Any word on Henry Simon?

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  1. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone heard about Henry Simon's status?? I know they made the Oni change to fill the Simon and Pouncey void. But I was hoping that Simon still might make it to campus considering it is always good to have depth at DT.
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Was he the one CPR mentioned was finishing up some school stuff during Media Day?
     
  3. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    Still hasn't qualified academically yet. Waiting on a few things. I'd say its a 50/50 at this point.
     
  4. cyclonestate

    cyclonestate Well-Known Member

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    He will be here very soon.
     
  5. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    You sure about that?

    According to this article by Bobby La Gesse Rhoads doesn't even know yet and that was two days ago.

    Scroll down to the bottom.
     
  6. GMackey32

    GMackey32 Well-Known Member

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    Word from a very credible source says that the staff will be absolutely shocked if he qualifies.
     
  7. CycloneSports

    CycloneSports New Member

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    Not good.:sad:
     
  8. Possibly another Rony Nelson situation, or a no go all together?
     
  9. cyfan964

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    From what I've heard, pretty much a complete no go. We'll know for sure in the next week.
     
  10. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    I know with 5 deep now we are sitting okay, McD, Dutch, woods, Jenson and Omolie, after that it is very slim with black(tranfering), Pompey (knee) and Simon (grades). 1 or 2 injuries and we are hurting.... I personally think this is a bigger concern against teams like Okie State, Iowa, UCONN and K-state, than who the starting QB is....
     
  11. St810s

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    Don't forget about Laing.
     
  12. brett108

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    If we are relying on a tFr to provide reps in games at the DT spot we are in trouble. Lots of it. I hope Jensen is ready, and Woods proves to be a contributor. We really needed more DTs in the rotation. I think McD and Ruemp will be tough at the top, but without depth teams are going to grind our guys down.
     
  13. 3GenClone

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    Offensive production is going to be crucial to minimize our defensive players time on the field. Depth at DL is good for injuries, but for results we need well rested players - not guys who have to come back on the field after a 3-and-out series. QB & receiver production as well as extended offensive drives should translate to more success on the defensive side of the ball.
     
  14. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    We need production from offense I do agree but honestly, when playing grind it out still team, like the ones above a lack of depth in DL can hurt worse... Good cath on Laing, for whatever reason the roster still has him as DE, that does make me feel a little better, but one or two injuries over the course of the season and the lack of depth becomes very evident.....
     
  15. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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    If we can make it to conference play, we can then always switch to a three man from. We did it a little last year against Mizzou. I don't think it will happen, but I think we have the LBers and maybe the secondary to do that if it has to be done. Obviously, that's not the ideal situation.
     
  16. I think the 3 man front was a specific game-plan just for Mizzou.
     

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