Will Drake football win a game this season


Will Drake football win a game this season

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14.29% - 2 votes Yes
14.29% 2 votes
85.71% - 12 votes No
85.71% 12 votes
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Will Drake win a game this season?
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No predictions, but there are winnable games at the end of the schedule.  



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Not if things don’t change… Completion % is at 45.9.. offense needs an overhaul.. play calling.. concepts, etc I’m confused why one see this?? Why are there only 3-4 Drake football fans on here?
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First 0-6 start since 1983 when the Bulldogs started 0-8 and finished 1-10. The last time Drake finished with 2 or less wins in back to back full seasons was the 1958 and 1959 seasons. The 1959 season was Warren Gaer's last. He took Drake to the Sun Bowl the year prior to those 2-win seasons in 1957.  

My question: With the struggle of all the Big 4 schools this year who will make staff adjustments first? 
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dudistance - 10/9/2022
First 0-6 start since 1983 when the Bulldogs started 0-8 and finished 1-10. The last time Drake finished with 2 or less wins in back to back full seasons was the 1958 and 1959 seasons. The 1959 season was Warren Gaer's last. He took Drake to the Sun Bowl the year prior to those 2-win seasons in 1957.  

My question: With the struggle of all the Big 4 schools this year who will make staff adjustments first? 

I'm only interested in what changes Drake makes.  Don't really care one way or another about the other 3 teams.
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dudistance - 10/9/2022
First 0-6 start since 1983 when the Bulldogs started 0-8 and finished 1-10. The last time Drake finished with 2 or less wins in back to back full seasons was the 1958 and 1959 seasons. The 1959 season was Warren Gaer's last. He took Drake to the Sun Bowl the year prior to those 2-win seasons in 1957.  


Although I wasn't alive in rhe 1950s, I'll give coach Gaer a partial mulligan for those years.  I believe Drake deemphasized football about 1959, opting for the college division.  During those years, Drake had small rosters and (eventually) less challenging schedules.  Overnight, it got harder to recruit players 

It was a similar situation with Chuck Shelton in 82 & 83, after the NCAA forced Drake into I-AA over attendance issues.  Drake was a I-AA team playing in a I-A conference.



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dudistance - 10/9/2022
First 0-6 start since 1983 when the Bulldogs started 0-8 and finished 1-10. The last time Drake finished with 2 or less wins in back to back full seasons was the 1958 and 1959 seasons. The 1959 season was Warren Gaer's last. He took Drake to the Sun Bowl the year prior to those 2-win seasons in 1957.  

My question: With the struggle of all the Big 4 schools this year who will make staff adjustments first? 

I don't think coach was Warren Gaer for the 1959 season.  I think that wat Tommy O'Connell's one and only season as the Bulldog coach.  The 1960 thru 1964 seasons were coached by Bus Mertes.  Bus had a couple of good squads 61 and 62 seasons. 

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First 0-6 start since 1983 when the Bulldogs started 0-8 and finished 1-10. The last time Drake finished with 2 or less wins in back to back full seasons was the 1958 and 1959 seasons. The 1959 season was Warren Gaer's last. He took Drake to the Sun Bowl the year prior to those 2-win seasons in 1957.  

My question: With the struggle of all the Big 4 schools this year who will make staff adjustments first? 

I don't think coach was Warren Gaer for the 1959 season.  I think that wat Tommy O'Connell's one and only season as the Bulldog coach.  The 1960 thru 1964 seasons were coached by Bus Mertes.  Bus had a couple of good squads 61 and 62 seasons. 

I just looked it up, and you’re correct.  Gear’s last season was 1958
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dudistance - 10/9/2022
First 0-6 start since 1983 when the Bulldogs started 0-8 and finished 1-10. The last time Drake finished with 2 or less wins in back to back full seasons was the 1958 and 1959 seasons. The 1959 season was Warren Gaer's last. He took Drake to the Sun Bowl the year prior to those 2-win seasons in 1957.  

My question: With the struggle of all the Big 4 schools this year who will make staff adjustments first? 

I don't think coach was Warren Gaer for the 1959 season.  I think that wat Tommy O'Connell's one and only season as the Bulldog coach.  The 1960 thru 1964 seasons were coached by Bus Mertes.  Bus had a couple of good squads 61 and 62 seasons. 

I just looked it up, and you’re correct.  Gear’s last season was 1958

You are correct. The site I was looking at still had Gear as coach in 1959, but the Drake media guide confirms it was O'Connell in 1959. 


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