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  1. Parkers Pros

    2018 Season

    Lineman are hard to recruit. Good ones are tough to find and average ones are even tougher to develop and seeing as we are a developing program, we could use a drop down stud or a legacy kid from a former lineman that can play at this level. I believe that good players beget good players. Winning makes recruiting easier.
  2. Parkers Pros

    2018 Season

    Until we get our O-line beefed up we are going to struggle some with our offense. I think this year we will see a change in our strategy. I think the coaching staff sees that we are struggling to recruit hogs but we are able to recruit big receivers who can block downfield. I see them working to get our playmakers the ball in space this year. We have speed and I would take Santiago out in space against anyone. I could be wrong but remain optimistic that they will utilize our strengths. Wait and see I guess.
  3. Parkers Pros

    2018 Season

    It was evident that we didn’t have the line to achieve the results that are needed to be successful with the offensive scheme we run. Studs looked like he regressed some but I don’t know that he did, just didn’t have as much time as the year before. We were playing from behind a lot so we lacked balance and were predictable so teams could load up and pin their ears back. The key to this Offense, this team, is ball control and unpredictable play calls which needs a great defense and great line play. Rain Slater loss is a big one I think...
  4. Parkers Pros

    2018 UND Recruiting

    After going to the Spring game I will echo Millers sentiments, it was just boring. I felt bad for the kids visiting because there was nothing to get excited about. Perhaps they loved it. It was fun to see the new guys in action and liked what the Defense was doing. Championships are won by solid defense and on offense , lineman and a top tier QB. We have big long WR’s, we need a game breaker, several good TE’s, and our backfield is the best in the history at UND depth wise. But we don’t know what we have yet at QB and our line is a huge question mark. We need to win some recruiting battles there. We are closer, but still have work to do. We should be a tougher team to play this year which is exciting!
  5. Parkers Pros

    Spring Ball 2018

    No Quarterback’s really stood out much. Boltman is Third string. Just not there yet. The other 2, we’ll see. Not a lot of separation. The line is a huge question mark. We need some really good summers from those guys weight wise and technique wise. We have a lot a big thick TE hybrid type guys on the roster at WR. RB’s are good. Did Johannson get dinged? Defense looked good. Aggressive. Making plays. Optimistic about the Def. Just my opinion, I didn’t love the spring game at HPC. My kids were bored in 5 minutes. They need to put on more of a show to get fans more energized. Make it more energized in there for those kids that were there on a visit. It was like being at a museum looking at an exhibit. I love the HPC, but until it’s fully funded, should be at Alerus or if nice enough even Memorial. (Not this year)
  6. Parkers Pros

    Spring Ball 2018

    This Ray H situation sucks. I thought he was good and getting better. Think it was a depth chart deal? Grades? Anyone??
  7. Parkers Pros

    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    What happened with Colin Adams and Hoff and Yon?? Casey Johnson for Hoff against St. Cloud?? Why? I really liked Adams early in the year. What happened? Grades, effort?
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    Just a down year. Happens. Like it’s been said, we lost a lot. I don’t think we thought Jost was going to be gone. We didn’t get development from some kids we hoped would step up. We have some misses. We’ll be back!
  9. Parkers Pros

    Softer ticket resale market?

    I love Hockey. I love Sioux Hockey. But this was a tough team to love. It’s not a typical Sioux team. It’s not very physical. There is not a lot of finesse out there. Nobody really opening up the ice for others. We are missing players like Jost and others. I was honestly feeling bored watching hockey at times at the Ralph. Never felt that before. Perhaps others felt the way I did at times. I don’t care who you are, a defenseman cannot be your most dangerous player. That is not going to generate fan buzz. We are a blue collar team, not very fun to watch. Still waiting for our supposed bigs to consistently play that way, Gersich, Gardener, Hoff, Janituinan, Mishmash, good players, but we need them to take steps, now, if we have a chance in the weeks to come. They have all had moments. I like Nick Jones. I like the way he plays. He and Kawagucci look dangerous and are starting to click. Be interesting to see who elevates their game here.
  10. Parkers Pros

    2018 UND Recruiting

    Easy killer. In the nose out the mouth. Polls mean jack. I remember a poll last year that picked us to win the BS. Point is teams like SDSU are deeper than us. They aim small and miss small. Classes are going to vary based on need. We need to do whatever we can to help separate us to win recruiting battles against them, NDSU, SD, UNI etc.
  11. Parkers Pros

    2018 UND Recruiting

    We need HPC completed. You are crazy to think the Jacks don’t have a competitive recruiting edge if you go to their campus. It is arguably the best in the MVC. They have an HPC, completed, they have a brand new 18,000 seat stadium connected to their HPC, with the largest score board thanks to Daqtronics, short of the Dallas Cowboys. All brand new. And all their sport venues are all new and together minus one, and the one, Frost, basketball, is just about to have a massive renovation. It looks impressive. I fear them recruiting wise more than the Bison if they continue to be successful. No I am not a Jacks troll, I married into a Jacks family. Hard to say...
  12. Parkers Pros

    Spring Ball 2018

    I am really interested in the QB’s. Should be a fun battle!
  13. Parkers Pros

    Olympic Hockey

    “Oops I did it again”, the name of Jocelyn’s shootout goal. GF Herald headline perhaps??
  14. Parkers Pros

    2018 schedule /team

    Good posts. I would stick our DB’s in the group of Questions. Deion’s injury was a pretty devastating one. I am tempering my expectations on what he gives us next year. I am hoping for the best but trying to remain realistic. Our young guys struggled at times. But they were just that, young. And since opposing QB’s were not all that uncomfortable due to a lack of consistent pressure especially up the middle, they got repeatedly exposed. That being said, nothing solves coverage issues better than making a QB unable to throw on rythym and shortening the amount of time DB’s have to cover. So improved pressure is paramount. Add the experience they got and an off-season in the weightroom and I am hopeful but guarded about the DB’s.
  15. Parkers Pros

    2018 UND Recruiting

    Until we get a dominant O-Line, don’t matter who the QB or RB’s are. We need to invest there. We have skill guys. They need time and holes....