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Post by Aggiefever » October 21st, 2019, 10:40 pm

I know that there have already been a lot of threads on what is wrong with the offense, but I think that one of the biggest differences from last year to this year is Ficklin. This is not to put down Aliafua because I don’t know anything about blocking techniques or strategy so I can’t say how good (or bad) of a job he is doing, but I remember a lot of times last year that as soon as a play was over, Ficklin was already on the ball before the ball was even placed and was almost taking the ball out of the refs hands to start the next play. I also remember a lot of times when one of our guys scored, he was one of the the first ones to congratulate him in the end zone. I think his attitude and non stop motor kind of helped to kickstart the offense.



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Re: Ficklin

Post by USU78 » October 21st, 2019, 10:54 pm

Don't underestimate the cerebral and leadership qualities Quinn brought to bear, either. Of all the 2018 graduates, his is the loss that hurts worst.


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Re: Ficklin

Post by Roy McAvoy » October 21st, 2019, 11:02 pm

I, too, agree with the idea that a huge part of our problems have to do with Ficklin.



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Re: Ficklin

Post by QuackAttackAggie » October 21st, 2019, 11:03 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 11:02 pm
I, too, agree with the idea that a huge part of our problems have to do with Ficklin.
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Re: Ficklin

Post by LKGates » October 21st, 2019, 11:20 pm

We've been blessed with a couple of really athletic, disciplined, and very smart guys at center. Before Ficklin, there was Tyler Larsen. Offensive linemen have to be smart and disciplined, and centers have to be the keystone. You've got to have a great center for everything to work.
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Re: Ficklin

Post by aggies22 » October 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am

Austin Stephens was very good also. When he verbally committed he flat out said that a big reason he chose Utah State was to have the opportunity to learn from Tyler Larsen for a year.



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Re: Ficklin

Post by Sl7vk » October 22nd, 2019, 7:59 am

Tickling was so damned funny too.
Bringing the wagon wheel to Provo was a waste of gas, was my favorite.
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Re: Ficklin

Post by newblueaggie » October 22nd, 2019, 8:18 am

USU78 wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 10:54 pm
Don't underestimate the cerebral and leadership qualities Quinn brought to bear, either. Of all the 2018 graduates, his is the loss that hurts worst.
His hustle was huge, but you're right. That kid has great football instincts and was really smart. He didn't get Offensive MVP for no reason last season. If I remember right he never once gave up a sack, either.
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Re: Ficklin

Post by UStateTim » October 22nd, 2019, 8:59 am

I do think losing Koch has been underrated in the assessment of the offense. Our offense has been off since he went out against San Diego St. Maybe it’s a coincidence but I think there’s a correlation
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Re: Ficklin

Post by Gretsch » October 22nd, 2019, 10:18 am


Sl7vk wrote:Tickling was so damned funny too.
I too like tickling.

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Re: Ficklin

Post by Aglicious » October 22nd, 2019, 10:59 am

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 11:03 pm
Roy McAvoy wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 11:02 pm
I, too, agree with the idea that a huge part of our problems have to do with Ficklin.
:rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:
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Re: Ficklin

Post by bigbluebaby » October 24th, 2019, 1:52 pm

I have been thinking all season how bad we miss Ficklin.

We were on the sidelines for the BYU-P game and were standing there watching Ficklin tearing into the whole line in the team line meeting about how not to give those pieces of s*** and inch and playing with Pride, all while we were up like 35-7 or something.
Farmer just let him go, why mess with motivation perfection.
The dude was a serious leader on that line.
I was so fired up after that speech I almost ran out on the field.

When that game ended he let out a yell so loud I thought someone had been shot....

But you look at the bad snaps and all the injuries and guys rolling through the line, it is scary to think how good we could be with a leader like him and some continuity on the field on the line.

Hopefully we can get a few guys back..
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Re: Ficklin

Post by aggies22 » October 24th, 2019, 2:08 pm

UStateTim wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 8:59 am
I do think losing Koch has been underrated in the assessment of the offense. Our offense has been off since he went out against San Diego St. Maybe it’s a coincidence but I think there’s a correlation
I have to agree. Anytime you lose a starter, it's going to hurt. Rarely is a backup as good as the starter. The dude is a starter for a reason, because he is better.
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