I think it's partially that, but a lot of coaches try to simulate stadium noise by playing loud music. Then everyone has to communicate loud enough to be heard in a big stadium.
Dienhart tweets from practice
THREE MORE WEEKS, THESE TWEETS ARE GETTING ME EXCITED!!!
Uggghh! Is it September yet?
I'd rather it be August 31.
Here's a shocker (IMO) from the wrap-up by Dienhart::
The secondary looks like the strongest area on the defense
According to Dienhart's article at btn.com
Line: Tom Strobel; Chris Wormley (who is a specimen); Quinton Washington; Frank Clark. Linebackers, Joe Bolden; James Ross; Secondary, Blake Countess; Thomas Gordon; Jarrod Wilson; Courtney Avery; Raymon Taylor.
Obvious ommision is Desmond Morgan, not sure if that is worth reading into or not.
Noticed that too. We must have been playing some 4-2-5 or something!?
His writing is suspect. It's sad that guy gets so much access on the BTN. So many better journalist options in the Midwest.
I would argue Dymonte, because that's a Nickel look.
Yeah, that's what I figured. Surprised to see Stroebel in there with the 1's.
that looks like a nickel package to me. Im guessing our base D is
Taylor Clark Black Q/Pips Heitzman Countess
Biggs Morgan Beyer/Gordon
Obviously Courtney Avery will be your Nickel, along with Thomas in the Dime.
Think Biggs has to be the best LB for the Dime set, Morgan for the Quarter.
Honestly, thing I hope for the most is that Josh Furman has a break out fall camp, and we can put him in some nickel packages to shore up the run
No thanks on Furman.
Also, word has been that Dymonte Thomas is probably your nickel and Avery is working on the outside.
Wouldn't Nickel be the best spot for Furman's skillset? Wouldn't have the safety responsibilities he's struggled with and he's a pretty good athlete.
I don't think he could handle the nickel. I think he would fit best at SAM if he could add weight.
As of the last we heard, Dymonte is the nickel. Countess is also apparently getting some run there, which I find very interesting.
I though Strobel really stuck out in the Spring game (I even posted that). Kid was physical. Not surprised to see him getting reps.
Greg Mattison is really pleased with his defensive depth. Said there are several positions where he feels good going three deep.— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2013
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from a standpoint of toughness. . .
Exciting stuff for sure, I wish I had a job that did not require weekend work
Eh, Tom Wendell appears to be about 14, so he's probably not representative of the whole fanbase.
profile picture is two people drinking beer in a stadium so i am going with he is older than 14 and by that I mean he is old enough to know that his tweets will be take seriously and will be destroyed by the people he is talking shit on
Good call. He has a lot of M fans talking shit to him, but in a mature way (for the most part). The most fucked up thing is when one M fan said something like "I bet you were wearing a Free Sandusky shirt" he responded with "I hope Sandusky gets his hands on those kids in your a avatar." He deserves everything he gets.
Man, some of his other tweets are wild. That kid has issues.
is the undercurrent attitude that belies them, which to me is the more important aspect of them. And that is the overall view that this team is deep and committed to competition. Of course, these guys need greater work and preparation to be game ready.
But based on what I am hearing and seeing already, I'm thinking this team is going to build on itself as the season goes, and really grow which is how you build confidence and secure a championship season.
Here's the Dienhart piece from 2012:
It hypes up Bellomy and Rawls, and it also says good things about Barnum.
Let's be honest...the guys who work for the BTN and the network itself have an obvious interest in promoting the Big Ten as a product and keeping their fans/viewers/readers happy. So take everything he says with a grain of salt.
Yep that's not good - probably 3 of the most disappointing players on the team last year relative to hype/expectations. I take all this with grains of salt. THey are not going to be tweeting "disappointed in XXX" "just no progress with YYY" "ABC does not look Big 10 caliber". And if they are saying Shane is struggling he must REALLY be struggling. (no surprise - he is a freshman who had noted issues with accuracy and looking off his first read going into a much more complex system)
I very much assume that's because Ole Miss
bought landed Robert Nkemdiche, which is fair, but I'll be the one lol'ing when everyone runs away from Nkemdiche through the other 10 pieces of Ole Miss' porous defense
Yep Ol Miss and Chris are yuk'ing it up. But as the post below UM has the DC and talent around to be elite where Ol Miss....well....LOL. Also is there some rule where all the Kiffens save the dad are Slimeballs?
Taco looked like he had the makings of a monster in him during the spring game. Glad he got on campus early. He's raw, but he's got a ton of potential, and if there's anyone that can unlock all of it, its Greg MF Mattison.