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"dtra" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Look great. Twelve point four eight dot one twenty two passer rating nine to one touchdown interception ratio. But let's not forget if you watch that stanford game late. He was dealing with a shoulder injury. It was to his throwing side. I think that might play a role in this game but if asu is smart they load the box. Try to stop the run. Make ddr prove that once again he can beat someone through the air especially if he's a little bit dinged up with With his throwing arm. I mean i think that's what every team should be doing when they take on. Ucla you can make them one dimensional given the inefficiency we've seen from dr from down to down standpoint. I know he's been great in terms of landing the big play but i'm not sure that kind of approach is going to allow them to have a ton of offensive success when you get into conference play teams. That are more familiar with you. As you mentioned you put a little bit more on tape and the interesting part about pain. How dare you say it's his throwing shoulder an interview. He gave to to brew and illustrated. He said it was his non throwing shoulder and that was all he had to say about that. Particular topic have a feeling. We're going to get a pretty good indication early on in this game whether it's his accuracy from the pocket or his willingness to run the football how healthy is against arizona. State like you mentioned hasn't lived up to expectations in terms of being that dominant unit. Given what they've done on the recruiting front on knowing that they haven't exactly face the most daunting schedule of opposing offenses. That'll be the ultimate question. Tr's obviously tough as nails. He's mobile he's gonna wanna run even tried running after the injury against stanford so he nicked it up and then on the final possession. There is a run outside where he's trying to stiff arm and defender with his left. The defender lands on his body. All the pressure goes onto his right shoulder and you see him trying to shake it out. He steps off the field. Ucla runs one more. Play with the backup quarterback in chip. Let's the clock run all the way down. Then he calls timeout. Dtra comes back in throws one more pass for a touchdown. But that's the last. We saw them right. The game was over at that point so he really just through one meaningful pass after. It looked like the shoulder was was really injured now. Smart of him to obviously come out and back. Yeah non-issue right. It wasn't even the throwing shoulder but at the end of the dame. Asu has phil if she has taped they're going to go back and see them that actually to his throwing shoulder so partly. Why think this game Has come off the four and we're watching it. Come off the three and a half a little bit this morning as well but something to think about. If you're betting this game yeah clearly. One factor in all of those particular elements a game. That'll get a ton of attention. Being the preeminent late night degenerates special on national tv for these two teams to try and make a statement and lay claim to being the team to beat in the pac twelve south speaking of laying claim to being a team to be a massive clash of the titans. Taking place saturday afternoon in tuscaloosa alabama a two touchdown plus favored is the welcome in the lane. Train and undefeated ole miss rebels. When you look at alabama this total i should say also the largest on the board seventy nine and a half at fan do sportsbook alabama. They come into this game on. An eighteen game win streak. Sixteen of those eighteen wins all have been by double digits. Ten of their last thirteen victories. Those games have been decided by twenty eight plus points. But we've seen ole miss offensively really push bama in previous meetings. Ole miss comes in with a little bit of extra time to prepare for this particular contest and lane has not shied away for heaping Fused praise on his former boss. In nick sabin pain. When i look at these two offenses is too big. A leap of faith to say ole miss is much more efficient and dynamic unit lease through a limited sample size so far.
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"dtra" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"It's ucla world. Greg wanna chip. Kelly fired so did ireland now. He's the greatest thing that's ever walked. The planet and ucla is going to win the height. Chardonnays going to win the heisman trophy and chip. Kelly is going to the college football player. I'm the only way. What does it win. The heisman is if wins it he. I don't know about that one. I can't go there i loved. Etr you know part partly. I don't know if. I told you the snot john but i partied with. Ddr's dad's girlfriend if you can follow that down in costa rica you've larded with dtra's dad's girlfriend and She says really. Great kids. On the way i like him. I think this is a real game. Ucla's in this came in. i think for fresno state is better than people think. When this game. I was scheduled. Ucla starts favored by twenty three and a half. Now it's down to eleven. And i'm not sure i wouldn't take fresno state i took i. I made a mythical money bet on fresno state. But i think. Ucla win the game and On the other side trojans minus eight at washington state and you know what. i think. We're going to start talking about here on monday. The dante williams effect that would be the worst possible thing for you and other. Us dante williams. That half that dante would say williams but the last time that happened. Clay helton took over as interim sarkat drunk. They fired him was or was he. Did he replace lane. I can't remember who came first. And then he replaced lane. No i think it's the other way around. I think lane was first and then sark right or was it the other way around no i. I'm pretty sure coach. Oh came after lane after ain't got fired in the lane interviewed sart so when lane got fired and clay came in and ran off a bunch of wins. Then they said oh. Let's just give him a permanent job. If dante williams runs off a bunch of wins we already know how that school thinks. Zero percent chance zero. Everybody said about zero percent chance that dante williams bought clay the dante williams effect. This year. what do you got the dante williams effect if nothing against this guy. I hope he does. Well yeah why. Do you not like dante williams. Because i think it'd be very bad for you. If he got the permanent job. I think there is zero. Chance he will get the permanent job market back and listen to any show did back when lane got fired and they gave it to clay. You would have said the exact same thing about clay. Not even code and get the job. He had a great run coach. Clay had never been a head coach and gave him the usc job if williams runs the table. You don't think he'll be a candidate zero. I'm not a candidate. He's zero chance of getting the job. There would be an there. Would people will go crazy. Us fans would go crazy if they gave the even even if he wins out from here. And i think there's there's i think. Us's got so much talent and you often get a burst out of an interim coach. Dante williams effect. I think is real. We'll be talking about it next week. Here after they blow out washington state schedule favorable. That game at notre dame in. October looks tough. But i think dante williams even if he wins. Let's see there's ten twelve games. On the season. They played to win the pac twelve championship game and the rose bowl think even if he wins the next twelve games. He is not the head coach at usc. That's crazy yes he is yes he is if he if he goes if he goes to the rose bowl or if he goes to the college football playoff no. He's absolutely getting that job. I don't i think it's going to be very tough. If you're not oregon to get to the college football playoff that's because ucla's going. Oh i forgot. ucla is gone. No i i honestly think so. Who do you want to give you a genie in a bottle and you can pick the coach who you take I think i am going. I struggle with this john. The guys i like our mario cristobal. Who had orwell from the daily news says is their first choice. And eric b enemy. I think it's a. I think it'd be terrible move. I think it'd be a great move. The other thing is. Do you know about eric. Pm history when yeah. I know there's there's something yeah. I know there's something some dui's and stuff like that. I don't think it's a dui. I think it was some other stuff there. I mean there's issues but when he was very young right. But kim carol fault. There's some female issues there. Carol full look the other way on that. he's a young guy. He was a young guy when all this stuff went down. I know very young but they have a female president. I mean the guy was. The guy was twenty and stuff. Well i'm just saying that's a tough sell in this world where everybody is looking to cancel everybody the incidence. Go back to nineteen ninety three right. He was banned from the colorado campus. Where he was a star running back right right nineteen ninety-three. There's one incident of speeding. There's one it's at some point you've got to say all right. We're we're ready to move beyond this stuff. This stuff happened literally twenty years ago. More literally twenty years ago. Yeah i mean. I just don't know i. I wouldn't hire him because he's never been a head coaching. Usc desperately needs to get the. I think nfl ties are really really valuable. I think players love the fact that my coach actually knows how to get to the nfl. The enemy does. Do we know if eric b enemy even calls the plays in kansas city. We know i. Don i mean i. I don't know the specifics that we know is the offensive coordinator. Learned at the hands of andy reid right well. This is the same thing when romeo cornell and got a head coaching job in in cleveland. Everybody said well. He's learning at the hands of bill belichick except that belichick was calling all the defensive plays at least in the case of lane and sark. They were calling. All the plays and pete took care of the defense. Pete carroll took care of the defense. I was you know carl durrell was named the head coach when he was an offensive coordinator for rick. New heisel when rick was calling all the plays. So here's the thing about Working with andy. Reid look at his tree john. Harbaugh doug peterson ron rivera. Sean mcdermott who's now buffalo matinee..
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"dtra" Discussed on Pushing the Odds with Matt Perrault
"Good teams put up a lot of points and particularly some non power teams putting it to some power conference teams. Jake haters in washington transfer Playing quarterback for fresno state through three games. He's got more than a thousand yards and eleven total touchdowns. I just love watching this business. Offense go to work and ucla last year. There are secondary was better than it had been the year before in twenty nineteen. They were downright nightmare gave up. I believe more than thirty touchdowns with five interceptions just absolutely miserable that year and they were a little bit better last year but had some bad games to to end the year As far as efficiency goes to get some takeaways. And that's important. And i think those takeaways are really going to determine this game. The latest line i saw on this was around eleven in. Ucla's favor. and i think i would. I'd be looking pretty strongly at fresno state covering that. I do think. Ucla's offense has looked Very good this year very fun with dtra dorian thompson robinson But i do think fresno state's gonna keep this game close or at the worst they're gonna score late and just make sure. Ucla has to play a full sixty minutes to get that. When i'm with you. I this screams trap game to me. This is getting all hype. And you're got a road trip to stanford coming up the next game and then arizona state arizona washington oregon that four game stretch. It's going to be huge and then at utah. After that. But i think fresno may put a big scare and ucla this coming weekend. I it's a late game so we have time to wait and watch how the day goes put. I'm with you. i think that. Ucla team should be on opposite alert. Coming up here. I like that fresno team a lot. David good stuff takes time appreciate coming on. Yeah thanks so much grabbed me. Look forward to talking again as david kenyon. He's the national college football writer for bleacher report at kenyon nine thousand nine hundred underscore be are to follow him on twitter. Look i'm with a lot of those picks. And look i think oklahoma is gonna absolutely eviscerate nebraska. I haven't that yet. i want twenty one. I'm hoping maybe some husker's come in that line. Come down to twenty one. I don't like the twenty two. I'd prefer the twenty one there. I've already bet. Cincinnati minus three and a half. I bet that last night. I think they're gonna smoke indiana. I think that that line is way too low cincinnati that might be disrespect. I dunno indian is not good defensively in cincinnati. Defense is really really good michael. Panic is really not good at all through two games so far in particular. That game against iowa threw three interceptions. I disagree with him about. Byu i i think. Byu's in trouble. Here i think arizona state the lines three and a half. I wouldn't take that. I don't mean maybe it's a hard fought game but i think arizona state wins that game by a touchdown their defense is going to be the reason why and i love fading teams when they come off. Gigantic emotional victories. Beating your archrival at home. How do you get back up again for arizona state. I know the ranked. But there's no heat. Byu's not going to the pac twelve. You always going to the big twelve. So there's nothing really. There i think arizona state's coming in for rochas their owen to against the spread as well. I think it was good due to have a big game. I like the sandals a lot lay in three and a half there on the road at byu. And then i haven't met yet. I'm gonna watch that penn state auburn game. But but i'm with them i. I'm not bonex on the road against that environment. no thanks. I want no part of that more to come here. Pushing the odds. You're listening to pushing the odds on the sports map radio network powered by o'reilly auto parts and rocket mortgage live from las vegas.
"dtra" Discussed on Comeback Szn
"Quarterback that threw it the truth about backwards this week. Well they're yukon quarterback. No no no no no no i just know vanderbilt. No no no no. It was in a big game. We were all watching quarterback was about to get hit and he just flung it that way. Max johnson oh god that's literally patrick. Mahomes somehow didn't get an fell. I've never seen likely. He threw a backwards. Like from the line of scrimmage he literally was turned around backwards and threw it behind his back. I know we talked about that game the other day. But i just gotta keep going a little further on doors iran because the man walked into pasadena rosebowl looked up at ucla. Fan and said bring you on your shirt and then went out there and put and just got drilled selling. This team was softer than ucla. After he said bring astle scored ucla scored when we were recording to make it. Thirty eight twenty one or whatever. Whatever it was was discussing the like both like alex. You just decided like yukon to stop trying. Ucla's first touchdown was a seventy five yard tied in cut at the fifty. He shared the tackle at the fifty and then he had to tie in with two guys to beat. He just runs right through. There was the softest lsu football team. It's incredibly soft. And they were putting up some ted. I forget his name. There's a guy on twitter that looks at film and he's like ball film analysis on twitter. Aiko tweeted them he showed some plays. Ucla's offensive line was doing the lsu and again we have to look at this. This is packed. Twelve first. Sec yeah that's not sec. Supposed to win in the trenches. They're every single time hack that. Ucla team or ran through them rant. Well that's that's what chip. Kelly is kind of a sleeping giant secrets he. He focuses on run game. I really wrote them off. Same with mike. Novell last year of brandon didn't know well first of all i have to go back. I was the first one. Ucla oh boy hi. You were not. I knew that was months ago. Rob it even. Dtra gotta watch out months ago. I said they were gonna july twenty nine posted that clip. But i said. I mean we'll have to go back you pointing at your hair now that you've got an angry. I don't know how many minutes we've been recording. But i knew it was coming thirty only if there. Oh that's actually pretty good. We're doing great. Yeah we know. I'm saying we usually fight way before. Then oh that was a friendly. Well yeah brennan. I prayed and screamed. playcalling scream about something. That's please these fucking morons on twitter. That do not understand what we're saying about targeting. Drive me crazy first of all and we don't need to talk about ole miss louisville. 'cause it was an absolute blow out for. I mean we'll talk about it for a little bit but not for very long macro looked awesome lane. Kiffin wasn't there. Oh and also remind me that we need to talk about brian. kelly talking about execution. You simply can't do that Well i know what the joe joe he meant. He's actually kim bad joke. He's never told a player viral moment. I'm happy said kill the player kidd j. durkin homeless defense coordinator cry. Almost threat. didn't want to all time like. Dj oregon is really. I mean he wasn't at the practice but like he's just sliding under the radar when i originally earnings name on the broadcast i was like what no okay. We're we're going to get back to execution. Yes we'll get back. Yeah right down execution. There were four targeting calls in the first half of miss louisville one of them being a really dangerous hit on mackerel by two of the louisville defenders that was absolutely militias tanker. Okay so but the first one that was called it was i mean. We talked about this ad nauseam when a often player lowers the crown of his helmet and the defensive player is going in for a tackle. Yes it is know helmet-to-helmet contact i understand that but the intent was not there as a dirty play so i tweet. I said when. I made it all dramatic because i'm a dramatic person like let's face the consequences of intent. Most of the people were rational. Like yes like something needs to change. I had so many people being like well. Yeah the intent is to tackle. I was like well. They're still tears to that. Because hello if you watch the nba. They have different tiers for flagrant fouls depending on how you foul the person so why and we have talked about it on this podcast so much why not have different levels of targeting because one of the like i said the targeting corral or against micro absolutely malicious intent was a dirty play. If you don't use the word intent us dirty play then. There are also instances which a lot of the former former football players and professional. Football players are coming out talking about it saying like i would literally called ninety nine percent for targeting if that's what targeting is because a defensive player does not know how the offensive player is going to lean into a tackle and if you object those guys because the offensive player also lowers the crown of his helmet like. That's the same thing as a militias. Hit like what are we talking about. I hate twitter so much. I okay so a yes. I agree with you and this is not an argument worth having because they absolutely need to implement in the nba. There's fouls and their flagrant fouls there should be targeting there's levels of flavors to be targeting in flagrant targeting targeting. Get messed up. You hit him where you shouldn't hit him. Fifteen yard penalty. Keep playing kid. Don't do that again. Flagrant targeting you fucking. We're trying to hurt this guy. You were trying hurt yourself. You were doing something stupid. You gotta go sit this one out. Fine i'm almost to the point. Where the the twitter bitching about targeting is much worse than the actual targeting time. There's a targeting. We just erupted these arguments. I yes. I do agree with that. I think last night was just so ridiculous because it happened. So many times and martha about the ohio state minnesota targeting. The other day is you. You could go on the letter of the law and say was it. Targeting wasn't not mean you argued. i think it was. It wasn't looking at jack right now. But ultimately.
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"Their first date and it was so. They're really bad at this maze. Hey yeah i don't know. I think it will was just like trying to delay having the conversation about boyfriend girlfriend like oh no. that's not. don't go over there and we're not there yet. just keep turning. Maybe if we run around long enough. Don't cancel the date. I just think if you're having conversations with someone but you are falling for them about how much you care about them and how your feelings are growing and yet you refuse to define the relationship. That's a red flag. So here's the thing like. I don't think in general that it should be encouraged. It'd be like oh well. We're going to be boyfriend girlfriend after three weeks or anything like that but i do think saying those things implies that you're out of place where you would be ready for that and so then it's weird when he's not. I am only trying to factor in and this could be wildly off. But i'm only wondering with english. Being his second language. If falling may not have the same weight as generally you would assume it is falling in love. i am falling in love with this person Which seems pretty serious. Would say usually your you know. Dtra a lot earlier than you saying. You are falling in love with someone but for for will english being a second language. I'm wondering if it's like not an exact translation or whatever. The case may be i think that more than likely it is. And he knows what he's saying But that's like the point. One percent that i am also acknowledging that it may be slightly off there because i don't really understand the hesitation. Yeah i definitely. I'll give him that grain of salt all do that. But i also just feel like it's the most twenty-three-year-old thing in the world cures like okay. I'll take this. I'll take these crumbs that grain of salt. I will take it. The one that we're giving will that is. I will accept that as well. I want enough grains of salt to have a. I get through a year. I will have four grains of salt. That sounds.
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"And we didn't even talk about his backup and chase griffin. Who came in and filled in admirably. When missed some time. Last year's well. I actually like him better. I think he has a much better pocket presence. He's a much better thrower of the football. He's just an actual quarterback and we've kind of talked off air todd via taxed about some of the recruits that come out of nevada. There's just not a lot of competition there. It's really hard to gauge talent. Who's the other kids dame's anybody who's the other quarterback program here worth a damn. Who's the. I always forget his name and he's he was down here with miami's got martell. Yeah yeah tape mortell. So i mean he was the same thing right like this priced. Five-star kid out nevada. They don't really play anybody. So it's it's tough to kind of figure out how it's going to translate to the next level. Dtra's been better obviously than that. But you know when you look the schedule. There's some opportunity to start quick here. I mean the lsu game is going to be interesting last year. We we kind of knew that trend where you would think teams with the game under their belt. That are up to game speed. Do a little bit better than teams. That don't have that game under their belt but it looked like having the ability to have something on film actually played bigger dividends because teams that Got to see something on film actually played pretty well in those games. But you'll have that situation early in the season where. Ucla has a game under its belt. And why but they're playing lsu and week two which will be their first game you. Can finagle the schedule to where you start foreign. Potentially and then you you'll bruised arizona state unless something happens program. Wise there you're gonna crush arizona. Washington oregon and utah as those three really. I mean that's a gauntlet there but then you end with colorado. You make the trip to usc your your your arrival. There could be right. Some issues there with usc at that point in the season if clay helton and gang aren't playing to a standard that a and boosters think should be happening and then you end the year with cal. So i mean there's there's potential here for for ucla to have a really good season build upon that and then in a twenty twenty two recruiting class where we're hearing teams might not take full classes based upon all they have on the current roster with the added years. You could see. Ucla really have a decent recruiting class by taking in more kids so this is a big year for ucla right. This is kind of the year for chip. Kelly would be like. Hey this is what we wanna look like now. We just need more talent but you see the groundwork spin laid to our potential. These are the offensive systems. We wanna run now. So it's really interesting i think. Ucla has the potential under chip kelly to be a little bit of a sleeping giant and a potential thorn in the side to two teams. Like usc in oregon. Maybe there's no doubt that it's a bowl or bus but of course that's reflected in the win total knowing that it sits at seven. Take eight four to try and be able to cash over a decade. But i do think a rosier outlook in the rose bowl should be expected this fall for the team wearing baby blue and gold six teams pain broken down as extensively and as eloquently as we know how to do in these parts to be consistent with our board brand when you look at the rest of the league. I think there is a lot of question marks going on all over the place colorado. I was going to be optimistic about beforehand. Sam noyer transfers out. It's temper some of that enthusiasm but an extremely dynamic running game so teams. That can't stop the run. I think colorado will have some success but that may be one of the toughest jobs in the league to try and maintain some consistency washington state. Nick role of each finally gets a chance to implement his schemes One of the more truncated off seasons as well when he made the move from hawaii to the mainland. I we'll see who wins the quarterback battle there. If it's gene delory. I saw enough to like out of him to think that offense can kind of take off especially when you integrate player. Like max borghese back into the fold. Who missed the better part of last season. So they'll have a dynamic running game there as well oregon state pain and other team that we've talked about in greater with the last couple of years. Yeah hey look. I'm a huge jonathan. Jonathan smith fan. The issue being is that they still haven't figured out that winning football games means not only. Do you have to outscore your opponent but somewhere along the way for that to be possible. You have to get stops. And i think oregon state's gonna play lot of track meets this year when you look at their quarterback situation a bit on settled in that regard him. You can't just rinse and repeat to replace a running back into caliber. Jomar jefferson but defensively. I think they have a long way to go. And that season opener against purdue scoreboard. Operator's better be ready to go spring practice the right way and a team that we've talked about ingred detail here that i think we've made a number of times would be cal off but cows team known for playing close games three of their four games last year all decided by single digits. I mean they haven't created a lot of big plays offensively actually going three and out on forty two percent of their offensive possessions and it's a pretty dubious distinction when you've rank a last in yards per play for four consecutive seasons in the conference defensively. They've lost a little bit and we talked about tim. To ruder being gone. We'll see if justin wilcox can retain that. But i think it's a real muddled mess after the six teams that we broke down pretty extensively. Yeah no doubt about it and when you look at the bottom. Feeders there stamford. I will say this. There's some sharp money on the stanford over at three and a half. I did not join that party. But it's it's interesting to see how far stanford has fallen arizona. An absolute mess right now. Their win total is about two point. Seven when you factor in juice were a little bit lower than that projected and more and more like two point one so there is some value there in that under i mean basically. Northern state are northern arizona. Rather is is the one game where they're going to be favored and and there's a lot of turmoil they're going on right now. So that's interesting. You mentioned some of those teams at the top with washington state cow colorado and oregon state. There a little bit more interesting. There's a little bit more hope for those teams. But when it comes to stanford arizona probably two teams that do have some value on their windows. Based upon some of the money that i've seen come into the market. And i think this is a league where you're gonna get the bottom feeders. Raising their level of play having a chance to pull off the upset. We know from a overall conference standpoint weather can play a major role when you're talking about the arizona schools not being accustomed to going into colder climates in the pacific northwest especially late in the year. So we'll keep tabs on exactly how the bottom of this league beat each other up. Which team can rise up and really provide. A potential surprising crashed the back half of the ball distinction but didn't think that any of those other teams warranted deep dives breakdown. So we've gone a little bit longer on sixteen league essentially and i would be absolutely stunned conference champion or even a division champion for that matter. emerged from the teams. That we didn't do a deeper dive into but all that being said pain when we look at the landscape of the pac twelve and we try and identify the perfect way to invest to keep you fully emerged in a pillow soft west coast conference college football where you think we should be looking to try and find a best bet There was a couple of ways to go about this. And i think the one that we both agreed on which made sense was was going over on utah. They're eight and a half wins now. This is going to be predicated again on charlie brewer and how large felipe that offensive line can make but it was really really positive..
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"Dtra's never had a passer rating above sixty one with pressure. So hopefully the game slows down for him. The real positive here is that you would think he isn't as pressured as much this season. Ut ucla's offensive line. They're gonna return all five guys including two tackles that we think compliance on days. It was an online last year that when it had quarterback behind it. That got the ball out on time. Quarterbacks did pretty well. Right i mean. Dt are still runs himself into some tax but basically when the ball came out on time. Ucla's offensive line allowed a pressure rate below twenty three percent. They also did well opening up lanes in the ground game. Top forty in line yards. Ucla to me out wide has some nice weapons as well. Kyle phillips might be the best slot receiver in the pac twelve. You have greg dosage. I mean he is a nightmare at tight end. I don't know who can cover them. Only kyle pits was a better downfield tight end last season than dosage. Only three other power five tight ends with. At least twenty five receptions had more yards per outrun than dosage. The other tight end mike. Martinez is an absolute animal. But i think. Ucla when i look at their roster when i do some reading and poke around for some information they're still looking for the reliable outside threat and let's see if they can find it. I'm not sure like chase. Coda and matt sykes or the solution. But we'll see cam. Brown does transfer information. 'em what i do like though is chip. Kelly telling us what he thinks of his team. I two years at ucla chipper in a slow offense relatively speaking. You can't run a million plays when you're out manned and don't have the horses last season that tempo increased and with basically everyone but felt back on offense. I think we see an even faster pace the season and to me a coach will tell you what he thinks of his team and i think that's a pretty big indictment of of what chip kelly thinks of his offense at least and i think he's got reason to be excited. Not only about his offense and what he brings back this year but a defensive team all that really improved last season. They jumped Their overall by one point two seven yards per play on defense tied with toledo for the biggest jump year over year. Ten eleven starters return but you do lose all pac twelve performer and osa. And i'm not even gonna try and pronounce this game. So i apologize the ucla football fan. You know what. I'm talking about when when you look at. Ucla defensively their biggest issue was trying to slow down teams. That could actually throw the forward pass where they ranked one hundred fourteenth when you begin to assess ucla's defense. Are you optimistic. There trending in the right direction and you could see mark improvement from that group along with an offense that we have i- expectations for this season like what. Ucla chose to do defense with last season i it was just so chip kelly in the sense that him being an analytics guy. He's new defense. Couldn't hold up down to down so he wanted to be really aggressive and chip knows he doesn't have the top defensive talent to win down to down so ucla was like. Hey we're just gonna be feast or famine. Defense played super aggressive fifty-one percent bullets rate seven ties in the country but the four to five allowed. Ucla to prevent big plays also so basically ucla wanted to create chaos. Around the line of scrimmage and and and get home while playing their secondary back and if they didn't get home they weren't going to give up the big play they're like hey you can feast on the short intermediate stuff be efficient down down. Try to take it on us. You know twelve thirteen fourteen place and so it's always good to see coaches. Choose to do things that make sense when you look at them metrically as a team as a good sign of a good coach and ensure enough chip had that right approach because ucla finishes ninety eighth in success. Rate allowed ninety ninth in line yards ninety eight than stuff right. One hundred nineteenth and rushing success rate. A lot he knew his team was going to get bullied either. Way why not create some pressure interns and people over now. The blitzes didn't get home as much as ucla would like. And that's why they're barely above average in havoc only forced eleven turnovers. But i think another year in the system. Ten guys returning. There's hope i think for a little bit more consistency with veteran group and a full off season when you're trying to project improvement it typically doesn't mean projecting a team to go from horrific to elite. Ucla was outside the top eighty defense efficiency. But i think todd a good result for this defense is a unit. That's fighting to be you know in that top fifty to sneak in there. I mean hey look. I mean we knew it was gonna take some time for chip kelly to build a program up and i have to imagine everything he went through a tumultuous stops along the way in the nfl he was going to try and find a program where patients was a virtue and ucla had been burned before it was some coaching hire. Jim moret never quite panned out. The carl durell years. They'd like to sweep under the rug but they appear to at least go. Hey look we in chip we trust and we're going to allow him to do things his way. This has to be a maker break season. They begin to show strides. And then you get some of that tailwind that can lead you into a lot more optimism going forward because we talked about at the top of the show. Usc hasn't done enough to separate themselves from the rest of the league. Arizona state may be going through a bumpy road in their own right and who knows chip was able to take a sleeping giant and build them into something. Special at oregon. Maybe i'll have that same ability with ucla. Having built up the overall depth chart slowly but surely and have the quarterback that can run his system..
Dating Post-Pandemic: How To Have the ‘DTR’ Conversation?
"Been virtually seeing someone during covid and now that we're coming out of the pandemic we're about to have more impersonal dates and i like to progress this relationship. Ford how do i have the d. tr conversation defying the relationship conversation. Coming out a it and knowing that most of our relationship has been virtual interesting. I'm so mixed on the dtra. You are very yes style. I buy personal experience. I haven't really had them that often. They've just naturally become that it got to the point where it was so obvious that it was an exclusive relationship. But it was kind of like. Oh you're my girlfriend right like we may simply been that way personally. I'm not a huge. Dt are person but if people feel the need dt are than. I think it's really coming from like. Is this going to make you feel more secure on it or like maybe the first step is like why do you need to are. Maybe that is the first question that you need to ask yourself like. Is it that you feel like you need a tr. Because that's the thing to do is that you feel insecure is that you want to like maintain kovic safeties still. 'cause i think there's nothing wrong with saying like if we're gonna like sleep together. I wanna make sure that you're not sleeping with other people. I think that's different than even dtra. I think that's just like a precaution. In a way the whole virtual to non virtual is very interesting to me very tricky. Personally i don't believe like i i might offend some people by saying this but even if you've been talking for months and months virtually i don't know if you've actually had a first date yet i think like every situation is different so maybe it will automatically translate into that but i just don't know if you can make that assumption until you do it so i would probably suggest to just have that first date not have the dt our conversation and see how it flows and then if things are just naturally like at the speed of whatever you were doing virtually venue can start to bring it up as things. Progress more in