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Comment 23 Apr 2017

I think spring ball would be great for football players, teams and programs. However, I don't know how a school has 18 practices during the spring when kids are playing baseball, running track, playing lacrosse, etc. 

In 15 years as a high school football coach, it's hard enough to consistently get multisport guys in the weight room during spring sports. This is especially true at midsize to small schools.  

I'm sure there is a way to work it out, but it certainly wouldn't be done by one size fits all rules. There would have to be flexibility by the ohsaa and they don't have a good history of that.  Parents, other sports coaches, and administrators would have to be flexible too. They often aren't at all. It's a tough problem. 

Comment 02 Feb 2017

I don't get why people are starry eyed over "sexy" talent and top 5 recruiting rankings. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there but I I judge a program by championships. One B1G Championship for Urban really takes away from all the recruiting success. (The National Championship speaks for itself. But bad losses each of the last two years is a buzz kill.)

Comment 04 Jan 2017

Yes. Now...imagine what he may be able to do outside of a passing game that has been a total CF for long stretches of his career.  This pass game problem has been recurring throughout Urban's tenure. Maybe with a guys that's been doing it as long as Wilson, he will have 100% control (or as close to it as you get ) over what's happening.  

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I'm catching some of the 2nd half replay now as I read through the articles here. It's just mistake after mistake after mistake. All exploited by the downhill, smothering attack mode of Clemson.  This offense needs serious tweaks so it can be complete. But beyond that...this team wasnt ready to play last night. They looked panicked and obviously overwhelmed by the entire situation.  Urban looked the same way. 

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Urban used to talk about "alignment" of the staff with a common purpose. He also talks about recruiting being the life blood. No one would argue against these points of emphasis. However, it seems he doesn't have one point in line with the other.  He NEEDS an offensive staff with a group of guys that know how to run a system TOGETHER that matches the athletes they recruit. And, they need to recruit the best players that fit the scheme. Right now they take the best athletes and try  to build an offfense out of them but it's missing key components. It's out of alignment. If your power spread, get personnel that can include your single back in the power run game - as the ball carrier. Get TEs that can BLOCK and CATCH. 85 can't block. 88 can't run. Weber only carries on inside zone.   The pass game is so disjointed I can't get into it.  STOP filling the offensive staff with your buddies and get a staff that can scheme and build it. 

Comment 23 Nov 2016

As I sit here, holding my phone with my 43 year old hands, reading Pepper's garbage I wish I'd step backwards through time to my playing days. Whoever the smack talker was in our rivalry game would've been a marked man.  I sincerely hope Peppers is exactly that     Somebody needs to find him in a situation where he can be blocked back on and destroyed.