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8 minutes ago, Mavric said:

Rankings and stats with Matt Rhule as HC.  2013-2016 at Temple. 2017-2019 at Baylor.

 

Total Offense: 

2013 - 75th; 399.0 ypg

2014 - 120th; 308.4 ypg

2015 - 96th; 366.7 ypg

2016 - 66th; 413.6 ypg

2017 - 59th; 404.9 ypg

2018 - 22nd; 459.1 ypg

2019 - 52nd; 421.5 ypg

 

Rushing Offense:

2013 - 82nd; 149.33 ypg

2014 - 118th; 107.75 ypg

2015 - 96th; 149.71 ypg

2016 - 61st; 176.14 ypg

2017 - 115th; 117.25 ypg

2018 - 65th; 169.08 ypg

2019 - 61st; 166.43 ypg

 

Passing Offense:

2013 - 46th; 249.7 ypg

2014 - 88th; 200.7 ypg

2015 - 72nd; 217.0 ypg

2016 - 63rd; 237.4 ypg

2017 - 24th; 287.7 ypg

2018 - 19th; 290.0 ypg

2019 - 43rd; 255.1 ypg

 

Scoring Offense: 

2013 - 89th; 24.9 ppg

2014 - 100th; 23.1 ppg

2015 - 60th; 29.8 ppg

2016 - 43rd; 32.4 ppg

2017 - 98th; 24.3 ppg

2018 - 63rd; 29.5 ppg

2019 - 27th; 33.6 ppg

Is that good or bad? Decent??

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5 hours ago, Hayseed said:

I think Trev and the admin did a good job of keeping focus and not going after some flashy new coach. I bet they got shot down a lot but still didn't just settle for a one-dimensional offensive coach. Everybody's talking about offense offense offense while their defense looks like the 2007 Kansas game.

Agreed that we need someone that doesn’t let defense be an after thought but after Bush took over our defense did enough to win games for the most part. All the offense had to do was not be a complete dumpster fire. Hell our D did better against Michigan than Ohio state did. Let that marinate for a hot minute. How about Offense offense w a side of Defense and Special teams? :cheers

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9 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

They were never great on offense.  But trended significantly in the right direction is almost every category.

 

Defense on the other hand....  :wub:

Yep total defense by year per sports reference:

2017-114

2018-91

2019-20

 

IIRC, Rhule took over in 2017 and players were leaving left and right after Briles debacle.  His 1st recruit class was composed of 3* or less.  By 2019 had developed them and got a top 20 defense.... Hoping he can go for a three peat at NU and do the same as his previous 2 collegiate stops....

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5 minutes ago, lo country said:

Yep total defense by year per sports reference:

2017-114

2018-91

2019-20

 

IIRC, Rhule took over in 2017 and players were leaving left and right after Briles debacle.  His 1st recruit class was composed of 3* or less.  By 2019 had developed them and got a top 20 defense.... Hoping he can go for a three peat at NU and do the same as his previous 2 collegiate stops....

 

Looking at those numbers makes me think it's even more likely that Rhule could (should?) give Mickey a shot.  He's been able to put together some very good defenses.  But he hasn't had the same level of success on offense.

 

Perhaps he could use a guy that can bring in some play-makers.

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3 minutes ago, 308_Husker said:

Since I don't have a lot of time to do my own research and to look back through the threads, does anyone know Rhule's offensive and defensive schemes? 

 

Is he a spread offense guy, RPO guy? Is he a 3-4,4-3, or 4-2-5 guy?

 

On offense, he seems to have come from a power-run background; lots of 22 personnel.  But he's adapted and lately used more of an RPO-based scheme out of lots of 11 and even 10 personnel.

 

On defense, he used to be a 4-3 guy but became more of a 3-4 guy.  And even incorporated some 3-3-5 as warranted.

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2 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

Looking at those numbers makes me think it's even more likely that Rhule could (should?) give Mickey a shot.  He's been able to put together some very good defenses.  But he hasn't had the same level of success on offense.

 

Perhaps he could use a guy that can bring in some play-makers.

I'd hope that he'd at least entertain that.  Seems like our entire 2023 class committed because of MJ.  

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1 minute ago, Mavric said:

 

On offense, he seems to have come from a power-run background; lots of 22 personnel.  But he's adapted and lately used more of an RPO-based scheme out of lots of 11 and even 10 personnel.

 

On defense, he used to be a 4-3 guy but became more of a 3-4 guy.  And even incorporated some 3-3-5 as warranted.

Hoping he raids the transfer portal for some TE's if he likes running 22 personnel.  I'd have love that this year using Chance a lot more as the HB type TE.  I liked when we did use it.  He was a very destructive blocker.    Vok gone, Chance gone and no one else with a lot of snaps.  Hoping Fidone stays, but unsure how he will be in year 3 with 2 surgeries....

 

RPO, I'd assume he will also look for a more mobile QB?  Anyone in the wings on our roster that could run that?  Haarberg, Torres, Smothers, Purdy, Masker...

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Just now, lo country said:

Hoping he raids the transfer portal for some TE's if he likes running 22 personnel.  I'd have love that this year using Chance a lot more as the HB type TE.  I liked when we did use it.  He was a very destructive blocker.    Vok gone, Chance gone and no one else with a lot of snaps.  Hoping Fidone stays, but unsure how he will be in year 3 with 2 surgeries....

 

RPO, I'd assume he will also look for a more mobile QB?  Anyone in the wings on our roster that could run that?  Haarberg, Torres, Smothers, Purdy, Masker...

 

Sounds like by the time he got to Baylor he had gone almost exclusively to 11 & 10 personnel.

 

I would assume we will go back to having at least some threat of the QB run game.  Charlie Brewer threw for 3,161 yards and 21 TDs in Rhule's last year at Baylor but was also their third-leading rusher with 344 yards and led the team with 11 TDs.  I think any of those QBs we already have could be enough of a threat to do that.  

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1 hour ago, Mavric said:

Rankings and stats with Matt Rhule as HC.  2013-2016 at Temple. 2017-2019 at Baylor.

 

Total Defense: 

2013 - 110th; 474.3 ypg

2014 - 24th; 347.1 ypg

2015 - 20th; 337.0 ypg

2016 - 3rd; 282.5 ypg

2017 - 112th; 456.9 ypg

2018 - 86th; 425.5 ypg

2019 - 39th; 360.4 ypg

 

Rushing Defense:

2013 - 77th; 175.67 ypg

2014 - 54th; 160.17 ypg

2015 - 24th; 127.86 ypg

2016 - 25th; 130.36 ypg

2017 - 92nd; 189.92 ypg

2018 - 84th; 183.46 ypg

2019 - 49th; 142.86 ypg

 

Passing Defense:

2013 - 121st; 298.6 ypg

2014 - 13th; 186.9 ypg

2015 - 43rd ; 209.1 ypg

2016 - 3rd; 152.1 ypg

2017 - 115th; 267.0 ypg

2018 - 83rd; 242.1 ypg

2019 - 49th; 217.6 ypg

 

Scoring Defense: 

2013 - 81st; 29.8 ppg

2014 - 4th; 17.5 ppg

2015 - 17th; 20.1 ppg

2016 - 11th; 18.4 ppg

2017 - 114th; 35.9 ppg

2018 - 91st; 31.7 ppg

2019 - 19th; 19.8 ppg

Damn he improved in pretty much everything every year.  I said this is another thread but I definitely trust him to get the defense right. 

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19 minutes ago, TiredHuskerFanMWI said:

Was hoping for Luke Fickell, but I guess this is ok.  My only worry is he has a very puncheable face.  Just wondering if that'll bring us good luck or bad luck.

I’m trying to think of a coach that doesn’t have a punchable face. I’m coming up blank.

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1 minute ago, JJ Husker said:

I’m trying to think of a coach that doesn’t have a punchable face. I’m coming up blank.

Man I just took a look at OP's contributions here on HB- I'll take a stab in the dark and say he's had his face punched a couple times.  What a miserable person.

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