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WAY too early look at next years depth chart

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Posted: 1/11/2013 1:02 PM

WAY too early look at next years depth chart 


Not much discussion going on with the spring game a few months off and signing day about a month away. 

QB - Nelson/Leidner/Foreman RS - Streveler
RB - Kirkwood/Williams/Edwards I think Williams and Edwards get more and more carries as the year progresses though
WR - Fruchte/McDonald/Carter
WR - Engel/DCT
Slot - Harbison/Maye/Jones
TE/HB/FB - Goodger/Plsek/Williams/Anyanwu
LT - E. Olson/Lenkiewitz/Pirsig RS - Alex Mayes
LG - T. Olson/Bak/McAvoy
C - Bobek?/Christanson/Hayes
RG - Epping/Bjorklund/McAvoy
RT - Campion/Bush/Heifort/Lauer

Defense is a bit harder at this point.

DE - Amaefula/Keith/Ekpe
DT - Hageman/Ekpe/Hinojosa
DT - Johnson/Botticeli/Timms  RS - Peppers
DE - Cockran/Perry/Salzwedel
OLB - Hill/Lynn?/Schultz? RS - Wipson
MLB - Wilson/Beal?/Westerhaus?/Matilus?
OLB - Manual/Edwards/Rallis? RS? - Laster
DB - Shabazz/Murray/Boddy RS - Myrick
S - Wells/Vereen/Johnson
S - Thompson/Travis
DB - Baltazar/Andrews

K - Santoso
P - Eldred
 
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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:20 PM

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i think we RS most of the Defense outside of a LB or two.  most other positions will have experience and talent returning. 

 

I dont think Edwards will be moved back to RB i htink he will shine this offseason adn in practice to the point that LB will be his spot.  not sure what is happening with our LB's but they need to play better in the Bten

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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:26 PM

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I think he is referring to Berkley Edwards who will hopefully be the next stud running back and pick up on the Barber/Maroney tradition.
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Posted: 1/12/2013 12:32 AM

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I think your right on the RB situation....

LBs theres a lot of bodies at the position,there has to be three good enough to start

CBs very young but Shabazz did some really good things.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:22 AM

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gophersturf10 wrote: I think your right on the RB situation....

LBs theres a lot of bodies at the position,there has to be three good enough to start

CBs very young but Shabazz did some really good things.
however i will always remember Shahbaz as the guy who dropped the INT that could have saved us a game (unfair I know) until he does something to erase that memory.

I feel good about all offenses position with a huge "?" at QB. If Nelson improves and stays healthy then we will have a chance.  if injuries start to pile up for any length of time then we slip a little.

Defensively they will improve as where they lost players there is only positives that could come from those positions.  We lose LB's and CB's.  CB's we will have talented guys that will be able to step in, where at the LB's spot they were not the strength of our D so any change will be positive IMO

I do think edwards(lamonte) will turn into a great LB and will prove it this Spring.

Berkley Edwards will be a stud however i would think if we could RS him we would but i thought the same thing about Rod Williams too. 

It should be another step forward year if we can stay healthy.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:15 PM

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IMO DCT and Engel will be the most likely starters.  Maye in the slot followed by Jones.  I don't know how ready Harbison will be granted, he'll have had a full year to recover, I just don't think he'll be completely 100% until maybe the beginning of conference play.

OL is goign to be stacked.  I'm surprised Mottla isn't on your depth chart at C.  He played pretty well until he was injured.  Epping seems to have RG locked down same with Campion.  I think Christenson will be moved back to Backing up LG and Bak will be backing up RG.  With Bobek and Mottla battling it out at C.

DL should stay relatively the same with the exception of Johnson and Wilhite.  Can't forget Johnson also had a torn ACL this year and I suspect his recovery will take  a while so we'll still see Botticelli starting alongside Hageman inside.  With Ekpe and Hinojosa most likely backing them up.  DE will be Amaefula and Cockran, Perry and Keith.

LB will be the most interesting  Hill is the only lock to start he was our best LB late in the season. Manuel also played very well in his role as back up and I'd think he'd be in-line to start at OLB as well. Wilson should come in and be #1 at MLB.   I feel Lynn and Edwards will  be primary backups at OLB.  MLB we have question marks since we haven't seen anything from Matilus or or Westerhaus.  I like Beal's heart to try and come back and play but I just don't like his chances. 

Safety is fairly locked up with Thompson, Wells, Vereen and Travis don't expect to see any changes there.  CB we lose Stoudermire and Carter big losses but the way Boddy, Shabazz, and Baltazar played I don't think we'll see much of a drop off. Plus we have the likes of Murray and Montgomery.  

Overall we lose some key players but we return a majority of guys who saw a lot of PT so we should see quite a bit of an improvement next season.

Shhh..... My Common Sense is Tingling. 
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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:02 PM

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Jonas2 wrote:

IMO DCT and Engel will be the most likely starters.  Maye in the slot followed by Jones.  I don't know how ready Harbison will be granted, he'll have had a full year to recover, I just don't think he'll be completely 100% until maybe the beginning of conference play.

OL is goign to be stacked.  I'm surprised Mottla isn't on your depth chart at C.  He played pretty well until he was injured.  Epping seems to have RG locked down same with Campion.  I think Christenson will be moved back to Backing up LG and Bak will be backing up RG.  With Bobek and Mottla battling it out at C.

DL should stay relatively the same with the exception of Johnson and Wilhite.  Can't forget Johnson also had a torn ACL this year and I suspect his recovery will take  a while so we'll still see Botticelli starting alongside Hageman inside.  With Ekpe and Hinojosa most likely backing them up.  DE will be Amaefula and Cockran, Perry and Keith.

LB will be the most interesting  Hill is the only lock to start he was our best LB late in the season. Manuel also played very well in his role as back up and I'd think he'd be in-line to start at OLB as well. Wilson should come in and be #1 at MLB.   I feel Lynn and Edwards will  be primary backups at OLB.  MLB we have question marks since we haven't seen anything from Matilus or or Westerhaus.  I like Beal's heart to try and come back and play but I just don't like his chances. 

Safety is fairly locked up with Thompson, Wells, Vereen and Travis don't expect to see any changes there.  CB we lose Stoudermire and Carter big losses but the way Boddy, Shabazz, and Baltazar played I don't think we'll see much of a drop off. Plus we have the likes of Murray and Montgomery.  

Overall we lose some key players but we return a majority of guys who saw a lot of PT so we should see quite a bit of an improvement next season.

Yeah it was mostly guesswork and I was on the optimistic side with the ACL's. i think Harbison is already running and I've heard he'll be back by spring though I'm sure he'll be limited much like Jones was. I expect him to be fully back by fall camp but I don't have any inside info. Johnson sounds like a much more iffy case. I've heard suggestions that if its possible we should redshirt him next year. I'm guessing this depends on what the staff think of the newcomers and Timms.
 
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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:24 PM

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The offense looks pretty spot on. We return so many starters or regulars you have to feel good about that. I think offense catches up with the defense next season. Defense is a little cloudier. Rojo's injury plus the loss of Beal doesn't help. Plus there is talk of Wells moving back to corner to play on the boundary. I do think Hawthorne is kicker. He's a senior and really only lost his job because he got injured and Wettstein got hot.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:49 PM

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gophmeister wrote: The offense looks pretty spot on. We return so many starters or regulars you have to feel good about that. I think offense catches up with the defense next season. Defense is a little cloudier. Rojo's injury plus the loss of Beal doesn't help. Plus there is talk of Wells moving back to corner to play on the boundary. I do think Hawthorne is kicker. He's a senior and really only lost his job because he got injured and Wettstein got hot.
having returnies are only good if they improve.  If the offense continues to struggle running the ball we will continue to have problems.  if the QB doent improve we will continue to have problems.  If the WR's dont stay healthy then we will continue to be a bad offense.

all that said if coach Klein can continue to get these guys bigger stronger and faster then maybe we improve next year. 

the defense will be fine as it is all about desire.

i hope Hawthorne does win the spot i would hate to think we wasted scholarships on guys that will not produce on the feild.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:57 PM

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benthere2 wrote:
gophmeister wrote: The offense looks pretty spot on. We return so many starters or regulars you have to feel good about that. I think offense catches up with the defense next season. Defense is a little cloudier. Rojo's injury plus the loss of Beal doesn't help. Plus there is talk of Wells moving back to corner to play on the boundary. I do think Hawthorne is kicker. He's a senior and really only lost his job because he got injured and Wettstein got hot.
having returnies are only good if they improve.  If the offense continues to struggle running the ball we will continue to have problems.  if the QB doent improve we will continue to have problems.  If the WR's dont stay healthy then we will continue to be a bad offense.

all that said if coach Klein can continue to get these guys bigger stronger and faster then maybe we improve next year. 

the defense will be fine as it is all about desire.

i hope Hawthorne does win the spot i would hate to think we wasted scholarships on guys that will not produce on the feild.
Santoso will also be on scholarship.
 
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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:39 AM

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Frod0 wrote:
benthere2 wrote:
gophmeister wrote: The offense looks pretty spot on. We return so many starters or regulars you have to feel good about that. I think offense catches up with the defense next season. Defense is a little cloudier. Rojo's injury plus the loss of Beal doesn't help. Plus there is talk of Wells moving back to corner to play on the boundary. I do think Hawthorne is kicker. He's a senior and really only lost his job because he got injured and Wettstein got hot.
having returnies are only good if they improve.  If the offense continues to struggle running the ball we will continue to have problems.  if the QB doent improve we will continue to have problems.  If the WR's dont stay healthy then we will continue to be a bad offense.

all that said if coach Klein can continue to get these guys bigger stronger and faster then maybe we improve next year. 

the defense will be fine as it is all about desire.

i hope Hawthorne does win the spot i would hate to think we wasted scholarships on guys that will not produce on the feild.
Santoso will also be on scholarship.
yes but we could maximize his value by red shirting him if Hawthorne can beat him out.  otherwise then Hawthornes scholarship was a waste whiel Santose could still give us value for several years
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:03 AM

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Frod0 wrote:
benthere2 wrote:
gophmeister wrote: The offense looks pretty spot on. We return so many starters or regulars you have to feel good about that. I think offense catches up with the defense next season. Defense is a little cloudier. Rojo's injury plus the loss of Beal doesn't help. Plus there is talk of Wells moving back to corner to play on the boundary. I do think Hawthorne is kicker. He's a senior and really only lost his job because he got injured and Wettstein got hot.
having returnies are only good if they improve.  If the offense continues to struggle running the ball we will continue to have problems.  if the QB doent improve we will continue to have problems.  If the WR's dont stay healthy then we will continue to be a bad offense.

all that said if coach Klein can continue to get these guys bigger stronger and faster then maybe we improve next year. 

the defense will be fine as it is all about desire.

i hope Hawthorne does win the spot i would hate to think we wasted scholarships on guys that will not produce on the feild.
Santoso will also be on scholarship.
yes but we could maximize his value by red shirting him if Hawthorne can beat him out.  otherwise then Hawthornes scholarship was a waste whiel Santose could still give us value for several years

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Santos does the kick offs and long FGs, Hawthorne does the mid and short FGs. BTW, at 290 or something like that, we've gotta have the biggest place kicker in college. No matter who we play, we can say "our kicker would waste your kicker in a fight".
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