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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    "Ricky Howard, a JC transfer, could be the answer at TE."

    I thought this comment was odd. Isn't Collin Franklin considered a threat receiving at the TE position?


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    "Ricky Howard, a JC transfer, could be the answer at TE."

    I thought this comment was odd. Isn't Collin Franklin considered a threat receiving at the TE position?
    Collin Franklin is a very solid TE. Howard will be a nice addition, but we already have a good TE. Nothing wrong with having 2. I wouldn't be stunned to see them both on the field at times.


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    They are sort of right, as I think Ricky is looked at as a favorite to replace Derrick Catlett as more of a blocking tight end.



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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Collin Franklin is a very solid TE. Howard will be a nice addition, but we already have a good TE. Nothing wrong with having 2. I wouldn't be stunned to see them both on the field at times.
    I agree. However the way he stated it he made it sound as if we had no experienced receivers at the TE position. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something regarding #88's skills in that regard.

    Thanks for the clarification Al...


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    I'd pay any amount of money for us to just drill KU this year. Finally the unsackable Reesing and the uncover-able Meyer is gone after their 9th year of eligibility.


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by clonz View Post
    They are sort of right, as I think Ricky is looked at as a favorite to replace Derrick Catlett as more of a blocking tight end.
    "Who will be the go-to receiver for QB Austen Arnaud? Marquis Hamilton (team-high 50 catches, 606 yards in 2009) has graduated, along with dependable TR Derrick Catlett. ISU is counting on the return of WR Darius Reynolds, who broke a leg in September after grabbing 13 passes in the first four games. Ricky Howard, a JC transfer, could be the answer at TE."

    The whole premise he put forward was about a receiver question mark for AA, though...


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I'd pay any amount of money for us to just drill KU this year. Finally the unsackable Reesing and the uncover-able Meyer is gone after their 9th year of eligibility.
    Thats funny right there. They did very a Jess Settles quality to them.




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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I'd pay any amount of money for us to just drill KU this year. Finally the unsackable Reesing and the uncover-able Meyer is gone after their 9th year of eligibility.
    I think we're gonna get some serious get-back on KU this year.


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I'd pay any amount of money for us to just drill KU this year. Finally the unsackable Reesing and the uncover-able Meyer is gone after their 9th year of eligibility.
    I think we could take them to the woodshed. It would be great. That '06 loss to them at JTS was one of the worst we've had.


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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    "Who will be the go-to receiver for QB Austen Arnaud? Marquis Hamilton (team-high 50 catches, 606 yards in 2009) has graduated, along with dependable TR Derrick Catlett. ISU is counting on the return of WR Darius Reynolds, who broke a leg in September after grabbing 13 passes in the first four games. Ricky Howard, a JC transfer, could be the answer at TE."

    The whole premise he put forward was about a receiver question mark for AA, though...
    My assumption is that the looked at our recruiting class and saw a JuCo TE and also noticed that we were graduating a TE. They put two and two together and assumed that Ricky was brought in with hopes of him being an immediate target.

    I don't think they put enough effort in to research and find out that Ricky is expected to mostly replace Catletts blocking and that we have a pretty good receiving TE.

    Also, I was a bit underwhelmed by Franklins receiving numbers this year, so I can understand why he is not thought of as a big threat. I hope both TEs bust out for more yardage this year as well as the rest of the recieving corps.



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    Re: Big 12 Spring (Pre) Outlook

    I like the KU comments. I want to destroy them/hit them coming off the bus by about at least a 4 touchdown blowout. F- KU.



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