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2010 TSUN News offseason (football)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by goblue15, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Can I get a 3-peat on the missed bowl season?
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Rivals $


    DT Terry Talbott will decide Tuesday whether to attend UM or UNC.

    His bro, CB Terrance Talbott, is a firm commitment to UM.

    Witty for Denard, Drake for Nelson, Murphy for Grimes, now Terrance for Terry? Lewan & Roh would be the only RR package deal still intact IIRC.
  3. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Without much doubt, they're gonna be a really good team offensively this year, especially if the QBs can turn it up a notch or two (or three). Along the same lines, their defense is going 180 degrees differently than the offense. I'm interested to see how many walk-ons they have play on D this year... (v-bet??)

    The skunkbears have Iowa, @PSU, Wiscy, and @OSU on the schedule... all of which play a dominating brand of D that can take whatever scUM's offense can throw at them. I give them 4 losses right there... even before the potential upsets and whatever bowl game they play in (and that's ASSUMING they get into a bowl game this year...).

    Best case scenario for them, they go 7-5 in 2010. 4 losses plus 1 other loss during the year (bowl game, UCONN, "Little Sister", @ND, @ Purdue, Illinois, Bowling Green... I guess you never know with scUM vs anybody early season in AA). Worst case, RR gets fired for not leading them to a bowl game... again. And NO one wants to see RR get fired now, do we?

    I'm pulling for 6-6 and a "Save The DickRod!" campaign.
  4. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    I agree with pretty much all of this.

    The offense should improve. Key word is SHOULD. The QB situation will be very interesting. Tater has the ability to be very good in that offense, but, I think the running game is going to struggle to find footing early. Vincent Smith is pegged as their guy going into the season, but he's tiny and is already hurt. Will he be able to hold up over the season? They'll miss having a bruiser like Minor, even if he was dinged up most of last year. If the running game does struggle, will Tater fall back into the gunslinger mentality he showed as a frosh? If so, he'll be prone to a lot of unforced errors again. If that happens, will DickRod feel pressure to turn it over to his star recruit Gardner? Gardner has a ton of raw talent, but his passing seemed to regress a bit during his senior season and most feel he'd benefit immensely from a RS season. If they have to turn to him, the horse may already be out of the barn.

    On defense, you gotta think overall they'll benefit from a year in Robinson's system. But, they lose far and away their best player in Graham. I don't see naybody that's going to be able to provide the pressure off the edge that he did. They have done a solid job bringing some talent into that secondary, but there's a ton of inexperience that they're gonna have to rely on. Linebacker is still a glaring weakness unless seniors like Mouton and Ezeh can take humungous steps forward.

    It's really hard to say where they'll be. All last spring we heard how DickRod's teams have taken huge leaps forward in his second year. That looked to be the case in September, but they were just worn down by the Big Ten schedule when they had to face physical teams. Was that the Big Ten successfully stifling his vaunted offense like a lot of people said would happen, or was it all the youth? I think it was a little of both. I still don't think they have the horses to get their offense to where it needs to be to make up for what may very well be another porous defensive unit. If I had to guess right now, I'd say they're a six win team.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    It has been far too long for anyone here to not have said:

  6. Their best defensive player is a true sophomore situational pass rusher. They actually improved their defense by having a starting CB get kicked off the team. They have walk ons starting on defense.

    Their offense had better score 50 points per game of they're in for another long year. I just don't see how they stop people from walking them up and down the field.
  7. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    I think you have to throw in one or two (or more) losses for tsun beyond the expected four or five due to turnovers as well
  8. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    RR's a regular Donald Trump.


    tmdawg1 is very impressed:

  9. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    They've been beating that fear drum for a long time. :lol:
  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Rashad Knight will sign a letter of intent with Rutgers - More Sports -
    Redhawk likes this.
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    So its my fear of all the speed RR is bringing in that makes me laugh when I see him referred to as a master at closing the deal?
  12. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    I'll disagree and say that Martin is their best defensive player, and just add to your point about the walkons--they aren't 5th year seniors, they are a freshman and a junior. Uggh!
  13. buxfan4life

    buxfan4life The future's so bright, I've gotta wear... shades.

    What? Really? And why oh why would anybody in D1A (or D1AA, for that matter) be scared of the roving midget circus that this hilljack has put together?

    Seriously, man, stop the meth.
  14. Redhawk

    Redhawk All-American - Setting the stage for Signing Day

  15. Redhawk

    Redhawk All-American

    TomVH: Terry Talbott Update | mgoblog


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