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  • 2021 FCS Football Playoffs
    I’d be interested to know how they called the snap. While several of the Sac defenders were looking for the play, I think there was an element of distraction. It would be cool if the QB yelling at the sidelines actually called the snap, as the defenders watching for the trick play probably were trying to not pay attention to him.
  • 2022 Football Recruiting
    That bit of news regarding Rodrigues’ prior concussion or concussions is a pretty significant factor. Back in 72 or 73 the team had a fullback/tight end who was one of the stars of the team. He had to call it quits mid season after sustaining his sixth career concussion.
  • 2022 Football Recruiting
    An atypically small class in 2020 and the 12 seniors and 1 graduate student who has exhausted eligibility should leave some room.
    I hope that some of the HS class of 21 have talent that they haven’t had opportunity to show. Basically no playing time for that recruiting class
  • 2022 Football Recruiting
    Nine days until early NLI day.
  • 2022 Football Recruiting
    Temple is one school I can’t see why anyone would choose over us except to get away from home.
  • 2021 FCS Football Playoffs
    I expect that anytime a coach leaves for greener pastures his former employer doesn’t have to pay a buyout, is that not right?
  • 2021 FCS Football Playoffs
    I’m not sure the trick played fooled sac. They seemed to be on the lookout for the direct snap, several players pointing into the backfield. Maybe the timing, might have had a clever way of signaling the snap.
  • 2021 FCS Football Playoffs
    Hard to argue they’re wrong.
  • How do we beat EWU, JMU, NDSU
    Smalley still has eligibility if he wants to use it.
  • Gilliam is in the portal
    Can’t fault anyone who has graduated from moving on.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    Where did you see that? The box score on the team site lists him as punting. The box score has other errors though.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    that year even with the narrow loss to a top FCS team we were 2-2 against ranked FCS teams and had a win over a Pac12 team. That was by a transitioning team, not eligible for the playoffs
    In comparing teams I value most who did you beat rather than what the score was or who did you lose to. That year we defeated two ranked FCS opponents and the FBS team. No other team has done that that I can think of.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    The 2005 team should be in there. Beat Stanford, and two ranked teams, #10 CalPoly and #17 North Dakota State. Lost to #7 New Hampshire in the final minute a team which went on to spend most the season ranked number 1.
    They were only 6-5 but losses included two games by two point plus the four point New Hampshire defeat. Lost to Stephen Austin and #19 Eastern Washington.back to back on the road; tough schedule.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    I think what started this sub thread was a reference harkening back to Hawkins saying this team had the best talent.
    The 2018 team achieved more, I haven’t seen an opinion voiced that disagrees with that.
    I think this team accomplished a lot by beating Weber and Tulsa, REMEBER Weber was a three time champion and their coach said this years recruiting class was best ever.
    The spring team lost to Weber and beat no one of note.
    The 2019 team beat no one of note.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    I think it comes down to talent and player development. And I think maybe bring in a run oriented offensive line coach.
    Historically there seems to be a UC Davis style of line play that involves lateral movement, like for screen plays, and not as much power blocking. I noticed the Boise offensive line got a lot of criticism earlier this year, that they apparently were able to resolve by changing focus of practice. We had two offensive line coaches near end of Biggs era, because Keane, now the Boise coach, being a former UCDavis lineman didn’t coach run blocking well, and needed some mentorship. Now we have a former UC Davis tight end from that era as our offensive line coach.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    That’s one way of looking at it.
    Another is that we lost that game by getting gashed by huge plays in a way that is all too familiar. Not arguing that they weren’t a better team than 2021 but they shared some of the same major deficiencies.. Very few playoff teams would given up a touchdown 47 seconds after taking the lead with about a minute to play. Eastern dominated us in a game earlier that year so I’m not sure Eastern > Maine implies UCD > Maine.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    it’s better than 1982. I’m sure 82 was a better team for its level but not better head to head.
    2018 team is arguably better but Hawkins has a better view if talent, so maybe this team more talented but that team achieved more because they won their first playoff game. But SDS is better than NIU was in 2018
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    The best team in Davis history doesn’t give other teams the shakes at this level.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    I assume they’ll have to take scholarships away to get down to limit later.
  • Round 1: UC Davis @ South Dakota State
    We basically play three down linemen. a nose guard a defensive tackle and a defensive end. There usually two of the big guys Chuba and Bryce for example and one lighter guy and then a “rush” linebacker. They steamrollered us on the edge more than up the middle.
    They play a four down lineman defense and 4/3 linemen are often lighter the the three down linemen teams.

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