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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I want to see a few of the young/new guys on defense show that the talent level is actually picking up. Some combination of Cotton-Moya, Mutcherson, Tribune, Meyers, Madison, new Jucos.

    A QB to step up and be the man.

    A few big hits against Texas. Too bad Mike Davis is gone.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    It really does come down to me a statistically Top 5 in conference total offense. A lot a things I'd like to see to get there make that happen:
    confident starting QB (Sammy vs. KU 2 years ago & Rohach last year KU&WVU)
    healthy cohesive O line (same starters throughout the season, subs and felt need be, not out of necessity)
    EJ Bibbs being as hyped (prob easiest to come true)
    WR's besides Q become known consistent quantities
    Wimberly & Nealy combine for more that 1,500 yards on the ground
    Less than 2 turnovers max per game (preferably never more than 1)
    No penalties on 1st down

    If this ever happens I've got minimal worries that the D can hold up and keep us in the game.


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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I-formation on the goal line.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    You might just have to settle for an effective offense that does look to the sideline. IIRC, Mangino's Kansas team was one of the first schools I saw do it, and it sounds like he plans to continue.
    I suppose if we get some positive results from it then that will change. Also it's a little better since Coach Rhoads isn't stuffing "no huddle" and "fast tempo" quotes down my throat so far.


    Rhoads out!

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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Mine are kind of specific but if they happened I would view them as a sign of our progress on offense

    1. Win an offensive shoot-out. The closest I can think of is the Tech game in '10, we won 52-38 but it felt closer than that in the end. If we can show that we can pure-and-simple out score someone on their best day, that would be incredible.

    2. Step on someone's throat who isn't named KU. I want to beat someone down, bad. Like '11 Tech game that ended 41-7. I'm tired of us calling of the dogs in wins so the other coach/team/fans/whomever doesn't feel bad. This is big boy **** here, let's kick someone's *** big.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Healthy players.
    More sacks
    Opposing quarterbacks getting blown up
    The ball travelling more than 5 yards in the air on a pass play
    Less 3 and outs

    And solid special teams. Long kick-off returns after a score are so demoralizing.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Would "more points on our side of the scoreboard" be too generalized?



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    Mine are kind of specific but if they happened I would view them as a sign of our progress on offense

    1. Win an offensive shoot-out. The closest I can think of is the Tech game in '10, we won 52-38 but it felt closer than that in the end. If we can show that we can pure-and-simple out score someone on their best day, that would be incredible.

    2. Step on someone's throat who isn't named KU. I want to beat someone down, bad. Like '11 Tech game that ended 41-7. I'm tired of us calling of the dogs in wins so the other coach/team/fans/whomever doesn't feel bad. This is big boy **** here, let's kick someone's *** big.
    It's still ok to step on KU's throat, though.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    One starting QB throughout the entire season, with reps given to the others as needed.
    No embarrassments like Baylor last year.
    6 wins, since I am expecting only 2-3. Would love to be wrong.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Score on first possession.

    I thought I saw a stat that ISU punted or turned it over on every first possession they had last year. (hopefully I didn't just make that up)



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by coolerifyoudid View Post
    Healthy players.
    More sacks
    Opposing quarterbacks getting blown up
    The ball travelling more than 5 yards in the air beyond the line scrimmage on a pass play
    Less 3 and outs

    And solid special teams. Long kick-off returns after a score are so demoralizing.
    Fixed your fourth point.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    To compete! leaving it all on the field and know that they gave 110% on the field. That is what I love to see winning or losing!



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by GWad View Post
    An offense
    This.

    In what will probably be another terrible season, I'd like if there's a chance I could enjoy watching a game or two.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I wonder how much better we would be if we had 1 QB take every meaningful snap this season. Quit splitting reps and putting them in dangerous situations they could get injured.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Anything but our offensive coordinator showing our QB's and RB's clips of SportsCenter highlights, while poking them with a stick saying "You see here boy, you have to do what they do".


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