INSIDER: Spring football nuggets (4-14-19)

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  1. ChrisMWilliams

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    Ok first of all, in April, my birdies generally aren’t going to be dogging too many guys. Too early. They/we don’t know enough yet. But I’ve been working the phones today trying to get information on yesterday’s scrimmage.


    Here are some interesting nuggets I’ve gotten on the spring as a whole.


    — “Breece Hall is special.” ...

    --- With that, Kene has really had a great spring too. My guess is that Kene will start the season at RB but like David as a freshman, Breece will work his way into getting significant reps early and often. Kene isn't gonna be standing on the sideline much though. They love him and he's finally blossoming post the Achilles injury.


    — On the O-Line, apparently Good-Jones looks a lot better than he ever has in the Campbell Era. Newell continues to be a staff favorite. They think he will be very, very good.


    — Purdy, Milton and Rose were referred to as “elite” by one source.


    — From what I’ve gathered, Scates and Shaw have had the type of springs that the staff had hoped for, which will be big in trying to fill the shoes of Hakeem Butler. The 180 turnaround by Scates from last August until now is really quite incredible.


    — Defensive line … sounds like Josh Bailey is finally starting to make his presence felt. Was told that he and Tucker Robertson will be make a push to play this season.


    — “Will McDonald is a special, true freak.”


    — A lot of enthusiasm about the longterm potential of young corners Anthony Johnson and Datrone Young. The Rice grad transfer insurance policy feels like a big deal to most in the program.


    I’ll keep digging.
     
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    I think Milton is going to have an All-Big 12 type of year. He looks one step quicker than everyone else on the field.
     
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    Great to hear Scates is on the right path. Massive potential there.
     
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    If Scates can keep his eyes on football instead of airsoft he has the potential to be an absolute monster.
     
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    Thanks CW. I still miss the Spring game, but very appreciative for the report.
     
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    Good info..hopefully JaQ Bailey isn’t too bad injury..he’s got cast on his foot.. still 3+. months until fball so I’m sure he will be ok..

    Photo of DL is impressive...Isiah Lee is huge for RS frosh..Josh Bailey body looks totally different..Blake Peterson does not look like a true freshman, kid looks like a CPR 5th yr senior DE we would have playing.
     
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    Does anybody have CW's mailing address?

    I need to send him a hard copy of this...

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    Photo?
     
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    I think Jalen Martin will have a breakout year
     
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    I really enjoyed reading this piece, but it really should be pointed out that its 4-14-19 now.
     
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    Seeing this group...thinking back to WVU game...I want them to be absolute beasts, giving fits to QBs and stuffing the run....allowing ROSE/SPEARS to roam and pick off bad passes, etc.
     
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    After seeing this photo. I completely agree with BeyerBall on Blake Peterson. He has good size as a true freshman.
     
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    Its 4-15-19 now. You may want to fix that calendar.
     
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    It’ll be interesting to see how those lost yards from 2018 get spread around.

    Still think Milton & Jones will have the majority of production but we’ll need a Martin/Scates/Shaw/Akers to step up (TE’s will help, obvi).
     
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    Hopefully Akers can take another step up. He might be fast but struggled to get open. Plus he had two drops that resulted in interceptions.
     
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    I've been almost too excited for football ever since bowing out of the tourney early. This didn't help things, CW
     
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