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    has there much talk of freshman standouts

    it seems this has been the quietest ever in terms of hearing about newcomers who are too good to redshirt. seems like every year there are a few freshman who jump out in practice and everyone is drooling over them. this year not so much. with the exception of the few who arrived early.

    am i premature on this? or does it seem quiet compared to normal?



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    From what I hear it is Miller that is expected to contribute right away. Other guys that I think will see the field are Quenton Bundrage and Rob Standard. Bundrage is a "polished" receiver according to the coaches. Standard has just looked REALLY good in what videos I have seen. I think he has the potential to be a co-#2 with Woody.


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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by JustRedman View Post
    From what I hear it is Miller that is expected to contribute right away. Other guys that I think will see the field are Quenton Bundrage and Rob Standard. Bundrage is a "polished" receiver according to the coaches. Standard has just looked REALLY good in what videos I have seen. I think he has the potential to be a co-#2 with Woody.
    Herman said in yesterday's practice video that Bundrage has all of the physical tools, but still has to learn the offense and get all of the mental stuff down.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by JustRedman View Post
    From what I hear it is Miller that is expected to contribute right away. Other guys that I think will see the field are Quenton Bundrage and Rob Standard. Bundrage is a "polished" receiver according to the coaches. Standard has just looked REALLY good in what videos I have seen. I think he has the potential to be a co-#2 with Woody.
    Standard will redshirt. No reason to waste him as a backup when we go 4 deep at RB already. If we didn't we could be wasting a year of him as our starting RB in the future.

    And I think Arnaud said in a podcast that Jevon Miller and Bundrage would be the first two freshman to touch the field this year.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Standard will redshirt. No reason to waste him as a backup when we go 4 deep at RB already. If we didn't we could be wasting a year of him as our starting RB in the future.

    And I think Arnaud said in a podcast that Jevon Miller and Bundrage would be the first two freshman to touch the field this year.
    I tend to agree with you but it depends on what Standard brings to the table. Last year at this time according to the coaching staff Johnson and Hollis were a toss up as to who would redshirt. Shontrelle was a different type of back who could bring a different skill set on the field. If Standard has a dynamic the other backs don't then I could see him getting on the field.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    I think some of this might have to do with better depth.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    A couple guys who may not play this year but I believe are being over-looked and will have good careers are defensive backs Jared Brackins and Sam Richardson. Both look to be good athletes and not afraid of being physical.

    Here's to hoping Pompey is back on campus and getting that knee to 100% again, because we will definitely need him this time next year. Any more word on Simon making it?



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    I think Miller and Irving have the potential to be GREAT here.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I think some of this might have to do with better depth.
    That was my first thought as well. Perhaps a sign that the rebuilding effort is working?



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    I have heard that Standard is impressive. But I still think he redshirts. James White has had a good camp and I look for hem to get some carries. And Hollis a few as well. Shontrelle will get the majority of snaps along with Woody. No need to burn Standard's RS year.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by HardcoreClone View Post
    A couple guys who may not play this year but I believe are being over-looked and will have good careers are defensive backs Jared Brackins and Sam Richardson. Both look to be good athletes and not afraid of being physical.

    Here's to hoping Pompey is back on campus and getting that knee to 100% again, because we will definitely need him this time next year. Any more word on Simon making it?
    He never left campus.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I think some of this might have to do with better depth.

    +1. When they can all redshirt every year, we'll know we've got something.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    +1. When they can all redshirt every year, we'll know we've got something.
    I can't think of anywhere that this actually happens. There are always injuries/attrition/academic issues that can keep a team from red shirting everyone.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    What I have seen regarding the true freshmen that I find very encouraging is that the strength and conditioning of the team is to the point where you can tell pretty much every newcomer by looking at them. They look like they need time with the strength staff, not that none of them can contribute this year or even right away. I'm not one that thinks every freshman needs to redshirt but it's nice not to have to play many because our depth is getting better.
    I agree with others that Miller and Bundrage look like the earliest contributors from this freshmen class. I also think Lemke and Irving will be good players in the future.



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    Re: has there much talk of freshman standouts

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    I can't think of anywhere that this actually happens. There are always injuries/attrition/academic issues that can keep a team from red shirting everyone.
    In Earle Bruce's last year that exact thing happened. The entire freshman class redshirted. The cupboard was full when Donnie Duncan took over. He put the program into decline and then left town. Criner came and gave the program another blow. Walden had a bit of success before we declined again. And then came the Mac Era.



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