Desmond King wins Thorpe award

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  1. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    Much deserved. He had a huge season. I hope he goes pro and we don't have to face him again.
     
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  2. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    King > Tribune

    I think that argument is finally settled. :jimlad:
     
  3. Tre4ISU

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    Jourdan Lewis not being a finalist is criminal, therefor I don't acknowledge Kings win.
     
  4. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Tribune was just not good at all this year.
     
  5. Cyclonepride

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    I'll echo those sentiments.
     
  6. cyclone101

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    Meh, he's okay I guess.
     
  7. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    System CB.
     
  8. tm3308

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    Not sure if serious.

    Iowa has had some very good corners under Ferentz, but King is easily the best of the bunch. Not only is his preparation/instincts elite, but he's got great ball skills, is an excellent open-field tackler, and he's got the most important attribute that guys like Hyde, Spievey and Godfrey lacked: the hip fluidity to turn and run with receivers without losing speed. The only knocks on him are being a touch on the short side at 5'11" and that he lacks elite top end speed.

    Honestly, other than the height, that scouting report doesn't sound too different from Richard Sherman's. A poor man's Sherman is still damn good.
     
  9. tm3308

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    Also, he says he's leaning toward coming back next year. Getting his degree is very important to him; he really wants to do it for his family. Having the chance to improve his draft stock and try to take care of some unfinished business doesn't hurt, either.
     
  10. Cyclonepride

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    Nah, school isn't that important.
     
  11. NWICY

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    He deserved it congrats to him.
     
  12. Acylum

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  14. huntt26

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    What business is left? Winning the conference title? Other than that, they did everything the absolute best.
     
  15. Clark

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    If Doc posted it, just assume he's not being serious
     
  16. CTTB78

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    This must be trying to win a bowl game after losing two straight.
     
  17. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    You should really try to have more self awareness than that. Tis the season of giving, so I won't take a swing at the giant softball you just lobbed.
     
  18. BigLame

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    Well deserved. He should leave after this season & wear the real Black & Gold of the Pittsburgh Steelers (would absolutely love if they picked him. Still bummed they didn't get Micah Hyde).

    For all of you recruiting followers out there, King's Rivals profile:
    5.6 rating, 3-Star from Michigan with offers from: Wisconsin, Indiana, & 5 MAC schools & of course chose Iowa.
    Micah Hyde: 5.4 rating, 2-Star from Ohio with offers from: 6 MAC schools (incl Toledo) & Iowa

    talent to be had in Campbell's footprint, no doubt. Need to be able to identify & develop.

    Again, though, good for King. He is an absolute stud.
     
  19. tm3308

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    I'm not saying I expect to compete for the national title next year, but after coming so close this year, I'd bet that the players fully believe that, King included. From a player's perspective, I'm sure they'll enter next season thinking they have unfinished business to tend to.
     
  20. CTTB78

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    LOL!!!
     

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