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    Cajuns backup quarterback Jalen Nixon didn't have luck going for it against South Alabama.



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    Default Re: Hudspeth: UL must 'reevaluate' short-yardage plan

    Here is a plan, get Jordan Wright the ball in short yardage situations or throw to the TE. Bam! Problem solved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    Here is a plan, get Jordan Wright the ball in short yardage situations or throw to the TE. Bam! Problem solved.
    We threw the ball to the TE on fourth and short against Boise without success. Of course the ball was thrown in the flat vs beyond the sticks.

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    Default Re: Hudspeth: UL must 'reevaluate' short-yardage plan

    Nixon is going to waste on the wrong side of the ball.


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    Nixon is an adequate passer in the right system. Using him in playaction, option and rollout packages can take advantage of his skills but you have to have the threat of throwing when he's in there. Hud is right and I've screamed it for a year now but everybody knows exactly what's coming when he's in the wildcat which is a run up the gut. You have to be able to throw with him and in particular, to the TE who is also forgotten in our offense. These things would open up short yardage so much more. Hopefully Hud is finally seeing this and adjusts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    We threw the ball to the TE on fourth and short against Boise without success. Of course the ball was thrown in the flat vs beyond the sticks.
    Threw a playaction screen last weekend too. It looked good but the DB made a nice play on it. That's what we need to attempt more. Misdirection. Everybody is keyed up for Eli and will continue to be that way if he keeps having a lot of success. We finally started some sprint outs last weekend trying to get Calais and Eli outside and it worked. We need much more of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewsCopy View Post
    Cajuns backup quarterback Jalen Nixon didn't have luck going for it against South Alabama.

    Reevaluate is code word for...more Nixon playing time.

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    Fourth and a yard or less, you have a big running qb named Jennings, no need to outthink yourself or your opponent with tricks. You choose to run him quick qb sneak, or the Prophet, or a quick slant.


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    Fourth and a yard or less, you have a big running qb named Jennings, no need to outthink yourself or your opponent with tricks. You choose to run him quick qb sneak, or the Prophet, or a quick slant.
    Exactly! Bringing in Nixon does nothing for our offense, everyone knows what is coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronCajun View Post
    Exactly! Bringing in Nixon does nothing for our offense, everyone knows what is coming.
    Exactly.

    No way a simple zone read with Jennings and Eli doesn't get you the first down. You just have to actually let the QB read the darn play, and for some coaches that is a sin.

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    Default Re: Hudspeth: UL must 'reevaluate' short-yardage plan

    What happened to Nixon actually playing some at RB instead of QB?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCajun View Post
    What happened to Nixon actually playing some at RB instead of QB?
    That was scrapped when we lost a few QBs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronCajun View Post
    Exactly! Bringing in Nixon does nothing for our offense, everyone knows what is coming.
    The risk of throwing off the rhythm of the o-line and causing a false start or bad snap is much, MUCH greater than any advantage that is gained from inserting Nixon in as QB in the middle of a drive.

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    Harbaugh damn near won a national championship by running the ball and force feeding tight ends. TE is under utilized universally in college football. It has been said, over and over, we need to use the tight end position better. Especially if you're going to attempt to stretch the field horizontally with screens and swings. Keeping the linebackers worried about the middle of the field is a no brainer.


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    Default Re: Hudspeth: UL must 'reevaluate' short-yardage plan

    "Reevaluate" after a WIN, is a rare commodity.


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    4th and 1, should be under center...Don't understand UL not doing more of that...1 yard vs 3 or 4 out of the gun....4th (or 3rd) and 2, go with the gun.


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    Turn to that page, rip it out. Rip it up. Evaluation complete.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fanof71 View Post
    4th and 1, should be under center...Don't understand UL not doing more of that...1 yard vs 3 or 4 out of the gun....4th (or 3rd) and 2, go with the gun.
    Even our victory formation is in the gun, so this will not happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axg8750 View Post
    The risk of throwing off the rhythm of the o-line and causing a false start or bad snap is much, MUCH greater than any advantage that is gained from inserting Nixon in as QB in the middle of a drive.
    How does having Nixon in there throw off the rhythm of the O-Line. Playcalling is coming from the sideline and he has nothing to do with their tempo and blocking schemes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    How does having Nixon in there throw off the rhythm of the O-Line. Playcalling is coming from the sideline and he has nothing to do with their tempo and blocking schemes.
    Sidelines call the play but they don't CALL the play.

    Cadences matter.

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