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by Chi-bird
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Next Step
Replies: 14
Views: 1533

Re: Next Step

Haven't seen it show up online yet. Hopeing it will be on youtube by tomorrow evening.
by Chi-bird
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: QB Competition update
Replies: 58
Views: 2171

Re: QB Competition update

Statistics are often very limited and do not tell the whole story. They do not take into consideration dropped passes, great run after the catch, etc. Another thing quarterbacks do not get credit for is rushing statistics (by other players). There's so much to it.
by Chi-bird
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Football
Topic: QB Competition update
Replies: 58
Views: 2171

Re: QB Competition update

by Chi-bird
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Football
Topic: QB Competition update
Replies: 58
Views: 2171

Re: QB Competition update

If you're any kind of coach you just know. It's called the eye test. Who fits the offense better? Who makes the DE hold his water on read option, opening it up for your gift of running backs? Who makes the corners play off and the safety line up deeper? Who can hit the home run? Who gives you a bet...
by Chi-bird
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: QB Competition update
Replies: 58
Views: 2171

Re: QB Competition update

I have to think that whoever is under center at the start of the 3rd quarter vs. Colorado State will be our QB for the rest of the year.
by Chi-bird
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: #93
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: calling #93

Great athlete, but not sure if he has enough Pat Meehan in him to play D-line at this level.
by Chi-bird
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Position changes
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: Position changes

I never understood the concept of position changes, especially those that are like WR to LB or QB to D Back. These guys spent 4-6 years playing a position well enough to get a D-1 scholarship at that position only for coaches to try to re-package them into a position they have commonly never played...
by Chi-bird
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: top 10 fcs vs fbs best chances of winning
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: top 10 fcs vs fbs best chances of winning

The most intriguing game that I'm seeing is James Madison at NC State. NC State has a good team this year and if not for in the same division as Clemson, would have an outside shot at the ACC title. Other high profile FCS games of interest: - Richmond at Virginia - South Dakota at Kansas State - Sou...
by Chi-bird
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Position changes
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: Position changes

If I didn't know better (QB Pittser to D-line), I would say these position changes read like an April Fool's joke. It sounds as if Hadden's hands aren't as good as his legs...and our defense (although deep) doesn't have enough speed.
by Chi-bird
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Hancock Southwest Entrance
Replies: 39
Views: 1976

Re: Hancock Southwest Entrance

looks like there's a little more to this than making it a safer/nicer southwest entrance to stadium: "Construction began on a bigger plaza , stairs and a ramp in the southwest corner of the stadium that will give fans and the visiting teams that use the gate a safer and more comfortable entrance to...
by Chi-bird
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Early workouts
Replies: 42
Views: 2117

Re: Early workouts

Kolbe has Beathard back now, so we'll see just how much that makes a difference. I haven't see the year by year improvement from him that you'd like to see. He's been here 4 years now, entering his 5th. Spack has gone on (and off) record saying how good of a prospect he was since the day he stepped ...
by Chi-bird
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Football
Topic: LB Group .. warning, objects in mirror may be larger than ....
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: LB Group .. warning, objects in mirror may be larger than ....

Great LB depth....which is what you need for a 3-4 defense. Harris might even have more sacks than the 3.5 he registered last year from the D-end spot. Does that mean Swaine is 1st team D-end? Will Lewan or Podkulski be on the other end, opposite Romeo? Barry opting to graduate and Horton being dis...
by Chi-bird
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbird Football Game broadcasts
Replies: 30
Views: 1839

Re: Redbird Football Game broadcasts

Does anyone know if the games that are slated to be on CSN/CSN + will Also be on ESPN3/ESPN plus in Chicago (same market), or will the games be blacked out online? The 4 games scheduled for NBC Sports Chicago will also be on ESPN+. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/mvfc.sidearmsports.com/docum...
by Chi-bird
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbird Football Game broadcasts
Replies: 30
Views: 1839

Re: Redbird Football Game broadcasts

Does anyone know if the games that are slated to be on CSN/CSN + will Also be on ESPN3/ESPN plus in Chicago (same market), or will the games be blacked out online?
by Chi-bird
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: LB Group .. warning, objects in mirror may be larger than ....
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: LB Group .. warning, objects in mirror may be larger than ....

Great LB depth....which is what you need for a 3-4 defense. Harris might even have more sacks than the 3.5 he registered last year from the D-end spot.

Does that mean Swaine is 1st team D-end? Will Lewan or Podkulski be on the other end, opposite Romeo?
by Chi-bird
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Robinson is best #25 in FCS
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Robinson is best #25 in FCS

He’s a damn good back and I assume that he could keep much of his power by getting a little quicker. Assuming he is in the best codition of his life this season, and stays healthy, he could have a monster year.
by Chi-bird
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Taylor Bruninga
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: Taylor Bruninga

SIU was known as Floor Burn U. I guess we should call ourselves Walking Boot U.
by Chi-bird
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Redbird Arena floor
Replies: 38
Views: 3094

Re: Redbird Arena floor

I've confirmed it's not getting a new paint job. Just the annual touch up. I've also heard lower bowl renovations should be completed by VB season in 2019. New seats on the way. So, nothing but new seats? No redesign? The moat stays? No suites or club? Must have been too expensive because smaller a...
by Chi-bird
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Re: Broadnax to Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Re: Broadnax to Safety

Broadnax is a physical specimen, whose body is more valuable on defense than as a wide receiver. Can he be our kick returner while he's at it?
by Chi-bird
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Re: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll

I'm going to use my allotted time at the podium to focus on the defense and the view from the outside as well as the inside. Street and Smith's has us picked to finish 5th in conference and that was before the loss of our leading tackler — Tyree Horton. The MVFC agrees we're 5th. I understand the l...