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    Playing the underclassmen

    I know I will get rheemed by everyone for this but does it seem like Chizik is intentionally using the underclassmen more as the season goes on??? I thought two of our best players on defense coming into this year were Singleton and Bell, yet neither has gotten much playing time. The two freshman are playing ahead of them. Also, I know Bibbs was/is hurt and now Bell is getting the start over him. On offense Brandon Johnson is getting no reps at center even though he started every game last year. Ruempolhammer is seeing quality minutes ahead of Weir and Tate. Carter Bykowski even got the start against aTm when i hadn't even seen him play before that. I understand that he will want to get those guys more reps as the season goes on, but they are getting a good chunk of the playing time. I think it is a good thing, so long as you don't lose the leaders that are seniors. And maybe the younger guys are just better, I don't know---What does everyone else think???



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    And maybe the younger guys are just better,
    I think you answered your own question. He's said multiple times he wants the best 11 on the field he can put out there.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    It's a decent question to ask IMO. Maybe he is trying to establish his system with HIS players.


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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    Frankly I think the younger guys you mentioned are just better, with the exceptino of Bibbs who I think is still banged up.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    It's also getting to the point in the season where you have to start thinking about next year and developing players. Not that he's not trying to win everygame but as a head coach you have to think about the future too.


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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    Singleton has vastly underacheived this year; many times he just looks lost.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    I think in general he is playing the best guys, but there are a couple very noticeable head scratchers.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    Think it's definitely a combination of getting the future players game experience, and at the same time they happen to just be better than the current players.


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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    I wouldn't care if he played all freshmen and sophomores now, as long as we don't pull any redshirts. We have to get these guys some experience now that there's not much hope for this year.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    I know I will get rheemed by everyone for this but does it seem like Chizik is intentionally using the underclassmen more as the season goes on??? I thought two of our best players on defense coming into this year were Singleton and Bell, yet neither has gotten much playing time. The two freshman are playing ahead of them. Also, I know Bibbs was/is hurt and now Bell is getting the start over him. On offense Brandon Johnson is getting no reps at center even though he started every game last year. Ruempolhammer is seeing quality minutes ahead of Weir and Tate. Carter Bykowski even got the start against aTm when i hadn't even seen him play before that. I understand that he will want to get those guys more reps as the season goes on, but they are getting a good chunk of the playing time. I think it is a good thing, so long as you don't lose the leaders that are seniors. And maybe the younger guys are just better, I don't know---What does everyone else think???
    I wondered the same thing a few times... How can a 6'4" corner who played every game last year hardly see the field this year? They're not THAT much better... (evidence is us getting burned often this year) I also wondered about the Brandon Johnson deal... weird... I do think he is playing some because they are better, but I think you're on to something in a few instances.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    I wondered the same thing a few times... How can a 6'4" corner who played every game last year hardly see the field this year? They're not THAT much better... (evidence is us getting burned often this year) I also wondered about the Brandon Johnson deal... weird... I do think he is playing some because they are better, but I think you're on to something in a few instances.
    I don't like putting things all on one guy but that pass defense that lost us the game at UNLV was terrible. Just awful.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    I always feel Chizik has winning in mind with the best 11 he can field. However at this point if an upperclassmen is only marginally better than a freshman/soph, then give the kids some reps.

    Id love to see the clones get another win or 2 this year, but this season is pretty much lost at this point, so lets at least look a little into moving forward


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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    I think that GC is on the rite track...play the freshmen as much as possible and get ready for next year and the future years & forget this season as of: 11/23/08!!!!!


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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    I guess I don't mind having freshman and sophomores on the field its just that I would be upset if I were an outgoing senior who wasn't playing because the younger guys need to get some reps. If they are better, that is one thing, but I think you burn alot of bridges if you bench the guys who have been in the program 4-5 years because of the potential for next year.



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    Re: Playing the underclassmen

    my two major objections are alan bell and hamilton. both would be helping the team.
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