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    Spring 2-deep predictions

    With the recent news of most of the players deciding to stick around and play for the new coach I thought it would be interesting to take a look into the spring and make some predictions on what the two deep will look like at the end of spring. Of course it is waaaay too early, but it could be some fun discussion.

    QB: ARNAUD Jr/TILLER Fr
    TB: ROBINSON Jr/WILLIAMS So
    FB: SCHWARTZ Fr/MANSFIELD Jr; I know JS wants to play tailback, and would love to see him do so, but he would be the type of athlete who the coaches wouldn't be afraid to give the ball to, as they seem to have been since Kock left. If he can block, why not have him play FB when he isn't the featureback?
    TE: FRANKLIN Jr/CATLETT Sr/BYKOWSKI So
    WR: DARKS So/RANGE Fr
    WR: HAMILTON Sr/JONES Sr; I think 82 will have a resurgence
    WR: JOHNSON So/ZITEK Sr
    LT: HAUGHTON So/HULBERT Jr
    LG: OSEMELE So/KLEREKOFER So
    C: LAMAAK Jr/ALVAREZ Jr
    RG: STEPHENS Sr/HICKS Jr
    RT: BAYSINGER So/SPEARS So; lots of young talent and somewhat interchangeable parts on the OL. I know I am not the only one who would see a move to C by Lamaak as a good thing. You need to put your 5 best out there and through this switch I think that would be possible. He's not powerful enough to be a dominant guard, and doesn't have the frame to be a dominant tackle, yet with his athleticism would make the perfect center. Plus, he rooms with Arnaud, would be more likely to stay on the same page so to speak.


    RE: LYLE Sr/MAGGITT Fr
    DT: JOHNSON Jr/RUEMPOLHAMER So
    NG: FRERE Sr/BLACK So/ALBURTIS Jr
    DE: PARKER Sr/LAING Fr/McDONOUGH Fr?; I know Jake McD is playing the 3 tech but he would seem to be a prototype strongside end at 6' 6'' 270# and end is a position of need so who knows. How this group shuffles out will be the key to next season so hopefully some guys step up because Parker and his one sack in '08 wont cut it
    SLB: BELL So/FERGUSON So
    MLB: SMITH Sr/SCHMIDGALL Sr
    WLB: GARRIN Sr/RAVEN Sr; definitely a position with definite need for improvement yet there is a lack of youth. Bell got a shot to shine last year yet kind of fizzled with Bibbs out. Ferguson had more tackles, but also got in trouble
    CB: BANKS Sr/McDOWELL Jr
    CB: BENTON So/BELL Sr
    SS: JOHNSON So/LAND Fr
    FS: SMITH Sr/SANDVIG Jr; there is a logjam of decent corners and a lack of safeties. With Butler no longer coming at semester it gets more confusing. At least one if not more corners need to make the transition. While LJ is a good corner, he could become a hellacious safety. He would contribute more in the running game and be given the opportunity to lay the wood more often. He would have a bigger impact on the game as he would be active on the entire field rather than just his side. He also seems to have a great feel for the game which would benefit him at safety while playing in space. It will be interesting to see how this position plays out.



    Well those are my spring predictions, anybody have anything different?


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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Who is going to be designated towel swinger


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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    we are going to be da best



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    I think Money Reynolds and Jason Carlson will earn time at WR. Otherwise, looks about right. I don't think there's any doubt ARob is the starting RB game 1.



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    What about Money - think he'll break in there? I've never even seen Money play, but I've heard good things and picturing him as a punt returner excites me! Can he hold onto the ball?

    Speaking of holding onto the ball, I just have to say that AP looked bad today for the Vikes.......man - he must have a cold or the flu with all of that coughin' up........anyway, back to the way too early Spring 2 deep.


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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Someone needs to step up at DE. Lyle is pretty solid but beyond that things are bad. Parker has done nothing since the Toledo game....in 2006. He had one sack this season, which came in the Kansas State game. That is bad.

    DJ Marshall would have been really, really nice last class.

    Edit: I'd also like to add that Nate Frere is going to have an awesome year. I really like our DT's. We are gonna miss NF in 2010.


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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Catlett won't stay out of the starting lineup.

    Coaches may be well versed to use Collin Franklin the same way the Colts use Dallas Clark. He could be very money in the slot at times.

    Knapp will definitely be the center if he can play again.

    I also think it makes more sense to have Kennard at safety and to leave LJ at CB, though I agree, he'd be good at either position.



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    My Predictions (assuming no current commits de-commit)

    QB: Arnaud(So)/Tiller(Fr)
    RB: Williams(So)/Robinson(Jr)/Schwartz(Fr)
    FB: Mansfield(Jr)/Ekwelundu(Sr)
    TE: Catlett(Sr)/Franklin(Jr)
    WR: Darks(So)/Se. Johnson(So)/Jones(Sr)
    WR: Reynolds(Jr)/Hamilton(Sr)/Range(Fr)
    LT: Haughton(So)/Dedrick(Sr)
    LG: Stephens(Sr)/Klerekoper(So)
    C: Alvarez(Sr)/Wempa(Fr)
    RG: Osemele(So)/Spears(So)
    RT: Lamaak(Jr)/Hicks(Jr)

    RE: Lyle(Sr)/Maggit(Fr)---If we land Dyron Dye he would start Day 1 IMO
    DT: Tate(Sr)/B. Johnson(Jr)/McDonough(Fr)
    NG: Frere(Sr)/Black(So)/Ruempolhamer(So)
    DE: Parker(Sr)/Laing(Fr)
    SLB: Bell(Jr)/Ferguson(So)
    MLB: Smith(Sr)/Schmidgall(Sr)---If we land Mike Marry he would start Day 1 IMO
    WLB: Garrin(Sr)/Raven(Sr)/Mosby(Fr)
    CB: L. Johnson(So)/Banks(Sr)/McDowell(Jr)
    CB: Benton(So)/Bell(Sr)/Linder(Fr)
    SS: St. Johnson(Sr)/O'Connell(Jr)---this postion is Troy Butler's Day 1 if he comes to ISU
    FS: Smith(Sr)/Land(Fr)


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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    My Predictions (assuming no current commits de-commit)

    QB: Arnaud(So)/Tiller(Fr)
    RB: Williams(So)/Robinson(Jr)/Schwartz(Fr)
    FB: Mansfield(Jr)/Ekwelundu(Sr)
    TE: Catlett(Sr)/Franklin(Jr)
    WR: Darks(So)/Se. Johnson(So)/Jones(Sr)
    WR: Reynolds(Jr)/Hamilton(Sr)/Range(Fr)
    LT: Haughton(So)/Dedrick(Sr)
    LG: Stephens(Sr)/Klerekoper(So)
    C: Alvarez(Sr)/Wempa(Fr)
    RG: Osemele(So)/Spears(So)
    RT: Lamaak(Jr)/Hicks(Jr)

    RE: Lyle(Sr)/Maggit(Fr)---If we land Dyron Dye he would start Day 1 IMO
    DT: Tate(Sr)/B. Johnson(Jr)/McDonough(Fr)
    NG: Frere(Sr)/Black(So)/Ruempolhamer(So)
    DE: Parker(Sr)/Laing(Fr)
    SLB: Bell(Jr)/Ferguson(So)
    MLB: Smith(Sr)/Schmidgall(Sr)---If we land Mike Marry he would start Day 1 IMO
    WLB: Garrin(Sr)/Raven(Sr)/Mosby(Fr)
    CB: L. Johnson(So)/Banks(Sr)/McDowell(Jr)
    CB: Benton(So)/Bell(Sr)/Linder(Fr)
    SS: St. Johnson(Sr)/O'Connell(Jr)---this postion is Troy Butler's Day 1 if he comes to ISU
    FS: Smith(Sr)/Land(Fr)

    looks good, but Steve Johnson isnt on the team anymore? hence why many believe we need to move a corner to the safety position.



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    CB: Allen Bell >>>>>> Benton IMO



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    I know Tuftee will finally be on campus this spring. Will he even see the field?



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    When did Money actually commit??? I thought that he hadn't?



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsp View Post
    When did Money actually commit??? I thought that he hadn't?
    His brother announced it here Saturday.

    But since this says "Spring" 2-deeps, Money won't be around until summer.



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I think Money Reynolds and Jason Carlson will earn time at WR. Otherwise, looks about right. I don't think there's any doubt ARob is the starting RB game 1.
    I have doubt about Arob starting. I think BO might have something to say about that.



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    Re: Spring 2-deep predictions

    Tiller might be a surprise!!!



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