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Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby JasonB » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:27 am

I know we have kind of joked back and forth on the board about the impact on recruiting... but it was really interesting to hear Dykes talk about how the kids really hit a wall when school started and they had to switch practice to the afternoons and practice in the heat. In the old days, maybe you push the kids through that and practice a little longer to provide breaks, but you can't do that now.

So, maybe that indoor practice facility is going to have a bigger impact that just being able to hold a quality practice on a rainy day. That heat might be one of the reasons SMU gets off to such a slow start every year.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby SMU Pom Mom » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:48 am

Yes, they specifically talk about the heat in the promo video. No question it makes a difference.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Bergermeister » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:51 am

JasonB wrote: That heat might be one of the reasons SMU gets off to such a slow start every year.

:roll: Yeah, it's the heat. :roll:
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Stallion » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:59 am

Indoor Practice Facility doesn't mean jack except for recruiting.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Nacho » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:22 pm

ford isn't a dome.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby lwjr » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:30 pm

JasonB wrote:I know we have kind of joked back and forth on the board about the impact on recruiting... but it was really interesting to hear Dykes talk about how the kids really hit a wall when school started and they had to switch practice to the afternoons and practice in the heat. In the old days, maybe you push the kids through that and practice a little longer to provide breaks, but you can't do that now.

So, maybe that indoor practice facility is going to have a bigger impact that just being able to hold a quality practice on a rainy day. That heat might be one of the reasons SMU gets off to such a slow start every year.

Boo hoo. The players have to practice outside. Excuse me if I don’t shed a tear
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Mustangsabu » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:17 pm

If that is really true then we should just stop playing football. It's Texas. It's hot. We are really going to spend millions of $$ so that a minuscule subset of our students, students who but for the football program wouldn't be at the school anyway, can train in cooler temperatures.

Fund the academics for God's sake. Something the "university" can benefit from. According to the last Times World College Report, SMU ranks academically in the 350-400 range globally. That's shocking for a school with the resources of SMU.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby mtrout » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:28 pm

Yeah it is hot outside and it sucks. Even UNT has an IPF on the way. This isn't junction boys.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby dr rc » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:30 pm

SMH at some of the responses in this thread.

and some of you wonder why SMU has been in the dumps or why coaches want to leave the Hilltop for better offers? :roll:
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Dutch » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:01 pm

Mustangsabu wrote:If that is really true then we should just stop playing football. It's Texas. It's hot. We are really going to spend millions of $$ so that a minuscule subset of our students, students who but for the football program wouldn't be at the school anyway, can train in cooler temperatures.

Fund the academics for God's sake. Something the "university" can benefit from. According to the last Times World College Report, SMU ranks academically in the 350-400 range globally. That's shocking for a school with the resources of SMU.

hate to break it to you but "we" aren't spending millions on it. Donors are, who have every right to decide how they want to spend their money.

the real question that has yet to be answered is how will the campus breathe now?
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Dutch » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:14 pm

Mustangsabu wrote:If that is really true then we should just stop playing football. It's Texas. It's hot. We are really going to spend millions of $$ so that a minuscule subset of our students, students who but for the football program wouldn't be at the school anyway, can train in cooler temperatures.

Fund the academics for God's sake. Something the "university" can benefit from. According to the last Times World College Report, SMU ranks academically in the 350-400 range globally. That's shocking for a school with the resources of SMU.


and using the Times World College Report as a measuring stick for where our University stands among it's peers is like MexMustang using the Directors Cup as a measuring stick for the performance of our Athletic Department.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Stallion » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:45 pm

mtrout wrote:Yeah it is hot outside and it sucks. Even UNT has an IPF on the way. This isn't junction boys.


Yet TCU, Baylor and NOW NTSU turned their programs around without one.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby ponyboy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:27 pm

NTSU is SMU in year two of JJ. They haven’t turned squat around yet
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby smitty329 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:48 pm

It gives us the opportunity to not practice in the weather - if the staff wants to practice in Ford to prep for weather, that is still an option.

No one can say we don't have one anymore.
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Re: Impact of the Indoor Practice Facility

Postby Mustangsabu » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:42 pm

Dutch wrote:
Mustangsabu wrote:If that is really true then we should just stop playing football. It's Texas. It's hot. We are really going to spend millions of $$ so that a minuscule subset of our students, students who but for the football program wouldn't be at the school anyway, can train in cooler temperatures.

Fund the academics for God's sake. Something the "university" can benefit from. According to the last Times World College Report, SMU ranks academically in the 350-400 range globally. That's shocking for a school with the resources of SMU.


and using the Times World College Report as a measuring stick for where our University stands among it's peers is like MexMustang using the Directors Cup as a measuring stick for the performance of our Athletic Department.


The Times report is well regarded where I come from. But maybe that’s just because we like the results.

Is there another global ranking system that you prefer? I’m always curious.


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