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|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know if there've been NO coaching errors...||
...but what I see does not seem too much on the coaches. The middle of the O line is badly outmanned & inexperienced this year, and the backs & TE's who might pick up a little for them are mostly less experienced & blocking adept at the moment than they are. (Fitz is only one with the experience who should be expected to be doing better.) Given that, there's not much you could call differently, seems to me. "Other teams start totally inexperienced lineman & manage..." Really? All 3 up the middle first-time starters? What other team? And do they also have inexperienced backs & TE's to back them up? Throw quick hitters -- could do more of that, in my view, but that wouldn't fix the core problem & would probably have allowed 3-4 more pick-6 by now. So: It gets a little better next year, but I wouldn't be expecting full turnaround. Brace yourselves. If this is a reasonable descript of bulk of their problems, it's not until 2015 that we're competing at top of this (weak!) conference. We're competing but not at top next year, is my bet. And that all seems realistic to me anyway.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I only played FBI at very low levels...||
...but in our case, sometimes play action was only b/c that was the play that had the routes or the blocking schemes the coach wanted that play. That is, the plays in the book & as practiced with some certain route or other desired aspect had PA in them too. So you do the PA -- otherwise you have to try to run the play differently than you've studied & practiced it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Voices of reason? Seeing & speaking truth?||
Do we allow that sort of thing around here?!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with the guy from OSU||
Much as it pains me to say such a thing.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Less flippantly||
Actually, from what I saw, Narduzzi did have to adapt. Thing is, he had much better cards -- if your middle O line is a glaring weakness, and their pressure D backed by good LB & DB play is their strength -- isn't much coordinator can do but try what he did on opening. Once they adjusted to take that away too, and our line's adrenaline stopped carrying them beyond themselves (there were actually holes & time first couple of series), we were done. Barring > 1 blown assignment or something by them
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
Amazing how I typed it & you heard it even though I'm an armless mute!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you for this||
I was hoping someone would post (or repost: thanks to the below depth-chart repost also) what the specifics & numbers were on that O-line relative to the incoming classes they represent. Wow! It's worse than I thought/remembered from the last RR classes to first/transition Hoke class. For me: that's most of the story. Your offense is only going to manage the occasional fluke hit a quick pass & break one or somehow get a miracle hole to run through with that. They're not even worse, in fact OK overall numbers b/c of top talent in maybe 4 guys: Gardner, Lewan, Gallon, Funchess.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Folks calling for new coaches, 1 thing first:||
Have you noticed how the last two searches went? Our first two choices "bowed out", declined interest, said no in each case. Les Miles does not want the job. Harbough did not want the job. Schiano did not want the job. I forget who the guy was / guys were the overtures or "rumor-tures" were buzzing about before him. Miles again, but I think was another before RR. So before we fire another coach -- let's consider _realistically_ who may be his replacement and what his first fully matured full cohorts may do in the year or two to come. Personally, I think RR was done -- his fault or no, the forecast had little upside. I see more positive in the forecast for Hoke (& staff). Reasonable people may differ about that, but let's learn from past that we're probably not going to get that huge name guy you want & think is going to make everything perfect by showing up
|6 weeks 4 days ago||So does mine||
Actually, come to think of it, I'm starting to hate them myself!!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Range: 0-2 wins||
Fairly symmetric distribution. 1 most likely. 0 a bit more likely than 2 I'm afraid. As follows:
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Bingo||
Too bad there's no prize but the knowledge of being right for, well, being right. Thanks for saying it anyway
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This is not on the coaches||
They're better again this year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Stick a fork in us, I guess||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Needed get lucky from start||
& still could, but facts are facts: they're still better than us this year. Still hangover from 2 hard turnarounds philosophy
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Try not to think about it||
Let's just try to keep this one from getting ugly. If we can somehow get a score here, it's game back on
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. That's the "almost" part||
for me too!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well...||
...the huge loss was on snapper. Rest of sacks, he didn't do the big loop for either -20, or breaks loose for TD or TD throw, or fumble or INT. That's the gamble, & coaches pounded him not to take that gamble against this D
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly||
Borges' plan has been brilliant. How did you actually expect to do if you thought of our middle 3 of O line v their D? I thought we would get absolutely CRUSHED. Borges' plan has made almost perfectly most that could be made given that.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||He's been told to take the loss||
Rather than try to be a hero & get the -20 sack or the INT he's been doing all year. It's obvious he's trying really hard to listen
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Right on.||
Just right on, man.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||They're just not that big||
or developed. Oldest guys in middle that line are RS Sophomores, ie Juniors. & some of them are small for linemen
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Well -25 to -30 on that 1 botched snap||
But still. Ouch. & yet, with middle of O line as not-ready as it is, and their D as good as it is, I'm surprised it's not worse (excepting that botched snap, I mean)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Dude. Chill. This is not on the coaches||
Middle of O line can't block Akron or UConn or PSU, & they're playing one of best D's in country. Coaches (& fact that MSU receivers really cannot catch. At. All.) have done a good job to put us in place where we still have a shot.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Blahrg?||
Don't sat Blahrg! Blahrg is bad!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This game have online live feed anywhere?||
This game have online live feed anywhere?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||And of all-world athletic but...||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. That's just all too sensible for these parts, dude||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Any way to F them both?||
Red Sox fans at least as annoying as Cards fans! Only way to make it worse would be to somehow have the Yankees playing in it too! It's like when ohio state plays Notre dame. Anyway they can both lose?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Damn autocorrect!||