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by fourthandshort
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Football
Topic: ISU wins MVFC APR Award .. 3 straight Years
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: ISU wins MVFC APR Award .. 3 straight Years

bump one more time for our "official" signing day .. note to recruits .. be ready to work hard on the field, in the weight room, and in the class room. next bump will be this summer when we win 4th straight as top MVFC team for this Academic APR award. Note to recruits' parents ... ... at ISU, our k...
by fourthandshort
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Davontae Harris
Replies: 41
Views: 3568

Re: Davontae Harris

Kind of sucks Dalton got left inside at DT .. not big enough at next level, and thought he was planning move to DE I figure Davontae will run between 4.55 and 4.59 .. so closer to 4.60 than 4.50 I'm thinking he'll get signed as a UFA. Could be like Cameron Lee and still make a roster somewhere. See...
by fourthandshort
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Football
Topic: National Signing Day 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1529

Re: National Signing Day 2018

Isn't this kind of like opening gifts on Xmas morning that have been sitting under the tree for 2 months ... UNWRAPPED already!!!!!

Kind of anti climatic right ?

In any case ... a hearty welcome to everyone ...you chose well and we're glad to have you ... now be ready to work !!!
by fourthandshort
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2664

Re: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!

This early with so many question marks on defense, I'm only picking a range. Assuming we replace STX with a winnable game. - non conf 2-1 - conf I can see 3-5 to 5-3, so call it 6-5 with +/- 1 I do think it is more likely to be 7-4 than 5-6. But 8-3 is a real stretch as of right now. Ask me after s...
by fourthandshort
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Davontae Harris
Replies: 41
Views: 3568

Re: Davontae Harris

Kind of sucks Dalton got left inside at DT .. not big enough at next level, and thought he was planning move to DE

I figure Davontae will run between 4.55 and 4.59 .. so closer to 4.60 than 4.50
by fourthandshort
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2664

Re: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!

This early with so many question marks on defense, I'm only picking a range. Assuming we replace STX with a winnable game. - non conf 2-1 - conf I can see 3-5 to 5-3, so call it 6-5 with +/- 1 I do think it is more likely to be 7-4 than 5-6. But 8-3 is a real stretch as of right now. Ask me after s...
by fourthandshort
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Football
Topic: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2664

Re: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!

This early with so many question marks on defense, I'm only picking a range. Assuming we replace STX with a winnable game. - non conf 2-1 - conf I can see 3-5 to 5-3, so call it 6-5 with +/- 1 I do think it is more likely to be 7-4 than 5-6. But 8-3 is a real stretch as of right now. Ask me after sp...
by fourthandshort
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Football
Topic: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2664

Re: St Xavier game .. DUMP IT !!

I just don’t see this team going very far....at all I am 50/50 on this 2018 team at this point. I think the biggest question mark is DL and this group has always been strong under Spack, so playing without a proven DL will be a big challenge to overcome. I believe we have the bodies, we just don't ...
by fourthandshort
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 1889

Re: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach

Hope I'm wrong about this guy being TE, because we can sure use some help at WR. But when your 6'6" and 235 lbs and they put you at TE .. there must be a reason. Clearly he is a good athlete .. just didn't see his feet and legs moving like a WR does ... could be wrong .. at 6'6", the legs don't have...
by fourthandshort
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4684

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

From the "how the other half lives" department, UNI OL/co-OC Mike Simmonds leaves for UTEP. http://utepathletics.com/news/2018/2/2/utep-football-head-coach-dimel-completes-staff-for-2018.aspx Simmonds will enter his 25th year of coaching after being at Northern Iowa for the 2017 season as the progr...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Signing Day Party
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Signing Day Party

Early split signing days are going to ruin events like these .. oh well .. still like it.
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4684

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

http://goredbirds.com/news/2018/1/17/hendricks-joins-football-coaching-staff-as-defensive-line-coach.aspx Welcome D Line Coach, Brian Hendricks from Montana! "We are excited to add Brian to the staff to work with our defensive linemen," Spack said. "He and Travis worked together at Montana and Trav...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4684

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

So we hired another coach .. DL Coach Brian Hendricks. Been a DL coach for a few years, most recently Montana .. so OC Niekamp knew him from there. He played Inside LB at Wyoming and was all conference, graduating 2011. http://www.goredbirds.com/staff.aspx?staff=1399 Welcome to Redbird Nation ... be...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: O-Line thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: O-Line thoughts

Helt played all Center because we had no one else close to ready. And he got injured and missed some time, but came back and played hurt ... he really stepped up for his team last fall, playing out of position and injured .. dude should be proud of himself !! Forgot about Rients injury .. so it wasn...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Football Recruiting
Topic: The List so far 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 8617

Re: The List so far 2018

https://twitter.com/Pg_Reinhardt/status/956691037988286466?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/Eric8Rogers/status/956666878713384963?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Always good to get a kid from East St. Louis, good program there. Big body WR never hurts either! Looks like he had a few MVFC offers -- North...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: EIU FB cutting one scholarship
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: EIU FB cutting one scholarship

Surprised they have not eliminated some sport teams. Thay have men soccer and swimming teams. :text-+1: Agree big time because if you can rid 21 scholarships via eliminating a complete team(s) (vs eliminating 21 scholarships by reducing 1 from each team) then the athletic department also saves by e...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: EIU FB cutting one scholarship
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: EIU FB cutting one scholarship

That's too bad. Illinois reneging on funding has to be hurting them more than most state schools.
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Kirk returns
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Kirk returns

Very glad he's back.. we need some proven experience in our secondary.
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Football
Topic: O'Shaughnessy today
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: O'Shaughnessy today

James is great young man and great athlete. Hard to find truly athletic 6'4" 245 lb TEs who can catch, block, run and hit like he can. Plus he plays his heart out and is very coachable. Whether he breaks thru as pass catching TE or not .. teams love guys like him. He has many years left in him .. ju...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Transfer - LB Paul Engram
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: Transfer - LB Paul Engram

Agree with Horton comparison, though Horton was clearly more accomplished. This guy looks like a diamond in the rough. And he's was good enough at 205 lbs in HS to get a schollie from a top flight MAC school .. his story reads like he fell thru the cracks .. size, speed .. or maybe grades were also ...