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    My Notables

    Coaching:

    We had a great game plan in place. Yes we started out throwing and went back to the running game, but we weren't flat. I credit the coaches.

    Jet offense went Mach3 on the play after Lenz amazing catch. Camera crews, UCONNs coaching staff and even Walters was caught a bit off guard. I was very impressed on the speed they snapped that play. There must have practiced this sort of thing.... after a random play in practice coaches call a quick snap, hurry up or whatever to get the play snapped. And it was scary fast.

    Our defensive adjustments for the second half. This UCONN team isn't a bad team and probably will be back in a BCS bowl game after winning the BigEast again. We schemed them well.

    Rhoads: 13-1 after leading at the start of the 4th quarter ... This stat amazes me. Let alone it being a stat from a HC at ISU.

    Players:

    Linebackers.... WOW. this might be the best set of linebackers we have ever had on the field for a season. Tau`fo`ou, IMO gets the game ball. They way he flew to the line of scrimmage, adjusted to the hole, and squared up and HIT the ball runner. It was fun to watch him all night long.

    And Linebackers: did a great job covering/limiting their favorite passing target; their tight end.

    Our Defense was out there to hit people. We were hitting until the whistle was blown. I was surprised at the intensity they showed all game. Even if they were a bit gassed (and understandable) in the last 4 minutes of the game. our Defense won the game.

    Playmakers:

    White, Johnson, Steele, Reynolds, Darks, Lenz, Horn ..... WOW. Lots of options, no longer are we one dimensional or two dimensional.

    Breaking tackles. Both Johnson and White broke tackles all night last night. Not just arm tackles, but wrapped up tackles. These two are fun to watch... they are due for a LARGE break... I'm talking 80+ this year.

    White: Not sure how you got to the edge all night, but it is fun watch. Your long scamper was impressive ... after you got to the edge (you earned it) the TD was easy ...

    Johnson: Keep running hard, your returns are amazing to watch, you have jets. You have a bright ISU future.

    Steele, Lenz, Darks: great consistency and plays. You guys don't get rattled.

    Darius: WOW. Make the plays and take the points. Fun to watch and impressive.

    I have lots more in my head about last nights game, but its hard to put it all down in one post. This game had trap all over it, and met a better UCONN team than most thought possible. And yet we held our own, made plays, executed and scored when we had too. This UCONN team will be very good this year. This is a special win. I put it above the Iowa game in regards that we had to have this win and overcoming obstacles. Impressive TEAM output last night.

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    Re: My Notables

    The defense did a great job of holding a very good UConn rushing attack in check. I was a bit nervous with the 3 linebackers in there late instead of the nickel package, but it really worked out.



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    Re: My Notables

    I thought our defensive backs Jaquez in paticular did a nice job. Reeves struggled in the 4th.


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    Re: My Notables

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Our Defense was out there to hit people. We were hitting until the whistle was blown. I was surprised at the intensity they showed all game. Even if they were a bit gassed (and understandable) in the last 4 minutes of the game. our Defense won the game.

    Lenz..... WOW.
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    I agree, I thought the intensity of the defense was incredible. Very physical and I also don't think Jacques deserved the late hit call.

    Josh Lenz - One other thing he brings is that he almost always fields the punt. I think he had one slip through his hands against UNI with a wet ball but other than that I can't remember a single mistake back there. The return where he went backwards and to the right and then ended up with about a fifteen yard return - huge play at that time.


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    Re: My Notables

    UConn was a step-up, at the very least a tougher match-up. I thought outside of a few positions/plays, we did pretty well.



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    Re: My Notables

    Defense was SOO much fun to watch all night! Flying around laying people out! They played awesome!


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    Re: My Notables

    It was a great win in a trap game, but I don't think UConn is going to win the Big East with the mess they have at QB. They have 3 guys and none were impressive. They seemed to move best with the wildcat qb, but that is not going to work on a regular basis.



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    Re: My Notables

    Couple thoughts...

    Reeves is a great cover corner, just a couple inches from being all-conference. I think he is a solid tackler for 5'7", 170 or so. He wasn't letting guys get open, just couldn't make the play on those jump balls.
    Matty T is one hell of a good run stopper. Knott is a beast and AJ is very well rounded.
    Our DL has stepped it up this year. The additions of Nelson and Irving have helped a ton on third downs...just wish we still had Maggitt healthy.
    Our WRs are making plays. Horn wasn't much of a factor last night, neither were the TEs, but Lenz and Reynolds stepped up and played great.
    Steele is actually human.
    Shontrelle and White are very shifty and elusive. Fun to watch in the open field! Oh, and we have some guys named Standard and Nealy that won't be terrible.

    I dont understand the keeper by Jantz on our drive that stalled out. There is no reason he takes another hit on the bum leg when we could have given it to any of 3 running backs. What happened to the stacked backfield we ran against Iowa?
    I wish our guys would tone down on the smack-talk. I was waiting for a flag on us a couple of times for excessive celebration. Love the intensity, but we are very close to adding on to that already terrible penalty yard total.
    If we put together 4 quarters of good football each game the rest of the year we will be fine. We have made these games closer than what they need to be...BUT 3-0 BABY!!!
    Things to build on, things to work on. Rhoads and Co. don't have a lack of motivation these next 2 weeks in practice. Go get 'em, fellas.


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    Re: My Notables

    Quote Originally Posted by JustRedman View Post
    Couple thoughts...
    I dont understand the keeper by Jantz on our drive that stalled out. There is no reason he takes another hit on the bum leg when we could have given it to any of 3 running backs. What happened to the stacked backfield we ran against Iowa?
    My guess is that it was because he hadn't run the ball for the entire second half. It was unexpected. It was a zone read and it was very open. If he isn't injured, that goes for at least 10 yards.



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    Can't agree about UConn going to BCS bowl again -- they lost to Vandy and ISU. Otherwise great!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    My guess is that it was because he hadn't run the ball for the entire second half. It was unexpected. It was a zone read and it was very open. If he isn't injured, that goes for at least 10 yards.
    I get the idea. I think it would be just as unexpected @ anypoint in the game. Wouldn't it be more unexpected to run a play like that when pass is the number 1 option? (QB draw versus Iowa on 3rd and long in 1st quarter) All we did was run a very predictable play out of a very predictable and familiar formation. UConn hadn't seen the stack backfield yet.
    Jantz isn't a running QB. He is a passer with the ability to run. With Woody, White, Johnson all in tow, why not stack the backfield and run a misdirection? We have a stable of quality backs, not so much at the QB position.
    I'll probably get ripped for "thinking I'm smarter than the coaches" by some people on here, but it the pros don't outweight the cons for me on that particular play. Key: I'm only referring to 1 play. Don't think this is a bash on Herman as a coach.


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