Pre-Camp Predictions: Starting Defense

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Who will be the first 11 to take the field in the opening game?

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  2. TSchekler

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    DL: Mustafa, Lang, Sami
    DL/OLB: Falo
    LB: Landman
    LB: Van Diest
    LB/DB: Taylor
    CB: Miller
    CB: Abrams
    S: Onu
    S: Perry
     
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    DL: Mustafa
    DL: Sami
    DL: Lang
    OLB: Wells
    ILB: Landman
    ILB: Van Diest
    Star: Taylor
    CB: Abrams
    CB: Miller
    S: Onu
    S: Maddox
     
  4. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I'd watch:
    Blackmon vs Miller.
    Rakestraw at safety
    JC guys at ILB and NT
     
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    Definitely will be an interesting battle for the other ILB spot. Van Diest looked good this spring but the newcomers look promising as well.

    Blackmon is a ball hawk. Miller is bigger and more athletic but also recovering from injury. I think it all depends on how healthy he is by the end of fall camp.

    Not sure I buy Rakestraw taking the safety spot from Maddox or Perry. Maddox put on great weight this offseason too.
     
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    DrunkPanda Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, if Hypolite was not kicked off team, would Tucker still have brought Onu in as a transfer?
     
  7. onealcd

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    DL: Johnson
    DL: Sami
    DL: Lang
    DL/LB: Wells
    LB: Landman
    LB: Van Diest
    LB/DB: Taylor
    CB: Abrams
    CB: Miller
    S: Perry
    S: Maddox

    Blackmon is your nickel corner and plays quite a bit
    Jordan, Doss and Austin Williams are your rotational guys up front.
    Falo and Tchangam are used as a run stopping/pass rushing combo to rotate with Wells.
     
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  8. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    DL: Johnson
    DL: Jordan
    DL: Lang
    DL/LB: Callier
    LB: Allen
    LB: Landman
    LB/DB: Taylor
    CB: Miller
    CB: Blackmon
    S: Onu
    S: Perry
     
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    Looks like that OLB spot with Falo, Wells, and Callier is the one most up for grabs based on fan guesses. I’d put my money down on Wells personally.
     
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    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah I don't really see a situation where he isn't the starter outside of injury. He was clearly above the other guys last year and has good size to hold the edge too.
     
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    DL: Lang
    DL: Sami
    DL: Johnson
    DL/LB: Wells
    LB: Van Diest
    LB: Landman
    LB/DB: Taylor
    CB: Miller
    CB: Abrams
    S: Onu
    S: Maddox

    I think we see a lot of rotation at ILB at the Van Diest position with the JUCO's. Also, at some point in the season Perry will be starting at a safety position. Will be interesting to see how they use Taylor at that Star position. Sounds like they like him more in that extra safety role. This is not a bad starting defense, but depth is not good at any position other than ILB. Could be a long season on defense.
     
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  12. TSchekler

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    I don't see any way Onu isn't the starting Safety
     
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  13. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    I just don't know if he is that good and he hasn't been here long. I also like the combo of Taylor and Maddox on the field at the same time with Perry being able to cover deep and use his athleticism and size.
     
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    sliderNcider Hasta la Viska Club Member

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    I thought Blackmon transferred
     
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    hawg1 Well-Known Member

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    Wait. Hold the edge? That’s his weakness. Gets pinned inside. Can’t rotate hips and chase.
     
  16. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Nope.
     
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    Onu is a marginal player at the Power 5 level. He will start for CU though since their depth is almost non existent.
     
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    Mekhi Blackmon
     
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    It'd be encouraging if the younger guys were good enough to be the starters, but Onu starting week one is easy money with that depth chart.
     
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  20. onealcd

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    Maddox isn't a younger guy though and he has been on the field for us before so I will go with him right now over a transfer from a G5 program with a bad defense.
     
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    Re-upping this article on Kirby’s approach to 3-4. To me, the most striking think is that the defensive call call be 4-5 things depending on offensive personnel/formation with in-play adjustments.

    How quickly will the personnel -especially the new arrivals - adapt to this system?

    How much can be (re)installed and how fast?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/rileyk...5/a-worthy-rival-the-kirby-smart-defense/amp/
     
  22. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    It’s possible. I will reserve judgement until we see him on the field though. Either way he is a great depth piece for the buffs as a one year player.
     
  23. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Fairways and greens Club Member

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    consider the source. The guy who claimed to be a CU grad just referred to CU as "their".
     
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    DL: Johnson, Sami, Lang
    LB: Wells, Landman, Van Diest, Taylor
    CB: Miller, Abrams
    S: Maddox, Udoffia
     
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  25. oldtxbuff

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    Allen is a **** star juco. He will start. Experience gives Onu the edge to start. Not a lot of disagreement on the other starters.
     
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  26. onealcd

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    Yeah but Allen just got here in the summer and JVD was a damn good high school recruit a couple of years ago. He is a stud and knows the system a lot better, which is huge at middle.
     
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    I can't say this is out of the realm of possibility, but yikes if Udoffia is starting.
     
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  28. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    There have been injuries filling up those last two couple of years ago. Being here in the spring has an advantage, but there is not a player on the roster that “knows the system a lot better” at this point.
     
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    Is it due to the position change? I'm not disagreeing with you either.
     
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    I guarantee you that JVD knows the system a hell of a lot better than Allen, that’s not even really a question. They spend 8 hours a week with the coaches, he had all of spring ball and he is a smart kid. Not to mention that he already has a relationship with his position coach and Allen still has to adjust to division one, let alone P5 football.
     
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