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    The O-Line

    I want to give some love for the O-Line these last weeks. In the first few weeks this looked like some what of a weakness. That may have been due to people being banged up or something but it just wasn't very good. Since then they have done a great job of blocking and have helped out Barnett, a freshman QB.

    Guys like Jacob Gannon, Tom Farniok, and Ethan Tuftee have really stepped up as Freshman and Sophomores. Go State!!!!



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    Re: The O-Line

    Huge Improvements are being made to the offensive and defensive lines throughout the year.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneNATEion View Post
    I want to give some love for the O-Line these last weeks. In the first few weeks this looked like some what of a weakness. That may have been due to people being banged up or something but it just wasn't very good. Since then they have done a great job of blocking and have helped out Barnett, a freshman QB.

    Guys like Jacob Gannon, Tom Farniok, and Ethan Tuftee have really stepped up as Freshman and Sophomores. Go State!!!!
    They had a great game against Iowa. They have gotten better as the season wore on, but I think everyone was hoping this would be a strength with Hicks and Osemele. Can't wait for Shaban Dika to get back. I think he could be the best guard on our team next year.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Tuftee has been out. I'm gonna be blunt and say that might be part of the improvement. Not that Tuftee is bad Gannon just fits the offense much better, its rediculous how mobile he and Farniok are. Lichtenburg and Bykowski are also guys that have stepped up, but I think getting Burris back will give a nice boost.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    Tuftee has been out. I'm gonna be blunt and say that might be part of the improvement. Not that Tuftee is bad Gannon just fits the offense much better, its rediculous how mobile he and Farniok are. Lichtenburg and Bykowski are also guys that have stepped up, but I think getting Burris back will give a nice boost.
    Gannon gets mauled one on one. He looks like he is half the size of the other linemen. I thought Tuftee was alot better. The reason I think the play looks good is because KO is looking like his old self.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Does anyone know what happened to Farniok in the OSU game? I know he was helped off the field and then came back. Just wondering.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Gannon gets mauled one on one. He looks like he is half the size of the other linemen. I thought Tuftee was alot better. The reason I think the play looks good is because KO is looking like his old self.
    He does get moved, but I feel the movement is creating creases and holes for the backs. He takes the guy where he's going. Tuftee seemed to have a dead draw with his one on one and he basically just filled the hole, and got no movement. He's was also slow on his pulls. He also struggled helping KO or Farniok on Pass pro.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Gannon gets mauled one on one. He looks like he is half the size of the other linemen. I thought Tuftee was alot better. The reason I think the play looks good is because KO is looking like his old self.
    I disagree with this post almost 100%. Gannon is 6'6" and 3 bills. KO is playing better, outside of his still customary mental breakdown once per game, but he's only 1/5th of the O-line and the entire O-line has looked much better. Perhaps Tuftee was playing injured or something for a while, but I've always thought of him as the worst starter. And lastly, Gannon had a couple huge blocks one-on-one againt Tech. I haven't watched the OSU game and paid attention to him, but if he was getting manhandled there, it was different than the previous games.



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    Re: The O-Line

    This just my opinion but I think if Farniok stays healthy and continues to progress he is going to be an All-American and one of the best to come through ISU. He is really smart and incredibly mobile/athletic for an O-linemen. I am really excited about all the young talent we have up front...couple this with the great outlook at RB and we have some potential to get very good offensively.



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    Re: The O-Line

    so who is our 2 deep next year?

    lt-burris/?(bykowski?)
    lg-gannon/tuftee
    c-farniok/tautalo
    rg-dika/graham
    rt-bykowski/lichtenberg



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    Re: The O-Line

    I'm on board - great job O line! Keep it up!



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    Re: The O-Line

    I wondered if, with Lichtenberg and Bykowski playing reasonably well, COPR would look for a juco tackle to replace Osemele. Looks like he will:

    Chris Grisbhy - Yahoo! Sports

    He visits in January. Of course, Bykowski and Burris both only have a single year of eligibility remaining.




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    Re: The O-Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    This just my opinion but I think if Farniok stays healthy and continues to progress he is going to be an All-American and one of the best to come through ISU. He is really smart and incredibly mobile/athletic for an O-linemen. I am really excited about all the young talent we have up front...couple this with the great outlook at RB and we have some potential to get very good offensively.
    Add Oni Onoile to that statement. I wouldn't be surprised if he were starting at a guard spot by midseason.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    This just my opinion but I think if Farniok stays healthy and continues to progress he is going to be an All-American and one of the best to come through ISU. He is really smart and incredibly mobile/athletic for an O-linemen. I am really excited about all the young talent we have up front...couple this with the great outlook at RB and we have some potential to get very good offensively.
    I agree. He is going to be REALLY good by the time he is a senior. I'm also jealous of his hair.



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    Re: The O-Line

    Tuftee is better than Gannon (but Gannon looks nice for a RS FR), and will start when healthy. Improvement in the offense, if any, since Tuftee went out is nothing more than a correlation.



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