Rhoads' Style

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  1. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see this anywhere. Anyone know what style offense/defense Rhoads wants to implement? I know that some of that will be based on the coordinator's he hires, but in general he has to have a philosophy.

    I only caught part of the press conference and I heard him say he wants a physical team, but that could mean anything. I think another former coach said the same thing.
     
  2. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if he'll implement a SEC style (smashmouth, defense first) or a BIG 12 style of play (spread).
     
  3. JohnnyAppleseed

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    thought i heard he ran a 4-2-5 defense.
     
  4. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like a bend, but don't break defensive philosophy.

    Nobody quite knows on offense. Think it will really depend who he hires to be a offensive coordinator.
     
  5. ISUAlum2002

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    Hopefully not the Tampa 2.
     
  6. FlashGordon

    FlashGordon Active Member

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    His comment that he hopes to make defenses "cover not only the length, but the width of the field" makes me expect he's looking into a spread offense.

    Or the triple option...... :jimlad:
     
  7. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    He was very vague about what sort of offense he plans to run. I would suspect he's going to put a lot of that responsibility on the O coordinator.

    With the crop of receivers we have, it would be a shame not to run the spread in some incarnation, though.
     
  8. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member
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    I'm on board. Paul Johnson------- Paul Rhoads
    I'm seeing a connection! Let's fire up the Triple Option Bandwagon!!!!
     
  9. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I think most of the schools he has been at have had similar style offenses. Pitt and Auburn are similar and ISU, when he was here, also had a similar format. I wouldn't be surprise to see a return of a pre Seneca, Dan McCarney era style.
     
  10. CyDude16

    CyDude16 Well-Known Member

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    Half back dives 8 straight times? or a draw on third and long?:jimlad:
     
  11. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    So I just listened to the press conference and it definitely sounds like we are going to be running the spread.
     
  12. CycloneErik

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    The draw on third and long is ISU tradition. I remember that Walden did it also. I didn't check in enough on the Criner years, but I think it's in the contracts somewhere. He must've called it.
     
  13. 83Clone

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    Paraphrasing from his halftime speech

    I will promise you three things:

    1) Our teams will be intelligent, we will not beat ourselves
    2) We will be passionate
    3) We will be physical-we will hit you coming off the bus
     
  14. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I think it was the same as his press conference speech, but don't forget:

    1) We will never quit. We will give you all we have for 60 minutes.

    2) We will restore the pride in Cyclone football.

    He's a convincing speaker. Can't wait to see if we can back it up!:yes::yes::yes:
     
  15. Ciclone

    Ciclone Well-Known Member

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    He's said this three different times now. And I got to thinking... WE are the ones who they'll first see coming off the bus.
     
  16. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I bet we can round up some Fanatics, and let's hit somebody!!

    Can we still get to the game from jail?
     
  17. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I would be all for a Boise St style offense.
     
  18. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I could tolerate an unpredictable, high-scoring offense, if I had to.

    Plus, with his age, I could call the Cydline show and ask CPR to get that young man in line.:yes:
     
  19. d4nim4l

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    That would be fantastic in the Big XII. And we have the depth in the secondary to do it. The only concern would be having the front four being stout enough to stop the run if they had too.
     
  20. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    I agree...everything I have read indicates he plays the bend, but don't break style of defense. Doesn't sound like his teams do alot of blitzing.
     

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