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    Default 2018 Spring Football

    I've probably missed it but when does spring ball begin and end?

    I thought I heard Coach Klieman say that 25 guys were injured and needed off-season surgery (btw, holy carp!) Kind of makes a spring game unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    I've probably missed it but when does spring ball begin and end?

    I thought I heard Coach Klieman say that 25 guys were injured and needed off-season surgery (btw, holy carp!) Kind of makes a spring game unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    I've probably missed it but when does spring ball begin and end?

    I thought I heard Coach Klieman say that 25 guys were injured and needed off-season surgery (btw, holy carp!) Kind of makes a spring game unlikely.
    25 needing surgery seems like a lot but I'm pretty sure in the past it hasn't been a stretch to say they've held 25 or more guys out of spring ball (especially the spring game) due to injuries, normal wear-and-tear of 15 games every year, or just because some of the older guys have seen so many reps already there wasn't much for them to gain in the spring. I'm sure they'll do the offense vs defense thing again so they really only need around 25-30 guys on each side of the ball to have a 1s and 2s for each plus some special teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Chaos View Post
    25 needing surgery seems like a lot but I'm pretty sure in the past it hasn't been a stretch to say they've held 25 or more guys out of spring ball (especially the spring game) due to injuries, normal wear-and-tear of 15 games every year, or just because some of the older guys have seen so many reps already there wasn't much for them to gain in the spring. I'm sure they'll do the offense vs defense thing again so they really only need around 25-30 guys on each side of the ball to have a 1s and 2s for each plus some special teams.
    It actually works out well for ndsu. A lot of these guys have played so many games they don't need to play in the spring game. They had a long season so they don't need the extra wear and tear. It also gives the young guys some much needed reps to show what they can do. I think it is a win win situation to improve the depth while not risking injuries to our guys who have played so many games already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    I've probably missed it but when does spring ball begin and end?

    I thought I heard Coach Klieman say that 25 guys were injured and needed off-season surgery (btw, holy carp!) Kind of makes a spring game unlikely.
    At least you will have them healthy for the fall. Ours start needing operations late summer.
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    Since the 2010 season, the Bison have played 106 football games; more than any other college team in America....... go ahead ....... google it. If they don't schedule a spring game...... really!!! Will it matter ? Meh.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcliffbison View Post
    Since the 2010 season, the Bison have played 106 football games; more than any other college team in America....... go ahead ....... google it. If they don't schedule a spring game...... really!!! Will it matter ? Meh.....
    Spring ball is really about working with the youngsters or if you are installing a new system. The seasoned vets arent going to miss much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56BISON73 View Post
    Spring ball is really about working with the youngsters or if you are installing a new system. The seasoned vets arent going to miss much.
    Pat, I agree...... spring ball (practice) is very important for the youngsters......the spring game.....not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcliffbison View Post
    Pat, I agree...... spring ball (practice) is very important for the youngsters......the spring game.....not so much.
    Summer strength and conditions is more important for Bison football for all players IMO. We have lost out majorly on winter workouts the last many years and it has showed with NDSU not dominating the 4th qtr over the last several year imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS4127 View Post
    Summer strength and conditions is more important for Bison football for all players IMO. We have lost out majorly on winter workouts the last many years and it has showed with NDSU not dominating the 4th qtr over the last several year imo.


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    Is it that winter workouts are affected or the fact that other teams are catching up? I guess I don't know the answer. But I do agree we don't have that 4th quarter edge that we use to have.

    Maybe it's more perception than actual reality since all things aren't equal. For example, in 13' it seemed like we'd crush teams in the 4th but that team was so good.

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