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Which true freshmen contribute on offense this season?

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  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It seems that the consensus is Wood will be our quarterback and that guys currently on campus will fill out the OL, but the picture at RB, WR, and TE is much murkier.

    The question is which true freshmen can make an impact. McCulloch played quite a bit last season, but his overall impact was negligible. Luckily we had a stellar second half from Clemons to offset that lack of production. I think Jeffrey Thomas at WR, Gerald Thomas at returner, and Austin Ray are the three guys I see having the biggest impact.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    One of the RB's (I'm guessing Donta, but I know I'm going against the grain there).

    Otherwise, spot on.
     
  3. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    looking for big things outta kough
     
  4. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Payne and Norgard are going to blow some people the **** up.
     
  5. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Pow!
     
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  6. boulder77

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    Austin Ray is going to be a star.

    You didn't hear it here first, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Forgot about the fullbacks. Norgard probably has the early edge there with getting spring reps.

    Gonna be interesting to see what happens at RB. I think Jones will get every opportunity to get a lot of the carries. But you have to think Payne stands to get some playing time, and possibly Abron as well. It may all depend on how the fullbacks are used in the running game. Harrington only had two carries last season.
     
  8. bigbang2

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    Hopefully


    Daviene Payne- FR RB
    Clay Nogard FR FB
    Donta Abron Jr FR RB
    Gerald Thomas FR WR/returner
    Austin Ray TE FR - I have my doubts about Nick Kasa
    Hobbs TE FR
    Powell FB FR

    Defense

    Kisima Jagne DE
    Dejon Wilson DE
    Solis DT
    Topou DT
    Keneth Crawley CB
    Yuri Wright CB
     
  9. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Harrington became a weapon in the passing game towards the end of the season. I think being able to catch and run out of the backfield may be what ultimately separates Norgard and Payne. Both look the part and both seem like incredibly tough guys that can handle the blocking aspects.
     
  10. J.R. Ewing

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    Hopefully three or four guys on the defensive line. Otherwise, this will be a long painful season.
     
  11. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    At a minimum, I believe that we need (at least):

    -1 RB
    -1 FB
    -1 TE
    -1 WR
    -1 OL

    -2 DTs
    -1 DE
    -1 CB

    freshman to step up and earn regular playing time in the two deep. On the DL, we simply have no other options.

    That being said, on offense I predict that Jeffrey Thomas, Davien Payne, Christian Powell, and Austin Ray will get the most PT.
     
  12. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    out of necessity:

    the corners play.

    one of the rbs plays.

    a te probably plays.

    other than that, it will be based upon readiness and development.
     
  13. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Well-Known Member

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    Norgard, Pow
    Both Thomas boys
    Payne, Abron
    Ray

    That said, sometimes you get a surprise. We had one on defense last year, maybe we'll get one on offense this year.
     
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  15. Darth Snow

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    Prepare your anus.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Whooooooooooops.
     
  17. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    Both Offense & Defense

    From your recruits, Solis, Jagne and Wright - assuming grades are ok and they learn the system in time. Possibly Powell if the injury bug returns to your running game like it hit your secondary last year. Just a troll guess and all but I'd bet at least two of these guys play this year and contribute.
     
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  18. White_Rabbit

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    RB: Payne or Abron, possibly both
    FB: Norgard or Powell, hopefully one can redshirt so we have some class separation.
    WR: JT and GT
    TE: Ray, hopefully Hobbs and Irwin can redshirt
    OL: Seems like the coaches are high on Jeromy Irwin, but hopefully he's allowed to redshirt. If he plays, it's because our OL sucks and that's not good.
     
  19. Unleash Hell

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    Wood is not a true frosh
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think that was BB's point. He doesn't see a true frosh at QB or OL. I assume he also sees PRich as a lock at one WR spot. Everything else is up for grabs.

    I actually disagree on the OL. I think Alex Kelley could win a starting job (true frosh grayshirt).
     
  21. Unleash Hell

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    my bad, I misunderstood.
     

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