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Published: Saturday, Sept. 24 2011 7:32 p.m. MDT

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ViperGuy
Farside of The Moon, UT

Amy, I enjoyed your article. But let us further dissect the failed first 2 (two) 2 (two) Fremont drives. I am sorry but the offensive play calling is insane! "Run from the Gun" Mimnaugh called for so many plays from the "gun" with only 5 blocking lineman and a compliment of receivers with nothing more then average speed? Fremont OT's were loosing the battle with the Davis DE's over and over. The first 2 Fremont drives resulted in nothing! The O Coordinator cannot tap-cane around the gridiron and blindly follow the play-card. I hope and pray Coach B will reign in on the less then optimal play calling from his man in the booth as Fremont cannot prepare for post season like this.

Red Zone play calling was just not to be believed especially from a squad that has the key elements to score on most drives. Fremont must change its configuration if there is any hope of post season success. Ya it was a win, yet another flawed one at that. FG????? when will we fix that?

apexhunter
HOOPER, UT

I was surprised to see a Davis team that was not nearly as capable as their reputation suggested. I had viewed some online film of Davis and what I saw in person was a bit different. Fremont looked great on defense, the D line was especially quick most notably Hollingsworth at tackle. This kid is 2nd fastest on the team and his new lowered stance was expressive as was his buzz saw thru the offense. What is very obvious to me is the double teaming and triple teaming that teams must accomplish in order to keep #31 contained. No wonder Vigil looks as good as he does, he owes a great debt of gratitude to his tackle on the other side for being double teamed most of the game.

I do not see Fremont matching up again with Davis this year. And I sure hope that the Fremont offense can come up with better play calling especially inside the 20.

cmann
OGDEN, UT

When will you guys get a clue??? You obviously aren't very educated men. ViperGuy and apexhunter and what is bad about HS football. You have tunnel vision and do not see the big picture. Fremont is a team and not a bunch of individuals. Mims is a college football coach and does a great job. When will you give credit where credit is due. The players and great and so are the coaches.

papi_chulo
Ogden, UT

I played at Fremont when Mimnaugh was coaching there and I like the guy a lot, but I agree with ViperGuy and apexhunter on this one. Fremont would be blowing teams out in every game if the play calling by the OC was better. I know exactly where Fremont is going and what play they are running when they line up because they run the same 3 plays all game long. Then they expect the defense to bail them out in every game. They did the same thing when I was there. If Fremont switched up their offense and passed the ball more, that would open up running lanes for Vigil. If you look at it, they tried running the ball all first half and it didn't get them anywhere. In the second half they came out throwing and oh look a 65 yard bomb to Brock Smith. Then they kept passing and were able to move the ball against the Davis defense and then oh look, Vigil rushes for 108 yards and a touchdown with about 95 of those yards coming in the second half. it doesn't take a genius to figure that one out.

Pay Dirt
Kaysville, UT

I don't know why everyone falls all over that Vigil kid. He's nothing special. That tight end is the difference maker on that team. He caught everything thrown to him in the first and second half. Give the Fremont D all the credit for that win. They are responsible for 13 points on Friday.

As a Dart fan the frustration continues to grow as I watch their offense under perform against EVERYONE!

Congratulations to Fremont. They did what they had to do to win. Good luck the rest of the way.

ViperGuy
Farside of The Moon, UT

cmann...first I wonder how your comments made it past the moderator? Your comment about education I find out of bounds. Let me break it down for you cmann: The investment in time on the part of the kids is tremendous the investment in time by parents is tremendous, Fremont is a team but the strengths and weakness of the team is dynamic for the most part (cmann that means its variable and tends to change). Mimms has written out the equivalent of a Offensive Manifesto and he shows thru play calling his inflexibility to tailor the game-plan and moreover the offensive philosophy to the individual performances of his players and the weaknesses that should be exploited on the field of the opponent. ex 1: Gun 3 WR overload right, 1 WR left, 1 RB this set requires at least 3 seconds to find an open WR, when your OT is a sieve then you find DE & DT in the your backfield hence rushed incomplete passes or a sack. Mimms loves his gun formation...too much....too predictable. cmann Kumbia does not cut it with the huge time investment.

apexhunter
HOOPER, UT

C-MAnn come on, are your for real? Fremont looked to not make it out of Region 1, now it looks like a path to the playoffs is theirs for the taking. C-MAnn did you attend last years 5A Championship? Did you see the average size of the Bingham players? Did you see the balanced play calling from the Miners staff? Our kids came out in the second half of that game and answered the Bingham Offense unfortunately we had no offense! Guess what history is in the process of repeating itself. I'm with Vguy again, the first 2 Fremont drives vs a good Davis D resulted in nada! I look up at the booth in between plays and I see a man with his head buried in a play card, and on the field I see vulnerable formations that yield very predictable results. Look no further then 164lb Preator #6....his presence in the backfield makes the oppositions defensive scheme easy. Preator is a real threat existing in a poorly organized game plan.

ViperGuy
Farside of The Moon, UT

cmann to further my point, its not that Fremont is a bad team actually they are very good, and its not that Mimmnaugh is a bad guy but he is not adapting. Watch the effectiveness of FHS when in the Power I (FB leads TB) and watch the surge the O-line provides i.e. the push! That is a strength that should be repeated over and over....just keep running behind a line that is giving you a 5 yard surge each play, because that same line is weak (OT's) from the gun...pure and simple. And what do we see time and time again? Huge success from the Power I only to see a switch to the "gun" at or around the Red Zone and no significant success. 5'8" 159lb WR may work in region play but that player will not have much success in post season....size matters.....speed matters. Calling the QB to the sideline costs FHS time that they do not have to waste. Kudos to Brock on his receptions but we need more speed & power.

MondayMorningQB
HOOPER, UT

Great points made today, and I might chime in. So many football programs are moving to a Spread Offense executed from the Shot-Gun formation. NE Patriots and now the Buffalo Bills give beautiful examples of how this offense should run. One point made above should be amplified even more and that is change the plan earlier if the plan is not working!

Fremont Defense cannot be expected to execute 80 plays and score 14 points every game! If your offensive tackles struggle in the gun, then by all means switch to the I and double up your TE. Reduce vulnerabilities and maximize your success. Davis did an excellent job with quick out passes to receivers being covered too softly. Davis shut down the special little packages Fremont loves to run with #6, I'm sorry but that stuff has to go!

As-4 Vigil I will go to bat for him, as he has explosiveness that can be tremendous when balanced. I stated last week Nick & Hollingsworth in the backfield will be a State Championship worthy pairing.

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