Bijan reminds me of...

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by caryhorn, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    I agree that Bijan has no skins on the wall; so he’s got a lot to prove. That being said, his moves “remind” me of Sanders.
    That’s high praise. We shall see how Bijan’s career goes.
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  2. majorfan2005

    majorfan2005 100+ Posts

    He reminds me of success.

    Also Eddie Murphy.:bevo:

    Pretty sure Emmet was a tad quicker after he hit the open grass.
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  3. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Jamaal Charles seems the best comparison to me. Jamaal was maybe slightly shiftier and Bijan is slightly beefier, but Bijan still jukes guys in similar ways and Jamaal ran through plenty of guys too (remember that 5 yard pass against Ohio State he turned into a 40 yard gain by breaking out of arm tackles?)

    Stats as freshman are fairly comparable too:

    BR 86 rush, 703 yds, 8.2 ypc, 4 TD; 15 rec, 192 yards, 13.1 ypc, 2 TD
    JC 119 rush, 878 yds, 7.4 ypc, 11 TD; 14 rec, 157 yds, 11.2 ypc, 2 TD
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  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    It still astounds me that BR didn't get 150+ carries last year averaging 8.2 ypc. Binder boy could never figure out the flow of a game and go with the hot hand.
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  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    I said Emmit Smith because he was able to juke guys, but also had enough power to bust through arm tackles, and was a GREAT one cut and hit the hole back. Bijan does all of that too: field vision and enough moves to make people look silly in the open field, speedy (but not Jamaal speedy), one cut and enough power to break arm tackles when there is traffic around, plus great balance.
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  6. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Been struggling with the comparisons. The kid is very special with a unique skill set. I do see some similarities to Sanders and Charles, although Sanders was in a league by himself.

    While BR doesn’t have Sanders’ elusiveness, I think that he is stronger and more powerful. He doesn’t need such quickness...but he is very quick.

    We’ll see how this year and next plays out but based on what we have seen so far, I believe that we now have our next, generationally great back.
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  7. pluckeye

    pluckeye 250+ Posts

    These were fun to watch!

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  8. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    For now, I say D'onte Foreman. He sees the hole, makes a quick cut and gets up field. Hopefully, we get to see a minimum of 15 carries per game this season. Unbelievable that he did not get more touches last year. I know some on this board regarded Ingram as a good back, but I do not and I can't believe he took carries away from Bijan. I am ok with Johnson getting 5-10 carries per game as he is such a punishing runner that he will soften up the LBs for Bijan.
  9. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    This- Johnson could be a capable starter. What a great feeling to have 2 quality backs. Plus the backups are solid as well
  10. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    Well, Binder Boy is gone, so now Sark is the coach, are you going to whine when Sark spreads it out amongst the weapons?
  11. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I did at the start of the year. Less and less so the more the year went on.
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  12. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Bohls had a quote from Ted Koy in his article today in the AAS:

    "I’ve watched him closely. He’s got that vision, and he’s got quick feet. He’s also got that intangible where he can shift his body at the last minute when he’s being tackled. I was watching film when I was with Buffalo, and O.J. Simpson never got hit. That last nanosecond, he would make a move and avoid a direct hit. Bijan will do that. And 2 yards becomes 4 or more."
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  13. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    He won’t. What he will do is feature BR and use RJ to spell him. If healthy, BR will get 65-70% of the carries. The problem with taking him out is that he is also a fantastic third down back; excellent receiver.
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  14. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Only 86 carries is a crime against the Longhorn Nation. TH’s head was in his asse.
  15. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    And thank God TH didn’t play him. Had he, he might still be our HC.
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  16. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    But if he had that means he figured some things out. We would have probably won at least two more games and been in playoff contention. We would have given him a raise and been happy as can be.
  17. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Herman could have gone 15-0 last year and the powers that be would NEVER have been happy with his blatant insubordination and disregard for his superiors. He was really stupid like that, always thinking he was the smartest guy in the room and ignoring everyone else. (That includes when I was in the room.)

    Everyone wanted him to succeed, but he had ZERO common sense.
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  18. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Re: Tom Herman

    Too much pride.

    Everybody needs a dose of humility, and the higher you rise the more you need it.
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  19. hornde68

    hornde68 100+ Posts

    Agreed. He seems to be something special. The part that is obvious to a casual fan is a well underdeveloped ego. Not that he isn’t confident. He clearly is. He just seems to know better than to put a target on himself. From opposing LB’s or unforgiving fans.
    My only RB experience came from trying to break the little B___s in half. What I learned is you cannot teach vision. Vision amplifies the measurable RB skills by an order of magnitude. Bijan appears to have that clear peripheral vision. He’ll be looking straight ahead or slightly left, then cut into an open area off to the right. As a defender, one must anticipate where the RB will be. It’s natural to think that’s where he’s looking. And it’s damned embarrassing when he cuts opposite and breaks your ankles in front of 80,000 people as a team we just have to get him a crease to get into open space.
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  20. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Some coaches, perhaps like Saban, may not have to experience a fall from grace to reach the top of the mountain.

    In Herman’s case, I do not believe he can achieve coaching proficiency — greatness — until he comes to grips with, acknowledges and corrects his imperfections. I have seen nothing to suggest that he has any concept of reality with respect to his competence or judgment. Some people never learn, and never grow out of their narcissistic and egotistical ways. He strikes me as being one of those types of people but for his sake, I hope that I am mistaken.

    This is one of the reasons I am optimistic about Sark. The man has obviously been humbled to a point beyond which many of us will ever experience. In my judgment, that has the potential to have prepared him for greatness.

    Obviously, we’re getting ready to find out over the next few seasons.
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  21. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Urban Meyer strikes me as narcissistic and egotistical. Know why the difference in success? Players.
  22. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    And criminals - see also Tom Osborne, Howard Schnellenberger, Dennis Erickson, Jim Tressel.

    Don't throw Barry in there, because I would submit that Barry's became criminals after arriving in Norman.
  23. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Was Ricky a criminal? How about Roy Williams. Orakpo, Huff, or Blaylock. Last but nowhere near least Vince. You're not a great player because you're a criminal, you're a great player who also happens to be a criminal.
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  24. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    It's a bit surprising that some of the Osoner players became criminals - after all, they were paid pretty well at ou as football players.
  25. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Not sure where you smoked that, the original post was about Meyer, and I responded about other "successful" coaches who made it "big" by recruiting and playing criminals.
  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    The "million dollar walk" helped keep crime to a minimum, but occasionally a Busted Rhymes couldn't resist an easy buck. He was so stupid that he never realized there are very few places to fence stolen goods in Cleveland County that did not have close ties to the coaches and police.
  27. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Point being they're separate issues. If you don't get the basic premise I can't help you.
  28. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I don't and probably won't because I have no idea what you are talking about.

    I do know who our only convict was, and also know that the HS coach concealed his four juvenile convictions from Mack. What kind of HS coach lets a kid with four felony convictions stay on his team? One at Port Arthur who moved on to Atascocita, and hopefully is now out of coaching.
  29. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Seriously? Does being a criminal make you bigger, stronger; or faster? Is it the reason you have great hands and run great routes? How about being great in pass coverage?
  30. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Does Nebraska win a natty without Lawrence Phillips?

    How about the multiple murderers in Gainesville?

    Convict Gables came by it's name honestly.

    VT plays in the Orange Bowl with 19 players out on bond?

    Ohio State has how many on their NC team?

    Were the players better because they were convicts? NO!

    Was their team better because convicts were recruited and allowed to play? DEFINITELY!
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