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    Break-out player(s) for 08

    If you had to pick two current players (and only two) that need to have break-out seasons (one on offense and one on defense) in 2008 in order for us to make a bowl game, who would they be? Here are my picks:

    Defense: Bailey Johnson. Johnson has a ton of physical talent. With another year under Shep, he should come back north of 280 next year. We absolutely need to get some kind of a pass rush up the middle, as that facet was completely lacking in 07. Johnson has the talent to do it, ISU needs him to put it together on the field and become a force at the d tackle spot to be successful.

    Offense: Alexander Robinson. Obviously we saw sparks in 07, but for the team to be strong on offense in 08 the Clones need him to turn those sparks into a all out fire. Robinson needs to be a 100 yd per game back to take the heat off Arnaud and co while they get into a passing rhythm. With a strong offensive line, ARob should be able to handle that and more. If he can turn into a star, we could have a very good offense next year.


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    Offense: Arnaud...He has to show he can make the reads and get the ball down field. We need some big plays instead of this dink and dunk stuff we've done the past two seasons. It would be nice to actually hit a few homerun balls ala Texas aTm a few years ago.

    Defense: I can't argue with Johnson. We need someone on the D-Line to step up and be a menace like Berryman was.


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    im going to have to agree with Robinson or any of our backs to have break out years next year in order for us to be successful. we need a back that can get us 100yrds plus every game and hold on to the ball. the Davis brothers would go 600 carries without a fumble this is somthing we need to have again. on defense i agree we need to find a defensive pass rusher to take the pressure off of our D-backs a little bit. I could really see us improving a lot next year with so many coming back.


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    I'll go with Arnaud and a D-Lineman too, we'll say Bailey Johnson. Jarrod Black could be a huge help too, he's got the size.



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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    I thought about Arnaud, but my rational was this, if Arnaud struggles early, we could still be okay if we have a strong ground game. However, if the ground game struggles early, we are in big trouble no matter what.



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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    Arnaud and Jesse Smith


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    Break Out Players: Domonique Douglas and Anthony Bowman. My prediction is by the end of the 3rd game in the "Yard" Douglas will drop a pas near the fence. His butt buddy Tony will come over to help find the ball and both will tunnel out. They will plant a trail of stolen CDs near the opposite corner of the prison to confuse officals and hid out at Grandmas house. Later they will be discovered by the NCAA in Hawkeye uniforms under the alias's of D-Bone and A-Ram. The NCAA will allow this since none of the other players on the team bear any resemblance to professional atheletes.



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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    Allen Bell



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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    Trey Baysinger, Jerrod Black, and K.O. (Kelechi Osemele)



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    Osemele and Bell, Allen



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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    I saw the redshirt Olineman at the bball game last night. Some HUGE guys.



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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    offense: hamliton...i know he pretty much "broke out" this year, but i think he will be all-big 12
    defense: raven, garrin or bell or some Lb will need to step up


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    On defense, we need another linebacker (Garrin?)to break out since we lost so much talent.

    On offense, Wallace Franklin speed finally makes an mpact.


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    bates at qb.with more weight work this winter ,next spring,summer and with spring ball he will be the next great qb at isu.


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    Re: Break-out player(s) for 08

    I hope on offense we can get a consistent running game to help us score once we get to the 20. On defense we are gonna need an OLB to step up and fill some shoes.



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