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  1. In 1987, LSU Football OL Coach Jeff Grimes signed out of high school, with UTEP. On that coaching staff was Andy Reid (Now the KC Chiefs HC), Reid was the OL Coach, and Dirk Koetter ( Now the HC of the Tampa Bay Bucs), Koetter was the OC at UTEP. The head coach at UTEP, from 1986-88, Bob Stull. In 1971–1974, Bob was the OL Coach at Kent St. In 1970-72, on the roster at Kent St, nick saban. From 73-74, nick was a GA at Kent.
  2. Chiefs coach Andy Reid praises LSU OC Matt Canada on ‘Mike and Mike’ Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is a fan of new LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Alex Hickey @bigahickey New LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada has a big fan in Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Reid, a guest on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio show Thursday morning, was talking about how much football has evolved since the famed 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants that put the league in the national spotlight. Reid thinks shifts are a huge part of that evolution, especially at the college level. And he says Canada is a master of that craft. In response to co-host Mike Golic’s observation that Canada “does an unbelievable variety of formations and motions to run basic plays” after seeing Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl, Reid had this to say: The kid you’re talking about, Coach Canada, does a phenomenal job of moving people around and running the same play from a gazillion different motions and shifts. That’s what makes it exciting. From an offensive side, if you can spread it out and make the defense cover, it puts a lot of pressure on defensive players and it takes away from the blitz game. Canada — a 45-year-old “kid” — was the signature hire of Ed Orgeron’s first offseason as LSU’s head coach. His Pitt offense averaged 42.3 points and 447.5 yards per game this season. Reid’s praise doesn’t come cheap. Despite occasional criticism of his in-game strategy in crucial postseason moments, Reid’s respected X’s and O’s knowledge on offense has kept him employed as an NFL head coach with the Eagles and Chiefs since 1999.
  3. More on Canada, from Booger.. Matt Canada's 'mad scientist' ways loomed large for LSU in Florida, Auburn wins, Booger McFarland says Advocate staff report Oct 18, 2017 - 10:32 am Offensive coordinator Matt Canada had a reputation of being an innovative play-caller when he arrived at LSU this year, and he's earned a new moniker after the Tigers' past two wins. "I think the thing that we've learned about Matt Canada so far is this year: He's kind of like a mad scientist," ESPN analyst and former LSU standout Booger McFarland said on 'Off the Bench' with Jordy Culotta and T-Bob Hebert on ESPN 104.5 FM on Wednesday. "He's going to probe and mix some formulas." McFarland said against Florida, Canada used the jet sweep as a key offensive staple. Against Auburn, it was the play-action and deep passes that gave the opposing defense fits. "He's always trying different things," McFarland said. "And once he finds something that works or finds a potion that works, you can see him to start to kinda [say]: 'Oh, I got something now. Let me build off of that.' " McFarland's comments came after back-to-back wins over Florida and Auburn pumped new life into LSU's season. The Tigers hit their low point after a homecoming loss to Troy. The most recent victory over then No. 10 Auburn came after the Tigers trailed 20-0 in the first half, but held the opposition scoreless in the second half for a 27-23 victory. "It's never going to be perfect, but you just want the guys to go fight, go compete, don't give in. And I thought that was the biggest factor for the offense," McFarland said.
  4. 1. Notre Dame 2. Auburn 3. La Tech 4. Utah State 5. UCLA 6. Michigan State 7. Virginia 8. Florida State 9. Oklahoma State 10. Iowa
  5. Both LSU and Pitt returned the same number of starters on their offense (6). Pitt has the #1 QB coming out of high school in Max Browne, playing. Max transferred to Pitt from USC. Graduated from USC then took the transfer. Yes Sir Watson, Conner the RB and Peterman the QB were big losses. When your two wins of the season are Youngstown St and Rice. Losses to Ok St, Penn St, Ga Tech, NC State and Syracuse,not good. They still got more ball to play, lets see how they finish.
  6. Just found this one... Mel Kiper: LSU’s DJ Chark could be top senior receiver in 2018 NFL Draft LSU receiver DJ Chark is moving up Mel Kiper's Big Board. Sean Gardner/Getty Images Alex Hickey @bigahickey Posted 1 day ago ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. is a DJ Chark believer. In the wake of Chark’s 5-catch, 150-yard performance against Auburn, the senior is quickly making his way up Kiper’s famous Big Board. Kiper lists Chark as his top prospect on the rise, saying that it is even conceivable that he could end up being the top senior wide receiver in next year’s draft. That doesn’t necessarily equate to Chark being the first receiver taken — that’s contingent on what juniors declare — but Kiper sees him as a legitimate talent. LSU has had poor quarterback play since Chark has been in school, but he’s a dynamic receiver/returner who could be better in the NFL than he has been in college… He’s a big-play threat, and I like the way he creates separation late in his routes. I’d like to see him consistently high-point the ball, so he’s not a perfect prospect. He also lost a fumble against Auburn. Chark could end up being the top senior receiver in this 2018 class. I have him as a Day 2 pick at this point, and he could move up if he tests well. As Kiper noted, Chark is proving himself a dual-threat as a punt returner. His 75-yard punt return for a touchdown against Auburn was his second such score this season, and it brought Chark into one of the most elite clubs in LSU history. He joined Kevin Faulk as the only Tigers with rushing, receiving and return touchdowns of at least 75 yards in their careers. “It’s a big honor,” Chark said of being associated with Faulk. “I’m not a big statistic guy so I don’t look into it too much. But just to know my name is somewhere near a great like that is a good feeling.” Chark ranks second in the SEC in receiving yards per game as well as yards per catch. His 76.4 yards per game ranks behind Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown’s average of 113, while his 24.3 yards per catch trails only Missouri junior Emanuel Hall’s 28.8-yard average.
  7. DJ is moving up the draft ranks. What he has done this year, taken over a game. I said last year, some of the WR, didn't play their height, didn't high point the ball, didn't get out of jams. DJ is doing everything right. He was thought to be in the top 10 as for WR. Somewhere around the 7 or 8th position in the draft. He keeps playing this way, the sky is the limit, he can do too many things too well. Still got games to play, but fun to watch is stock go up.
  8. I posted this in another thread..
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  10. Canada left Pitt to come to LSU. Pitts record? 2-5. They have beat Youngstown St and Rice, that's it. Pitt is missing Canada's offense. Last year, Pitt's offense averaged 40.9 ppg. this year, 23.3 ppg.
  11. Gage has to be one, that played a game. He and Guice both had 71 yards rushing. Gage averaged 35.5 ypr. He has 3 catches for 28 yards and a TD. THe big thing was the downing of a punt on the 3 yard line. He also had 3 tackles on special teams. He played a game.
  12. A tale of two halfs? 23 points, in the first half, 0 in the second. 290 total yards in the first, 64 in the 2nd. 159 passing yards, then 6 in the second half. 13 first downs, 4 in the second half. Stidham completed only 9 passes for the entire game, his lowest of the season.
  13. Love the area there. Creede, Co. is 4 1/2 hours away. My Aunt and Uncle ran a campground there, on the Rio Grande River, yep, that's where it starts. Oh, in Denver, there is a Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. Enjoy the trip.
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