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Shawnee, Kansas (Kansas City) (via Columbus, OHIO)

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Comment 25 Nov 2015

Apologies for how that sounded...Really not my intent, 94. I just saw this tragedy coming for a long time, yet the school has never really addressed transforming the lake itself. I'm frustrated that it takes an actual death of a young man to make the change. I was just processing/wondering out loud as to why Mirror Lake is still around at all for people to jump into. Sometimes people appeal to "aesthetics" - which I was dismissing as not only foolish but not really true in the case of that lake.

Just wondering what possible reason they have for not addressing it sooner. I get the tradition. The school's obviously been trying to bring it to an end for some time. I just was thinking out loud as to why it's still there as a lake at all. If they had turned it into a reflection pond/pool a long time ago, this tragedy wouldn't happen.  I hate that it takes a tragedy to make things happen when there's not good reason for some highly intelligent and highly paid people to have done something prior to this. 

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Yes. Especially in keeping Zeke fresh. He should have at least 5 runs from TB and 5 targets as an H/WR per game.  

Comment 25 Nov 2015

We could have hired Lincoln Riley (who went from Eastern Carolina to Oklahoma) but I think Warinner argued for Beck.  Oklahoma did well with that hire. 

Alternatively... Is there an awesome Offensive minded HS coach in Texas, NJ, Maryland, Georgia, or Florida that is well respected?  That's how Gus Malzahn started out.  Maybe we could hire that way if we are also thinking recruiting in some of those new areas. 

Its another way to find great coaches and winners other than the college ranks.

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Just a thought and a question.  

We need someone who has a plan and can make adjustments and makes use of our talent.

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Yes. Magino is the play-caller/game planner though.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I don't think Urban suddenly can't coach.  It did seem that he was hesitant, playing scared, not being creative.  In other words, playing "not to lose."

Sure, there are things none of us know about. The game plan they thought they had didn't work. But they didn't adjust to what MSU was giving them.  

The deep ball was there, but in bad weather I'm okay with not forcing that too much. 

Slants and flats were open. The MSU corners played "Withers" coverage for 70% of the plays (8-10 yards off the ball).

Really, the mid range and middle of the field was there. Have we thrown to a TE in the middle of the field just past blitzing linebackers at any point during the year? It was open off play action. As were mid level throws. Of course, the 3 drops didn't help.

Outside zone or power off tackle worked better than running inside.  But where were any real quick pitches outside with WR blocking and cracking the safeties? At least we'd get a few yards that way.

Live and die by the juice... Be aggressive. That's what makes Urban who he is. Adjust aggressively. Don't try to out Tressell-ball Dantonio.  That's how you lose.  He's just like Tress. And that's why we lost. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

The offensive coordinators ALREADY benched ZEKE for the 2nd half of the MSU game from what I saw...

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Not getting the ball to TE or WRs in the middle of the field with 8-9 men in the box is STRANGE. 

Not taking advantage of MSU corners playing "Withers" coverage 8-10 yards off the ball by taking advantage of the flats is IDIOTIC.

Not giving ZEKE more than 2 runs in the second half is CRIMINAL. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015


Let's see how this plays out this week leading up to the game against TTUN. 

I WANT an angry football team, especially if its against TTUN.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Be careful, I was downvoted for this "controversial take" a few comments ago... 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Who would come back to a terrible playbook or preparation?  Shoulda went pro after the NC game. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015


70% of the time: predictable QB run

27% of the time: Zeke up the middle

2.9% of the time: slow developing deep pass play. 

.05% of the time: "other" that works

.05% of the time: "other" that doesn't work. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Unless the press conference says: 

"The coaches are to blame for this game, specifically on offense. We had no idea what to do and didn't even try to do anything to get the ball outside to anyone. We think we either run Zeke or try to throw bombs. That's all we got. Please submit your ideas to us or call Tom Herman and beg him to come back." 

I will not accept any other excuse. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Those deep pass plays take even longer to develop, though. 

Why aren't we throwing to Vannett on 1st down/2nd down. 5 yards would be great then! But no. We run up the gut into their strength. 

No slants. No screen. No quick pitches outside. No TE over the middle when LBs are stuffing the box. Nothing. 

Like you...I got nothing.