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by fourthandshort
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Brian Anderson- New WR Coach
Replies: 26
Views: 1905

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: 1391

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: 1391

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: 1391

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: 2323

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: 836

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...
by fourthandshort
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Football
Topic: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS
Replies: 85
Views: 4768

Re: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS

Fourth, the AAC is gonna be a P5 according to who? I bent not the P5's. You will notice that when they pick those top 4 playoff teams. And, I am totally NOT surprised you know what the G5 is :) Was hoping at least you could have answered my question.... ugh .. misread something too quickly thinking...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS
Replies: 85
Views: 4768

Re: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS

How many schools have succeeded going to a P5 starting in a non BCS conference? I don't even know what the heck a G5 is. I would bet 99% of sports have have no idea. I think anyone that knows term Power 5 and P5, would quickly deduce G5 is all other FBS. - P5 is now 6 conferences with the addition ...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS
Replies: 85
Views: 4768

Re: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS

How many schools have succeeded going to a P5 starting in a non BCS conference? I don't even know what the heck a G5 is. I would bet 99% of sports have have no idea. I think anyone that knows term Power 5 and P5, would quickly deduce G5 is all other FBS. - P5 is now 6 conferences with the addition ...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: DC announcement expected this week
Replies: 11
Views: 836

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.
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Football
Topic: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS
Replies: 85
Views: 4768

Re: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS

Thinking about Coach Spack's quote of never being able to play for a national championship while watching UCF win and go undefeated... So, will UCF drop down to 1-AA, or will they try and build their program to a position where an undefeated season gets the respect it deserves? With all due respect...
by fourthandshort
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Harold Etheridge Returns
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Harold Etheridge Returns

I don't see how this can't work out well .. knows the G5 FBS level, the FCS level, the MVFC (2010-12 InSU), and knows the position for sure. Note, InSU had 3 straight seasons .500 + with Trent Miles and Etheridge. They beat NDSU on road in 2012 .. Bison's only loss that year. Etheridge was OC and OL...
by fourthandshort
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS
Replies: 85
Views: 4768

Re: TEAMS IN BOWLS THAT WOULDNT BEATMOST MVC TEAMS

Let’s set the bar high. Big 12 would be an ideal fit. How do we get there? I think this is the right question. One of the “7 habits of highly effective people” is BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND So lay out a plan on how to get there. It should be something like 1. Dominate MVC basketball conference 2. C...
by fourthandshort
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Football
Topic: OT: Former Players
Replies: 112
Views: 9951

Re: OT: Former Players

Did Galen Scott or Kye Stuart make the NFL? Did Boomer play LB in the NFL? Those are three of our best LBs ever. That is not a good barometer for college players. Bello was primarily a pass rusher for ISU. Illini had Duane Smoot and Carroll Phillips at DE in 2016. They didn't need rushers. They had...
by fourthandshort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: OT: Former Players
Replies: 112
Views: 9951

Re: OT: Former Players

Cubit was OC except for the final year, and as an interim HC, hired in July, I doubt he messed with the defense much. TJ Neal, Tre Watson, Mason Monheim, and usage of a STAR position- that is why he didn't play more. Not to mention great pass rushers, eliminating the option for pass rushing duties,...
by fourthandshort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: roster changes
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: roster changes

Chi-bird wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:02 pm
I don't see birch as a long-term running back. I look for him to be moved at some point to safety or undersized outside linebacker.
I don't know .. as of now he is #3 of just 3 RBs .. if Robinson or Smith get banged up, he is next man up in a 2 man rotation.
by fourthandshort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: OT: Former Players
Replies: 112
Views: 9951

Re: OT: Former Players

Thought this was really cool!! https://twitter.com/coachk_hall/status/945873898368839680?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eios%7Ctwgr%5Ecom.apple.UIKit.activity.Message that is very cool to see pic like this ... 2 highly unlikely NFL prospects from ISU now playing in NFL on sundays .. a preferred wa...
by fourthandshort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Football
Topic: roster changes
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: roster changes

oh shoot .. my bad !!!!!!!!

Very glad to still have Birch on roster .. dude is a load and can move. Similar RB size and style as Corbin.
by fourthandshort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Football
Topic: roster changes
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: roster changes

MadBird wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:20 am
Birch?? Still listed on the roster, did I miss him leaving too??
thought he left for Tenn St ??
by fourthandshort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Former Birds in XFL?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Former Birds in XFL?

TreRoberson4Heisman wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Would be cool to see Coprich on a higher level. But have heard there is an issue between the ears.
motivation ??