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Comment 17 Oct 2017

Really good player that is playing out of control.  I've seen at LEAST 3 plays, in 3 different games, where he SHOULD have been called for targeting.  Not phone or almost targeting.  REAL targeting.  I think he doesn't last the first half of the game this week.  

If it hasn't been a talking point between PSU and B1G officials, it should be.  It's all about player safety.

Comment 01 Oct 2017

RE the blitzes, some of that comes down to line calls, and some of that comes down to "audibles" or options selected by Trace.  But as I said above, the line has to get it's act together, just as you  note.  IF you get by jNW, you have some time to work on it.

I also have a theory about some of what is going on.  I will save that for a few weeks from now.

Comment 01 Oct 2017

I won't "rate" or criticize Trace until the line shows ABILITY and stability.  Lack of consistent run blocking makes the pass rush easier and better.

Trace is not getting any time in the pocket.  It seems he is barely there a second before he HAS to start reacting to the rush.  The CENTER of the line is NOT holding back the interior "push" which leaves him no room to step up, and the right tackle is consistently being beaten to the outside.  On top of that, what I see, and I admit I KNOW NOTHING, is linebackers and safeties stepping up to take away the run option and then continuing on into a blitz.  He has NO time for the play to develop. Does JoMo have something different up his sleeve? Does Limegrover have some answers?

Lets have a consistent dose of line play, some more creativity from JoMo and then we can have a rational discussion regarding QB play.

Comment 25 Sep 2017

Before the season started, I thought the schedule was extremely difficult, despite the "training wheel" games with the MAC and Georgia State.  And it only gets harder from here.  I said "make it to the bye at 6-0 and there is a chance to win it all".  So far so good, but it only gets harder from here.

They are battered and bruised by Iowa.  Iowa played lights out.  IU is going to come to town wanting a shot at PSU and having to go to jNW the following week, facing a desperate jNW for an early kickoff, will be significantly challenging.  After the bye a three week "murderers row" makes or breaks the season, and they STILL have 3 more to play after THAT.  Makes me cringe, and makes me KNOW I will be unhappy when the season is over, no matter how it plays out.

Great teams do great things. This team has the opportunity to be great, the schedule makes it possible. 

Comment 17 Sep 2017

this just shows how stupid these "voters" are.  Either they didn't watch the PSU game, didn't consider the importance of the OSU/Pitt result, or they didn't watch the USC/Texas game.  

USC played Texas.  TEXAS!!  Not Georgia State. Is USC the same as it was in the Rose Bowl?  No, but still, it was TEXAS (regardless of their problems).

Pitt got blasted at home by Okie State.  BLASTED!!!  Was that the result of a "hangover" from the PSU game?  Or is it indicative that Okie State is REALLY good?  But the point to this is that PSU had the same problems against Pitt that it did against Georgia State AND Akron.  For now, PSU can't run the ball consistently with Barkley; the defensive line is not getting push.  Okie State vs TCU this week will, IMO, tell us a lot.

This week at Iowa is going to be extremely interesting and will start to show whether this is a REAL contender, or if it's "Memorex".

Comment 17 Sep 2017

Fix the run game or this season is going to go up in flames VERY QUICKLY, VERY SOON. Are they saving the counters and traps for "big games"?  Is there not a straight dive play in the playbook, where from tackle to tackle, they just go "hat on hat" and let Saquon find the hole, wherever it ends up being? I watched Clemson tonight, and they are running what appears to be a similar offense, and were absolutely killing it with their run game.

There seems to be little push from Cothran and Cothren.  Am I missing something in how I view what's happening on the D line? 

I hope Brown is ok, but it didn't look good.

Comment 15 Sep 2017

The "comparison" that needs to be watched, is how Okie State does against Pitt this week.  IMHO this is a HUGE game re the CFP.  IF Pitt either pulls off the upset and/or plays them really close, good for PSU.  If Okie blows Pitt out: not good. (Just call me Mr. Obvious?)

Comment 04 Sep 2017

1. Naruzzi is a good defensive coach.  Pitt will be UP for this game.  BE READY.  

2. Iowa is going to be tough.

3. jNW is going to be tough.

4. UMich is going to be TOUGH.

5. UMD is going to be tough.

6. 5b5b5b5b5b.  NOTHING else matters today, tomorrow, and on until Saturday night.

Comment 31 Aug 2017

12-0  I think they can run the table.  Multiple difficult games make this, IMO, one of the most challenging schedules in the country.  If they get through the first six, that bye week will be huge, setting the stage for the "death march" of UM, OSU and MSU (included ONLY because it is away; MSU  needs another year to recover). 

Comment 30 Aug 2017

Yup.  Lots of motivation from being considered SECOND best, from the commentators picking other teams to make the playoffs, etc, etc, etc. Every time I hear "fluke wins" it pisses me off.

I have long held the belief that you NEVER know, from week to week, let alone season to season, what you have as a team until they play.  How's the locker room?  How's the COMMITMENT to each other and to the goals?  Are they focused?  Do they play hard every play?  So many variables, that I always go back to: talks cheap, lets play (Johnny U).

I get  a sense that these guys want to play; that they are committed; that they are prepared mentally and won't fold when things get tough.  Still, all this is, is a lot of jaw, jaw, jaw. Looking forward to tomorrow night, when my Blue Hens kickoff, and Saturday when you guys get started.

Good luck.

Comment 18 Aug 2017

He could speak his mind now, whereas previously he had to protect the interests of HIS players and HIS team.  I get it.  I respect his candor.  

NOW, it means there is just that much more "sauce" for the game in Columbus: it motivates HIS team to not let that happen again AND it motivates PSU because of what happened.  God willing and the creek don't rise, both teams go into that game healthy, undefeated and playing well.  NOTHING better than a head to head between two of the best with so much at stake.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

Maybe the "journalist" could do some research: contact the B1G, ask some questions, get some solid information?  Maybe the journalist could call the AD's office and ask for clarification?  Then said journalist could impart some knowledge to the rest of us that just want the FACTS.

Can't understand why any collegiate wrestler wouldn't want to be at PSU, but life is funny.  Whatever his reasons, let him go and wish him the best.  Period.  Hopefully that is how Cael left it.  It will be better for ALL concerned going forward.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

If he enrolls early he might have a shot at playing next year, but if not, he needs a year in the weight room with Galt. He can flat out play, but just imagine what he is going to be able to do when he tunes up his physique?  Scary!!

Secondary message in this "get" by PSU is "Notre Dame", aka the "coaches".  Hope there are other recruits out there that get it.

Comment 15 Jul 2017

Lions247 had video from last night, where JoeMo was working with Levis on his throwing form and release.  CJF was standing right there watching and listening. IMO significant, the detail of coaching JoeMo was providing and that CJF was taking it all in, up close and personal.  

Comment 15 Jul 2017

Rob is going to be even "beastier"!!  But the real revelation of this video, to me, is Moss.  He has become one hell of a man.  Every time I hear him talk or see him on TV he just keeps growing.  He would be one hell of a coach. Given how it is usually NOT the GREAT ones that can coach, it seems to me he can.  Truly impressive.

Comment 12 May 2017

You might as well set fire to the bus now and expect it to be burning for another 30 years if PC is fired after the upcoming season.  All the work done to build a foundation that would grow the program and lead to the results you claim to want will be lost.  Power 5 or 10 or 20, PSU is the single hardest major college mens BB coaching gig. Between the history and all the structural issues that need to be dealt with and overcome you will NEVER see the success you keep saying you want if you don't take the long view and wait for it to be completed.

So you keep pushing for a change YOU want, thinking it is going to "help", when all you are doing is setting the stage for decades of continued failure.