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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

DE- Sedrick King

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

WR- Obviously Alston is transferring.

 

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We are really deep at LB so I wouldn't be shocked to see someone move on after Spring if they are on the 3 deep. This may sound crazy, but Ozigbo could seem like a transfer candidate if he is not the starter post Spring. There were rumors he was in the dog house in the 2nd half of the season for issues with playing time after he returned from injury.

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Don't know about transferring, but we have 5 scholarship 5th year seniors that don't play much (or at all) that could well move on:

 

Zach Hannon

Dwayne Johnson

Boaz Joseph

AJ Natter

Adam Taylor

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

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I think a couple of the current DEs could find they don't fit well and look to transfer. King is a possibility but he might be able to put on some weight and play a 3-4 DE. Plus he'd only have one year to play somewhere after sitting a year so I'm not sure he'd be that likely. DaiShon Neal could be interesting. He's pretty tall for an interior lineman but not sure if he could switch to OLB. I wasn't sure Collin Miller would be a good candidate to move to OLB but the HOL guys seem to think so so hopefully he stays. The other interesting part is how the depth chart looks at OLB.

 

As far as the other guys on your list, Taylor won't transfer but might not come back for a 5th year. Same with Zach Hannon and Dwayne Johnson.

 

Wilbon hasn't been able to put the rest of what it takes to gether but he'd be in the same spot as King if he transfers so that wouldn't seem too likely.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

He is not going anywhere. Wilbon was our 3rd down back this last year. Tommy did not ever check down to him. New QB, hopefully more touches.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

He is not going anywhere. Wilbon was our 3rd down back this last year. Tommy did not ever check down to him. New QB, hopefully more touches.

 

 

You could have fooled me.

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Couldn't a DE transfer get an additional year due to the change in scheme similar to Tanner Lee?

The Tanner Lee rulings wasn't due to the offense changing, it was more of him petitioning the NCAA to get a year of eligibility back from being injured for most of the 2015 season.

 

The "change in scheme" year is the most ridiculous rulings ever.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

He is not going anywhere. Wilbon was our 3rd down back this last year. Tommy did not ever check down to him. New QB, hopefully more touches.

 

 

You could have fooled me.

 

I was at every home game, how about you?

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

He is not going anywhere. Wilbon was our 3rd down back this last year. Tommy did not ever check down to him. New QB, hopefully more touches.

 

 

No he wasn't. I don't think we actually had a "3rd down back".

 

He would get in for 3 or 4 plays a game, mostly in a 2 back set we ran with him and Bryant.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

He is not going anywhere. Wilbon was our 3rd down back this last year. Tommy did not ever check down to him. New QB, hopefully more touches.

 

 

You could have fooled me.

 

I think he was the 5th down back...that is why you didn't see him all that much.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance).

 

Wilbon has a tendency to put the ball on the ground at inopportune times, I imagine that has a bit to do with his lack of playing time.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance).

 

Wilbon has a tendency to put the ball on the ground at inopportune times, I imagine that has a bit to do with his lack of playing time.

 

http://247sports.com/player/mikale-wilbon-21725

 

These stats show 1 fumble for Wilbon in the entire year.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance).

 

Wilbon has a tendency to put the ball on the ground at inopportune times, I imagine that has a bit to do with his lack of playing time.

 

I remember the backwards pass against Oregon that probably counted against him, but it looked like a pretty poor throw to me.

 

I don't know. I'm not a football coach but I've never understood how he's not getting more than 15 carries a year, and the one game he got a shot (NW, because Newby and Oz fumbled on the 1) he looked good. Can't understand it.

 

Sorry to derail the thread, but I could see a DB and some D-ends at the bottom of the depth chart transferring. Wilbon wouldn't surprise me either.

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I think a couple of the current DEs could find they don't fit well and look to transfer. King is a possibility but he might be able to put on some weight and play a 3-4 DE. Plus he'd only have one year to play somewhere after sitting a year so I'm not sure he'd be that likely. DaiShon Neal could be interesting. He's pretty tall for an interior lineman but not sure if he could switch to OLB. I wasn't sure Collin Miller would be a good candidate to move to OLB but the HOL guys seem to think so so hopefully he stays. The other interesting part is how the depth chart looks at OLB.

 

As far as the other guys on your list, Taylor won't transfer but might not come back for a 5th year. Same with Zach Hannon and Dwayne Johnson.

 

Wilbon hasn't been able to put the rest of what it takes to gether but he'd be in the same spot as King if he transfers so that wouldn't seem too likely.

at 6-4 250ish King has the build of an OLB 3-4 defense sam with alex davis. Daishon Neal could play DE like calais campbell (6-8 300) does for the arizona cardinals. it will be interesting seeing if any of the DEs get moved to OLB and reports during spring practice about how they move in space.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

 

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Wilbon was hurt for part of the year and then he was apparently in the doghouse for some reason. Generally speaking, if you are in the doghouse, its most likely your own fault and your job to dig your way out. So I'm just wondering, how is that insulting?

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

 

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

 

It has been for the last 12 years. I don't look at this any different than how we require our WRs to block. It's part of the job and if you don't take it seriously, your playing time will not be as much.

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We are really deep at LB so I wouldn't be shocked to see someone move on after Spring if they are on the 3 deep. This may sound crazy, but Ozigbo could seem like a transfer candidate if he is not the starter post Spring. There were rumors he was in the dog house in the 2nd half of the season for issues with playing time after he returned from injury.

the season would be lost if Ozigbo left..........totally.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

 

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

 

It has been for the last 12 years. I don't look at this any different than how we require our WRs to block. It's part of the job and if you don't take it seriously, your playing time will not be as much.

 

I realize it's part of the responsibility of playing RB, but it's far from the most important thing imo.

 

To me, how well you run the ball is far and away the most important thing. If Barry Sanders can't pass block, I don't care, I get him on the field anyways. He does the most important thing better than the other guys at the position. Again, not saying he's Barry Sanders, but I feel like you guys are equating the importance of gaining yards when you carry the ball to how well you pass block. One is much more important than the other.

 

Maybe Wilbon is doing something that I don't see, I guess I have to trust the coaches to make the right decisions. I just don't understand this one.

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Until we have a clear cut every down back, Ziggy is the type of back that should get 15 touches a game in this offense. We need him to get the angry yards so it wears down tacklers to set up guys like Wilbon and Bryant who can slash past tackles.

 

Ziggy reminds me of a bigger back like Stevan Jackson was during his OSU days. I hope we find another bruiser like him once he's gone.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

 

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

 

It has been for the last 12 years. I don't look at this any different than how we require our WRs to block. It's part of the job and if you don't take it seriously, your playing time will not be as much.

 

I realize it's part of the responsibility of playing RB, but it's far from the most important thing imo.

 

To me, how well you run the ball is far and away the most important thing. If Barry Sanders can't pass block, I don't care, I get him on the field anyways. He does the most important thing better than the other guys at the position. Again, not saying he's Barry Sanders, but I feel like you guys are equating the importance of gaining yards when you carry the ball to how well you pass block. One is much more important than the other.

 

Maybe Wilbon is doing something that I don't see, I guess I have to trust the coaches to make the right decisions. I just don't understand this one.

 

Sure, if you have Barry Sanders you figure out some way else to block blitzes.

 

But, we don't have Sanders. None of our RBs clearly distinguished themselves as the stud of the group as far as runners. So, you then look at which is the more complete back which includes blocking.

 

NOBODY has said blocking is the most important part of being an RB and our coaches don't believe that either.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

 

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

 

It has been for the last 12 years. I don't look at this any different than how we require our WRs to block. It's part of the job and if you don't take it seriously, your playing time will not be as much.

 

I realize it's part of the responsibility of playing RB, but it's far from the most important thing imo.

 

To me, how well you run the ball is far and away the most important thing. If Barry Sanders can't pass block, I don't care, I get him on the field anyways. He does the most important thing better than the other guys at the position. Again, not saying he's Barry Sanders, but I feel like you guys are equating the importance of gaining yards when you carry the ball to how well you pass block. One is much more important than the other.

 

Maybe Wilbon is doing something that I don't see, I guess I have to trust the coaches to make the right decisions. I just don't understand this one.

 

Sure, if you have Barry Sanders you figure out some way else to block blitzes.

 

But, we don't have Sanders. None of our RBs clearly distinguished themselves as the stud of the group as far as runners. So, you then look at which is the more complete back which includes blocking.

 

NOBODY has said blocking is the most important part of being an RB and our coaches don't believe that either.

 

Fair.

 

I just don't think he's gotten a chance to fully prove himself as a runner. Because of that I think he's one of the guys who is at risk to transfer.

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Even Barry Sanders got limited playing time behind a guy named Thurman Thomas.

 

Tons of talent doesn't automatically equate to playing time. Most of the skill guys on top 30 teams have "tons of talent".

 

Most often, it comes down to ability PLUS reliability. Knowing all plays, shifts, cadence, formations, blocking schemes, etc.

holding onto the ball, catching it, etc...

 

Anyone at this level can do it 15-18 plays a game. Can they do it 45-55 plays a game? 455 times in the whole season? Who is RELIABLE matters.

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Taylor is a guy that I really thought would do much more than he has. Apparently he was just never the same following his injury. Saw him in the Texas HS state championship and he was incredible.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

Who I think transfers-

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

It has been for the last 12 years. I don't look at this any different than how we require our WRs to block. It's part of the job and if you don't take it seriously, your playing time will not be as much.

I realize it's part of the responsibility of playing RB, but it's far from the most important thing imo.

 

To me, how well you run the ball is far and away the most important thing. If Barry Sanders can't pass block, I don't care, I get him on the field anyways. He does the most important thing better than the other guys at the position. Again, not saying he's Barry Sanders, but I feel like you guys are equating the importance of gaining yards when you carry the ball to how well you pass block. One is much more important than the other.

 

Maybe Wilbon is doing something that I don't see, I guess I have to trust the coaches to make the right decisions. I just don't understand this one.

Sure, if you have Barry Sanders you figure out some way else to block blitzes.

 

But, we don't have Sanders. None of our RBs clearly distinguished themselves as the stud of the group as far as runners. So, you then look at which is the more complete back which includes blocking.

 

NOBODY has said blocking is the most important part of being an RB and our coaches don't believe that either.

Fair.

 

I just don't think he's gotten a chance to fully prove himself as a runner. Because of that I think he's one of the guys who is at risk to transfer.

Did i miss when he got moved to RB?

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Man, I hate threads like this.

 

Not trying to hate on it at all, just makes my stomach hurt speculating he might want to leave the program because we think they might have a reason to want to?

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I think a couple of the current DEs could find they don't fit well and look to transfer. King is a possibility but he might be able to put on some weight and play a 3-4 DE. Plus he'd only have one year to play somewhere after sitting a year so I'm not sure he'd be that likely. DaiShon Neal could be interesting. He's pretty tall for an interior lineman but not sure if he could switch to OLB. I wasn't sure Collin Miller would be a good candidate to move to OLB but the HOL guys seem to think so so hopefully he stays. The other interesting part is how the depth chart looks at OLB.

 

As far as the other guys on your list, Taylor won't transfer but might not come back for a 5th year. Same with Zach Hannon and Dwayne Johnson.

 

Wilbon hasn't been able to put the rest of what it takes to gether but he'd be in the same spot as King if he transfers so that wouldn't seem too likely.

Really hope we keep Collin Miller scout team MVP so he's obviously one of our better young guys on the line. I'd like to see what he can do.

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Trey Bryant's knee injury is very serious and I've heard that coaches are fearful that he might not be ready for 2017. If the coaches have anything to say about it, the other running backs on the roster aren't going anywhere.

 

As for those 5th year players who haven't seen the field much, don't let the screen door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

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Went back and read the entire Adam Taylor thread. So much promise. Hope this kid gets into his dream job outside of football. I thought we got a high character kid here who was gonna go big time!

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Went back and read the entire Adam Taylor thread. So much promise. Hope this kid gets into his dream job outside of football. I thought we got a high character kid here who was gonna go big time!

Wow, How much time do you have on your hands?

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance). I'll never understand the over emphasis they have put on pass blocking over actually running the ball. Ameer couldn't block a fourth grader coming off the edge, but nobody cared because he got yards when he touched the ball. Not saying he's Ameer, but I think he's severely under used.

 

I don't think anybody could be mad if Wilbon decided to transfer. Hope he doesn't, but you couldn't blame him.

 

In this offense there is no such thing as "an over emphasis on pass blocking". If a running back desires playing time in this offense he damn well better be able to pass block as well as run. It's part of the job description now.

 

Using Ameer is kind of a bad example because we weren't utilizing the same offense we are now. That said, Ameer would have done whatever it took to improve his pass blocking skills so he could get on the field and help his team.

 

It has been for the last 12 years. I don't look at this any different than how we require our WRs to block. It's part of the job and if you don't take it seriously, your playing time will not be as much.

 

I realize it's part of the responsibility of playing RB, but it's far from the most important thing imo.

 

To me, how well you run the ball is far and away the most important thing. If Barry Sanders can't pass block, I don't care, I get him on the field anyways. He does the most important thing better than the other guys at the position. Again, not saying he's Barry Sanders, but I feel like you guys are equating the importance of gaining yards when you carry the ball to how well you pass block. One is much more important than the other.

 

Maybe Wilbon is doing something that I don't see, I guess I have to trust the coaches to make the right decisions. I just don't understand this one.

 

 

Sometimes there's an important distinction between RBs who can't pass block very well, and RBs who act like they shouldn't have to. Not sure if that was Wilbon, but sometimes this falls under the bigger umbrella of Practice Attitude.

 

I honestly think Wilbon got the message this year and was welcomed back into the rotation, but by then it was equally hard to justify taking carries away from Newby, Ozigbo and Tre Bryant.

 

Also, everybody in the RB corps appeared to tweak a variety of injuries from game to game and possession to possession. So I was never sure what was really happening with any of them.

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Trey Bryant's knee injury is very serious and I've heard that coaches are fearful that he might not be ready for 2017. If the coaches have anything to say about it, the other running backs on the roster aren't going anywhere.

 

As for those 5th year players who haven't seen the field much, don't let the screen door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

helluva load for Ziggy, if no one else can be reliable........running game sounds at risk.

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Trey Bryant's knee injury is very serious and I've heard that coaches are fearful that he might not be ready for 2017. If the coaches have anything to say about it, the other running backs on the roster aren't going anywhere.

 

As for those 5th year players who haven't seen the field much, don't let the screen door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

I thought he had a hamstring injury...

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Trey Bryant's knee injury is very serious and I've heard that coaches are fearful that he might not be ready for 2017. If the coaches have anything to say about it, the other running backs on the roster aren't going anywhere.

 

As for those 5th year players who haven't seen the field much, don't let the screen door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

I thought he had a hamstring injury...

 

You're right it is a hammy, I stand corrected, thanks

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Trey Bryant's knee injury is very serious and I've heard that coaches are fearful that he might not be ready for 2017. If the coaches have anything to say about it, the other running backs on the roster aren't going anywhere.

 

As for those 5th year players who haven't seen the field much, don't let the screen door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

I thought he had a hamstring injury...

You're right it is a hammy, I stand corrected, thanks

Even if it was a torn hamstring, those can heal in a few months. I don't know why the 2017 season would be in doubt for Bryant. It could be bad enough where he would have to miss Spring practice, but I would imagine that he would be good to go for Fall camp.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

DE- Sedrick King

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

WR- Obviously Alston is transferring.

 

Thoughts?

you have been drinking to much punch.

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With the move to a 3-4 defense, I would guess we'd see at least one transfer from the DE position.

 

Who I think transfers-

 

 

RB- Taylor or Wilbon

 

I'm amazed that he is still here but I do know the guy is actually a class act and not the prima donna type who wants to quit if he doesn't play. I almost wouldn't mind it if he did just so he can go somewhere that will utilize the talent he clearly has. A fellow s sider. His lack of playing time is straight up insulting.

 

Hate to say that I kind of agree. I think he's our best ball carrier (hard to really say, he hasn't gotten much of a chance).

 

Wilbon has a tendency to put the ball on the ground at inopportune times, I imagine that has a bit to do with his lack of playing time.

 

http://247sports.com/player/mikale-wilbon-21725

 

These stats show 1 fumble for Wilbon in the entire year.

 

Seemed like more, thanks for the info.

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