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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #200 on: February 08, 2018, 10:48:39 am »
Well Gus runs the same thing he was running in 2A level. It still puts points in the board. Morris also uses some of that same offense. Just tweaks it and uses variations of it.

He puts points in the board. Clemson as the OC and at SMU.

A play doesnít have to be complicated or complex to be effective. Just create the right matchup, be executed well and put players in the right spots to make plays.

I mean the Eagles just uses a mainly zone read and RPO offense to win a super bowl.

All that having some truth to it, you still need very good players to keep pace in the SEC, nobodies offense or defense is going to pull wins out of a magic hat without talent.  "If we want it bad enough we will win????"

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #201 on: February 08, 2018, 11:53:10 am »
I was more talking the comment made about the simplicity of 3A offenses. The recruiting has changed more to speed and aggressive players from what Iíve seen.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #202 on: February 08, 2018, 12:49:40 pm »
I'm not sure all 3A offenses are so simple, nor all 7A are more so.  Really, read option and RPO I wouldn't say are necessarily simpler than say I offense where there are no options nor choices to decide on pre or post snap.  Football is about execution and making proper decisions on the move. 

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #203 on: February 08, 2018, 04:24:24 pm »
Well Gus runs the same thing he was running in 2A level. It still puts points in the board. Morris also uses some of that same offense. Just tweaks it and uses variations of it.

Oh my God!  It's football, everybody does the same stuff one way or another.  Everybody copies from one another and tweaks it. Been doing that for decades.  Either you got players or you don't.  NO players and it doesn't matter who the head coach is or what system you are running.  Heck, people talk about how good Gus is, how bad the wing T is, that's what the man got his offense from, just put it into a different set from what most people were used to seeing, single back gun but he wasnt the first or the last. 

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #204 on: February 08, 2018, 11:15:18 pm »
At the 3A high school level, staffs are tiny and coach are mostly if not entirely teaching classes all day.  They also have to work around whatever kids live in the district.  An SEC school has a comparatively huge staff, coaches who do nothing but coach all day, and players that are, on the average, tremendously bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter than the average high school.  If they aren't using much larger playbooks and adding wrinkles to the scheme that high schools don't have the time or personnel to implement, they aren't doing their jobs.  Sure, maybe they both run the same basic formation, but that's like saying that a kid that's had Algebra I should be able to pick Differential Equations right up because hey, it's all numbers right?

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #205 on: February 09, 2018, 06:03:04 am »
Iím sure the Hog offense will have plenty of wrinkles

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #206 on: February 09, 2018, 05:20:35 pm »
Picked up Dorian Gerald today. Beat out A&M Florida and Tennessee for him

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #207 on: February 09, 2018, 05:59:15 pm »
Picked up Dorian Gerald today. Beat out A&M Florida and Tennessee for him

WPS.

Did good with little time and poor outreach by the previous staff.

Build it. And they will come.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #208 on: February 09, 2018, 08:36:58 pm »
He is a JUCO 3* but 23 offers. 22 sacks in his first 2 seasons.

So by what I understand we have signed 17 and we had 10 spots by what I know.


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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #209 on: February 09, 2018, 11:51:12 pm »
Future looks promising to say the least. Iím a bit excited about this new era.

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« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2018, 07:12:13 am »
I know numbers arenít that impressive for the recruiting class this year. I think we still need up in the 50ís ranking wise and bottom of the SEC. Doesnít sound great at all.

The positives. Even with the low numbers this is still the 3rd highest rated, per recruit average we have had in the past 10 years. He did that after being hired later than other coaches. With an early signing period and without a full staff. Then beat out SEC schools for some of these guys after being late to the party.

I am optimistic that Morris may actually be the best recruiter we have had at Arkansas. With a full year to recruit for 2019 and the current offers. It is possible that we may have one of the highest rated classes weíve ever had. Not saying it will happen but just by who heís targeting and could possibly land it could be.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #212 on: February 10, 2018, 08:49:08 am »
I know numbers arenít that impressive for the recruiting class this year. I think we still need up in the 50ís ranking wise and bottom of the SEC. Doesnít sound great at all.

The positives. Even with the low numbers this is still the 3rd highest rated, per recruit average we have had in the past 10 years. He did that after being hired later than other coaches. With an early signing period and without a full staff. Then beat out SEC schools for some of these guys after being late to the party.

I am optimistic that Morris may actually be the best recruiter we have had at Arkansas. With a full year to recruit for 2019 and the current offers. It is possible that we may have one of the highest rated classes weíve ever had. Not saying it will happen but just by who heís targeting and could possibly land it could be.

Need to lock up Treylon and Hudson.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #213 on: February 10, 2018, 10:34:07 am »
I don't understand how he could sign a full class anyway, he is currently over the roster limit now.  I hate to see new coaches come in and sign a new class only to cull the players that are currently there.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #214 on: February 10, 2018, 10:36:58 am »
AW, would you please take the modify option and change that t to an h in the title.  My OCD side is acting up.  ;D

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #215 on: February 10, 2018, 04:15:58 pm »
There are several players that need culling

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #216 on: February 10, 2018, 04:24:41 pm »
There are several players that need culling


I would say about 10-15 players.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #217 on: February 10, 2018, 04:41:14 pm »
There are several players that need culling

Start with the TE that runs a 5.0 and Bert even tried to hand him the ball in goal line situations  ???

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #218 on: February 11, 2018, 10:33:28 am »
Need to lock up Treylon and Hudson.
I know they are all over Burks.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #219 on: February 11, 2018, 02:43:34 pm »
On another forum. Seems with transfers and what not we are still 5 schollies over right now.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #220 on: February 12, 2018, 07:46:54 pm »
Just jerk the worst players scholarships so you can sign the guys you really want.  It would let the guys who loose their scholarships seek an alternative.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #221 on: February 13, 2018, 04:52:32 pm »
Hey that moved Arkansas up from 110 to 49th..  14th (dead last) in the SEC.  I'm not trying to reign on the parade, just throwing out some reality for discussion.  Alabama, Auburn, A&M, LSU, recruited a team one level above Arkansas.  Basically 12-15 Fours Stars vs Arkansas 12-15 Three Stars.  Fact is that won't cut it..  I think Arkansas has hit the jack pot with Morris and Chavis (reason Dorian is coming) and recruiting will improve a ton, but I don't think Arkansas will win 4 SEC games before Dorian graduates.  Arkansas could've used the freshman DE A&M flipped from Bama.  Happy Valentines!  ;)

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« Reply #222 on: February 13, 2018, 08:15:25 pm »
Like I said next year will be the test for Morris. The class is way better than where it was going to be and is last in the SEC because of not being able to sign a full class. It would have been firmly in the middle as usual with a full class.

A&M will be right in the middle as usually until Orgerons coaching finally kicks in.

Just expect us to look like we have played football next year

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #223 on: February 15, 2018, 08:43:10 pm »
So same SEC finish as last year?

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #224 on: February 15, 2018, 08:50:29 pm »
So same SEC finish as last year?

Arkansas will finish 6th in the West.... just ahead of A&M in last in the West.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #225 on: February 16, 2018, 08:41:39 am »
Arkansas will finish 6th in the West.... just ahead of A&M in last in the West.

Good Beach Bum we can have fun with this.  While it might not be saying much, A&M is a better team than last year.  Remember all the comments about having never heard of so many freshman and sophomores playing n the AR vs A&M game?  With their starting freshman QB out they still beat Arkansas for the 6th straight year.  What has changed other than coach upgrade and A&M having a 4 star recruit class vs Arkansas 3 star?  So you're thinking Ole Miss might finish above A&M and Arkansas?
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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #226 on: February 16, 2018, 12:06:14 pm »
Arkansas is still at the bottom of the SEC right now and a bunch of 3* will not get us to the top.  I don't think Morris or Chavis is a good enough coach to to that.  So far I'm taking a wait and see attitude on the team and next years season but I'm not going to expect a huge win loss turnaround wit what we have at this point.  I'm concerned about if we cannot win 6 or more next season, how that effects the future of success is what worries me.

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Re: 2018 Outlook: The Frest Start......again.
« Reply #227 on: February 22, 2018, 02:03:51 pm »
Hog fans should prepare for the worst and hope for the best, the result may be somewhere in between.  To make a big jump Defense is going to have to make huge gains and offense is going to have to have some consistency.   

 

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