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Preseason All-Pac 12

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  1. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Phil Steele's Preseason All-Pac 12

    CU is represented by:

    Nelson Spruce - 1st Team O
    Alex Kelley - 4th Team O
    Ken Crawley - 2nd Team D
    Tedric Thompson - 4th Team D
    Addison Gillam - 4th Team D
    Phillip Lindsay - 2nd Team ST (KR)

    http://www.philsteele.com/All_Conference/2015/2015 Preseason/P12.html

    Potential snubs from this list could include Tupou, Nembot and maybe Fields?
     
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  2. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Spruce is also listed by Steele as 4th Team All-American
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Major fail with no Nembot
     
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    Evens out having Gillam there.
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    As a Unanimous 1st Team Freshman All-American in 2013, I don't think it's a stretch to include him as a 4th Team All-Pac 12 LB for 2015.
     
  6. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    His injuries started early and often last year and the guy lost 20 lbs during the season. Had he been fully healthy, I have no reason to believe he wouldn't have been an Honorable Mention All-Pac 12 kind of player. No reason to believe he can't be 4th team All-P12 this year.
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    I never mentioned Gillam, one way or the other, until tante decided to downplay his projected preseason award. I just said I didn't think it was a stretch to say a Unanimous Freshman All-AMERICAN would be a 4th Team All-P12 player.
     
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    Annoying as TS is, he does have a point.

    I'm gonna go take a shower now.
     
  9. Darth Snow

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    not sure his point is all that good considering the concussion and injury worries that will follow Gillam until he goes through a whole season more or less unscathed, at least. Dude has trouble staying on the field.
     
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    The whole rankings are just projections of what the "experts" think they will do this season, using some of their history as a barometer of what they can do. If Gilliam is healthy it's an easy projection to make him 4th Team Pac. If he gets hurt it's also easy to say why he didn't live up to the prediction, pretty easy pick to make.
     
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    You have to be careful pointing at any all-Freshman lists in football. There may have been plenty of better freshman LBs on teams around the country but they were behind upperclassmen. I'm not trying to take away from Gillam's freshman year (one of the few bright spots) but don't read too much into that award.
     
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    This should serve as major motivation for Tupou. I'm expecting a big year out of him.
     

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