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Top Fresno St WR Transferring to OU

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, May 16, 2012.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm liking our chances against Fresno more and more. They're a one-trick pony. They throw the ball well, and not much else. I think our pass defense will be the most improved part of our game next year. They were awful at stopping the rush last year against their FBS foes.
     
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    "Fresno State is where Jalen wanted to be since high school, but there was a change of philosophy and a change of coaching staff that he no longer felt comfortable being there anymore," Walter Saunders (Jalen's father) said. "He's been frustrated. Jalen does not fit in their new style of ball. He felt like that even if he stuck with it, he wouldn't progress.
    "And when you feel like that, if you don't have job satisfaction, you're not going to do well."
    "They told him you're not going to catch downfield anymore," Walter Saunders said. "That's like telling [quarterback] Derek Carr, 'You're only going to run option.'
    "You're talking about someone who just had a prolific season. He's 19. His better days are not behind him. And you're going to limit him and his role? What about his play last year, did he not show you he's capable?"

    Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/04/10/2795321/fresno-state-receiver-jalen-saunders.html#storylink=cpy
     
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    annnd montana provides yet more good info. Thx. Man, that is crazy that they are no longer going to throw the ball downfield... what they switching to?
     
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    Interesting. DeRuyter, their new HC, was DC at AFA and aTm most recently. Solid defensive coach, but I wonder after reading Montana's post if he might be kind of rigid offensively. If so, Fresno will have some growing pains shifting from Pat Hill's Pro Style vertical game to a more conservative ball control approach DeRuyter may employ.
     
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    They just moved Saunders to the slot. They felt he wasn't tall enough for the outside. Go figure. Good pick up for OU at a position they need help at.
     
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    Yup... sounds like they may be having some serious growing pains on offense. Good.
     
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    We get them after they play at Oregon the week before.
     
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    Just did some checking. Dave Schramm is the OC, formerly the RB and Asst. OC at Utah. Probably going to see a spread type single back attack like Utah uses. Lots of short controlled passes and soem zone read type stuff with the QB running. Since CU beat Utah on the road last year, color me optimistic.....
     

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