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  • Gophers make it to the Rose Bowl

    10 7.58%
  • Gophers win Big 10 West

    23 17.42%
  • Gophers win 9+ games

    45 34.09%
  • Gophers win 8+ games

    50 37.88%
  • Gophers win 7 games plus a bowl win

    22 16.67%
  • PJ wins all end of 1st and 3rd quarter races to other end of field

    6 4.55%
  • Gophers have a successful turkey drive

    3 2.27%
  • Gophers beat a talented Maryland Team

    4 3.03%
  • Gophers beat Wisconsin again

    25 18.94%
  • Gophers wear anthracite more than once

    4 3.03%
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    If you have mediocre regular seasons you’ll draw a mediocre bowl opponent, generally. If you have good regular seasons you’ll generally draw a tough opponent and implies the team has already been built in many to most cases. Building a competitive program requires...wins...which leads to recruiting and more wins. We are both into captain obvious territory. I was specifically addressing your last paragraph. I suppose one person’s “built” is another’s starter home.


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    all I'm saying is this:

    given a choice, I would rather see the Gophers win the last game of the season as opposed to losing the last game of the season.

    now, obviously, there can be all kinds of circumstances and situations that play into the equation. I will stipulate that, in certain situations, a regular-season victory could be seen as a "better" win than a bowl game victory.

    But, all things being relatively equal, I still want the Gophers to win the last game of the season. because it's the last game of the season. Doesn't have to be a bowl game. if the Gophers are 4-7 going into the last game of the season, I still want them to win that game. Just a thing with me. You don't have to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    all I'm saying is this:

    given a choice, I would rather see the Gophers win the last game of the season as opposed to losing the last game of the season.

    now, obviously, there can be all kinds of circumstances and situations that play into the equation. I will stipulate that, in certain situations, a regular-season victory could be seen as a "better" win than a bowl game victory.

    But, all things being relatively equal, I still want the Gophers to win the last game of the season. because it's the last game of the season. Doesn't have to be a bowl game. if the Gophers are 4-7 going into the last game of the season, I still want them to win that game. Just a thing with me. You don't have to agree.
    Yeah I get this, to an extent. If we won the conference title for example and then lost the Rose Bowl, it would be fine. But on the flip side, it's always nice winning that last game. It makes the offseason seem a little better when you can think back about going out on a high note.
    You guys are playing like this is some throw away game up in Rochester.

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    Winning a nationally televised bowl game > winning a game against Illinois (and maybe even Maryland).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoofin View Post
    Iíve heard they teach math different now, but this is getting out of hand

    Does this fix it for you SpoonFin?

    Some guy -For the life of me I canít understand how someone could possibly think 9-3 with a bowl win is a better season than 10-2 with a bowl loss.
    Likewise, I canít understand how someone could possibly think 7-5 with a bowl win is better than 8-4 with a bowl loss.[/QUOTE]

    TALON - A 9-3 with a bowl win = 10 -3. The bowl game could pit the Gophers against a high ranked team outside of your conference.

    You will should be on TV, make some bowl money & earn some status.
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  6. #96

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSUsTALON View Post
    Does this fix it for you SpoonFin?

    Some guy -For the life of me I canít understand how someone could possibly think 9-3 with a bowl win is a better season than 10-2 with a bowl loss.
    Likewise, I canít understand how someone could possibly think 7-5 with a bowl win is better than 8-4 with a bowl loss.

    TALON - A 9-3 with a bowl win = 10 -3. The bowl game could pit the Gophers against a high ranked team outside of your conference.

    You will should be on TV, make some bowl money & earn some status.
    Simple addition only took you two tries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoofin View Post
    Simple addition only took you two tries.
    Go GSU!
    It only took me one try to fix the 9-2 thing but went back and added more to the post.

    As long as you are satisfied, Spoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSUsTALON View Post
    It only took me one try to fix the 9-2 thing but went back and added more to the post.

    As long as you are satisfied, Spoon

    GO, Gophers!
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    Here are my reasons for feeling confident about a 9-10 win season:

    The Gophers did it in 2016 with a similarly weak schedule and I think we were close to the 10th win that year. It happens! I can still see all the empty seats at the 9th win, the Northwestern game and I was thinking uh-oh someone is going to lose their job.

    Seniors Carter Coughlin and Tyler Johnson. These two young men are special and they will be men among boys this year. Fleck needs them to be drafted as high as possible so I expect them to be showcased.

    Antoine Winfield. He will stay healthy this year and if you watch him at all you know he is going to dominate.

    Rashod Bateman. For reasons already discussed he will be a difference maker while Johnson is earning his money drawing the double team.

    Big Dan. Say no more.

    The running game with Brooks and Smith. Watching Brooks run with patience last year at the Indiana game was a thing of beauty. When he is finally ready this year I expect he will be even more patient with his blockers. Rodney Smith same thing. Mo is going to be beast like and move some piles again.

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    The season will be a smashing success if the Gophers curb stomp gsu. Actually, I really, really want another victory against Wisconsin and 8 wins prior to that game. Would be fabulous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fan of Ray Williams View Post
    The season will be a smashing success if the Gophers curb stomp gsu. Actually, I really, really want another victory against Wisconsin and 8 wins prior to that game. Would be fabulous.
    Good Man! I'm glad you used the term "IF" in your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSUsTALON View Post
    Good Man! I'm glad you used the term "IF" in your post.
    If we are 2-0 going into the game and win, what will our record be?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GSUsTALON View Post
    Good Man! I'm glad you used the term "IF" in your post.
    Among other wins the Gophers will Double Monkey Stomp GSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face The Facts View Post
    It really comes down to who the wins and losses were against and other factors like injuries.

    Say we lose a non-conference game because of an injury, but two weeks later the backup starts to play better than the starter who was hurt.
    That loss to random MAC school looks bad, but when you are beating an SEC team in a Bowl game, suddenly you feel better with that than if you beat the MAC team and got blown out by Auburn.

    It's more of a question of do you want your team to beat teams they should beat and lose to teams who you would be more likely to lose to.
    Or
    Would you sooner take a bad loss, but avenge that by beating a top 10 / top 25 team.
    On the positive side - in previous seasons a key injury or two would cost the Gophers winnable games. This 2019 class seem to have better team depth overall for the next man up to be a factor. I'd be disappointed with anything less than a seven win season plus a bowl victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salzie View Post
    8 Wins at least one trophy
    7 wins if we get axe and floyd
    +1


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