Snowflakes Thread: Coaching

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on August 30th, 2014 at 3:21 PM

This is your thread to discuss the overall quality of the coaching today. 


True Blue Grit

August 30th, 2014 at 4:13 PM ^

As opposed to up in the box.  I like the fact he's there on the sideline to talk to Devin and other offensive players when they come off the field.  It seems he can also see little things more easily.  Of course, I'm sure he's still relying on a few guys up in the box to spot for him.  But this is a good thing I think which should help things go more smoothly this season.


August 30th, 2014 at 5:56 PM ^

But if I was Hoke, it would have been about rewarding that specific run and the challenge was a strong way of showing that Hoke was pleased.  

Plus, both Green and Smith earned a td on that drive anyways.  Green with the long run and Smith with the Caterpillar driving.  

I liked both the backs (after Green settled down.  That first drive wasn't pretty).


August 30th, 2014 at 3:42 PM ^

It was likely a TD anyway...I bet you the ball was over the line when his elbow hit the ground. Problem was an App State players ass was obstructing the best view so you couldn't tell anything. Hoke obviously wouldn't know about that, so I was fine with the challenge

snarling wolverine

August 30th, 2014 at 5:57 PM ^

I thought it looked like a TD but wasn't certain.  With the benefit of multiple angles and slow-mo, which we did not have, the referees could well have found a view that showed him scoring.

Anyway, you can't take your challenges with you into week 2, so in a 35-point game, there's not likely to be a better time to use it than then. 



August 30th, 2014 at 3:28 PM ^

"I am not Al Borges" - Doug Nussmeier


Seriously, nice to see the play calling match our abilities, both strengths and weaknesses. Really thought he took full advantage of our weapons and took some pressure off of our OL. I love the instant feedback he gives to the QBs when they came off the field, I really think that's going to make them better players faster than a phone call from the booth.

Mattison's defense was as advertised while the game mattered. They were some completely overmatched against our D so I'm not sure it mattered.


August 30th, 2014 at 3:29 PM ^

I thought spreading it out early was going great and then they sorted of went in a shell and did a lot of pro-style - sometimes with 3 TEs.

I suppose they're probably just trying out a bunch of stuff, but I hope we stay more spread out. We're not going to be able to run it down every team's throat like we did today


August 30th, 2014 at 3:34 PM ^

Snowflake thread as he clearly controlled pace - but he deserves another round of praise. He used the talent well.

GMatt was aggressive. Hoke has assembled a talented and deep roster.

Michigan Arrogance

August 30th, 2014 at 3:39 PM ^

DG98 had a great line, but he's shown that capability before. Still, it was nice to hear about the Qb position being coached up over the last few months and it's nice to have a 5th year guy at QB with his athleticism. I like that we have a QB coach on the sidelines.

I didn't like the QB keeper in the 3rd QTR, but overall a well called game: pass and spread it around to set up the run in the 2nd QTR. Given our strengths and experience, that's the way to go.



August 30th, 2014 at 3:51 PM ^

Some peeps questioned that timeout Hoke took near the goal line.  I also thought there was no need to play either Devin that deep into the game.  Up 35..if they got injured, Hoke would have been toasted on here.

But these are first world problems.