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According to NCAA.com they are ranked #94 in total defense as if today. No doubt they jumped several spots after playing against the Huskie O yesterday. So, yeah, they're bad.
10-07-2018 03:07 PM
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Ball State's defense seemed similar to CMUs. Not as good as EMUs but not bad. We'll face worse defenses against WMU and Toledo, though they have better offenses.
10-07-2018 03:57 PM
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(10-06-2018 08:27 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  What worried me the most was when the commentator quoted Carey saying "Childers will go through an entire practice without missing a single pass".... To me that means he tightens up in games. That's not necessarily something you overcome with experience. Maybe after one or two game jitters, sure. But thats a "you got it or you don't" innate ability. Not knocking Marcus, QB is extremely tough mentally and emotionally and very few athletes have that in them. Many athletes can make strong, accurate throws. Few can do it when you put a ton of pressure on them. IMO, Childers folds almost every time. No offense to the young man.

Not TRUE! The announcer clearly does not know what he is saying. I attended 3 practices and in ALL 3 Childers had atleast 1 pick. I will say that at times he has looked really really good in practice but there always seems to be the one or two head scratching throws he would make. To me, this translates to everything we see come game day.
10-07-2018 04:13 PM
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(10-06-2018 10:27 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(10-06-2018 09:58 PM)JKHuskie45 Wrote:  
(10-06-2018 08:53 PM)NILAW Wrote:  Speaking of speedy RBs I wonder what happened to Jordan Rowell? There was a lot of buzz here when he stayed with NIU over the Iowa offer. He has listed a 4.39 40 time. I though for sure he would be in the mix for carries this year. However, he is not, and in the RBs preview on the NIU Athletics site he was not even mentioned, so I presume he is not impressing.

4.39? hahaha. We have one of the fastest players in the country!!!!!
No way Rowell runs a 4.39. He is not faster than G. Wolf or K. Golladay. Infact he looks the slowest out of our top 4 backs (Nettles, Jones and even Harbs are quicker)
Never believe what a player says he runs (like never ask someone what they bench).

In all seriousness, the few times I attended summer camp he was the least impressive out of the bunch. Runs high, not elusive, and no breakway speed. He does have very good size though, I will give him that. I suppose it does not matter since Harbs and Nettles will be here for atleast 2 more years.

He has an official 10.89 100m. No on on the team outside of Wesley has that speed. Honestly, maybe 2 or 3 Huskies have sub 11 second 100m in the last 10 years. Rowell has huge top end speed. His 200m is sub 22 which is amazingly fast. He may not have quickness. And should be moved to wr. But fast? Yes. 2nd fastest guy on team as far as top end speed.

I did not know this about his times. But I think we are arguing two different things.
Speed vs Quickness. Rowell is tall so that means he is a long strider, can cover more ground per stride equating to speed. Although great for the 100m and 200m, football plays rely more on quickness (your are not running 100m or 200m on the field). I think why his speed does not translate to the field (atleast the times I have seen him) his initial first steps ie. quickness does not seem to show up on the football field.
10-07-2018 04:19 PM
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(10-07-2018 04:19 PM)JKHuskie45 Wrote:  
(10-06-2018 10:27 PM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(10-06-2018 09:58 PM)JKHuskie45 Wrote:  
(10-06-2018 08:53 PM)NILAW Wrote:  Speaking of speedy RBs I wonder what happened to Jordan Rowell? There was a lot of buzz here when he stayed with NIU over the Iowa offer. He has listed a 4.39 40 time. I though for sure he would be in the mix for carries this year. However, he is not, and in the RBs preview on the NIU Athletics site he was not even mentioned, so I presume he is not impressing.

4.39? hahaha. We have one of the fastest players in the country!!!!!
No way Rowell runs a 4.39. He is not faster than G. Wolf or K. Golladay. Infact he looks the slowest out of our top 4 backs (Nettles, Jones and even Harbs are quicker)
Never believe what a player says he runs (like never ask someone what they bench).

In all seriousness, the few times I attended summer camp he was the least impressive out of the bunch. Runs high, not elusive, and no breakway speed. He does have very good size though, I will give him that. I suppose it does not matter since Harbs and Nettles will be here for atleast 2 more years.

He has an official 10.89 100m. No on on the team outside of Wesley has that speed. Honestly, maybe 2 or 3 Huskies have sub 11 second 100m in the last 10 years. Rowell has huge top end speed. His 200m is sub 22 which is amazingly fast. He may not have quickness. And should be moved to wr. But fast? Yes. 2nd fastest guy on team as far as top end speed.

I did not know this about his times. But I think we are arguing two different things.
Speed vs Quickness. Rowell is tall so that means he is a long strider, can cover more ground per stride equating to speed. Although great for the 100m and 200m, football plays rely more on quickness (your are not running 100m or 200m on the field). I think why his speed does not translate to the field (atleast the times I have seen him) his initial first steps ie. quickness does not seem to show up on the football field.

For sure. Quickness is way more valuable at RB than top end speed. And track speed is not necessarily football speed. But it's a decent indicator. He CAN run fast, but he just plays slow. Take Rowell's size and speed and try him at wr. Its the only place were you can let someone run 50 yards in a straight line once a game. Stacked at RB for the next few years anyhow. Unless he wants to bulk up to FB.
10-07-2018 04:46 PM
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In high school, Rowell ran outside the tackles a lot and accelerated past people 10 to 15 yards downfield and he's definitely not shifty like Nettles. Which may be why some people considered him a safety prospect more than a RB prospect. Given his speed and acceleration path it seems like he would be a great fit on jet sweeps and kickoff returns (which he did in high school) WR could be a consideration too as he would be our Willie Gault.
10-10-2018 05:25 PM
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