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  1. I'll keep this post to surface issues, because anything deeper is just too frustrating... I learned that moral victories just become L's when you don't win winnable games... I learned my optimism this team could reach 6 wins and go bowling is dead... I think it's going to be very difficult for Frost to retain his job & I've finally accepted that!
  2. I do agree with you, my concern would be in this era of transfer portal, roster would be undone overnight.
  3. I learned you take points when score 0-0, not really, but you do, even though I like aggressiveness, it's not like it was 4 & goal from inside 1. Since this team became a run, play action offense, they've become a good team. But that Illinois loss still haunts them & the Michigan State loss still stings. This team is close, but we're going to have to see how the season ends to see what that really means. Minnesota is a BIG game. AM has been good this year, but he continues to find ways to kill this team w/untimely turnovers. Defense has been very good, but they can't get necessary stops when game on the line, and this team continues to look inept in 2:00 minute opportunities that determine games. I really hope they close out strong and ride this push to next season, because if Frost isn't retained, I fear NU is back to square one.
  4. I usually cringe a little when I open thread titles that look like they should just be a comment in a broader thread, but us old heads deserve a place to re-live our youths every now and then...thumbs up
  5. I agree, but that's a pretty monumental caveat. I'm honestly past the point of hoping they will challenge for the West. Not that they are incapable, but this staff has to prove they can be retained as a first step. I've seen positive signs the past 2 weeks, can they build off that, or will they regress to another Illinois type performance? 2-0 the next two I'll start being optimistic again. 1-1 still leaves more questions than answers & 0-2 is big trouble.
  6. Tail wags dog as the NCAA considers allowing the rest of college football to play by the same rules the SEC does. This rule had an exception written into it once already after the SEC openly defied it...
  7. With the depth NU has at CB, I would like to see these utilize 1 of these guys as a true nickel, & bounce JoJo inside to a LaVonte David type role in these situations. I get you have limited time in college football & it makes such moves challenging, but it terms of maximizing coverage ability...
  8. I can't speak to the validity of this story, but it's pretty well known UF offered Frost the position, and his insistence that he bring his entire staff from UCF was a sticking point for UF.
  9. This is tricky, but it's the LG. NU is in 1/2 slide protection, so definitely not the C. LG & LT are manned up on backside vs 3, but Buffalo drops both DE's w/Double A-Gap blitz to rob Hot read.
  10. Frost stayed the course w/play calling. Run game isn't where they want it or where it needs to be, but they stayed patient, played within themselves, & didn't self destruct. Many of the winnable games this team has lost under Frost are won w/play calling like we saw today.
  11. I know the Stepp run play as DART. It's inside zone w/a pulling OT being utilized as a lead blocker. For a team having difficulty getting to the 2nd level on IZ, DART addresses that.
  12. Substitute Memphis for BYU & this makes more sense to me. It's a stronger version of Conference USA/AAC w/upside programs. SWC refugees turned that middle class conference into a barrio in two decades...sounds right
  13. I know this wasn't posters ?, but this is a straddle option, split zone is when the H-back comes across the formation, & blocks the backside defender. I really don't like seeing that from NU, because you are no longer playing 11 on 11 in the run game at that point, although I do realize they do this to set up other plays. The more I watch this NU offense under Frost, the more convinced I am they aren't reading anything, and are predetermining reads. I know Gus Malzahn does that for example, but they are misreading a lot of mesh point decisions if they are reading...
  14. This is a veer, yes Ervin should be hitting the B gap, & he should be hitting it hard. He doesn't, it looks like he starts to cut backside, then bounce outside, before remembering he should be hitting that up inside. Allen's block is out there for Martinez in the event of a keep. Doesn't mean Ervin couldn't bounce this once he has it, but he likes to bounce everything, & I'm guessing they are in his ear about getting upfield. I don't think this is the right question however. Who's the unblocked defender they are making the read off??? The defender Ervin runs smack into???
  15. I have difficulty imagining how Frost is coach next season if they don't win this week after dropping the Illinois game. Must win, biggest game of his NU coaching career, & we are talking about Buffalo...it is what it is, but I really don't see how that's not true.
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