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Topic: September 2 Stream of Conciousness

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Mdot21

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #210 on: September 04, 2017, 11:13:53 AM »
In attendance at the WVU-VaTech game last night. Always impressed with how well Tech fans show up for their neutral site games. First half was mostly defense until the offenses got carried away in the second half. WVU's QB had a Favre type game, slinging it all over the place while making plays with his feet and holding up threw some big hits. The Mountaineers defense though cost them the game down the stretch, as they couldn't match the momentum of the offense. WVU lost but they'll be fine once Big 12 play rolls around. Not so sure about Tech given their harder schedule that picks up quick.
tell ya what I'd take that Tech QB right about now. Kid grew up in Ann Arbor and his pops coached at Michigan for 20 years. Shame he didn't wind up a Wolverine.

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #211 on: September 04, 2017, 11:14:46 AM »
Be real nice if the 'Skers could register a "W" here
yup, Big Ten looked pretty solid the past few days
no need to shit the bed next weekend
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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #212 on: September 04, 2017, 11:23:12 AM »
Caught the replay on the final drive Purdue can hold their heads up.L'ville isn't an easy out and the Boilers gave them a scrum.Didn't see the contest however Boilers going to contiue with 2 QB's?
Not sure what Purdue is doing at the QB position. Blough was injured in camp (shoulder), so there is speculation that Sindelar started to try to keep Blough fresh. But then when Sindelar struggled, Blough came in, so he was clearly "OK enough" to play. He looked good, too. The offense really started moving with him. But after 2 picks, Sindelar came back in for Blough and looked a lot more sharp as well.
So... We'll see? Probably have to wait for some of the quotes from the coaching staff through the week to understand why they made the rotation they made.

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #213 on: September 04, 2017, 11:45:54 AM »
As stunning as it was to watch UCLA's comeback, it really shouldn't have been.  This has been Aggie's m.o. for most of Sumlin's tenure.  Get out to a big lead then completely implode in 4th quarters.  This has happened to them a lot more than just last night.  I don't know if it's conditioning, mental, or what, but they are the current kings of failing to close games out.  

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #214 on: September 04, 2017, 12:05:13 PM »
As stunning as it was to watch UCLA's comeback, it really shouldn't have been.  This has been Aggie's m.o. for most of Sumlin's tenure.  Get out to a big lead then completely implode in 4th quarters.  This has happened to them a lot more than just last night.  I don't know if it's conditioning, mental, or what, but they are the current kings of failing to close games out.  
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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #215 on: September 04, 2017, 01:08:38 PM »
Not sure what Purdue is doing at the QB position. Blough was injured in camp (shoulder), so there is speculation that Sindelar started to try to keep Blough fresh. But then when Sindelar struggled, Blough came in, so he was clearly "OK enough" to play. He looked good, too. The offense really started moving with him. But after 2 picks, Sindelar came back in for Blough and looked a lot more sharp as well.
So... We'll see? Probably have to wait for some of the quotes from the coaching staff through the week to understand why they made the rotation they made.
You'd have thought Hazel was still running things.

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #216 on: September 04, 2017, 01:33:56 PM »
I wouldn't put much stock into the Ducks stomping the Thunderbirds.

They are an FCS bottom feeder.






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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #217 on: September 04, 2017, 03:47:04 PM »
So does the old standard apply that Paul Johnson's attack is easily shut down by those with more than a week to prepare?
Easily shut down remains a silly overstatement.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Tennessee stand tall though. Vols should have more talent, facing a team replacing a top QB and its top two fullbacks. 

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #218 on: September 04, 2017, 05:22:31 PM »
Well Auburn shut out GA Southern, who runs the triple option (Johnson's old job).  GT has better players, but yeah, you'd rather have them in the opener than the 2nd game.
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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #219 on: September 04, 2017, 08:21:01 PM »
After getting my first look at Tech's QB, this probably goes badly. 

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #220 on: September 04, 2017, 08:54:37 PM »
Alabama assistant coach (formerly on the Maryland coaching staff) Mike Locksley's son killed apparently from gunshot wounds.

Terrible :(

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2017/09/04/alabama-nick-saban-says-assistant-coach-mike-locksley-son-killed/631038001/

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #221 on: September 04, 2017, 09:39:05 PM »
GA Tech up 14-7 on #25 Tennessee at the half


btw, why anyone (ranked or otherwise) would voluntarily schedule a game against an option team is mind-boggling

- seems like a nightmare to defend

- takes patience and discipline, which most football players (who are aggressive by nature) don't have


Case in point was NU's annihilation at the hands of Nebraska in the 2000 Alamo Bowl, 66-17

- granted, we had no choice in the matter but damn ... what a crappy "reward" for co-winning the conference  ???
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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #222 on: September 04, 2017, 09:39:30 PM »
You'd have thought Hazel was still running things.
Not quite. I'd like to think Brohm at least has reasons for playing both QBs. But of course that remains to be seen...

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Re: September 2 Stream of Conciousness
« Reply #223 on: September 04, 2017, 09:47:51 PM »
Not quite. I'd like to think Brohm at least has reasons for playing both QBs. But of course that remains to be seen...
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