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by fourthandshort
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

My point being, if Malachi could throw, he would have done a llttle more in the SDSU game .. and Kolbe would not have played 100% of the NDSU game a week later. Malachi didn't play a down .. because we lost element of surprise. So I assume he needs another year or so development. I have seen it bef...
by fourthandshort
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

We should keep in mind the whole Malachi game plan against SDSU worked ok, not great ... . it's not like he played particularly well .. one big run, couple other solid runs. Our passing was very limited .. that was probably the biggest surprise for SDSU .. they had to respect the unknown .. that is,...
by fourthandshort
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

Spring practice is here and look who is where 99, very interesting.....screw the NCAA if we select you, you are in tourney and start looking at the the new big man on campus, FOOTBALL!! More specifically, #99 Ridgeway moved from OLine to nose tackle. In today's Pantagraph, Spack describes the D as ...
by fourthandshort
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Mr Underwood....
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Mr Underwood....

except for college sports...reality TV sucks. The worse of it....the Bachelor and Bachelorette Gun to my head .... I would seriously much rather watch Jersey Shore for true entertainment value than Bachelor or Bachelorette ... at least the Jersey Shore train wreck lives are much more based in reali...
by fourthandshort
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Mr Underwood....
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Mr Underwood....

in my eyes, this will taint his unblemished rep to this point. Still one of my favorite Redbirds, but this rates an, "eh", at best. Maybe he's just trying to break into acting ??? He should focus his efforts on begging Aly Raisman for another chance. Or even Dancing with Stars ... just not this !!! ...
by fourthandshort
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Cam Meredith
Replies: 44
Views: 3023

Re: Cam Meredith

stupid is, stupid does .. if Bears don't try to keep him. I couldn't open Sun Times link. But a note to Bears since I know they follow this board closely ... :roll: ... Cam is not done getting bigger and better. That said, it looks like this might just be other teams showing interest .. any team tha...
by fourthandshort
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

Open letter to ISU: Please, please do something noticeable to the paint on the new turf. I don't give much of a rip which way Reggie is facing, but I really, really don't want to see "Illinois State" and "Redbirds" endzones in red paint on plain green turf next fall. Please. I'm begging you. I'm wi...
by fourthandshort
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Offseason Wish List
Replies: 131
Views: 10849

Re: Offseason Wish List

We may take people by surprise this year. I agree with this and your earlier point that what we know about Beathard is that he's a very good OC when he has talent. He'll have tools to work this season and he doesn't have to overthink things. Handing the ball off to #25 will be a good place to start...
by fourthandshort
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Football
Topic: "Redbirds Rising" Goal: $25 Million Indoor Facility
Replies: 66
Views: 7127

Re: "Redbirds Rising" Goal: $25 Million Indoor Facility

What Reggie and Ballwin are alluding to - is a lack of leadership, with a vision, determination, knowledge and ability to get a project started and completed. Just putting out a line on the Internet and waiting for it to happen - then throwing up your hands, saying the support is not there - it Not...
by fourthandshort
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Davontae Harris
Replies: 66
Views: 6551

Re: Davontae Harris

Another local sports guy suggesting he move to Safety.

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears ... -115898788
by fourthandshort
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Offseason Wish List
Replies: 131
Views: 10849

Re: Offseason Wish List

Beathard & Kolbe ... I'm liking their chances ... but I've been wrong before .. about a year ago I think. I like our chances with Beathard & Kolbe and/or Beathard & whoever he works with. I am really looking forward to another Beathard offense. Put me down as Beathard's #1 fan. :clap: that would ma...
by fourthandshort
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Offseason Wish List
Replies: 131
Views: 10849

Re: Offseason Wish List

2016: Played in all 12 games at quarterback, with 11 starting assignments … ranked No. 4 in the MVFC with a pass efficiency rating of 140.2 … tied for second in the MVFC in touchdowns passes with 22, which is tied for fourth on the ISU single-season list … ranked No. 5 in passing average/game (225....
by fourthandshort
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Football
Topic: "Redbirds Rising" Goal: $25 Million Indoor Facility
Replies: 66
Views: 7127

Re: "Redbirds Rising" Goal: $25 Million Indoor Facility

I'm bored .. so just going to bump this thread for no other reason than to remind myself there was an announcement ... sort of kind of maybe.
by fourthandshort
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Offseason Wish List
Replies: 131
Views: 10849

Re: Offseason Wish List

I know my credibility is low on this topic but ..... I think Kolbe will emerge as the clear favorite. But we need a #2 who is ready to step up this year, if needed, and then next year. Brodnax needs a lot of working throwing the ball still .. Roberson deep ball kept pass defenses very honest. And I'...
by fourthandshort
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Receivers
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: Receivers

I can't wait to see what Kentre Patterson can do, I know the kid can fly!! if he can catch and run routes we may have something. He's killing it in 60m hurdles right now of ISU track team. Reminds me of another current Redbird on our roster who did very well in HS doing 60m hurdles .. RB Jordan Bir...
by fourthandshort
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Receivers
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: Receivers

We need help now. But we also need to build depth for future, so we don't end up with bare cupboard like this again. ISU has always had good to very good receiver group with guys waiting their turn. We fell way off last year.
by fourthandshort
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

Recarpeting project, "flip the Bird", MadBird's suggestion from an old thread: 35 yard lines on each side, have a MVFC logo on one 35 and the Redbird logo on the other, facing stands on either side. 50 yard line, have a large block I , red and white, like the I on the front of the retro hoops jerse...
by fourthandshort
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

First question is which guys are here already? Hopefully at least all of the transfers. Nice if some of the freshman were able to come early too (altho I'm totally opposed to that whole "HS guys graduate early" phenomenon). Especially nice if the juco WR and Megginson got some good reps in this spr...
by fourthandshort
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!
Replies: 78
Views: 6483

Re: Spring practice right around the corner....who is pumped?!!

I have just one personnel question for spring ball .. is Greyshirt Kobe Buffalomeat being pulled from Spack's slow cooker ?
by fourthandshort
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Davontae Harris
Replies: 66
Views: 6551

Re: Davontae Harris

Some perspectives on Davontaes results ... First, if you drop all of Davontae's results onto Safety position .. he would have finished 4th in forty, 3rd in bench, 5th in 3 cone, 8th in long jump, 11th in 20 yd shuttle. Second, there were 44 DBs at the combine. Davontae finished 19th in 20 yard shutt...