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|19 hours 12 min 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.
|21 hours 41 min 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.
|22 hours 11 min 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.
|23 hours 33 min 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.
|1 day 13 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.
|1 day 13 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.
|1 day 14 hours ago||TD Wisco, 7-0||
TD Wisco, 7-0
|1 day 14 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.
|1 day 14 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.
|1 day 15 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.
|1 day 15 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.
|1 day 15 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.
|1 day 16 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.
|1 day 16 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.
|1 day 16 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.
|1 day 16 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.
|1 day 16 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.
|1 day 17 hours ago||He redshirted last year||
He redshirted last year
|1 day 17 hours ago||Does anyone know what||
Does anyone know what happened on the defensive series deep in their half of the field, mid 2nd QTR? We had 3 consecutive tackles for no gain, then they went to commerial break, but then it was like they replayed 3rd down again (where Wormley got a sack). Was there offsetting penalties or something?
|1 day 18 hours ago||It was Cole. His guy stepped||
It was Cole. His guy stepped outside and then inside and got his arm over Cole's and it was over.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I've seen less definitive||
I've seen less definitive stuff get overturned before. Potential 7 point swing vs a TO, it's worth a shot.
|1 day 19 hours ago||If he wants to look around,||
If he wants to look around, more power to him. Rather have him realize he wants to be elsewhere now than right on NSD or later.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I don't think that long pass||
I don't think that long pass over JMFR was his bust, or at least not his alone. If I were a betting man I would guess it was Hollowell that was supposed to carry that receiver. JMFR's first step and reaction to the guy running by looked a lot like he was trying to cover for Hollowell's mistake.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Looked up the spread....||
Looked up the spread.... Notre Dame favored by 21.
|1 day 19 hours ago||For context...||
Where does Rice fall on the baby seal spectrum?
|1 day 19 hours ago||No we didn't. We got most of||
No we didn't.
We got most of our yards by surprising Central (and the rest of the world) by coming out and running outside zone. It was pretty obvious they never coached their EMLOS about not getting sealed and Lewan was sealing that edge all day.
Today, we came out and ran our base play and were successful for the most part. Some of those runs were really blocked beautifully. The competition will obviously be better, but guys playing their assignments correctly across the board is still a huge improvement.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Glad you mentioned Chesson,||
Glad you mentioned Chesson, that punt coverage was impressive. The ball came off of Hagerup's foot and I was thinking "shit, not enough hang time, here comes a big return." Nope, he was right there to tattoo the return man.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Noticed that too.||
Noticed that too. Substitutions seemed really slow, getting plays in and out of the huddle itself seemed ok. Definitely more pointing and talking from Gardner at the line though, Definitely a different approach to what responsibilities the QBs have under Nuss than under Borges.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Put it this way, if it||
Put it this way, if it weren't a cupcake team and we weren't up a billion, game on the line, I'd want them to challenge.
|1 day 20 hours ago||WE HAZ RUNNING GAME?||
WE HAZ RUNNING GAME?