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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    Very frustrating watching the LB's trying to tell each other where to go. Running around and playing out of position allows big runs as you aren't plugging holes.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    The defense was exposed today with assignments, fundamentals, and inexperience. EVERY damn time NDSU ran some mis-direction, that play popped off for nice yardage. It was maddening.

    On the flip side NDSU wasn't biting or over-pursuing on any of that stuff attempted by ISU.


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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    I see a team without a QB or leader. I know our O-line is so-so but put a

    1. Confident
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    Under center and the line would work better. Our QB's have been timid, unfocused, and gun shy for four years. A lot of this is coaching and rotating game by game who will start.

    I'm not a professional analyst but I drink a lot of beer and watch a lot of games.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    "Young" in year 5 means you did a ****** job recruiting in 1-3.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    I think the loss of Farniok was huge in determining assignments on the line. Maybe that was even bigger than the physical presence we lost.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I think the loss of Farniok was huge in determining assignments on the line. Maybe that was even bigger than the physical presence we lost.
    It very well may be. Similar to losing Knott a couple years ago, the leadership ultimately met a lot more than his athletic ability, IMO.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I think the loss of Farniok was huge in determining assignments on the line. Maybe that was even bigger than the physical presence we lost.
    This. Farniok is a very vocal leader. He brings the nasty to this team. He's a lot of fun to watch and listen to down on the field. I noticed him getting to the safety a few times before he got hurt today. When he left I think the team had déjà vu and they lost their swagger. Then little by little the wheels fell off the bus one by one.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    The thing that upset me the most is when a NDSU player would get past the defense and as he was running away he was getting further away from our defense. If our defense doesn't have the speed to even keep pace with NDSU there is no way they will even be close to the better teams in the Big 12.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    The D is a bunch of scrubs. The O is just undisciplined and poorly coached.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    I just wish Richardson could be the leader out there but it's just not his personality. He's a better runner, not always by design but Rohach seems to have a little more energy. Its uncanny that year after year we show a little spark early on followed by a turnover right before the half and they easily put points on the board every time with a minute or 2 left and then get the ball to start the second half. Throw in a couple of tough injuries and a horrible call on the ejection and that is ISU football. Our defense just seemed confused at times and out of gas and after a couple series on offense we're unable to run the ball and become one dimensional. Talent or coaching, anyone's guess.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    We need to force some sort of turnover as well. Combined 1 sack and turnover today. Need much more than that.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    To say it's not a talent issue is completely dependent on the talent of the other team. When playing the likes of UNI or NDSU, we have enough talent to beat them and the losses fall more on the coaches, developing players and getting them ready for the game. If you're talking about us playing the likes of Texas or Oklahoma then there is definitely a talent issue because they out recruit the living daylights out of us and your coaching must be superior to win those. I would sure hope there is not a talent issue when playing an FCS team. If there a talent issue then we have a much bigger problem having a coach who can't out recruit FCS teams when we have more scholarships to give, much better facilities, bigger fanbase and a member of the Big 12.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by casey1973 View Post
    I just wish Richardson could be the leader out there but it's just not his personality. He's a better runner, not always by design but Rohach seems to have a little more energy. Its uncanny that year after year we show a little spark early on followed by a turnover right before the half and they easily put points on the board every time with a minute or 2 left and then get the ball to start the second half. Throw in a couple of tough injuries and a horrible call on the ejection and that is ISU football. Our defense just seemed confused at times and out of gas and after a couple series on offense we're unable to run the ball and become one dimensional. Talent or coaching, anyone's guess.
    I agree, I think the initial mistake was naming SBR starter over Rohach. Sam looked confused and flustered most of the day, and was much too hesitant getting rid of the ball. He looked nervous and flighty in the pocket and was too one dimensional as he tended to just check down one or two receivers till he decided to tuck tail and run. I wonder how long until the coaches put in the right QB



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    I said this after last season, this is a talent issue. Rhoads did just fine with the talent that Chizik brought in. Right now there is zero to no talent on the defensive side of the ball. He is bringing in JUCO's right and left as band aids for the lack of recruiting on that side of the ball. On the offensive side of the ball there is something to work with, but not nearly enough. Some nice WR's, a TE, an OK lineman, but the QB position is a serious problem.



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    Re: It's not a talent issue.

    When we are starting walkon's or having to play them for a lot of minutes, there is a talent issue.



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