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    2008 Surprises

    Who has stepped up in your mind and become a surprise player for 2008 so far?


    Offense

    Easily Houston Jones so far. Came in as a QB. Now playing great at WR.


    Defense

    Mike Bibbs isn't much of a surprise, but is playing a lot better than I expected. Doing great so far.



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    I agree, I have been really surprised by Jones and Bibbs. I'm surprised a lot of the freshman are as big of contributors as they are too. Loving LJ, Darks, Sed, and Benton.



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Offense: Houston Jones
    Defense: Leonard Johnson
    Special Teams: Leonard Johnson



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Leonard Johnson -- No Question -- And he's a true freshman -- Wow!



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I agree, I have been really surprised by Jones and Bibbs. I'm surprised a lot of the freshman are as big of contributors as they are too. Loving LJ, Darks, Sed, and Benton.
    Agree...those four freshmen are studs



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Finally Houston gets some love, Im glad he is getting his reps, i talked to him one night before the season and he didnt even know if he was going to get to play (thats how day to day the depth chart is) WR playing time has be a hot contest. Unfortunately we saw some of Marquis Hamiltons frustration come out this past weekend. I think Sed has some further developing to do, Darius Darks is playing real well too, hes making some good catches. Houston reminds me of Flynn, he is a go to guy that can make the catch on 3rd down.
    Leonard Johnson is impressive as a person and as a player, he has such high aspirations in life and football that its something else.
    Kennard Banks is a true player, and its unfortunate he is out right now, but look in his eyes and you can tell how badly he wants it back.



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    PS, Bibbs has helped our defense in ways that can not be measured this year, going to be a guy we miss next year.



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Houston has been great thus far, great hands, good ability to get open, and has caught balls under pressure, I've been very impressed with his play.


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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    I like the 3 of Jones, Sumrall, and Hamilton.



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Unfortunately we saw some of Marquis Hamiltons frustration come out this past weekend.
    What are you referring to here? I thought he had a bit of a breakout game against Iowa.



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Personal Foul was some emotion, some frustration



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    What are you referring to here? I thought he had a bit of a breakout game against Iowa.
    Probably the personal foul. But other then that I thought he had a good game.


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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUclones33 View Post
    Finally Houston gets some love, Im glad he is getting his reps, i talked to him one night before the season and he didnt even know if he was going to get to play (thats how day to day the depth chart is) WR playing time has be a hot contest. Unfortunately we saw some of Marquis Hamiltons frustration come out this past weekend. I think Sed has some further developing to do, Darius Darks is playing real well too, hes making some good catches. Houston reminds me of Flynn, he is a go to guy that can make the catch on 3rd down.
    Leonard Johnson is impressive as a person and as a player, he has such high aspirations in life and football that its something else.
    Kennard Banks is a true player, and its unfortunate he is out right now, but look in his eyes and you can tell how badly he wants it back.
    Is this team completely united or are there still a few holdouts? Is there a leadership struggle between some older players and the young turks? Who are the true leaders on the team?



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    Re: 2008 Surprises

    Still bummed about Banks.



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