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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Injuries
« Last post by The YO Show on Today at 03:29:08 PM »
What's weird is the first year under pelini he had no injuries in camp (preseason). And it was down from the 2 or 3 we had under wolf. And there was even an article in either the Tribune or vindy about how he was using new techniques and yoga and stuff to keep people from getting injured. Fast forward to now...

What the heck changed? We had injuries last year and the year before but most seemed to come in season. Definitely discouraging to see so many get injured. Feel bad for all the athletes that have gotten injured.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: OL
« Last post by Wick250 on Today at 01:19:43 PM »
Hi Power.  I have not posted in nearly a year, but since you have returned, I might drop by occasionally, at least until the haters crawl out of their holes.

I was also surprised that Bricillo stayed after Montgomery left.  Bo must not blame him for the disastrous OL performance last season.  Yet veterans remember how the OL was the bedrock of our championship teams.  All those sacks last year were disgraceful. 

On the other hand, it is a new season, and, as go guins just suggested, it is not wise to pass definitive judgments based on camp.  We do have 2 out of the 5 first team, pre-season MVFC linemen.  And Pelini acquired, even if an act of desperation, two transfers for tackles that had Rivals 5 star and 3 star ratings. Hard to believe that they are stiffs.  Let's give them some time.

Speaking of ratings coming out of high school, how many FCS programs can acquire large numbers of players that were awarded multi-stars (two or more) from a recruiting service?  I suspect only the elite can do this.  Just looking up the high school ratings of some of our players, here is what I uncovered.  This list is certainly not comprehensive.  There might be more.

From the Rivals service:

5 stars   Baldwin
4 stars   Hawkins and Reeves
3 stars  Farrar, Durkin, Yoboue, Cook, and Reed (darn shame about him)
2 stars  Hrynkiewicz, Dellovade, Anderson and VanGorder

Ironically, we have three players who earned MVFC awards that were not rated or awarded no stars by Rivals (Wiggins, McCaster, Gibson.)  Braxton Chapman who has impressed at rb also failed to gain a star from Rivals.

Bottom Line: there is talent on this team.  But please, no more injuries!

YSU Penguin Athletics / Injuries
« Last post by ytownchief22 on Today at 12:42:37 PM »
This is getting ridiculous with these injuries. These are starters alone!

Out for year:

Deshon Taylor- Knee
Kyle Hegedus- Knee
Justus Reed- Achilles

Banged up:

Nate Mays- Leg/Foot
Chris Durkin- Shoulder
Kierre Hawkins- Knee
Malik Richmond- Foot
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Fall Camp Has Started
« Last post by ytownchief22 on Today at 12:39:38 PM »
Starting safety Kyle Hegedus has torn his ACL and will be out for the season. Another huge blow to this team which is slowly sinking due to injuries. Donít see playoffs this year.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Fall Camp Has Started
« Last post by ytownchief22 on Today at 09:07:41 AM »
Mays is in a walking boot.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: OL
« Last post by ytownchief22 on Today at 09:07:31 AM »
They can be as big as hell... Doesn't matter if they're soft when the pads come on.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: OL
« Last post by go guins on Today at 08:53:58 AM »
Funny, but you read this tread and you'd swear we would be better off with Wolford back!  While I do think we had better OLs with Wolford, does anybody remember his D?  It was AWFUL, and it has been MUCH better with Bo. Everybody has strengths and weaknesses, and I'd love to see both O and D reach greatness, but that just isn't realistic.
The comment about loosing size and length under Bo would be pretty hard to support:
Henry Yoboue     OT   So.   6' 8"   325
Gavin Wiggins   OG   Sr.   6' 4"   310
Aaron Ervin   OT   Fr.   6' 5"   280
Norman Fox   OG   So.   6' 2"   300
Logan Creek   OG   Jr.   6' 4"   305
Brandon Finamore   OL   Jr.   6' 6"   290
Zachary Hauschild   OT   RFr.   6' 6"   300
Connor Sharp   OG   Sr.   6' 4"   305
Vitas Hrynkiewicz   C   Sr.   6' 4"   300
Devon Robinson   OG   Jr.   6' 6"   300
Charles Baldwin   OT   Sr.   6' 5"   305
Todd Brothers   C   So.   6' 1"   305
Jacob Zinni   OG   Jr.   6' 4"   305
Mike McAllister   OG   RFr.   6' 3"   285
Dan Becker   OG   RFr.   6' 5"   285
James Wilson   OT   Jr.   6' 5"   300
Average 6-4/1/2 300 lbs average class 1/2 way between sophomore and junior.  I do think we need to remember we are talking about college ball and by rule we lose players all the time to eligibility "issues".  Not sure we should throw in the towel and fire the coach because some are disappointed in ow the OL looks in training camp.
Tell you how important training camp results are:  The browns are 1-31 the last two seasons and on a 5 game winning streak in preseason.   Maybe we could give Bo until WVU before we fire his sorry a$$?
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Fall Camp Has Started
« Last post by ytownchief22 on August 16, 2018, 09:57:21 PM »
You're going to see more QB runs this year than ever. Partly because the OL can't sustain blocks in passing situations.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Fall Camp Has Started
« Last post by penguinpower on August 16, 2018, 09:49:58 PM »
Don't run the QB and get an OL that can dominate.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: OL
« Last post by ytownchief22 on August 16, 2018, 08:11:52 PM »
Time for him to go! Itís been excuse after excuse. We have lost size and length since we lost Wolford.  His was looking to recruit the upper mid west because of the size of the lineman locally and in PA.  Itís too bad he had such a bad defense.  He could recruit real D1 kids.

Wolf was an OL guru. Bricillo hasn't done squat without him.
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