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  3. Pro Day

    FYI - this article is from last year
  4. Pro Day

    Anybody know what Warren Ball's plans are?
  5. Pro Day

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000795088/article/pro-day-results-michigan-cal-byu-akron-utah-state AKRON Sixteen teams were represented at the Zips' pro day, including the Cleveland Browns, who sent their wide receivers coach. Seventeen players from Akron and two from smaller area schools worked out indoors on FieldTurf. » WR Jerome Lane (6-2 7/8, 231) stood on his 40 and shuttle times from the combine, and had a 37-inch vertical and 10-5 broad jump. He had a good workout in positional drills. » Pass rusher Jamal Marcus (6-1 3/4, 240) ran the 40 in 4.76 and 4.78 seconds, had a 33.5-inch vertical, a 10-4 broad jump, a 4.36-second short shuttle, a 7.26-second three-cone, and 17 strength lifts. A projected free agent, Marcus played defensive end at Akron but will be an OLB if he makes it in the NFL. » DE Se'Von Pittman (6-3 1/4, 268) ran the 40 in 4.90 and 4.88 seconds, had a 28.5-inch vertical, a 9-3 broad jump, a 4.70-second short shuttle, a 7.41-second three-cone, and 22 lifts. He's a projected free agent.
  6. 2018 Spring Football

    Scrimmage Observations Made it to the 3/22 practice/scrimmage and here are my observations/thoughts. Disclaimer: I was mostly watching the QBs/Offense and these are in random order/stream of consciousness Warren Ball was on hand to watch practice Nick Johns working as TE Maverick working at TE UGIII may be bigger and faster than he was last year (could have just been my close proximity to the players) Bubba Arslanian is a beast too (see comment below about height/weight on spring prospectus) Mykel Traylor-Bennett looks to be fast and explosive coming off the line - he had several deep ball opportunities during the scrimmage Defense is ahead of offense (which is true 100% of the time in Spring Football) This was their first day in full pads so still very early in the process RBs and LBs/DBs cracking pads today despite first day in pads Offense looks to be installing some different personnel packages and formations 19 looked like he had a good day - very shifty in and out of breaks and with ball in hands 7 is FAST looks more decisive and really fast. did I mention he was FAST? TEs all got significant work/opportunities and looked good =) TB gave the boys the Spring Break safety brief after practice 13 Defense (Butler) led team prayer after TB spoke There was only 1 TD in the scrimmage so we'll be looking for more consistency and efficiency out of the offense going forward. Neither the 1st team offense nor the 2nd team with some starters sprinkled in did a whole lot as far as moving the ball effectively. To be fair, the play list was scripted so it wasn't like they were playcalling for down/distance, etc. @LZIp mentioned being curious about listed weights on the Spring Prospectus. My thoughts: I don't know if this is true for every player, but I know for sure there are several who have gained considerable weight compared to their reported weights on the Spring Prospectus. I think they just have the heights/weights listed from their 2017 fall measurements (this is the case for a couple of the guys) and may update the roster later.
  7. 2018-2019

    Consider me fan shamed. LZip, I route for ISU to be relevant more than anything. They just can't get over that damn hump and the university invests so little to encourage student involvement. As much as I think Coach Dan Muller as a former ISU player is a great fit, his style of basketball hasn't excited me. And just when we do get an awesome player or two, they get poached. Minnesota's Reggie Lynch is the latest example. There are some similarities between the ISU and Akron programs, but I truly believe that Akron with Groce is ready to take a big step forward. But you do have me second guessing myself, good job LZip. Check out the list of schools that were once members of the Missouri Valley Conference. It's amazing to me. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Valley_Conference ISU was a damn good party school though. At least we had that going for us.
  8. 2018-2019

  9. 2018-2019

    Man...even as a Zips fan, shame on you, kind of. We deal with something similar with OSU. Many students grow up OSU fans (including myself) and continue to root for them even after attending/graduating from UA, and even against UA. . Though I guess it isn't completely apples to apples as ISU does not have a FBS football program. I say you should root for ISU vs us.
  10. 2018-2019

    It's true. I didn't want to complicate matters when I first introduced myself. I am an Illini loyalist, but an Illinois State grad. For years I have spent all of my spare time following Illinois basketball and now as you all know I spend plenty of time on here as well. Add to that the Redbirds of ISU and my friend's son who plays Division 3 ball for St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa) and I have a full plate of college basketball fandom. Who would I route for in a game between Akron and ISU? I would likely just want to see a good game, enjoy the moment and pray nobody got injured. Kind of like when the Mannings would watch Eli and Peyton play each other.
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  12. President Matthew Wilson

    You're cool.
  13. 2018 Spring Football

    Where does this guy fit in? http://gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5653
  14. Loyola's "Mr. Clutch" coulda been a Zip
  15. Jerome Lane

    10 teams scouts from the NFL and two from the Canadian Football League attended.
  16. I wasn't sure if you were comparing Oats to Bobby Hurley because they each coached at UB or if you thought I was talking about Bobby lol. It's all good
  17. Wow, what a brainfart on my part. I knew Dan was offered the job but immediately switched to Bobby in my mind since we are talking Buffalo.
  18. Woops! Thanks for the clarification. I was all sorts of lost lol. Can't blame me though will all the Hurley/Buffalo talk.
  19. They didn't. That's my point. They were bidding against UConn for Dan Hurley. They offered $3.25MM per year, the offer went public, and now Oats wants that type of offer.
  20. Pi$$ on Bobby Hurley. I did not realize Pitt made that crazy of an offer to him, though. Wonder why he chose ASU over them, then?
  21. Also you guys realize we aren't talking about Bobby Hurley, right?
  22. The offer would have put Hurley in the top 10 highest paid coaches. I think Oats is a very good coach but paying him a top 10 salary is a decent overpayment
  23. Teams are still scared of the fact that Oats was coaching a high school 5 years ago. I can understand why teams are a little leery.
  24. Pitt is stupid then. Probably explains why they're a joke now. Oats is already more accomplished than Hurley ever was at Buffalo. 2 MAC titles in 3 years and a tourney win.
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