Whittington to change positions

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Olehornfan, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Olehornfan

    Olehornfan 1,000+ Posts

    Just on local news. Whittington will be playing receiver. He will be playing slot.
     
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  2. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    While I’m not surprised given the recent rumors, I’m also not sure how I feel about it.
     
  3. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    What'd he play in high school? RB/WR/PR/KR/Water bucket?
     
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  4. HalRex

    HalRex 100+ Posts

    He’ll be a stud wherever he lines up. Defenses beware.
     
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  5. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    I would think he will be a “Swiss army knife”. Slot, end arounds, jet sweeps, punt returns? Wildcat RB?
    He will allow us to open up the playbook more. Heck we could have 2 slot receivers that can stretch the field on the same play! Smith & Whittington. If Yurcich is what I think he is, Texas could jump WAAY up in the rankings next year!
     
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  6. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    He was not RB. he moved there when he enrolled. I think WR
     
  7. KBBAKER

    KBBAKER 500+ Posts

    I have this bad feeling that he may be more hype/myth than substance. I hope that I am wrong about this. Just get the feeling that he will always be hurt, or have an excuse. I pray that I am wrong.
     
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  8. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    We'll know for sure when the season starts. Although we might get a good look in April.
     
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  9. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 2,500+ Posts

    I thought the same thing about Jordan Shipley.
     
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  10. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    Erryware.
     
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  11. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    I thought the same thing about Marco Martin.

    Well, not really, but the reality is you never know until they get the chance to prove themselves on the big stage. Anyone can cite examples of big 5 star busts along with those who even exceeded their 5 star expectations. I certainly am hoping both Jordan and Bijan exceed all expectations, but reality is neither played in a tough Texas 6A district so cautious optimism is always in the back of your mind.
     
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  12. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    As I recall, he played some RB, WR, KR and was a pretty damn good DB.
     
  13. HalRex

    HalRex 100+ Posts

    JWhit's HS Championship game was the most amazing, spectacularly dominating performance I ever witnessed. He was everywhere on O and D. That being said I'm hoping the coaches put him in a single position rather than mixing him in at several. Just feel that when a player gets used in too many spots his impact gets watered down. Utilize him at one position and D's have to plan for it - then our O can leverage that.
     
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  14. Sangre Naranjada

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  15. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 2,500+ Posts

    High school competition has zero bearing on if someone is a bust. Case in point, Barron Browning played big time high school football in DFW and is considered by many to be a bust at Ohio State. We are talking about a 5'star that was a physical freak coming out of high school (could squat 600 lbs and was a track sprinter).

    It's possible to be a bust, but it's also possible to not be a bust. I pointed out Jordan Shipley because he was often injured his first 3 years and ended his career as one of the all time greats.
     
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  16. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Jordan Whittington comprehensive high school stats...dude is a doooood...

    Games Played 38
    Offense - PassingTotals
    Completions 14
    Passing Att 14
    Passing Yards 301
    Completion Percentage 100%
    Yards Per Completion 21.5
    Passing Yards Per Game 7.9
    Passing TDs 2
    Passing Long 70
    QB Rating 177.1
    Offense - RushingTotals
    Carriers 104
    Rushing Yards 1100
    Yards Per Carry 10.6
    Rushing Yards Per Game 28.9
    Rushing Long 71
    Rushing TDs 18
    Offense - ReceivingTotals
    Receptions 164
    Receiving Yards 3157
    Yards Per Catch 19.3
    Receiving Yards Per Game 83.1
    Receiving Long 72
    Receiving TDs 40
    Offense - All Purpose YardsTotals
    Rushing Yards 1100
    Receiving Yards 3157
    Kickoff Return Yards 195
    Punt Return Yards 784
    Interceptions Yards 548
    All Purpose Yards 5784
    All Purpose Yards Per Game 152.2
    Offense - Total YardsTotals
    Passing Yards 301
    Rushing Yards 1100
    Receiving Yards 3157
    Total Yards 4558
    Total Yards Per Game 119.9
    Defense - TacklesTotals
    Solo Tackle 61
    Assists 36
    Total Tackles 97
    Tackles Per Game 2.6
    Tackles For Loss 7.0
    Defense - InterceptionsTotals
    Interceptions 14
    Interceptions Yards 548
    Yards Per INT 39.1
    Interceptions Per Game 0.4
    Passes Defensed 5
    Special Teams - PuntsTotals
    Punts 1
    Punt Yards 8
    Punt Average 8.0
    Punt Long 8
    Special Teams - Kickoff ReturnsTotals
    Kickoff Returns 8
    Kickoff Return Yards 195
    Kickoff Return Yards Avg 24.4
    Kickoff Return Long 89
    Special Teams - Punt ReturnsTotals
    Punt Returns 42
    Punt Return Yards 784
    Punt Return Yards Avg 18.7
    Punt Return Long 78
    Total Return Yards 979
    Scoring - PointsTotals
    Total TDs 68
    Total TD Points 408
    Total Conversion Points 8
    Total Points 416
    Points Per Game 10.9
    Scoring - TouchdownsTotals
    Rushing TDs 18
    Receiving TDs 40
    Interceptions Returned for Touchdown 5
    Punts Returned for Touchdown 4
    Kickoffs Returned for Touchdown 1
    Total TDs 68
    Scoring - ConversionsTotals
    PAT Rushing 3
    PAT Receiving 1
    PATConversions 4
     
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  17. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    You need to watch his State Title game where he played WR,QB and RB and DB. He not only broke Eric Dickerson's and Jonathan Gray's UIL playoff game records, but was named both Offensive and Defensive player of the game.

    A whole lot of hype for sure.

    Kind of old news as this was posted on a couple of different threads last week.
     
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  18. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    If Robinson doesn't run all over USF, then it will be safe to say he is not who many think he is. Whittington didn't have a chance to show us anything due to getting hurt on his first touches in game one ( actually was hurt before that ). He will also get his chance to show what he can do vs USF. These guys were electric in HS, and if they are the real deal they should be electric in college...Just 2 Examples : Look at Dodson @ tOSU, he did the same thing in HS @ LaGrange. The Williams kid @ A&M was electric in college and @ C.E. King too. I pick these two examples because they did that in conferences that play stout run defense. Texas hasn't had anyone electric since Jamal Charles. lets hope Whittington and/or Robinson show some electricity.
    ( Electric --meaning DCs are afraid he might go 60 any time he touches the football, and usually does if you miss a tackle at the LOS. )
     
  19. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    So the true freshman will be judged by you based on the output in his first game. That's just brilliant. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 2,500+ Posts

    I'm pretty sure he is trolling us, no one can be that dense.
     
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  21. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    True one game doesn't a season make..... But, If he can't do it against USF, he sure won't against OU, LSU, and other better power 5 defenses. The Williams kid lit it up as a Freshman at A&M, and Dobbins did the same at tOSU. Both came out strong from the get go. ( They aren't the only ones ) Would think Robinson will do the same if he is as good as advertised.
     
  22. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    If you want to say Bijan should flash something special in his first game, i could agree with that. Ricky Williams did against Hawaii. Everybody could see that kid had some pop to his game.

    But... had Ricky failed to flash against Hawaii, anybody who wrote him off at that point would have looked extremely foolish for doing so. I expect we will see at least one special run from Bijan against USF, distance be damned. We'll see something that will open everybody's eyes. But if we don't, I won't come on here and take the extremely foolish position that Bijan isn't all he was cracked up to be. It's a long season and a longer career that shouldn't be judged off the first 20 times the guy touches the football.
     
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  23. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    I already view JWhitt this way.
    Saw 4 plays vs LaTech and said, oh yeah...he's got "it". Unfortunately the pudding got cut off too soon. Hope I end up right.
    My hope for Bijan is that he comes in looking like Adrian Peterson as a freshman.
     
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  24. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    Well stated, Sangre
     
  25. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    I don't recall how Adrian played his freshman year. Prolly pretty good. I doubt Bijan is as good as Adrian but it would be very pleasant if he is. Adrian runs with mean intensions.
     
  26. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    He set NCAA freshman rushing record and helped ou to a NC appearance...and was Heisman runner-up...that's all.
     
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  27. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    I, for one, am excited about Overshown moving to linebacker. That's a big upgrade to the LB position. I've been concerned about that. Our defense is looking solid.
     
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  28. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Hullabaloo Kanuck Kanuck!
     
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  29. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    You mean, the guy that got hurt a lot, and got a medical redshirt, so he and Quan Cosby were 30 years old and still playing for the Longhorns?
     
  30. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Perine -- OU --- 5.9 yds a carry in first game as Freshman
    Dobbins -- tOSU -- 6.2 yds a carry " "
    Williams -- A&M -- 6.3 " "
    Etienne -- Clemson -- 10.1 " "
    Could list a butt-load more.....
    Point is if Robinson is all he is projected to be, he will perform from the get go..All the great ones do. Its not like we are playing LSU, Bama, Clemson, tOSU, etc, etc in game one. We are playing USF a team that gave up 208 yds rushing a game, 4.5 average per rush.If he is a stud he will perform.
     

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