no time for love, Dr. Jones.
From the Michigan twitter account.
GSU has a storied program among HBCUs. Here's a little from the story-
Not the only woes for GSU athletic. Their basketball team went winless last season. 0-28.
Grambling's storied football program is in complete disarray. On Tuesday, players walked out of a meeting with coaches and administrators. On Wednesday, they skipped practice altogether in protest, then repeated the boycott again today. And interim coach George Ragsdale hasreportedly been fired. The players aren't happy about how they're being treated, but they're not alone. Heavy cuts in state funding have wrecked the school's athletic budget, and everyone—players, coaches, and administrators alike—is bearing the brunt of it.
According to the Shreveport Times, the players are upset because they had to take buses to recent games in Kansas City (approximately 1,200 round-trip miles) and Indianapolis (1,500 round-trip miles). They're also not happy that coach Doug Williams—the program's most distinguished alumnus—was fired last month, just two games into the season.
I know we have been piling up on Borges, but I don't think Mattison should get a free pass for THE DEBACLE.
Before the game, the common mantra for defense was to utilize blitz to break the true frosh QB under pressure. However, at least for the first half, blitzes were few and far between, resulting in most of the touchdowns that PSU scored during the regular time.
Just how bad of an idea is it to NOT blitz against Heck? Here are the numbers.
|Rush||Count||Completion %||Avg Yards||TD Allowed||Sacks||YPA|
As you can see from above, the old adage is correct - the freshman QB does not handle pressure well. When we brought five or more, we were able to bring havoc (3 sacks) and limit YPA (less than 2!). But we only brought pressure only 1/5 of the time. What would have happened if that ratio was more like 50%?
Even worse, when we stepped off the gas and rushed three, Heck was able to complete passes for big yardage (9.4 YPA) and threw most of his touchdowns.
I just don't understand why we would give a freshman QB time to throw, ESPECIALLY when they are in the red zone. If Mattison brought the pressure from the get go, we don't allow 21 points to start off. How different this game would have been if we were ahead by 1 or down by only 3 going into the half?
Mattison blew it. We had a chance to completely dominate PSU, and we decided not to.
2015 QB Tyree Jackson is 6'3", 187 lbs. and claims a 4.8 40. With very limited film out there on him it's hard to verify that speed, but 4.8 isn't exactly unrealistic. He's listed as a pro-style quarterback but has enough athleticism to move the chains with his legs.
Per Steve Lorenz, Jackson will be in attendance for the Indiana game this weekend and I was able to chat with him tonight about his recruitment and his weekend expectations.
Jackson doesn't hold any offers at this time but he told me he is hearing from quite a few schools including Michigan, Oregon, Missouri, Bowling Green, Toledo, Western Michigan, Nebraska, and Cincinnati.
He's been getting a lot of mail from Michigan lately and Coach Ferrigno visited Jackson at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon two weeks ago to setup a game visit. Jackson decided to take Coach Ferrigno up on that offer this weekend to watch his first game at The Big House against the Hoosiers.
Jackson will attend the game Saturday with his coach and a running back teammate, with no set plans other than to take the experience in and enjoy the game. Afterwards he does plan to meet up with Coach Ferrigno and Coach Borges to talk about his future recruitment.
Being an in-state kid, Jackson admitted to growing up a Michigan fan but he kept everything very PC when I asked him if he had any favorites or desirable offers, saying at this point he'd be blessed by any offer he received.