Lanning practicing with LB's

Discussion in 'Football' started by AdamJGray, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. AdamJGray

    AdamJGray Administrator
    Staff Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    2,931
    280
    83
    Male
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. cycloner29

    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    1,393
    78
    48
    Male
    Marketing
    Ames
    I would love to have him in the backfield. Halfback option anyone?
     
  3. TheJackWePack5

    TheJackWePack5 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    2,218
    228
    63
    Male
    Agronomist
    Ankeny, IA.
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    18,728
    1,439
    113
    Cheddar Production
    DSM
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. SolarGarlic

    SolarGarlic Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    1,077
    150
    63
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  6. TheJackWePack5

    TheJackWePack5 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    2,218
    228
    63
    Male
    Agronomist
    Ankeny, IA.
    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?
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    5,336
    240
    63
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. CyBlitz

    CyBlitz Active Member

    May 9, 2016
    341
    30
    28
    Nercess is transferring it sounds like
     
  9. 1976

    1976 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2014
    663
    82
    28
    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.
     
  10. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2011
    26,566
    1,559
    113
    Staff Writer
    MN
    #30 CyArob, Feb 28, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017
    And Brian Mills is retiring from football
     
  11. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    9,667
    857
    113
    Male
    Commodity buyer
    Iowa
    I feel like that's something we've been missing for a long, long time with our program.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  12. Beyerball

    Beyerball Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    3,989
    194
    63
    Sales
    Texas
    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.
     
  13. CyFy

    CyFy Active Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    828
    87
    28
    Male
    Huxley
    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
     
  14. CyBlitz

    CyBlitz Active Member

    May 9, 2016
    341
    30
    28
    I think that could open an opening for a grad transfer
     
  15. TheJackWePack5

    TheJackWePack5 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    2,218
    228
    63
    Male
    Agronomist
    Ankeny, IA.
    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

    Stormin Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    36,720
    586
    113
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    20,795
    1,437
    113
    Driftless Region
    I just hope he still carries the ball some. He's an absolute beast toting the rock.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  18. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    6,257
    274
    83
    Des Moines
    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.
     
  19. Brandon

    Brandon Active Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    634
    77
    28
    Near Ames
    Seth Nerness?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    15,451
    747
    113
    grundy center
    if the staff likes Zeb where does that put devon moore? i had heard he was the future. assuming redshirt?
     

Share This Page