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by fourthandshort
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Another huge verbal commit!
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Another huge verbal commit!

I'm willing to bet some money, this kids turns into a stud. I'm guessing he has FBS skills, just in a D-II body. Which probably means he is coming here with an even bigger chip on his shoulder. Put 3-5 lbs on each year, and watch him develop. Undersized guys like this love to prove themselves .. the...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Big verbal
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Big verbal

dude has some skills. reminds me a bit of Marshaun with how he cuts in traffic .. got some quicks, some size, and sees the field very well .. very effective instincts as a RB. He's got that Marshaun wiggle/jump cut, but also can juke like Robinson .. not saying he will be all american, but he has m...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Another huge verbal commit!
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Another huge verbal commit!

FYI ... St Thomas went 13-2 and was ranked #3 in FL HS football last season, and 27th in nation per MaxPreps .. they are big time football program. So this is not a small school guy. We probably got him because he is 155 lbs. Put on 3-5 lbs each year ... and he could be a stud eventually .. need 2 q...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Another huge verbal commit!
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Another huge verbal commit!

WTF !!!! Another good one ?? Wonder if former Coach Shula connection to St Thomas Aquinas is still paying dividends ... a 3 star RB is impressive. Neither Coprich or Robinson got 3 stars from Rivals. Nigel White is 5' 10" and just 155 lbs ... kid can move, just needs a little more weight. Listed as ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Big verbal
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Big verbal

Thanks, fourth. I really did read your reply. Just came back and followed the links at a later date. In any case, this kid looks like he has a chance to be pretty good. I watched his JR highlights a 2nd time, and then saw some rivals combine video (up close one-on-one stuff) ... he has some quicks,...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Big verbal
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Big verbal

247sports link lists offers from Cincinnati, Old Dominion, and Rice. The ODU & Rice offers say he's a smart kid, right? Anyone have an opinion on how reliable the 247 reports are? stlrb ... see my post. I think 247 got some wires crossed. Use rivals instead ... same college offers listed, but bigge...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Big verbal
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Big verbal

just realized this said "verbal" .. so we'll see on signing day.
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Big verbal
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Big verbal

dude has some skills. reminds me a bit of Marshaun with how he cuts in traffic .. got some quicks, some size, and sees the field very well .. very effective instincts as a RB. He's got that Marshaun wiggle/jump cut, but also can juke like Robinson .. not saying he will be all american, but he has mo...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Birds add RB from Georgia
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Birds add RB from Georgia

nice size and room to build on that frame. Saw his JR highlights .. Hard to tell how good he can be .. comes from a very small private school ... the K-12 enrollment is 750 across all 13 grades. In IHSA Class 8A, 750 is a single graduating class. So he hasn't seen any competition yet. but we've had...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Birds add RB from Georgia
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Birds add RB from Georgia

nice size and room to build on that frame. Saw his JR highlights .. Hard to tell how good he can be .. comes from a very small private school ... the K-12 enrollment is 750 across all 13 grades. In IHSA Class 8A, 750 is a single graduating class. So he hasn't seen any competition yet. but we've had ...
by fourthandshort
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Roster changes
Replies: 43
Views: 2935

Re: Roster changes

So here's the deal on Harris. IMO Harris is a 4-3 DE. He is a 9 technique get up the field DE. He was playing out of position last year. He is certainly not a 3-4 DE. He is also not a 3-4 Jack. He is not a " jack of all trades". Pass drop and coverage are not his forte, I agree that pass drop cover...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Roster changes
Replies: 43
Views: 2935

Re: Roster changes

TIMMY wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:20 am
Sorry about the thread hijack but it's January and I just like football talk.
we're all bored and a little off our game .. longer than normal offseason will do that to best of posters.
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Roster changes
Replies: 43
Views: 2935

Re: Roster changes

I still think the "Spack grind factor", combined with our returning depth on defense and Spack's willingness to player younger guys lately ... has a lot to do with it. RS JRs with degrees have complete freedom to do whatever they want .. on surface, the easiest thing to do would be just return and p...
by fourthandshort
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Roster changes
Replies: 43
Views: 2935

Re: Roster changes

I'm going to guess it is combination of too much competition for reps returning on defense and Spack's old school demanding ways tends to wear people out. The RS SRs might be thinking the grind is not worth it, especially if it looks like they might be losing field time with all this depth returning...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2018 recap, 2019 needs ...
Replies: 32
Views: 2140

Re: 2018 recap, 2019 needs ...

If we're looking at remaining FBS transfers: WR and OL help. It sounds like we're in the mix for both but need them to actually materialize on campus. Yes awaiting materialization ;) "https://twitter.com/Pg_Reinhardt/status/1075542766946525184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 20, good scoops on both f...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbirds Add Illinois SR OL Transfer Adam Solomon
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Redbirds Add Illinois SR OL Transfer Adam Solomon

.... and the best part, I just confirmed from U of I site that he got his degree in December, so he'll be here for spring ball ... which I guess makes sense or they could NOT have announced this like they did. Always good to have transfers here in time for spring ball. Though their website has him a...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Redbirds Add Illinois SR OL Transfer Adam Solomon
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Redbirds Add Illinois SR OL Transfer Adam Solomon

https://goredbirds.com/news/2019/1/9/fo ... lomon.aspx

Welcome to Gabe's buddy .... OT Adam Solomon ... nice addition to OL group. Nice size at 6'6" 320 lbs .. he plays tackle, had a couple starts but mostly special teams play.
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: FCS coaching changes ... couple big ones
Replies: 71
Views: 4839

Re: FCS coaching changes ... couple big ones

Vince Okruch on that list as a TE coach. I knew him at NU. He's been everywhere. Tough life as a college assistant. 35 years bouncing around. Coach Okruch from his Rutgers bio. Grizzled veteran?? :( https://scarletknights.com/images/2017/8/9/Okruch_Vince.jpg?width=300 It's not all bright lights, fa...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Hero Sports has Redbirds contending (top 16) in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Hero Sports has Redbirds contending (top 16) in 2019

Isu is now in the top 10. https://m.herosports.com/fcs-football-rankings Oh good ... maybe this will help Truth get off his gloom and doom ledge. I'm guessing Hero dug deeper and saw how much we have returning next fall. Not drinking top 10 koolaid until I see signs our short to intermediate pass g...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Hero Sports has Redbirds contending (top 16) in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Hero Sports has Redbirds contending (top 16) in 2019

Isu is now in the top 10. https://m.herosports.com/fcs-football-rankings Oh good ... maybe this will help Truth get off his gloom and doom ledge. I'm guessing Hero dug deeper and saw how much we have returning next fall. Not drinking top 10 koolaid until I see signs our short to intermediate pass g...