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    6 hours ago, Midwestern Hawk said:

    No.  Here are 2 big pass plays vs us.  Our present QB can't make those throws.  The first one is a bit under thrown.  



    Both of those passes were to his first read and be never looked anywhere else.  Threw the first one into double coverage.  

    am I doing this right?   SDSU QB is legit.  Kid is only a freshman as well.  He will only get better, just like our QBs.  He did only complete 50% of his passes that game and took some huge sacks that took points off the board.  Also threw 2 picks.  But he can throw it far.  

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Midwestern Hawk said:

    So you are saying Cochrane is the open receiver or is Cochrane who the play is designed for?



    I don’t think a freshman QB having a tendency to lock onto a read and not check other reads is only a Schuster trait.  Hopefully gets better with experience.  

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  3. 25 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    he was the worst starting OL we had and Kilty will be better than him already this fall.  So yah, I don't care he left.  

    That’s fair.  

  4. 18 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    But I was told he was our best OL and damn near irreplaceable.  What were the P5 schools thinking???!?!!?!?!

    You read it as a general comment.  I believe I made it.  Are you arguing you wouldn’t be excited if he was still on the roster for next year as we look forward to next fall?  

  5. 1 minute ago, iramurphy said:

    He is an excellent blocker, and big guy with good hands. Bright guy. Fits in nicely. SDSU wanted him. 

    I like him a lot.  I had heard he was coming to UND in December and was pretty excited.  Watched a few Moorhead games.  I think he has a solid year next year with this spring in the system.  

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  6. 1 hour ago, sioux24/7 said:

    I feel like Richter likely came in with the intent for playing in the fall. 

    Agreed.  Of my not sure I leaned heavily towards adding him to the will be back

  7. 2 hours ago, AJS said:

    Before we find out who's staying and who's leaving, anyone have any guesses?

    3 OL leave, Rastas, Gee and Shannon leave

    Turner, Haas and Holm stay.  

    not sure on Richter, Paulson, Finke, Stage

  8. 50 minutes ago, UND-FB-FAN said:

    Take out the one longest run from those games by Otis and then what is the ypc average? of course it is less, but also this just shows that Freund was smart enough to not just keep banging his head against the wall when the running game wasn’t working.

    UND lost to JMU and NDSU pretty convincingly so showcasing these selective stats is silly. And, once again, the biggest difference for UND in these games against top competition was their inability to stop the power running game. JMU and NDSU ran power football right down UND’s throat. Need bigger, tougher inside run defenders, from the defensive linemen, to the linebackers, to the safeties. The whole crew needs to improve. 

    Sure you can be selective.  Take away Otis’ long runs vs those teams and he was still over 5 ypc vs NDSU and over 4 vs JMU.  The team would have been around 4 vs NDSU and just over 3 vs JMU.  Still not bad and maybe further proves my point.  

    The bigger dline isn’t going to take some time to develop a rotation but I don’t disagree and the staff and players likely don’t either.  

  9. 12 minutes ago, UND-FB-FAN said:

    UND’s running game was not consistent against top defensive lines, particularly SDSU, NDSU, and JMU. They largely relied on Otis breaking a big run, but not consistent 4 ypc gains. As I said in my previous post, the offensive line was definitely better this year, but not yet at a championship level. The lack of sacks (which is a great stat) is as much a credit to the offensive line as it is to Tommy Schuster’s individual play and Danny Freund’s play-calling. UND’s offense this spring was heavily built on rollouts and quick passes to avoid sacks, which was fun to see. But when it comes to dominating the inside running game, still work to be done. 

    My far bigger concern in terms of the lines is the defensive line. The linebacker depth and safeties also need to improve. As Bubba said, to build a better run defense, you need improvement from all 11 on defense. 

    UND averaged 4.7 ypc vs JMU, 4.5 ypc vs SDSU and over 5 vs NDSU.  

    Yes they hit some big runs but that is pretty consistent.  

  10. 46 minutes ago, AJS said:

    My wish list.

    • Offensively:
      • Tobin
      • Nguon
    • Defensively:
      • Canady
      • Turner
      • Haas
      • Holm
      • Galvin


    The roster construction also works in their favor as the current Junior class isn't large, but more mid-size at 16. When you dig into that group you have 4 Specialists (2 being back up kickers). Couple other depth guys. My point being UND wouldn't find themselves necessarily in two years completely depleted. 

    Yesterday could change things but I think there is a higher chance to get the defensive guys back than the OL.  Getting the young guard reps in these two games could prove to be valuable for next year.  

    IMO- Will be looking to replace a guard and center.  

  11. 16 minutes ago, Sioux>Bison said:

    Maybe this winning season will give us more appeal those elite players.

    massive quick DL and a burner WR,

    honestly with those missing links this team could win it all!

    We are going to have to develop the bigger, quicker d lineman.  Every team in the country is looking for those guys.  I think a few guys in the roster have the frames and are young enough to add 10 lbs this summer.   

  12. 12 hours ago, SWSiouxMN said:

    Lance to the 49ers

    He couldn't have gone to a better place. 

    Go crazy Marshall. 

    Great landing spot for him.  Great head coach.  

    Congrats to Trey.  

  13. Run defense and coaching staff needs to prove a power run game like NDSU was a fluke and a game that spiraled out of control.  

    WRs need to catch and hang onto passes when they are there.  

    31-17 JMU

  14. 10 hours ago, bulldogg said:

    No one in the portal that I know of.

    Strengths - We are very strong defensively. It is hard to run on us. We have a stable of very good running backs, all of whom could start just about anywhere in FCS. If we are going to have players enter the portal, the most likely candidates are RBs because there are just not enough totes to go around and some of them received multiple P5 offers.

    Weaknesses - we have one or two true freshmen on the OL. Surprisingly, they have been doing well. Many of us thought Cole Johnson would be a weakness at QB, but he has done a good job overall. Very smart player who will fool you with his toughness, despite his frail build. Very good decision-maker. If you stack the box, Cole can find open receivers and is not at all afraid to go deep. He enjoys solid protection from his OL and can run if needed. A weakness that has reared its ugly head from time to time all season is the weird tendency to play two or three solid quarters of football, then lay down and let teams get back in the game. Case in point, VMI. We were ahead 28-10 at the end of the third quarter. We wound up winning the game by a single touchdown. With seconds left and VMI having just scored, they attempted the obvious onside kick which we recovered. An unlucky bounce of the ball and you could be playing VMI Sunday. That has driven me insane all season!

    Injuries - All-American OL out until fall. He is an almost certain draft pick. NFL teams like JMU offensive linemen. Super Bowl champ Tampa Bay has three - one starter, one 2-deep, the third I'm not sure where he is in the lineup. 

    How about you guys? What should we look for?

    Over the last couple of years we have not been very good on the road.  Probably my biggest concern going into Sunday.  If this game was in Grand Forks I’d be fairly optimistic.  Having to travel we will need to not turn the ball over, cause some turnovers and keep it close to give ourselves a chance.  

  15. 2 hours ago, Sioux94 said:

    On defense they do a lot of rotating, but not much on offense, which I get. But I think this game they definitely could have gotten Quincy, Mitchell and other WR’s in a little earlier. 

    That said I’ve seen Tom Brady playing in the 4th quarter with a significant lead and the game in hand. 

    We hadn’t played a game in 35 days and knew our next game was going to be on the road against arguably the top team in FCS this year.  I have no problem getting the starters more reps.  Sucks to lose a key piece but we had to take opportunities to shake as much rust as possible heading into next week even if it’s just handoffs and timing.  Need a near perfect game next week.  

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  16. 4 hours ago, Nodak78 said:
    Elliott Belquist
    · 8m
    Replying to @ElliottBelquist and @tommillergf
    Bummer. Little more then originally thought. Surgery Tuesday

    Best wishes to Bo and a speedy recovery.  The kid will be a difference maker by the time he’s a senior.  You could argue he was as a true freshman.  He fits this offense perfectly.   

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  17. 33 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

    Just another to add to the list. It’s an impressive graveyard.

    I was thinking the same thing.  We have just missed on some really good DBs while also getting some really good talent.  Evaluations at that position are pretty strong for a position we ask a lot out of.  

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