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|6 hours 51 min ago||It was his left leg, where||
It was his left leg, where did you see anyone say right? Whether it's ankle or knee, that's impossible to tell from the hit. Sideline reports said he had his ankle heavily taped after so unless it's the most elaborate ruse to hide an injury ever, it's probably the ankle
And, no, it wasn't a cheap shot. The run had broken through to the second level and he was a relevant defender on that play. The WR's assignment was probably to cut block him and it's really on Peppers to protect himself on that. If you're squimmish about cut blocks, don't watch any games against the military academies because they do it all the time.
|7 hours 33 min ago||There was a CTK where they||
There was a CTK where they awarded a walk-on scholly (Kerridge I think?) so I think that would have been decided already, just not publicized.
|7 hours 36 min ago||Given how well he was moving||
Given how well he was moving after the cut block that he came up limping from, I'm not too worried. I mean, I know ankles can be weird and hurt a lot more on day 2 and 3 after the injury, but at the same time a couple days rest, ice, and massage, and I think he'll be back pretty close to 100% by game time.
|7 hours 59 min ago||That makes a lot more sense.||
That makes a lot more sense.
|8 hours 19 min ago||I liked seeing the coaches||
I liked seeing the coaches coaching guys up with enthusiasm between series. Looked like Funk was diagramming up the sack that we gave up. Also Mattison said "We're giving away too much of our stuff." I wonder if that's a reference to not showing too much to ND.
|11 hours 4 min ago||Why doesn't voting work in||
Why doesn't voting work in podcast posts? I wish I could give you an upvote.
|11 hours 6 min ago||Pipkins was in as early as||
Pipkins was in as early as halfway through the 2nd QTR, so it's not like they waited until garbage time. He probably deserved to start based on his performance, but it's hard to tell a guy busting his ass all camp (Glasgow) that he's not going to start so the still not 100% guy can get his meaningful snaps earlier based on upside alone.
|11 hours 10 min ago||QED, Eat the lemon||
|11 hours 24 min ago||QED||
|11 hours 52 min ago||R Glasgow||
One one hand he didn't register on the stat sheet much, on the other he was commanding doubles all day long. That said, App St is pretty small in the trenches, and he also had major problems getting off blocks in several instances. Hurst was definitely not much better, but Pipkins was... so it may just be a matter of Pipkins getting up to full speed.
|11 hours 58 min ago||It was Kalis, and it looked||
It was Kalis, and it looked like it would have gone for 5 or 6 barring an incredible juke by Hayes, or a Chesson goes bowling block. Really didn't look like going for a first down was the plan there.
We were in field goal range with that 5 or 6 though, and even with the 4 yard loss, we still almost make the field goal. I'm more or less ok with the call.
|12 hours 48 min ago||I was mildly annoyed with||
I was mildly annoyed with Bosch getting one snap but on the other hand I suspect he'll be needed sometime this year. With Burzinyski playing poorly, I think Bosch ends up next in line at guard. The coaches probably wanted to get Burzinyski a little redemption from his start last year that was cut short by injury after just one series.
Also, eat the damn lemon Brian.
|1 day 10 hours ago||They decreased the number of||
They decreased the number of seats, so people that weren't interested probably just didn't buy tickets.
They got rid of GA so you don't have everyone bunched up at the front. If some small percentage show late, it's less noticeable so they're spread out.
|1 day 12 hours ago||The waggle had a wrinkle: the||
The waggle had a wrinkle: the RB running a screen in front of the unblocked end. We got a good chunk the first time with the screen. The second, it looked like the RB was covered and Gardner was forced to pull it down.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Minnesota looked attrocious.||
Minnesota looked attrocious. E Illinois actually had more total offense than they did for the game. E IL just kept setting Minnesota up with great field position with some attrocious mistakes. Minnesota could easily have lost to this team if E IL was even remotely competent about silly mistakes and penalties.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I rewatched the game in slo||
I rewatched the game in slo mo late last night and saw a lot of what you did. I think Miller did a little better than you described. I only saw one or two plays where he got straight up beat, mostly it was that he stalemated the NT and didn't get push when asked to do it alone. He was quite adept at passing the NT off and moving to the next level. He had this uppercut technique that was very effective at sealing the guy off as he ran by him so his guard combo buddy could swoop in and take over. It'd be hard to pull him for Glasgow from just this game performance I think, Glasgow will have to clearly beat him in practice.
Kalis played fewer snaps than I thought. Really just the 2nd quarter. Joey B started and then came back in for much of the second half. I'm guessing Kalis is still either not 100% or they're just being really careful with him. Glasgow probably goes here until Kalis gets totally healthy. Kalis was probably our best run blocker, so it's a shame to pull him, but probably the right decision long term if it means having him healthy the rest of the season.
I think Cole sticks where he is. I was a little overwhelmed on run plays but did ok. The other side of the coin is pass protection and he did pretty well there, the one sack excepted. All the noise from the coaches seem to point to him being the long term solution there.
|2 days 4 hours ago||He did in fact have a run||
He did in fact have a run later on where he hurdled a diving safety and another where he picked up his feet in the hole to avoid another diving tackle attempt.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I think Cole stays on the||
I think Cole stays on the field. LT is the one position on the line where you don't need to be a mountain. Going against WDEs in the 250-270 range means you value a guy that moves well over a road grader. Running to that side might suffer a bit, but pass pro is the priority. There hasn't even been a whiff of hesitation from the coaches about playing Cole, and there's not much from this game to convince them otherwise.
|2 days 5 hours ago||TD Wisco, 7-0||
TD Wisco, 7-0
|2 days 5 hours ago||Man, I didn't think it'd be||
Man, I didn't think it'd be this hard to figure out who Glasgow will replace, or that Glasgow sitting could actually be a possibility, but that's how it's looking.
Cole wasn't very good in run blocking but was adequate. He was pretty solid in pass pro except his one bad play where he got beat with the swim move.
Magnuson was solid. Had a couple nice plays where he was able to take a handoff on the NT from Miller that let Miller release and vice versa. Had a good pull on a POWER play that looked very fluid.
Miller was really very solid. He was pretty instrumental in all three of the long runs.
Kalis was absolutely riding LBs downfield all day long. Seemed move really well. Had one bad play on a TFL on the 3rd and long draw play, but more than made up for it. Probably 2nd most important lineman after Miller on those long runs.
Braden was rock solid in pass pro. Sealed the edge a couple times and consistently got push.
I really don't think you can look at this game and decide who you're going to pull for Glasgow, if anyone, and that's amazing. I think it'll come down to who does best in practice this week, where better competition may cause some separation between guys.
Gun to my head, I'd say Glasgow sits next week and is first off the bench in case someone does poorly with the high pressure, hostile environment.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Yeah, that was his one ugly||
Yeah, that was his one ugly play. He took a step back into protection to sell pass and his guy just stood straight up instead of rushing in. That separation was enough to catch Kalis off guard when the defender sniffed out the draw play and let him run around Kalis for the TFL.
Otherwise, I thought he looked really good. I think Burzinyski starting was a classic reward the Senior that had a good week in practice move. They pulled him for Kalis pretty quickly.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Yeah, suspect he'll do quite||
Yeah, suspect he'll do quite well on the UFR. There was another nice play where he released into a LB and rode him 20 yards down field. He consistently handled their big NT or successfully passed him off to a guard.
|2 days 6 hours ago||The problem was the throw was||
The problem was the throw was late. Darboh came out of his break and had to wait for the ball to arrive, giving the corner time to recover and jump the route. Darboh could also do better working back to the QB so he keeps the defender behind him.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Green started kinda slow with||
Green started kinda slow with a couple questionable reads and then a couple where he hesitated and was brought down to easily by arm tackles.
Smith was pretty consistent, hit the holes he should have, broken a couple arm tackles, and pushed the pile when nothing was there.
Once Green got going, I thought he had more impressive runs with a bit more burst and crisper cuts, and a bit more to end speed as well.
Who was be overall? I don't know, but its a good problem to have.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Thought we were fine on ST.||
Thought we were fine on ST. We had a 46 yd net punt. Covered all kickoffs to the 25yard line when we didn't kick it deep in the endzone. Norfleet had a pretty good return on a KO. We had a blocked punt. About the only thing to complain about was punt return, but their punter didn't make things easy by bouncing it all over the place. It was a solid if not spectacular showing, which I'll take every time.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Yup, he's one of my favorite||
Yup, he's one of my favorite players, consistently a quintessential does-things-that-don't-show-up-on-the-stat-sheet kind of guy.
|2 days 7 hours ago||It wasn't so much on the||
It wasn't so much on the interior DL as the LBs. Ryan and Bolden struggled to plug the right hole a lot of times and gave up cut back lanes when they were too aggressive. I'll take LBs so free to flow that they get overly aggressive than LBs eating blocks any day, because the former problem is pretty easy to coach up.
|2 days 7 hours ago||It wasn't just the personnel,||
It wasn't just the personnel, we also really called off the dogs and went very vanilla. They're a dink and dunk team and we were content to let them do that. Some of the runs up the middle were mildly concerning in the second half, but otherwise, it was simply a case of changing the game plan from getting after them to keeping things in front and making them go the length of the field in small chunks.
|2 days 7 hours ago||It was a run of the mill cut||
It was a run of the mill cut block and the play was headed that way if it wasn't for our good DL/LB play. The receiver has his back to the play so he can't see what's going on, it's his assignment to cut Peppers. Peppers needs to be more alert and protect himself in that situation, this won't be the last time someone tries to cut block him.
|2 days 8 hours ago||He redshirted last year||
He redshirted last year