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by furls » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:33 pm
by YahooFanChicago » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:40 pm
by furls » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:03 am
by neoleo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:49 am
by furls » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:28 pm
by peeker643 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:45 pm
furls wrote:I still hope Fickell goes. Maybe BGSU or Miami (OH). I am not sure if those 2 positions are still open, but I would love to see him go. He really doesn't have the chops or the resume to be the DC on a major player in FBS ball. His philosophy, which is very similar to Jim Heacock's (his mentor @ OSU), does not really line up with Meyer's. Strategically, Meyer's offense is not a good match with a bend but don't break offense. Heacock and Tressel made sense, Heacock (Fickell) and Meyer doesn't. I think Frank Pagac (OSU's DC in the late 90s) is a much better match up. Meyer is looking for an opportunistic D, that may give up some big plays, but is going to be Uber-Aggressive. Aggressive D's are as much a culture thing as it is a technique thing. The players have to play fast and loose with short memories. Meyer is forcing Fickell to play players that have been coached conservatively (keep the play in front of you, etc.) to play aggressive schemes sporadically. I think it is a recipe for disaster. Take Roby for instance, the guy has spent about 90% of his game reps in zone coverage for his first 3 years, then they decided that the Wisco game (against one of the B1Gs best receivers) was the right time to put him up on the LOS.If Meyer wants an aggressive D, they are going to have to start building the mentality and devoting all their practice time to the technique that supports that style. You can't be passive-aggressive (pun intended). Bend but don't break matches up nicely with a ball control, game shortening offense, but that l guy like Heater come in to take over.
by peeker643 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:50 pm
by furls » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:48 pm
peeker643 wrote:And is it possible that Fickell's value in the recruiting department outweighs his issues on the sideline?I have a hard time believing that to be true. He may be excellent recruiting wise. But there are literally hundreds of excellent recruits who go somewhere else. At some point you have to worry about actually developing the athletes you recruit, regardless of how highly thought of they are nationally.After four years those 4* and 5* ratings don't mean shit to kids who aren't seeing some of them translate to NFL first round choices.
by danwismar » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:08 pm
by motherscratcher » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:19 am
by danwismar » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:10 pm
motherscratcher wrote:Don't know that we need a seperate thread, but don't look now...Warinner interviewed for the Army job. Now that would be a huge loss.
by furls » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:03 pm
by YahooFanChicago » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:09 pm
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