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  1. Nodak61

    UND @ ISU

    We are on, but no sound?
  2. How about: Blair or Joe Sabrina, Jill, or Kelly
  3. I thought Bubba handled it well. Promoted the next kid in line as was excited for that kids opportunity. No mention of the "ones name who we shall not name".
  4. The group I listed were late 80's - early 90's. We have had some good ones in the past, and hope that we have some good ones in the future as Canada has many players that can play! I do not like this transfer portal and especially do not like athletes quitting on their team during the season (yes I know it is spring, but still). I would assume that the scholarship is over immediately?
  5. Lorin McCasin, Neville Scarlett, Kevin Robson, Paul Sedin, Tim Prinsen, Dallas Rysaavy, Darcy Dahlem- all from canada and stuck it out.
  6. Could you take an offensive lineman and insert him at Nose? Probably... Would it be successful? it could... But from experience, I will say that they are two different mindsets, and two distinctly different skill sets. Our nose position is the only position on the D-line that has two gap responsibility. They are also involved with many different games/twists on the line. Taking someone and giving them 3 practices at the nose position before a game may make them somewhat serviceable, but I'm not overly sure they would be effective.
  7. After looking at these helmets, I would kind of like to see a white throwback helmet for a game. Thoughts?
  8. I agree. I really like this site for keeping up with UND Football. With that being said, we have people on here that take pot shots at players, and coaches, and now we are blasting a coach because he walks like he's 90 years old. The guy had hip replacement surgery. I'm sure we would all be up running a marathon in a few weeks, right. None of us are perfect... Should we strive to be, I would hope so. But reality is, we can't. Do we have an uphill battle with the boys south of us, yes. But I think we are closing the gap. Bubba has assembled a good core of coaches. Also, keep in mind that they have recruited 'good' kids to the program. We don't have as many issues as other programs do. (Thankfully). We also had something like 14 fb guys with perfect 4.0 GPA, and over half of the team had a 3.0 GPA or higher. Getting good kids who want to excel at academics to a university is a plus. Lastly, Bubba, his staff, and his players are good for UND as a whole. They are good people, who root for the university. Go watch a home BB game and see the staff and players supporting the other UND teams. We all want to win a championship, and I think we are getting closer. Going on a website and taking shots at kids and coaches doesn't help build a program. Be respectful.
  9. How do we know that Dosch was interested? Maybe a call was made and interest wasn't expressed. Just speculating like everyone else.
  10. YES! Exactly what I was referencing! Figured I was too old for many to remember that!!!
  11. So Danny doing well this year is what? According to your logic, Danny shouldn't have been considered because he worked under Rudy, and god know how many on here called for Rudy's firing because he was doing so well..... Can't we have a positive attitude that Coach H will bring some refreshing and new ideas to our 3-4 scheme, and maybe do as well or better than the last DC? Give the guy a chance, then pass judgement. Maybe he's a diamond in the rough, just like Danny was. Everyone needs to stop with all the "negative waves"!
  12. So, if you work hard at your job, and a management position in your office opens up, you shouldn't be hired if you're qualified and can fill the position, just because you already work in that office? All jobs should be hired externally? What motivation does that give anyone working toward wanting to move up the ladder? C'mon people... I listen and think that for some of you, nothing is good enough.... Fire Bubba. Freund won't be able to do it. Fire the strength coach. Fire the special teams coach. I will say that there is always room for improvement, but I don't think that anybody in the UND FB program is just sitting on their ass collecting a paycheck and that they want to just be a 6-5 team each year. There are things hindering our program, and the majority of them start with $$$$. Higher coaches salaries, and HPC part 2 would be two big ticket items that could help our program. I personally like someone that has some familiarity with the program. There are many alumni who bleed green and feel connected with that familiarity. The pluses with this hire are that you have someone with some experience as a DC. You have someone familiar with the program and the players. You have someone familiar with the recruits (this is a big one for me as I hope to keep all the recruits that we signed and hope they don't jump ship because a coach left (see our qb recruit)). As it stands, I will support Brett and hope that we make a splash in Missouri Valley. No one is expecting us to come in and be a top dog and I'm fine with that. Let's prove them wrong. It will be a tough conference to play in, but I think that we can compete. With success at recruiting, some tweaking of some of the intangibles, and hard work, we can find success in the mighty Missouri Valley. Rant done.
  13. I believe it would have been around the 1990 or 1991 seasons. Some us where there to take up blocks for LB's to make the tackles....
  14. Does he sell a caffeine powder with his book and testimonial?
  15. Keep in mind that MVC will include teams that are a closer distance than the Big Sky opponents. This may make it easier for fans traveling to UND home games from these rival schools to attend the game. This equals more revenue for the Alerus. I agree 100% to move the students away from the 50 yard line. Looking at the student section last week was horrible. There were maybe 200 students there. They could have fit all the students in the first two rows. I purchase tickets to attend on an individual basis or buy from friends that aren't going to the game. If I could purchase season tickets between the 40's and on the lower deck I would. It doesn't make sense to purchase season tickets on the 10 yard line, upper deck right now. Although I could get them and then go sit in the student section, there are plenty of seats there!
  16. Maybe we need something like this? Fans and Alerus Crew would need to be on board. And Metallica!
  17. I posted in the SH feed. Yes they loaded the box to stop the run. As you said, strategy was to make the freshman beat them. SH had at least one more player in the box for a good part of the game. Hard to run when out numbered.
  18. Nodak61

    SH Game Day

    As a former Offensive Lineman, it is hard to watch us not be able to run the football. To me, it's an attitude thing and you want to wear teams down with a road grader mentality. But, as I watched more, and started counting the guys in the box, SH consistently had more guys in the box than we could block. Take the picture below, yes, I know it's a red zone scenario, but they have 7 in the box. Blocking with only 5 lineman is not a recipe for success. I'm thinking that SH wasn't going to let our running game beat them, they wanted a freshman qb to beat them... and he did! Good win for the guys. Something to build on for next game. First, get healthy!
  19. Nodak61

    2019 Season

    I get that everyone has their opinion to how the season is going to shake out, what I don't get is all the "negative nellies" that come on and say how bad it's going to be. Let's see how it plays out. Reminds me of the movie Major League where no one is interested, then when things are going well, let's all jump on the wagon and clap for joy and tell everyone how we "always" believed. How about we get solidly behind this team and raise our expectations and support. I know that things have been rocky in the past, but let's all hope for change this year and that Bubba and the team can show us/give us reason to be all in!
  20. I understand how the NCAA drug testing works. Been a part of it. I was wondering about NDSU's internal testing. Also, just because it's a random 18, doesn't mean that any starters will get pulled. Seen that first hand. We had 1 started tested in the tests I was a part of.
  21. That all depends on who is taking the test in the lockerroom. Let's get 20 young freshman to test on a weekly basis. Make sure not to test anyone on the two deep roster.... Not saying this happened, but I can bet it has happened in many football programs throughout the nation.
  22. Nodak61

    Spring Ball

    "While spring games are always heavily controlled, the Jacks will be especially careful this time, as the spring season was marked by several injuries of varying degrees of seriousness." From the SDSU article. So why beat each other up? Heavily controlled will mean quick whistles and very little contact. Extremely controlled. Can get the same from a practice type scenario. Practice usually includes some type of 11 on 11 anyway. Better to work on fundamentals at this point?
  23. Nodak61

    Spring Ball

    Attended Saturday and was fun to watch the two minute drill and O vs D on the field. A couple of things really stood out. #1 the green bleachers really popped and look great! Really adds to the HPC. Figure they can seat 800-1000 people there now. #2 - the offense and the plays that they were running. Multiple sets where the QB was in the "gun" formation. Many throws deep down the sideline and down the middle. Just happy to see some new looks and wrinkles to the offense. The offense was attacking the D downfield. #3 - the enthusiasm from the OC! Danny has always been a positive/enthusiastic guy. The players seemed to feed off his excitement and enthusiasm. I know that this is his first rodeo at calling plays, but I think that the players will want to play his style of offense and will work hard to make it work.
  24. Nodak61

    2019 Season

    Don't think that they will use 4 travel spots on kickers next year. Only get a limited amount to travel with. Hopefully 2 of them can prove themselves worthy of the job.
  25. Sure, cause the testing is "random". I've been part of a NCAA Football drug test. They randomly selected 10 players. 7 redshirt freshman, 1 kicker, and 2 non-starters. Good stuff....
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