“Someone’s going down at some point.”

If Nicholls could produce a nail biter last year in Athens, just imagine what Appalachian State might be capable of doing.

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41 responses to ““Someone’s going down at some point.”

  1. AusDawg85

    Oh Lord….with our history of negative “Firsts!”….

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  2. doofusdawg

    Another nooner for sure… gonna be hot. I’m sure Pittman and Chaney are licking their chops. Think we run for over 300. 34-17

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    • Russ

      I think we’ll line up like we’re going to run for over 300, with the receivers in tight and in the I formation. I just hope we don’t bounce off the pile of 18-20 people in the middle of the line like last year.

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  3. Bright Idea

    App State will surely get our team’s full attention. It’s the opener and their reputation precedes them. If we pull a UT like performance Kirby’s new name will be Booch.

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  4. If we were to lose to App State, the 600 level won’t be the only thing in Athens that’s smokin’ hot in September.

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  5. Napoleon BonerFart

    We’re the underdog! We’re not as talented as App State! Our line is a bunch of converted wide receivers! We’ve still got to establish our identity! Our QB can’t throw to his left with a wind to his back in the third quarter!

    Did I miss anything? Actually, the thing that worries me is exactly what happened with Nicholls last year. The players and coaches take the team lightly and refuse to adjust. If App State puts 9 men in the box and we insist on running inside the tackles against it, we probably won’t put many points up.

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  6. ATL Dawg

    Oh man…lose to App State in the opener and the fan base will explode.

    And that’s without even thinking about how many people are spending big bucks to go to South Bend the following week.

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  7. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    We cannot lose to App State. Can. NOT. I have a nephew that went there and I’ll never hear the end of it. Are you listening, Kirby?

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  8. The Dawg abides

    Hell, even Mark Richt was able to beat them handily at their place last season! How tough could they be?!! /😎

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  9. 92 grad

    Like some of you have pointed out, could easily be a nail biter if our staff insists on adhering to a scheme whether the opponent lets us or not. I sure hope we have the the right people calling the shots because if we don’t take advantage of what the opponent gives, it’ll be another season of “maybe next year”.

    The second a coach says “the play would work if you would man up and play harder” they’re screwed.

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    • Mayor

      The above quote is what several posters on this blog say all the time. Every time we lose to FU those same guys, instead of analyzing what really is wrong, say “man up” whatever the hell that means.

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  10. do not resuscitate

    “App State has questionable depth in certain areas (offensive line, nose tackle, linebacker)…”
    Run the ball.

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  11. 69Dawg

    Watched the U against them and they ran right through them. Now App St does have the kind of offense that has given Kirby fits even with the best players in college football. It might just be a shootout.

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    • Mayor

      69, with the O we showed last year if it becomes a shootout the Dawgs are going to be the team shot full of holes at the end.

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  12. PTC DAWG

    Sunbelt Funbelt

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  13. Hillbilly Dawg

    I’m a Dawg to be sure, but my son played at App 02-04 and there are coaches there still when he was playing ( Satterfield being one and Dale Jones of UT fame) App looks forward to playing P5 schools; always have. If even in a loss they figure to judge their own worth by how they can punish the big boys. UT last year, Michigan anyone? Auburn in 99….a 22-15 Auburn win in the fourth. They can be very tough at certain times.

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