Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Scrimmage pics for Doug Martin #22

Here is a series of pics that shows the play that starts at the pre-snap, defense appears to stretch out the running play ( oops, a lil fuzzy), to Martin continuing to cause defenders to gang tackle or face chasing Martin all the way down the field. This might not be Martin but it seemed like these were the plays that Martin was involved in.

Here is a quick series of pics showing #22 acting angry again! From Lomax audibiling to barking the snap count, to handing off, to #22 about to stiffarm the DB, to finally getting tackled or pushed out of bounds.

Spring Scrimmage pics for all of the Kellen Moore fans

the name of the Kellen Moore " walks on water" club needs a nickname...suggestions?

Below, KM drops off the ball to #20 after taking the playcall from the sideline, good poise

Overall General Pics of the Spring Scrimmage

Here are a few of the QB striving to become the starter by summer's end....
I would say these three are still in the runningOne of these kids is not like the rest
Holding hands when you are in the bottom of the depth chart
Here we have Michael Choate #46, still an odd number for a walk on wide out but I digress....screen right where it appeared that Choate wanted nothing to do with going inside where the heavy lumber was and decided to stick outside the numbers. That being said, while it appeared the play was supposed to be directed inside but it could be have been the plan all along to get Choate outside.

Zagco Jumping Jacks
Outside of the football community, this is the best unknown secret BSU Football has going...Zagco jumping jacks Stadium Expansion as of 3.21.08...ho hum

Two Back in the shotgun, leads to a flare pattern by the running backs and this opens up in the middle of the field, evident in the next photo, where Pettis makes an easy catch. Nicely developed and executed play.

Towards the end of practice, notice the shadows on the field.
#26 Kaiserman on the shotgun sweep.....that the defenses stretches out.

Spring Scrimmage Comments ( at least while the beer is wearing off from the Lousville throttling)

I will say only this.....these pics are from the stands and under the watchful eye of the security gestapo ( moniker due to past run-ins).
1.That being said, the sun was out but so was the wind.
2.Minimal flags for a first scrimmage. Titus got called for a flag for pushing off, and initially I thought that was so obvious. He was running a fade and while Titus came back to push the DB, Titus should have continued running and the ball would have been on target. Misjudged to say the least.
3.Minimal fisticuffs.
4.The tempo was okay, nothing special in my eyes, not like the coaches were acting like drill sergeants or anything. I was maybe expecting more of a pace, I guess.
5.The majority, maybe 85% of the snaps were from the shotgun or Q. I was somewhat surprised when the QB was actually under center.
I6.f you remember the Wyoming offense where it was somewhat of a hurry-up offense, then after quickly lining up, the whole set of skilled position players would look up at the coaching staff for the next play. I know this is by designed ( and could be the wave of the future for the up and coming offenses) but I think the defenses will eventually catch on. This is type of style did appear to be working however.
6. Only one cheap shot, but a very minor one, where a unknown d-lineman sacked the QB, and knocked him down. I will add the video.
7. I am not ready to give Kellen Moore the job yet. Bush did not do so badly. Here are the stats
Lomax and Coughlin each started their first series with a fumble. Couglin look to under throw the ball, but some of that was the wind.
8. The hurry up offense should be here to stay as well as the spread look. The spread is the new "west coast offense", in my eyes. As for the hurry up offense, this is not a fad and I am sure the Broncos will run this at some key times to get into rhythm later on during the season.
10. Towards the end of the scrimmage, the offensive coaches were very excited about a certain TD pass from Lomax to a King. Coaches were high fiving all around ......
11. Loudest cheer might have been when the punter actually did not do a roll out kick- Aussie style- and kicked 40 plus yards to the 10 yard line. The fans could hear the coaches yelling "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie ( as in Australian Rules Football)" when the roll out punt was next up on the docket.
12.The kicking game needs to some help nonetheless. Kicking in the wind on field goals and kickoffs, as well as the snaps looks as if they need work. This is why it is spring practice.
14. #41 did not play a lot but made for a long touchdown run late in the scrimmage.
15. Avery did not suit up but gave a big high five to #41, after he scored on the long run.
16 If Kaiserman is #26, he made some nifty runs.
17. Martin has arrived, angrily in some people's eyes. I will upload some pics but it seem that it took at least a few tacklers to gang tackle #22.
18. Man, that new press box is amazing.
19. Looking back, #41 got a big cheer on the long td run as well as Titus running a reverse. This was late in the scrimmage, with coughlin leading the way on reverse. Not much of a gain but some shifty moves by Titus.
20. Th arrival of the Q offense was showed a few times, even with a full back in the backfield. The FB was commonly lined up next to the QB at 3 yrds deep.

Will continue on comments once the beer wears off, from the BSU slaughter on the hardwood.

live blog of spring practice 3.21.08

above 340 stretching...yippeee...some guy is bellyaching about that fans are not here to watch them stretch....He sounded like Prater but could not confirm

before practice

here is live blog you have been waiting pics

lil bit of a line at 315pm, gates opened 5 minute slater

Spring Scrimmage 3.21.08

The pics above is from an unknown site to the author, which has info on the stadium expansion...if you need your fix, here is the stadium webcam link

1. The scrimmage is more like a practice than the Blue and Orange game....set your expectations correctly.
2. Start time 3:30p
3. As of this morning, no live feed will be available to non-attendees. Trying to get to start angling with the Athletic Department, but JT Ray feels that is losing battle, at this point. The Letter of Intent day had success, not sure why the lack of a media feed online is not a positive thing but I am sure they have their reasons. Trade Secrets getting leaked might be the big reason.
4. Parking- last year, it was not a problem in the lot on the east side of the stadium( as far as parking tickets), but there should be a fair crowd this year. I expect last year's will be bigger since the bandwagon shocks were getting a lot of use due to the Fiesta Bowl victory
5. weather- cloudy with a high if 48...dress appropriately. Thankfully the Blue Orange Game, next month, is usually more sunny.

Feel free to add your on thoughts!
Here a few videos from FORSEYFANN11 that might get you in the right frame of mind

Boise State Defense 200804:01

Boise State Football 2008 (Offense)04:38