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College Baseball 2023

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Scott88, Jan 17, 2023.

  1. Scott88

    Scott88 Well-Known Member

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    Turns out the SEC is really a baseball conference!
    Yikes... if this holds up there's going to be some in conference bloodshed.
    D1Baseball.com’s Preseason Rankings
    1. LSU
    2. Tennessee
    3. Stanford
    4. Ole Miss
    5. Texas A&M

    6. Wake Forest
    7. Florida
    8. Arkansas

    9. Oklahoma State
    10. Vanderbilt

    My team will have a hard time topping the 2022 season... that was a special team that really gelled at about the 1/3 season point and was fearless going on from there.
     
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  2. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    If they make it to Bugaha...???...let's make plans now. Crescent moon and the Spearmint Rhino first night....:cool:
     
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  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    With a new coach this season I'm not sure what to expect from the Irish. Coach Shawn Stiffler comes to us from VCU where he was very successful, but of course that was at a lower level vs lesser competition so we won't know till the team hits the field. Our non-conference schedule isn't especially rigorous so even if we get off to a good start we won't know anything till we get into the ACC schedule.

    We do go to Wake Forrest mid March for a 3 game series so that will tell us a lot about this 2023 team.

    He has appeared to have hit the ground running and recruiting, but we of course aren't getting the "5 star" talent that you'll see at those top SEC programs. The coach who left for FSU was pretty good at maximizing the talent he had, we'll have to wait and see on the new guy.
     
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    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Looking at the full top 25, I am a bit surprised that the Longhorns aren't in the Top 25. We have history, tradition, facilities and there is a load of baseball talent in the State of Texas. We should always be one to the top 25 or better teams.
     
  5. Scott88

    Scott88 Well-Known Member

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    As long as I get a friggin Runza!!!!
    :D
     
  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    You really want one of those things, there's a reason there is no national franchise selling them you know!! :p
     
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    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Gotta try the Chili and Cinnamon roll combo also!
     
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  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Hey Scott is Connor Weigman going to play baseball this year? He was consider as an early round pick in the MLB draft coming out of HS.

    Both Drew Hensen of Michigan and Jeff Samardzja of Notre Dame were able to mange both at a high level in college.
     
  9. Scott88

    Scott88 Well-Known Member

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    Terry, I haven't heard one way or the other, but I suspect no.
    New OC will need full attention this spring.
     
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    Gee. Look at the tall guy in the back.

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  11. Scott88

    Scott88 Well-Known Member

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    Randy Johnson Jr!!! ;)
     
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    Stu Ryckman Well-Known Member

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    Randy Johnson was a midget!;)
     
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    Stu Ryckman Well-Known Member

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    Looked it up. Zach has 6 inches height over Randy.
     
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    Holy smokes that is a big boy!!
    You made me curious, so I checked the Aggie roster - we have 2 pitchers who are 6'7" but both are righties... so not quite as intimidating as RJ.
     
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    Being a typical Canadian kid, he also played hockey although an article in the Athletic noted that it was hard for his team to find size 20 skates.
     
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