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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 22:31
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    Yeah, that was one of those other low moments in Wolfpack history! And I agree. I do not understand why UNC-G dominated us on the boards. Their second chance point opportunities kept them in the game in the first half when our offense clicked, and then having let them hang around, they took control when they basically hit most everything they put up, at which point, rebound opportunities became scarce! Ken
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  • Prowling Woofie's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 22:03
    Prowling Woofie replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    Abu and Yurtseven had one rebound each. ONE !!! Boys better grow some balls before league play. If UNCG boxes our guys completely off the boards, imagine what ACC teams will do. G’boro is now 3-60 versus ACC teams. We are now one of those three. Almost as bad as losing to Campbell back in the Les Robinson days 😋
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 20:15
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    You are correct about Beverly playing all 40 minutes. But, he wasn't alone. Al Freeman also played all 40 minutes. The only reserves who got into the game were Omer Yertseven and Sam Hunt. And Yertseven only logged 13 minutes of game time, which I don't understand considering how effective he was in the limited action he saw. We had only seven players enter the game! By contrast, UNC-G had an active roster of ten. That can make a huge difference for the reasons you said. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 19:54
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    I can come up with a few lower points in Wolfpack history! One in recent times is a season opening home loss to William & Mary 85-68, in year where the Tribe did not qualify for the NCAA tournament! That happened in the 2015-16 season, in one of those sign posts in the road leading to the self-destruction of Mark Gottfried. UNC-G earned an at large selection to the NCAA Tournament last season, and that team essentially returned for this season. They are expected to be very good in the Southern Conference. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 18:39
    LSmith replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    The stats have us 7-20 at 35% from behind the arc which is not terrible but allowing UNCG to shoot 50% from 3 is. Without Johnson and I also noticed Batts not on the stat sheet left Beverely playing all 40 minutes. That explains a lot. Cannot play at the pace we play with one pg and only 7 players. With our limited roster we played with today I would not consider losing to this UNCG team at home an "all time low" but certainly not good.
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  • Matt Nicholson's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 17:46
    Matt Nicholson replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    There is no way to sugar coat a home loss to UNCG. This is an all-time low point for the program.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 13:07
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    You know, we actually had a chance to tie this game, with the ball in hand and eight seconds to go, Al Freeman dribbled into a turnover, vice pass to a perimeter shooter. Even a long three point try would have given us a chance. I'm amazed, given the events of the second half, that we even had a chance to tie this game. The final score ended up being 81-76, and that final margin took a tremendous late surge by the Pack. They shot lights out, and we couldn't throw it in the ocean, for the critical first 12 minutes of the second half, and even the last five minutes of the first half. Ken
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  • Prowling Woofie's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 13:00
    Prowling Woofie replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    Conference wins will be scarce unless shooting improves GREATLY. UNCG (and ex-Cheater Wes Miller) had no problem with the Pack once they went to zone, because State can’t shoot. Only third win vs ACC in school history, but 15-0 run st the beginning of the second half sealed this one. No worries - House Money this year...
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 12:58
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    Wow! I know UNC-G is a good team, but for the first 12 minutes of the second half, they shot over 71% from the floor, most of those shots being three's! Combine that with just 10% shooting over that same timeframe for the Pack, and it's no wonder the Spartans blitzed out to a double digit lead. There was a stretch during this time that UNC-G went on a 15-0 scoring run! One Spartan player, who's not even noted for three point shooting, went 4-5 from the three line, and those four makes were the only makes he had in the game until the last 45 second of the game. He's their power forward! Even though they cooled off in the last five minutes of the second half, the damage was already done. For the game, UNC-G shot 50% from the three line on 12-24 shooting. In the second half, the Pack shot 3-16 from the three line! You don't win with that kind of gross discrepancy in shooting!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 11:56
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    First ten minutes of the first half saw perhaps the best NC State offense of the season. Then, Wes Miller switched his team to a zone and suddenly we could not hit our outside shots. UNC-G took a couple of two-point leads but the Pack went to the locker room with a 40-38 lead. However, to get back into the game, the Spartans played a very aggressive defense, resulting in ten fouls called on their players. There should have been an eleventh called as Al Freeman was hacked on his buzzer beater layup to end the half. However, one other reason the score got tight was the Pack shooting just 7-15 from the charity stripe. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th December 2017, 11:46
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    Definitely not a cupcake on the schedule. These guys earned an NCAA at-large bid last season as the regular season conference champions, and they returned most of that team. Markell Johnson has been suspended indefinitely for "conduct contrary to the student-athlete code of conduct." No further comments have been provided. However, since fall semester exams just concluded, it would be fair to say it is academically related. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    15th December 2017, 23:02
    LSmith started a thread UNCG in Men's Basketball
    We cannot over look this opponent. They are 7-3 with their losses being by 12 to 16th ranked UVA, by 6 to Wake and a close 2 point loss to former Pack opponent Presbyterian. They are coming into this game riding 3 straight impressive wins including a 71-58 win over Coach Keats former UNCW team the last game. They are coached by former "tarhole" player Wes Miller who will be highly motivated to pull off an upset in the RBC. On paper we are much more talented and should win big but "on paper" does not always mean a lot and I will take a win even by a point. This type a game has been a perfect trap game for Pack teams of the past. I feel the difference is Coach Keats will have us highly motivated and ready to play like he has done most games so far this season. Still may be a "gut it out" W if we get the W and I think we will and I will be fine with that regardless of the margin.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    14th December 2017, 07:48
    Derreck replied to a thread 2018 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://247sports.com/player/tanner-ingle-89848 Tanner Ingle has committed! IMO,this kid is an immediate impact player.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    13th December 2017, 09:33
    Its both, most seasons it is just the plain truth that a non-power 5 team cannot compete at that level. OTOH, there are exceptions to this rule.
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    11th December 2017, 16:19
    I love seeing him kick it through the goal posts on a kick off. He hit a few that bounced off of busses on the other side of the fence. The kid can punt too. Awesome!
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    11th December 2017, 15:47
    Although Chubb would be exhibit A, Jacoby Meyers might be another good example.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    11th December 2017, 12:25
    I heard David Glenn the other day pretty much guarantee a 6 team playoff next season with the power 5 champs in and 1 at large team. 2 top seeds get bye to the semis. Don't know how he knows that but he said it was already in the works. Still would not be perfect but better than what we have in place. As far as the extra game FBS Champions play less games than any other level of football other than little league and middle school. The high school teams that competed in the NC State Championships this past weekend played at least 15 games with most who did not get byes the 1rst round like Mt Airy and Tarboro playing their 16th game this past Saturday. FCS Champs play 15-to 16 games and D2 Champs play 14-15 games. I agree a 4 round 16 team playoff may be a little excessive with a 12 game schedule plus the conference championship games but do not see an issue with a 6 to 8 team playoff. The current 4 team playoff was a step in the right direction from the BCS but I feel all power 5 conference champs should have a shot at a title. I don't see the 6 team playoff being any better for the non power 5 conferences but an 8 team would give an undefeated non power 5 who play a tough out of conference schedule a realistic shot.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th December 2017, 12:12
    Arrogance or realism? I would argue it is a realistic assessment of where the situation really is. NC State could have been in the four team mix had it beat Notre Dame, Clemson, and Wake Forest. The sole loss against South Carolina could have been overlooked in the analysis by taking care of business against those three teams. In short, a fair playing field. Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th December 2017, 06:14
    Sure, just join a power 5 conference. That is really easy to do, Ill get on the horn with the ACC brass this morning and get UCF in the conference. You dont think an non-power 5 can compete with a power 5? Boise State disproved that myth years ago. Is it something that would be every year? no, but would happen every few years or so. Also, there have been times where there was a non-power 5 conferences that were stronger than a power 5 conference in the past. Consistent year in and year out thing, no, but again it does happen. It is pretty arrogant to sit on a high horse and declare such as you did in this post and then get upset when others look down on State from their perceived perch.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th December 2017, 06:07
    We have had superbowl champions come from the wild card, world series champions from the wild card, etc. College teams play an unbalanced schedule and until that can change, which it never will, you cannot penalize a team like that. A 2 loss OSU is a better team than Alabama IMO and should have been selected over Bama. I mean, Alabama lost to a 2 loss team in Auburn.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 23:01
    LSmith replied to a thread Pure football in Other Schools
    Did not get to see this game today but yes veer football is good football. Back in the 60s and 70s it was the offense of choice for most national champion power house programs starting with Bud Wilkerson's split T in the 50s to Houston's Bill Yoeman split back veer in the 60s to the wishbone offenses embraced by Bear Bryant and many other successful programs in the 70s and early 80s. In the early 80's Fisher DeBerry is 1rst credited with spreading or "flexing" that offense with 2 wides and moving the half backs to slots and putting the fullback in the middle in the sniffer position (sniffing the QB's ass). Georgia Southern's head coach Erk Russell made that "spread" triple option formation famous in the 80s calling it the "hambone" after his QB Tracy Ham and of course winning 3 D!AA National titles running it in the 80s. His OC was a man named Paul Johnson. That was the birth of the flexbone and I believe if not for Paul Johnson triple option football would be almost extinct today. Back in the 50s through the early 80s elite talents in elite programs won National titles running the triple option. Now days it is the offense of choice for teams that don't have elite athletes but even the playing field requiring their opponents to play very discipline gap control offense to stop them.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 17:29
    This year's Army-Navy game was pure football. It was the kind that would make Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry stand and applaud. Very few penalties, nothing at all of a personal foul variety. Hardly any passing. In the snow, grind it out football, and in the end, Army won 14-13 when Navy missed wide left on a 50 yard field goal attempt as the clock expired. It was beautiful! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 14:56
    The Pack came and saw a cupcake, and ate it! Final score: 88-69. First half was sharp. The second half it looked like the team got a bit bored with a lead that ballooned to 22 points, and got sloppy. Plus, the imbalance in foul calls became pretty extreme in the second half. At one point, the lead got down to 13, but the outcome was never in doubt. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 13:04
    The upsets in ACC basketball are a given. But, it took no extra time this season! The first conference game on the slate was #1 Duke at Boston College and the Dukies are going home upset! BC led nearly the entire game, but Duke did come back to take a brief lead late in the second half. It did not last as the Eagles were not to be denied! They came back to hit a crucial three point shot and then get consecutive stops to force Duke to foul. They hit all their free throws, including both on a flagrant one as Dumond grabbed the jersey of a BC player with an over 90% clip at the charity stripe. Duke did hit a deep three at 7.7 seconds to trim the lead to 87-84. But, BC continued to play a very smart and efficient game to seal the win. There's just no counter to a team that nails all their late free throws. This is what BC accomplished, and earned their 89-84 victory! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    9th December 2017, 12:10
    The school is nearly always listed at simply UMKC. It's really Missouri - Kansas City. This year's Heritage Game played at Reynolds is today at 14:00. The game is broadcast on the ACC Network Extra. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 16:00
    In fairness, though, here is my personal recipe for a non power five team to get into the CFP: Assuming you have to play eight conference games, you are left with four non-conference opponents. Schedule all four against power five opponents. I would say if you beat three out of four of those teams, and then run the slate clean in your non power five conference schedule, then with a 11-1 record, I would say you should get very serious consideration, especially if there are no undefeated power five conference champions in the mix. If one of those three wins came against one of those power five schools in consideration, then that would nearly guarantee the power five team getting the boot. Now, one can counter saying the top teams in the power five conferences would not agree to schedule an opponent like UCF. Perhaps true, but measures could be taken to increase the odds that power five teams have to schedule tougher non-conference opponents. And ultimately, such a schedule and such victories in that schedule would put a UCF on the same level of regular season achievement as a one loss, or even two loss, power five conference champion. That's what it would take. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 15:36
    Not even close. My logic clearly talked about power five conference teams. In fact, I would have zero problem making it official. Only power five teams are eligible for the CFP -- I would have zero problem making that offical. At least the fiction of a non power five team getting in would be ended. It would also end the half-in, half-out nonsense of Notre Dame in the ACC. UCF is not in a power five conference. And let's be blunt honest. The degree of competition in the power five conferences is a world of difference, and one huge reason I don't want further expansion of the CFP is how expansion of the men's tournament saw the rise of the tyranny of the mid-majors, where they got preferential treatment over teams in power five conferences with a few more loses against a vastly more challenging schedule of opponents. An objective review of UCF's record shows they played a very weak slate of teams. Their game against Georgia Tech was never played. They did beat Maryland, but the Terps finished with a 4-8 record. So, yeah, UCF is about as good a team as the bottom feeders in power five conferences. Yet, Maryland was their only power five opponent they actually played against. The only nationally ranked team they played was in their conference title game against then #20 Memphis, and they squeaked out a 62-55 overtime win, after allowing Memphis to score the final fourteen points in regulation to tie and force that overtime. That's not exactly a powerful resume! Frankly, Wisconsin barely got into the four team mix despite being undefeated in a power five conference, but had they beat Ohio State, they would have been. If UCF wants to get into the CFP, then join a power five conference. I know that's a brutal statement, but the truth needs to be told here. I don't like fiction. Wisconsin was a perfect example of how the competition in a power five conference grinds down and ensures that only the most elite of the elite in history are able to earn an undefeated regular season in a power five conference. And so frankly, UCF's record doesn't impress me as much as a one or even two loss team like Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Wisconsin, or even Alabama.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 15:13
    Well, UCF went 12-0, by this logic they should be the 1 seed.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 15:12
    D1 football is the ONLY major college sport that does not have a true playoff. How can FCS do it but it not be OK for FBS?
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 14:05
    Ohio State lost twice on the field. They have no legitimate room to complain. They didn't make the dance because they failed to win twice. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 14:03
    If we had eight, folks would demand 16. That's a fact, not an opinion. Basis? Look at the history of the men's basketball tournament and how it has been expanded so much. Fourteen football games in a single college football season is already too many. Doctors are already raising alarms about the chronic nature of repeated blows to the head. NFL players are at least paid a very significant income to run that risk. College students receive a scholarship. Yes, it has value, but not anything in the neighborhood of even a minimum NFL contract. Talk about eliminating a non-conference game reduces the overall value and joy of the college football season. This would ratchet up the games for only a select few teams while eliminating a vastly larger number of games in the regular season. Overall, it would represent a huge lose of necessary revenues for schools across the board, revenue vital to funding the athletic department. The amount of money generated by an extra round of CFP would be a pitiful fraction of the money lost by eliminating a game from the regular season.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 12:18
    https://youtu.be/y_nuMEtwUW4 Mike Leach weighs in on the CFP
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    8th December 2017, 07:15
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4715550/5a276fd334539612689d622c
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 14:12
    Derreck replied to a thread Coaching Carousel in Other Schools
    Tenn has hired Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt. Apparently there is a rule in the SEC you must hire an assistant from Bama's staff.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 14:07
    https://www.si.com/college-football/photo/2017/12/07/all-america-teams-baker-mayfield-bryce-love#12 DL: BRADLEY CHUBB, NC STATE (UNANIMOUS) The only unanimous defensive selection on this year's first team, Chubb was a regular presence in ACC backfields, racking up 10.0 sacks and finishing second in the nation with 26.0 tackles for loss.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 12:18
    Yea, that is why I said top 10, team needs. Someone will reach on a player because of a need. See Mitch T. from last year as an example.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 12:16
    Derreck replied to a thread Coaching Carousel in Other Schools
    True, I meant him leaving for Tenn. Had he taken that job our recruiting class would have fell apart and who knows where we would have needed to go to hire someone.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 11:50
    The national consensus as the best defensive player in college football this year. Yeah, top ten NFL pick for sure, and likely in the top five. Just all depends upon the needs of the teams with the top draft picks. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 11:48
    The irony is incredible. All those many years I lived in east New Mexico and the Pack never went to the Sun Bowl, which would have been very close, especially with me owning two airplanes. Now, I return to Atlanta, and the Pack hasn't gone to the Peach Bowl and is now in the Sun Bowl! Last NC State game I saw (of any type live) was when I flew from New Mexico to North Carolina, picked up my dad, and then flew him to the Russell Athletic Bowl to see the Pack beat West Virginia. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 11:45
    You don't fire unless you are sure you can do better with the person you hire. Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 10:47
    Derreck replied to a thread Coaching Carousel in Other Schools
    I have updated Taggart to FSU and added Oregon as an opening... I will add, whatever you think of DD this was not the year to have a HC opening.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 10:43
    http://www.dmbreport.com/2017/12/nc-states-chubb-wins-ted-hendricks-award/ Cubb has also won the the Ted Hendricks award
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 09:18
    Yes it is. Remember that Chubb was a 3 star prospect as an OLB. 6-4, 225 lbs coming out of high school. He was the #64 ranked player in Georiga, #60 OLB in the country, and #734 Nationally. He did have a few decent offers, Iowa, Miss St, GT, and WVU. The coaching staff and strength and conditioning team put 50lbs on Chubb's frame during his time here and turned him into the monster he is. Now when DD and staff are recruiting a kid and asking them to change position, all they will need to do is point to Chubb. Chubb is nearly a lock as a top 10 pick now.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    7th December 2017, 09:11
    Derreck replied to a thread Pack vs. ASU in Sun Bowl in Football
    Its actually a nice bowl game to attend, but just too far away for me this year.
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  • gjones1968's Avatar
    6th December 2017, 16:54
    gjones1968 replied to a thread Coaching Carousel in Other Schools
    Just another day at the office in the SEC, where dirty deeds are done dirt cheap.
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    6th December 2017, 10:41
    An excellent example of player development by the young man and the coaching staff.
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  • Stephen Sparks's Avatar
    5th December 2017, 18:05
    Can't go to the bowl. Glad we're going there though.
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  • Stephen Sparks's Avatar
    5th December 2017, 18:04
    I can't think of a more deserving young man than Chubb. Way to go!
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  • avisocan's Avatar
    5th December 2017, 16:09
    Well deserved!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    5th December 2017, 11:45
    Yeah, that's huge! It's also well earned! Ken
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