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Ted Miller says Conrad Obi is the PAC-12 South spring defensive MVP.

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  1. Tatanka™

    Tatanka™ Well-Known Member

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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    CU's going to surprise people in this fall if our secondary steps up.
     
  3. buffedup

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    All I can ask for next year is estabilishing power running and solid run D. In other words working to control the line of scrimmage. If Embree starts reestabilishing that, then we are on our way.
     
  4. walk

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    Call me skeptical, but I don't think Obi starts this year. Great improvement, but still a backup. IMO, Cunningham and Percak are legit. They're a little undersized, but both play with great leverage and are disruptive.
     
  5. bigbang

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    The best player should play, going by numerous reports from spring , Obi outplayed Pericak and the other DT on the team, if that continues, he should start.
     
  6. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, but how many offers did they have?
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I thought Obi was our best DT last year. Never understood why he wasn't playing.
     
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    Maybe you misinterpreted the video. Miller didn't name him the most improved defensive player in the Pac-12 South, he name him the most valuable defensive player in the Pac-12 South. No way he doesn't start this fall.
     
  9. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    They will all play, our coaches understand how important the d-line is especially when you have deficiencies in the secondary. There will be a rotation to keep them all fresh and playing hard for the whole game.
     
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    Precisely. Rotate 'em.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:

    I'm looking for Pericak to have the lightbulb go on with the new techniques and Bonsu to be back to 100% when fall camp starts. We should have a very effective 4-man rotation at DT with Cunningham bringing his usual, high-motor effective game. Cunningham will be a lot better if he doesn't get worn down from playing too many snaps, too.
     
  12. sackman

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    Obi moved ahead of Pericek on the depth chart in the Spring. That doesn't usually happen unless there's a marked difference in the level of play. Obi was a monster in the Spring game, for what it's worth. Guy was blowing sh*t up all over the place.
     
  13. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Getting Bonsu back alone helps us a ton.
     
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    I think we are going to surprise quite a few people on D this year. We do have some good help coming in and I think the problems we are seeing are just a result of a new defense being installed.

    Secondary needs work, however i think that given Brown being back and the help we have coming in the fall we will be better than expected. Losing two corners to the draft is tough, but obviously Brown knows what he is doing. Give it some time and I think the Backs we have on the field will look much much better than this spring.

    LB's will be solid. I think we have a solid group of returning guys. Cabral has a magic touch back there. Daigh could come in and be in the starting rotation i think. It will be fun to see how he does at this level

    D-Line may actually be a strength this year given the depth issues. We do have reinforcements on the way and we have a solid group of returners. Tui, from what i saw at the spring game, has some fire in him. If the line can harness even half of that we will be doing very well this fall up front.
     
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    If our D-line plays well, it could really help out our inexperienced secondary
     
  17. BuffLuKe

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    I think it's a must for our dline to play well or we might be in trouble. We are pretty green back there and have quite a few guys that will have to learn on the fly and grow up in a hurry.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We must makes teams one dimensional. No running or passing to the middle of the field. Make teams attack our defense on the edges.
     
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    I agree and hope we cause a hell of alot more turnovers this year. +- is gonna be big, always is but especially with this team.
     
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    Ahhh! Competition! I love it. This will make them all better.
     
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    Now that JE is in charge, I don't think you have to worry about that
     
  22. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    There is no substitute for game experience. While our corners should look better come the fall, we still have a lot of growing up to do. Brown can be the greatest secondary coach of all time and it will not matter-we are going to take some lumps back there breaking in new corners. Plus I am not entirely sold on our talent back there either. Not to mention the depth is pretty questionable.

    The starting LBs look good to me. After that, it gets rough in a hurry. The defensive line is experienced and has playmakers. No excuses.

    If we can stay healthy, we should be all right on defense. The depth in the back seven is very questionable. Our success this year is largely dependent on the offense and special teams taking big steps forward IMO to really help out a suspect defense. I could see several teams putting up some big point totals on us, I just hope the offense can sustain drives and go toe to toe with those offenses. The special teams need to help win field position battles for a change too.
     

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