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  1. Assistant coach at the University of Toledo per Bay News 9
  2. Yeah I thought Bell was about passing to set up the run and it looks like we're doing the opposite now. That made me think Strong actually got more involved with the offense. Either way, just keep the ball moving and the points coming.
  3. If it makes some of you older guys feel any better, I saw a Tweet today where a Gen Z kid was confused as to how people used to burn CDs. Got me feeling real old.
  4. I know CCS is supposedly hands off with regard to the offense, but does anyone else think that isn't the case? The dedication to the run game (especially one 1st down) and calling the same run plays as last year is odd to me as CKB has stated numerous times he wants to pass to set up the run.
  5. Thanks @Brad I actually got a text from the website 15 minutes before it closed. Was driving back from Sarasota. Not one to text and drive so almost missed it. Picked up the phone 2 min before the auction ended and snagged the Coke Zero 400 tickets. I was surprised how much some of the items went for. What a great fundraising event!
  6. When does the auction end? I wasn’t able to make it to the event, but the website doesn’t have a timer for the auction. Anyone know???
  7. Admitted it was his, but denied he had been smoking because he “just bought it” and said he only smokes in his room. Only a civil citation & was likely paid because he would’ve been arrested if it wasn’t. My guess is he didn’t report it to the university or team which is likely a violation of team rules and university code of conduct.
  8. Pulled over for busted tail-light. Car reeked of marijuana. Multiple grams found in the car. If you want to know more, send me a PM.
  9. I heard some stuff about Salomon that happened around the beginning of the season. After I found out, I was worried he wouldn’t finish the year with the team. Willing to bet it’s related.
  10. Something I think we saw with CWT that we haven't seen the last few years seems to be the few signing day surprises we used to get. That's what elevated our recruiting classes to the top of the AAC every year. I'm not a fan of settling for the 3rd-6th best class in the conference.
  11. He got hired by ESPN this past summer as an analyst and has been calling some games for them this season. He also stops by some of the radio shows and typically provides very knowledgeable takes. Not your typical talking head.
  12. So I'm a regular Sirius XM ESPNU radio listener. This morning The First Team (Taylor Zarzour and Greg McElroy) had Dan Orlovsky on the phone talking about UCF and the CFB Playoff. They touched on their matchup with us on Friday and then Taylor asked Dan about the Bulls and what's happened to us. Dan provided a pretty solid hot take IMO and I transcribed it below to share with you all: Taylor Zarzour - Speaking of USF Dan, what happened to this team? This was a team that early in the season, they knocked off Georgia Tech, they beat Illinois, I know that they had a lot of roster turnover in Strong’s 2nd year, Blake Barnett’s thrown a bunch of INT’s, the defense has struggled. What’s going on with the Bulls right now? Dan Orlovsky - Yeah so offensively, they’re just, they’re in my opinion, in watching them on tape, they’re still stuck in 8 years ago. I mean ALL they do is tempo, and they just, there’s no emphasis offensively to be just like “ok let’s get Barnett a couple of completions, let’s get him an easy throw.” “Ok how can we help some of our receivers Salomon and McCants, how can we help those guys in man coverage?” Because all they do, the great majority of all they do is just take go routes, whether they’re inside fades from the slot or go routes on the outside… kind of those switch release concepts. You know it’s just very simplified and defenses have gone “ok these are the 3 or 4 things they do in their pass game and we are just going to force them to do 45 yard completions down the field on a constant basis,” and they haven’t been able to hit them so that’s been a big part about what’s gone on with their offense. They just get themselves, you know on 1st down they’ll take a go shot, and on 2nd down they’ll run the ball and get 2 or 3 yards and then its 3rd and 7. They live in 3rd and long, I mean they live in 3rd and long and then they’ll just go throw deep balls again and that’s really what’s hindered their offense and they don’t get into any kind of rhythm, they don’t open their playbook up because they don’t get 1st downs. You know defensively, they’ve really been hampered by the loss of the MLB Sawtelle. You know he got hurt so they moved a DE in to the MLB position. I watched them early, I had them against Tulsa and I was like “this defense is pretty good, they can run to the football, they play coverage well.” It just seems like they miss the MLB Sawtelle so much with their communication because guys get out of position. But they do some things well, guys just get out of position and it just doesn’t look like a team that is in tune with what they are doing defensively. But I will say this, they are asked to do a ton because of the offensive inefficiency. I mean there’s a lot of pressure on them to play well. You know they’ve lost 4 in a row, but 3 out of those 4, excluding the handling by Houston a month ago, they were up 17 last week on the road in Temple, they went into Cincinnati and were up against Cincinnati, it’s just they get into the 2nd half and have played so many plays on defense because their offense is struggling so much and they get kind of worn out.
  13. Could be that Reaves is a leader on the defense, more vocal, and can call the plays/alignments.
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