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Craig Fitzgerald's Biggest Fan


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MEMBER SINCE   August 09, 2016

It is my personal goal to make the RLR comment section as active as it deserves.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing 2 Penn State national championships in person so far
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Recent Activity

Comment 17 Oct 2019

Pitt gave them some troubles, but that game never felt in doubt

I unfortunately have to disagree... until Narduzzi handed us an absolute gift I was worried we'd be losing 18-17. 

Comment 16 Oct 2019

It's amazing how solid of a group this group has become, and even while not causing that many turnovers yet. Michigan might be the remedy we need to get us out of the mid-50's in turnovers caused

Comment 15 Oct 2019

Love to see the defensive rotation tightening up. Seems the early games and heavy rotations got everyone the reps they needed and showed the staff who will be playing when the moments get bigger.

Comment 15 Oct 2019

Everyone seems focused on the RB rotation, but I can't get over how Hamler seems to have about half of the receptions on the team. I wonder if it's just Clifford not being comfortable enough yet to work through his progressions, or something else? Either way at the moment I'm more worried about underusing Shorter/Dotson than I am underusing Cain.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

That 10/18 number vs a 4 man rush is concerning. Iowa's DL should be able to get pressure with just 4 faster than anyone else we've faced, and dropping 7 into coverage apparently makes it difficult for Clifford to connect. That 6+ man rush stat for the season is fun to see for a young QB, he's able to find the inevitably open guy and get rid of it quickly.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Unfortunately I read that picture of CInci's field was a joke, it would have been super cool if they were doing it.

For the nightslot you can watch SDSU at Colorado State to get a nice look at the stadium Rahne will be coaching in next season, it looks nice!

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Plus if those businesses had extra money to spend and thought Temple football could help them, they would already be paying top G5 dollar for coaches, the current way to legally throw money into a program. Since they don't do that, there's no reason to think they'll suddenly starting investing just because someone else is getting the money now

Comment 01 Oct 2019

My pre-season 15-0 prediction becomes likelier every week!

Quick question - With SP+ you take Penn State at +24.5, Purdue at +1.1, how do you turn that into a win probability? I've only ever seen Bill show the really basic math on how to turn that into a rough point spread

Comment 14 Sep 2019

Happy with Stout and the run D, but oof our running game and passing D leave a lot to be desired. Don't love giving ranked Maryland nearly 2 full weeks to scheme up some funky looking screen passes.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

If our offense is going to be inefficient, which until otherwise proven is inevitable, might as well add back in the huge plays. We definitely have the WRs for it, and Clifford seems up to the task.

Comment 08 Sep 2019

A lot of mixed feelings on this one.

Clifford was absolutely outstanding, extending plays plus that 50+ yard run was awesome. 4 TD, all from distance was great. Defense was a weird bend-don't-break, but also allowed what felt like 5-6 20+ yard passes, seemingly all on TCF. I wonder what they saw on film that got them to target him, a few times it seemed he was on an island and the safeties were incorrectly elsewhere. That feels correctable. With the number of long sustained drives Buffalo had, it's shocking they only had 13 points, so while it was frustrating to watch maybe there isn't as much to complain about as it seems on first glance.
 

Comment 05 Sep 2019

Disappointed Texas/LSU is on at the same time as us. Herman has a crazy record against the spread as the underdog, and is above .500 while the underdog straight-up, should be a fun one.

Big Ten teams lose 10:30est kicks on the West Coast. Minnesota screwed up by scheduling this one.

Comment 02 Sep 2019

Already been bet to -30, which feels about right to me. Buffalo had an unreal confluence of future NFLers last year propping up that win total, but they're all on Sundays now.

Comment 28 Aug 2019

I think it was during the Michigan game last year where Penn State couldn't get anything going on the ground against that offense, Michigan was just too fast to the edge for Sanders to beat them, and too big in the middle for Sanders to go through them.

On one drive we actually threw Journey Brown out there and I was annoyed since Sanders is a better back, but Brown was so fast he beat their guys to the edge and probably got 12-ish yards. I hope we see more of that this year, maybe pairing him with something like faking to Ford going up the middle to the short side of the field, with Brown being the one who actually takes it with the long side of the field to give him room to maneuver. 

Maybe that play isn't creative. I don't know anything about actual football.

Comment 27 Aug 2019

I'm all aboard the Nebraska hypewagon, though I will admit 80% of that is because beating them would be the maximum amount of enjoyment I could get out of a trip to Indianapolis, but also definitely the most expensive ticket.

Comment 27 Aug 2019

Given Minnesota's extremely backloaded schedule, I'm rooting for them to be 8-0 or 7-1 when we visit. Might be easier to take them seriously if they're top 15 in the AP, even if computers think they're actually mid-40's and just racked up wins against some middling competition and Nebraska.