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    Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Sorry if I misspelled that!

    What can anyone tell me about him? I guess he saw a little action last year, but I sure don't remember it?

    What can we expect from him? He appears to be a short tree trunk of a guy. Is he quick? How good can he be for us?

    There has been a LOT of talk about Klein and Knott, but I think we all know that those two have the talent to be good ones. Nobody says much about MT. I just wondered if anyone closer to the program could give any insight what we can expect? Thanks.



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Matt is pretty quick for his size. He has a great tackling technique. If his stamina can stay up he should be fine. Not and over the top linebacker, but pretty solid.


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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    He's just like the guy that played at USC...only shorter :)



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    MT has one career tackle against a D1-AA team. So yeah, he's probably pretty ******* awesome.



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    ole matt is like a tree stump-could be awesome with a year in the weight room and on the training table.just hope the well muscled dude from florida is the surprise of the year on defense. lets hope rony nelson shows up,too, and rump and our interior linemen can plug up the middle.


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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    ole matt is like a tree stump-could be awesome with a year in the weight room and on the training table.
    A year in the weight room? He has already had a year in the weight room. He already weighs 246.



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Quote Originally Posted by bfross View Post
    A year in the weight room? He has already had a year in the weight room. He already weighs 246.
    How big is he actually? I saw him at the ISU event, and he looked about 5-8 and 180lbs to me, and the 5-8 is a stretch.



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    MT has one career tackle against a D1-AA team. So yeah, he's probably pretty ******* awesome.
    And I bet you scored four touchdowns in one single game, right Al?



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Hes gonna be good for us.



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    Hes gonna be good for us.


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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Preseason all Big 12 1st team linebacker next year. In NCAA 2011



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    I'm 5'11" and he is at leat 2 inches shorter than I am.

    I spoke with him during the recruitment process when he did his on campus visit, so unless he grew 2-3" in a year, I'm sure he is still under 5'9".


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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Preseason all Big 12 1st team linebacker next year. In NCAA 2011
    speaking of NCAA 11, I currently have ISU in the Big XII title game with an 11-1 record, and #7 ranking in the BCS......



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    Re: Matt Tau'fo'ou?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Sorry if I misspelled that!

    What can anyone tell me about him? I guess he saw a little action last year, but I sure don't remember it?

    What can we expect from him? He appears to be a short tree trunk of a guy. Is he quick? How good can he be for us?

    There has been a LOT of talk about Klein and Knott, but I think we all know that those two have the talent to be good ones. Nobody says much about MT. I just wondered if anyone closer to the program could give any insight what we can expect? Thanks.
    The reason you don't hear about him is because he is an unknown. Saw very little action last year. All I have heard is the staff is very high on him. This staff doesn't try and blow smoke up anyone's rear either. From what I have heard, great motor and pretty good speed for a MLB.
    The reality is we won't know much until this fall.


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