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  1. 5 minutes ago, Nodak78 said:

    This reminds me Tony Shahbarat.  He was a kicker for UND in 1970 and 71 I believe.  I knew Tony while he and I was attending Lake Region JR College.  Tony a

    Was about 5' 7" and 150 pounds.  At time when soccer style kicking was starting to take off.  It just happened a former UND football player and counselor at the college.  I don't who was all involved but they had Tony kicking the football to check his distance, I guessing.  I happen to pass by and asked Tony what he was doing and he said, "I'm going to UND to kick footballs".  I believe he was the first soccer style kicker a d kicked a 55 yard outdoors.  He was from Amman, Jordan where he played soccer in high school.  

    He wasn't trained a former football player found him.  Tony past away in 2006.  He was very proud of his time at UND.

    Great story and brings back memories of watching him play.

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  2. 7 hours ago, Ozzie82 said:

    At the risk of sounding like I'm related to Kostich (I'm not), I did some further research on his responsibilities as special teams coordinator. Since the other big complaint about the special teams was that the kicking game has left a lot to be desired in recent years, I wanted to find out exactly what special teams coaches do. Are college special teams coaches supposed to be experts on kicking and punting techniques, especially since it seems that special teams appears to be a gateway job when moving up levels (D2 head coach becomes a ST coordinator at a Power 5 school)?


    I reached out to an acquaintance of mine, who has coached in the MAC, FCS, and D2, and is currently the head coach at at D3 school in Ohio. I asked him if special teams coaches are supposed to be well versed in kicking and punting techniques; his reply: "No. (the position) has much more to do with the mechanics and execution of the units outside of the specialists themselves. 

    Specialists today are birds of a feather who train and work in their own circles and really work on perfecting there craft in the offseason and really work to maintain consistency during. 

    Many places like Ohio State will have consultants or advisers that are specialists guys to help coach through but no... the coordinator is going to have everything to do with typically everyone else but those specialists unless it is in regard to what they want them to specifically execute."


    This makes sense to me. I think the kicking issues are more of a recruiting issue. I don't know if Kostich is primarily responsible for recruiting kickers and punters (it would make sense if he was and would be open to praise or blame if so), but it seems that if a kicker is struggling is has less to do with coaching and more to do with the player.

    Not much different even going back to the 70's and 80's.  In HS I was lucky enough to be able to show up at UND practice a couple of times and have the kickers work with me.  Rob Bollinger knew about kicking but the kickers did most of it on their own.  Same when I was there.   Lot's of work in the offseason.  Maybe a kicking camp somewhere.

  3. 3 hours ago, UNDColorado said:

    Southwest did the same for me. I will re-schedule the flight next spring when their fall schedule comes out.

    Southwest's standard policy is that you can cancel up to 10 minutes before your flight and use the funds for up to a year from when you purchased the flight. 

    Their change is that they are moving out the expiration date to Sept 2022.  That's great for me as I have 2 different flights that I had to cancel with them.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Vegas_Sioux said:

    You know man can’t live on 283000, that would be this year’s player minimum. 

    30 minutes ago, Siouxphan27 said:

    Latrell Sprewell couldn’t feed his family on 3 years 21 million.  I don’t know how the baseball players could survive on 283k minimums. 

    That’s gfhockey money 

  5. 3 hours ago, RobThomas said:

    I found out he had a opportunity to leave immediately but he said he loves being a student at UND and he wants to Graduate and wants to pay his own way. I heard his commitment to his next situation will be as a Graduate Transfer. I respect that.. Facts so it's not about football it's about the kid wanting to see what he started through WOW. Way to go young man.

    I hope it works out well for him.  I don't know how the transfer portal works but my assumption was that you wouldn't enter the transfer portal if you were thinking of leaving a year from now.  

    Sounds like he is interested in another year at UND.  Hopefully that includes football also if that's what he wants to do.

  6. 2 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

    That’s what every dad wants for their kid. There’s only one ball and under 100 plays. The Randy Ratio didn’t exactly work and that was with the greatest football player of all time.

    His dad told me he had called Bubba directly offering that input.  I know he called Shannon Schweigert also asking him to get the same message to Bubba.  Didn't seem too grounded in reality.   I agree that he would have had difficulty physically with the pounding he would have taken.


  7. 36 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

    Head scratcher for sure but he can do what he feels is best.  Only has two years remaining and has already redshirted.

    Randomly ran into his dad at Northern Arizona two seasons ago.  Based on his dad's unhappiness with how he was being used I was anxious that he might leave before last season.  His dad thought he should be getting the ball 25-30 times a game.

  8. 1 hour ago, VMeister said:

    #74 is Todd Thomas.

    I'm not sure if that is Turgeon behind them or not.

    I figured that was him but decided it would be easier to ask you than find an old roster. :)

    Turgeon wore #43 in '82 so maybe that's not him.

  9. 13 minutes ago, VMeister said:

    That picture would be from 1978 or 1980.  I would guess 1978.

    I know #59 is Hilbert.  Who is #74?

    wondering if that's Turgeon #93 in background.  If so, it would make it '80

  10. 24 minutes ago, Sioux701 said:

    Thanks! Would you call it a light gray or a silver 


    It is a light gray.  The pic above is probably from '79 or so based on the players and Wertz in it.  Those do look more silver there but ours were definitely grey in the early '80s

  11. Here is a side pic of the helmets worn in 1981-1984.  I believe that is the same as that were worn in 1985 also.

    Grey helmet and mask.  The ND doesn't show well in this pic but it was a dark forest green with white trim.

    Can't see it on this picture but the stripes were as described in earlier post.


    UND FB helmet.jpg

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  12. 4 hours ago, SWSiouxMN said:

    Great land by Sather.  Averaged 14.3 ppg and 5.4 rebounds for School of Mines last year.  UND get another person to play at the 4 spot in the lineup.  Less pressure on Bergan now to come in and be a major impact right away and could realistically redshirt Bergan if Sather wanted to.

    Was going to put G in the starting lineup, with this news I am not so sure now. 

    UND now has some solid depth in the 4 and the 5 spots in the lineup.  G, Rebraca and now Sueker, with Sims playing a little 4 when needed and Bergan playing the role as well. 

    Similar game to Walter, but I think he can be better once he adjusts to D1 play. 

    He's eligible right away?

  13. 8 minutes ago, bincitysioux said:

    I don't follow womens basketball outside of UND, but one would think any successful NSIC head coach would looked at pretty hard.

    Tom Miller was interviewed on Dom Izzos radio show this morning, and he mentioned Rico Burkett and Thomas Dryburgh as potential candidates based on ties to UND.  Rico is an assistant at Colorado St right now, and Dryburgh is head coach at Wahpeton.  

    Dryburgh has an outstanding HC record, bit I would think that would be a big jump from JuCo to DI.

    Burkett is an interesting name.  Pretty solid coaching background.

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