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by fourthandshort
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Spack Show
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Spack Show

the other aspect to this is we knew our OL was work in progress having lost 4.5 starters. And our SOS to that point had been very weak (Butler, EIU, MoST, InST) .. so our OL hadn't really been tested yet. In fact, we just had the 2nd half collapse against InSU and barely won 24-13 after demolishing ...
by fourthandshort
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Spack Show
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Spack Show

I don't know if the altitude at NAU had all that much to do with it. I looked into altitude effects a bit and found that the same few things kept popping up. Its a bigger deal for aerobic and endurance sports than for football. High altitude teams remind their opponents of the local elevation with ...
by fourthandshort
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spack Show
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Spack Show

I don't know if the altitude at NAU had all that much to do with it. As I recall our biggest problem was their QB throwing a lot of really good passes. Who knows for sure, but the defense came out very strong that game. We had their QB and entire offense rattled: - first 6 drives: 27 plays for 22 t...
by fourthandshort
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: OT/Former Redbird: Red Boots Resigns
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: OT/Former Redbird: Red Boots Resigns

Well, Hancock coached in an era where there was no OT, right? So, it would be "easier" to end up with a tie. A quick check shows Bear Bryant had 17 career ties (and of course 300+ wins!!). But, I don't disagree with the idea that Hancock's overall record isn't exactly inspiring. No doubt a credit t...
by fourthandshort
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spack Show
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Spack Show

Yeah, well .. he said same thing a year ago against NAU .. how'd that work out ? I half get the pyschology, but players see thru this. So let's see if we do better this year dealing with it .. we came out agressive, especially on defense last year. For life of me, I don't know what the hell our offe...
by fourthandshort
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Football
Topic: OT/Former Redbird: Red Boots Resigns
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: OT/Former Redbird: Red Boots Resigns

Interesting comments about Denver Johnson ... I wouldn't know either way. But Madbirds comment about how he defined "mediocrity" struck a cord for me .... combine some of these sentiments (good guy, average coach), with the legacy of our stadium, Coach Hancock ... he had a very "average" career .. f...
by fourthandshort
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbirds - Rams predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Redbirds - Rams predictions

Couple random thoughts... ...there is a ton of discussion on their forum about establishing their run game against us. Was a talking point for their coach on his weekly show, they say ... this game might act as a maturity yardstick for Davis. I hope he doesn’t force things They've really struggled ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: OT/Former Redbird: Red Boots Resigns
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: OT/Former Redbird: Red Boots Resigns

tough way to finish, but definitely gave ISU a few good years. didn't know or witness his coaching at all, just read things here from his fans. But it's a nice article and sounds like a class guy who knew his team needed new direction. This opens the search up completely/openly (no small thing) and ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbirds - Rams predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Redbirds - Rams predictions

Here's another stat that tells a lot about line play ... lost yards versus total rush yards: - CSU offense: 118 lost yards against 447 total rush yards .. or 25% lost yards - CSU defense: 50 lost yards against 1,028 total rush yards .. or just 5% lost yards Conclusion, they are losing big at line of...
by fourthandshort
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbirds - Rams predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Redbirds - Rams predictions

always respect your opponent, especially FBS ... but there are several indirect scores that suggest, we should expect to compete this game: - They beat Arkansas by 7, but needed 24-0 late run to win. Arkansas beat EIU too, but we beat EIU worse. - They lost by 38 to #56 Florida, who also beat weak C...
by fourthandshort
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbirds - Rams predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Redbirds - Rams predictions

Copy/Paste from other thread I'm thinking over at 58 and I'm giving our Redbirds 50/50 chance to win. They were decent a year ago .. very very good on offense, but weak on defense. Their offense lost about 7 starters, then their HC had health scare right before season .. so they had bit to overcome ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Football
Topic: CSU game and TV
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: CSU game and TV

I'm thinking over at 58 and I'm giving our Redbirds 50/50 chance to win. They were decent a year ago .. very very good on offense, but weak on defense. Their offense lost about 7 starters, then their HC had health scare right before season .. so they had bit to overcome to start season. We had 2 wee...
by fourthandshort
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: CSU vs UF
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: CSU vs UF

JHBird wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:25 pm
We need to use our depth to combat the altitude. I'm glad we got a good bunch of RB's. Just keep shuffling people in and out. Seems like we have good depth at other positions as well, like LB.
worried more about our defense, which is when their offense can dictate the pace.
by fourthandshort
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Rankings...smh
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Rankings...smh

Adunk33 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:28 pm
After a bye week, Illinois State football moves up 3 spots to No. 16 in STATS FCS national rankings.
of course we did, cause we kicked that bye week's arse up and down the field !!!!!
by fourthandshort
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Football
Topic: CSU game and TV
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: CSU game and TV

Just pasting this from Ft Collins thread. So just to firm up and recap what we know .. please correct me if I get anything wrong. Game is 2pm CST . You can always go to goredbirds site schedule to pick from radio options or do the stats option .. the stats option is surprisingly fast turnaround of p...
by fourthandshort
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Travel to Fort Collins, CO
Replies: 59
Views: 5254

Re: Travel to Fort Collins, CO

So just to firm up and recap what we know .. please correct me if I get anything wrong. Game is 2pm CST. You can always go to goredbirds site schedule to pick from radio options or do the stats option .. the stats option is surprisingly fast turnaround of plays .. faster than ESPN3 video signal if y...
by fourthandshort
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: CSU vs UF
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: CSU vs UF

NAU (Flagstaff, AZ .. 6,900 feet) is probably fresh in everyone's minds .. hope coaches, especially Coach Spack came to appreciate that element. Colorado St (Fort Collins, CO ... 5,000 feet) is not quite as high. But we better prepare and game plan accordingly ... science is science ... it takes som...
by fourthandshort
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Salukis @ Ole Miss
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Salukis @ Ole Miss

their defense is horrendous, but their offense will get some yards and points. need to keep them off the field as much as possi ble.
by fourthandshort
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Position depth is awesome
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Position depth is awesome

InSU beat EIU at EIU 55-41 .. outrushed them 326 to 46 yards.

I think we've got some work to do on defense.
by fourthandshort
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: EIU game comments
Replies: 65
Views: 2448

Re: EIU game comments

so Indiana St is at EIU this week ... with 12 mins to go in Q3, they are up 31-20. I am a bit concerned though that InSU is out-rushing EIU at their place by 196 yards to 29 yards. We gave up 203 rushing yards to EIU at our place. EIU is torching them with pass game .. up to 260 passing yards .. an...