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ALLVOL

What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« on: August 03, 2018, 02:50:37 pm »

Just curious on y'alls take. I love the guy and will always be a fan. I think y'all hit a homerun with him.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 02:53:29 pm »

Well he and Caldwell have upgraded our defensive recruiting like we haven’t seen before. If he can get this defense playing with some grit and our back 7 on par, we will be a force. Loving the hire so far.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 02:59:27 pm »

going to wait until I see what his defense does first
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 03:02:46 pm »

I love havin' Chief on board. Like others, I see him and Caldwell working together again as almost the Holy Grail of College Defense.

I get the feeling that Coach Chavis has PLENTY of fire in his guts, and is carryin' just a tinge of an edge of resentment towards any that think otherwise. I think he just might be out to prove some people wrong.

I LOVE how Coach Morris is supporting him, too. That support thing is a two-way street. Coach Morris is supporting Chief's take on defensive talent on the recruiting trail. Coach Chavis is going to reward Coach Morris with a hellacious defense, and it ain't gonna take long for it to show up, either.

I just love this entire staff. Coach Morris is proving it in recruiting, and I think he's already proved it in staff building. I see no reason to doubt his other coaching abilities. Nor Coach Chavis' either, when he is actually given the reigns and fully supported in doing his thing.

We are going to be a VERY big story in college sports in the not-too-distant future.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 03:11:17 pm »

Am hoping for a nice improvement over the what we have seen the past few years. If someone with his experience can't get this defense on the right track then I don't know who can.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 03:15:26 pm »

How could he not be an upgrade over what was previously up there? 

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 03:30:13 pm »

Still too early to tell, but if the recruiting results are any indication, look out!

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 03:46:46 pm »

going to wait until I see what his defense does first
this, I'm hopeful, but until they play some games, its all just speculation.

How could he not be an upgrade over what was previously up there? 

and, of course, this

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 03:54:08 pm »

Still too early to tell, but if the recruiting results are any indication, look out!
Exactly, recruiting seems to be on the rise from day one, however my personal feeling is he underachieved at A&M so I have some slight skepticism.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 04:00:24 pm »

I like the guy.  His defensive staff is killing it in recruiting and we will no longer be cellar dwellers on defense.  At worst, I think we will be middle of the pack in the SEC.  Now, I don't think we will have an LSU like defense until he gets those type of recruits in here - if even then - but if we have an exceptionally dynamic offense and solid, if not spectacular defense, we will win a lot of games and position ourselves to maybe step up once again to the higher tier of the SEC over the next few years.  That's good enough, especially as terrible as we have been of late.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 04:32:40 pm »

Just curious on y'alls take. I love the guy and will always be a fan. I think y'all hit a homerun with him.

Upgrade from anyone that the last staff brought to the table, I like Caldwell better.


His recruiting and coaching when he was here with Bob has been missed.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 04:42:25 pm »

This can be summed up by:

      "We will wait to get run over patiently"

                            v.

"We will attack and force them to work to run us over"



Obviously the waiting to get run over thing didn't work. So obviously try something new.

ALLVOL

Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 05:28:28 pm »

I love havin' Chief on board. Like others, I see him and Caldwell working together again as almost the Holy Grail of College Defense.

I get the feeling that Coach Chavis has PLENTY of fire in his guts, and is carryin' just a tinge of an edge of resentment towards any that think otherwise. I think he just might be out to prove some people wrong.

I LOVE how Coach Morris is supporting him, too. That support thing is a two-way street. Coach Morris is supporting Chief's take on defensive talent on the recruiting trail. Coach Chavis is going to reward Coach Morris with a hellacious defense, and it ain't gonna take long for it to show up, either.

I just love this entire staff. Coach Morris is proving it in recruiting, and I think he's already proved it in staff building. I see no reason to doubt his other coaching abilities. Nor Coach Chavis' either, when he is actually given the reigns and fully supported in doing his thing.

We are going to be a VERY big story in college sports in the not-too-distant future.
I think you're spot on about the fire he has left. If UT can't have him then I'm glad he's a Hog.

ALLVOL

Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 05:29:26 pm »

Oh and remember the fools who for some reason said he can't recruit? So many idiots in the world.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 05:34:27 pm »

Let's see how this turns out on the field. 

It's a wonderful development that so much enthusiasm surrounds the Arkansas Razorback football program once again but let's see the product on the field before we collectively pee all over ourselves. 

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2018, 05:42:25 pm »

Well he and Caldwell have upgraded our defensive recruiting like we haven’t seen before. If he can get this defense playing with some grit and our back 7 on par, we will be a force. Loving the hire so far.

 This... I hope he makes Barrett Sallee admit that he was wrong.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2018, 05:43:30 pm »

Oh and remember the fools who for some reason said he can't recruit? So many idiots in the world.

 Yeah.... No fire in the belly. LOL.!!

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2018, 06:12:43 pm »

  I'm so happy about his hiring that I just spent too much money buying tickets to watch the defensive improvement.
   I expect offensive improvement to take awhile, but I went to the spring game and Chief, his def. coaches, and players were fired up!  I'm afraid I may have what the young folks call a "man crush" on Chief.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2018, 06:38:13 pm »

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2018, 07:00:40 pm »

If somebody suggests an old man is too old to do it anymore, look out.  Chief is poed.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2018, 07:31:30 pm »

Just curious on y'alls take. I love the guy and will always be a fan. I think y'all hit a homerun with him.

I'm going to enjoy the more aggressive, attacking style of scheme. If we get better coverage in the Secondary, we may really have something. But here is his record at A&M, the year before he arrived and what he produced the following 3 seasons. Time will tell what we are going to have.

Texas A&M Defense 2014 (Pre-Chavis)
Total Defense: #102 at 450.8 YPG
Run Defense: #109 at 216 YPG
Pass Defense: #80 at 234.8 YPG
Team Sacks: 36
Team TFL: 76
Team Fumb Gained: 8
Team INT’s Made: 5

Texas A&M Defense 2015 (Chavis)
Total Defense: #51 at 380 YPG
Run Defense: #107 at 213.7 YPG
Pass Defense: #4 at 166.3 YPG
Team Sacks: 34
Team TFL: 111
Team Fumb Gained: 7
Team INT’s Made: 11

Texas A&M Defense 2016 (Chavis)
Total Defense: #90 at 441.8 YPG
Run Defense: #80 at 191.8 YPG
Pass Defense: #91 at 250.0 YPG
Team Sacks: 39
Team TFL: 111
Team Fumb Gained: 12
Team INT’s Made: 12

Texas A&M Defense 2017 (Chavis)
Total Defense: #78 at 408.5 YPG
Run Defense: #70 at 170.8 YPG
Pass Defense: #85 at 237.6 YPG
Team Sacks: 43
Team TFL: 89
Team Fumb Gained: 12
Team INT’s Made: 10

www.ncaa.org

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2018, 07:36:56 pm »

MuskogeeHogFan,

On closer inspection, the 2016 and 2017 stats don't look all that good after 2015.  And 2015 gets a bump due to the #4 ranked pass D (which is pretty damn good), but the rest of the stats that year don't just knock one over.  However, to be fair, Chavis at A&M with Sumlin probably wasn't the best fit...   
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2018, 07:43:01 pm »

MuskogeeHogFan,

On closer inspection, the 2016 and 2017 stats don't look all that good after 2015.  And 2015 gets a bump due to the #4 ranked pass D (which is pretty damn good), but the rest of the stats that year don't just knock one over.  However, to be fair, Chavis at A&M with Sumlin probably wasn't the best fit...   

A few things are for certain, he increased the pressure up front (increased Sacks and TFL) and his defense as a whole, gave the ball back to the offense more often than his predecessor.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2018, 09:13:53 pm »

Just curious on y'alls take. I love the guy and will always be a fan. I think y'all hit a homerun with him.

I think Chavis still has some fire left in his belly, I really think Texas A&M was a bad marriage all the way around for him, IMO I don't see how any self respecting man could be apart of that crotch grabbing society they run over there, gives me the creeps,,,,,,  :puke:

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2018, 09:26:21 pm »

Just curious on y'alls take. I love the guy and will always be a fan. I think y'all hit a homerun with him.

I'll get back to you in late October.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2018, 09:38:30 pm »

If somebody suggests an old man is too old to do it anymore, look out.  Chief is poed.

I'm picking up what you're laying down, man.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2018, 10:08:10 pm »

I'll wait until he makes a tackle
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2018, 10:24:55 pm »

Let's see how this turns out on the field. 

It's a wonderful development that so much enthusiasm surrounds the Arkansas Razorback football program once again but let's see the product on the field before we collectively pee all over ourselves. 



I think Coach Chavis is po'd enough after so many people were saying he was over the hill, and after the bad marriage at Texas A&M, that he'll be so mad at every team in the SEC that he'll  start wiping out Klingons around Uranus.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2018, 10:27:42 pm »

I'm worried about stopping the run, as that's what A&M struggled with when Chavis was DC there.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2018, 10:47:48 pm »

Well for one thing he hasn't coach the game yet.

These are my thoughts
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2018, 10:53:03 pm »

Well for one thing he hasn't coach the game yet.

These are my thoughts

That was deep, man.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2018, 12:37:42 am »

I think Chavis is gonna workout great.  I believe the attacking style will work great.  I believe folks are ready to see what pressure on the QB looks like.  We weretold we'd see it before and we never did.  I think it's different this time.  We might not even see as much pressure this season unless Chavis feels he has good enough DEs to do it.  Id love to see Agim and Gerald at ends collapsing the pocket every play.  But, ideally only way theyd do that is if they felt guys behind them were strong enough to spell them when they got tired.   Depth still an issue. 

The way we are recruiting defense ,i think everyone has no doubts about Chavis at all.  I love that chavis got the band back together when he hired Caldwell.  Thats a deadly duo right there.  I like that chavis and morris talk about what can work, whats given chavis the most trouble over the years. I like that Morris uses his opportunity to pick the mind of one the greatest DCs in football.  It will only make morris better.

I will hold off any negative about his coaching same as i will Morris.i will say that i think folks are gonna realize very quickly that we had a lot of talent on this team.  We just didn't get to see it.....but we will!
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2018, 03:03:07 am »

When you give a Professional Coach the freedom to do his thing, with an assistant that has proven to work hand in hand with him, you have a recipe for success. Coach Morris appears to have given the reins to Chief and support in recruiting. I can't wait for the next few years! 8)
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2018, 05:02:28 am »

Last time Chavis and Caldwell worked together they were both at Tennessee, and winning championships.

They work very well together. I expect great things for our defense.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2018, 06:21:48 am »

From everything I've heard he has the fire in his belly again. I think that stems from two things: being at Arkansas where he has a virtual blank canvass to build a defense in his image; and he's back with his buddy Caldwell.

Much like the offense, I'm giving Chief some latitude until he has a full complement of his players, and from the way he's recruiting monsters on the D line that will happen sooner rather than later.

I consider it a success this year if the defense merely pressures the QB and gives up maybe 5 points a game less (although with the style of offense I don't think it is a real comparison to last year so I'm still thinking about that). Regardless, it should be obvious if we're showing progress and improvement. Very excited to see what happens.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2018, 06:48:21 am »

I liked Rhodes a lot until I saw the worst defense in Northwest Arkansas since the second day at Pea Ridge.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2018, 06:58:18 am »

so far, he is great.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2018, 07:14:15 am »

I liked Rhodes a lot until I saw the worst defense in Northwest Arkansas since the second day at Pea Ridge.

Luckily everything was “easily correctable”

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2018, 07:17:13 am »

I'm going to enjoy the more aggressive, attacking style of scheme. If we get better coverage in the Secondary, we may really have something. But here is his record at A&M, the year before he arrived and what he produced the following 3 seasons. Time will tell what we are going to have.

Texas A&M Defense 2014 (Pre-Chavis)
Total Defense: #102 at 450.8 YPG
Run Defense: #109 at 216 YPG
Pass Defense: #80 at 234.8 YPG
Team Sacks: 36
Team TFL: 76
Team Fumb Gained: 8
Team INT’s Made: 5

Texas A&M Defense 2015 (Chavis)
Total Defense: #51 at 380 YPG
Run Defense: #107 at 213.7 YPG
Pass Defense: #4 at 166.3 YPG
Team Sacks: 34
Team TFL: 111
Team Fumb Gained: 7
Team INT’s Made: 11

Texas A&M Defense 2016 (Chavis)
Total Defense: #90 at 441.8 YPG
Run Defense: #80 at 191.8 YPG
Pass Defense: #91 at 250.0 YPG
Team Sacks: 39
Team TFL: 111
Team Fumb Gained: 12
Team INT’s Made: 12

Texas A&M Defense 2017 (Chavis)
Total Defense: #78 at 408.5 YPG
Run Defense: #70 at 170.8 YPG
Pass Defense: #85 at 237.6 YPG
Team Sacks: 43
Team TFL: 89
Team Fumb Gained: 12
Team INT’s Made: 10

www.ncaa.org
I don't know what happened at TAMU. I've watched Chavis for a long time and myself and other UT fans knew something wasn't right. If a HC will leave him alone and let him run the D like Fulmer did and Miles did (until towards the end) his defense will be very good.
And when I say leave him alone I'm not just talking about schematically. But allowing him free range with his defensive staff as well.
And if you like aggressive defense then you will love him. And yes his scheme is to apply pressure and make the offense execute flawlessly which does cause turnover.
Now with aggressive defenses there's a gamble and sometime you get beat (which is where the goober UT fans started the 3rd and Chavis). But more often than not it pays off.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2018, 08:18:51 am »

I don't know what happened at TAMU. I've watched Chavis for a long time and myself and other UT fans knew something wasn't right. If a HC will leave him alone and let him run the D like Fulmer did and Miles did (until towards the end) his defense will be very good.
And when I say leave him alone I'm not just talking about schematically. But allowing him free range with his defensive staff as well.
And if you like aggressive defense then you will love him. And yes his scheme is to apply pressure and make the offense execute flawlessly which does cause turnover.
Now with aggressive defenses there's a gamble and sometime you get beat (which is where the goober UT fans started the 3rd and Chavis). But more often than not it pays off.

I think that what happened to Chavis at A&M was their lack of pass defense the last two seasons. The 2015 season was more indicative of Chavis-like passing defense numbers from during the time that he was at LSU. In Chavis's first season at A&M (2015) he retained the Secondary Coach (Terry Joseph) from the previous DC. Joseph stayed through the 2016 season, took a job at Notre Dame and was replaced by Ron Cooper in 2017. Cooper is now with the Hogs.

Despite dialed-up pressure on opposing QB's up front, A&M went from allowing 166.3 passing YPG in 2015 to 250 YPG in 2016 and then to 237.6 YPG in 2017. I don't think that it was for a lack of talent. Now I can see where having to play 2 freshmen and 2 sophomores last season might have had some effect on the results produced last season, but what about 2016?

Pass defense is the area where Chavis needs to insure that we play much better. I think we have the pieces in place to apply far more pressure up front  this season, but he also needs to have our Secondary ready to be able play efficiently or we may fall victim to big plays again.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2018, 08:47:24 am »

going to wait until I see what his defense does first

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2018, 09:15:25 am »

I don't know what happened at TAMU. But Coach Chavis has too much pedigree in defense for me to believe there weren't mitigating factors.

Frankly, I'm pumped.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2018, 09:26:06 am »

I think that what happened to Chavis at A&M was their lack of pass defense the last two seasons. The 2015 season was more indicative of Chavis-like passing defense numbers from during the time that he was at LSU. In Chavis's first season at A&M (2015) he retained the Secondary Coach (Terry Joseph) from the previous DC. Joseph stayed through the 2016 season, took a job at Notre Dame and was replaced by Ron Cooper in 2017. Cooper is now with the Hogs.

Despite dialed-up pressure on opposing QB's up front, A&M went from allowing 166.3 passing YPG in 2015 to 250 YPG in 2016 and then to 237.6 YPG in 2017. I don't think that it was for a lack of talent. Now I can see where having to play 2 freshmen and 2 sophomores last season might have had some effect on the results produced last season, but what about 2016?

Pass defense is the area where Chavis needs to insure that we play much better. I think we have the pieces in place to apply far more pressure up front  this season, but he also needs to have our Secondary ready to be able play efficiently or we may fall victim to big plays again.
I think there were things going on behind the scene that was affecting things at TAMU.
I think that what happened to Chavis at A&M was their lack of pass defense the last two seasons. The 2015 season was more indicative of Chavis-like passing defense numbers from during the time that he was at LSU. In Chavis's first season at A&M (2015) he retained the Secondary Coach (Terry Joseph) from the previous DC. Joseph stayed through the 2016 season, took a job at Notre Dame and was replaced by Ron Cooper in 2017. Cooper is now with the Hogs.

Despite dialed-up pressure on opposing QB's up front, A&M went from allowing 166.3 passing YPG in 2015 to 250 YPG in 2016 and then to 237.6 YPG in 2017. I don't think that it was for a lack of talent. Now I can see where having to play 2 freshmen and 2 sophomores last season might have had some effect on the results produced last season, but what about 2016?

Pass defense is the area where Chavis needs to insure that we play much better. I think we have the pieces in place to apply far more pressure up front  this season, but he also needs to have our Secondary ready to be able play efficiently or we may fall victim to big plays again.
I think it's obvious that there were things going on behind the scene at TAMU.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2018, 09:44:06 am »

I think there were things going on behind the scene that was affecting things at TAMU. I think it's obvious that there were things going on behind the scene at TAMU.

You know, I'm not sure either but I think it is maybe too easy to blame results on hidden events about which, we can only speculate. All I know for certain is that the numbers up front on defense pretty much improved each year while the numbers in the back-end became a lot worse in 2016 and 2017.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2018, 09:51:11 am »

Wait and see approach isn't a good answer when asked how you feel so far....

So far, I think he has exceeded expectations but recruiting is really all we have to go on.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2018, 10:05:38 am »

You know, I'm not sure either but I think it is maybe too easy to blame results on hidden events about which, we can only speculate. All I know for certain is that the numbers up front on defense pretty much improved each year while the numbers in the back-end became a lot worse in 2016 and 2017.
I would tend to agree about not taking behind the scene stuff serious if we didn't have a HUGE amount of data to go from.
Now his aggressive style will give up some big plays, all aggressive defenses do as it's a numbers game. The more you come after the more chances of blown coverage, miscommunication or hell just a player tripping on their own feet. But it works a damn sight more than it fails. Some of my idiot UT fans only remember the few plays given up and forget the scores of plays blown up by his defense.

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2018, 10:06:35 am »

Wait and see approach isn't a good answer when asked how you feel so far....

So far, I think he has exceeded expectations but recruiting is really all we have to go on.
And remember. Some really "smart" people on here said he can't/won't recruit... lol
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2018, 10:11:44 am »

The best think to happen to Arkansas Football on the Defensive side of the ball in memory.
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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2018, 10:57:21 am »

If somebody suggests an old man is too old to do it anymore, look out.  Chief is poed.

LOL..!!! No fire in the belly... Running on empty... Ready for the barn...

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Re: What's y'alls thoughts on Chief so far?
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2018, 11:00:24 am »


I'm hoping that working with CM helps modernize his D.  With todays offenses I don't think you can just run what you ran in 1998.  I've heard CM say 'there's always a weakness in a defense'  If chief can lean on CM some to help modernize what he needs to do combined with his amazing defensive knowledge then chief might hit another home run while on the hill.  A home run being chief is recognized as one of the top 2 or 3 current DC in the SEC.  Historically he is but he wants to be on the list today.
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