August 9th, 2011 at 7:58 PM ^

Vincent Smith does look good, I think I'm changing my mind about him.  Jacquizz Rodgers is very successful at Oregon State, and Vincent Smith reminds me of him.  Talk about a change of pace between Hopkins and Smith.  It's nice to have a variety.


August 9th, 2011 at 8:05 PM ^

Great to see that the QB Iso was being worked on, hopefully that means the "QB play-action huh oh" is still around as well.  Also great to see Vincent Smith looking very fast as others have said.


August 9th, 2011 at 8:08 PM ^

Was that taken with a shoe cam?  Lot so shotgun.  Assuming they knew the show-cam was there and they are trying not to show much.  Mattison tore up our D with the 12 yard hook route.


August 9th, 2011 at 8:18 PM ^

Mark Snyder quote on Thomas Rawls:

"Though the players weren’t in pads, the workout was physical. On a carry up the middle, freshman tailback Thomas Rawls appeared to be down but kept running, with four defenders, hanging on him. Rawls stood out, looking as thick and powerful as any tailback."


August 10th, 2011 at 12:34 AM ^

What does that have to do with anything? I'm not trying to downplay his skills, I'm just saying the defenders aren't trying to tackle him, they're just supposed to get to him and hang on as he runs through their "tackle". It teaches the rb to run through contact. I'm just saying they couldn't have seen him dragging four tacklers because no one is tackling yet.


August 9th, 2011 at 9:13 PM ^

It was hard to get a feel for what was taking place and who might have been best. Looking forward to some of the longer stuff on MGoBlue.com. The passing and RB drills are always my favorite. Helps to get a better feel for where everyone is.


August 9th, 2011 at 9:29 PM ^

Man video quality on this is terrible.   

Makes me wonder if this is unauthorized footage taken on a hidden cam....  (Because I can get higher quality video on my laptop's built-in webcam, and I refuse to believe Rivals couldn't afford a better camera than that.  A hidden video camera, however, will capture lower quality, even if it's a good one.)  

If it is, I hope we shut that shit down pronto.  I like seeing things, but, I'd take backc Fort Schembechler in exchange for giving up things like this, if it means things that should be kept secret actually stay secret. (keep in mind, this video was "highlights", inferring that it doesn't include all the footage they captured.)


August 9th, 2011 at 10:17 PM ^

Rivals is cheap as hell, that's all it really says.. Like you said, you can get quality video with lots of small camera's these days..  Hell my gopro fits in the palm of my hand and that records in HD..  you could easily spy cam that anywhere


August 10th, 2011 at 9:39 AM ^

the back foot, transfering to thte front foot - they taught that at the youth technique school as well.

It will be interesting to see how the drill where they swarm to the ball pans out in a game.

Vincent Smith has very fast feet ...