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    Spring Game

    After watching Florida's spring game i got really excited for football. I think this was because they played an actual game. When i went to the ISU game it was basically a practice. Does anyone know if CPR will play a game or have a glorified practice?


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    Re: Spring Game

    Think it's supposed to be more game like.



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    Re: Spring Game

    I really hope its a more gamelike then a practice. Should be a good crowd this year assuming good weather. It's VEISHEA weekend, lot of people in town. I didn't go to last years spring game, I chose to go to VEISHEA instead which was on a separate weekend (so I am very pumped they're on the same one this year, so no choosing.) The two before that I went to were very gamelike and while there was obviously teaching going on, it wasn't much like a practice. That's what they have practice for, not spring games. They are more for the fans and to give the kids gamelike experience, it's really important for the young guys to feel game speed.



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    Re: Spring Game

    Will we only get to sit on the west side for this game because of the east side renovations? I hope the jumbotron works this year.



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    Re: Spring Game

    the weather lately has me optimistic for grilling and tailgating. i think i still have some of those packs of free Jacksonville's they were handing out towards the end of last year's schedule.



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik4Cy View Post
    I really hope its a more gamelike then a practice. Should be a good crowd this year assuming good weather. It's VEISHEA weekend, lot of people in town. I didn't go to last years spring game, I chose to go to VEISHEA instead which was on a separate weekend (so I am very pumped they're on the same one this year, so no choosing.) The two before that I went to were very gamelike and while there was obviously teaching going on, it wasn't much like a practice. That's what they have practice for, not spring games. They are more for the fans and to give the kids gamelike experience, it's really important for the young guys to feel game speed.
    I really hope it has a quasi-gameday atmosphere since I'll be missing other Veishea events for the 'game.'



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    the weather lately has me optimistic for grilling and tailgating. i think i still have some of those packs of free Jacksonville's they were handing out towards the end of last year's schedule.
    Johnsonville's?? Or what am I missing?



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Johnsonville's?? Or what am I missing?
    Jacksonville's have a bit more spice to them.



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by gocy444 View Post
    After watching Florida's spring game i got really excited for football. I think this was because they played an actual game. When i went to the ISU game it was basically a practice. Does anyone know if CPR will play a game or have a glorified practice?
    That's one of the reasons I didn't go to the spring game last year or the year before and when my BS alarm about Chizik went from a mild clang to a more rapid ding, ding, ding.

    He didn't want to talk about individual players to reporters, information fans crave, then he doesn't want to play a real spring game, which should be a reward for the diehards. He wasn't a very fan-friendly coach, which wouldn't have amounted to a hill of beans if he had been a better coach and won a few more games.



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    Re: Spring Game

    I know why everyone likes the game like spring game, but that is one area that I agree with Chizik on. You only have so many times to practice, so why not make it worth while and do the spring game in a way that would be of greatest benefit to the team. If the team will benefit most with a game style setting, go for it, otherwise, do the spring game however you need.

    After all, what really matters is how we play in the games this fall.


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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I know why everyone likes the game like spring game, but that is one area that I agree with Chizik on. You only have so many times to practice, so why not make it worth while and do the spring game in a way that would be of greatest benefit to the team. If the team will benefit most with a game style setting, go for it, otherwise, do the spring game however you need.

    After all, what really matters is how we play in the games this fall.
    Good point Lets hope game-style spring game is what is best for the team.



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    Re: Spring Game

    Right now I'd watch linemen do footwork drills for an hour just to get some football. Then again, I do actually watch combine coverage when it's on and I'm not busy.



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I know why everyone likes the game like spring game, but that is one area that I agree with Chizik on. You only have so many times to practice, so why not make it worth while and do the spring game in a way that would be of greatest benefit to the team. If the team will benefit most with a game style setting, go for it, otherwise, do the spring game however you need.

    After all, what really matters is how we play in the games this fall.
    How'd that work out for Geno?



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by mt85 View Post
    How'd that work out for Geno?
    Well, game style didn't exactly work out for Dan, either.

    Happy medium?



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    Re: Spring Game

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    Well, game style didn't exactly work out for Dan, either.

    Happy medium?
    I would theorize that whatever form the spring game takes it will have virtually no effect on the teams performance in the fall.



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