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    Quayshon Alexander to Transfer

    It’s not. Desperately need linebackers now and in the immediate future.
  2. I was more commenting on the ludicrous number of schools potentially involved in something like this. It’s not just powerhouses like Cleveland St.
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    Breon Dixon

    Ferguson is the next Farley. Last spring, when no one knew what they were doing, he could look good. But this spring showed why this happened, he looked really lost out there when the overall knowledge of the team was so much better than last year. It’s a shame, could have really used his talent. A guy like Ace needs to fill this role. On the other hand, if you want a great culture, these things will happen. Not everyone makes it.
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    DT Jeffrey M'ba [Virginia Commit]

    Think my record is 22 right now. I don’t know, but no one is close.
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    DT Jeffrey M'ba [Virginia Commit]

    What two different defenses are you talking about? Banker’s defense vs Pelini’s defense are two definable constructs. 3-4 vs 4-3 are not. It’s messy and inexact and then everybody just plays Nickel anyhow. I’m sorry, I don’t what “big picture” you’re looking at. I know there are a lot of semantics, but that’s football these days. Not long ago we had teams that played one front and were easy to describe but those days are gone.
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    DT Jeffrey M'ba [Virginia Commit]

    This is my problem right here. When you say “both”, that implies there are two. There are so many more than two defensive structures, and lots of ways of describing things. A term like 4-3 is not only confusing in the modern parlance, but horribly inaccurate to describe a defense that against today’s offenses will rarely have such a structure by personnel or alignment. Here is a familiar example to showcase. Bo Pelini commonly used a 5 tech DE. Just about everyone here would say he ran a “4-3”, yet a 5 tech is the most commonly associated technique for a “3-4 DE”.
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    Additional Targeting Penalty?

    Great post, btw. One of the things that I think has gotten lost in the bigger conversation on the issue, is why the ejection was added here when most violent actions in the game only suffer a yardage penalty. That reason was to make an emphasis strong enough to change behavior. It’s not just a punishment, but a means to change decades of defensive philosophy. The problem that has arisen is we constantly see players change that behavior, by doing things like lowering their target, and still getting punished. What can, and often does happen when someone changes their behavior like this but still gets such a severe punishment is apathy sets in. Who cares if you’re doing what you’re supposed to do if you’re getting punished, anyhow. This is most readily seen in the NFL where fines are also part of the punishment. That’s why the proposed idea of potentially multiple game suspensions was just a terrible idea. I’d actually go the other way and get rid of the ejection altogether. By and large, players and teams have adapted. The point was made and it’s time to make a fair, common sense oriented, set of rules.
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    DT Jeffrey M'ba [Virginia Commit]

    I would say it’s that way in every league, wouldn’t you? The biggest challenge in this league is the diversity of offenses faced.
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    DT Jeffrey M'ba [Virginia Commit]

    As we’ve discussed before, trying to discuss these things in terms of a 3-4 or 4-3 is a pointless exercise. That’s why I avoid it, and actively encourage others to avoid it. Those terms have no meaning in a modern defense. What’s “ideal” varies greatly by coordinator. I’m not going to pretend there are only two defenses. Certainly in some defenses there is a great deal of difference in what they want between a 3 tech and 5 tech. In a lot of cases, though, that 5 tech will play a lot of 3 tech against the one back systems so common today. Edit: In our system, it’s easiest to keep it simple. We basically have two broad defensive line categories, guys that play NT and guys that don’t. You will certainly see guys like Khalil or Stille play multiple techs even against the same opponent. Unless we had depth issues, like what forced Carlos to the nose last year, you wouldn’t expect to see someone like Darrion on an outside technique.
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    DT Jeffrey M'ba [Virginia Commit]

    What are you calling a DT in his scheme? Our 4i/5 techs could be starting 3 techs in other schemes, and will move between the three readily in ours.
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    Starting C vs 4-3 and 3-4 this fall?

    The difference is covered vs uncovered and both can occur in either personnel group. The logic behind this rumor/argument is Cam lacks the size to go up against bigger nose tackles but his ability to get out and pull sets him above the others. Fwiw, I don’t for a minute buy this argument. Continuity along the line and the center’s role in making calls is too vital to play musical chairs. It would also be way too easy for teams to change fronts to dictate personnel and play calls.
  12. There is a reason no action has been taken in regards to the Adidas trial....tip of a very large iceberg.
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    Huskers in 2019....

    Scheme had more to do with it than anything. Riley’s running game completely lacked the kind of misdirection shown below. Ozigbo vs Minnesota
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    Overtime Rules Being Adjusted

    Bingo. An average of 6 games per year go past two overtimes, which is the point where 2 point conversions are required. This change has an almost zero effect on the grand scale.
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    QB Transfers

    Larry Scott decided simply winning conference games no longer makes a team not awful.
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    2019 Spring Game - April 13 @ 1:00 CDT on BTN

    Alabama still sells out in the regular season. I don’t think it’s directly about winning because the spring game isn’t about winning, it’s about a glimpse of something new. Most schools peak attendance is when they get a new coach because that’s when there are the most unknowns. I do think if we start winning a lot we see at least a small downturn, but not directly because of the winning but because of the stability winning brings.
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    OLine Work in Progress

    You can say the exact same about Matt Farniok as he enters this year. That’s why we want to move him inside, but can’t because no one else has stepped up at tackle. There is becoming this narrative in this thread that it’s all about the center. It is the single biggest question mark, regardless of whom wins the job. However, I can put on the tape against teams like Iowa and Michigan State and wish we had much better tackles.
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    OLine Work in Progress

    The line, as it would currently stand, would replace significant experience with a sophomore walk on and a redshirt freshman that has never played offensive line.
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    OLine Work in Progress

    Honestly, at this point I just hope we don’t regress too much. I’ve been kinda down on the offensive line this spring, but there were several plays in the spring game where the end result is improved with better backs and receiver play. That’s the hope, I think, is that other areas improve to help the line. The other big thing is center. It’s very hard to be a really great offense without good center play. Cam has come a long way in a short time. It feels like it’ll be his job, regardless, but can he claim it because he’s the right option now or merely because he may be the right option in the future. Whomever it is, I’d like to see that job settled sooner than later because it will take time for this new line to figure things out.
  20. No argument there. Finish drives and we win the game, though. Almost 600 yards of offense, rush for over 250 and lose in a pretty lopsided score. That shouldn’t happen. But if you’re 4 of 15 on 3rd and 4th down, it happens. Extremely frustrating game because it feels like we lost it more than they won it. So many unnecessary mistakes in that game.
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    Martinez for Heisman

    Partly because QBs in this offense put up Heisman numbers.
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    How many Huskers will transfer?

    Played a great deal in the spring game.
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    OLine Work in Progress

    26 rushing attempts on 3rd and 3 or less. 20 first downs surrendered. 10 rushing attempts on 4th down. 7 first downs surrendered. You could say it was a bit of a problem....
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    OLine Work in Progress

    QB sneak conversion rates are so high that even when it’s obvious it is still the best play. It’s just a question of practicing it and having a few built in adjustments.