Nice ESPN article on Park's growth

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  1. Bewilderme

    Bewilderme Well-Known Member

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  2. ZB4CY

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    Thought it was a great article. I'm sure most of us already knew his background coming to ISU, but I for one, am very excited to see what he can do with a full spring this year and being ready to roll come Fall.
     
  3. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    Some pretty heave stuff in the article.-- He’s going to find a way to be successful. And he’s going to be an NFL quarterback if he keeps his head on straight.”

    I guess I hadn't really thought of a ceiling for Park.
     
  4. jay moe

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    Really excited to see the development he has made since he first arrived last fall.
     
  5. NickTheGreat

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    I was in Camp Lanning last fall, but I'm also hoping that Park knocked off a lot of rust, and has a Solomon Young-esque awakening :cool:
     
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  6. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    Crazy to think he still has two years left.
     
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  7. ripvdub

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    Same here. Wanted Lanning to win it, but very excited for Park going into next year
     
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  8. DSMCy

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    I forget this all the time. I keep thinking him and Lanning are both seniors.
     
  9. CyValley

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    Love 'em both, Park and Lanning. Hope both have great success this fall (yeah, everybody who sweats cardinal and gold wants that, but sometimes, though, you just gotta say the obvious out loud, right?).

    I like the Dean Carlson-George Amundsen comparisons to Park-Lanning, but, heck, we got David Montgomery and Mike Warren, too, and that's different from back then, I think. Man, I can still see DM turning the corner late in the season with speed and power. Zoooooom man.

    I'm having a difficult time figuring out how to confuse a defense with both Park and Lanning on the field together because that would scream "trick play!" But, I'll bet CMC and CTM can envision something cool. That's why they get the big bucks and the rest of us sit in the stands ;-)
     
  10. demoncore1031

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    Park is the most talented QB we have had since Seneca, easily. If he works his arse off then he could end up breaking some school single season records this year.
     
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  11. Cycsk

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    Campbell and Manning have talked about working on ways to get both Park and Lanning on the field at the same time. I can't wait to see how they do it.
     
  12. KMAC_ATTACK

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    No doubt about it.... For me - the telling sign was the first time i saw him look downfield - it was covered and he moved his head to a second and a third receiver for a 4 yard completion. Thats when i knew we had a qb.... all too often our offense was predicated on quick fast throws - single read timing plays - easily defensed. That could be a large part because the QB had no time... But, the way park sat in the pocket and surveyed the field - it looked like a Georgia QB and lately thats a huge compliment!
     
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  13. IsUaClone2

    IsUaClone2 Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly (I self-medicated too much back then), the Carlson/Amundsen plays started with Carlson at QB and Amundsen split out. Carlson threw/lateraled to Amundsen who threw down field. They did this a time or two, then changed it. Sometimes they reversed positions, sometimes double throws before advancing the ball. Yes, many people knew it could be a trick play but they developed so many options that you didn't know which one but you knew something good was going to happen.

    Hearing rumors of Lanning playing several positions make a lot of sense to me. Just like Amundsen, Lanning has a great combination of ability, toughness, and determination to be a real threat. He may not be the best in the country at any one position but he may be the best at multiple positions.
     
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  14. RedBlooded

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    Jones was Qb. having Lanning, Park and Jones out there all at once would be interesting
     
  15. srjclone

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    Jones was essentially a running back. They very rarely threw, IIRC
     
  16. harimad

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    Park at FS, Lanning at LB?
     
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    Montgomery was a QB as well. I'm not a huge fan of gimmicks, but thought it should be noted.
     

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