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Re: 2015 YSU Football Recruiting Thread
« Reply #255 on: February 05, 2015, 08:11:44 PM »
Way too much debate about size here. At Nebraska Pelini was known to intentionally take skill over size. His position was that some of the biggest players by weight were so big that they did not perform optimally. There's also an a$$umption in the Pelini world that players grow and develop--the idea that players should develop once they arrived on campus was not much of a priority under W.

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Re: 2015 YSU Football Recruiting Thread
« Reply #256 on: February 06, 2015, 09:15:15 AM »
Has anyone bothered to see if there are any changes in the strength and conditioning coaches?

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« Reply #257 on: February 06, 2015, 09:57:46 AM »
IAA, not yet.  There could be. I did hear Rolin Smith is leaving but not forced out.

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« Reply #258 on: February 06, 2015, 10:22:38 AM »
I thought it was Mike Cochran

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« Reply #259 on: February 06, 2015, 10:31:49 AM »
Yes, Mike is the Head guy.  Rolin was a helper.

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« Reply #260 on: February 09, 2015, 08:42:58 AM »
Nothing I like better that some Spiderleg guy telling me "there is way too much discussion about size" and then proceeds to give me a lesson on each coaches philosophy regarding size.  The average height and weight of last year’s Nebraska OL was just about on a par with the Browns (and the 2014 Penguins)  so athletic ability is by far the most important element.  My original comment was directed at the comments regarding 6-4 275 players being too small and my observation that at 6-4 they would grow into 310-320 linemen.  I stand by my comments that the 6-4 275 recruit isn’t “too small”. 
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« Reply #261 on: February 09, 2015, 03:45:53 PM »
go guin, for the record, I was referring to the rather tedious discussion of analyzing each new player in MVFC by height and weight and then concluding that originally NDSU and then later most of the MVFC will have a better team than YSU.  I'm not far from you on this point, but development need not include an increase in size--it can also include a decrease to get to an optimal playing weight.  Bo Pelini: "There's a misconception that you've got to be this big, huge guy to play this game. It's about explosiveness and athleticism, and the rest will come."

I, for one, am willing to give Pelini the benefit of the doubt.  Contrary to some, I don't think 9-3 at Nebraska is too shabby.

http://www.kearneyhub.com/huskersnews/pelini-s-nu-body-shop-strives-for-fast-and-physical/article_c2502c4c-1259-5d12-9317-25cd2594c5c5.html

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Re: 2015 YSU Football Recruiting Thread
« Reply #262 on: February 09, 2015, 04:04:51 PM »
It is the "physical" part of this we need the most work on.

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« Reply #263 on: February 10, 2015, 08:27:31 AM »
1AA, I agree with the need to be more "physical".  Coach Pelini also sees it as a depth issue.  We lost so many games during the Wolford era after leading at the 1/2, or even after 3/4 it was discouraging.  I remember the good old Tressel days, and saying to my brother, "we've got this one in good shape, we're only down 7 at the half!"  And it seemed we came back every time to win the close ones.  I'm sure my "memory" makes things better over the years, but we played for the national championship 6 times and won 4 and I thought we had the best players on the field in only one of those games! 
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« Reply #264 on: February 10, 2015, 08:35:48 AM »
Spiderlegs, sorry, didn't mean to be overly sensitive!  Funny, but explosiveness and athleticism vs. size might be better suited for 1AA than 1A.   I remember wondering when Tressel went to Columbus, how he would do with the higher quality athletes.  He did great getting more out 2nd tier players than anybody else, but would he be able to do the same with the ***** guy?  Now I wonder if 1AA might actually be better suited for Bo than 1A?  Time will tell!
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Re: 2015 YSU Football Recruiting Thread
« Reply #265 on: February 11, 2015, 08:17:28 PM »
@PrepVilla Congrats to Prep Senior RB Bryce Boyd. Today he committed to play football at Youngstown State next season.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3969399/bryce-boyd