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Posts posted by shep

  1. 5 hours ago, RobThomas said:

    No not at all McKinney doesn't have anything to do with Bubba and his Coaching. Bubba can't relate to his players.

    C'mon man. He must be able to relate to them in some way. Have you seen the locker room post game videos when he comes in for the school song. Looks relatable to me.

  2. 2 hours ago, GoHawks said:

    Lets get rid of that god awful outdated 3-4 defense!!!

    I don't know that you can just "get rid of it" after recruiting for it over the past several years.  Though next season seems to have better players on the DL than in the LB corps.

  3. 19 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

    Are OSU OK and/or LSU struggling to regain a positive perception of their programs? Did the transfer qbs they now start decommit the week of signing day? Your argument is not valid as it is missing some key variables. Apples and oranges if you ask me.

    For the most part, you are right, but it's not entirely wrong to use the examples as in either scenario the team is welcoming in someone that didn't want to go to their school in the first place.

    Whether they decommitted or never committed to that school in the first place just doesn't seem that consequential. Does anyone really think Burrow, Murray and Hurts weren't nationally recruited?  They picked one team, and later moved to another- one that likely had some interest in them in the recruiting process.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, iramurphy said:

    I certainly value the program, but I’m not going to get bent out of shape over a high school kid changing his mind. After watching the lack of development of QB’s Under Rudolph, who could blame the kid for changing his mind. I don’t think we have the luxury of not going after best kids available.  Ohio State and Oklahoma seemingly would disagree with you. So would most college coaches. 

    Great point about OSU and OK. 
    Heisman QBs won in the last few years at schools they transferred to. Burrow at LSU started his career at OSU and is the likely winner this year.

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  5. Agree about SC and I think it's time to rethink the 3/4 D.

    Bubba is here for at least 2 years. 

    Change needs to come in those around him.  Freund was a nice pickup. Not his fault QB has happy feet or receivers can't make tough catches or OLine is great at pass protection, but can't open holes.

  6. 10 hours ago, Sioux94 said:

    If we don't make the playoffs, it will be a waste unless he graduates in four years and was never going to stick around after that, which likely isn't the case.  Hoping we make the playoffs though, then I'm more ok with it as he is a difference maker and we'd need him in a playoff game.  If we can't beat SUU without him, we shouldn't be in the playoffs.

    I called it right after the UNC game that they have already decided to burn his shirt and I felt he'd be playing this week. 

    IF McKinney can go and IF JJ gets downhill a few times and IF they use Boltman in the run game, why do they need to burn Skokna's shirt? He is not that much of a difference maker yet.

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  7. 13 hours ago, Nodak78 said:

    Rooney has been a reliable OL.  Played early and often.


    I still remember watching Rooney's HUDL. More pancakes than IHOP.

    He's been solid and plays even while banged up a lot.

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  8. First, I'd say that the STs has been MUCH better the last few weeks with blocked punts and most KO returns being stopped before the 25 with UNC fair catching a couple last week. I think that's been a plus.  Additionally, Peterson has been a good punter.

    Yes a kid misses FGs but if you're looking to prove a killer instinct point, it seems last week's D is a better target than kicking.


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  9. 5 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

    Folks are all wound up about one play. A play that will ultimately mean nothing is my suspicion. 


    What folks should be wound up about is a continuing pattern that should be addressed, namely this play early in the 4th quarter:

    4th and 7 at UNC, Brady Leach field goal attempt from 46 MISSED - wide left, spot at UNC29, clock 13:38.

    That left it a 14 point (2 score) game. Hitting that FG makes it 17 points, 3 scores. 

    A make would have driven out any hope from UNC.

    Instead it gave hope to the Bears and made it a game when it shouldn't have been at that point. 


    A team with killer instinct hits those plays and removes all hope from the opponent.

    That crushing of any hope of come-back is what I've never seen from a Bubba Schweigert team. 


    I say that because right now the #1 team in FCS has most teams beat in the Monday film session: They know they have no hope. 

    I agree with your last point, but using a missed FG as proof of lack of killer instinct is not a viable argument if only because the kicking game has been an issue for a long time and pervades more issues than killer instinct. Though lets not forget the kicker won a game this year with a same length FG.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

    Kind of what I'm afraid of.  NDSU has a go through the motions game, and while they still win, they give the impression to the people in the smoke filled room that SIU belongs in the field.  

    After UND's performance against UNC, I can't complain though if they win and the season ends on Sunday.  

    You don't win Nattys by going through the motions. EVER!

    They will play hard and while it's smart to sideline guys who are nicked, the effort will be there.

  11. 10 hours ago, SiouxFan100 said:

    Was #13 just too fast for us?I

    Was Evan Holm out there yesterday? I really can't remember.

    Siegel and Nelson were #13's victims.

  12. 11 hours ago, zonadub said:

    For those who don’t think coaching makes the difference... who’d’a thought Minnesota would be 9 - 0 and on the brink of winning the B1G West in Fleck’s second year?

    I like Fleck a lot, but this is his 3rd year isn't it?

  13. Tackling was a huge issue yesterday. I can't recall enough times the first guy to the ball made the tackle.

    That said, the depth is considerably better than a few years ago. No Bennett, No Turner, wounded Morrison. I did not see any of the frosh (Beach Chadron) am I wrong.

    Don't forget, Weber stood toe-to-toe with SU for most of that game. Give the boys some credit for fighting to the finish against a top 3 team. 

    All games have IFs, but IF that flea flicker pass to Toivonen  is not underthrown, it's an easy TD. We got 3 in that possession but 7 would have changed things, especially at the end when Boltman tried to make a big play because he is a competitor.

  14. It was a great atmosphere last night. First time seeing the magnificent scoreboard. It's a space ship inside an arena. My friend has seats at ice level right behind the UND net (1st/3rd) and I found myself watching the game on the huge screen a lot.

    Really enjoy how this team plays and the skill of so many players. 

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