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Everything posted by runningblind

  1. The QB can get a signal from the sideline at the beginning of the play clock, and then read then defense and make an audible on his own rather than everyone stopping to look over with 20 seconds left. That's the point, some self autonomy and knowing what to do with different defensive looks rather than having to get everything from the coach and losing track of time.
  2. They would be incredibly stupid to change too much. Every offseason I marvel at their stats against us. 10 B1G games now and they have averaged 307 rushing yards per game. That's just ridiculous.
  3. I am at 0-4 until they prove they can actually win one of these games. To expect anything else is just silly.
  4. I have to use two Hawkeye photos?! You're on.
  5. Ceasars is out at 7.5 so you win, and I frankly I am shocked to see 8 wins expected. Would you like to choose my new avatar photo for me?
  6. That was with me, I said under 7 and you said over. I will own it if I lose, but let's let the big Vegas sportsbooks weigh in before declaring a winner and not just one online startup. Deal? I saw Wynn released Big Ten East odds a couple weeks ago but they've yet to release the West also.
  7. Others have already debunked that line of thinking. It's not that they didn't used to be allowed to block and are now firing off the ball all of a sudden, that's all spring coach speak. When you run a lot of rpo/designed pass plays your lineman can't just drive forward every single play and then have the play be a pass, that's asking for a penalty with lineman down the field. It's scheme related and they do what they're told. Run plays are blocked differently, this isn't binary. Here is what both we and Pitt did last year (credit to @J-MAGICand his newsletter here for the graphic and leg work) We ran close to 60% rpo/pass where lineman are catching or redirecting rushers and not firing off the ball by design. Pitt was at 72%, we shall see what we get this fall. That's a lot more pass blocking than firing 3 yards off the line right away.
  8. The Akron game getting canceled didn't keep him from hiring a ST coach until year 5, or hiring a mortgage banker to run the offense. Hypotheticals are fun though, right?
  9. Of course they haven't heard of it, they root for Nebraska. Bazinga!
  10. Offense overall sure, largely due to QB play. In terms of development, they've had 4 first round OL taken since we've been in the same conference. https://247sports.com/Team/Iowa-Hawkeyes-Football-69/DraftPicks/?year=alltime
  11. Suspended during the championship segment? Is that a joke?
  12. Everyone is already overachieving there, and most are system guys. They would have interest with lineman transferring but they put a lot of guys in the league at those positions. Iowa is everything we could ever hope to be in the developing of players department. It's not even funny how much better they are.
  13. He's not Randy Gregory, but he's better than what we had on the roster. Is he worth 600k? Probably not.
  14. It's ok to be concerned with both.
  15. I think Tannor could fit as an OLB in a 4-3. Reimer on the other side and Henrich in the middle maybe. I find this more promising than continuing to have 3 down lineman 40-50% of the time without a true nose.
  16. Definitely. Pass rusher won't make a lick of difference if we can't stop the run anymore with no other experienced lineman.
  17. Would you two make your own argument thread the rest of us can ignore please?
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