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Comment 29 Jul 2017

Wholeheartedly agree on the time left at the snap.  When it's less than 5 seconds, it's like a 3-2 pitch count in baseball, the opposing defense gets a running start. I also thought that our O-line and center had "tells" that the D could see what was coming and when the snap was to occur.  Seemed like the right tackle was already shifted to a pass blocking posture before the ball was snapped.

Comment 14 Jun 2017

Also glad to see Tom Byers get his recognition.  He was very impressive as a runner and a person.  3:50 miler after college.  Very few humans have run that fast.  Fun fact: he was paid to rabbit a race in Europe and the rest of the filed lagged behind.  Tom stole that race.

Comment 11 Feb 2017

I'll go in a different direction.  The crowd's reaction when Tommy Armstrong was carted away and then when he returned.  I was amongst 100K+ classy fans.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Ditto, Robert Smith was a National Class 400 meter sprinter.  None of the other RBs in that category.  Zeke is close.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Assuming that JT is taking classes this semester (in pursuit of a graduate degree), I would let the process run its course.  The new QB coach will be tasked with evaluating the QBs from film and spring practice.  Once spring ball has concluded, Urban and the staff will make a decision on who the QB is in the fall.  If JT is it, stay.  If he's not it, does he have another position and does he want said position?  If so, stay.  If not, have Urban make some calls to other schools to see where he can fit.

Confidence level that there will be a new QB coach = 98%.

Comment 22 Nov 2016

You're giving them one too many.  The century began in 2001, so I only count two (2003 and 2011).  Am I missing one?

Comment 20 Nov 2016

Didn't expect the Rick Ankiel reference - well played.  Credit to Rick for doing the TP Sr. thing and finding another way onto the field.

Part of the problem playing Sparty and Ped State is that they believe they can win against the good guys and play way above their normal level.  Need a couple of Husker games to take that away from them.

Comment 19 Nov 2016

Anybody see the irony in Pat getting called for an illegal snap that drew the defense offside?  Seems like the MSU center did that 3 times last year (twice with Bosa).  I think I heard Urban say to the ref "you're a year late!".

Sparty dumps PSU next week.  Good guys win against the fugly helmets and life will be all good.

Comment 25 Oct 2016

Are the slobs tipping off the defense (run vs. pass) based on their stances (e.g., Prince is usually moving in reverse prior to the snap on pass plays)?  Do our coaches self-scout these "tells"?

Comment 05 Oct 2016

Took my 8 year old (at the time) to the game.  Had no idea he was actually listening to the radio on the way up.  He turns to me and says "I thought it was supposed to be a close game."  Best part was when Joe pulled his 11 defensive starters in the middle of the drive.  (Wish he knew when to take action on other things).  Worst part were the PSU fans standing on the bleachers seats down below A deck.  Made it tough for my little guy to see.