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    We could use this backfield again!!!



    Troy and Darren Davis in the same backfield together running the wild cat formation could have gotten us a couple more wins this season



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    Dunno - the offensive line has been, well, offensive this year...


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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    man...those uniforms were butt-ugly.


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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    I think even Hiawatha Rutland would be a step up this year...okay maybe not.



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    I'd like to see how many more wins this team would have with Bruns and Oliver Ross too.



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    Although our line is fairly weak in run blocking I just don't see the capability to break tackles or make a guy miss by any of our backs. Robinson doesn't seem to hit the holes (I know "What holes") very quick but has the speed to break a big one if he gets a gap w/out getting touched, Bass hits the holes very quick and hard when he runs north and south but doesn't have the break away speed to pick up big yards afterwards and seems to run east and west alot, and as it's been mentioned on here many times Scales is mainly just a great blocking back on passing plays. Lets hope that next year w/Williams and Schwartz our running game is much improved.



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    I would prefer Troy's o-line...

    Tim Kohn & Pat Augafa were beasts!!



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    I guess why I'm doubtful if it would even matter if we had either Davis right now is just how bad the running game is overall. It doesn't matter how we run it - up the gut, draw, off tackle, end around, sweep, stretch, option - it's more often than not stuffed for little to no gain. I know Troy was the master of making things happen when things weren't there, I just don't see how it would matter when just about every running play we call right now gets stuffed. To me that's a symptom of offensive line play. Not saying that some blame doesn't lie with our current running backs, just saying I'm not sure how much more successful the Davis brothers would have been behind this offensive line either.


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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    My favorite ISU player was Troy Davis. In fact, my first daughter was born on Dec. 14, 1996, the day TD should have won the Heisman. I told my wife that if my daughter was a boy, we would name him Troy Davis Hernandez. I do have a picture of me holding my newborn daughter in the Heisman pose where my daughter was the football.



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    man...those uniforms were butt-ugly.
    THOSE WERE GREAT UNIS! What!?! I love em.. bring em back. Great uniforms



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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    I may be skewered for this but I don't think that backfield would be productive at all on this current team. The Davis brothers weren't exactly elusive and they rarely could they run away from you.

    They had great vision though and really hit the whole hard!


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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    THOSE WERE GREAT UNIS! What!?! I love em.. bring em back. Great uniforms

    you like the Vikings and the Cubs.

    opinion ignored. :-)


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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneryan View Post
    I think even Hiawatha Rutland would be a step up this year...okay maybe not.
    He would be a major step down. I would probably take Michael Wagner again, but at times he would go down easier than a Tri-Delt...



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    Quote Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
    He would be a major step down. I would probably take Michael Wagner again, but at times he would go down easier than a Tri-Delt...

    /rimshot/


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    Re: We could use this backfield again!!!

    As much as our line has been a disappointment on run blocking, I'd agree with other posts here that have said our back just don't break tackles. There have been numerous times it looks like we are going to break one and blip, shoestring tackle by the defense. I wonder if the coaches work specifically on balance drills and what not. I'm not bashing our guys, I could never run like I'm talking about either. but great backs don't just rely on blocking Their line is only to get them to line backers, where they make them miss or break tackles to get their big runs.



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