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I’ve got two boys that I’m raising and so far they have picked up none of my bad habits. Now that I’m a family man, I left the rock band thing that I did when I was younger. I spent age 17 to 35 or so moonlighting as lead vocalist with a little keyboard playing to help fill out the sound with different bands over those years, Ranging from high school garage bands to serious regional bands that toured a little and to local bands that got it’s ya-ya’s out in small clubs around the area. I was never close to the big time and never expected to get close; I just had a good time doing it. I realized I had to quit because my kids were young and demanding and it was too hard to function as a parent on Sunday morning when you got back from Warroad at . God, do I miss the band thing, but my life with my kids is beyond words and I have no regrets, just a little longing that would probably go away a couple of weeks later if I got back into it again.
My life is Family, Work and Youth Sports right now and it’s been blur.
UND beats Valparaiso 69-10 in the 2013 season opener. What a debut for Freshmen QB Ryan Bartels. By Debut... I mean Debut... I mean... the very first snap of what will hopefully be a long healthy successful career at UND.
First off... Kudo's to UND Offensive Coordinator Luke Schleusner for the opening play call of the game. I don't know who made the decision but I assume it was Coach Schleusner. Whoever made the call... it was a thing of beauty. A well executed play action pass to All American reciever Greg Hardin for a 75 yard touchdown. This is how Ryan Bartels began his career at UND!!! A 75 Yard touchdown to pass to perhaps (most likely) the greatest reciever in UND History. For a young QB... isn't that how you imagine starting your college career when you are imagining it in your mind. You don't want to dip your toe in the water easy by handing off to the runningback on your first play. You want to do something big and that was accomplished with a great play call. Congrats to Ryan Bartels for the perfect execution.
Most football fans know what a play action pass is... In case you don't... It's a pass after you fake handing off to the runningback. The Defense is supposed to think run and step up to stop the run instead of backing into coverage for a pass and that is supposed to create space for the reciever to get open.
I don't know if Valparaiso bit on the fake or if Greg Hardin just blew the doors off of coverage but Hardin was wide open and Bartels hit him in stride with a beautiful ball and a 75 Yard touchdown.
Valparaiso started the game with the ball and drove the ball to midfield before having to punt. That touchdown pass happened on the first snap from scrimmage. Valparaiso was then forced to punt again on the next possession. On the 2nd punt of the game. Kenny Golladay broke a couple of tackles and returned the punt 64 yards for a touch down. We were about 6 minutes into the football game and UND was up 14-0 and had taken only one snap on offense. At that point it was safe to say that Valparaiso was dominating the time of possession but the game was pretty close to decided.
Coming up next for UND is when the challenge truly begins. They play South Dakota State at the Alerus Center on September 7th. This first game against Valparaiso was a warm up because Valparaiso simply doesn't have the talent to match up with UND, South Dakota State, Montana State or anyone in the Big Sky conference for that matter. Valparaiso plays in a non scholarship conference. That makes it hard to compete with schools that offer scholarships from a talent standpoint.
The 2013 season has been a much anticipated year for our football team. They showed themselves and everyone else that they can compete in the Big Sky conference last year. This year... they want to show that they can do more than compete. They want to be in the playoffs and they have 7 home games to chase that goal in front of the home town fans.
Greg Hardin and Kenny Golladay... Along with RJ McGill, Blair Townshend and Romon Bridges are the finest group of Wide Recievers this program has ever assembled. If the line can give the young QB's time to throw and Bartels and Mollberg can throw with confidence. It should be a fun year. Get your tickets for the game against the Jackrabbits and enjoy the show.