March 30th, 2011 at 12:06 AM ^

I know they were probably not supposed to run the kickoff returns all the way, but seriously, only running a kick off for 20 yards and then stopping for no reason makes me ill.   We are screwed next year if that's the new strategy.


March 30th, 2011 at 12:03 AM ^

So I learned Mike Martin was driving with his right foot in front when he should have been using his left.  Does this mean I can be a football coach now?


March 30th, 2011 at 1:10 AM ^

I think its just a way of tackling but not fully tackling. If you watch the film, the runner gets swarmed and essentially stopped before the runner is let go and continues to run. I think it's to teach the runner to never give up, while not hurting him, and allowing the defenders to tackle without full blown laying someone out due to our lack of depth. Or at least that's what I thought was going on because it is what I've seen in each of the videos so far.


March 30th, 2011 at 8:06 AM ^

I think the coaches have institued a "catch and release" policy for tackling in spring practice.

This has been a common occurence during all of the vids we have seen so far: defenders swarm to carrier, ball carrier's progress stopped for 1-2 seconds, ball carrier "squirts free" and runs unfettered for an 80-yard TD. Lather, rinse, repeat.


March 30th, 2011 at 2:26 AM ^

That's like playing "just the tip". I need more than that to get my fix.


March 30th, 2011 at 4:30 AM ^

Can anyone tell me what drill Roundtree is doing in that video.  He was running with Cameron Gordon so I'm guessing that it is not an offense only drill.


March 30th, 2011 at 9:04 AM ^


The public is allowed at practices?



March 30th, 2011 at 12:57 PM ^

Thanks for the video. 

Hoke is all over the place in this video, even spending some time with Hagerup on punts.  I also like Coach Mallory's intensity at the end of the video.

Also Maguns, I think you were correct about Roundtree running some special teams, it seems like he is doing some in this video as well.

El Jefe

March 30th, 2011 at 10:08 AM ^

By some of the comments I read in here, some of you have no clue what spring practice and conditioning are all about.  This is the time where they learn technique and the drills that will be ran for summer workouts.  They are NOT supposed to tackle, just swarm to the ball and the coaches are looking to see if they are in the right position to make the play.  Relax.


March 30th, 2011 at 10:31 AM ^

I'm almost certain that's #64.  He's getting destroyed by BWC (which, nice BWC), but it's fantastic that he's even on the field.  I thought he was being held out for now? 


March 30th, 2011 at 11:32 AM ^

I don't know enough to say one way or the other, but I find myself liking the way T. Gordon plays and moves on the field.  Although he really bit on that counter/fake didn't he (unless that was a broken play)?

BWC is really giving Burzynski hell on that second play as well, which he should.  Burzynki's a little bit shorter, and his primary goal is be the low man and survive, so it looks like Campbell stands up a bit.  But looking at it again (about 50 times), he launches low.  Really overpowers him.

Khoury puts a nice pop on Ash.  CC comes in late not looking to hit anyone (!)

I need to 2 more plays today to overanalyze. 


March 30th, 2011 at 12:09 PM ^

Black has been Roh's backup at WDE.

I like the way Will Campbell looks this year.  It seems like the light might be turning on.

I really liked Thomas Gordon at Spur last year, but he's supposedly playing FS this year, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.  He's a good athlete and tackler, but I don't know how he is as a centerfielder.