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RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - NUPudge - 03-27-2012 03:54 AM

(03-27-2012 03:27 AM)emu steve Wrote:  O/T and "OTW" (Off the wall):

Penn State is holding their spring ball and has 3 QBs, including Robert Bolden. They may well get the Maryland QB, Danny O'Brien, as a 5th year transfer.

I still wonder if Bolden does transfer after this academic year is over and is he what English is looking for in '13 as a QB.

Chance of all this happening: very slim but still fascinating.

Now back to Spring Ball...

If English could pull this off, it would probably chance the FB balance of power of the Mac. I don't know why you like getting me excited about rumors like theses.

It's seems as Penn may need to let Bolden leave to unclog the QB logjam there.. Wow what a differences a year makes in college football for Penn St.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - NUPudge - 03-27-2012 04:10 AM

(03-27-2012 03:29 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(03-26-2012 07:51 PM)NUPudge Wrote:  
(03-26-2012 02:42 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(03-26-2012 02:22 PM)KPJ Wrote:  Nice article/interview with English.......
http://annarbor.com/sports/eastern-michigan-football-team-focused-on-rebuilding-defense-in-spring-practice/?cmpid=mlive-@aa-river

I think NuPudge wrote it. 03-lmfao

I wish I was that smart. From reading this article I am not sure if English is really concern about the defense or just saying it..

You guys know him (English) better then I do, do you think he is really concern about the safety position so much that he didn't talk about it? I am a little lost because what are his other options he could go with?

Believe he signed one JUCO safety but otherwise it is KJ, Cotton, etc.
Another thing, I am a little disappointed Coach English didn't talk more about the WR group or his TE's.. (I thought they looked very good). Also he had No comments on the LB's ? If I am reading this right, he must feel good about these areas going into the season correct?

Is it me or does it seem as if English is very concerned about this team being so young? There were a few comments about youth and that he was still looking at key positions on defense...

Something just isn't passing the smell test here with his comments, including the comments about him not handling the QB situation..


Am I reading too much into this news clip? Others followers please share your thoughts..


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - emu steve - 03-27-2012 04:19 AM

(03-27-2012 03:54 AM)NUPudge Wrote:  
(03-27-2012 03:27 AM)emu steve Wrote:  O/T and "OTW" (Off the wall):

Penn State is holding their spring ball and has 3 QBs, including Robert Bolden. They may well get the Maryland QB, Danny O'Brien, as a 5th year transfer.

I still wonder if Bolden does transfer after this academic year is over and is he what English is looking for in '13 as a QB.

Chance of all this happening: very slim but still fascinating.

Now back to Spring Ball...

If English could pull this off, it would probably chance the FB balance of power of the Mac. I don't know why you like getting me excited about rumors like theses.

It's seems as Penn may need to let Bolden leave to unclog the QB logjam there.. Wow what a differences a year makes in college football for Penn St.

Sometimes I post, think second and then have to 'connect the dots'

What I forgot to post is that Bolden WANTED to transfer last spring and the late PSU coach refused his request.

Assuming the Maryland QB is coming (read he was seen at a PSU practice with a PSU sweat shirt or something), then PSU needs, as NuPudge indicates, to sort through the QB position and unclog it.

Can't have 3 or 4 QBs sharing time 05-nono esp. taking a 5th year transfer.

PSU would have at least 3 upperclassmen QBs trying to become the starter. UGH!!

At least one of the 'losers' should consider transferring. I don't see Bolden becoming the starter at PSU.

I'd like to have Bolden as a transfer and ready to compete with Benz and Iannotti in '13.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - Ken Barna - 03-27-2012 02:30 PM

Dear NUPudge,
Personally, I think you are reading far too much into comments, spoken or not. You have to remember that this is spring football, and sometimes coaches experiment with players at various positions, or say things like, "everyone has a shot at this position" to encourage the non-starters and the starter to work harder. Generally the defense will be ahead of the offense, but when you look at the people lost on defense compared to offense it's understandable that Coach English may be more concerned about the defense. But, again remember this is spring football, and I think coaches want to have a feel for who or what may work in the fall.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - emu steve - 03-27-2012 05:45 PM

A writer in Toledo believes the MAC FB schedule could be released Thursday.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - NUPudge - 03-27-2012 07:16 PM

(03-27-2012 02:30 PM)Ken Barna Wrote:  Dear NUPudge,
Personally, I think you are reading far too much into comments, spoken or not. You have to remember that this is spring football, and sometimes coaches experiment with players at various positions, or say things like, "everyone has a shot at this position" to encourage the non-starters and the starter to work harder. Generally the defense will be ahead of the offense, but when you look at the people lost on defense compared to offense it's understandable that Coach English may be more concerned about the defense. But, again remember this is spring football, and I think coaches want to have a feel for who or what may work in the fall.

Great points.. Thanks for bringing me back into focused...


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - FrankAnderson - 03-27-2012 07:36 PM

(03-27-2012 05:45 PM)emu steve Wrote:  A writer in Toledo believes the MAC FB schedule could be released Thursday.

Dear god, I hope so. I've been anxiously waiting for it for weeks.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - holybovine - 03-27-2012 11:43 PM

(03-26-2012 09:54 AM)EagleHawk Wrote:  Keep hearing rumors that we may give former U of M WR Stonum a look.

Didn't someone on this board predict this outcome months ago? 04-rock

Would be a brilliant move if true.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - emu steve - 03-28-2012 04:29 AM

(03-27-2012 11:43 PM)holybovine Wrote:  
(03-26-2012 09:54 AM)EagleHawk Wrote:  Keep hearing rumors that we may give former U of M WR Stonum a look.

Didn't someone on this board predict this outcome months ago? 04-rock

Would be a brilliant move if true.

If I remember correctly it was a somewhat contentious discussion.

I tried to look at what Hoke said, etc. and came to the conclusion that Hoke felt that he had to release Stonum yet felt bad having to do so.

It wasn't a case where Hoke really wanted him gone.

I remember being sympathetic to Stonum if English felt that he wanted him.

To be consistent I'm very sympathetic to transfers, be they FB or hoops.


RE: 2012 Spring Game - Eastern Michigan University Football - NUPudge - 03-28-2012 06:29 AM

(03-28-2012 04:29 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(03-27-2012 11:43 PM)holybovine Wrote:  
(03-26-2012 09:54 AM)EagleHawk Wrote:  Keep hearing rumors that we may give former U of M WR Stonum a look.

Didn't someone on this board predict this outcome months ago? 04-rock

Would be a brilliant move if true.

If I remember correctly it was a somewhat contentious discussion.

I tried to look at what Hoke said, etc. and came to the conclusion that Hoke felt that he had to release Stonum yet felt bad having to do so.

It wasn't a case where Hoke really wanted him gone.

I remember being sympathetic to Stonum if English felt that he wanted him.

To be consistent I'm very sympathetic to transfers, be they FB or hoops.

I am not sure where English is with this transfer of this young man but wasn't there some off field issues with him? I am not saying this to rip the young man and everyone makes mistakes when they are young and in college (God know it did).

I thought a few people on this board were saying this could send the wrong message to the younger players on the team. I really don't think it matter, because I think Stonum may really want to prove a point to everyone that he has changed and show others that he can provide leadership and be a positive role model going forward..

I support English judgement in what he want to do with this situation.