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reeder last won the day on January 9 2018

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  1. My guess is that they want to wait and see what offers may come between now and the February signing date - but who knows. I’d rather have them not sign than to sign and not show up. Also, the other variable is scholarship offer. We know that they were offered but don’t know of it was a partial scholarship or full scholarship. I can see them going elsewhere for a better offer or waiting to February for a better offer.
  2. I think you’re reading it correctly. We’ve been undersized and Coach has talked about getting bigger and longer and it looks like we’re making progress. Someone stated this earlier but we’ve had some big linemen who haven’t worked out so now we have a couple of more. We still need more size everywhere but definitely need the length in the secondary and at wide receiver.
  3. Eli - thanks for the chart. Not related to the topic but we give up too many sacks (and we throw too many interceptions). Just points out that we need to improve the offensive line.
  4. Signing day is next week. Let’s add another offensive lineman and a couple of defensive lineman and get some commitments.
  5. I know that Coach Gattuso talked about Micah Royster moving back to center. He started at Center as a redshirt freshman before Nico Cuban transferred in. I agree Kobe Thomas had a bad game but I think he had a really good year overall and he’s only a freshman so I think he’ll be fine going forward. On defense, I just think we need to get bigger.
  6. I didn’t mention special teams. We struggled there all year. Not just place kicking but kickoff coverage as well. If we can’t kick it into the end zone, we need to be able to tackle better. Not sure if that’s a player issue or a scheme issue.
  7. IMO, the Montana State game brought the focus to areas of need that we’ve had all year Big athletic cornerbacks - Coach Gattuso has talked about this for years. He recruited Dee Fields and Elijah Fields (both around 6’1”/ 6’2”) last year but i don’t think either one played any games - maybe they can step in. We could have used that size against teams like Rhode Island, Maine and Montana State - we give up too many 50/50 passes. More size at linebacker. Metheny is a good middle linebacker but I’d like to see him on the strong side and Damico on the other side with a bigger middle linebacker Bigger offensive linemen. We struggle against good defensive lines. One of the challenges we had against Montana State was that they were getting pressure with three or four linemen. It’s hard to make passes with 7 or 8 defenders dropping into coverage. Bigger receivers. I’d like to see one big receiver that’s physical. Defensive End. I’d guess that we’d go back to a traditional defensive line now that Eli Mencer is gone. Lachmann started a few games but I don’t think he played in the last few games. Rushawn Lawrence was really good in HS so maybe he can step in. Not sure that Isaiah Watson is the best fit so maybe he goes back to outside linebacker. The good news is I think we entered the year with needs in these areas but we had great skill players and made a run. Let’s see who we can get to step up.
  8. Bad game but still proud of what the team has done. We have a lot of work to do to compete on a national level but this was certainly a year of progress and the future does look bright.
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