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  1. Old School Guy

    Time For Some New Blood

    I hope we have a solid year, but I see a much tougher schedule next year. I agree we have some talent coming back, not questioning that, but will we have the depth to compete with a tougher schedule. We thought after going 3-8 we'd be in the playoffs this year. Whoever put that chart together showing how many points we scored combined in the second half is what scares me. Will we have the talent to run the OC desired style offense? Right now, more questions than answers. We still have the same kicking game too. I hope I am wrong and go 9-2.
  2. Old School Guy

    Time For Some New Blood

    After what we witnessed this year with the seniors we had. I find it hard to believe we will be better next year with them gone.
  3. Old School Guy

    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    I have always been of the belief, if you give your kids the ability to be an athlete, they will make the coach look good. That's why you recruit kids with play making ability. Robots have limitations. We will see what next season brings.
  4. Old School Guy

    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    A QB needs to be able to improvise. If Zimm was getting yelled at for making plays that kills morale. Hell when i coached Pop Warner my QB had the ability to audible or switch the play from the strong side to weak side or vice versa if he saw something that was available by simply tapping his helmet or leg while making eye contact with his receivers and RBs.
  5. Old School Guy

    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    Good observation. I wonder if Kett has the autonomy to check off the "hot" receiver if he sees a mismatch?
  6. Old School Guy

    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    Kett started to notice the rush. It's hard but the QB has to be able to look past and ignore the rush. He didn't trust his blocking and his feet froze many times. Bubble screens and dump offs to the RB in the flat slows down the pass rush, but we didnt try much of that the last few weeks. Brady caught a nice one late against Portland State but it was a rare occurrence that we even attempted it. I know I am in the minority but Harris was faster that most of the other WRs. I think his skills could have stretched the field with a 6' 3" frame which could have help the passing game.
  7. Old School Guy

    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    QB sets up shallow because our route tree is not designed to have have guys run routes beyond 30 yards, so he is expected to get rid of ball quick which means he has to time to go threw progressions. The bad part, defenses can keep everyone within 15 yards of the LOS. which hurts the run game and nullifies the passing game.
  8. Old School Guy

    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    I wasn't able to watch the game this weekend. But from reading the comments today, I get the sense the program took a step backwards with the loss to NAU. Not to pile on, but I was impressed with Zimmerman against Montana last year as I said before; disappointing that he didn't take any meaningful snaps this year. But, it appears once Kett decided to come to UND it was his job going into the season no matter what. Bubba needs to know its okay to sub a guy out who may be struggling. Its not like the NFL where you pretty much have to trade or release the starting QB if you decide to make a switch during a game. My other concerns is the injuries and our inability to finish games when we were leading late in the game. If UND wants to compete at the top of the pack in the Valley Conf., money needs to be found to fund a legit nutrition program; and the strength program needs to improve. I think we had speed guys on the roster being wasted and player development appears to still be an issue. Finally, I heard there is no sled machines in the weight room. If true, that's astounding to me. Having a strong core and base means everything as the season progresses.
  9. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    The fact that we are still blowing leads on the road tells me two things: We have the talent to play with most teams on our schedule over the past 4 years. But, we are not comfortable being a lead dog. In 2015, we had Weber St down by 5 (24-19), with the ball near midfield, they had two timeouts and there was about 5 minutes on the clock. On first down, instead of running the ball to get the clock rolling we tried a naked boot and our QB gets strip sacked and fumbles. They run the ball back to the 10 yard line or so. And the rest is history. Clock management and being able to force the other team into panic mode is not something we've been able to do late in games. Oh, I almost forgot, we also missed a short 30 yd field goal in that game.
  10. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    The wide gap punt formations puts the kids at a disadvantage. Lineup normal tighten the splits with only one upback. The upbacks were overwhelmed and distracted by the A and B gap rushers, leaving guys coming with a full run at the punter unchecked off the edge. If our guys are not blocking punts in practice all day, everyday, something is wrong with our punt block and punt protections.
  11. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    Gotta be able to feel the game and run when needed.
  12. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    I didn't say better but he looked damn good against Montana last year. He has better feet and I think he is a better runner when the situation calls for it. He reads the field better; Kett locks on a receiver pre-snap. Even the commentators noticed it.
  13. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    Zimmerman is on the sideline. The kicking game is a joke. Same as last week.
  14. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    I said it year before last, blocked punts are as a result of the blocking scheme. Not the players. We have 4 guys releasing on the snap so its 8 against 6. We are turning two guys loose on every single punt.
  15. Old School Guy

    UND - Idaho Game Day Thread

    I wonder if Maag can kick too~
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