Lanning practicing with LB's

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  1. AdamJGray

    AdamJGray Administrator

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    They moved Lazard to kicker to fill the void left by Cole Netten. ;)

    I'm not there. @The Rob Gray & @GKroegs are there and should have some good recaps on the site later today.
     
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    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to have him in the backfield. Halfback option anyone?
     
  3. TheJackWePack5

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    Im guessing that they aren't forcing him to play LB and kind of gave him the choice to give it a shot (I mean, the guy is/was a team captain).

    I love that they're giving it a shot.

    Side note, just saw that Brian Mills decided to graduate and end his football career. That's a bummer. I thought came along well throughout last season.
     
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  4. Gunnerclone

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    I love this move no matter what it is (permanent or just situational). It's going to benefit everyone and JL can have a lot of fun playing all over the field.
     
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    This is a bit of a headscratcher to me, but his wrestling background should help him adapt quicker than usual. That said, I think this says more about our linebacker situation than anything.
     
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  6. TheJackWePack5

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    I disagree. Find a way to get him on the field as much as possible. He's not our best QB or RB, so why not try linebacker?
     
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    LB is our biggest team need IMO so if Joel wants to play there, I'm all for it. He has the size and speed, and I trust the coaching staff to put him in the right positions.
    Props to Joel in thinking-- 'I'll play whatever position gives us the best chance to win.'
    Agree that the move is a big surprise, however.
     
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  8. CyBlitz

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    Nercess is transferring it sounds like
     
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    1976 Well-Known Member

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    Agree. He is an incredible athlete and will be a beast at linebacker. I hope we find a way to occasionally get him on the field on offense too. He's can be a huge difference maker on both sides of the ball.
     
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    #30 CyArob, Feb 28, 2017
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    And Brian Mills is retiring from football
     
  11. Stewo

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    I feel like that's something we've been missing for a long, long time with our program.
     
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    Yep and he got his shot too. He wasnt terrible or anything its just that we have 2 other Qb's who are better passing QB's now. Look at What's his name at Ohio st..guy was stud QB then was moved to WR his SR year.

    I commend JL for stepping up and doing what he can to get on the field and help the team.
     
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    Withe mills leaving the program he might be needed. They might as well give It a try since they could be even more thin there with mills leaving
     
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    I think that could open an opening for a grad transfer
     
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    Saw a quote where Coach Campbell asked Lanning in December if he would be interested in playing defense and Lanning responded "absolutely."

    Figured that was the case.
     
  16. Stormin

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    Basketball player Stevie Johnson would disagree.

    Hadn't played football since his sophomore year in HS. Played as a LB on the 9 win team of 2000. Made 17 tackles in 10 games that season in a reserve role. He made a major contribution.
     
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  17. Al_4_State

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    I just hope he still carries the ball some. He's an absolute beast toting the rock.
     
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    If he is only concerned with finding a way to play and contribute, then good for him. He's certainly physical enough. How fun would it be to see him blow up a ball carrier on one series and then turn around and truck some poor defensive back on the next series? Go get 'em Joel.

    I'm a bit nervous about Noland becoming the de facto QB2 considering he's coming off a serious injury and he hasn't played a snap of college football, but if the coaches trust him then I trust him.
     
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    Seth Nerness?
     
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  20. mtowncyclone13

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    if the staff likes Zeb where does that put devon moore? i had heard he was the future. assuming redshirt?
     

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