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Who do you think will do Special teams coordination?

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Will it be a G.A Colby Ellis or will Frost do it?

 

 

Ellis bio 
 
Coaching Experience
2018-19: Nebraska (Graduate Assistant)
2017: Missouri Southern State University (Special Teams Coordinator & Wide Receivers)
2016: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Special Teams Coordinator & Wide Receivers)
2015: University of West Georgia (Cornerbacks)
2014: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Linebackers & Special Teams)
2013: Oklahoma State (Strength & Conditioning)

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We’re going no special teams this year. Go for it every 4th down and all 2 pt conversions. Leave the base D in on 4th down and no punt returners.

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1 minute ago, Frostberg said:

Sean Snyder as an analyst

 

Agree, there's a little smoke and his career trajectory would make sense. 

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1 minute ago, flatwaterfan said:

 

Agree that Snyder sounds intriguing but doesn't coordination require on-field duties?

 

From my understanding he can be on field during practice. I assume Frost or a GA would handle game day.

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5 minutes ago, Frostberg said:

 

From my understanding he can be on field during practice. I assume Frost or a GA would handle game day.

I did not know that.   That makes a difference. 

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Does it seem to anyone else that special teams still isn't a top priority? In watching a decade of Big Ten football now that seems like a recipe to lose more close games than you win.  Field position is critical more often than not. 

 

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa all have full time special teams coordinators for reference.

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1 minute ago, flatwaterfan said:

I did not know that.   That makes a difference. 

I could be wrong. I'm just repeating what I've heard.

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2 minutes ago, runningblind said:

Does it seem to anyone else that special teams still isn't a top priority?

It's all a balance. I'd like to have everything but I'd rather have improved linebacker play if I had to choose. 

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3 minutes ago, runningblind said:

Does it seem to anyone else that special teams still isn't a top priority? In watching a decade of Big Ten football now that seems like a recipe to lose more close games than you win.  Field position is critical more often than not. 

I'm not sure.   I guess if they get Snyder you can say they are focusing on it but if they don't then I think your question bears discussion. 

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5 minutes ago, runningblind said:

Does it seem to anyone else that special teams still isn't a top priority?

Why???  Just because they haven't announced someone yet?

 

Naaa....Frost knows it's important and will try to remedy the problem.

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Still think you need someone on the full time staff at least have the title of special teams coach. An analyst + a GA is fine in theory, but what happens when an opposing staff starts to tweak things in game? Then we respond by our analyst telling our GA to tell the players how to adjust? There’s a reason Iowa, Minny, Wisconsin all have full time (no split duty) special teams coordinators - in some games it’s the difference between winning and losing. 

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You can get a pretty good feel for what an analyst can and can't do from the first 4 or 5 questions in this interview with Missouri's Ted Monachino: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/what-s-an-analyst-do-on-a-college-football-staff/article_8641f742-c227-5c57-9d0e-22514a089ad3.html

 

In a nutshell, he can be on the practice field but can't directly coach players, can interact with staff; he can be in the booth but can't wear a head set, can talk face to face with coaches in the booth; can talk with players off the field including film study.

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