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mat1992

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  1. mat1992

    San Diego State Preview

    Stadium.
  2. mat1992

    Off-season news and clips

    You know we are down? Is that due to football season? Not sure what that means.
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    San Diego State Preview

    They are charging for something that really should be free or the other schools should charge a small fee per game. That's what they used to do. Production value is on the schools.
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    Is there hope?

    I think when you do a deep dive on the recent FBS transfers, the ones who have been major disappointments in the first three games have been Chris Ferguson and Keyvone Bruton (a safety who bulked up to play LB). It also might be a stretch to call Ferguson an FBS transfer since he barely played at Liberty. Mark Collins has been the best thus far and when he went out (non-injury related) in the UNH game, they took advantage. DT/NG Mason Cholewa has been coming off the bench due to injury. OLB Elorm Lumor has missed most of the first three games due to injury. Oly Okombi has also played sparingly due to injury. DT Tramar Reece was moved to take Lumor's spot in a position he's not familiar with. Hard to judge him. Jerry Howard has been excellent thus far. TE Marcus Joyner (ODU) has rarely played for whatever reason. CB Makai Self (Penn State) and TE Robert Schwob (Maryland) were both walk-ons at those schools so expectations here weren't huge. I did think Self would play a bit more though. He has great speed. I would say a mixed bag. Not counting the juco transfer or guys who came here in 2019 like Jesus Gibbs. Scheme has been an issue on D.
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    San Diego State Preview

    https://towsontigers.com/news/2021/9/23/towson-football-challenges-fbs-foe-san-diego-state.aspx
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    Football gets routed at home by ND State 35-7

    So you wanted them to put a press release out about a walk-on running back who never plays who allegedly had child pornography? I disagree with a lot of things, but I don't think this should be out there.
  7. mat1992

    Football gets routed at home by ND State 35-7

    A former walk-on running back who is not on the roster
  8. mat1992

    Football gets routed at home by ND State 35-7

    That Twitter site trolls our athletic program. That person thinks they shouldn’t pay student activity fees so they point out every negative thing that happens. That is a terrible situation and unfortunate.
  9. mat1992

    Finding the right QB from this roster

    Earlier in this thread, somebody mentioned playing freshmen. We have two pretty good defensive players in 3* NT Kenjuan Manuel (6-1, 300) and 4* CB Shafeek Smith (5-10, 175). I didn't see a lot of them in camp, but after the San Diego State game (loss), we'll have seven games to go. We need to win every game and if a true freshman can help and he's legit in practice, it's time to play them. It's not conventional to play a true freshman nose guard, but if he has the size and strength to play some snaps, maybe it's time to at least get him some time. Same thing with Smith.
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    Football gets routed at home by ND State 35-7

    If it gets to the point at the end of the year where a coach has one year left and he knows he's going to have difficulty in recruiting players due to his contract. He might look elsewhere at other positions. Not saying it will happen here. Just saying it's happened at other places.
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    Is there hope?

    I wish I can find a Coach Albert cliche' (RIP) about righting the ship, but to most, that ship has sunk. To me, after an expected blowout loss to a good San Diego State team, if Rob doesn't make major personnel and schematic (or coaching) changes during that bye week, this is going to end up being a 4-7 or 3-8 season. Do we need to change to a 4-3 defense to fit our players? Do we have the talent at linebacker to play a 3-4? Is Ferguson the guy to lead us to the playoffs? Do we need to go to a more mobile QB in Amendola? What happened to Sabias Folley and Kobe Young? Why didn't they get more time this week at running back? Howard can't do it himself, though he's the best back by far. Who plays right guard? Do you go back to Alex Desire if he's healthy? Is Darrian Bryant healthy enough to start at right tackle so they can move DeMarcus Gilmore to right guard? Do they make other changes on the left side of the line? Do we scrap the power and go with a more quick hit, West Coast offense? Guess not, but it's something to consider because even if the upcoming competition is not as good as ND State and SD State, we still need more balance. This is not 2013, where we could just pound the ball with T-West behind that great O-line. We do need to establish Howard, but also have some balance as well. Every team we play will stack the box and try to force us to throw. If you had a bit of a run option with a QB like Amendola, that could change things up and make the defense think. I'll admit I was wrong about this team, because I thought I saw a potentially outstanding defense in preseason. It wasn't just the transfers including Mark Collins. Elorm Lumor, Darrien Reynolds, Mason Cholewa, Oly Okombi, Tramar Reece, and Keyvon Bruton. Most of these guys were productive FBS or FCS players. It also appeared that we had nice depth from their current players. They weren't stars, but when you look at the key contributors on the 2013 team guys like Delaire (UMass) and Telvion Clark (Va. Tech) were great fits and did play some at an FBS level. Now some are hurt. Cholewa is playing injured from what I'm told. Olokombi has missed the last two games as has Lumor. You might as well not played them against the Aztecs and let them rest an extra two weeks. Collins has been really good. Cholewa has just been a role player, but as I've mentioned, he's been limited. Due to Lumor's injury at OLB, they've started Nygil Johnson (ineffective) and Reece has been playing there at times. Peoples at corner has been to be nice, not good. Not sure why they don't go back to Shuman to team with Collins. We also need better safety play, but that's pretty obvious. But when I wondered why the defense (when healthy) was dominating an experienced offensive line, I was told that they won't be facing a D that good. Hmm. I'm not going to judge us by last night's game. Everyone knew this was going to be a blowout based on the UNH game, but also the mediocre performance on offense against Morgan State. Play-calling was abysmal especially on that 4th and two to Matthews, but for all the calls for trick plays, that's very hard to do when you can't run block or pass block against that line. I don't think our pass blocking was that bad in the first two games, but it was more about poor choices by the quarterbacks. Also, I thought the routes were terrible in the first half. Nobody came back to the ball, nobody got open and Ferguson had nobody open in the rare times he went back to throw. Again, they will be lucky to get a TD or more against the Aztecs, but after that no more excuses against Rhode Island when conference play starts up again. As for some of the quotes Rob gives after the game or during the week, I don't blame him for trying to show confidence in his team, but I would think he sings a different tune behind closed doors. I understand fans wanting a little more truth in terms of saying "we have to play better. This is not acceptable. We got our asses kicked and they were just better. We will look at the film this week and see if changes need to be made. We aren't going to panic, because we know the most important games are coming up are after the bye. By that time, we will be ready and we will be a better team." He sort of said the final part. I'm not ready to say it's basketball season just yet. But they better start turning things around after next week or it will be time to talk about preseason hoops. *Also, I normally don't delete free speech, but I won't accept personal attacks against anybody on the board, coaches or players.

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