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...born and raised in the shadow of The Shoe...now living in Nascar Country.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl

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Comment 02 Dec 2016

Also...the Mike and Will position have evolved since Ash took over...

The Sam and Will are mirrored except one aligns to the field and the other boundary 

The Mike is now really just the only "true" linebacker any more 

Even though Perry played the Will spot for 2 seasons under Ash, I would not expect to see another Perry type person at Will. I think Baker could be more the norm 

That being said, I wonder if Harrison could grow into a Mike..or maybe Jones..

With the Quarters scheme Ash implemented and the Cover 1 Schiano has hung his hat on, the Will needs to be able to Cover and Cover well...

Comment 02 Dec 2016

3 Deep==How many defenders played the deep zones

2 Under==How many defenders played the underneath zones

Everybody else rushed the passer

Cover 1...1 deep safety

CBs play man to man on the outside most WR

Safety has TE (or a slot WR) man to man

LBs will play what they call "banjo" on the RB(s) and if the RB releases to their side, they will take them man-to-man.

Whichever running back does not have a RB release to him will play, basically, zone defense underneath and break on the QBs eyes/throw 

Comment 18 Nov 2016

Hooker wasn't Hooker last season

He really came on late in the season and the momentum carried on through the spring 

Comment 16 Oct 2016

Wisconsin did a very good job of using Ohio State's Cover 1 defense to its advantage...formation Ohio State's defense to get a soft edge and then attack with the jet sweep 

Going to Cover 2/Cloud force against the compressed formations really could have helped slow things down on the edge 

Comment 12 Oct 2016

This would really shock me...

What I heard about Brown was he was a grinder who the coaches loved 

Comment 20 Sep 2016

you can move a WR back and make him eligible and step the TE up on the line to cover the OT...you run the pass out of that formation if you catch a defensive back not covering the "covered" WR

It is an old Wing-T/Veer formation & play

Comment 19 Sep 2016

Baker is better...

It has everything to do with his VISION...he is able to see the windows open faster than Booker and is not afraid to run through and close the window...Booker, for all his physical gifts is more often a step behind the play.

As a result...Baker, although smaller than Booker, is better against the run than Booker go back and see how often Baker is in the backfield...

Not to mention, Baker is also fast/athletic enough to be used a "spy" on Baker Mayfield...

Comment 08 Aug 2016

Tuf Borland might just be the real deal...early returns from spring ball were very positive...

I do not see him taking a spot from Booker, yet, but Booker needs to prove he is a linebacker and just a big athlete