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(10-02-2017 08:16 AM)QSECOFR Wrote:  FWIW, Chad is one of the hardest working, most honest journalists this town has EVER seen - sports or otherwise. When Chad publishes something or tells us something, you can 100% take it to the bank -- period.

I am not a paying member of the site but I have think Chad does an excellent job. His free content and the information he gives gratis have always been 100% correct.

One thing to keep in mind is that sports journalists need to develop relationships with the coaches and staff. Very few people can truly ask HARD questions without impacting their relationship and their sources willingness to share information (I think Marty Brennamen is a great example of someone that can say whatever they want but he is a HOF broadcaster).

Bob Huggins was notorious for shutting down/out journalists/sports casters that would ask hard questions. Chad has to walk a fine line, like he has said this is how he earns his living

(10-02-2017 09:51 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  Going to add another positive upvote for Chad Brendel for all he and his staff does at BCJ.

Alternatively, he could be like Mr. Groeschen who just copies stuff from BCJ and other social media hours/days afterwards. Also, apparently Groesh is not a fan of Coach Fickell.


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For me the jury is definitely out on Coach Fick... I said earlier perhaps his 1st game was like Dantonio's vs. Army but sadly his team's performance since has not been stellar. I've seen a few here call him out but most continue to fault the previous Coach. I think Fick is starting to look a lot like the interim Coach at tO$U he was than the latest up and comer...

I am hoping he turns it around quickly because the constant flipping of HCs is not in the best interest of the program.
 
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(10-03-2017 08:20 AM)Crewdogz Wrote:  For me the jury is definitely out on Coach Fick... I said earlier perhaps his 1st game was like Dantonio's vs. Army but sadly his team's performance since has not been stellar. I've seen a few here call him out but most continue to fault the previous Coach. I think Fick is starting to look a lot like the interim Coach at tO$U he was than the latest up and comer...

I am hoping he turns it around quickly because the constant flipping of HCs is not in the best interest of the program.

I get what you're saying, but I think there is a big difference in the level of talent from Dantonio's first team and coach Fickell's. Dantonio had an absolutely loaded senior class and still really struggled early before figuring it out. He also had probably the second best QB in UC history up to that point. The QB situation here is bad. The offensive line is bad as well. The receivers have left a ton of plays on the field that should have been made. I just don't find the situations that similar. I did not know what to expect this year, but to me it's pretty clear that the talent on offense is not where it needs to be...particularly on the offensive line and certainly at QB.
 
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Is the jury out on Fickel, of course he's only 4 games into his career. Ultimately he will be judged on wins and losses but in order to get those wins you need to build all the other things that go into a program. He appears to be doing a phenomenal job in recruiting, strength and conditioning, and promoting the program. For now I trust that the things he's doing to rebuild this program will pay off in years 2-3.
 
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(10-03-2017 08:32 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 08:20 AM)Crewdogz Wrote:  For me the jury is definitely out on Coach Fick... I said earlier perhaps his 1st game was like Dantonio's vs. Army but sadly his team's performance since has not been stellar. I've seen a few here call him out but most continue to fault the previous Coach. I think Fick is starting to look a lot like the interim Coach at tO$U he was than the latest up and comer...

I am hoping he turns it around quickly because the constant flipping of HCs is not in the best interest of the program.

I get what you're saying, but I think there is a big difference in the level of talent from Dantonio's first team and coach Fickell's. Dantonio had an absolutely loaded senior class and still really struggled early before figuring it out. He also had probably the second best QB in UC history up to that point. The QB situation here is bad. The offensive line is bad as well. The receivers have left a ton of plays on the field that should have been made. I just don't find the situations that similar. I did not know what to expect this year, but to me it's pretty clear that the talent on offense is not where it needs to be...particularly on the offensive line and certainly at QB.

Well said. I know some here despise Butch but watching his teams from year one to years two/three was night and day. I'll reserve judgment on CLF at a minimum until we can see how this entire season plays out; how he and his assistants adjust to the talent they have and how their recruiting progresses. Watching a rebuilding effort isn't fun for most of us as fans who want it all and want it now.
 
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BTW. I'm one who thinks Fickell has done everything right outside of the actual product on the field, but that is absolutely the most crucial component. How he develops talent and builds a cohesive, disciplined team, is how he will ultimately be judged.
 
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(10-03-2017 08:32 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 08:20 AM)Crewdogz Wrote:  For me the jury is definitely out on Coach Fick... I said earlier perhaps his 1st game was like Dantonio's vs. Army but sadly his team's performance since has not been stellar. I've seen a few here call him out but most continue to fault the previous Coach. I think Fick is starting to look a lot like the interim Coach at tO$U he was than the latest up and comer...

I am hoping he turns it around quickly because the constant flipping of HCs is not in the best interest of the program.

I get what you're saying, but I think there is a big difference in the level of talent from Dantonio's first team and coach Fickell's. Dantonio had an absolutely loaded senior class and still really struggled early before figuring it out. He also had probably the second best QB in UC history up to that point. The QB situation here is bad. The offensive line is bad as well. The receivers have left a ton of plays on the field that should have been made. I just don't find the situations that similar. I did not know what to expect this year, but to me it's pretty clear that the talent on offense is not where it needs to be...particularly on the offensive line and certainly at QB.

This entirely. We have 3 walk ons starting on our O-line. Our QB isn't close to Guidugli and the receivers are slow and have hands made of rocks. Our secondary has been an abomination since 07 (seriously, BK, BJ, AND TT couldn't recruit or develop a solid group of defensive backs).

Fickell knocked every single thing out of the park in the offseason and I think that inflated some expectations, mine included. But its gonna take more than nine months to turn around a four year long slow motion trainwreck. It's become quite clear this is a full blown rebuild, and things aren't always going to go swimmingly during a rebuild. We gotta buck up, trust the process, and support the program.
 
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(10-03-2017 08:32 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 08:20 AM)Crewdogz Wrote:  For me the jury is definitely out on Coach Fick... I said earlier perhaps his 1st game was like Dantonio's vs. Army but sadly his team's performance since has not been stellar. I've seen a few here call him out but most continue to fault the previous Coach. I think Fick is starting to look a lot like the interim Coach at tO$U he was than the latest up and comer...

I am hoping he turns it around quickly because the constant flipping of HCs is not in the best interest of the program.

I get what you're saying, but I think there is a big difference in the level of talent from Dantonio's first team and coach Fickell's. Dantonio had an absolutely loaded senior class and still really struggled early before figuring it out. He also had probably the second best QB in UC history up to that point. The QB situation here is bad. The offensive line is bad as well. The receivers have left a ton of plays on the field that should have been made. I just don't find the situations that similar. I did not know what to expect this year, but to me it's pretty clear that the talent on offense is not where it needs to be...particularly on the offensive line and certainly at QB.

Would you believe his absolutely loaded senior class was rated #92... he did a great job of developing them. Let's hope Fickell does as well.
 
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(10-03-2017 10:39 AM)Crewdogz Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 08:32 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 08:20 AM)Crewdogz Wrote:  For me the jury is definitely out on Coach Fick... I said earlier perhaps his 1st game was like Dantonio's vs. Army but sadly his team's performance since has not been stellar. I've seen a few here call him out but most continue to fault the previous Coach. I think Fick is starting to look a lot like the interim Coach at tO$U he was than the latest up and comer...

I am hoping he turns it around quickly because the constant flipping of HCs is not in the best interest of the program.

I get what you're saying, but I think there is a big difference in the level of talent from Dantonio's first team and coach Fickell's. Dantonio had an absolutely loaded senior class and still really struggled early before figuring it out. He also had probably the second best QB in UC history up to that point. The QB situation here is bad. The offensive line is bad as well. The receivers have left a ton of plays on the field that should have been made. I just don't find the situations that similar. I did not know what to expect this year, but to me it's pretty clear that the talent on offense is not where it needs to be...particularly on the offensive line and certainly at QB.

Would you believe his absolutely loaded senior class was rated #92... he did a great job of developing them. Let's hope Fickell does as well.

Wouldn't Minter and his staff been in charge of developing that senior class? It was Dantonios first season after all.
 
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