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  • #101 by AirWarren on 07 Jun 2018
  • Long time coming.
  • #102 by HogPharmer on 07 Jun 2018
  • It says Prescription Athletic Turf. Do you know what that is???




    It's prescribed by a doctor?
  • #103 by Rock City Razorback on 07 Jun 2018
  • As it should be, Hogs are meant for natural grass and mud. You would figure Morris would prefer the turf with his style of play, but at the same time, he also has a traditionalist/old school feel to him as well (or at least relates to that in a positive way).
  • #104 by nwahogfan1 on 07 Jun 2018
  • I would have thought Bert would have made the change for his ground and pound and slow the game down. I know Bobby wanted the turf so we would play faster with better footing. Any insight to why CM prefers grass?

    Maybe he would have but after spending a million bucks to get it the administration did not want to remove it until its life expectancy was over.  I think 10 years.

    Maybe the reason Morris wants grass is because he knows depth down he will never have the athletes of the top tier teams in the SEC.  Just a thought.    Or maybe he loves grass like he says.  lol
  • #105 by Razorback7281 on 07 Jun 2018
  • Mississippi State is known nationally for their turf management program. Of all of the SEC schools, they for sure have a grass field.
    Yet for some reason both State and the Aggies have turf in their foul territory on their baseball fields.  For two schools to have such renowned ag programs it seems odd they can't grow grass in those areas but at Baum they are able to.
  • #106 by Mike Irwin on 07 Jun 2018
  • Most likely we will go with Latitude 36 Bermuda, which is more of a transitional zone Bermuda developed by OSU.  Its currently what they are using at Baum stadium.   Will be interesting to see if they over seed with rye in October like they do for the baseball field.

    https://sodsolutions.com/grasses/latitude36-bermudagrass/
    I talked to the head grass guy at the university last week.  I asked him how they plan to deal with the possibility of a November freeze and also the lack of sun in the south goal line/endzone area in the late fall. He said they're got some ideas they're working on but he didn't get specific.
  • #107 by Jackrabbit Hog on 07 Jun 2018
  • I talked to the head grass guy at the university last week.  I asked him how they plan to deal with the possibility of a November freeze and also the lack of sun in the south goal line/endzone area in the late fall. He said they're got some ideas they're working on but he didn't get specific.

    Sounds like the kind of response you'd get from a grass head.
  • #108 by ricepig on 07 Jun 2018
  • #109 by Inhogswetrust on 07 Jun 2018
  • Sounds like the kind of response you'd get from a grass head.

    Or a politician or lawyer...........no offense.
  • #110 by DEVIL DOG HOG on 07 Jun 2018
  • It's prescribed by a doctor?

    My son has a PHD in turf grass.
  • #111 by Pork Twain on 08 Jun 2018
  • They have Tifway 419 Bermuda grass, if that's what you are calling turf surface.

     
    I remember Guv being right once...jk...nobody remembers that ever happening.
  • #112 by tee1up2par on 08 Jun 2018
  • Nope, not that much to pull up and put back down, about 1/2 that. It costs anywhere from $600k to $1M to install on a grass field, but that includes a lot of drainage work, curbing, and dirt work to remove the middle hump.

    This is very accurate.  I've done 4-5 high school fields around the state and you are right on the money with your estimated cost.  They will have to remove the crushed rock below the turf now, bring back in soil & re-grade to add back the crown in the field.
  • #113 by Inhogswetrust on 11 Jun 2018
  •  ::hornsdown::
    I remember Guv being right once...jk...nobody remembers that ever happening.

    Probably even uses the ladies restroom..............by mistake. Then says it was on purpose.
  • #114 by prattville pig on 11 Jun 2018
  • when I retire, I've got to find me a head grass guy
  • #115 by Inhogswetrust on 12 Jun 2018
  • when I retire, I've got to find me a head grass guy

    Might want to find a good lawyer then also. Unless you have a medical need.
  • #116 by Cinco de Hogo on 12 Jun 2018
  • ::hornsdown::
    Probably even uses the ladies restroom..............by mistake. Then says it was on purpose.

    I got all the way in to the wash basins one time and I looked up and it was all ladies staring at me...I beat a very fast retreat!
    • Cinco de Hogo
  • #117 by Inhogswetrust on 12 Jun 2018
  • I got all the way in to the wash basins one time and I looked up and it was all ladies staring at me...I beat a very fast retreat!

    A friend of mine did that one time in the infield restrooms at Oaklawn years ago. Some guys will go anywhere to find a filly.....................
  • #118 by Cinco de Hogo on 12 Jun 2018
  • A friend of mine did that one time in the infield restrooms at Oaklawn years ago. Some guys will go anywhere to find a filly.....................

    Yes well my filly heehawed her asz off when I told her what happened.
    • Cinco de Hogo
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