Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Spring Football- Jonesing
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
BigChilla Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 394
Joined: Oct 2020
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #21
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-23-2021 08:24 AM)NorthCoast Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 07:50 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Good Morning!

Hammock starts the day with a tweet pic of a certain RB working out...Welcome back Jay Ducker! 02-13-banana

And this tweet alluding to a fierce competition (presumably for playing/starting time) by True Freshman Ty Myles at the CB position.

https://twitter.com/NIUCoachHammock/stat...1799192577


It really feels like Hammock welcomes true competition to his camps. I love it. Let the best man earn his time on the field. Corner is 100% a spot where everyone needs to work to play - no one has the position locked down.
02-23-2021 09:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
epicbret Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 21
Joined: Dec 2020
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location:
Post: #22
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-23-2021 08:24 AM)NorthCoast Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 07:50 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Good Morning!

Hammock starts the day with a tweet pic of a certain RB working out...Welcome back Jay Ducker! 02-13-banana

And this tweet alluding to a fierce competition (presumably for playing/starting time) by True Freshman Ty Myles at the CB position.

https://twitter.com/NIUCoachHammock/stat...1799192577

I love how he challenges the players. He certainly has the buy-in from his guys
02-23-2021 10:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HawaiiToNIU Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,466
Joined: Jul 2018
Reputation: 12
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #23
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-23-2021 09:16 AM)BigChilla Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 08:24 AM)NorthCoast Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 07:50 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Good Morning!

Hammock starts the day with a tweet pic of a certain RB working out...Welcome back Jay Ducker! 02-13-banana

And this tweet alluding to a fierce competition (presumably for playing/starting time) by True Freshman Ty Myles at the CB position.

https://twitter.com/NIUCoachHammock/stat...1799192577


It really feels like Hammock welcomes true competition to his camps. I love it. Let the best man earn his time on the field. Corner is 100% a spot where everyone needs to work to play - no one has the position locked down.

This is true. Although it's affected us adversely for kids transferring away. We are identifying raw talent at a much earlier age in these kids careers. Those who start early and stay are going to develop into some monsters down the road.

He did say everyone, no matter what their accolades were from the Carey regime of MAC champs, was on the edge. And he's certainly proved that, by putting in kids into starting roles over Carey's guys who were in the system longer.

Going to be interesting to see it all pay off the way Hammock envisions it. Carey was good at getting undersized dudes to over produce. However, everyone Hammock is bringing in has unteachable size and speed. It's almost like our whole recruiting class is 3 star dudes. Last year's O line class for example looked like Big Ten sized dudes.
02-23-2021 01:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BigChilla Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 394
Joined: Oct 2020
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #24
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
You can’t teach what Hammock is recruiting. This season is going to be a real challenge to recruit guys, no film of their junior years, camps were shut for a lot of last season, just a real mess for everyone involved.

Where Hammock benefits playing so many young guys is that he doesn’t seem to need an infusion of talent at any one spot so he can have an off year recruiting - which this season will likely be.

Here’s a fun question, does anyone feel like they can predict the starting 22 for next season?

On offense we probably have an idea of everyone, but defense could be anyone. We have 4 linebackers. A million DE candidates, 3 or 4 guys at DT, and the secondary outside Lafayette can be 100% different. Anyone want to take a stab at it?
02-23-2021 03:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
TXHuskieJA26 Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 360
Joined: Dec 2019
Reputation: 15
I Root For: NIU
Location: South Central Texas
Post: #25
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-23-2021 03:57 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  You can’t teach what Hammock is recruiting. This season is going to be a real challenge to recruit guys, no film of their junior years, camps were shut for a lot of last season, just a real mess for everyone involved.

Where Hammock benefits playing so many young guys is that he doesn’t seem to need an infusion of talent at any one spot so he can have an off year recruiting - which this season will likely be.

Here’s a fun question, does anyone feel like they can predict the starting 22 for next season?

On offense we probably have an idea of everyone, but defense could be anyone. We have 4 linebackers. A million DE candidates, 3 or 4 guys at DT, and the secondary outside Lafayette can be 100% different. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

WR: Richie, Rudolph, Tucker.
TE: Joiner, Soraghan.
OT: Cox, Potter.
OG: Champe, Zschernitz.
OC: Patten.
QB: Lombardi
RB: Ducker, Waylee, Brown.
FB: Ratkovich.

CB: Gandy, Rodgers.
S: Lafeyette, Hansen.
MLB: Rattin.
OLB: Rayner, Pugh.
DE: O'Malley, Oppong.
DT: Ester, Taylor.
02-23-2021 06:25 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BigChilla Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 394
Joined: Oct 2020
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #26
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-23-2021 06:25 PM)TXHuskieJA26 Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 03:57 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  You can’t teach what Hammock is recruiting. This season is going to be a real challenge to recruit guys, no film of their junior years, camps were shut for a lot of last season, just a real mess for everyone involved.

Where Hammock benefits playing so many young guys is that he doesn’t seem to need an infusion of talent at any one spot so he can have an off year recruiting - which this season will likely be.

Here’s a fun question, does anyone feel like they can predict the starting 22 for next season?

On offense we probably have an idea of everyone, but defense could be anyone. We have 4 linebackers. A million DE candidates, 3 or 4 guys at DT, and the secondary outside Lafayette can be 100% different. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

WR: Richie, Rudolph, Tucker.
TE: Joiner, Soraghan.
OT: Cox, Potter.
OG: Champe, Zschernitz.
OC: Patten.
QB: Lombardi
RB: Ducker, Waylee, Brown.
FB: Ratkovich.

CB: Gandy, Rodgers.
S: Lafeyette, Hansen.
MLB: Rattin.
OLB: Rayner, Pugh.
DE: O'Malley, Oppong.
DT: Ester, Taylor.

Could be. That guess is as good as any.

Personally Waylee is my starter. Thomas/Davis/O’Malley/Oppong/Mattox are going to be the DE starters.
02-23-2021 06:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
klake87 Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 16,684
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 41
I Root For: NIU
Location: Orlando
Post: #27
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-23-2021 06:35 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 06:25 PM)TXHuskieJA26 Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 03:57 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  You can’t teach what Hammock is recruiting. This season is going to be a real challenge to recruit guys, no film of their junior years, camps were shut for a lot of last season, just a real mess for everyone involved.

Where Hammock benefits playing so many young guys is that he doesn’t seem to need an infusion of talent at any one spot so he can have an off year recruiting - which this season will likely be.

Here’s a fun question, does anyone feel like they can predict the starting 22 for next season?

On offense we probably have an idea of everyone, but defense could be anyone. We have 4 linebackers. A million DE candidates, 3 or 4 guys at DT, and the secondary outside Lafayette can be 100% different. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

WR: Richie, Rudolph, Tucker.
TE: Joiner, Soraghan.
OT: Cox, Potter.
OG: Champe, Zschernitz.
OC: Patten.
QB: Lombardi
RB: Ducker, Waylee, Brown.
FB: Ratkovich.

CB: Gandy, Rodgers.
S: Lafeyette, Hansen.
MLB: Rattin.
OLB: Rayner, Pugh.
DE: O'Malley, Oppong.
DT: Ester, Taylor.

Could be. That guess is as good as any.

Personally Waylee is my starter. Thomas/Davis/O’Malley/Oppong/Mattox are going to be the DE starters.

Waylee needs to be unseated like he did last season. No one is given a position. The Oline will be interesting. They all got an extra year. Being in a college weight and conditioning program makes a difference.
02-24-2021 09:10 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BDB5yp Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,087
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 15
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location:
Post: #28
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-24-2021 09:10 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 06:35 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 06:25 PM)TXHuskieJA26 Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 03:57 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  You can’t teach what Hammock is recruiting. This season is going to be a real challenge to recruit guys, no film of their junior years, camps were shut for a lot of last season, just a real mess for everyone involved.

Where Hammock benefits playing so many young guys is that he doesn’t seem to need an infusion of talent at any one spot so he can have an off year recruiting - which this season will likely be.

Here’s a fun question, does anyone feel like they can predict the starting 22 for next season?

On offense we probably have an idea of everyone, but defense could be anyone. We have 4 linebackers. A million DE candidates, 3 or 4 guys at DT, and the secondary outside Lafayette can be 100% different. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

WR: Richie, Rudolph, Tucker.
TE: Joiner, Soraghan.
OT: Cox, Potter.
OG: Champe, Zschernitz.
OC: Patten.
QB: Lombardi
RB: Ducker, Waylee, Brown.
FB: Ratkovich.

CB: Gandy, Rodgers.
S: Lafeyette, Hansen.
MLB: Rattin.
OLB: Rayner, Pugh.
DE: O'Malley, Oppong.
DT: Ester, Taylor.

Could be. That guess is as good as any.

Personally Waylee is my starter. Thomas/Davis/O’Malley/Oppong/Mattox are going to be the DE starters.

Waylee needs to be unseated like he did last season. No one is given a position. The Oline will be interesting. They all got an extra year. Being in a college weight and conditioning program makes a difference.

The Running backs position might be the best it’s been since the AJ Harris/Garrett Wolfe days. Lots of competition.
02-24-2021 11:01 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HawaiiToNIU Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,466
Joined: Jul 2018
Reputation: 12
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #29
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-24-2021 11:01 AM)BDB5yp Wrote:  
(02-24-2021 09:10 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 06:35 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 06:25 PM)TXHuskieJA26 Wrote:  
(02-23-2021 03:57 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  You can’t teach what Hammock is recruiting. This season is going to be a real challenge to recruit guys, no film of their junior years, camps were shut for a lot of last season, just a real mess for everyone involved.

Where Hammock benefits playing so many young guys is that he doesn’t seem to need an infusion of talent at any one spot so he can have an off year recruiting - which this season will likely be.

Here’s a fun question, does anyone feel like they can predict the starting 22 for next season?

On offense we probably have an idea of everyone, but defense could be anyone. We have 4 linebackers. A million DE candidates, 3 or 4 guys at DT, and the secondary outside Lafayette can be 100% different. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

WR: Richie, Rudolph, Tucker.
TE: Joiner, Soraghan.
OT: Cox, Potter.
OG: Champe, Zschernitz.
OC: Patten.
QB: Lombardi
RB: Ducker, Waylee, Brown.
FB: Ratkovich.

CB: Gandy, Rodgers.
S: Lafeyette, Hansen.
MLB: Rattin.
OLB: Rayner, Pugh.
DE: O'Malley, Oppong.
DT: Ester, Taylor.

Could be. That guess is as good as any.

Personally Waylee is my starter. Thomas/Davis/O’Malley/Oppong/Mattox are going to be the DE starters.

Waylee needs to be unseated like he did last season. No one is given a position. The Oline will be interesting. They all got an extra year. Being in a college weight and conditioning program makes a difference.

The Running backs position might be the best it’s been since the AJ Harris/Garrett Wolfe days. Lots of competition.

You just gonna do Meco Brown and Justin Anderson like that?

I'm kidding. My favorite underrated duo was Bouganon and Huff. I to this day can't believe Huff isn't a star in the NFL. He ran different.
(This post was last modified: 02-24-2021 01:58 PM by HawaiiToNIU.)
02-24-2021 01:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
NIU1981 Offline
All American
*

Posts: 4,825
Joined: Nov 2006
Reputation: 52
I Root For: Peace & equity
Location:
Post: #30
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
It sounds like Buss will be in the running for playing time. I would like to see a lot of competition at O line because they weren't too good last year.
02-24-2021 02:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
klake87 Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 16,684
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 41
I Root For: NIU
Location: Orlando
Post: #31
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
Don't get me started about Garrett Wolfe. He was playing behind AJ but was soooooo much better than AJ. I think it took an injury then would ran for 200 yards game
02-24-2021 02:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HawaiiToNIU Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,466
Joined: Jul 2018
Reputation: 12
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #32
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-24-2021 02:36 PM)klake87 Wrote:  Don't get me started about Garrett Wolfe. He was playing behind AJ but was soooooo much better than AJ. I think it took an injury then would ran for 200 yards game

Isn't that the same thing that happened to Ham and Turner?
02-24-2021 04:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
klake87 Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 16,684
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 41
I Root For: NIU
Location: Orlando
Post: #33
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-24-2021 04:10 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(02-24-2021 02:36 PM)klake87 Wrote:  Don't get me started about Garrett Wolfe. He was playing behind AJ but was soooooo much better than AJ. I think it took an injury then would ran for 200 yards game

Isn't that the same thing that happened to Ham and Turner?

Yep. Drove me crazy. Harris and Hammock were very good MAC running backs. Turner and wolfe were All American quality
02-24-2021 05:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
17Huskies Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 6,166
Joined: Oct 2009
Reputation: 12
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #34
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
[/quote]

You just gonna do Meco Brown and Justin Anderson like that?

I'm kidding. My favorite underrated duo was Bouganon and Huff. I to this day can't believe Huff isn't a star in the NFL. He ran different.
[/quote]

Huff's inability, or lack of desire?, to block was a large part of him not getting more PT at NIU.
02-24-2021 06:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BigChilla Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 394
Joined: Oct 2020
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #35
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
Hammock tweeted that the Huskie “combine” is next month. Who is the fastest in the pack?

Waylee right? Would be cool if they posted the results or at least mentioned who won each position group.
02-24-2021 07:51 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HawaiiToNIU Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,466
Joined: Jul 2018
Reputation: 12
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #36
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-24-2021 07:51 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  Hammock tweeted that the Huskie “combine” is next month. Who is the fastest in the pack?

Waylee right? Would be cool if they posted the results or at least mentioned who won each position group.

Rudolph. For sure Rudolph.
02-24-2021 08:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rabid Squirrel Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,647
Joined: Feb 2014
Reputation: 36
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: St.charles, IL
Post: #37
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
(02-24-2021 08:26 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(02-24-2021 07:51 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  Hammock tweeted that the Huskie “combine” is next month. Who is the fastest in the pack?

Waylee right? Would be cool if they posted the results or at least mentioned who won each position group.

Rudolph. For sure Rudolph.

Out of pads it’s Waylee. He was track star. 10.79 100 meter in HS. That means he knows how to actually sprint, not just run. I think Rudolph is maybe faster on the field but if I’d bet anything he loses to him in a tradition sprint.
02-24-2021 09:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
MileHighHuskie Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,776
Joined: Jan 2006
Reputation: 12
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #38
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
This team is fun to follow now, imagine once we grow more and gel on the field, they’ll be fun to watch and they’ll win.
02-24-2021 11:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Red Dog Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 465
Joined: Aug 2012
Reputation: 1
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #39
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
I've been following the coaches and football account on twitter for a while and I'm very impressed with the development and offseason training. I'm into powerlifting myself so seeing these guys get after it in the weight room is super cool. Slam bars and kill PRs! Light weight. love to see the growth of the team and Hammock's vision unfolding. He's building something here - I truly believe it. There will be peaks and valleys, but the future is bright.

go Huskies! Can't wait to watch some football this fall in Huskie Stadium. Beyond over the damn China Virus [/b]
02-24-2021 11:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rabid Squirrel Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,647
Joined: Feb 2014
Reputation: 36
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: St.charles, IL
Post: #40
RE: Spring Football- Jonesing
I’m enthusiastic about how Hammock’s getting after it, but really, do we think Hammock is unique to emphasize lifting, strength and size while also trying to recruit it? Isn’t todays game mostly based on bigger, stronger, faster and almost every coach is after that?
02-25-2021 01:25 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2021 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2021 MyBB Group.