9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby WocoSix on Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:54 pm

Agreed, we have to at least make the opposing QB second guest what coverages we are in and giving a D1 WR free releases from LOS is asking for trouble. From what I have seen from our secondary we have the athletes with the ability to disrupt routes and timings. Our front 7 has been getting pressure but what good is it when teams are quick routing us. But our staff is knowledgeable and have forgotten more football than most of us know! Confident they are planning for the long season ahead
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:03 pm

OOOooooh this vexing forward pass thing. Oh how it confounds and confuses us terriers so. On either side of the ball this darn forward pass really puts us in a quandary. Smh.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby dungeonjoe on Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:47 pm

19TERRIER19 wrote:OOOooooh this vexing forward pass thing. Oh how it confounds and confuses us terriers so. On either side of the ball this darn forward pass really puts us in a quandary. Smh.

No quandary. Run first and often. Pass sparingly so the run works better.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:04 am

dungeonjoe wrote:Pass sparingly so the run works better.


Yes, because we all love that over the top route to an uncovered receiver who trots into the endzone untouched. Then again, I'd settle for some short passes that get the ball to the edge faster.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby WTFan on Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:00 am

I know it was raining but I would bet my life's savings that no team in the history of football ran the fullback dive more consecutive times than we did in 2013 during the downpour. So, yes please, for the sake of all that's good and righteous, let's please throw the ball occasionally. Just enough to keep the defense honest. That is all I ask.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:52 pm

I say we don't pass near enough, and not effective enough. And have the ability to do so. Ever notice that the same things we struggle at effectively on offense, are also our struggles defensively. Passing the ball, defending the pass. And I'd argue that we have as much talent at those positions as any. We run the ball whether effective or not, but we do not have the same philosophy with our passing game. We will run a FB dive on 3rd and long and get stopped at the line, but will not throw the ball down the field with 1 on 1 matchups. Its philosophy and scheme. I fully grasp that it is our staple. But watching games that come down to 1 possession, and I remember all game long that we were 1 on 1 outside, and we didn't try 1 play downfield or in space, and the team we are playing against has 2-3 explosive plays downfield. Balance makes this offense even better. Tenn. Tech is who we should strive to be. A defense kept on its heels due to having to decide what to give up and what to take away. With teams stacking 8-9 in the box and or blitzing backers at any given moment to commit to the run, if we aren't willing to throw downfield to exploit matchups, how about some screen packages and or slant routes that are easy and conservative throws that get guys in space with a whole lot of green grass in front of them. A screen package with (jailbreak, smoke, and traditional middle screens) would be lethal in this offense.

Another , route to go could be the option with the run/pass option off of it. Have the receivers running a modified hitch or comeback route on the option play side, giving the QB coming down the line an option to keep, pitch, or pass an easy 5-10 yard pass, also keeping the DB occupied allowing the option the edge in the instance of keep and pitch. just some thoughts. I am sure Triple offenses have these discussions ad nauseum over the years.

Looking forward to getting some get back against GW, and staying undefeated at the FCS level.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby woffordgrad94 on Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:45 pm

It is supposed to rain. Judging by what happened the last time we played G-W in the rain, I think we should postpone the game if it does. We could play Monday. High schools do it sometimes, why not Wofford?
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby dungeonjoe on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:03 pm

As long as Ayers is the coach, I suspect the number of passes we take during the game to be comparatively low. Having said that, there have been several effective WRs at Wofford over the past decade, with Bersin and Strickland coming first to mind. They were great downfield blockers as well as great at making a catch.

I really enjoy the beauty of the triple option. Yet, passing the football has got to be one of those options (a fourth?) if the offense is going to be successful.

The scheme we have now works, if it is utilized fully.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:25 pm

Definitely agree. It is a beautiful thing to watch the Triple as it is executed.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:33 pm

Any word on GW this season, I know they have a gritty defense, and a mobile QB that missed last weeks game. Any info on these guys? I am ready for action and need my Wofford fix. Anyone hearing anything about our practices, preparation, any word on the injury front that we can discuss? Need my insider guys
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby lawdog on Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:35 pm

http://static.psbin.com/z/7/w0vhr4eqybf ... OTES-4.pdf Their game notes. 19T19, GW has some talent and experience. Maxwell was highly recruited, both as DB and dual threat QB.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby Loyalterrier on Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:40 pm

19 I do not have any inside stuff for you. But to get an idea of what kind of team they are watch them play South Alabama on espn3. This will not be an easy game for the Terriers. We have a good chance of a W but only if we bring our A game. At least that is the way I see it. Their QB is very slippery and makes good decisions. They run the TO too but I don't think as well as us. They are good but I think we will pull it out with a close W. As long as we play well.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:53 pm

Good idea. Appreciate it you guys. I'm gonna do just that and get my scouting report in. I'll check back in tomorrow with my report.
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Re: 9/26/15 The Gardner Webb University Running Bulldogs

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:58 am

After watching the replay. I think this is going to be a tough game. They run some tough sets and the QB is very mobile and has a good arm. We are going to have our hands full on both sides of the ball. They have aggressive safeties that fly downhill and get into the running lanes on the option. Offensively, they have a lot of misdirection and challenging formations that we are going to need to be very sound against.

This will be a good matchup to prepare us for SoCon play. Gonna be a challenge.
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