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  1. jmfb

    Riley Shelf Life

    Well my wheelhouse is football- not video games, basements of dungeons and dragons. But I dont comment or debate those subjects When Im discussing a topic Im debating, I know enough about that subject to be able to actually spell it correctly, or I wont bother commenting If I didnt know enough about the subject to talk intelligently about it, I wouldnt bother debating it. But thats just me Thats why some guys have 8,000 posts and others have just 800 As to the structure of the posts- I always try and speak to the audience. The ones that need it most seem to have a real reading and comprehension problem So doing everything this way makes it easier for them to read and follow If we were having a debate about proper punctuation and sentence structure in an English Lit forum, I would write differently or not comment at all But this isnt that type of forum, what matters is the topics at hand- Husker Football If leaving periods out really gets to someone, they probably need to get some very serious counseling, I'll leave those trivial details to the hall pass monitors and safety patrol nerds we used to walk right by when we were kids
  2. Today in 2015 Uniforms should be part of the recruiting budget If you coach or work with High School kids ask them who the teams they are interested in and what got them interested in those teams in the first place You wont hear, well they were the only ones playing on TV and they won a bunch so that's why Im a fan of X Reality is there is a group of kids out there and that group is growing who got their initial interest because of unique and different uniforms It doesnt matter that brand x or y has good quality gear for the non serious athlete or is liked by 40 year old men who play golf or watch football on tv What matters is does that uniform resonate with your future players-which will eventually improve the product on the field - if we get good coaching Ask todays kids, go to a camp that isnt being watched by scouts and see what you see Here in Nebraska- its less and less NU gear 30-40 years ago none of these kids cared much about visors, spats, custom gloves, custom socks, different/modern uniforms and helmets Lots of the 2015 players do, not all, but a good number It is what it is, to ignore it is to be left behind The 17-18 year old football kids of today have no interest in anything adidas
  3. jmfb

    Riley Shelf Life

    Had SabAn- not Saben stayed, he would have built a dynasty at MSU, just like he did at LSU and Bama- this again?Ok- Saban never had a losing season at MSU, brought them up to a winner and had a 10 win season in his last year of the 5 year resurrection plan- he did it MSU was very happy with the turnaround Saban engineered at MSU- he was right where he said he would be in year 5 Im very certain he would have had as good or better success at MSU had he stayed- hes shown he will go down in history as one of the all time great college coaches Lots of NFL and College guys haven't been able to make what they did in college work in the NFL and Vis Versa- I don't think it matters MUCH different equation If that does matter then I guess Rileys failure at San Diego counts too. For the love of god, Saban didn't do sh#t at MSU. You really have to be ignorant to continually spew that sh#t out. His record there proves it. Hard to have a real conversation with someone who claims to have a factual based opinion on Saban- when the other person doesn't even know how to spell the mans nameYou've done it a lot, the guys name is Nick Saban- not Saben If you read or follow college football to any level at all- you probably would have gotten that right If mom doesn't have a cable outlet in the basement at least ride your skateboard over to the closest bar and watch a few games this season. He did spell it correctly, so your argument is invalid. Great job Mod you are really on top of thingsWrong again- this is what he said in just one post" Dantonio is 75 -31 at MSU with a lot more hardware to show for it. Saben never got them there but a different coach could. I'm guessing Saben is a pretty good coach." You must have missed all the other times he misspelled it before I corrected him- good job by him finally making the switch If you follow politics at all you know how to spell Barack Obama If you follow software at all you know how to spell Larry Ellison If you follow college football at all- you don't spell Saban Saben a bunch of times If you follow college football you No need for this post man. Considering most people struggled spelling Bo's last name of Pellllini Well I would have to disagree with that If someone wants to debate a subject and claims to have a bunch of knowledge about it- one would think they would be able to SPELL the subject being discussed Goes to credibility I can see why guys like Harbaugh has a tough time suffering fools like Cowherd who know all the buzz words but not much under the surface If the guy needs help getting $$ for cable, heck lets do a fundraiser or someone offer to hire him to clean their pool or something like that
  4. jmfb

    Riley Shelf Life

    Had SabAn- not Saben stayed, he would have built a dynasty at MSU, just like he did at LSU and Bama- this again? Ok- Saban never had a losing season at MSU, brought them up to a winner and had a 10 win season in his last year of the 5 year resurrection plan- he did it MSU was very happy with the turnaround Saban engineered at MSU- he was right where he said he would be in year 5 Im very certain he would have had as good or better success at MSU had he stayed- hes shown he will go down in history as one of the all time great college coaches Lots of NFL and College guys haven't been able to make what they did in college work in the NFL and Vis Versa- I don't think it matters MUCH different equation If that does matter then I guess Rileys failure at San Diego counts too. For the love of god, Saban didn't do sh#t at MSU. You really have to be ignorant to continually spew that sh#t out. His record there proves it. Yes, it does prove he did a great job- significant improvement, never a losing season, 10 wins in the last year of his 5 year plan and doubling his salary to go to LSU- very nice run up to his 4 National Championships
  5. jmfb

    Our Identity

    As I said in the other thread, tough to go back to a "pure option offense" when we were not a pure option offense. I would say we were a power running team with the option mixed in. Did Frazier or Frost ever run a triple option? I know we ran triple in the 80s, but by the mid-90s run I don't remember seeing too much of it. The FB runs seemed to be called plays (see 95 Orange vs Miami). NU in Osbornes day NEVER ran the true triple option, ever Everything was a double option per TO in his books He didnt feel he had the practice time to teach a true triple It may have looked like triple to some- but the play called had just 2 options- sometimes it was optimized for just 1
  6. The ONLY opinion that matters are the 18-22 year old kids playing football and the 17-18 year old impressionable kids making the decision to play
  7. Maryland/Northern Virginia is a grossly under rated area for HS football They play quality football there and DC has some ballers as well I talked to 2 of DPEs HS coaches this winter. They knew what they had and weren't surprised at all by what he is doing at NU. DPE only played QB because these guys were really down that year and they needed the ball in his hands every snap. Bos guys found a good one there.
  8. They had 5 wins against a very poor schedule last year and the teams that were good torch them! I have seen him play and yes he is playing out of position, but he is in no why the same level as DPE! I One player cant carry an entire team, doesn't matter to me at all he played on a losing team The previous year they had a nice playoff run IIRC No he isn't a DPE- but he is a legit 3 star kid with legit size, speed and explosiveness Much different type of player We just dont get many like that in our state these days We need to get in early, stick with them and let them know they are wanted He would have found a way to get on the field here and contributed at some point
  9. jmfb

    Riley Shelf Life

    Had SabAn- not Saben stayed, he would have built a dynasty at MSU, just like he did at LSU and Bama- this again? Ok- Saban never had a losing season at MSU, brought them up to a winner and had a 10 win season in his last year of the 5 year resurrection plan- he did it MSU was very happy with the turnaround Saban engineered at MSU- he was right where he said he would be in year 5 Im very certain he would have had as good or better success at MSU had he stayed- hes shown he will go down in history as one of the all time great college coaches Lots of NFL and College guys haven't been able to make what they did in college work in the NFL and Vis Versa- I don't think it matters MUCH different equation If that does matter then I guess Rileys failure at San Diego counts too. For the love of god, Saban didn't do sh#t at MSU. You really have to be ignorant to continually spew that sh#t out. His record there proves it. Hard to have a real conversation with someone who claims to have a factual based opinion on Saban- when the other person doesn't even know how to spell the mans name You've done it a lot, the guys name is Nick Saban- not Saben If you read or follow college football to any level at all- you probably would have gotten that right If mom doesn't have a cable outlet in the basement at least ride your skateboard over to the closest bar and watch a few games this season. He did spell it correctly, so your argument is invalid. Great job Mod you are really on top of things Wrong again- this is what he said in just one post" Dantonio is 75 -31 at MSU with a lot more hardware to show for it. Saben never got them there but a different coach could. I'm guessing Saben is a pretty good coach." You must have missed all the other times he misspelled it before I corrected him- good job by him finally making the switch though If you follow politics at all you know how to spell Barack Obama If you follow software at all you know how to spell Larry Ellison If you follow college football at all- you don't spell Saban Saben a bunch of times That's why I was offering the advice on him getting on cable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqwAXk8c2Ew
  10. jmfb

    Riley Shelf Life

    Had SabAn- not Saben stayed, he would have built a dynasty at MSU, just like he did at LSU and Bama- this again? Ok- Saban never had a losing season at MSU, brought them up to a winner and had a 10 win season in his last year of the 5 year resurrection plan- he did it MSU was very happy with the turnaround Saban engineered at MSU- he was right where he said he would be in year 5 Im very certain he would have had as good or better success at MSU had he stayed- hes shown he will go down in history as one of the all time great college coaches Lots of NFL and College guys haven't been able to make what they did in college work in the NFL and Vis Versa- I don't think it matters MUCH different equation If that does matter then I guess Rileys failure at San Diego counts too. For the love of god, Saban didn't do sh#t at MSU. You really have to be ignorant to continually spew that sh#t out. His record there proves it. Hard to have a real conversation with someone who claims to have a factual based opinion on Saban- when the other person doesn't even know how to spell the mans name You've done it a lot, the guys name is Nick Saban- not Saben If you read or follow college football to any level at all- you probably would have gotten that right If mom doesn't have a cable outlet in the basement at least ride your skateboard over to the closest bar and watch a few games this season https://www.youtube....h?v=CqwAXk8c2Ew
  11. jmfb

    Riley Shelf Life

    Im not confident a 62 year old coach who hasnt won anything before in College football- will all of a sudden win something or that someone that hasnt consistently won - will consistently win. Especially when an average by most standards coach came right behind him and was able to do so. You arent looking at the complete resume when it comes to guys like Miles Great run at Colorado during the MCCarney era Nice 8 year run at Michigan OSU was 5–6, 5–6, and 3–8. the 3 seasons before he got there. He upset top 4 OU in year 1, beat a top 3 OU in one of the subsequent years. his only losing season in 4 was year 1 Im guessing if he stayed he would have been consistently successful there- just like he was at the previous stops and LSU- very consistent Look at Sean Es resume when it comes to hiring head football coaches, He is the one making the decsion- what is his track record there? He doesnt really have one If MR has consistent success, SE is officially the smartest guy in the room- but he doesnt have a track record to go on either Or he could have been like Riley after he went 10-4, 9-4, 9-4, 8-5 and started falling off. If Riley bolted for Bama instead of staying at Oregon St, you could possibly be saying the same thing about him that you are saying about Les right now. And saying someone was a successful assistant coach doesn't necessarily translate to him being a successful head coach. Will give you the assistant thing- even though No one is willing to admit an average coach did a better job at OSU than Riley even though its there in black and white, an inconvenient truth Not all good assistants make good CEOs- but it doesnt hurt if the team you coached was successful or you had a chance to work for a very good Head Coach There is no guarantee MIke Riley would have been Bamas savior right? Bama wiffed on what 3 coaches before they finally hired Saban and he engineered the turnaround and dynasty that "hot" coaches like Shula, Franchione and Dubose couldnt do Would Mike Riley been one of the 3 or 4 corpses or not? We will never know- his NU tenure might give us a bit of a clue There is no guarantee that Saban would have built a dynasty at MSU, is there? Well Riley hasn't ever won anything, won consistently or built a dynasty anywhere Saban has engineered 3 turnarounds, 3 consistent winners, 2 of those programs winning National Championships So yeah kind of a track record with one guy Saban, not so much with the other I don't think anyone would be betting their life savings that Saban wouldn't have taken that program to the top had he decided to stay past the last year of his 5 year plan 10 win season.
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    Our Identity

    TO's offense was morphing to Spread Option with a more QB centric running game before he retired- lots more 1 back sets I think I remember reading somewhere that he said he would be a spread option team if he were coaching today That is a bit different than the 100s of ways Johnson runs his option and orbit sweep game he runs at GT They aren't just a triple option team, they run midline and you even see some veer concepts at times, the guy is a genius While Tenopir was running zone schemes in his latter years- some of the better O-linemen are going to look at an option offense as something they probably want to stay away from if they want to play in the NFL That may be an offense that can get you to 8-3 or maybe even 9-2 with a class ranked a lot lower than other teams in the top 15, but you may not get the kids you need to be a top 5, top 10 team. When you are one of many trying to get the very same type of player to come to your University and are just above average with blah uniforms, good academic support and not much scenery- that isn't a great value proposition for most HS kids. So there definitely is value in considering being different. While defending spread teams was something that was different and kind of a hassle to do 15 years ago, much easier today, because we all see so much of it. Everyone runs smash, everyone runs 4 verts, everyone runs shallow, everyone runs bubble, everyone runs mesh the Mike Leachs of the world are having a much tougher time dinking and dunking people to death. Yes he is an air raid guy and I know that is a Hal Mumme spread subset that isn't used by many- but many teams including NU have taken those concepts and added them to their offenses. The approach of being different certainly makes sense to look at Understand true option teams at the High SChool level has dropped off dramatically. If you go to places like Florida, Georgia, Texas most of what you see is Spread to Pass teams. Pro style throwing QBs aren't being overlooked at all Tough decision
  13. Christian has produced some kids who have played in the past for NU, Farup does a real nice job In 2013, they were a pretty good playoff team- went deep IIRC You are going to see several kids from Ashland- CI probably playing for NU in the next several years He was a very good player There aren't a lot of kids like that in our backyard- real DI kids with the legit size , explosiveness and speed Ive seen him play in person- he would have been able to see the field somewhere for DONU If we lose both Jared and the kid from Omaha South- that isn't positive Losing 1 I get, not both
  14. Who cares if they own soccer, water polo, titleywinks or kayaking? The NU kids playing football probably dont know or care who Bayern Munchen is When they were kids and had to choose between being a foot fairy and playing football- they did the right thing and decided to play football
  15. Even at the High SChool level I have friends that have gone to the modern unique style sublimated uniforms and then decaled their helmets up with something big, bold and different In pretty much every case, when they promoted it and made a big deal out of it, their numbers often times improved significantly Sounds silly, but it's true. It shouldn't be like that, but it is Now its custom gloves, spats and even socks That's the way it is in 2015
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