There is Spring Football (or a Picture is worth 1000 words)
Now that basketball is (mercifully) over, we can turn our attention to spring football. Out of a sense of self-preservation, many of you may have done this already. As we know, Narduzzi will give us next to nothing, and so we’ve been forced to turn to the science of body language in an effort to gain insight into how things are going on the South Side. My analysis in italics. Enjoy.
Regarding Linebackers: “We’ve got a bunch of young, eager guys, and a good, older guy experienced guy who’s transferred in. I thought they had a good start.” Outside of that all-league guy at Mike…they need a lot of work
On what he’s looking for out of the linebackers: “I’m looking for basic football skills, tackling, getting off blocks, alignment, assignments. That’s it right now” And when I see it consistently I’ll let you know
Editor’s Note: In an effort to calibrate our findings here is what Narduzzi was saying around this time last year. As you can see there are some pretty consistent cues. Again, my analysis in italics. (This was After spring practice #5, 2021)
Editor’s note: The following are about the young LB’s that Pat called out as needing development.
Here is this year’s video in full
Here is 2021. The first 5 mins is covid stuff so skip it.