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grv413 last won the day on February 9 2018

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About grv413

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  • Birthday 01/13/1995

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    Penn State

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  • CFBHC Career
    Maryland Terrapins (2016-2018), Penn State Nittany Lions (2019-Present)
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    New York Jets Head Coach (2016-Present)
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    2x Big Ten Champion (2019, 2020), 2x National Champion (2019, 2020)

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  1. Update: Ellison Jordan is leaving PSU. Tweeted about it this afternoon. With his injury history, I'm not terribly surprised. Hurts our depth on paper, but I'm not sure he was going to see the field anyway after reading his tweets.
  2. Continuing from before: Special Teams: Kicker: We got a transfer from VT who I believe is going to be competing for kickoffs, but I'm not entirely certain on that. I think Pinegar will be fine. Mainly because Lorig is just so much better than Galiano. Punter: Gilliken is that dude. He's one of the better punters in the NCAA and I'm not worried at all. Outlook: We absolutely need double digit wins this year and two wins against OSU/MSU/UM to continue our growth as a program. We've stagnated a bit with our results last season and it's showing with the turmoil in recruiting right now. We need the offense to show up and in a big way. We need that exciting brand of football we started in 2016, or we're going to look like a flash in the pan. Our schedule is pretty tough and our team is young, so I'm a little worried about what we're actually going to do on the field. That being said, I think we absolutely can get back on track this year, but it requires a lot of ifs. Clifford needs to come out and be pretty good. Not perfect, but he needs to limit his mistakes and let his skill players do the work. Rahne needs to improve his in-game adjustments and use our playmakers better. And our OLine needs to improve. We also need to start actually making turnovers. The number of times we fell on a fumble and miraculously lost it last season was infuriating. Notable Games: 09-27-19 | @ Maryland | - If this was a Saturday game I wouldn't care, but Friday night in College Park is a slight concern. 10-12-19 | @ Iowa | - Kinnick is a terrifying place to play. Especially at night with a young team. 10-19-19 | vs. Michigan | - Whiteout game against who I view as the best team in the East next season. We need to beat them. 10-26-19 | @ Michigan State | - The talent gap is even further apart now, we can't lay an egg against them like we have the last 2 seasons. 11-09-19 | @ Minnesota | - Minnesota is going to take a step forward next year. This could be a scary game for us. 11-23-19 | @ Ohio State | - I think OSU takes a step back next year, I don't like Day that much as a coach (granted I haven't seen a huge sample size) which makes this a game we absolutely can win. Prediction: I personally think we could land anywhere from 8 to 11 wins. 8 would be a disaster though. 9 seems most likely, but 10 and 11 are on the table. No chance we go undefeated. It's just too difficult and our team is too young. 2020 is the year we will really challenge for the B1G again and the playoffs, but we need to keep it together following this season. My best guess is we finish 9-3 with losses to UM, OSU, and Iowa and then beat someone in a bowl game for 10-3. 10-2 in the regular season is obviously the goal, would put us in a NY6 bowl and if we win that I could see us being the favorites to win the B1G in 2020.
  3. Just a note, Campbell isn't coming here next year anymore, couldn't get into the grad school, so I believe he's going to West Virginia. I'm not sure what next year is going to look like if I'm being honest. I believe this is the most talented team Franklin has had in his time here, but it is very young. I'll try to outline everything I think grouping by position. Coaching The coaching moves last year of Galiano and Corley we're clearly huge mistakes. I can't fault him too much for Corley since Corley was supposed to be the RB coach, not WR coach. But Seider coming available was an opportunity we absolutely could not turn down. He's paid huge dividends for us recruiting Florida. He got Noah Cain and John Dunmore to commit single-handedly and both could make impacts next season. Cain seems more likely, but Dunmore is really talented. I like Parker, but the jury is out on him. But as long as the wide receivers can catch, I'll be pretty happy. Galiano was a horrible hire from the start and was pretty much made entirely because of nepotism. Lorig is going to be so much better and it's not even funny. We should see an immediate improvement to our special teams. Ricky Rahne is going to have to take a step forward next season. I don't think he was nearly as bad as people have made him out to be last year, but he still needs to be better. I want to see more variation on offense and I want them to get our playmakers in space. Let's try some screens and get the ball out of Clifford's hands quick. We have the best athletes we've ever had under Franklin at WR and we have to use them. Elsewhere coaching wise I'm pretty content. I trust Rahne as a QB coach personally. Already highlighted how much I like Seider. Bowen is going places and will more than likely be our next OLine coach. He is really good and has done well with the TEs. Limegrover, I need to see some improvement. Our line last year was pretty talented, but it didn't play like it. It wasn't nasty and didn't control games like it should have. Defensively, I'm very happy with Spencer, Pry, Banks, and Smith. Offense QB: I'm not worried here. Clifford is going to have to grow into himself and there are going to be growing pains, but he's a baller just like Trace was. It's a shame Tommy left, but that's CFB these days. I think Levis will be a capable backup if Clifford goes down, but if we have to rely on Levis, the season will probably be a lost cause. Taquon Robinson is a good 3rd option, but I don't expect him to see the field barring some catastrophic injuries. Michael Johnson Jr needs a redshirt and I'm not even sure he's a long term QB (think he may transition to WR sooner or later) but he's there too. Clifford isn't the runner that Tommy or Trace was, which means we're gonna have to modify the offense a bit. He's a better passer though, so I think we'll see us go back to airing it out a bit. We need him to be more accurate than Trace was last season though. Trace's injuries really hurt his play last year and as a result our season. RB: I'm not sure how the depth chart is going to sort itself out here. Slade should be the number one guy, but I think Journey Brown could compete for carries. I think Noah Cain will get his share too. Think all three will be good and we have Devyn Ford who's enrolling this summer. I would like to see us use 2 RB sets sometimes, but I'm not sure that's going to be in our playbook much. I think this will be the first year we see more of a RBBC though. We don't have a Saquon or Miles to be the bellcow, which is actually fine. WR: Easily the biggest question mark on the offensive side of the ball imo. Hamler is about the only guarantee we have. He's going to be an animal if we actually utilize him and get the ball to him in space. Past there, I'm not sure. I don't even know how the depth chart is going to fall. Dotson is really close to a second guarantee, he was the only player catching the ball at the end of last season. He's really good in the slot too. Mac Hippenhammer and Cam Sullivan-Brown need to make the jump this year or they're going to be passed over and might lose their chance to do much of anything here. Then you have Daniel George and Justin Shorter. Shorter is finally healthy and I think he can absolutely make an impact, he was the #1 ranked receiver last year. If he stays healthy, he could be a game changer. George is still a little raw, not sure the impact he'll have. We also have Dan Chisena who's a walk on, but he can fly and I think we'll use him to take the top off the defense a couple times this season. John Dunmore is coming in and could see the field, but I'm not sure what happens there. TJ Jones was a late get for us last year and I'd be shocked if he doesn't redshirt. The success of our offense comes down to whether or not these guys can catch the ball this year. Drops killed us last season and cost us games. I'm hoping Parker can correct that and get their confidence up a bit. Tightend: If Bowers can stay healthy, we might have the best 1-2 punch in the country at tight end. Friermuth is an animal and will only get better. Bowers has always had really good pro potential, but he's been unable to stay healthy. If he can stay healthy this year, I think we'll actually see them use 2 TE sets this year. Kuntz will get used a bit, but he's still raw. Strange will more than likely redshirt. Offensive Line: Replacing three starters here which is never ideal, but we have some talented young guys who have been in the program for a little bit and aren't being relied on as early as the ones we lost. Thorpe, Menet, and Gonzo will be our interior, all three are solid players. Menet is a good athlete and was highly ranked out of high school. Thorpe is nasty, which is something we've been missing on the line, and Gonzo has a ton of experience and should be better next year. Losing Scruggs to the freak back injury (was in a car accident) hurts our depth here a bit, but Miranda is a good backup and I think Bryce Effner is a bit of a swing guy they could use inside or outside. Our tackles will probably be Rasheed Wallace and Anthony Whigan at seasons end, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see Fries in there to start. Whigan was a little small coming from Lackawanna. But we have a strong group of players here and I think they can outplay what we put on the field last year. Overall, an improvement on offense is going to be what makes or breaks our season. Our defense has some question marks in the middle, but it should be a really talented group. That means nothing without an improved offense though. Defense: Defensive Line: Not at all worried about DE. Yetur Gross-Matos is a day 1 NFL Draft pick. Shane Simmons is a solid player and is finally healthy. If Shaka Toney can make the next step (past just being a pass rusher) and Oweh is as good as advertised the DEnds are going to eat. DTackle is a question mark though. Losing Givens hurt a lot, but I think Windsor is embracing stepping up and being a leader. He's really confident. Past him though, things start to get a little shaky. PJ Mustipher is a really good player and should get a lot of time. Antonio Shelton will get rotated a lot. Past there it gets a little cloudy. Fred Hansard had a rough last year. Damion Barber is still growing into himself. Ellison Jordan and Aeneas Hawkins have been hurt. Need one of those guys to show up and be a solid second teamer. The quality of our DEs should hopefully help the DTs generate a little pressure. Linebacker: Our best linebacker group under Franklin and frankly it's not even close. Jan Johnson will probably start the year at Mike, but Ellis Brooks or Brandon Smith could have something to say about that. Sam is going to be Cam Brown all the way, with Lance Dixon taking his spot in 2020. Will will be solid with Parsons and Luketa. And I think they can use Parsons in different ways on defense to have him make plays. He was learning the position last year and there's no Koa in front of him this year. They need to let him loose. Secondary: Cornerback we are golden. TCF is a day 1-2 NFL draft pick and John Reid is back and fully healthy. Donovan Johnson is great in the slot, and we have a bunch of good young guys ready to compete. Trent Gordon and DJ Brown will battle for the 4th spot. Safety is a little scarier. Garrett Taylor is entrenched into the one starting spot, but there's a question mark on who starts next to him. I love Jaquon Brisker (juco recruit from Lackawanna) but he's not joining the team until fall camp, which is a negative. Not sure when he'll be ready. Wade flirted with the portal, but it seems like someone lit a fire under him and he wants to compete this year, but I'll believe it when I see it. Sutherland is a good young player as well and will see the field a lot. Tyler Rudolph is a freshman who could see time in a pinch, but I think they'll try to preserve his redshirt.
  4. Do you have a second to talk about our lord and savior Franklin Riggins?

    1. Jumbo


      F R A N K T H E T A N K

    2. TazerMan
    3. Ape


      No only Megablox

  5. I would like: Offense: 15 > 15 Defense: 13 + 2 > 15 Special Teams: 10 +1 > 11 Clock Management: 10 -1 > 9 Discipline: 10 -1 > 9 Youth Management: 14 +1 >15 Will add coaching feat in a subsequent post shortly.
  6. I personally loved our draft and hated everyone else's. Especially the Bills, Dolphins, and Patriots.
  7. Very happy we finally had a choice in the players we wanted at this pick. Never thought he would be available at 16, very happy with the selection!
  8. In Italy, will respond to scheduling requests tonight when I get a chance. Will be back 5/15. 

  9. Welcome to the organization @SyndaKyt!
  10. Mine is super duper original and you guys will never guess it. G = First letter of my first name R = First letter of my middle name V = First letter of my last name 4 = The number I wore in youth sports 13 = My original number/my birthday (1/13)
  11. Dillon Sneed is that dude. I love him. He’s playing really well. Disappointed I don’t have enough talent around him yet.
  12. Base starting skills Offense: 15 Defense: 13 Special Teams: 10 Clock Mgmt: 10 Discipline: 10 Youth Mgmt: 14 CFBHC Career: Maryland Terrapins (2016-2018), Penn State Nittany Lions (2019-Present) NFLHC Career: New York Jets Head Coach (2016-Present), Achievements: 2x Big Ten Champion (2019, 2020), 2x National Champion (2019, 2020) Breakdown: (Off/Def/ST/Clock/Disc./Youth) 2016 Adjustments: +4/0/0/-1/-1/0 Traits after 2016: 14/10/10/9/9/10 2017 Adjustments: 0/+4/0/-1/-1/0 Traits after 2017: 14/14/10/8/8/10 2018 Adjustments: 0/0/0/-1/-1/+4 Traits after 2018: 14/14/10/7/7/14 2019 Adjustments: 0/0/-1/+2/+2/+1 Traits after 2019: 14/14/9/9/9/13 2020 Adjustments: +1/0/+2/-1/-1/+1 Traits after 2020: 15/14/11/8/8/14 2021 Adjustments: 0/-1/-1/+2/+2/0 Traits after 2021: 15/13/10/10/10/14 d
  13. Hey sorry guys, I've been away on vacation the past week or so. Will have last week and this week's imperialism up sometime soon.

    1. npklemm
    2. smackemz


      Did you get us gifts?

  14. I'm not even sure what this slate of games was. Absolutely wild. GG @Darman
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