I did not make this headline up
- LSU likes to run heavy sets more than Auburn, so Miss st. ran alot more 4 and even 5 DL fronts on first and second down 3rd down was almost exclusively 3 DL
- LSU's QB's were able to break contain on scrambles and get to the outside.
- ESPN U cameraman can't find the fricken ball, missing plays with stupid graphics, ARRRRGGGGHHH!
- Audible's come from the sideline
- Trips formation is about 60% bubble screens in 2+ games so far.
- Relf looks slow to pickup corner blitzes.
- punt formation was back to normal this week, but maybe just cause the punt was from deep in their own territory
- LSU adjusts to the 4 man line by going spread on 1st down. to pickup a nice gain, then back to heavy sets.
- #34 DE, team captian. Looks small for a DE, (maybe it's just his number) but has good ups. Knocked down a screen pass.
- 4th and inches on the 45, ran the option and gave to the full back instead of qb iso. strange.
- #28 ballard is pretty strong, can move the pile
- Relf looks to have decent accuracy over the middle, but he's not gonna beat you on deep outs and corner routes. ball has too much air under it.
- Trips, when LSU has two men up in bump and run, it's a straight up zone option, when LSU's corners play off, they throw the bubble.
- triangle trips (where the middle WR is on the line) is more of a passing formation.
- Terrible interception by Relf, just throwing up a prayer under a blitz pressure. hopefully he hasn't grown out of that yet.
- LSU is back in spread on 1st, so MSU goes 3 man line, so LSU runs right at it for big yardage.
- LSU 3rd and 15, only 2 DL but brought a 5 man blitz in the redzone, interesting.
- Relf is pitching the ball more when they run the option left this week, probably got coached up on that.
- 12-0 LSU at the half, Miss State's redzone D brought a lot of pressure, but LSU's ineffeciency at redzone passing probably had more to do with the stops. Very conservative playcalling by miles that the bulldog D jumped all over. procedure penalties also hurt LSU.
- the previous comment about tony dungy was obviously incorrect, it's Herman Edwards who is stuttering up in that booth.
- Miss st. is moving the the RB late to change the direction of the zone option
- Relf shaken up with a mild concussion, once you get the first it becomes more of risk every subsequent time.
- Russell can throw the deep out, hope he's out for the bowl game.
- not real impressed with miss state's FB on short yardage. he's better on option dives, but LSU does have a good DL, so that might be skewing my opinion. Either way, ballard and relf are the much bigger threats in short yardage.
- Still not very impressed with #4 safety, in 3 games I've seen him only make one great play when he was in the box and read the hole. Other than that, he's been a lot of meh.
- FB will take you to the play 90% of the time, he's either the first man on the option or the lead blocker, they almost never use him as a backside blocker or in cross buck motion. The closest to misdirection with the FB i've seen is when they dive off the guard's outside shoulder and option it the the other way
- up 26-7 start of the 4th quarter, fourth INT of the game for LSU and that's the ball game.
- LOL is there really a baseball player called FUKUDOME?!? I saw it on the scroll and thought it was the name of a stadium. the Fuk - U - dome.hahaha
- Without the massive # of turnovers this would have been a closer game, but LSU just dominated the LOS on both sides of the ball. they brought lots of heat on defense and heavy sets on offense and just pushed around their counterparts. Unfortunately this is not really something we'll be able to do. We won't have the weight advantage LSU had.
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DAYS UNTIL DARRYL STONUM TAKES ANOTHER ONE TO THE HOUSE!
What Michigan gear would you like to see made again? I'm itching for some M gear but don't like much of what is offered.
1. I miss the "narrow" block M hats that were sold back in the late nineties. IMO they had a classier appearance than the current ones. The retro Bo hat had too flat a bill.
2. Can we get some sweet Dri Fit gear? A small block M with minimal Adidas logos would be sweet too.
3. Let's go back to the block M on the shoulders of our away Jerseys. That was the best one. Looks much better than the current.
What about you?
Smart Football hasn't had a post in 2 months and it's kinda like an important football time. Does anyone have any insight into what happened? I thought the guy had some great insight, but I knew nothing about the guy.
I'm not sure if you told me a) he got a job as the director if scouting for the Broncos or b) his mom stopped paying for his internet connection which one I'd be more inclined to believe, but I thought it curious he stopped posting during the middle of the season.
I've been avoiding the board topics of late, concerned my lead body suit will not hold up to that jhackney dude going WOPR on every post. So instead I've been staring at the 2-deep, depth chart and official roster weights for a couple of weeks. One thing that has been jumping out at me is that the 2011 DL could look almost exaclty like the 2009 DL.
While Jibreel may not have been BG reincarnate this season, he certainly did not embarass himself as a true freshman DE in the Big Ten. I would consider that as pretty much a win and good news for his future. If he emerges over spring as a stronger pass rusher and more diciplined, is it at all likely that VanBergen returns to the 3-tech? If so, I think I'm really liking the DL next year. Roh will be a much bigger, stronger, experienced version of his 2009 self. Martin should contiune being Martin, demanding double teams which means single blocking everywhere else. And overall, I feel VanBergen was actually more effective in 2009. Anyone else have and opinion on where he played better? And Jibreel showed some quicks and explosion, and he's #55, so yeah, could work out.
Also, is it crazy to think the reason we ran so much 3 DL sets this years was due to there not really being 4 DL's worth starting and coaches wanted to maximize athletes on the field. Well, any way, stare at the depth chart and think positively, and an actual defense in 2011 is not really that far fetched of an idea.