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Jordan Helm going from walk-on to some special teams snaps to dependable starting safety is a very wonderful story. He has a bright future as a coach if he wants to go down that path. Great man from a great family.†

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Rick said

Notables from today via SID Katrina McCormack:

  • Receiver Jefftey Joseph was the first to draw praise with a long reception during half line pass drills and five minutes later it was TJ Chase and company celebrating
  • LaJohntay Wester hauled in a 40-yard pass during 7-on-7
  • "Smoke" Romain Mungin recorded an interception during 7-on-7, which drew a chest bump from defensive coordinator Mike Stoops
  • Minutes later, Jordan Helm made a diving interception that was spectacular but drew very little fanfare, primarily because it is commonplace for the senior safety
  • Fellow safety Armani-Eli Adams had a huge pass breakup exciting the defensive sideline

Something new to the Owls' practice is announcing players to break 20 mph. Players wear a vest, that among other things, measures their speeds throughout the day. The moment a player hits the speed of 20 mph, a horn sounds and the strength coaches drop and do a regiment of pushups. On Wednesday, Je'Quan Burton became the first to break the 20 mph plateau in back-to-back practices. Wester joined the club with a route down the Atlantic Coast sideline.
Posted On: Mar 3rd 2021, 8:50 PM #400902
Roman Mungin is special player. If he was only two inches taller he would have picked his school coming out.

We saw the drop off against Southern Miss when he was out.

If he finds his hands, he can put up 5-7 ints.

The funny part about hands, is he was a really good receiver in high school.

I actually thought wideout would be his position here.
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Taggart hints at play calling duties for 2021:

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Rick said

Taggart hints at play calling duties for 2021:


Posted On: Mar 5th 2021, 12:59 PM #400934



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Rick said

Taggart hints at play calling duties for 2021:


Posted On: Mar 5th 2021, 12:59 PM #400934

Ok, let me break down how these co-OC's and run and pass game coordinators work.

First, I want to say this is all very nuanced and could look slightly different at every school.

With the evolution of offenses, it has become very prevalent to let your position coaches influence gameplans and calling plays.

People see the coordinator and automatically think that is who calls the plays; this is true, but what they do during the week in game planning is just as important.

The CO OC's basically have more influence in the game planning.

For example, Ed Warriner, the offensive line coach is also the run game coordinator, might bring 10-15 running plays, personnel groupings, and formations for those plays he loves for an opponent based on what he sees on film and his line's strengths.

This goes the same for Micheal Johnson Sr., who is factoring in what his QB does well and so on.

Obviously, coach Taggart is overseeing all of it.

During the game, it is a bit more clouded. Still, there are situations where Warriner could tell Taggart that the weak side linebacker has cheated inside on our last two third downs that are between 6 and 9 yards (those analysts you always hear about look for and chart that stuff), so Warriner might tell Taggart an outside zone run to the weak side might catch them.

This is probably an oversimplification, but it is the gist.

As I said, it is different at every school.

For example, Jeff Scott and Tony Elliot would rotate calling plays at Clemson when they went on tempo.

The next play was already in by the time the ref blew the whistle from the previous play.


The biggest difference this season is the amount of experience the other coordinators have.



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Notables from Saturday March 6th's session via SID Katrina McCormack:

  • Jordan Merrell caught an over the shoulder 40-yard pass that looked like it was placed into the palms of his hands
  • On the next play, Lajohntay Wester was led into the end zone on a touchdown pass play. He celebrated by running through, in slalom course fashion, the station set up for the linemen used as simulated blockers (what looks like overturned trash cans)
  • In what would later be deemed the play of the day, Jonny Ford showed his "Motor" Singletary moves by breaking tackles, changing directions and ultimately finding the end zone 50 yards down field
  • Javion Posey used similar moves for a 20-yard run the next play. Then Kelvin Dean, Jr. and Tyrek Tisdale combined for back-to-back positive plays
  • The defense was not willing to be out done with linebacker Eddie Williams recording an interception
  • In a later drill, Posey found Aaron Young in a crowded right end zone corner with Young making a great catch, and on the following play, Posey hit a wide open Jefftey Joseph in the left corner for a score
  • Offensive lineman Desmond Noel may have had the biggest hit of the day. It was certainly loud enough that his side of the ball celebrated as if it was a score
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And then there was this as well…

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I've only watched Ford play on tv, but he is definitely electric. I still hope we will field a functioning QB
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So is Tisdale back at RB? Again? His best value at this point is probably coming on special teams coverage nonetheless.†

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JakeElman said

Rick said

Notables from Saturday March 6th's session via SID Katrina McCormack:

  • Jordan Merrell caught an over the shoulder 40-yard pass that looked like it was placed into the palms of his hands
  • On the next play, Lajohntay Wester was led into the end zone on a touchdown pass play. He celebrated by running through, in slalom course fashion, the station set up for the linemen used as simulated blockers (what looks like overturned trash cans)
  • In what would later be deemed the play of the day, Jonny Ford showed his "Motor" Singletary moves by breaking tackles, changing directions and ultimately finding the end zone 50 yards down field
  • Javion Posey used similar moves for a 20-yard run the next play. Then Kelvin Dean, Jr. and Tyrek Tisdale combined for back-to-back positive plays
  • The defense was not willing to be out done with linebacker Eddie Williams recording an interception
  • In a later drill, Posey found Aaron Young in a crowded right end zone corner with Young making a great catch, and on the following play, Posey hit a wide open Jefftey Joseph in the left corner for a score
  • Offensive lineman Desmond Noel may have had the biggest hit of the day. It was certainly loud enough that his side of the ball celebrated as if it was a score

Posted On: Mar 6th 2021, 11:03 PM #400962



So is Tisdale back at RB? Again? His best value at this point is probably coming on special teams coverage nonetheless.†
Posted On: Mar 7th 2021, 11:37 AM #400965


Sounds like Posey is improving as a passer this spring. Back to back corner throws for TDs? Thatís a sign of #Growth and potential C-USA POY darkhorse candidate type stuff†
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