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    Wallace Franklin

    There has been a lot of talk about him getting an extra year that I pretty much ignored.

    He really hasn't done much at ISU , but I noticed that there was a #18 in the spring practice photos working with the WRs.

    He is still on the roster on cyclones.com.

    Was he given an extra year?



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    I don't know but i think the problem with him is he weighs like 180 and is like 6'3


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    ya he has an extra year got a medical redshirt last year


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    You never know how he'll do in the new system. I'm not expecting much, but maybe Herman will be able to harness that speed.



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    I'm going with the assumption that both WF and the staff believe that he can contribute or they wouldn't have bothered going through with the medical appeal.

    On a related note, Paul Clark was talking up Jason Carlson in a radio interview last week. The story was that he struggled picking up the D1 game last fall, but the new staff has been very impressed with what he has shown since they arrived.



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I'm going with the assumption that both WF and the staff believe that he can contribute or they wouldn't have bothered going through with the medical appeal.

    On a related note, Paul Clark was talking up Jason Carlson in a radio interview last week. The story was that he struggled picking up the D1 game last fall, but the new staff has been very impressed with what he has shown since they arrived.
    Let me put it this way...

    TWO WORDS: KICK RETURNER



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Let me put it this way...

    TWO WORDS: KICK RETURNER
    that would be great having LJ and him back there. Teams may just kick it out of bounds


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Let me put it this way...

    TWO WORDS: KICK RETURNER
    Punt Returner


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Let me put it this way...

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    Two words: (ok, maybe a couple more)

    NCAA RECORD HOLDER LEONARD JOHNSON



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Two words: (ok, maybe a couple more)

    NCAA RECORD HOLDER LEONARD JOHNSON
    A Bunch of words:

    Oklahoma State scored so much they kicked off to Leonard Johnson about a million times.

    That being said he is a great returner even though I believe those OSU game stats were inflated. If Carlson can show something back there to the staff than it would be nice to have options back there to get some starting field position (which I think is going to be a HUGE determinent in this teams ability to score.) I think we'll have a good offense, but not one that can consistently go 80+ yards to get TDs/FGs


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik4Cy View Post
    A Bunch of words:

    Oklahoma State scored so much they kicked off to Leonard Johnson about a million times.

    That being said he is a great returner even though I believe those OSU game stats were inflated. If Carlson can show something back there to the staff than it would be nice to have options back there to get some starting field position (which I think is going to be a HUGE determinent in this teams ability to score.) I think we'll have a good offense, but not one that can consistently go 80+ yards to get TDs/FGs
    True -- but didn't he have multiple 50+ yard returns in that game anyway?


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by TedKumsher View Post
    True -- but didn't he have multiple 50+ yard returns in that game anyway?
    Like 3 of 'em. A couple over 80, I think...


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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Like 3 of 'em. A couple over 80, I think...
    He had 9 returns for 319 yards

    Long of 73 yards and also had a 72 yarder



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    LJ just doesn't have break away speed yet. He has a quick burst and can change directions while still going full speed, but he can get caught from behind. Like he did a couple times last year



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    Re: Wallace Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    LJ just doesn't have break away speed yet. He has a quick burst and can change directions while still going full speed, but he can get caught from behind. Like he did a couple times last year

    Much easier to get caught from behind playing on a defense that is on the field most of the game.



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