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by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4658

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

I'm not sure this could have gone any better. Just based on Bios: - OC & QB Coach Beathard (edit) .. huge upgrade .. nuff said - WR Coach Anderson .. nice upgrade with his playing and coaching background - OL Coach Etheridge .. slight upgrade with his playing and coaching background - RB Coach Hall ...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4658

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

https://twitter.com/pg_reinhardt/status/953003754466496513 Now it's starting to fill in very nicely on offense and defense. Biggest question mark is the new DC .. it's a step up so we'll see how it goes. But now we are set at all positions .. nice bios everywhere .. hopefully this comes together qu...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: roster changes
Replies: 37
Views: 2385

Re: roster changes

oh dang .. read that too fast and missed the "I'm open to graduate transfer possibly" thing ... hmmm, not so sure I like that. Doesn't make a lot of sense if he still wants to play .. will be interesting to see if he winds up at Miami of Ohio.
by fourthandshort
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: roster changes
Replies: 37
Views: 2385

Re: roster changes

well that sucks for us !! good for him though .. must have been very difficult decision to make knowing he could have come back for one last semester. Been a model student athlete and heck of versatile player ... full accounting ... college WR turned TE turned DE turned LB, not to mention lot of spe...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Robinson better than Coprich? RB position looking good
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Robinson better than Coprich? RB position looking good

Robinson has had better start for sure, given both had their redshirts pulled. I also think Robinson came in out of shape and then got injured, and came back out of shape. So I think we saw a toned up (weight down) Robinson this year ... and may see even more upside still his junior year before he l...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Football
Topic: How ISU Became a Football School
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: How ISU Became a Football School

I think Bowman was being nice in the article. He and Zenger were talking about exploring FBS back in 2005-06. I’m sure back then he thought we might be in FBS by 2018. This isn’t meant to discredit anything else from the article. The expectations on the field have grown dramatically over the past 1...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: How ISU Became a Football School
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: How ISU Became a Football School

I can take a cue .. and I humbly submit Articles 1 thru 7 into evidence: 7. Football Illinois State University IL 2015-2016 969 6. Football Illinois State University IL 2014-2015 970 5. Football Illinois State University IL 2013-2014 972 4. Football Illinois State University IL 2012-2013 958 3. Foot...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4658

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

4 year starter at cornerback ... oh he'll yeah !! couple more comments ... a little odd that he is coming on at LB coach .. would really love to see him working with our young DB group a full offseason .. we lost 3 of 4 in our secondary. oh well, having started 4 years and coming out of program lik...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Defensive Coaching Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 4658

Re: Defensive Coaching Changes

4 year starter at cornerback ... oh he'll yeah !!
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 1876

Re: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach

agree on redshirt dynamic, and one or more WRs could emerge quickly. But given the clear gap after Schnell and Gibbs (reminder Gibbs was injured for a month) last season, I'm assuming Spack would have been very inclined to pull a RS if it could have helped the offense .. not to mention, sent a stron...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Football
Topic: New DC- Travis Niekamp
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: New DC- Travis Niekamp

Love the hire. Not a 3-4 fan. If you go that route who's your 2 gapper? Better have a few. I don't see it. Timmy .. you know way more than me on this kind of stuff .. help me out: 1. what kind of body/player do we need for 2 gapper ? size and skills ? former Redbirds that fit the bill ? 2. if my op...
by fourthandshort
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Bison win 6th Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Bison win 6th Championship

thought the defense was phenomenal for both teams. but ISUBU nailed it ... JMU receivers were terrible, which offset the huge field position advantage JMU had all game. I think the average difference in field position per drive was nearly 20 yards per series. Some of that was JMU's doing, some of it...
by fourthandshort
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 1876

Re: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach

nice resume .. surprised we got an FBS WR position coach like this .. and he played WR at WIU. Can only assume he knows the position very well .. played it a FCS level and coached it at FBS level. Seems like a good get for us ... now, maybe he can get su a few Big 10 transfers at WR position ??? We...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 1876

Re: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach

in my opinion, we have done very well with the offensive coaches so far .. OC/QB Beathard, OL Etheridge, and now WR Anderson .. all 3 with lot of good experience both coaching and playing ... looking very promising on offense for next season. As for the DC .. I like his resume, but can't yet say I l...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 1876

Re: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach

nice resume .. surprised we got an FBS WR position coach like this .. and he played WR at WIU. Can only assume he knows the position very well .. played it a FCS level and coached it at FBS level. Seems like a good get for us ... now, maybe he can get su a few Big 10 transfers at WR position ??? Wel...
by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Football
Topic: New DC- Travis Niekamp
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: New DC- Travis Niekamp

so given our great depth at LB I feel like we have 2 proven LB'ers. Horton deserved more than the Newcomer team. Barry finished the season strong. He's been moved around a lot (TE, DE, LB). I want to see what he can do at the Mike. He doesn't have the prototypical low center of gravity for a MIke (...
by fourthandshort
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: New DC- Travis Niekamp
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: New DC- Travis Niekamp

so given our great depth at LB and limited proven DT depth .. is this a year to go to the 3-4 alignment ?? LBers: Horton, Barry, Martin, Deforest, Clark, Barajas DE's: Harris, Swaine ... maybe work Barry and/or Barajas in at DE. Going to look up Montana and see what they liked to do .. and Louisiana...
by fourthandshort
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: New DC- Travis Niekamp
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: New DC- Travis Niekamp

Interesting find ... he is an alumni from 1997, and also coached in 1998-99 .. which previously was the best 2 year football run up until 2014-15 run - played DT at ISU finishing in 1997, a rough 2-9 year - outside linebacker coach, safeties coach and defensive tackles coach at his alma mater, Illin...
by fourthandshort
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Interesting MVFC Coach Rumor
Replies: 22
Views: 2307

Re: Interesting MVFC Coach Rumor

Charlie Fisher has officially taken an assistant coaching job at Arizona State. Jared Elliott has been promoted to WIU head coach. Per https://twitter.com/johnbohnenkamp that sucks for WIU .. they find good coaches, but lose them fast. Can only assume the financial outlook forces them to consider o...
by fourthandshort
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Football
Topic: DC announcement expected this week
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: DC announcement expected this week

Agree on Wiggins as RB coach. Since we're in wishlist mode of former coaches .. I would take former WR coach Stubblefield in a heartbeat. Just not likely. I was hoping we could bring him back after he left Utah, but he'll make much more at Air Force than we could pay him as a WR coach and not break...