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by fourthandshort
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Re: Broadnax to Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Re: Broadnax to Safety

So here is his HS bio from Goredbirds Roster .. he was billed as QB/athlete coming out of HS, including recognition as athlete .. which means he probably played special teams as returner, or spot duty on defense. But apparently did not play any regular defense in HS. He's got 3 years to develop ... ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Re: Broadnax to Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Broadnax to Safety

Picking up where fourthandshort left off, I'm just surprised Broadnax didn't move to WR. Not that our DB is all set and ready. But I thought if we moved him anywhere it would be WR. So maybe that's also a good sign they're feeling okay about the WR corps? Some of those guys are looking okay? Hmmm ....
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Next Step
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: Next Step

Very good to hear ... I love this production ... it is ironically the kind of thing that fosters a sense of there being a next step ... whether it be winning a natty or eventually going FBS ... should always be thinking about next step. Props to Country Finance for their lead sponsorship role !!!
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll

SDSU is picked #2 and Street and Smith's has them #3 nationally. In addition their QB Christion is the preseason pick at QB. I'm not completely sold on Christion. He's an inconsistent passer and he's missing his top receiving targets from last season. One the flip side SIU might be overlooked. They...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll

Agreed with that, 4th. Don't know that we should be ahead of UNI, but Youngstown for sure. What do you think the over/under on the final score will be when we play Southern? :) Both teams in 30s .. we're at home and Spack will have them ready this year after last years horrendous showing .. so I li...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Re: Broadnax to Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Broadnax to Safety

There will be no more No.5 and No.25 reunions in the back field! Malachi moved to safety. Edit: just saw on the goredbirds.com roster Malachi changed his number to 10. I like that size as a safety! 6'3 205. https://twitter.com/Pg_Reinhardt/status/1024340526269702144 Spack likes and has had success ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Re: Broadnax to Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Broadnax to Safety

There will be no more No.5 and No.25 reunions in the back field! Malachi moved to safety. Edit: just saw on the goredbirds.com roster Malachi changed his number to 10. I like that size as a safety! 6'3 205. https://twitter.com/Pg_Reinhardt/status/1024340526269702144 Spack likes and has had success ...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Re: Broadnax to Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Re: Broadnax to Safety

Not surprised .. just didn't see what others saw as far as potential. Agree this is good for Malachai and good for team .. we have 4 better options as is .. including our 2018 starter Kolbe, our probable 2019 starter Brady Davis, then let the 2 young guys compete for job in 2020 .. were in pretty go...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Next Step
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: Next Step

I don't see anything searching on google ... disappointed if they stopped doing this. I enjoyed the series .. thought it was really well done. Country Finance must have decided there wasn't enough viewers to justify the cost. Hope they at least do one, if not all 4.
by fourthandshort
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Birds Picked 5th in Preseason Poll

Overall, not bad .. I think most teams are within 1 slot of where I would put them, but ....

YSU has no business being above us .. we should be 4th. I think UNI is #2. SIU may surprise this year .. could be 5th place.
by fourthandshort
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Wallpaper!
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Wallpaper!

nice ..... such fond memories of good ol' stud RB ... # 25 ... RB Marshaun Cop- .... uh .. wait .. make that good new stud RB # 25 .. RB James Robinson !!!!
by fourthandshort
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2018 schedule - thoughts and predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: 2018 schedule - thoughts and predictions

That Western Illinois QB killed us last year. Hope he graduated. No such luck, QB is back and most of their RB production. But they lost another stud WR (2 years in a row), and 80% of their OL. Defensively, they lost 5.3 starters and 43% of tackles. FYI, when I say we lost 9 full time starters, tha...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2018 schedule - thoughts and predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: 2018 schedule - thoughts and predictions

That Western Illinois QB killed us last year. Hope he graduated. No such luck, QB is back and most of their RB production. But they lost another stud WR (2 years in a row), and 80% of their OL. Defensively, they lost 5.3 starters and 43% of tackles. FYI, when I say we lost 9 full time starters, tha...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2018 schedule - thoughts and predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

2018 schedule - thoughts and predictions

So I get 3 likely losses, and 8 possible wins.. figure we get upset once ... thinking we go 7-4 .... and then there's that NAIA game. But I can see 8-3 season too if defense finds itself sooner. As for attendance, looks like they learned from last year. By pushing homecoming and family weekend into ...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: One more week to the opening of Fall camp?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: One more week to the opening of Fall camp?

Good overview isubu. Couple related observations about fall camp: - QB competition is mainly for 2nd string and 2019 audition. OC Beathard and QB Kolbe know each other well from 2014 and 2015 ... Kolbe was 2nd string in 2015 and true FR 3rd string in 2014. Granted he played behind Roberson with diff...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Other ISU Sports
Topic: Redbird Arena/Hancock Stadium bag policy
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Redbird Arena/Hancock Stadium bag policy

This is an opportunity for ISU to ease the transition with this policy update. Get several thousand clear plastic tote bags with ISU's logo on it, and send them out with season tickets. Whatever you have left, give them to people who come to the games/box office to get their tickets. Use it as a pr...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Other ISU Sports
Topic: Redbird Arena/Hancock Stadium bag policy
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Redbird Arena/Hancock Stadium bag policy

I hope ISU is able to provide or sell clear plastic bags at the gate for people who don't get wind of this. It will really turn some people off the first time they show up not knowing or forgetting the new policy.
by fourthandshort
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Nice Article on Megginson Departure from UofI
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Nice Article on Megginson Departure from UofI

Dang, we got Kobe?? Just a hunch, but I believe Kolbe is going to have a breakout year. Very interesting reading regarding McGee. Surprised Lovie didn't fire him midway. And two guys intricately involved in the offense teaching different technique in the crunch? Man. Welcome, Gabe!! There he goes a...
by fourthandshort
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Nice Article on Megginson Departure from UofI
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Nice Article on Megginson Departure from UofI

seems like a good young man with his head scewed on ok. Probably didn't need to call out the one coach as much as he did. But he seems like a genuine decent guy and pretty down to earth. Glad he acclimated well .. many FBSers assume they will do this and do NOT do it this quickly. Good to hear he st...
by fourthandshort
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: keepratings.net is updated - site for lost starters & stats
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: keepratings.net is updated - site for lost starters & stats

Should point out .. they lost to #1 Alabama by score of 41-23 ... here is descending order of the most points Alabama (13-1) gave up last year: - 26 in loss to Auburn (10-4) - 24 in win over Miss St (9-4) - 23 in win over Georgia (13-2) - 23 in win over CSU The remaining 10 teams average 7 points ag...