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mjfiore

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Comment 21 Jan 2015

I don't want to be first in any of these polls. Nope nope nope. 

All the the best to Spence, he can play on Sunday if he wants it bad enough. 

Comment 10 Jan 2015

I heard Calipari talking about how the Ole Miss game for Kentucky was what they needed.  That they could have easily lost the game but it was the type of game that propels a team forward.  On the other hand, he talked about how if a team plays you close, it doesn't do anything good for you, its just a close game.  I think Minnesota was a game where we learned something, where we could have easily lost that game.  Hope that we ball hard and early against these Hoosiers. 

Comment 10 Jan 2015

I heard Calipari talking about how the Ole Miss game for Kentucky was what they needed.  That they could have easily lost the game but it was the type of game that propels a team forward.  On the other hand, he talked about how if a team plays you close, it doesn't do anything good for you, its just a close game.  I think Minnesota was a game where we learned something, where we could have easily lost that game.  Hope that we ball hard and early against these Hoosiers. 

Comment 10 Jan 2015

That or...

lighting a weed on fire

That line made coffee come out my nose. Nothing better than waking up to a ripe Skully in the morning.  Thanks DJ.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

One concern is stretching the field to the sidelines.  On more than one occasion Derrick Henry and even Sims got to the sideline quick and ripped off 20-30 yards or even a TD.  They also did this a few times with a quick pass.  I think for that game is was a bend don't break mindset.  But Oregon is fast and if they get the sideline quicker or they get a jet sweep going with fast receivers vs Royce, we will have trouble defending it.  Once they turn it up field their speed will get them 10-20 more yards than Henry was able to get.

With the Silver Bullets, we had linebackers (Hawk, Laurinaitis, even Wilhelm, Reynolds, and Carpenter) who read that quick, got to the edge and stopped the run, and we had very athletic safeties and corners (Gamble, Jenkins, Doss) who would make the read, shed the block and come up to make the play. Biggest question is how well we keep contain on Mariota and anyone out of the backfield while still maintaining strong pass coverage.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Great read Ross! Watching these clips a few things became more apparent. Zeke is fast, much faster than I thought. Cardale was very well coached and he was very coachable, changing his styles mid game. Very impressive and his confidence built over the game. The defense swarmed every play, full of energy and hustle.

I could watch these plays all day!

Comment 10 Nov 2014

Up until this past weekend, it felt like our offensive play calling was going into games reacting to the defenses we expected.  It was like our offense was setting up plays they thought would work well in the opponents defensive scheme and sticking to them.  This weekend it felt as though we were setting them up and forcing their defense to react to our offense.  Exactly the opposite of how we played VT, Clemson, Michigan St, and TTUN.

Playing with the upper hand feels great.  I'm hoping the confidence continues.