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Question: What happened to Barry Sanders Jr.?

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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:05 PM

Question: What happened to Barry Sanders Jr.? 


I'm surprised that he hasn't played this season. Is he hurt, or did somehow not show up at Stanford this season? Btw, PLEASE beat the Ducks, tonight.
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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:26 PM

Re: Question: What happened to Barry Sanders Jr.? 


He's with the team. He might be redshirting though I'm not 100% certain.
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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:34 PM

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He's redshirting.  Why use up a year of eligibility when he'd get 5 touches max per game?  Next year he'll probably start.
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Posted: 11/17/2012 7:41 PM

Who? 


No such person exists. Barry J. Sanders does however.

 

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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:25 PM

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Sanders does not like to be called Jr. Different middle name than dad.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.  ~Voltaire

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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:19 AM

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I've watched Stanford play a lot, and it seems like you guys lack a big play threat. Taylor isn't really a home run runner. It seems like he could have made a contribution, but whatever. Thanks for the reply.
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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:00 AM

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Running back by committee next year but Kelsey Young will start.

From practice reports Sanders is the real deal.
"Honkhonkhonkhonkhonk."

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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:11 AM

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Taylor may not be a "home run" running back, but all the guy has done is run for over 1,000 yards each of the past three seasons while being on the cusp of becoming Stanford's all-time leading rusher. Football aside, he will be leaving college with a degree from one of the top academic universities in the country.
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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:48 AM

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The guy will be the best running back from a statistical standpoint in school history!
drewdawg11 wrote: I've watched Stanford play a lot, and it seems like you guys lack a big play threat. Taylor isn't really a home run runner. It seems like he could have made a contribution, but whatever. Thanks for the reply.
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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:55 AM

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Taylor is a warrior and the team MVP. Gerhart was Superman and except for a couple idiots was the Heisman winner.

Darrin Nelson, Glyn Milburn and Bookman were homerun backs.

Next year Stanford has two, Young and Sanders, along with two slashers (Wilkerson, Seale) and a pounder (Wright). 

There will be no dropoff.
"Honkhonkhonkhonkhonk."

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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:35 AM

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TreeBoy wrote: No such person exists. Barry J. Sanders does however.
Ahhh, yes...kinda like Jim L. Mora.  

Don't call me junior!!!!!biggrin
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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:58 AM

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I'll bet you a pie that, as between Young and Wright, Wright starts.  If Sanders starts, we each buy the other a Tonga juice.
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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:10 PM

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topcamera wrote: Taylor is a warrior and the team MVP. Gerhart was Superman and except for a couple idiots was the Heisman winner.

Darrin Nelson, Glyn Milburn and Bookman were homerun backs.

Next year Stanford has two, Young and Sanders, along with two slashers (Wilkerson, Seale) and a pounder (Wright). 

There will be no dropoff.
I think a lot of folks underestimate how good Anthony Wilkerson is/could be. He's a big back with good open field moves and very good speed. The guy was a touchdown machine in HS down here at Tustin High. All time leading rusher/scorer I believe in Orange County HS history.All the coaches say he's the type of back how gets better with more touches - and it showed a couple yrs ago in that game against ASU that Stanford barely pulled out. Unfortunately he's been banged up this yr and - of course - Stepfan is playing great and is a workhorse. All I'm saying is - don't discount Wilkerson being the top back next yr on the farm. Guy actually reminds me of a young OJ Simpson when he runs - a galloper - a big back with speed that will run by or over you. I do think he needs to work on getting his pad level low and driving his legs on runs up the middle. He's a bigger back than Taylor - more like Toby - but with better moves and perhaps better top end speed - though we all know that TG has/had more speed than most give him credit for.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 6:04 AM

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I certainly don't want to give the impression that he's not an excellent football player. He's a tough runner, and has been extremely productive. I definitely respect him as a player. I just was curious about why Shaw and company didn't feel the need to throw in the occasional change of pace to help the offense generate big plays, especially early in the season, when Nunes was struggling. Anyways, thanks for beating Oregon. Good luck the rest of the way.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 7:38 AM

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Wilkerson has underperformed. he will be used but the ole' leftie Randy is wrong. Young starts.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:16 AM

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Somebody once said, "it takes a town." Stanford's slow start gets to "it takes a QB." When you have the right players in place everything goes better. Altho Taylor will be missed, (as was Toby), the current stable of RB's bodes well for the future. Remember, Taylor gets the lions share of carries and has proven that he is the right choice. The figures speak for themselves. Taylor didn't get those careries when he played behind Toby. Every season, everybody moves up a notch.
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