Furman Part 2

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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby SmallTownTerrier on Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:20 pm

Once again, Redemption Tour derailed... Mike Buddie and the rest of the Barney’s in ditch and it’ll be a miserable holiday season knowing they lost twice to the SHD’s!
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby Terrier NH Dude on Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:46 pm

Bitter rivals; yet, several players called out a specific opponent's number to shake his hand during the post-game exchange and share some sort of "good game/season/win next week, etc." Coaches did the same. Respect...

Who saw our DC and DL coaches do a celebratory run/jump/chest-shoulder bump at mid-field? Priceless!
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby boulder3m on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:21 am

I heard a comment from the father of one who is very close to the Furman program who said the coaches of Furman agreed after the game that they had no idea we could whip their butts that way. They said we stonewalled everything they tried, and then pushed them around at will when we were on offense. In his words "the coaches learned what they have to do to in the SoCon."
He said they were totally surprised at our ability to move down the field passing at the end of the first quarter. "Stunned" was the word he used.
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:46 am

I love nothing more than to beat Furman. They were a measuring stick when we joined the conference and they have become a healthy rivalry for Wofford. It's a little annoying to hear them say we aren't a rival and that they only care about The Citadel, but I suspect that is more of a fan-speak way of getting under our skin. I can identify, I used to do the same thing when PC came up. The bottom line is that they are a peer institution with a proud football tradition and now a high quality staff. As much as I liked it when they were down, having them back up again will yield benefits for Wofford. The Wofford Terriers and the rest of the SoCon are all better when Furman is competitive.

I noticed a lot of body language from Coach Hendrix on Saturday and while it was obvious that he was frustrated, I did pickup that he was amazed by what we were doing and the comments from Boulder bear that out. I believe their is a genuine respect between the two coaching staffs and I expect this rivalry to grow in competitiveness and intensity. This may be the first playoff meeting, but in this age of regionalization I doubt it will be the last. I commend Furman's program on how far they've come and look forward to watching the Terriers compete with them next season.

The bottom line is that Furman has a lot to be proud of and are there will definitely be many future successes for the Paladins (but, for now, shouldn't that be spelled PaLLadins?).
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby lawdog on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:02 am

+1. After all, isn’t this the oldest continuous football rivalry in the South, going back to the 1800s?
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby WoCo65 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:42 am

The bottom line is that Furman has a lot to be proud of and are there will definitely be many future successes for the Paladins (but, for now, shouldn't that be spelled PaLLadins?).


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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby FuFan on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:47 am

Nothing but respect for Wofford here and from the circles I run in. I have a relative that tried his best to get a faculty position there about a year or so ago but the position closed without a hire. How many famous coaches came from Wofford? I know Deberry and Schembechler (sp) once coached there didn't they? As to the rivalry, moving the game to the end of the season would be essential since moving the date killed the Citadel rivalry.
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby youngterrier on Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:15 am

no idea about schembeckler (sp) but I don't think it's true.

DeBerry is an alum who still donates to Wofford.

Also, I would bet anyone some money if you stopped a random student on Furman's campus who moderately pays attention to athletics and asked them who their rivals were, the answer would be Wofford, not the Citadel.

No offense to the Citadel but they recruit different people to be students there than Furman/Wofford. Furman/Wofford students know each other better.

In the last 15 years or so the only constant has been Wofford's sustained success in football/basketball. Wofford has won like 19 of 21 against the Citadel and 8 of 12 against Furman in football. Not to mention the Socon basketball tournament championships of the past decade or so (Wofford 4 Citadel 0 Furman 0). Though they've both had successes in that time, Wofford has been the big game more than each other.
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby Retiredterrier on Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:32 pm

I googled Shembeckler and found that he was an assistant at PC at one time many years ago. Maybe that is what Fufan is thinking but I am positive that he never coached at Wofford. Deberry graduated from Wofford and was an assistant coach for two years
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Re: Furman Part 2

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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:57 pm

During Wofford's 2007 playoff game at Gibbs against Richmond I overheard the guy behind me talking about football and breaking down what was happening and I could tell he was on another level than most folks you hear discussing the game. As I listened, I heard one of the guys he was with call him Fisher by name and I figured out who it was. Later in the game I turned around and introduced myself and he was very gracious and happy to chat. Great guy, class act, heckuva coach and an lifelong ambassador for Wofford. I definitely count myself lucky to have been able to meet him briefly.
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby Oak Grove on Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:56 am

boulder3m wrote:I was surprised that Jamison Chapman got three carries late in the game after having only 7 the whole year. It just seemed like an odd time to have one who was relatively untried carrying it. We seem to have some really good backs available.


Chapman played more because Ellis Pace missed the game due to injury.
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby boulder3m on Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:49 am

I still think that one of the factors very underrated about the Furman game was the fact that when we played them in game #1 no one knew what to expect since they had all new coaches and new schemes. Our players said in their interviews prior to the game that now that we had film and knew what Furman did on offense we had something to plan. Furman got over confident thinking that our first effort was our best, when, in fact we were also using a first time DC against an unknown quantity. There are good and bad aspects to having the longevity of a 30 year coach and system. Everyone knows exactly what to expect from us (they think), and this year we had a bunch of opponents we didn't know well because of new coaching staffs. In the second time around we showed what a stable and skilled coaching staff could do against a known quantity.
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Re: Furman Part 2

Postby Hobo on Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:00 pm

I was thinking about Carter not getting the pitch and rightly so. Apparently he was getting it in practice

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Re: Furman Part 2

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