Isn't Kalis a RG?
courts be like "why is it a problem if people get money"
Isn't Kalis a RG?
Even if this move turns into a "Meh" move this weekend, it's still against an Indiana defense. I'm still scared of facing a legit defense.
Did anyone else think Joey B made some nice blocks on Saturday? We had two runs in a row with positive yardage that were due to his blocks alone. Although hard to believe we had two runs of positive yardage at all, I thought he looked good.
Would love others to either confirm or shoot down my wishful thinking.
classmates. Unfortunately, his team did not win the game. We do have a nice participation trophy for your mantel . . .
Good, we can all stop panicking now. We should totally roll through the rest of the season. Gotta commend the coaches for taking a good, long look in the mirror and realizing that Saturdays debacle was solely the fault of our left guard. It's not easy to make big changes like this, so these guys clearly deserve our respect
I don't really understand your point. If the OL continues to play poorly it won't matter what the scheme is. To fix a problem you have to start at its core and in this case the OL is the core of the problem.
And yet, when we weren't running manball into stacked boxes, we were generating yards, passing and on the ground
having to constantly swap OLiners, it deflates confidence and can ruin a guys future with a poor performance. I still wonder if its more of a design of the play failing and a qb who doesn't step up that's the problem. I also feel Fitz isn't the best option we have but Hoke seems overly obsessed with seniors on the field.
You aren't alone
Please explain because I haven't seen anything from Green or Smith that tells me they are even equal options.
green and smith at all? 1 car 3 yds last game from green and nothing from smith. they have to get game time to compare.
when he runs, guess they only block for him?
technique. What happened to evaluating talent? How can we be in the middle of the season and still not have a strong grasp of who the best interior linemen are on the team? That is not result of athletes' inexperience, that is simply poor performance evaluation and talent assessment by the coaches.
I know this is hard to believe, but many players are not instantly good. They have to work at it.
recruits on the depth chart -- none of whom are true freshmen -- and the worst rushing performance in the post WWII era of Michigan football. Let's keep whipping the horses until they pull harder.
I know this is hard to believe, but the offensive line hasn't performed horribly when the play calling makes even a little sense.
is this just another example of the coaches trying to shoehorn guys in to positions they dont normally play?
Isn't that pretty obvious? They don't have much choice.
So now we won't run into a 9 person wall!
I read this and assumed Kalis would be going to RG if they do throw in Mag at LG. Am I wrong? Was there more about that said he'd be out or was that just others assumptions?
Isn't he already at RG? I am pretty sure...
is irritating. The problem is not the players, IMO, it's play calling and technique. It's coaching. It's like saying Fitz sucks. But does he really? There are no holes to run through!
I think fitz is the best back on the team this year. Hopefully by his senior year green has passed what fitz provides now but right now I think fitz is better. When your first cut in three yards behind the line of scrimmage because the offensive line has been shredded , what are you going to do?
Fitz in fall camp saying how well he was playing? What changed? Did Fitz forget everything in 6 weeks? It's coaching.
seems like he lost a step each week, don't Blake him he's fresh off a broken leg but I was hoping for a 2 back system and eventually lead back not this one mediocre at best lately back system.
It's Aaron Wellman's fault. He doesn't work the guys hard enough. They can't get ant push up front and are constantly getting blown 2 yards back into the LOS
So as long as we are placing blame on everyone I'll pick Wellman.
Yes. We need Barwis back. All these pro athletes go there for a reason. Mike Martin said it best, mike put him in the best shape of his life.
Having Mags play Tackle. Line Lewan and Schofield up next to each other, which was really working on a few runs a couple games ago. Magnuson showed he can play tackle well. Rather than ask the young guy to play inside, make Lewan or Schofield switch. And give us somebody to run behind.
Mags would basically be playing left tackle. Athleticism and footwork are at a premium blocking the backside, and if he shows he can hold down the blindside, then play action becomes a realistic possibility. Plus game experience playing next to Lewan could jump start a move to left tackle next year.
This poor play is clearly an attempt to keep Shane's redshirt.
We're on game seven and it still seems too akin to pressers from the Spring...
Idk guys. What I do know is I constantly think of how morbid this OL is and realize there's two future NFL draft picks on the bookends of the unit.
Next year's line will struggle even more if this season's line does not meet cohesion.
This year is it.
"Please try and stick."
I haven't focused on Funk's background and credentials until now but after doing a very quck search I wonder if he is really the guy to coach a power running O line. He's only been coaching FBS O-lines since '04 and hasn't spent more than 3 years at any school. This indicates to me that he's never really had to recruit and develop a line.
|2009-10||San Diego State||Offensive Line|
|2008||Ball State||Offensive Line|
|2004-07||Colorado State||Offensive Line|
|2003||Colorado State||Special Teams, Tight Ends|
|2002||Northern Illinois||Tight Ends|
|2000-01||Rhode Island||Def. Coordinator|
|1998-99||Rhode Island||Offensive Line|
|1995-97||Mesa State College||Off. Coordinator/OL|
|1993-94||Mesa State College||Offensive Line|
|1991-92||Muskingum College||Def. Coordinator/DL|
|1990||Muskingum College||Defensive Line|
|1987||Colorado State||Student Assistant|
Below is a highlight from his official bio on MGOBLUE.com where there is no mention of the running game, only number of sacks allowed.
"In 2010, Funk's line at San Diego State finished sixth in fewest sacks allowed, while Ball State ranked 10th in 2008. Funk helped the Aztecs finish the 2010 season ranked 12th nationally in passing offense, averaging just over 295 yards per game, and 16th in total offense (456.69 ypg). "
I couldn't find any reference to Colorado St. lineman being drafted or all conference-not saying there weren't any, I just didn't find anything. In his only year at Ball State there were 3 all conference linemen, one of whom (Robert Brewster) was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft but is no longer in the NFL and there are no OL from San Diego St. in the NFL.
Based purely on the resume is there any reason to believe that Funk is the right guy to be a long term line coach for a MANBALL offense?