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    Yeah left a bad taste in my mouth too but you gotta know that’s given the boys some free motivation. They’ve had a long time to think about it, bet they come out with some nasty attitudes this season, I think this might be a real swagger year for us.

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    I am optimistic about our O. Linemen are going to be good and some depth. Rb's are looking excellent with speed and size. TE should be the best we have had. I think Pelkisson I think will be a starter early. Werts will finish up strong with Eagles and he will have a strong experienced Tomlin behind him.

    I believe our D will be pretty good, hoping a talented group of DB's will play up to their potential.

    Now is the year Lunsford needs to get his staff together with the right X & O going and play GATA GSU Football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StatesboroBluesman View Post
    Yeah left a bad taste in my mouth too but you gotta know that’s given the boys some free motivation. They’ve had a long time to think about it, bet they come out with some nasty attitudes this season, I think this might be a real swagger year for us.
    This is a totally different season with the Covid19 crap hanging over this staff and kids heads. Staff will have to make sure apathy isn’t a problem. I can see the goofy type of “restrictions” that will be placed on attempts for football practice etc. wouldn’t be surprised to see the kids wearing masks under their helmets etc. Imo, huge challenge ahead for our coaches. Now if the powers to be wake up and realize this population has the tiniest chance to get sick from the virus, maybe it could be more of a normal camp. But I’m afraid we will continue to see the extreme cautiousness we are seeing all over the place. Good luck CL, you got your hands full and not with the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDC325 View Post
    If I counted right we have 9 redshirt upper classmen OL. If we cant block now we never will. Either we cant recruit or "coach them up"

    Oh it’s definitely put up or shut up time on the OL. This is year 3 of the same OL coach, OC, and S&C coach. If we don’t see results now it’s time to start looking in the mirror. But either way the results good or bad will have nothing to do with Ruse unless he can be the one to convince DeBeese that our OL’s hips don’t need to be touching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StatesboroBluesman View Post
    Yeah left a bad taste in my mouth too but you gotta know that’s given the boys some free motivation. They’ve had a long time to think about it, bet they come out with some nasty attitudes this season, I think this might be a real swagger year for us.

    I want to see some Road Swagger.

    We have to learn to package our "Juice" (no matter how much I hate that term) and take it abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half-n-half View Post
    Oh it’s definitely put up or shut up time on the OL. This is year 3 of the same OL coach, OC, and S&C coach. If we don’t see results now it’s time to start looking in the mirror. But either way the results good or bad will have nothing to do with Ruse unless he can be the one to convince DeBeese that our OL’s hips don’t need to be touching.

    I'm not sure what DeBeese's deal is.

    The film from previous teams he coached looks pretty good.

    He got here and went so plain vanilla that it's tough to take. Most games, we run three plays over and over.... Poorly.

    Toward the end of the season, he did seem to be getting more creative-but it almost looked like we hadn't practiced much of the more complex stuff. It mostly wasn't any good.

    The main complaint I have are his first drives. Soooo boring. 3 and out practically every time. A couple dives, and maybe a long pass for an inevitable incompletion. But usually just the dives. And everyone in the stadium knows it.

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    Defense needs to be able to handle an up-tempo offense. Seems like we're never ready for it, even late in the season when we have plenty of game film on our opponents.

    Offense needs to learn to block. Plain and simple. Can't have running lanes without blocks.

    Agreed that 14 and 15 offenses looked great due to Atkins OL coaching. There is a reason he's at FSU, Bob was fired from NM, and Ruse is coming from a D2 school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by half-n-half View Post
    Our OL wasn’t dominant because of Ruse. Obviously he has an understanding of the blocking scheme Under his offense. But So did Gillespie/Dean, Cook, ans Debeese...
    Not so fast. The first thing TS did in spring practice was toss the offensive blocking scheme into the dumper, to the disbelief and displeasure of the offensive linemen who had been trained in the Fritz scheme. It was part of the "culture change" TS brought to us, apparently, and they knew it was a big mistake. Later TS said they were "coming around" (as if they had a choice) and we all saw the disaster that followed, despite some great backs including Breida.

    Ruse was here for the Fritz blocking scheme and knows what it was all about; none of the others you mentioned was here.

    They could have learned...but remember another lowlight of the TS era: he said he didn't bother to watch videos of his predecessors. That would mean watching how they won so many games, and TS had to change the culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Not so fast. The first thing TS did in spring practice was toss the offensive blocking scheme into the dumper, to the disbelief and displeasure of the offensive linemen who had been trained in the Fritz scheme. It was part of the "culture change" TS brought to us, apparently, and they knew it was a big mistake. Later TS said they were "coming around" (as if they had a choice) and we all saw the disaster that followed, despite some great backs including Breida.

    Ruse was here for the Fritz blocking scheme and knows what it was all about; none of the others you mentioned was here.

    They could have learned...but remember another lowlight of the TS era: he said he didn't bother to watch videos of his predecessors. That would mean watching how they won so many games, and TS had to change the culture.

    DeBeese wasn’t here but just like Ruse he has coached under Fritz. But either way that nor anything else you said changes my point...every OC has an understanding of the blocking schemes in his offense. And just like all those other names I mentioned Doug Ruse didn’t coach the OL.

    Maybe Ruse will have some influence on OL strategy (mostly OL splits getting wider) but that’s still going to matter very little if the OL aren’t being coached up. And I’m not saying that they are or aren’t. We have been behind the 8 ball the past 2 years on the OL so I don’t think it’s fair to put out a complete judgement on OL coaching and recruiting yet. But any OL praise or criticism this year belongs to the OL coach not the TE coach. Expecting Ruse to fix our blocking isn’t even close to a fair expectation to put on him.
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    I actually considered getting into a debate with Half one time (on something unimportant). But then chickened out because I knew my a$$ was about to get handed to me.

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    I agree Ruse will not "fix our blocking" but he witnessed how it worked, intensely and intimately, for several very successful years. He can provide testimony and inspiration to try different schemes, especially given the horrible contrast. In general, Ruse will probably not be rolling out scripts for others to perform, but he will be interacting with the other coaches. Interaction effects can be subtle and unexpected. In this case, I hope they are.

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