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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Hopefully we go with no looking at the sidelines.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    I wonder if Rhoads will name the starter before or after the Scrimmage.


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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    I wonder if Rhoads will name the starter before or after the Scrimmage.

    I have from a solid source that Rhoads won't name a starter until after the Texas game



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Hopefully we go with no looking at the sidelines.
    That was the best thing I heard Rhoads say today. He didn't say they would never look to the sidelines, but did say there would be a lot less of it. He said we're just going to play football... and fast.

    It didn't sound like Rhoads was all too pleased with all the jacking around at the line of scrimmage we've been doing the last 2 years to me? That was music to my ears. And probably to the offensive linemen too. Hopefully they won't be asked to sit in their crouch for 25 secs while our QB is getting hand signals from the sidelines, and then eventually moving illegally because they just want to get moving again.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I have from a solid source that Rhoads won't name a starter until after the Texas game
    So are we running the wildcat or something?


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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Hopefully we go with no looking at the sidelines.
    That sent me bonkers last year, the first yr I chalked it up to new system. If we are at a disadvantage in talent, going JET is one way to equalize that discrepancy. This was the plan from the get-go according to the staff and it has never really happened.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Didnt we lose in Boulder Chiz's first year because the option at the end took too long to read? I HATE the sideline checking.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I have from a solid source that Rhoads won't name a starter until after the Texas game
    I have a source that says that Grant Mahoney is #2 in kicking, but #1 in the QB race.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    The Chiz got a delay of game, AFTER a time out because of that garbage his last year here. I want to say it was at Iowa but not sure.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    I'm interested in what everyone took out of:

    “It started off with the defense really playing well. We started goal line and the defense had a really nice start, a physical start. They tackled well and stopped the offense. Then the offense got rolling a little bit when we got into some longer field situations. The defense finished well in two minutes. It was a split practice as far as success goes.”

    Admittedly, I have not been really closely following ISU for as long as others, so I'm interested in how others read this paragraph. Part of me takes the positives and gets excited, then the other part of me realizes those positives were against our other side, and I'm not sure how to take it. I ended up looking at past performance. Goal line defense won. Open field offense won. That kinda sounds like last season, we had good drives at times, but they petered out too f'ing often. What's everyone else think?



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    That was the best thing I heard Rhoads say today. He didn't say they would never look to the sidelines, but did say there would be a lot less of it. He said we're just going to play football... and fast.

    It didn't sound like Rhoads was all too pleased with all the jacking around at the line of scrimmage we've been doing the last 2 years to me? That was music to my ears. And probably to the offensive linemen too. Hopefully they won't be asked to sit in their crouch for 25 secs while our QB is getting hand signals from the sidelines, and then eventually moving illegally because they just want to get moving again.

    Amen.

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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    I'm interested in what everyone took out of:

    “It started off with the defense really playing well. We started goal line and the defense had a really nice start, a physical start. They tackled well and stopped the offense. Then the offense got rolling a little bit when we got into some longer field situations. The defense finished well in two minutes. It was a split practice as far as success goes.”

    Admittedly, I have not been really closely following ISU for as long as others, so I'm interested in how others read this paragraph. Part of me takes the positives and gets excited, then the other part of me realizes those positives were against our other side, and I'm not sure how to take it. I ended up looking at past performance. Goal line defense won. Open field offense won. That kinda sounds like last season, we had good drives at times, but they petered out too f'ing often. What's everyone else think?
    Well that's always the case with practice reports isn't it? If one unit does well, then it's at the expense of another unit. Considering offenses are generally better in between the 20s and defenses are better in the red zone, I'd say neither unit is really outperforming the other.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    we got to delay of game penalties against Iowa, both crucial. One was inside the 5 yard line I believe and after a timeout.



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    Re: NOTEBOOK: Offensive tempo impresses Rhoads in scrimmage

    I like the fast tempo, but you absolutely have to have positive plays and first downs to make this work. Otherwise you are trotting your punter onto the field after taking only a minute or two off the game clock. You have to have a great defense to hold up under that kind of pressure.



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