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Old 06-17-17, 10:20 PM
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True story:

When I was a sophomore in high school, I read all about Tanski and Harper. Those two were the real deal back then. I actually got both players' autographs. I'm not surprised to see Tanski inducted into the News Herald Hall of Fame. He's a great player.
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Old 06-18-17, 08:35 AM
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Hopefully, Mitch will have some time before NFL training camp to spend some time with Tatarunas at practice -- sure he could help him tremendously.

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Old 06-18-17, 09:41 PM
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Last year was a rarity - a non-playoff season. The program is unfortunately in a down cycle. I hope this year snaps them out of a little funk. Defense will need to wake up. Offense needs to be reminiscent of year's past. I'm not looking for a 2011 or 2012 offense, but at least be close to the level of 2014.

Tatarunas will be a three-year starter. Good for him that he has hopes to have his college education paid for at the next level (DII, FCS, or maybe mid-major if he really shines). He has the size, strength, and potential to be crafted into some kind of a college QB. But with the way Mentor runs their offense, it is hard to ignore that he is a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. It's strange to me that Tatarunas can look pretty athletic and mobile on the basketball court playing against great athletes from Solon, Shaker, St Eds, Cornerstone, etc. On the football field, he has trouble standing out athletically as he runs away from 270-pound defensive lineman.

The key is to get the 7 wins necessary to make the playoffs. Going 2-1 in non-conference will take some of the pressure off during the GCC. But that won't be an easy task. Ignatius is a juggernaut. Massillon and Glenville are more winnable, but not if Mentor plays like they did in big games last year.

The player I'm most excited to see growth this year is Potter. He is on OSU's radar. His summer camp schedule and his fall season will be a great place for him to show his skills, size, and athletic ability.
I think that Tatarunas' only offer is currently Robert Morris, which I believe is a D-I subdivision. Not sure if they pay 100%. All of the MAC schools have already gotten their QB commits for 2018. Hopefully, Tadarunas shines this year and gets a legitimate D-I offer.

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Old 06-19-17, 03:57 AM
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His last name is Tatarunas not Tad


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Old 06-23-17, 09:37 PM
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I am hoping that the coaching staff keeps the offense that they used the last half of the year -- allowing Tatarunas to be a drop back passer. At the beginning of last year, they tried to make him roll out and make plays with his legs. Hopefully, they have learned that Tatarunas is not Trubisky or Krizancic. Who is the leading candidate at RB? A good RB will take pressure off of the QB. I am hoping that the next RB is at least close to as good as last year, as a 5-WR set doesn't make sense for Tatarunas.
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Old 06-24-17, 09:50 AM
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I am hoping that the coaching staff keeps the offense that they used the last half of the year -- allowing Tatarunas to be a drop back passer. At the beginning of last year, they tried to make him roll out and make plays with his legs. Hopefully, they have learned that Tatarunas is not Trubisky or Krizancic. Who is the leading candidate at RB? A good RB will take pressure off of the QB. I am hoping that the next RB is at least close to as good as last year, as a 5-WR set doesn't make sense for Tatarunas.
Chris Edmond had 19 carries for 113 yards last season as the one back returning with some varsity experience. I know that Nick Saginario is undersized, but will he be in the mix at RB? He might be better served as a receiver to get the ball in space.
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I'd keep an eye on a couple of sophomores. Justin Luke is very fast and shifty. They have a slot receiver in that class who is also very good and could easily slide over to RB or be utilized on Jet Sweeps. They just need the RB position to keep defenses honest.
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http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20...unds-at-mentor

Good article on Bart Tanski and Mitch Trubisky reuniting at the Senior Bowl at Mentor last night. Was a cool moment

Tanski was inducted into the News Herald hall of fame at halftime


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Nice article. As a Bears fan, I'm hoping Tribs can have a long career in Chicago.
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Old 06-25-17, 03:54 PM
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Can anyone provide a possible lineup- offense, defense by position?
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Old 06-25-17, 06:09 PM
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Returning starters on offense: QB Tatarunas, WR Baird, WR Shea, P (and part-time WR) Kleinhenz and back from injury C Schonaur (starter as a sophomore and injury mid-year, never played as a junior and had knee surgery)
Defense: CB LaGanke (1 &1/2 years), S Brey, DL Skelley, DE Potter

Any others to watch this year?
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