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Darius Latham commits!

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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:53 PM

Darius Latham commits! 


Per rivals.com Latham has committed to the Hoosiers!!!!
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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:44 AM

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BIG TIME PICK UP!! This is what will turn IU's defense around...this is exciting. With our defense, I'd expect these four kids to start next year.
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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:20 AM

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needs to junk the no huddle offense...to many three and outs and defense is right back on field...wears them out.



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Posted: 11/26/2012 12:32 PM

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Sometimes the defense needs to bow up and get itself off the field in three plays.
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Posted: 11/28/2012 1:53 PM

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bholla43 wrote: needs to junk the no huddle offense...to many three and outs and defense is right back on field...wears them out.

I don't follow this line of thinking.  Our defense needs more rest than their offense?  And if the "slow down" is superior, menaing the other teams offense is playing slow...don't our defenders get their "rest" then?

This whole "rest" thing is nonsense.  Get better, execute on O, and stop them on D, and you never will be tired.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:04 AM

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mattndallas wrote:
bholla43 wrote: needs to junk the no huddle offense...to many three and outs and defense is right back on field...wears them out.

I don't follow this line of thinking.  Our defense needs more rest than their offense?  And if the "slow down" is superior, menaing the other teams offense is playing slow...don't our defenders get their "rest" then?

This whole "rest" thing is nonsense.  Get better, execute on O, and stop them on D, and you never will be tired.
Couldn't agree more. Execute on O, and stop them on D. The no huddle offense is just fine.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 8:09 AM

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I'm not a fan of the no huddle offense because it simply doesn't allow a team to eat enough clock up. Face it, IU's defense needs to be off the field as much as possible, not the reverse. With IU's no huddle offense, even IF IU were to score every time they had the ball, it immediately sends their defense back out there to allow the other team to match any IU score.

Bottomline is this, IU's defense doesn't need to be on the field all the time and the no huddle offense puts them on the field WAY to much. I would think even for a defense littered with four star players and good depth, it would be a monumental task trying to go through an entire season without being completely shot by the last few games. I wonder if Wilson will rethink this approach?

A couple of other problems I've noticed with the speed offense is if you get behind the chains on first down, you're screwed more than you normally would be in a more traditional, ball control approach. The Olineman were having a very hard time with it too, during the Bucket game IU's senior center was flagged like three times because of it's crazy ass speed.

I see a lot of negatives with this approach, unless you've got Alabama's defense.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 10:16 AM

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The problem isn't the tempo, the problem is when the offense is going 3 & out a lot.  The tempo is fine as long as the offense is moving the chains and scoring points consistently for 4 quarters.  In the B1G we had too many dead quarters and even halves where the offense wasn't really producing.  The defense needs to improve too of course but as our offense becomes more consistent, that will help too.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:23 PM

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bronkonagurski wrote: The problem isn't the tempo, the problem is when the offense is going 3 & out a lot.  The tempo is fine as long as the offense is moving the chains and scoring points consistently for 4 quarters.  In the B1G we had too many dead quarters and even halves where the offense wasn't really producing.  The defense needs to improve too of course but as our offense becomes more consistent, that will help too.
This.  The no-huddle typically doesn't result in a quick snap of the ball with 20 seconds left on the play clock.  The offense usually came to the line quickly to keep the defense from substituting, then waited while the QB looked to the sideline once, maybe twice, and the coaches signaled in a play--presumably a play based on what they perceived in the defensive alignment.  They then snapped the ball with very few seconds left on the play clock, with only a few exceptions to keep the defense honest.

The problem occurs when we stop the clock with incomplete passes, or run out of bounds without gaining significant yardage. That has us going three-and-out in the space of 30 seconds of game time or so--but it wouldn't be any different if we were huddling up in between each play.  The problem on offense is failing to gain yardage and keeping the first downs coming, often by throwing too many passes and completing too few.

Tired or fresh, the defense gave up too many yards and too many big plays.  Improving that has to be the priority, and it looks like it is.
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