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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Excellent article. Give Blum a Busch Light. Well deserved.



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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    The 3 and outs stat is certainly disheartening. I have high hopes that they can turn this around this year. We'll find out soon enough!



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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Blum I wouldn't necessarily blame yourself alone for the horse taking off. There are a number of things that could have lead to this. This may be a little late for Blum, but this is a PSA for those about to or want to ride horses. What you need to know about horses: 1. Horses are not bright animals 2. Don't ever stand directly behind a horse. 3. Horses can be spooked / startled very easily and take off without warning. 4. If a horses ear are pointed back, towards it rear legs, he horse is not happy. 5. Inquire as to how long the horse has been "broken in" aka how long has it been used to people riding it.


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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Blum I wouldn't necessarily blame yourself alone for the horse taking off. There are a number of things that could have lead to this. This may be a little late for Blum, but this is a PSA for those about to or want to ride horses. What you need to know about horses: 1. Horses are not bright animals 2. Don't ever stand directly behind a horse. 3. Horses can be spooked / startled very easily and take off without warning. 4. If a horses ear are pointed back, towards it rear legs, he horse is not happy. 5. Inquire as to how long the horse has been "broken in" aka how long has it been used to people riding it.
    Where was this advice 19 years ago?! Thanks!


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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    I prefer to call him Professor Blum. (With the revolver in the library)

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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Did Blum ever get back on a horse?



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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    Did Blum ever get back on a horse?
    Ha! I did, it was a little less traumatic the next time.


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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclone View Post
    I prefer to call him Professor Blum. (With the revolver in the library)
    This is actually an incredible idea.....



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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    In the comments someone asked about the rushing yards given up in the first half of games. It made me curious so I did a little reasearch.

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    UNI 11-132 12.0
    Iowa 28-106 3.8
    Tulsa 19-38 2.0
    Texas 10-58 5.8
    TTU 20-68 3.4
    Baylor 28-149 5.3
    OSU 17-107 6.3
    KSU 20-145 7.3
    TCU 18-59 3.3
    OU 18-66 3.7
    KU 25-153 6.1
    WVU 18-124 6.9
    Total 232-1205 5.2

    Sadly the results point simply to a bad rush D and not a D getting tired as the game wears on.


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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Awesome read, as usual. The 3-and-out stat is simply mind-boggling for a BCS level program, and highlights the inept nature of everything related to our offense. That kind of lack of productivity goes WAY beyond injuries and attitudes. Our offense was in a vegetative state with terminal cancer, had driven off a cliff, was an Amtrak trainwreck - pick your metaphor. Simply inexcusable. We had a sense for how bad things were, but that's really a key to pinpointing the problems we had offensively and how that was making life very difficult for a pretty undermanned defense which needed the offense's help for once.

    I can relate to Blum on the horses. I'm someone, who for a long time, put horses in the "big and scary" category of creatures. I attribute it to a time when I was 5 or 6 years old and it was a "feed the horse a sugar cube" thing at the farm moment. Anyway, that horse nipped my hand a little with its teeth which looked the size of bricks. It's been hard but this had reduced quite a lot over the years. As I've gotten older, I've some to understand and feel for these creatures more and more, particularly, since I've been told I somewhat resemble these fine animals - their hind quarters specifically.



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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    In the comments someone asked about the rushing yards given up in the first half of games. It made me curious so I did a little reasearch.

    2013
    First Halves Only

    Game R-Yd Ave
    UNI 11-32 12.0
    Iowa 28-106 3.8
    Tulsa 19-38 2.0
    Texas 10-58 5.8
    TTU 20-68 3.4
    Baylor 28-149 5.3
    OSU 17-107 6.3
    KSU 20-145 7.3
    TCU 18-59 3.3
    OU 18-66 3.7
    KU 25-153 6.1
    WVU 18-124 6.9
    Total 232-1205 5.2

    Sadly the results point simply to a bad rush D and not a D getting tired as the game wears on.
    Correct on the 5.2 average. 107th

    In the 2nd half the ISU defense gave up 5.58. 118th out of 125.




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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    I like to feed horses apples.



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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBri View Post
    I like to feed horses apples.
    Apples in, road apples out.


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    Re: Blum Preview Column: The season of wait & see

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    2013
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    Game R-Yd Ave
    UNI 11-32 12.0......
    I'm sure you meant 132 yards for UNI in the first half. Didn't realize it was a 12 yard average. Wow that was tough to watch.


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