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    Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Nice to see it. I hope this guy is right about him.

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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Does anyone else feel like Bowen is still nowhere near his ceiling? He's not as sure of a tackler as you'd think for someone who led the nation in TPG last year.



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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    This I like to see. I hope this encourages some of his teammates to work even harder to live up to his example. I love how this guy plays and I did not realize he was 230!

    Keep up the good work Bowen, wish we had 10 more of you on the defense!



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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Ace should make an all star game his year.


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    I don't think he's 230. I think he has potential in the NFL, not at LB though. Maybe NFL-sized safety?



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    I'm a big Ace fan just like the next guy but he misses an awful lot of tackles.


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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Bowen is a complete stud and the saving grace of this defense at this point, its great to see him getting some attention.



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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonick182 View Post
    Bowen is a complete stud and the saving grace of this defense at this point, its great to see him getting some attention.
    He's our best player on defense, but I think we're still looking for a saving grace after giving up 56 last weekend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I'm a big Ace fan just like the next guy but he misses an awful lot of tackles.
    I agree. It seems that he goes for the knock out, Sporstcenter highlight, type of hit instead of jsut wrapping them up and making the stop.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    He's our best player on defense, but I think we're still looking for a saving grace after giving up 56 last weekend.
    Well yeah, but think how much worse it might have been without his efforts. Id hate to see the score without him on the feild.



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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    We should hold up some "Pocket Ace" cards in his honor or something at the Oklahoma game.


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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    I just think that it's amazing that he's going to school, playing football and raising his younger brother.

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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    We should hold up some "Pocket Ace" cards in his honor or something at the Oklahoma game.
    Whatever happened to the "Pocket Aces?" We haven't heard much of that lately.



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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Does anyone else feel like Bowen is still nowhere near his ceiling? He's not as sure of a tackler as you'd think for someone who led the nation in TPG last year.
    There is no doubt he is a good player but I'm curious how his stats would be if he was playing in a system where there was more talent on the defensive side. Last year he was basically the only guy on defense making tackles out of necessity because the D-Line couldn't stop anyone and basically the same thing again this year. Remember how Greenway and Hodge feasted at Iowa because of the same thing. He's also not much of a blitzing LB with 2 sacks in about 1 1/2 seasons so far. He was 1 guy last week that kept playing hard after some seemed to have quit after Texas got up.


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    Re: Alvin Bowen gets some recognition

    Bowen's stats are inflated because the rest of the defense is inept. That doesn't mean he isn't a good player, but you can't take his stats and make an argument he should be an all-american. I think he would start for many D-1 BCS teams across the country, heck look at Tyrone McKenzie, our former MLB is now the starting SLB for the #2 team in the land.



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