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Will the Vandy game be the 1st big turnout for the BBN?

Posted: 7/6/2014 12:54 PM

Will the Vandy game be the 1st big turnout for the BBN? 


I know it will be the 1st SEC game but will the crowd be hyped and ready for some revenge ..? I hope we can win this one big and get some momentum going. This game is as important as any one the schedule and we need to show them we are ready to start climbing the SEC ladder.
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Posted: 7/6/2014 12:58 PM

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Kinda hard to get really up for Vandy, I think, but I agree that it's a very important game.  SEC game, opportunity to show real improvement on both sides of the ball, not to mention chance to make big plays on special teams.  Yeah, the crowd absolutely should be into the spirit.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 6:36 AM

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Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't we lost to vandy 3 times in succession- if true then why in the world would we have a hard time getting up for them??
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Posted: 7/7/2014 10:14 AM

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lifeblue wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't we lost to vandy 3 times in succession- if true then why in the world would we have a hard time getting up for them??
Yes we have and the cumulative score is something like 114 to 14 for the three games. Embarrassing!!

I for one want to see that wrong, righted and the universe placed back in the proper order.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 11:28 AM

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We need a big turnout for UT Martin and Ohio.  Those games should be fun.

It's strange to be playing Vandy this early, so you don't really know what to expect.  Most Vandy games have been chilly and with not much to play for.  But as the SEC home opener I think fans will show up big--especially if it's a night game.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 11:36 AM

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You're certainly right about the night game but TV calls the shots and numerous games in Sept over the last couple of years were changed to day games. I think one game was switched to night from daytime. I like this set-up in the schedule and the last half is tough. But there's no way to design an ideal schedule in the SEC, it is what it is but I like the changes. My hope is that Neal has the offense humming early in the season and we go into the game with a healthy OL.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 1:32 PM

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I was under the impression that there would be no night games at CWS this year due to construction and lighting being removed. Does anyone know if that is the case?
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Posted: 7/7/2014 3:05 PM

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From what I was told in the past the stadium will have no lighting for a night game. However if construction is moving faster than expected its possible, but unlikely.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 4:12 PM

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I didn't catch that.  That's hard on tailgating and potentially hard on attendance during Keeneland.  

That would seem to put us in the early slot (noon/1pm) all year.  You couldn't guarantee you'd finish a game before dark if you start at 4 pm.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 4:23 PM

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Valid points. From looking at past pictures of the construction it seems some lights are already been taking down. If I remember correctly new lights are suppose to be on top of the new press box.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 10:37 PM

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A 2-10 team with no conference wins shouldn't have trouble getting up for Paducah T'man or L'ville Male.
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Kinda hard to get really up for Vandy, I think, but I agree that it's a very important game.  SEC game, opportunity to show real improvement on both sides of the ball, not to mention chance to make big plays on special teams.  Yeah, the crowd absolutely should be into the spirit.

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Posted: 7/7/2014 10:43 PM

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We'll know when we've developed a REAL football program when we don't need to schedule football as a 2nd fiddle to the ponies. Not one other SEC school has anything in the way of sports that takes priority over their football games---not even Vandy.

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I didn't catch that.  That's hard on tailgating and potentially hard on attendance during Keeneland.  

That would seem to put us in the early slot (noon/1pm) all year.  You couldn't guarantee you'd finish a game before dark if you start at 4 pm.

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Posted: 7/8/2014 6:53 AM

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djkycat wrote: I didn't catch that.  That's hard on tailgating and potentially hard on attendance during Keeneland.  


You are almost certainly right and that is sad.  Keeneland should be the one worried abut the football schedule.
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Posted: 7/8/2014 8:16 AM

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JimCats wrote:
We'll know when we've developed a REAL football program when we don't need to schedule football as a 2nd fiddle to the ponies. Not one other SEC school has anything in the way of sports that takes priority over their football games---not even Vandy.



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Which other SEC town has a significant & economically important alternative sporting event going on the same day as football?
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Posted: 7/8/2014 7:42 PM

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JimCats wrote:
We'll know when we've developed a REAL football program when we don't need to schedule football as a 2nd fiddle to the ponies. Not one other SEC school has anything in the way of sports that takes priority over their football games---not even Vandy.

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I didn't catch that.  That's hard on tailgating and potentially hard on attendance during Keeneland.  

That would seem to put us in the early slot (noon/1pm) all year.  You couldn't guarantee you'd finish a game before dark if you start at 4 pm.

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Personally, I don't give a rat about horses.  I'd simply prefer every game be a night game.  The atmosphere is much better as the crowd has more time to marinate. Football, the KING of all human sports plays second fiddle to NO other sport.
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Posted: 7/8/2014 9:16 PM

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maroon14ukneku wrote: Kinda hard to get really up for Vandy, 

Seriously? 

They've been beating the Cats' asses senseless the last couple of years, and even ran up the score last year. Guarantee Stoops is UP (way up) even though Franklin got out of Dodge. 

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Posted: 7/8/2014 9:17 PM

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jredmond wrote: I was under the impression that there would be no night games at CWS this year due to construction and lighting being removed. Does anyone know if that is the case?
That does not sound familiar, but I can't tell you off the top of my head whether it's true. 

Good question. I'll try to find out.
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Posted: 7/8/2014 9:50 PM

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Answer from UK on the night games question...

"Jeff, night games are possible. First two home games were given day times by TV. As usual, after that it will be a week-to-week selection process. Last five home games could be day or night."
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Posted: 7/9/2014 12:24 AM

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gerntz wrote:
JimCats wrote:
We'll know when we've developed a REAL football program when we don't need to schedule football as a 2nd fiddle to the ponies. Not one other SEC school has anything in the way of sports that takes priority over their football games---not even Vandy.



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Which other SEC town has a significant & economically important alternative sporting event going on the same day as football?
I was just trying to think of any but there isn't.  Certainly nothing as important as Keeneland.




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Posted: 7/9/2014 4:26 PM

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gerntz wrote:
JimCats wrote:
We'll know when we've developed a REAL football program when we don't need to schedule football as a 2nd fiddle to the ponies. Not one other SEC school has anything in the way of sports that takes priority over their football games---not even Vandy.



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Very good point.  I would add that Keeneland doesn't race at night.  Plenty of SEC teams play I night.  I actually prefer it until late November.
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Posted: 7/9/2014 11:41 PM

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Well, if what I see daily is any indication, we will be seeing night games.  Lights are mounted on brackets and the braces on the upper corners have been set.  Would not surprise me to see them start mounting them in the next few weeks.  I can send pics to anyone who cares to post since I can't.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 3:17 AM

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TV almost ensures that there will be 2-3 night games, I believe.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 8:29 AM

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Temporary lights have been brought to night games by networks for stadiums w/o lights many times.  Pretty sure few if any B10 schools have lights.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 5:24 PM

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I could be wrong about this -- I am wrong so very often -- but I seem to THINK that due to a rather unusual quirk in the schedule this year, we do not have any home games when Keeneland is running,  Is that true?  I actually tried to plan for that doubleheader and think I came up empty.

But, back to the original question -- I would certainly except CWS to be at its craziest for the Vandy game this year whether it is day or night.  I can already taste that first SEC win, and I fully expect it to be in this game.

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Posted: 7/10/2014 8:41 PM

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The Ohio game should have decent turnout.  Ohio has been to a bowl game since 2009.  I think Ohio still has the same coach they have had for a few years.  Vandy will draw a bigger crowd then the Ohio game but I see quite a few people coming to the Ohio game to a get a decent glimpse of what this team is capable of.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 8:55 PM

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I'm so pumped about this one it's crazy. Day or night it's Woodford reserve , big blue gear and some crazy dudes from the hills ready to watch the big blue step up and handle their biz. I'm thinking UK will set the tone for the season with a big win and solid showing. I just hope we do not overlook Ohio on the way to this one.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 11:39 AM

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Bigbluesea90 wrote: The Ohio game should have decent turnout.  Ohio has been to a bowl game since 2009.  I think Ohio still has the same coach they have had for a few years.  Vandy will draw a bigger crowd then the Ohio game but I see quite a few people coming to the Ohio game to a get a decent glimpse of what this team is capable of.
We should not forget that our last game against Ohio was a loss--in my mind the low point of the Rich Brooks era.  I could not believe we could lose to a team with only three cheerleaders (plus a mascot of indeterminate species).  WE OWE THEM
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Posted: 7/12/2014 12:04 PM

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We overpowered Kent State two years ago and they almost made a bcs bowl (a loss from NIU by 7 sealed their fate). I do not worry about the vast majority of these non-bcs teams. I think in the end our line is too overpowering and our tailbacks are too talented. That is assuming we do not have a passing game. Ohio and UTM will be very fun games to watch because I believe Neil Brown will use these games to test out the air raid offense with his new QB. Whoever comes to these two games will have a lot of fun with our offense putting up a ton of points.
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Posted: 7/12/2014 12:05 PM

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Sorry for the double points but I believe we put up over 80 points between the first two games.
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Posted: 7/12/2014 2:07 PM

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Kentucky40 wrote: Sorry for the double points but I believe we put up over 80 points between the first two games.
I sure hope so...
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