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    Random observations from today's scrimmage

    In no particular order:
    • Tiller isn't as effective in the air as Arnaud right now, but boy does he have some serious wheels. He busted one for major yardage today. I can see our coaches using him very strategically in certain situations. The defense will be spread out and they'll have to respect his arm, but they'll have a tough time keeping him contained when he pulls his arm down.
    • Some excellent catches out there today, but also several drops.
    • Too many penalties, but that's probably par for the course for this time of year.
    • I'm no coach, but it appears to me that the Dline philosophy seems to have changed since last year. It seems there's less emphasis on staying in your gap and more emphasis on getting penetration and disrupting the offense. Linebacker is still an area of concern right now, and it will be nice to have the JC all-american joining us this summer.
    • LJ is still the man out there. He had a couple of excellent plays in the endzone and also got a pick off a deflection.
    • It looks like the tight ends will play a role in our offense and that's good because we've got a couple of quality tight ends.
    • Arob is clearly the #1 running back. Schwartz and Bo both had some nice plays, though.
    • I really think we'll be much more effective in the red zone this year because we'll have so many more dimensions on offense. Also, you may see a few major rinkles in our offense when we get inside the 10.
    • I love the passion of our head coach!



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    cool thanks for sharing


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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Excellent observations. Much appreciated.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Point #4 - I'm not sure if we are athletic enough to pull it off but it is good to hear about the defensive line penetration. Everytime I saw South Florida play the last couple years they seemed to be constantly in their oponents backfield. Their front seven were attack, attack attack.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Big learning curve.

    More aggressive defense will be good, but we can get burned more often if not staying in zones. Oh well, can't be any worse than last year...



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by JDDCy View Post
    Point #4 - I'm not sure if we are athletic enough to pull it off but it is good to hear about the defensive line penetration. Everytime I saw South Florida play the last couple years they seemed to be constantly in their oponents backfield. Their front seven were attack, attack attack.
    it helped that they had an All American quality DE in Selvie



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    I'd expect Bo Williams to be third string coming into the year. Jeremiah Schwartz looks like a damn football player.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    I agree about Schwartz. I really like his stick it down your throat style of running. I think he's going to be a huge fan favorite.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Schwartz is gonna be huge for the next 4 years. He would have played last year if he didn't tweak his knee in August.

    A RB with the ability to pick up a 3rd and 1 or 4th and inches is badly needed.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post

    A RB with the ability to pick up a 3rd and 1 or 4th and inches is badly needed.
    The last one I remember was Ennis Haywood. That guy was always good for a few yards, even if the line was bad(which it was't back then.)



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    The last one I remember was Ennis Haywood. That guy was always good for a few yards, even if the line was bad(which it was't back then.)
    Ryan Kock.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Ryan Kock.
    Ryan had a few good games(particularly his last one), but didn't prove himself against all the teams that Ennis did.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Ryan had a few good games(particularly his last one), but didn't prove himself against all the teams that Ennis did.
    True that Ryan is not the RB that Ennis was, but from the standpoint of a guy getting 1 yard when you need it, Ryan NEVER failed.



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    True that Ryan is not the RB that Ennis was, but from the standpoint of a guy getting 1 yard when you need it, Ryan NEVER failed.
    Good point. You're right. He was a fullback wasn't he?



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    Re: Random observations from today's scrimmage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Good point. You're right. He was a fullback wasn't he?
    Yeap, a FB.



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