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Everything posted by shep

  1. 2018 Season

    2017 is over. We can b7tch about it all we want, but it's over. I'll use Brian Kelly at the other UND as an example of what I hope Bubba does next year-make some coaching changes but with them a concept change on how the team plays. Kelly was on his last legs last year and needed a good season to save his job. May be true for Bubba too. Along those lines, won't matter who the AD is-Kennedy will decide. Hopefully we don't have the injuries next year and that in and of itself means the team will be better. Add some RSFr who make a difference and get increased size and strength of all those who played a lot this year. With that, guys like Rastas and Blubaugh will not be starters and will be nice depth for the D. On O, hoping the Oline (which at times gave Studs some time today) will be better and I really think that the QB will be better next year. The speed at WR should improve as well with RSFr's. Still need to figure out how to put Brady, Santiago and JJ on the field a LOT! Playoffs next year and a couple of W's along the way OR BUST!
  2. Non-UND FCS Thread

    10-4 since 93. Need another streak like that again over the next 15 years.
  3. 2019 UND Recruiting

    "High level teams like K State" is questionable. I understand they are the better of the 2 Kansas teams, but "high level" seems a bit much. Yes they are in a big conference, but I don't see the shine on that team. The rest is true. But we need to get some guys who slip through the cracks and do what we did in the 90's.
  4. 2018 Season

    I've seen this "complicated offense" notion a lot here. What's complicated about turning around, handing the ball to a RB and hoping he breaks one? It seems the QB did not have the option to audible out of a play and once heard Z got scolded for doing that. So that takes away another potential complication.
  5. 2018 Season

    I concede I was critical of Coach Hak too...you know , when he was UND"s coach. Let it go!
  6. North Dakota "ALL DI TEAM"

    I don't disagree, but if that happens, it would be as a Head Coach. I just don't think an assistant at SU is coming here unless it's to be HC.
  7. 2018 UND Recruiting

    My only concern was whether some refs may see some of these pancakes as holding.
  8. 2018 Season

    3. Helgren. Has been injured since his arrival. Was a great recruit and IF.....if he can stay/get healthy he would give UNDs line a staple to work off of. I like Tobin as well but helgren has the body along with the talent. I think Jenkins has the body for OL. Hoping he makes a big push this year.
  9. 2018 Season

    Zeke and Austin Gordon on D Johannesson on O
  10. 2019 UND Recruiting

    Offered Kyle Downs, OL. He has recently visited, SU, UM and SDSU, but doesn't look like they offered him.
  11. Spring Ball 2018

    It's not good news, no doubt, but I'm in my 50's and have "gone" outside in a GF alley in the last few years. Not proud, but it happens.
  12. Spring Ball 2018

    It was the Night AFTER the game. Friday night, early Saturday morning.
  13. Spring Ball 2018

    Did you walk around in an attempt to get a good view-I did, and it was not really possible. The DLine was in the backfield for every QB to contend with on every play. The are fast. For a bit, I chatted with President Kennedy. He was looking to chat with people it seems.
  14. Spring Ball 2018

    Maybe, but I thought I checked the roster twice because I was so struck by how short, squat he was Agree with the rest of your thoughts, too.
  15. Spring Ball 2018

    I thought Johannseson got dinged too. It happened on that long pass play. He kept going to his helmet. Then he took a run up the middle, came to the sideline and went to the trainer. Hopefully nothing too serious. This was my first time at HPS, and I was looking for some upper level vantage point as field view didn't do it for me. Saw lots of kids using the track for races. Nice crowd though.
  16. Spring Ball 2018

    My thoughts, fwiw, Saw Ott pre game with all the DL's and he looked so much smaller. Roster says 230 but I don't know. Then in the scrimmage-WOW! Great twitch speed off the edge. In the 1 on 1, he went inside shoulder on OL raised his right arm for leverage and beat him to QB. He was in the backfield more than Santiago tonight. Among the DL's, I was impressed with Seguin's thickness. Austin Gordon on the edge is going to make plays. And he's not weak as he pushed an OL in the 1 on 1's right to the QB. OL is the trouble spot. Rooney looks so short, and some were just slow off the pass rush, but the guy I tried to watch (and really didn't as the ground level view didn't allow it) is Jenkins. If you built an OL in a lab this is what he would look like. Apparently bad snaps are still a part of the punt game. Sherva looks a LITTLE like a smaller version of Santiago. He had a run in which he exploded past guys. This is why Gordon is on D. The D was MUCH better than the O but like UNDBIZ said, the entire first series was ALL pass plays. BUT... if the size in the middle stops the run, the DB's can handle the pass game at least against THIS offense. We joke about screens, but there were at least 4 that I counted and the one I liked most was the FAKE jet sweep one way, screen pass the other. Mikey Griebel may be the smallest football player I've seen, but damn is he quick! He and McKinney are small but scary fast. IF the QB can find them. Johannesson had a nice play down the sideline on a good pass from (I can't remember) BUT on that play the QB would have been leveled. Did anyone else know we have guys named Bryce Crouch and ... l love this name- Pedro Schmidt on the roster? Still lots of work to do, but eager for August.
  17. Spring Ball 2018

    Good analysis. Today, I'm most interested in seeing Boltmann. Lots of good buzz from the 360 guys.
  18. Spring Ball 2018

    I'm thinking about going. Never went to one before.
  19. 2018 UND Recruiting

    So they get a freshman to come in 2019.
  20. Spring Ball 2018

    When I look at the team to the south of us, I notice it often has ND boys blocking for the southern state boys. Nothing like hard working, ND linemen to lead your O to a TD and a title.
  21. Spring Ball 2018

    I am so hopeful (sorry UND-FB Fan) that the LB core will be so much improved, the Safetys will not need to be that active in the tackle game except v WR's and TE's etc.
  22. Spring Ball 2018

    But you chastise the rest of us because we refuse to denigrate literally everything this team and staff are doing. That's not fandom, that's just being bitchy.
  23. Spring Ball 2018

    I can tell you're relatively new as you acknowledge you've "got no support for my opinion." This board is made up of people who typically post opinions for which they have no support. Including me! But it is a good question. IF the depth looks good (as I think it does now...just my opinion) then he could go there and CB is still covered well.
  24. Spring Ball 2018

    How about Cieslek down to 285? Faster? Leaner?
  25. 2017-18 Season

    I don't entirely disagree, but I do think it's a really athletic looking group,( the little bits of video I've seen) and that was not FF's strength. I've heard good things about little sis, but lots can happen in 5 years.