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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

seriously...walk him directly to his car and mail him his ish... It's now a trend... It's his job to have them prepared not only to block, but to catch as well... Niles needs to sit, what an embarrassment after saying what he said...sick to my stomach...
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:22 PM

Overreactionary post is overreacting.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:22 PM

Why did Niles want the ball more? It's not like he can do anything like catch it.

Gilmore drives me insane. Enough said.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:23 PM

Why did Niles want the ball more? It's not like he can do anything like catch it.

Gilmore drives me insane. Enough said.




Hey, but didn't you read the article about how great our receivers are at pancakes?????


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:29 PM

Have Ron Brown coach the WRs. Abdul Muhammad, Reggie Baul, and Clester Johnson weren't NFL receivers, but they didn't drop the ball.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:32 PM

Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:45 PM

It would be an over reaction if it was one game...this is going on 3 years of drops. Obviously gilmore wasn't out here, but he's ultimately responsible no? He's not doing the right things to get them prepared and he's had more than enough time to do so... I'm not a dooms dayer, but what's the definition of insanity?
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:16 PM

I am not really one to call for firings but it sure would make a lot of sense to have Scott Frost come back and fill a spot left by Gilmore in the near future.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:25 PM

But its the same thing every year with gilmore! We complain about dropped passes. That is the wideouts job, to catch the ball. Since we have been complaining about it for a while, to me, that is on gilmore.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:27 PM

Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


Was cosgrove out there playing on the 2007 defense? Still his job no?
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:31 PM

I am not really one to call for firings but it sure would make a lot of sense to have Scott Frost come back and fill a spot left by Gilmore in the near future.


I don't think Pelini and Frost see eye to eye for some reason, heard it before.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:41 PM

Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


A wr coach being held responsible because his wrs drop balls all over the place? Nah.....just blame the players.

It worked for Coz, Callahan, Bohl, etc...
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:59 PM

It would be nice to have a go to receiver. Niles Paul will never need a flu shot because he probably couldn't catch that either!
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:35 PM

Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


And BC wasn't out there QBing bad games, Coz wasn't getting yards put on him by Ball St., either. So I guess they were good coaches, too.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:37 PM

Keep Ted Gilmore, great guy.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:35 PM

We've 2, only TWO remaining holdovers from Callahan. Gilmore and Watson. Im still on the fence about Watson. Probably aways will be. Never was impressed with the job Gilmore does. Receivers seem to have these problems with Callahan as well. it has to stop. I sit here and watch other college football games and qb's throw the ball up with total faith before watching their receiver come down with the ball. What happened today was a total embarrassment. Last year Gilleylen and Holt were benched. Now it's Niles' turn. I have lost hope in this guy. I know he's a college kid playing a game. He's also a 22-23 year old ADULT on the brink of possibly making darn good money in the NFL who is NOT DOING HIS JOB. Blame him, blame Gilmore more. Last year the offensive struggles were blamed on Watson a lot and Pelini said the plan was good, the players didnt "execute". Thats' not working for me with Gilmore, because the execution couldnt be any better when a guy is running across the field wide open and has one laid in the bread basket. (3 times today, 2 paul, 1 kinnie) Yes i think Frost would be an excellent choice to take his job. I'm done now.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:42 PM

We've 2, only TWO remaining holdovers from Callahan. Gilmore and Watson. Im still on the fence about Watson. Probably aways will be. Never was impressed with the job Gilmore does. Receivers seem to have these problems with Callahan as well. it has to stop. I sit here and watch other college football games and qb's throw the ball up with total faith before watching their receiver come down with the ball. What happened today was a total embarrassment. Last year Gilleylen and Holt were benched. Now it's Niles' turn. I have lost hope in this guy. I know he's a college kid playing a game. He's also a 22-23 year old ADULT on the brink of possibly making darn good money in the NFL who is NOT DOING HIS JOB. Blame him, blame Gilmore more. Last year the offensive struggles were blamed on Watson a lot and Pelini said the plan was good, the players didnt "execute". Thats' not working for me with Gilmore, because the execution couldnt be any better when a guy is running across the field wide open and has one laid in the bread basket. (3 times today, 2 paul, 1 kinnie) Yes i think Frost would be an excellent choice to take his job. I'm done now.


I'm also tottering on Watson. In eight quarters of football he has zero touchdowns against Will Muschamp. Ultimately the drops excuse doesn't matter. Your receivers drop the ball? Put receivers in who can catch. Don't have any? Recruit them. Whatever the reason is, it's Watson's problem. But it's also Gilmore's problem. That guy is nothing but dead weight, both in recruiting and as a coach. We get absolutely no interest from top-tier high school wideouts, and it seems like we'll be mining the JUCO ranks forever. Getting average to good receivers might be all right if they developed under him, but they don't. And they won't.

Niles IMO has plum worked himself out of a job. He just can't catch. That's what we call a PROBLEM when you're a wide receiver.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:53 PM


Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


Was cosgrove out there playing on the 2007 defense? Still his job no?

Two complete different things. If our WR's werent blocking or were running bad routes then yes fire Gilmore. BUt if its only dropped passes blame the players.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:13 AM

chicken or egg?

Our receivers block well... but they are to catch the ball first and foremost. I understand the players are the ones that need to execute, but the coaches are the ones that put them in a position to succeed through preparation, coaching, drills, film, etc. When we see a single position group ROUTINELY fail to execute, and this isn't just 1 group of players, it's several players that have entered the system, then there is a major cause of concern. I see this with our WR's, and to a lesser extent our OL. Watson is a topic in it's own.

but we are freaking nebraska... we don't need to settle for second or third rate coaches. "OK" or doing "Alright" does not cut it.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:17 AM

Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


I didn't know that this was the first year we've dealt with dropped passes....we've dealt with it for nearly.....well as long as we started relying on the pass....how many Texas Tech recievers would drop those passes? or even Baylor? Baylor catches everything these days.....

It is totally on Gilmore, and those who don't think so are totally in denial...
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:20 AM

OH my, people are agreeing with me. There has got to be a better O.C. out there.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:20 AM

So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.



its one thing when we fumble cuz they put their helmet directly on the ball, its another when you drop the ball when it has been thrown to the perfect spot....or fumbled when running down the sideline being ankle tapped....(niles paul vs Iowa State 2009)
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:34 AM


So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.



its one thing when we fumble cuz they put their helmet directly on the ball, its another when you drop the ball when it has been thrown to the perfect spot....or fumbled when running down the sideline being ankle tapped....(niles paul vs Iowa State 2009)

I won't argue that Paul should have been yanked, but there's plenty of blame to go around. I don't think it all rests on Gilmore.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:34 AM

So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.


No - because our RB's havent been a revolving door of FAIL for 3 years in a row.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:16 AM

I'm not big on going after coaches unless they deserve it, but numerous people whose opinions I'd trust far more than my own on this, have had reservations about this guy since the beginning. As a WRs coach and as a recruiting coordinator.

Part of being a leader, Bo - you got to know when you need to let a guy go, that you like and are friends with (potentially including a certain offensive lines coach...but I guess Barney is being given a pass by most of us for now). Ask Bill Callahan how it goes if you don't.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:26 AM

I will say this - I've rarely been as shocked as I was when Kinnie dropped that TD. Since he's come on board he's had the best hands of our WRs bar none, and he's always caught passes that come his way. Honestly today's drop was the 1st time I remember him dropping a pass. Aside from that hiccup, I'm thinking the coaches have definitely done something right with that guy, and there's no doubt he should be our #1 go-to WR moving forward.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:35 AM

the Kinnie drop was a shocker, not the drop but who it was. Cotton has been doing his job this year. The o'line is improved and getting the job done. when we ran the ball north and south today we had success. qb's had time to throw. GILMORE IS NOT GETTING THE JOB DONE.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:07 AM

It would be nice to have a go to receiver. Niles Paul will never need a flu shot because he probably couldn't catch that either!

We have one. His name is Mike Mcneill. Remember him? I know Shawn Watson doesn't.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:00 AM


Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


A wr coach being held responsible because his wrs drop balls all over the place? Nah.....just blame the players.

It worked for Coz, Callahan, Bohl, etc...


Alright...your receiver just dropped a pass that hit him squarely in the hands and there was no one within 10 yards of him. Go coach him up. What would you do?


The receivers were in the right place constantly throughout the game. The routes were run pretty well. Blocking from them has been pretty good. The receiver has to catch the ball...that's on him. There's only so much a coach can do in that situation.

I'd agree, it's on the coaches if the receivers are out there every week dropping numerous balls, but that's really not happening.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:36 AM



Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


A wr coach being held responsible because his wrs drop balls all over the place? Nah.....just blame the players.

It worked for Coz, Callahan, Bohl, etc...


Alright...your receiver just dropped a pass that hit him squarely in the hands and there was no one within 10 yards of him. Go coach him up. What would you do?


The receivers were in the right place constantly throughout the game. The routes were run pretty well. Blocking from them has been pretty good. The receiver has to catch the ball...that's on him. There's only so much a coach can do in that situation.

I'd agree, it's on the coaches if the receivers are out there every week dropping numerous balls, but that's really not happening.


It's not? Really? The routes havn't been all that great this season either. As far as Paul he doesn't run with any vision either. He is fast but even on returns he runs into tackles, and has no balance he gets tapped in the foot or leg even a little and he is down every time. I think the real reason why his job should be in question is why wouldn't you at least try to pull him out and try someone else. What is wrong with Marlowe, can he not catch? or Enunwa or Stanley Jean Baptiste. I know they all don't know the offense, but really? you can't put them in and say run this route? This is Div. 1 football right? They are talented atheletes right? I would hope they could figure this out.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:55 PM



Was Gilmore out there dropping passes? Hmm...must have missed that...


A wr coach being held responsible because his wrs drop balls all over the place? Nah.....just blame the players.

It worked for Coz, Callahan, Bohl, etc...


Alright...your receiver just dropped a pass that hit him squarely in the hands and there was no one within 10 yards of him. Go coach him up. What would you do?


The receivers were in the right place constantly throughout the game. The routes were run pretty well. Blocking from them has been pretty good. The receiver has to catch the ball...that's on him. There's only so much a coach can do in that situation.

I'd agree, it's on the coaches if the receivers are out there every week dropping numerous balls, but that's really not happening.


You do whatever it takes in practice for your receivers to catch the damn ball. I know there are coaches that have players catching freaking tennis balls to get them receiving better. Whatever it takes. Which Gilmore doesn't seem to have apparently.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:29 PM

So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.


-I agree with this post. I bet we come out playing with fire and passion come Okie St. We are very impressive on the road and Okie Lite doesn't have a very impressive D. We definitely have a good chance of going undefeated from here on out.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:35 PM


So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.


-I agree with this post. I bet we come out playing with fire and passion come Okie St. We are very impressive on the road and Okie Lite doesn't have a very impressive D. We definitely have a good chance of going undefeated from here on out.


And SDSU did? Everyone knows how to stop our offense now thanks to them. Will Muschamp even said they used the same defense SDSU did, two people spying on Martinez the whole game. Every team will do this now, guaranteed. We are going to have top try some diff. plays if we want to be successful.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:36 PM

Nothing to really do with this game; the case against Gilmore really has been years in the making.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:38 PM



So does this mean Beck needs to be fired because Rex can't catch and Helu can't hold on to the ball? We choked today plain and simple. Firings aren't going to change the fact that Texas owns us. I bet we don't lose another game this year, but for some stupid reason we just can't beat Texas.


-I agree with this post. I bet we come out playing with fire and passion come Okie St. We are very impressive on the road and Okie Lite doesn't have a very impressive D. We definitely have a good chance of going undefeated from here on out.


And SDSU did? Everyone knows how to stop our offense now thanks to them. Will Muschamp even said they used the same defense SDSU did, two people spying on Martinez the whole game. Every team will do this now, guaranteed. We are going to have top try some diff. plays if we want to be successful.


-True...it was evident that there were multiple defenders spying on Martinez....but I like our chances...Watson is going to HAVE TO come up with some different plays other than ones out of the zone read offensive scheme...if receivers start catching footballs...i like our chances.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:41 PM

Also....if you have two defenders spying on Martinez...that can make it quite difficult to make plays with your feet...period. With Texas's speed, this was a recipe for disaster for Martinez...should've ran some I-formation and passed a bit more. A positive to take from this though, which hasn't been mentioned much, is that our offensive line gave our quaterbacks plenty of time to throw the ball. I liked seeing that b/c in the past, we have had piss poor blocking...
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:42 PM

AAAAND seeing Zac Lee come in and makes some plays and work his ass off to get NEB a touchdown....was awesome! I really enjoyed seeing him play and pick himself up after losing the starting job. Amazing character. period.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:10 PM

every time a game isnt perfect we have a thread "fire such and such coach" which gets kind of old. similar to the so and so sucks who can we still threads in the recruiting forum, but atleast those are kind of comical
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:12 PM

every time a game isnt perfect we have a thread "fire such and such coach" which gets kind of old. similar to the so and so sucks who can we still threads in the recruiting forum, but atleast those are kind of comical

yeah, this loss was bigger than any one coach. people need to place more blame on bo. i love him as our coach, but he can not allow these letdowns if he wants to compete for championships.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:18 PM

I'm sorry but Gilmore and Cotton really have to go. This is getting truly pathetic. As fans, our expectations of the offensive line must be incredibly low! THIS IS NEBRASKA for crying out loud. We are supposed to have the biggest, baddest hog mollies in the nation. There is no intensity in our offensive line and it's sickening. I don't want to hear the excuse of "Texas has a great D-Line. They are just hard to contain". Well that's some bull$*#%. Our offensive line needs to be feared, and it never will be with our sissy-minded coach. There can still be an argument for him to stay as of now, but by the time Qvale, Sirles, Ash, Coffey, Rodriguez, and Moody are older and starting, we need to be dominant, otherwise it's time to go.

Wide Receivers coaching. Do I even need to post anything here? Yeah we get, blocking is important. Why don't we switch Gilmore to Offensive Line coach? It's all he ever cares about. Who are the difference-making receivers in today's game? I see a future hall of famer in Randy Moss whining every time he gets touched, but who cares?! He catches the damn football. The primary thing receivers need to learn is running routes and catching balls. Blocking comes second in their books. Why did we keep him on this staff? Did Bo just not have any good WR coaches in mind for him to bring in? He's not even a good recruiter, and he's the freaking recruiting coordinator. Who did we retain from the Callahan era? Gilmore and Watson (my rant for this fool needing to leave is for another time and place). It's time to get rid of this infection from those dreadful years. Unfortunately, as fiery as Bo may be, I just don't ever see him having the balls to make these much-needed changes.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:54 PM

I'm sorry but Gilmore and Cotton really have to go. This is getting truly pathetic. As fans, our expectations of the offensive line must be incredibly low! THIS IS NEBRASKA for crying out loud. We are supposed to have the biggest, baddest hog mollies in the nation. There is no intensity in our offensive line and it's sickening. I don't want to hear the excuse of "Texas has a great D-Line. They are just hard to contain". Well that's some bull$*#%. Our offensive line needs to be feared, and it never will be with our sissy-minded coach. There can still be an argument for him to stay as of now, but by the time Qvale, Sirles, Ash, Coffey, Rodriguez, and Moody are older and starting, we need to be dominant, otherwise it's time to go.

Wide Receivers coaching. Do I even need to post anything here? Yeah we get, blocking is important. Why don't we switch Gilmore to Offensive Line coach? It's all he ever cares about. Who are the difference-making receivers in today's game? I see a future hall of famer in Randy Moss whining every time he gets touched, but who cares?! He catches the damn football. The primary thing receivers need to learn is running routes and catching balls. Blocking comes second in their books. Why did we keep him on this staff? Did Bo just not have any good WR coaches in mind for him to bring in? He's not even a good recruiter, and he's the freaking recruiting coordinator. Who did we retain from the Callahan era? Gilmore and Watson (my rant for this fool needing to leave is for another time and place). It's time to get rid of this infection from those dreadful years. Unfortunately, as fiery as Bo may be, I just don't ever see him having the balls to make these much-needed changes.


Bo "must" make changes at the year end at latest. We've all been watching this crap for "years" and it's not going to get any better. Just the same old excuses.....used over & over & over. If we must, let's pay for SW's HC job somewhere.

The offense has been a huge disaster for YEARS now when facing any decent to good defense. Forget about the huge scores vs the creampuffs and the endless garbage pts/yds vs the good teams. That crap will never get us where we want. We need to bury the WCO six feet under and walk away.

We need to do something well. No more "jack of all trades & master of none" multiple junk. It could be the Pirate's TT offense, P. Johnson's triple option...."something" that we do well.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 12:01 AM

What are you talking about, receivers that can't catch the ball are awesome! Catching the ball as a receiver is overrated. :LOLtartar
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:27 AM

Not really, some things come down to execution and some things come down to coaching. With Gilmore, it's the coaching that is a problem, and that has little to do, IMO, with the dropped balls today, which were execution issues (or poor preparation issues, which reflects the whole staff and not just Gilmore). Just saying this call for Gilmore's firing should not be seen as a knee-jerk reaction to a couple dropped balls in one game.

We need to do something well. No more "jack of all trades & master of none" multiple junk. It could be the Pirate's TT offense, P. Johnson's triple option...."something" that we do well.


You won't like this bshirt, but we will always be multiple, no matter what we do, whether it's the TT offense or the triple option. Multiple in that you have to be able to hit the defense in many different ways. Even out of the zone read, we are multiple. Any respectable system of offense is going to be multiple.

And yet the irony is, in the eyes of Husker fans who complain about the multiplicity, it will never be multiple enough. Because you hear things like "Why didn't we run the UCLA pistol plays, shovel passes, QB bootlegs. Where were all these different packages?"

The truth is fans want extreme multiplicity. The ability to pick any play out of any formation like you'd do in a Madden game. But in their heads, it is "being really good at one thing," running for example. If we are really good at running there's no reason to suppose we can run any type of running play and put up good stats. Now, since that means we'd be just mediocre at passing, naturally we should be able to run any kind of pass play with equal proficiency - we'd just put up lesser numbers than dedicated passing teams.

That really isn't how it works, though.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:19 AM

Not really, some things come down to execution and some things come down to coaching. With Gilmore, it's the coaching that is a problem, and that has little to do, IMO, with the dropped balls today, which were execution issues (or poor preparation issues, which reflects the whole staff and not just Gilmore). Just saying this call for Gilmore's firing should not be seen as a knee-jerk reaction to a couple dropped balls in one game.


We need to do something well. No more "jack of all trades & master of none" multiple junk. It could be the Pirate's TT offense, P. Johnson's triple option...."something" that we do well.


You won't like this bshirt, but we will always be multiple, no matter what we do, whether it's the TT offense or the triple option. Multiple in that you have to be able to hit the defense in many different ways. Even out of the zone read, we are multiple. Any respectable system of offense is going to be multiple.

And yet the irony is, in the eyes of Husker fans who complain about the multiplicity, it will never be multiple enough. Because you hear things like "Why didn't we run the UCLA pistol plays, shovel passes, QB bootlegs. Where were all these different packages?"

The truth is fans want extreme multiplicity. The ability to pick any play out of any formation like you'd do in a Madden game. But in their heads, it is "being really good at one thing," running for example. If we are really good at running there's no reason to suppose we can run any type of running play and put up good stats. Now, since that means we'd be just mediocre at passing, naturally we should be able to run any kind of pass play with equal proficiency - we'd just put up lesser numbers than dedicated passing teams.

That really isn't how it works, though.


Give me a break zoogies.....you know what I mean.

We've got to strongly "emphasize" something. Then recruit and develop for whatever that is. Then practice, practice and practice it some more. Not 10,000 different things (multiple). Sure, have PA with a "real" power run game or some run option with a heavy air attack but NOT try to do everything imaginable.

I like the direction the offense has been evolving but it's still way, way too half-assed. If we're really going back to a run offense then grab TO & Uncle Milt and lean on them HEAVY constantly for every inside tip they can give. Then apply it fully with no looking back.

Yeah, I know this is a pipe dream under SW but it's "my" dream and I like it. :lol:
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:00 AM

Lets just do what Leach did at Tech - Tennis Balls. Make them catch tennis balls for hours. Can't quit until you do 50 in a row. That'll learn em.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:06 AM

Well if Gilmore is getting fired, then Cotton should pack his fing bags to. There is no reason for or Oline struggles for the last 3 years. Jeremiah Sirles getting flat out raped on his "holding" call is just embarassing. Insert face into palm.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:14 AM

Lets just do what Leach did at Tech - Tennis Balls. Make them catch tennis balls for hours. Can't quit until you do 50 in a row. That'll learn em.


I have been meaning to post this for a while now. I cruised through this whole thread start to finish to see if anyone else had posted this. I'm glad I did so I didn't make a redundant post. As it is you get a +1 for being a super genius like Wile E. Coyote.


I've been thinking about this tennis ball thing for a while now, ever since Niles started his dropsies. It's such an easy drill to set up, I can't imagine why we aren't doing this.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:23 AM


Lets just do what Leach did at Tech - Tennis Balls. Make them catch tennis balls for hours. Can't quit until you do 50 in a row. That'll learn em.


I have been meaning to post this for a while now. I cruised through this whole thread start to finish to see if anyone else had posted this. I'm glad I did so I didn't make a redundant post. As it is you get a +1 for being a super genius like Wile E. Coyote.


I've been thinking about this tennis ball thing for a while now, ever since Niles started his dropsies. It's such an easy drill to set up, I can't imagine why we aren't doing this.


Yep, we even discussed this last year about this time.

http://www.huskerboa...__1#entry498207
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:26 AM

Ball control has really been a problem last year and this year. I know you can't really say a dropped pass is the same as a fumble, but in reality they are close. We lost the Iowa State game last year because we couldn't hold onto the ball. We lost to Texas because we couldn't catch the ball. I believe the announcers said we've had like 19 fumbles this year but have only lost like 8. Our ball control is horrible. It is definitely the achilles hill of this team. The way we put the ball on the turf against Idaho will most likely result in L's in Big 12 play. I'm at a loss for why our fundamentals are so poor with regards to ball control. I don't necessarily believe coaches heads should roll for this, but I do think something has to be done. I'll be amazed if I ever see Niles Paul play on Sundays.
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