2018 Roster

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Joe Fan, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 2,500+ Posts


    Are you just too young or have you forgotten how track impeded the football careers of Lam Jones, James Lott, Eric Metcalf, and Jamaal Charles, among others?

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  2. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 250+ Posts

    Where’d I say worried? Bit of a stretch brosef

    Generally known that more practice=more better player
  3. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 250+ Posts

    Ouch, double teamed. Didn’t he skip track one year? And still wasn’t that good.

    All the more reason he needs practice time. He ain’t Allen Iverson
  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Who skipped a year?

    Small town, your best athletes typically participate in multiple sports, with the classic example perhaps Hart Lee Dykes.

    As a senior, what does he need to be doing in the spring that track workouts won't accomplish?

    I would also remind you that we went to a Philadelphia track meet to look at a couple of kids, when everyone started talking to us about "Metcalf". We didn't know who he was, but soon learned. Terry Metcalf had Eric's future mapped out including Olympics with a large shoe contract, and then narrowed the choices to Texas and Tennessee because of track. Fortunately, they chose us.
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  5. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    i'm with sabre. gotta let the big dawgs eat!

    i think the fastest men in the world working on their speed is kinda practice. i honestly think baseball in the spring is more of a conflict, but not track.
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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  7. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 250+ Posts

    Is this poster available for sale?
  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    We've definitely picked up our graphics game
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  10. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Normally I would agree, but I am not sure Malik would have progressed enough to justify staying in school. If he had not learned to include pass coverage into his style of play from Strong and Orlando, he probably had plateaued. Third rounders in the NFL may not be expected to start, but they have to be contributors in year 1.
  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    TGFB confirms Angilau will enroll in a few weeks.
    Mission delayed.
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  12. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    This is badass!
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  13. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    Joe, you are full of good news today. I owe you a beer for making my day. This is huge news! :coolnana:
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  14. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

  15. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 500+ Posts

    SMH...I just don't get it. There has to be more to this...
    Oh well, looks like LJH will pick up that slack.
    Still scratching my head on this one though.
  16. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    I'm very comfortable wishing Reggie the best. Sometimes things are just more complicated than team allegiances and clashing with coaches.
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  17. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    If he had transferred to a JUCO near his hometown, or a D-1 school and sat out a year, I would have probably understood the situation a little better.
  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  19. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Surprised Fromm is that high. I like the guy but I expect he'll have a bit of a sophomore slump after losing their 2 star RBs.
  20. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    That's like the least impressive Heisman hopeful class in a long time.
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  21. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

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  22. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 500+ Posts

    We sure are putting a whole lot of expectations on the shoulders of 1 guy.
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  23. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    Agreed. Even if Calvin Anderson is the second coming of Casey Hampton, I don't expect an instant turnaround. Every player around him has to step it up, a lot, as well.
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  24. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    I understand your skepticism, I really do.

    I am just thinking, maybe hoping is a better word, that having a solid experienced left tackle allows the other guys to switch back to more of their natural positions on the line.

    A solid left tackle I hope will make a huge impact on everyone else!

    Plus a couple Bama OL transfers are still out there ... don’t know if we have room left or not tho
  25. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Didn't forget any of them. I just don't think that running track impedes a FB player's ability to focus on FB when it's time to do so, especially with both the track and FB coaches in agreement on that the player can participate in both. They will only get that chance , for the last time, for the most of them, to play two sports in college. Let them enjoy that chance. Not all of them are Bo Jackson or Michael Jordan, among the very few that were able to play two sports professionally.
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  26. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

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  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Players report back May 29 to begin “optional” workouts.
    This will include Tre Watson and Calvin Anderson, as well as rest of the 2018s

    Also, whatever transfer rumors were out there involving Devin Duvernay, Chris Nelson and Shane Buechele seem to have all been put to bed
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  28. rick mueller

    rick mueller 500+ Posts

    Operative word being "rumors." All these bloggers and pseudo experts have to have blather to pass off as "fact" or "sources close to the situation say."
  29. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    I swear that guys like Chip Brown have made a living off of making up plausible, totally unverifiable, hypotheticals.

    I am going to give it a try:
    Toneil Carter Looking to Transfer
    He was suspended at one point last year, and my sources say he was not happy about ball distribution before the suspension.

    Just you try to prove me wrong! Also, once it becomes apparent that Carter was never going to transfer I can just say that Herman and he patched up their relationship during the spring.

    How about that! I got as much cred as ole Chip and I am my own big cigar.
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  30. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin

    @Detective Shilala that’s some good info on Carter right there. Where do we send $9.95 for your newsletter?
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