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|22 hours 24 min ago||I think it depends on a lot||
I think it depends on a lot of things, most of which have been mentioned already in the thread. One thing that I don't think was mentioned was the culture in your town. I live/coach in a "football town", they want their team to be great. We have parents that make their kids play football (against the wishes of the coaches, we understand football isn't for everyone). I've had kids with concussions who's parents demand that they play, even though they haven't been cleared. I pulled a kid once because he took a hit to the head and wouldn't put him back in. His parents threatened to get me fired.
We just moved our fourth and fifth graders away from full contact to padded flag. The parents flipped out. I'm talking threatened to sell their homes and move to a different town flipped out.
Our numbers are very good and getting better, but sometimes I just shake my head.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Antics?||
Like beating a woman to the point she needed to be taken away on a stretcher?
In my mind he's not an "American", he's a piece of shit.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||As an OC that runs the||
As an OC that runs the flexbone triple option, who has one of his playbooks and has read the ones online, I'm sure you know more about this than me.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||They gave up over 300 yards||
They gave up over 300 yards of offense. VT sold out to stop the run and get after a young QB and it worked well for them, but saying they took Urbz lunch money is a bit much. Getting your lunch money stolen is rushing for -27 yards. Is it so hard to beleive that Urban Meyer is a good coach and even a good coach with an inexperienced team can lose a game?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||A) That was exactly my||
A) That was exactly my point, Feldman calling it a "secret" is dumb. You can give Foster credit for implementing it all you want, but he didn't create anything.
B) Then why does GT lead the country in rushing all the time? Paul Johnson sells DVDs on how to install his offense. His play books are online. There are even youtube videos of him explaining his offense. Every defensive coordinator in the country knows exactly what they are doing. Must be all those five star recruits.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Secret defense?||
This is pure clickbait by Feldman. Since when is a bear front a secret? Foster didn't even come up with the idea himself, he stole it from Ole Miss. Having read the actual case reports on X and O labs, it seems to me they got lucky that Barret didn't have a good game and that OSU's offense as a whole was inexperienced. If they run this defense next year against OSU, I predict a lot of pain for VT.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||It's a pretty standard way to||
It's a pretty standard way to perform a shotgun snap. If done properly the QB will catch the ball with his hand on the laces.
|19 weeks 14 hours ago||It would slide out of place||
It would slide out of place opening the fridge.
|19 weeks 16 hours ago||I tore my ACL playing||
I tore my ACL playing football, tried to play and tore up my meniscus pretty bad. Doctor said I would need my knee replaced sometime around 40. Have dislocated both shoulders multiple times. I had surgery on the right one to repair a 270 degree labral tear, doc said it was the most stitches he had ever put in a shoulder. The shoulder surgery was, in my opinion way worse as far as pain and length of recovery. Which is why the left one isn't getting fixed unless I have too.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||1) Teacher/coach (football||
1) Teacher/coach (football and track)
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I'm going to show this to my||
I'm going to show this to my high jumpers.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||What do you know about||
What do you know about coaching?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I love these quotes about||
I love these quotes about incoming freshmen and how they don't go in the weight room the first three weeks.
"Somebody is going to break; it’s inevitable.”
"The stress of having to compete when they’re already fatigued is almost emotionally traumatic."
Winter conditioning should be fun.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||What?||
You mean to tell me that you can exchange your points for stuff? I've been doing this wrong.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Not according to the depth||
Not according to the depth chart...
Pettway does not start. Jarran Reed does, all 315 lbs of him.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||One of Bama's DE's is 315.||
One of Bama's DE's is 315.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Taco could be 284 by next||
Taco could be 284 by next season and Poggi could be 280 by next season. You combine that with the other guys and that is a damn good two deep, which you have to have.
So if your theory is that you need huge guys to beat OSU, would you care to explain to me why Bama just got run over for 280+ yards?
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Yes.||
Wisconsin does run a 3-4.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I've never had a problem with||
I've never had a problem with my guys focusing on the sideline.
What do you consider a complicated adjustment? If I am making major adjustments, that means we were not prepared.
We will use halftime to go over and refine any adjustments made.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Homemade or instant?||
Homemade or instant?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Why wait?||
Why would you wait to make adjustments? If you are a good coach, you are always making little adjustments based on what the other team is doing.
In college and pro's it is really easy. You have your entire unit on the sideline and are talking to them about what is going on and what you need to fix. Every coach is wearing a headset, so communication between coaches is extremly easy.
Also, as mentioned, talent and depth are a big deal. If your DT's are getting destroyed, there is only so much you can do.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||The OP said "he might not||
The OP said "he might not have done this because of football related concussions?"
I was simply providing some information on the fact that this is a very real problem outside of sports.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Suicide is the 10th leading||
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US., causing over 40,000 deaths in 2012. Every 13 minutes someone is committing suicide. Suicide and depression are a problem everywhere, not just football, hockey or wrestling.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||LOL. The butkus finalist||
LOL. The butkus finalist argument.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Where are all the people who||
Where are all the people who complained about moving Ryan to MLB?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I think we agree it was the||
I think we agree it was the right thing to do, just shouldn't have had too.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||This is not basketball. He||
This is not basketball. He had to slow it down, because they went up tempo and we were not prepared for it. Hoke is entirely to blame for it, it is his job to make sure they are prepared.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Serious Question||
Do we know for sure that Nuss had a blank check? I just have this weird feeling that Nuss is being hindered by what Hoke thinks Michigan football should look like.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting couple of post.||
Interesting couple of post. Starts off with saying "fuck him" about a 17-18 year old making a choice about where he will play football and ends with "You're only as good as you're word".
What do your words say about you?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Players don't like||
Players don't like conditioning, so Hoke doesn't make them do it. Remember he's a nice guy, players coach.