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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2018, 12:28:19 pm »

Long time coming.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #101 on: June 07, 2018, 01:04:10 pm »

It says Prescription Athletic Turf. Do you know what that is???




It's prescribed by a doctor?
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #102 on: June 07, 2018, 01:07:26 pm »

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).
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #103 on: June 07, 2018, 01:17:15 pm »

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
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #104 on: June 07, 2018, 02:10:32 pm »

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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #105 on: June 07, 2018, 05:26:21 pm »

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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #106 on: June 07, 2018, 05:32:49 pm »

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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #107 on: June 07, 2018, 05:39:02 pm »

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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #108 on: June 07, 2018, 06:59:33 pm »

Sounds like the kind of response you'd get from a grass head.

Or a politician or lawyer...........no offense.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #109 on: June 07, 2018, 07:12:38 pm »

It's prescribed by a doctor?

My son has a PHD in turf grass.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #110 on: June 08, 2018, 05:24:48 am »

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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #111 on: June 08, 2018, 07:39:53 am »

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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #112 on: June 11, 2018, 04:25:51 pm »

 ::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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2018, 04:56:55 pm »

when I retire, I've got to find me a head grass guy
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #114 on: June 12, 2018, 09:29:34 am »

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.
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #115 on: June 12, 2018, 11:48:42 am »

::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!
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #116 on: June 12, 2018, 11:50:19 am »

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.....................
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Re: RRS to get natural grass in 2019
« Reply #117 on: June 12, 2018, 11:52:51 am »

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.
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