May 25th, 2018 at 6:16 PM ^

But his footwork is AMAZING. Didn't you see that one recruiting video of his cone drill? Best spring camp of all time.


May 25th, 2018 at 8:49 PM ^

It's about muscle memory. You always want to over-emphasize fundamental things in practice, because they won't happen that way in games. Practice footwork and steps like that, and they'll be a little longer - but still quick - in games. Linebackers and defensive linemen practice staying low in the chutes, even though they'll end up being a couple inches higher in games because they don't have time to think about staying so low.

It's the same with any sport. You can't take BP with a guy throwing 99 MPH all the time, because you won't have time to hone your swing. You can't practice all your three-point shooting with a guy in your face and trying to block the shot, because you won't have time to focus on your shooting form.


May 25th, 2018 at 7:36 PM ^

Like what possible fucking degree could he have gotten? Not saying it’s bullshit but damn it does take a minute to get a degree.

I should know, my freshman year in college was 1996 and I just graduated last week from UT. Thank god for that 97 year old WWII vet finally getting his degree or I might have been the oldest guy there, what a loser. Pfffffft


May 25th, 2018 at 7:08 PM ^

The 2016 WR class isn't showing good early returns either. Despite a good chunk of playing time as freshmen both Crawford and McDoom failed to show improvement as sophomores and look to be already passed by younger talent. Nate Johnson...already gone.

Our awesome 2017 WR haul was critical. Let's hope they develop.

Victor Valiant

May 25th, 2018 at 8:46 PM ^

I gotta find the post from years ago where I predicted Ways would be a bust after seeing him and his QB Tyler Wiegers play. I also said Wiegers wasn’t a quality D1 prospect or something to that effect and got flamed pretty hard. A quick google search turned up an interesting nugget about Wiegers transferring to Eastern Michigan that I must have missed at the time:…


May 26th, 2018 at 9:26 AM ^

Not sure what degree Freddy got from ND, but getting an undergraduate from Michigan, a masters (I pressume) from ND is pretty impressive.   I hope Freddy goes to an Ivy League school for his next degree.    He may not have gotten much time on the field, but Freddy is winning.  Fancy footwork indeed!