Fritz anytime soon.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 29, 2022, 03:18:03 PM »
Jesus Christ  :flush:

What? Being swept by Tech?

I'd argue that wasn't too surprising (Tech's probably an NCAA team this year - bubble for sure). If/when we lose vs. Iowa State and WVU in the next week, that'll definitely be worth a "well, there's always next year..." (except it's Fritz, so not really).


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Kansas State Football / Re: OU game thread
« on: September 24, 2022, 09:07:31 PM »
College football is nuts. Tulane might lose to Southern Miss tonight

It's a rivalry game for whatever that's worth. Southern Miss balling out for the honor of Brett Favre

Have this game on another TV- the names on the back of the Southern Miss jerseys are insane

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 23, 2022, 03:16:29 PM »
Those are fantastic, give credit to Suzie for not letting Nike outfit us in those detached sleeve horrors they have everyone else in.

Where's Aliyah in those photos?

Probably skipped the photo session to work on her inevitable transfer...

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Jason Whitlock
« on: September 21, 2022, 04:12:51 PM »
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My favorite part is the bit where he describes what "Kaepernick disease" is, then says it's been around for 10 years and then notes that it's basically the same thing as what LeBron and Muhammad Ali did during their careers.

My second favorite part is him saying that "Kaepernick disease" is what ruined Josh Rosen's career. Yeah, definitely that and not the fact that he was a terrible, terrible QB.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 20, 2022, 04:34:53 PM »
Maybe they should move Carter to OPP
I think she's getting frustrated and not making good decisions caused by a whole bunch of out of system volleyball.  It's a tough way to play the game.  Not sure how a right handed OPP would fare in conference play.


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Bingo

I think there's truth to that, but it's not like there wasn't a bunch of out of system play last year too and she managed to overcome that (most of the time). Personally, I think there's something else going on (whatever that might be).

But, it all falls in line with a Fritz team - never know what the hell will happen in any given match (including the star player of the past two years  not playing in favor of a lightly recruited freshman).

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Kansas State Football / Re: No trust on offense
« on: September 18, 2022, 10:16:05 PM »
I don't think it's clear Warner is the "least athletic" WR. He might not be the fastest but he's really good at YAC and definitely seems to do more in space on offense than Brooks at least. However, he is white.
Will just have to agree to disagree on Brooks vs. Warner in space (do agree on the white part though).

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Kansas State Football / Re: No trust on offense
« on: September 18, 2022, 09:52:57 PM »
What was weird yesterday was us running those motion plays for Warner. I mean, nice kid and all, but he's clearly the least athletic WR we have. Why we ran those plays for Warner (vs. Knowles/Brooks, etc.) is bizarre to me. Maybe they were trying to setup something else that never came to fruition, but even then - get the ball in the hands of your most dynamic playmakers.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 18, 2022, 09:42:52 PM »
After losing to both Rice and No. 17 Creighton this weekend, we finish the non-conference at 9-4. It's a pisser because we had a good chance at a quality win vs. Rice and blew a 2-0 lead. The passing continues to break down at various points in most of our matches and, when that happens, we lose the ability to use our middles most of the time and they've been the most efficient - by far - this year.

It's been a weird year - Carter has essentially been benched and hasn't played regularly for the last 2-3 weeks (and, to be fair to Fritz, Carter's numbers this year have been pretty bad in most matches). The frosh from Nebraska is hitting at a much, much better clip as Carter's replacement, but we are getting zero from the opposite hitters. When the passing breaks down, we're back to the OHs sending shots over that, most of the time, have no chance to land as kills.

Still, to be at 9-4 at this point given that our best player has regressed badly and we're playing a libero at setter is actually somewhat impressive. If Fritz can play .500 level ball in the Big 12, we should have a decent chance at an NCAA berth (though, as of now, we don't really have any high quality wins).

We're home against fringe top 25 KU on Saturday - will be insightful as to where we're likely headed the rest of the year.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 05:16:22 PM »
Our offensive output today is worse than every game with the Howard/Mess combo except for the ISU shutout in 2020.

Let that sink in...

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 05:04:28 PM »
Is Messinham holding Klein at gunpoint in the press box? AM is not playing well, but that doesn't mean we have to be this predictable.

The playcalling is fine.  The execution at QB is a damn nightmare.

On balance AM is worde than the playcalling, but the latter hasn't been great this game either
When you can’t call like 90% of your pass plays there’s only so much a play caller can do.

The coaches know what they have to work with and if they can't adapt that's on them. Our ofense looked better with Will Howard and Messingham calling plays last year. That's pathetic.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 04:55:13 PM »
We're averaging 4.6 ypp on offense - in this Era of college football, that's terrible. AM is responsible for some of this, but Klein needs to figure out how to be better if this is the version of AM that we're going to get.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 04:51:57 PM »
Is Messinham holding Klein at gunpoint in the press box? AM is not playing well, but that doesn't mean we have to be this predictable.

The playcalling is fine.  The execution at QB is a damn nightmare.

On balance AM is worde than the playcalling, but the latter hasn't been great this game either

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 04:49:46 PM »
Is Messinham holding Klein at gunpoint in the press box? AM is not playing well, but that doesn't mean we have to be this predictable.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 04:12:06 PM »
Blame whatever, but the Martinez at Nebraska has yet to appear for Kstate.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Tulane
« on: September 17, 2022, 03:09:10 PM »
Before the narrative gets started, there are open receivers down field, Adrian is afraid to throw the ball and his short throws are off target.

Horse crap play call on 4th and less than a yard.

Ding, ding, ding...

This offense will be stagnant as long as Martinez cant/won't make a throw longer than 5 yards.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Possible WW3 thread
« on: September 15, 2022, 12:59:25 PM »
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Have they found Carbone in the meat truck yet?

Quick interuption - this was an excellent post.

Carry on...

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Wow, it still hurts thinking about how we would have crushed Tennessee in the national championship game.

I've seen many Cat fans say this.  But i was just a kid.  How good was Tennessee that year?  I have no context.  Seems like they were good

Tennesee was a fine team. But... K-State was better in virtually every respect. Tennesee was a run-heavy offense with two good RBs (Travis Henry and Travis Stephens) and a decent, but not great QB in Tee Martin. That run-heavy game played into K-State's defensive strength - very stout against the run. On the other side, K-State would have been - probably by a fair margin - the most dynamic offense (and probably the most efficient as well) Tennesee had seen that year.

The K-State fan sentiment is probably amplified by the Cats absolutely mauling Tennesee two years later in the Cotton Bowl (even though they were obviously two completely different teams).

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 13, 2022, 12:24:09 PM »
Stop triggering me
It's just such a no brainer. 


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Maybe we can talk the 12 volleyball season tix holders into all emailing Mean Gene to let him know that K-State does, in fact, have former student-athletes in the coaching ranks. Then, he might avoid giving Fritz a Hughes-esque extension and then Dawn can finally come home (unlike Rob Vaughn).

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Volleyball
« on: September 02, 2022, 01:03:40 PM »
Beat a not-very-good Syracuse team 3-1 yesterday - from the box score, the OHs were on fire and there were very few swings for everyone else. 

Face a tougher-than-it-looks North Florida team today that had No. 13 Florida on the ropes last week. Then, a top 30ish UCF team tomorrow - should be the best barometer of the potential for this team so far in the season.

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In the last 20 years, there are probably fewer than 10 QBs at any level who could make that through at the end of the video against Ohio... rolling to his left, off balance and throws a dart 60 yards down the field.

 :D

Touche

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In the last 20 years, there are probably fewer than 10 QBs at any level who could make that through at the end of the video against Ohio... rolling to his left, off balance and throws a dart 60 yards down the field.

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Kansas State Football / Re: BSFS Expansion Thread
« on: August 31, 2022, 04:42:24 PM »
The dev was 20 years old. Vanier was dozed just a few years after it was renovated. The east side is now 25 years old and we keep changing the furniture to try to bring it up to date.

Bring back oscar to implode the east side, and build something new before you do any long term connection to the practice facility.

No idea how much was spent on the east side back in the day, but to tear it off and build a new, nicer east side with an enclosed concourse etc would probably cost 75+ million? Not sure if there's much appetite to spend that kind of cash, especially after just spending 125 million on volleyball/olympic sports/south endzone/practice facility.

$12.8 million... Urick was such a loser. Weiser too.

https://247sports.com/college/kansas-state/LongFormArticle/Kansas-State-football-Bill-Snyder-Family-Stadium-continues-to-go-through-facelifts-over-its-storied-history--146203586/#146203586_8

wow even for `98 that's such an insanely low number.

And at the absolute peak of enthusiasm for the program too.

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