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Off-Season Encouragement and Focus for Monarchs Football Team and Coaches
OK .... it is too easy to 'go negative', so let's give some positive words of encouragement from the Monarchs faithful as the team heads into the off season. I'll start.

- take all the disappointment and use it to focus the off season on getting stronger, bigger, faster, and 'football' smarter.
- set extraordinary goals and work your butts off to surpass them.
- stick together and support one another in reaching team goals
- study the game of football (coaches and players) to better understand what fundamentals were in error that other teams didn't make -- and correct them
- become so well conditioned that 60 minutes will seem like a light workout, even if you play a bulk of the time.
- keep one another challenged, focused, and accountable to the team

Above all, come out swinging in the off season -- that is where the wins are gained. GO MONARCHS. You are our team, we are grateful that we have football, and we are rooting for you!
11-29-2017 08:22 AM
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Synchronize all alarm clocks and ensure that you all attend your classes as scheduled.07-coffee3
11-29-2017 09:24 AM
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Tardiness has always driven me crazy and I'm glad Bobby Wilder doesn't like it either.
11-29-2017 09:33 AM
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While tough, I'm excited about the schedule for next season. If Williams continues to improve, our receivers get used to catching his throws, and our defense strengthens and doesn't play so far off opponents receivers, I think we can be pretty good next season and believe a winning record and a bowl game are certainly reasonable expectations. Play hard, practice hard and good things will come your way. Your effort and resiliancy this season was commendable and appreciated.
11-29-2017 09:39 AM
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Hoping Stevie stays in Norfolk this summer and gets plenty of Ws.

Whitcomb, Weight room, and Workouts with Taylor Heinicke.
11-29-2017 09:45 AM
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Work harder than any of your foes. It sucks running up the mountain, but the view from the top of pretty damn sweet!
11-29-2017 09:59 AM
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No more bar fights, no more motorcycle accidents. Please no more felonies in general

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11-29-2017 12:43 PM
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It is really hard to tell who will step up in the offseason, but I do like the framework of the team. We lose far less this year than we did last year. I would be much more concerned if Williams was a redshirt freshman with no time under center. Even so, he will be an 18 year old QB, which is awfully young so that is a concern. Played really well down the stretch though despite very few "open" wide outs. The decision not to redshirt is an interesting discussion (I'm for pulling redshirt), but make no mistake, he will be a better QB next year for getting game action this year.

-RB will be interesting. Nice little battle there. Curious to see if Perkins or Sinclair can take over the starting job from Cox.

-WR was not good this year, but Duhart would make an excellent addition to the WR core. Look for Colbert to come on as well. Todd, Patterson, and Ellison will be interesting to keep an eye out for; hopefully one of these guys step up. I envision Herslow playing a Wes Welker type slot role and he was seeing some action until he got injured.

OL should be improved with all but Garcia back. Much more experienced group next year and it will be interested to see if Muller, Miller, or Rivers step up next year. We could be rock solid for the next few years here as we should have Weaver and Storment for the next 3 years and Hendricks and Clarke for another year.

Rotimi is a big loss, but should have enough depth at DE with Ximenes, Ward, Appouph, and possibly Haynes/White/Valle. Everyone back at DT.

Everyone back at LB.

Addison is a big loss. Bernhard and Thompson are not easy to replace, but I think we have some safety depth if they can get healthy. If Tracy White lives up to his billing, we could have a pretty strong group of corners.
(This post was last modified: 11-29-2017 02:38 PM by Gilesfan.)
11-29-2017 02:37 PM
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Here's a question: If you get a call from an interested 5th year transfer QB (let's say Wilson Speight is interested), do you bring him in and try to redshirt Williams next year? Or, are you afraid of the message that sends and decline to bring him in?
11-29-2017 03:02 PM
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(11-29-2017 03:02 PM)ODUCoach Wrote:  Here's a question: If you get a call from an interested 5th year transfer QB (let's say Wilson Speight is interested), do you bring him in and try to redshirt Williams next year? Or, are you afraid of the message that sends and decline to bring him in?

I would seriously doubt it. They seem to be high enough on Williams to not bring in a transfer. Not sure I remember any times where a starting QB was redshirted a year after starting (and was healthy).

Even though no chance, I would consider if it was a really good 5th year guy (not Speight).
11-29-2017 03:36 PM
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