Buffalo welcomes new coach

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  1. NYJuggalo45

    NYJuggalo45 Walk On

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    The Buffalo Bulls made a surprising move after only 4 games this year, firing their current coach and hiring Coach Juggs, who has been on the sidelines for awhile to come in and try to over haul their program. The move was not only shocking but also very sudden.

    "I heard their might be an opening in the league. Reached out to some people, and a day later, Buffalo offered me their head coaching job" said Mike, who most people know better by his nickname Juggs. He is a veteran coach from the Tradition 1 league, and was thrilled to get an opportunity to join the 4th Horseman.

    Upon accepting the 3 year contract, coach immediately said to himself "What in the fuck did I get myself into?" When he took the job, he had no idea that Buffalo was one of the worst ranked and lowest prestige schools in the nation. It was just the job that interested him most as he is a NYer. Nonetheless, he decided this would be a first step on his coaching career and he would do the best with the shit he just inherited.

    Offensively, the Bulls pretty much start and end with HB Branden Oliver. A redshirt Junior, Oliver is already a 90 ovr and EASILY the best player on the team. Immediately, Coach Juggs decided that the only way the team will win any games was if Oliver was not only the focus of the offense, but if he touched the ball so much every game that coach ran him into the ground. Prob not a great decision for the young man's career, but screw him, he is a video game pixelated person. The rest of the offense is really very below average. The only other standout is WR Alex Neutz, a 79ovr JR. On a good team, Neutz would be nothing more than a #3-4 WR. On Buffalo, he is going to be the go to receiver.

    Defensively, much like the offense, 1 player is head and shoulders better than the rest. OLB Khalil Mack, an 80 ovr Jr, is the only playmaker on the Bulls defense. Unfortunately, he is limited. "Look, Mack is a great tackler and very smart. He has a nose for the ball, and is always involved in the play. Unfortunately, god graced him with the speed of a MLB catcher. So while he will be IN on the play, often times it's after the tackle is made and he is just jumping on the pile". Sadly, he is our best player though. The LB trio of Mack, MLB Lee Skinner (75ovr) and OLB Jaleel Verser (73ovr) is the strength (HA!) of the poor defense.

    Special Teams is the one area that the Bulls are solid in, and will be for some time. So K Patrick Clarke (84ovr) and Fr P Tyler Grassman (71ovr) are both very solid players for a 1* team, and both being so young, should solidify the spot for a few years. "Hey, that's 1 area I dont have to recruit in atleast" said Coach.

    As for recruiting, Coach Juggs inherited a mess. Buffalo was targeting 28 players when he took over, all of the 1* (40-50ovr) caliber. Immediately that list was gutted down to 12, and the only reason those 12 remained was because the old coach put so much time into them, Coach Juggs felt it would be wasteful not to continue to persue them just to land bodies. He then reached out to his pipelines and added some guys who it didnt seem any other team was interested. To borrow a line from one of his old coaching friends JMS, "I'm throwind darts in the dark hoping a few hit the board".

    Minutes after taking over as the head of the program, Buffalo had their first game, and promptly lost to fellow MAC team Ohio 24-7. Coach Juggs in his post-game press conference summed it up best
    "Let's see, we out gained Ohio 332 yds to 165. We controlled time of possession. We didn't allow a TD on defense. And we still lost by 3 scores. that's what happens when you lose the turnover battle 6-0"

    Much of the reason for that was the play of QB Andy Zordich. He thew 3 picks and fumbled twice. Ohio took advantage scoring on an Int return and Fumble return for TDs. They also added a Punt return TD, hitting on 3 of the 4 possible ways to score TDs not on offense (missed the Kickoff return) while also driving Coahc Juggs to the pepto.

    Finally, after his 5th turnover, Juggs had seen enough. Zordich inherited the starting QB role since he was an upperclassmen with the highest OVR of any QB on the team. But Christian Michael, a true freshman, easily has the best arm. So Juggs made the switch saying to himself "We're not going anywhere anyway, might as well play the freshman to get experience for next year". Michael promptly completed on 4 of his first 5 passes, driving the team down to the redzone...and then made a horrible pass for the 6th turnover of the game.

    "It's going to be a long fucking season" was the last thing heard from Coach to wrap up a busy 1st day as a member of the 4th Horseman.
     
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  2. makinpropel

    makinpropel Go Big Red!

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    Welcome NYJuggalo45 , hope you're ready to move quickly! lol. Also hope we can play sometime, preferably before Buffalo becomes good.
     
  3. NYJuggalo45

    NYJuggalo45 Walk On

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    Thanks man. And sounds good for next year
     
  4. tar heel

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    welcome
     
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    good to have someone else in the mac.
     
  6. NYJuggalo45

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    Buffalo 0-2 under coach Juggs. Another turnover fest. It's one thing if I make bad reads but the picks are just horrible throws. And the fumbles, even with conservative on big run and covering up on the tackle, still keep dropping the ball.

    Gotta turn this around ASAP
     
  7. QBKILLAR

    QBKILLAR If you only win one, please let it be Ole Miss.

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    Good to have you Jugg.
     

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